Arrest

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:02 PM, Dec 6, 2022

According to a press release from Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a true bill from Putnam County Criminal Court Grand Jury was issued on Dec. 5, 2022, for 28-year-old Justin Dixon. (A true bill …
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Faith

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:02 PM, Dec 6, 2022

Plainview Free Will Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to attend their Christmas singing, featuring The Agee Family, at 6 p.m., Dec. 17, 2022. The church is located just off Highway 30, at …
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Event

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:54 AM, Dec 6, 2022

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast 6-10 a.m., Dec. 10, 2022, at the fire hall, 124 Montgomery Rd., in Sparta. The meal will include country or city ham, bacon, sausage, and …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:31 AM, Dec 5, 2022

City of Sparta has received more than a half-million-dollars in grant money to improve its sewer system. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner …
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Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:07 AM, Dec 5, 2022

(Dec. 2, 2022) - The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the 2023-24 state’s fishing regulation at its final 2022 meeting held at the Ducks Unlimited headquarters which concluded …
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Health

Jennifer Tatum Cranford  4:03 AM, Dec 5, 2022

 I literally should be the last person writing about healthy skin this month because I am broken out head to toe in hives. Those of you that have seen me recently can vouch for this as I am …
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Faith

Caleb Andrews  4:00 AM, Dec 5, 2022

As Thanksgiving has once again come upon the calendar this year, this is a wonderful season to reflect on the things of life and how many blessings there are in our lives.  Having a family is a …
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Holly Jolly Christmas business feature

Rachel Auberger  10:45 AM, Dec 4, 2022

Christmas comes with lots of warm, fuzzy feelings and magical moments. But it’s no secret that it can also come with a lot of stress as Christmas shopping lists are often long and price tags …
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Sports

Jamie McCormack  5:47 PM, Dec 3, 2022

White County Warriorettes brought in a 3-0 record as they faced off against the Shelbyville Eaglettes, on Nov. 21, at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The game started off with sloppy play from both teams. The …
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Sports

Jamie McCormack  5:25 PM, Dec 3, 2022

The White County Warriors took the court to play the Shelbyville Eagles, on Nov. 21.  The Warriors took control of the game early and dominated the play on both ends of the court.  Japheth …
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Obituaries

5:18 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Laura Jeanine Horton, 61, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 23, 2022, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, after an extended illness. Jeanine was born Aug. 19, 1961, in McMinnville, to Charles Leonard …
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Obituaries

5:10 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Beverly Davis, 62, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 20, 2022, in Cookeville. She was born July 28, 1960, in Akron, Ohio, to Lacy and Ruth Davis. Beverly had many loves and interest. She loved …
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Obituaries

5:08 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Funeral service for Lori Ann Richardson-Seals, 46, of Sparta, was Nov. 18, 2022, at Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church, in Sparta. Pastor Maston Jackson officiated. Interment followed in Old …
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Obituaries

5:03 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Carl Samuel Wallace, 72, of Sparta, passed Nov. 28, 2022, at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga. Carl was born March 28, 1950, in Sparta, to Samuel Edwin Wallace and Mae Estress Stover …
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Obituaries

5:00 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Alfidene Pedigo Luna, 82, of the Cassville community in White County, passed away Nov. 23, 2022, at her residence. Alfidene was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Smithville, to Shelie Pedigo and Nannie Mae …
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Obituaries

4:57 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Carolyn N. Ward, age 68, of Cookeville, passed from this life, on Nov. 26, 2022. Carolyn was born April 26, 1954, in Sparta, to Beulah M. Anderson Randolph and William Anderson. Carolyn was a …
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Obituaries

4:53 PM, Dec 3, 2022

Helen Perry LaFever, 77, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2022, at Woodbury Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. LaFever was born Feb. 2, 1945, in Woodbury, to Johnny C. Perry and Ethel Bell …
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Sports

12:17 PM, Dec 3, 2022

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Event

11:32 AM, Dec 3, 2022

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Law enforcement

9:50 AM, Dec 2, 2022

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on December 4th  2022, through December 10th 2022 on US Highway 70 in White County. Impaired …
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Holidays

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:35 AM, Dec 2, 2022

The Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade returns to downtown, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. This year’s parade will feature float entries from across the region displaying their best …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:56 AM, Dec 2, 2022

(Dec. 1, 2022) -  At the December 2022 meeting, the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved the university’s nearly $200 million budget, as well as approval of the restructure of the …
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Emergency Services

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:50 AM, Dec 2, 2022

Approximately 30 Motlow State students participated in a simulated mass casualty exercise at the College's Sparta site on Nov. 30. The exercise simulated an emergency response to victims trapped and …
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Education

8:04 AM, Dec 2, 2022

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Opinion

1:35 PM, Dec 1, 2022

 As the title I chose for this column indicates, it is a Liberal Dose -specifically, a reaction to the events of the day (and from history) from a left-leaning perspective. As Will Rogers …
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Opinion

John Gottlied  1:20 PM, Dec 1, 2022

A father and son were talking while hunting. The son asked, “Dad, is it better to be right or to win the argument?” His father responded that it was better to be right. The son then …
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OBITUARIES
Donna Sue Kilgore Howard
Donna Sue Kilgore Howard, 77, of Quebeck, passed away at her home, on Nov. 18, 2022. Mrs. Howard was born July 30, 1945, to …
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Kevin Lynn Allison
Kevin Lynn Allison, 57, passed away Nov. 20, 2022. He was born July 8, 1965, in Sparta. He was preceded in death by his brother, …
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Tressia Lanay Luna
Tressia Lanay Luna, 65, of Smithville, passed away Nov. 17, 2022, at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville. Mrs. Luna was …
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Willard Brock
Willard Brock, 63, of Smithville, passed away Nov. 20, 2022, at the Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital emergency room. He was born April …
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Carlin Pitman
Carlin Pitman, 95, of Southgate, Michigan, and a native of White County, passed away Nov. 16, 2022. Mr. Pitman was born Aug. 22, …
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SPORTS
Warriors defeat a hot-shooting Meigs County team
The White County Warriors took the court to take on the Meigs County Tigers in the second game of the evening, on Nov. 15.  …
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Warriorettes get victory over Sevier County Bearettes
The White County Warriorettes welcomed in the Sevier County Bearettes for the first of two games for the Warriorettes, on Nov. 19. The …
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WCHS Warriorettes take home the win against Meigs County
The White County High School basketball teams had their first official games of the season on Nov. 15.  The Warriors and …
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Warriors defeat Wildcats in second game of the season
The White County Warriors took the court, on Nov. 19, for their second game of the season as they took on the Tullahoma Wildcats. Both …
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FAITH

Christmas Devotional Program

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints would like to invite everyone to their “Christmas Devotional Program,” at 6 p.m., Dec. 11. The church is at 325 W. Turntable Dr., in …

EDUCATION
Wyatt Donohoe has many options for his future
Sometimes a student makes an impact on a teacher and that teacher can look into the future and see the greatness that student can …
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TN Department of Education releases 2021-2022 report card
Tennessee Department of Education released the 2021-22 State Report Card this week, and White County was deemed an “advancing …
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WCMS Students of the Week
6th grade  Silas Rust. Silas is a polite and respectful young man. He is a hard-worker and always tries his best. We enjoy …
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WCMS Students of the Week
6th grade Olivia Revange. Olivia is a wonderful young lady! She always tries her best and is concerned about her …
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OPINION

Curmudgeons or guardians of society

 This article is being revised at 1:16 p.m., on Thursday the 17th, because I can’t let Troy Smith’s article today go completely unanswered. Let me accurately summarize his 650-word …