Budget committee approves donation to sheriff’s office

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:54 am

The White County Budget Committee, on Dec. 3, to discuss the county giving the White County Sheriff’s Office a donation in the amount of $3,863 toward the purchase of tourniquets.

These tourniquets will be carried by all deputies for use on the job should they come across someone who has been severely cut. A motion was made and approved to send the matter to full court.

Before the meeting was adjourned, White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson asked the committee when they planned to start the process of approving a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. White County Director of Finance Chad Marcum said the process of approving … Read More

Steering Committee A discusses tennis courts at high school

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:52 am

White County Steering Committee A discussed, on Dec. 3, what to do with the tennis courts located at the high school.

The committee concluded the courts have fallen in disrepair over time. To establish who will be responsible for investing in the upgrade, they must first decide who will own the courts from that point forward.

“It is my understanding that the property belongs to the White County Board of Education,” said Commissioner Cain Rogers. “I would like to see us move towards a long-term solution that satisfies all parties, and I think that is why we are going to bring that back up.”

Director of Schools Kurt … Read More

“Storybook Christmas Parade” Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m.

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:47 am

The 73rd Annual Sparta Rotary Christmas Parade will embark at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, from the White County High School. Grand Marshal Bill West will lead the parade down Allen Drive to Polk Street to Hampton Drive and then down Bockman Way to the White County Courthouse. The parade will also feature the Sparta Rotarian of the Year, Dr. Charles Mitchell.

Many organizations are putting the final touches on their floats and cars to have them ready for their moment in the spotlight. The final entry in the parade will be Santa himself, hauled with care by Sparta Fire Department. At the end of the parade, Santa … Read More

White County Solid Waste Committee discusses status of Van Buren County energy company

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:45 am

Solid Waste Committee with speaker Chuck Burgess (standing) and attorney Kelly Tollett (sitting in red sweater) (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson explained to the Solid Waste Committee, on Dec. 3, that the cell being used for waste at the White County Landfill is almost full and the committee should be preparing to do what it takes to get a permit to open another cell.

However, Robinson also reminded the committee about the project that is in the works in Van Buren County, Just Be Green Energy LLC, and how they will eventually have to make a decision as to whether they will build a new cell or become a transfer facility, meaning the county will transfer its waste to another county for disposal.… Read More

Three veterans remember Pearl Harbor and World War II

Posted by | December 6, 2018 8:40 am

These three men fought for their country in World War II and lived through battles that many did not survive. They share some of their memories, specifically about the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. L-R: Earl Rigsby, Dr. Charles Mitchell, Lewis Ross.

Almost anyone who was alive at the time can remember where he or she was Dec. 7, 1941. That was the day Japan attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Families all across the United States gathered around their radios the next day to listen to the speech given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Lewis Ross, 97, was one of those people who found … Read More

Coat and toy giveaway

Posted by | December 5, 2018 10:00 am

Sunday, Dec. 16

Who: Doyle United Methodist Church

What: Third annual coat and toy giveaway

When: 2-5 p.m.

Where: Church

Christmas program

Posted by | December 5, 2018 9:58 am

Sunday, Dec. 16

Who: Bethel Free Will Baptist church

What: Christmas program

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Church, 1320 Browntown Rd.

Contact: (931) 738-8697


Cherry Creek breakfast

Posted by | December 5, 2018 9:57 am

Saturday, Dec. 8

Who: Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (country ham, city ham, sausage, bacon, biscuits, hash browns, gravy, eggs cooked to order, pancakes on request, orange juice, milk, coffee)

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: Fire hall, 124 Montgomery Rd.

William Arnold “Chuck” Randolph

Posted by | December 5, 2018 8:54 am

William ‘Chuck’ Randolph, 66, of Polk City, Florida, passed away Dec. 2, 2018.

Mr. Randolph was born Feb. 26, 1952, in Sparta, to William Herbert Randolph Jr. and Laura Ellen Hutson Randolph

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald Keith Randolph.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Donna Randolph, of Polk City, Florida; three sons, James Arnold Randolph, of Sparta, William Christopher Randolph, of Sparta, William Matthew (Julie) Randolph, of Sparta; one daughter, Debbie Elaine (Steve) Moggo, of Cookeville; three stepsons, Timmy Feichtel, of Auburndale, Florida, Tommy Feichtel, of Auburndale, Florida, Tony Feichtel, of Auburndale Florida; one stepdaughter, Lacie Duncan, of Tampa, … Read More

Warriors come from behind to pick up their 7th win

Posted by | December 4, 2018 9:00 pm

The Warriors had to come from behind tonight tonight to pick up their seventh win of the season. The Warriors would outscore Tullahoma 13-0 over the final 5:40 to pick up the 58-46 win. Grant Slatten led the Warriors with 23 points.

Warriorettes pick up their 8th win of the year

Posted by | December 4, 2018 7:29 pm

The Warriorettes move to 8-0 on the season with a 62-45 win over the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats. The Warriorettes were led by Mia Murray who finished with 17 points.

The Warriorettes will take the rest of the week off, but will be back in action on Tuesday, December 11th, when they travel to Red Bank High School.

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