Correction officer arrested June 6 for domestic assault

Posted by | June 10, 2019 9:01 am

Christopher Allen Frazier

An employee with White County Sheriff’s Office has been fired after he was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

Christopher Allen Frazier, 21, who had reportedly been employed as a correction officer at the White County Justice Center, was arrested last week after a warrant was obtained by Detective Richard Lynch.

Lynch reportedly received information, on June 5, from a “third party” that a domestic incident had occurred on June 4, 2019, between Frazier and his girlfriend. The girlfriend had reportedly taken Frazier’s phone.

According to the affidavit of complaint, “during the struggle, Mr. Frazier had forced [his girlfriend] onto the couch, holding her down … Read More


Doug Goff named new police chief

Posted by | June 10, 2019 8:56 am

By Rachel Auberger

Doug Goff, who has 21 years of experience with law enforcement in White County, will assume the title and duties of chief of police for the City of Sparta, on Sept. 1.

Goff said he talked with his family and prayed hard before he applied for the position. He hopes to maintain the high level of integrity that already exists within the department, as well as within the community, when he begins his tenure as chief.

“Based on the level of confidence the city aldermen had in me when they chose me for this position, I will make the best decisions I can for this … Read More



World War II flag donated to White County Veteran’s Museum

Posted by | June 10, 2019 8:53 am

Ceicel Bradley, who died during World War II while serving his country, is shown in this old photograph with his parents. Bradley’s name is among several listed on the back of a Victory Flag that was recently found. Regina Wilhite, who found the flag stored in her parents’ home, visited Martha Lee, a family friend, to share the news about the discovery of the flag. When Lee was told about Bradley’s name being on the list, Lee quickly produced the photograph, telling Wilhite that Bradley was related to her late husband.

A lone gold star on the Victory Flag represents the loss of a family member during war time. Ceicel Bradley’s gold star was laid on top of the original blue star, which is seen in the bottom of the v-shape.

By Rachel Auberger

Regina Wilhite found a historic treasure when cleaning out the rooms at her parent’s home. A flag from World War II that had once hung in a community church was among the antiques, family photos, and other memorabilia.

“This flag originally hung in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, but we are pretty sure it was representative of the whole community, not just the one … Read More


Harold “Hut” E. Hutchings

Posted by | June 8, 2019 9:06 am

Harold E. “Hut” Hutchings, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 4, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hutchings was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Sparta, to Malcolm Hutchings and Nancy Steele Hutchings.

He was a shipping manager at local manufacturing plants.  Mr. Hutchings was also a member of Bon Air Methodist Church and an avid fan of University of Tennessee sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Othena Kinnard and Marvine Stanley.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty Day and husband Dean, of Cookeville, Lori Livesay and husband Buddy, of Sparta; granddaughter, Kayla Mitchell and husband Chuck, of Livingston; two great-grandsons, Cade Mitchell, … Read More


Henrietta Tollison Monnier

Posted by | June 8, 2019 8:58 am

Henrietta Tollison Monnier, 90, passed away June 4, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

Mrs. Monnier was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to Arthur Mehay and Louise Langur Mehay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Monnier, who had resided in Crossville; one son, Frank “Eddie” Davidson, who had resided in Sparta; two brothers, Art Mehay, Jewell Mehay, both who had resided in Michigan; and three sisters, Mary Duckett, Alberta Prebee, and Hellen Mehay, all who had resided in Michigan.

She is survived by three sons, Randy (Janet) Tollison, of Sparta, Rick Tollison, of Sparta, Pleas “Buck” Tollison, of Cookeville; one brother, … Read More




Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoint – Van Buren

Posted by | June 7, 2019 1:03 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on June 23rd, 2019 through June 29th, 2019 on State Route 111, in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will tar-get those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Seven employers to participate in June 11 job fair in Cookeville

Posted by | June 7, 2019 1:01 pm

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville, will host a job fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, for seven employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in White, Putnam and surrounding counties.

Employers include Perdue Farms, ABM, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, WISE Staffing, Senior Solutions Home Care, UCHRA (STAR Program) and Goodwill. Openings include retail associate (cash-ier), processor, production worker, correction officer, caregiver, janitor, housekeeping, packer and loader and other positions. Rates of pay reach $12 per hour

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to … Read More


St. Andrew yard sale

Posted by | June 7, 2019 8:40 am

Friday, June 14

Who: St. Andrew Catholic Church

What: Annual yard sale

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: 829 Valley View Dr., in Sparta


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