News

Kim Swindell Wood  10:15 AM, Sep 30, 2020

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed a review of elder financial exploitation in Tennessee. Elder financial exploitation is the wrongful or unauthorized use of the assets, funds, or …
Read more.

Obituaries

10:08 AM, Sep 30, 2020

John Wayne Kirby, to some known as “Poppa John” and to trucker friends as “Sundown,” passed from this world into his heavenly home the morning of Sept. 28, 2020. Mr. Kirby …
Read more.

Opinion

Donald Holman  1:45 PM, Sep 29, 2020

Buckle up friends we are going to run full speed through upcoming/ongoing topics and get prepared for the weeks ahead! So glad to have you along! One might think of these various topics as pieces …
Read more.

Faith

Royce Farris  1:42 PM, Sep 29, 2020

 The word holy is in the Bible 578 times. If things and people are holy, then they can be identified in and by the holy word of God. All humans are commanded to be holy as God is holy. I Peter …
Read more.

Faith

Steve Qualls  1:40 PM, Sep 29, 2020

There’s an old familiar saying that nothing is certain except for death and taxes. Well one more certainty in this current life is its great uncertainty. We thought certain the year of 2020 …
Read more.

Community

Rachel Auberger  1:37 PM, Sep 29, 2020

 Recently, Kyle Frazier, owner of Tree Works, was caught with his crew and trucks on private property, in the Hickory Valley area, on a mission to help his community without recognition. …
Read more.

News

Rachel Auberger  1:32 PM, Sep 29, 2020

Aaron Tippin may be known for his music career, but his real passion is aviation, and he, along with his family, has opened the all-new Tennessee Flying Machines hangar at Upper Cumberland Regional …
Read more.

Sports

Jerry Lowery  12:55 PM, Sep 29, 2020

On Sept. 25, the White County Warriors soundly defeated the visiting York Dragons by a score of 54-13.  The Warrior defense shined all night by stopping a Dragon offense that came into the game …
Read more.

Obituaries

10:22 AM, Sep 29, 2020

Thomas Lewis "Boss Hogg" Clark, 54, passed from this life, on Sept.23, 2020. Mr. Clark was born Aug. 17, 1966, in Cookeville. He was the son of Fred Clark and Carolyn Johnson Clark …
Read more.

Obituaries

10:19 AM, Sep 29, 2020

Fred Gaines Graham, 73, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family, on Sept 27, 2020. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Phyllis Graham; their sons, Scott Graham (Rhonda), Jeff …
Read more.

Obituaries

10:15 AM, Sep 29, 2020

Loraine Reagan, 90 of Tullahoma, passed from this life, on Sept. 26, 2020, at her home, from an extended illness. A native of Doyle, she had lived in Tullahoma since 1955. Born March 24, 1930, in …
Read more.

Obituaries

10:14 AM, Sep 29, 2020

Kathleen Schroader Pierce, 91, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 26, 2020, in Sparta. Mrs. Pierce was born on Jan. 2, 1929, in Chicago Heights, Illinois, to Owen Lee Schroader and Amanda E. Peach …
Read more.

Obituaries

10:11 AM, Sep 29, 2020

Frances Winnifred Phifer Dodson, 74, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 26, 2020, in Nashville. Mrs. Dodson was born Jan. 6, 1946, in Helena, Arkansas, to Carl and Frances Phifer. She enjoyed …
Read more.

News

Kim Swindell Wood  8:59 AM, Sep 29, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (TDOSHS) Driver Services Division recently announced new services now available at all self-service kiosks placed across Tennessee. …
Read more.

Business

Kim Swindell Wood  8:54 AM, Sep 29, 2020

 Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently announced an extension for eligible small businesses to certify for the Tennessee Business Relief Program (TBRP). “We want to ensure this relief …
Read more.

Agritourism

Kim Swindell Wood  8:52 AM, Sep 29, 2020

 Are you looking for a way to get outside and enjoy fall fun with family and friends? A trip to a Tennessee farm this season will bring …
Read more.

Contest

8:09 AM, Sep 29, 2020

All residents of Sparta-White County as well as businesses, industries, offices, and governmental entities, are invited to participate in the outdoor Fall-O-Ween Decorating Contest sponsored by The …
Read more.

Outdoors

Kim Swindell Wood  8:04 AM, Sep 29, 2020

(September 25, 2020)  - The overall statewide harvest during the three-day August deer increased by 29 percent as compared to last year. The report was made during the September meeting of the …
Read more.

News

10:43 AM, Sep 28, 2020

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave. in Cookeville will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, for seven employers seeking to fill more than 50 positions in …
Read more.

News

10:39 AM, Sep 28, 2020

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (September 28, 2020) — Blood Assurance is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood this week to help patients in Cookeville area hospitals. Blood …
Read more.

News

Kim Swindell Wood  7:49 AM, Sep 28, 2020

The Reemploy Tennessee initiative began Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reminds unemployment claimants that is the day the work search requirement …
Read more.
OBITUARIES
Judith Allyn Donaldson-Gutierrez
Judith Allyn Donaldson-Gutierrez, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 23, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Donaldson-Gutierrez was born on May …
Read More
Paul Wayne Gregory
Paul Wayne Gregory, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2020, in Sparta. Mr. Gregory was born May 15, 1945, in Baltimore, …
Read More
Virginia Leigh Sinclair
A memorial service for Virginia Leigh Sinclair, 74, of Sparta, was 4 p.m., Sept. 26, 2020, at Christpoint Church, in Smithville. …
Read More
Bob Morris
Bob Morris, 93, a resident of Sparta, passed away Sept. 22, 2020, at Erlanger Baroness Hospital. Mr. Morris was born May 21, 1927, …
Read More
Leavy Thomas Ward
  Leavy Thomas Ward, 80, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 23, 2020, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.  Mr. …
Read More
SPORTS
Fishing Club participates in first club tournament of season
White County Jr. High and High School Fishing Club participated in the first club tournament of the season, on Sept. 19, at …
Read More
WCMS Warriors fall to Coffee County
On Sept. 22, the White County Middle School Warriors traveled to Manchester to take on the Red Raiders in a big conference …
Read More
2020 WCMS Homecoming Court
White County Middle School’s homecoming will be Sept. 29, 2020. The eighth grade football players and cheerleaders will …
Read More
Warriors cannot stop the Walker Valley Mustangs
The Warriors traveled to Walker Valley, on Sept. 18, and took on the Walker Valley Mustangs.  The Mustangs started early and …
Read More
FAITH

The pitfalls of hungry shopping

My darling Ashley and I have been married 16  years! I survey all the success God has given us raising four wonderful kids and enjoying wedded bliss.  I’m now reaching the age where …

EDUCATION
IDEAL Program gives students extra support
 At the beginning of the 2019/2020 school year, White County launched a new program designed to provide support to young students …
Read More
Ayrianna Webb presented as spotlight student
 At the recent White County School Board Meeting, Woodland Park Elementary announced their spotlight student as fifth grader …
Read More
White County Board of Education special called meeting set for Oct. 1
White County Board of Education Special-Called School Board Meeting Date: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 Location: White County …
Read More
Motlow State joins MTSU and Columbia State in $300K grant
 (Sept. 21, 2020) – Attracting future students to agriculture and MTSU's Fermentation Science program — that's the …
Read More
TDEC offers teachers toolkits for Earth Science Week
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute, will …
Read More
OPINION

I love America too much to stay silent

When I got out of bed the morning of May 31, 2020, after a sleepless night, I knew I had to do something. I didn’t know what or what I would say. I saw the protests and the riots. I had …

SPECIAL SECTIONS
Living 50 Plus
Read about one of White County's most active couples and how they still remain a vital part of the community after retirement. Click …
Read More