Obituaries

1:55 PM, Dec 6, 2021

Billie Sue Jones, 86, of McMinnville, passed away Dec. 5, 2021, at NHC Healthcare. Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 5, 1935, in DeKalb County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Gath Baptist …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  1:43 PM, Dec 6, 2021

(Dec. 6, 2021) - The swimming pool at Cumberland Mountain State Park will reopen, although the exact date is yet to be determined. Tennessee State Parks the last two years closed all 16 of its …
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Event

1:31 PM, Dec 6, 2021

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:34 AM, Dec 6, 2021

(Dec. 6, 2021) - The swimming pool at Fall Creek Falls State Park will reopen, although the exact date is yet to be determined. Tennessee State Parks the last two years closed all 16 of its …
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Holidays

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:04 AM, Dec 6, 2021

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Obituaries

9:51 AM, Dec 6, 2021

Georgia Christine Rollins, 86, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 3, 2021, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Rollins was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Rickman, to Herthel and Gladys …
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Letter

7:49 AM, Dec 6, 2021

To the community of White County:    On April 3, 2000, our lives were forever changed, however, it was not until Dec. 1, 2021 that we could begin to know the depth of the change we …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:30 AM, Dec 6, 2021

Strong storms are predicted to hit White County during arrival this morning. Drivers are encouraged to use discretion when delivering children to school. Buses will run on time, and schools will have …
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Community

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:10 PM, Dec 5, 2021

What a show of support from our communitythe! We are more than half way done with our quilts! Thanks to everyone who came out to help spread kindness and warmth throughout the community one block at …
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Holidays

11:06 AM, Dec 5, 2021

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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:00 AM, Dec 5, 2021

In the spirit of the season, the TNStars College Savings 529 Program is again giving one Tennessee child a $5,000 scholarship awarded into a TNStars account. For the third consecutive year, …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:23 AM, Dec 5, 2021

(Dec. 2, 202) – Tennessee Tech announced it is creating a new degree that will provide students with a strong foundation in technical computing skills along with knowledge in varying majors …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:45 PM, Dec 4, 2021

(Dec. 2, 2021) - The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First …
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Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:04 PM, Dec 4, 2021

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has begun its 2021-22 winter trout stocking schedule. TWRA plans to release approximately 75,000 rainbow trout into Tennessee waters through March. The …
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Memories

Rachel Auberger  4:52 PM, Dec 3, 2021

 1971 Five White County men were arrested in Cumberland County on charges of circulating counterfeit bills in the Crossville area. Part of Fancher Drive at Johnson Street collapsed …
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Faith

Steve Playl  3:02 PM, Dec 3, 2021

Thanksgiving Day is over, but there is still so much for which to be thankful. For example, the weekend before Thanksgiving Day. Sammie and I, along with their other grandparents and Aunt Stacia, …
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Faith

Steve Qualls  2:16 PM, Dec 3, 2021

 It’s officially Christmas season. We have shifted our thinking from turkey and dressing to gifts, trees, Santa and eggnog. Now we just have to find a place to fit Jesus in. After all it …
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Health

Jennifer Tatum-Cranford  2:16 PM, Dec 3, 2021

 Pancreatic cancer is not a common cancer with an average lifetime risk of just 1 in 64, however, it is a cancer with a relatively low survival rate compared to other cancers. Part of the reason …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  1:42 PM, Dec 3, 2021

 Last week, we talked about the Reconstruction Amendments. Now we’re going to look at how they affected the voting rights of African-Americans. The 13th Amendment, ratified on Dec. 6, 1865 …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  1:00 PM, Dec 3, 2021

 Joe Biden and the Socialist/Marxist Democrat Party (SMDP) continue with their demented effort to destroy our Constitution-based Federal Republic and ultimately replace it with the most failed …
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OBITUARIES
Reada Elizabeth Wheeler
Reada Elizabeth Wheeler, 72, of Spencer, passed from this life Nov. 30, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Reada was born …
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Shirley Audene Pierce
Shirley Audene Pierce, 89, of Sparta, formerly of Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, passed away Nov. 29, 2021, at Cookeville Regional …
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Opal Virginia Huddleston Haston
Opal Virginia Huddleston Haston, 99, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 1, 2021, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Mrs. Haston was born April …
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Sam Leonard Tindle
Sam Leonard Tindle, better known as John, 73 of Sparta, passed away Dec. 1, 2021 at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta. Mr. …
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Gary Wayne Brown
Gary Brown left his pain behind, on Nov. 25, 2021. He was 72 years old. He was born and raised in White County. Gary was the son of …
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SPORTS
Addison Abell signs with Union University to play softball
The recent holiday gave the Abell family an extra item to add to their list of things to be thankful for as, just before White County …
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WCMS Varsity and Junior Varsity teams take on Prescott
The gym at White County Middle School began to fill up early, on Nov. 29, 2021. Whenever a team from Cookeville comes to Sparta, there …
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TTU raises $105,000 for Football Operations Center
Tennessee Tech celebrated its most successful Giving Tuesday ever by raising $105,252 for its Football Operations Center in just 24 …
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FAITH

History of voting, Part III: Women’s Suffrage

We’ve been talking about voting rights the last couple of weeks and have mostly focused on how class and race determined which men could vote. Now we’ll turn our attention to the other …

EDUCATION
Northfield Elementary honor roll - 1st quarter
 3rd Grade All A’s: Blake Mether, Harper Jackson All A’s & B’s: Charles Armstrong, Dominic Davis, …
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School board agrees to help fund band trip to Outback Bowl
White County High School band director Roger Mills and the Band Booster Club recently addressed the school board about funding …
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BonDeCroft Student Spotlight
 During the November meeting of the White County School Board, principal Sara Cope, of BonDeCroft Elementary School, presented …
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Comptroller’s Office releases online K-12 dashboard
The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has created an interactive …
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TN Promise needs 2,100 volunteer mentors by Dec. 3
With only four days remaining until the application deadline, tnAchieves still needs 2,100 volunteer mentors across the …
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OPINION

The history of voting in America-Part II

Last week we discussed how, in the early days of the country, there were many restrictions on voting. Not only could women, slaves, and Native Americans not vote, but even among white men, only those …