News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:33 AM, Sep 18, 2021

(Sept. 17, 2021) -  On Sept. 17, State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) sent a letter to Lt. Governor Randy McNally requesting a special session take place of the Tennessee General Assembly. In …
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Sports

Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information  6:19 AM, Sep 18, 2021

The Tennessee Tech men's and women's cross country teams wrapped up action at the Commodore Classic Friday morning, completing the second event of the season for both programs. The Golden Eagle …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:46 PM, Sep 17, 2021

Tennessee Tech graduates have the highest early career pay of any public university in Tennessee, the best return on their higher ed investment, and the lowest amount of student debt, according to …
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Tourism

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:42 PM, Sep 17, 2021

With autumn days quickly approaching, fall is the idyllic time to celebrate the most brilliant hues and outdoor beauty Tennessee has to offer. Pile on the fall fun and experience the Volunteer …
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Health

Beth Kirby  12:39 PM, Sep 17, 2021

Hello again everyone! It’s Beth, one of your Pharmacy Chicks. When we hear the words epidemic or pandemic, we think of viral or bacterial diseases that infect high numbers of our population, …
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Life

Rachel Auberger  12:36 PM, Sep 17, 2021

Local personality Torry Martin is challenging members of the White County community to get up, get active, and spread kindness this fall. Martin, who says he’s a diabetic who loves food …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  8:31 AM, Sep 17, 2021

As part of their commitment to the safety and well-being of students, White County High School hosted the Arrive Alive Tour, on Aug 17 and 18, so that students could participate in simulated driving …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:25 AM, Sep 17, 2021

A collision between a Black Camry and a White County school bus was reported at approximately 4:15 p.m., Sept. 16, 2021, on West Bockman Way, near McBride Auto sales. No further details are …
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Sports

Rachel Auberger  8:05 AM, Sep 17, 2021

On Sept. 9, 2021, a small portion of White County High School’s Cross Country Team attended The Meet in the Middle at the Webb School, in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, but all three represented the …
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Sports

Jerry Lowery  7:58 AM, Sep 17, 2021

 On Sept. 10, 2021, the White County High School Warriors took the field against the Cookeville Cavaliers.  The Warriors did not back away from the Cavaliers as White County soundly …
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Agriculture

Daniel D. Austin, FFA Reporter  7:45 AM, Sep 17, 2021

On Sept. 11, 2021, the White County FFA Chapter hosted a breakfast and auction at their barn on the campus of White County High School. Early Saturday morning, members and volunteers showed up to the …
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Agriculture

Scott Swoape, UT Extension  7:36 AM, Sep 17, 2021

While out in the woods this past weekend, I discovered that there seems to be a lot of acorns this year.  This is always a good sign for deer hunters but not such a good thing for beef cattle …
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Faith

Steve Qualls  7:34 AM, Sep 17, 2021

The definition for the word arrogance is in a sense the “confidence in one’s own abilities.” We are built for a spirit of humility, and, when we clothe ourselves in our own …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  7:24 AM, Sep 17, 2021

Let’s resume our discussion of organized labor and coal mines, which we will conclude next week. Although booming at the turn of the century, within a decade the Bon Air Coal and Iron …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  7:11 AM, Sep 17, 2021

 White County Middle School recently presented several students to the White County Board of Education to spotlight the work those students are doing, not only in the classroom but throughout …
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News

Kim Swindell Wood  7:08 AM, Sep 17, 2021

 The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and residents a better understanding of how county commission districts must …
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News

Kim Swindell Wood  7:06 AM, Sep 17, 2021

 White and Van Buren counties are still seeing growth in sales tax collections are revealed in the Sept. 14 press release from Tennessee Department of Revenue. According to the press release, …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:04 AM, Sep 17, 2021

Each year, on Sept. 11, communities across the globe pause to remember one of the most horrific days in American history. But they not only remember that a group of people dared to attack the …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:49 AM, Sep 17, 2021

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SR-28 (US-127) bridge construction and paving from north of I-40 (LM 17.8) to near Potato Farm Road (LM 22.7): Construction signs have been installed with erosion control and …
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Event

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OBITUARIES
Carrie LeAnne Taylor
Carrie LeAnne Taylor, 28, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 10, 2021, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1992, in Canyon City, …
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Leslie “Pistol” Taylor
Leslie “Pistol” Taylor, 68, went home to be with the Lord, on Sept.7, 2021, while at Saint Thomas Mid Town Medical …
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Virginia “Ginny” Geraty Evans
Virginia “Ginny” Geraty Evans went to join her Heavenly Father, on Sept. 10, 2021. She was 82 years old.  Ginny …
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Helen Bohannon Flatt
Helen Bohannon Flatt, 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2021, at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in …
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Janis Lynn Mason
Janis Lynn Mason, 79, a Quebeck resident and Warren County native, was born Dec. 9, 1941 and died Sept. 8, 2021, at Saint Thomas …
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SPORTS
WCMS Warriors defeat Prescott South Middle
On Sept. 9, two middle schools from Sparta and Cookeville squared off the night before the high schools would meet on the same field. …
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Furman powers past Golden Eagles in home opener
Going into the 2021 campaign, the Tennessee Tech football team knew it was going to be in for a challenge, especially in this …
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Cross-country Meet in the Middle Invitational 2021
It was a good day to be a Warrior. The “Meet in the Middle Invitational 2021” cross country event, at Webb High School, in …
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White County Middle School homecoming set for Sept. 21
White County Middle School will host its football homecoming game at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 21, WCMS vs. Algood. The eighth grade …
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Warriors fall in region opener to Station Camp
 The Warriors entered region play for the first time against the Station Camp Bisons.  Being back in a region allows the …
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FAITH

Power of a tender heart

“NELLY! Dooooon’t liiick my legs!!! I just put on lotion!” After showering, our daughter Stacia had applied a generous sloshing of cream to her legs. Sauntering out of the …

EDUCATION
8,000 mentors needed in three months for tnAchieves
With just three months until the Dec. 3, 2021 application deadline, tnAchieves still needs more than 8,000 volunteer mentors to meet …
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Tennessee State Library & Archives offers tours Sept. 11
The popular Second Saturday tours of the new Tennessee State Library & Archives on the northeast corner of the Bicentennial …
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Family Weekend is Sept. 10-12 at Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech University will welcome Golden Eagle families to Cookeville for Family Weekend September 10-12. A full schedule of …
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Dual enrollment grant deadline is Sept. 15
(Sept. 8, 2021) - Motlow State Community College has more high school Dual Enrollment students than any college in Tennessee. We …
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Donations to White County Library, May-August 2021
Books in Memory: Ray Anderson, Three Wise Men, given by WCHS Class of 1962 Ray Anderson, High Country Noir #3, given by …
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OPINION

Labor history in White County - Part II

 Last week, in honor of Labor Day, I started a series on labor history of White County, which is mostly going to focus on the coal mining industry. The Bon Air Coal Company was a booming …