Breaking News: White Co./ Cookeville Game moved up 24 hrs.

Posted by | January 11, 2018 1:52 pm

Due to the impending inclement weather forecast for not only the Upper Cumberland, but also most of the state of Tennessee, administrators have decided to move up the District 6AAA encounter between White County High School and Cookeville. The game, originally set to be played Friday night, will now be played Thursday (tonight), at Roy Sewell Gymnasium, in hopes of beating Mother Nature to the punch and getting the game played before the bad weather hits the area. The girls’ game will still tip off at 6 p.m., with the Warriors to follow.


Body of missing boater is found at Center Hill

Posted by | January 11, 2018 12:54 pm

Updated @ 12:49 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 11

TWRA officers recovered the body of 66-year-old, Scott Northrup from Putnam County, on Center Hill Lake, around 11:30 a.m. The body was recovered using a remote operated vehicle in about 33 feet of water in the Florida Branch section of the lake. This location was less than 150 yards away from where Northrup’s boat was recovered. Northrup’s body was taken to the DeKalb County Coroner’s office. Northrup was not wearing a personal flotation device. Search crews included TWRA officers, the DeKalb County Sheriff Department and DeKalb County Search and Rescue.

Northrup was reported missing around 5:30 p.m., Jan. 10. Northrup did … Read More


TN guardsmen in World War I

Posted by | January 11, 2018 12:41 pm

In this issue of the Volunteer State Guard Magazine, they research the Tennessee National Guardsmen who earned the Medal of Honor in World War I. Also in this issue, the Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy, the Tennessee National Guard’s new youth program, graduates its first class. Read it by clicking here.

TDOT ready for winter weather

Posted by | January 11, 2018 12:32 pm

NASHVILLE, Thursday, Jan. 11 – The Tennessee Department of Transportation can assure motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. In preparation for the winter season, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine tru

“We begin our winter preparations months in advance,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Our salt bins and our brine are fully stocked, and our employees are ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather. Clearing our roadways as soon as we can is vital to keeping motorists safe and traffic moving in Tennessee.”

TDOT’s statewide 2017/2018 winter weather … Read More


Goodwill hosting job fair

Posted by | January 11, 2018 10:35 am

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, Jan. 16, for six employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in Putnam and White counties.

Employers include TLD Logistics, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, Signature Healthcare of Putman County, SunCrest Private Care, Metro Industrial and WISE Staffing. Openings include correction officer, caregiver, dietary, laundry, housekeeping, certified nursing assistant, assembly, packaging, furniture delivery, home restoration and other positions. Rates of pay reach $15 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 … Read More



2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Program in Sparta

Posted by | January 11, 2018 10:17 am

For several years, Herman Hill, a prominent and devoted resident of Sparta, organized and sponsored the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program. This has been a great tradition for the community, which continues to encourage a spirit of unity and support among all of the residents of Sparta and the surrounding area.

Mr. Hill passed away in October 2017, and some members of the community are continuing this tradition by planning the activities for the 2018 MLK holiday. These activities are centered on the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday national holiday (Jan. 15). Participants will be honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy and building upon his … Read More


Register by Jan. 19 for Cane Creek Gym winter basketball league

Posted by | January 11, 2018 10:11 am

Cookeville Leisure Services is offering a winter five-on-five men’s basketball league at the Cane Creek Gymnasium.

The league includes seven regular season games and a single elimination tournament. Games will be played on Tuesdays, Jan. 30-March 27, at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Up to eight teams may participate, and players must be at least 18 years old. The cost is $225 per team.

Teams must register in person at the Cane Creek Gymnasium, 180 C.C. Camp Road, by Jan. 19. For more information, call the Cane Creek Gymnasium at (931) 526-9767.


5 additional TN district attorneys file suit against opioid producers

Posted by | January 11, 2018 9:56 am

14 district attorneys general representing 47 counties now involved in fight against fraudulent marketing, criminal pill mills

The district attorneys general of Tennessee’s 13th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, and 31stt Judicial Districts have jointly filed a lawsuit against prescription opioid producer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Filed Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cumberland County Circuit Court in Crossville, the lawsuit also includes additional defendants Montclair Health & Wellness LLC (doing business as Special Associates); North Alabama Pain Services, LLC; Mark Murphy, medical director of both pain … Read More


Kevin Spencer in concert

Posted by | January 11, 2018 9:41 am

Photo courtesy of kevinspencermusic.com

Kevin Spencer will be at Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church, at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14. Every one welcome to attend this Southern Gospel concert.


MLK King of the Court tips off Saturday at UTC

Posted by | January 11, 2018 8:43 am

The Second Annual Waffle House MLK King of the Court presented by CABC will be held on Saturday. This event features eight teams with four games.

The event will be held at Maclellan Gym on the campus of UTC. It was created to help grow the excitement and exposure of basketball in the greater Chattanooga area.

The Van Buren County Eagles and Eaglettes will play in the event for the second straight year. The Eaglettes will get the event started at 3 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. CT against Girls Preparatory School. The Eaglettes and GPS have already faced off once this year, with the Eaglettes picking up a … Read More


6th grade teams begin play Jan. 20 in James C. Haile State Tournament

Posted by | January 11, 2018 8:40 am

While there is not one lone state champion named in middle school basketball in the state of Tennessee, there is one invitational tournament that has been naming a season-ending winner for the last 39 years, and three White County Middle School teams will be competing in it this year.

The James C. Haile State Invitational Tournament, hosted by   Middle Tennessee Christian School, in Murfreesboro, is the oldest continuous state junior high tournament, in Tennessee. The event is named in honor of a White County native who helped establish the tournament and coached at Central Middle School, in Murfreesboro.

The WCMS 6th grade Warriorettes will get their tournament started, … Read More


Warriors unable to hold on late in last two outings

Posted by | January 11, 2018 8:37 am

David Kinser goes up for a layup in between two Cumberland County defenders in Tuesday night’s game. Kinser finished the night with 7 points.

Micah Webster takes a shot from the top of the key in Tuesday night’s game against Cumberland County. Webster finished with 13 points.

The White County High School Warriors have been unable to hold onto a lead in the fourth quarter their last two outings. Some of that, though, has to do with the Warriors losing their leading scorer. On Friday night, Grant Slatten was injured in the fourth quarter against DeKalb County. Slatten will require surgery and is looking to be out for … Read More


Warriorettes split their final two games before District 6AAA play

Posted by | January 11, 2018 8:30 am


TN Department of Health says it’s not too late to get a flu shot

Posted by | January 11, 2018 6:51 am

With students going back to school and parents returning to work after their holiday break, it is important to take precautions to keep everyone healthy, according to Tennessee Department of Health and Van Buren County Health Department.

“We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness throughout the winter months when the risk for influenza is typically the greatest,” stated Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner. “The influenza vaccine is still proven to be the best protection we have against the flu, and I urge everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot now.”

Tennessee typically sees the highest number of seasonal … Read More


Van Buren County Sheriff Department joins SAFE campaign

Posted by | January 11, 2018 6:49 am

Van Buren County Sheriff Department recently announced that they would be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for its fifth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone campaign.

The SAFE campaign is a statewide initiative that is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events, and checkpoints throughout communities across Tennessee, including Spencer. The seatbelt campaign will officially begin on Feb. 1, 2018, and will continue until Aug. 1, 2018.

With the rapid changing weather conditions this time of year, the sheriff department states it is very important to use all safety precautions available to travelers. During a … Read More


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