Law enforcement

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:42 AM, Jan 22, 2021

 On Jan, 15, 2021, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Col. Matt Perry welcomed the newest graduating classes of …
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Faith

Steve Playl  10:07 AM, Jan 22, 2021

A few days ago, I visited my cardiologist and was told...you’re FAT and LAZY! Wow! That really stung. But it was true, and I needed to hear it for my own good. To be totally honest, he …
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Opinion

Tony Perkins  10:04 AM, Jan 22, 2021

 For most Americans, there hasn’t really been time to stop and process what happened at the Capitol January 6th. Instead, we’re just trying to survive, fighting off daily waves of …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  10:02 AM, Jan 22, 2021

 In the doldrums of the last few days, I came across a thought-provoking article written by Mr. Porter Stansberry, a highly successful American financial entrepreneur.  The title of the …
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News

Rachel Auberger  9:59 AM, Jan 22, 2021

 In an effort to raise funds to continue providing services, which include shelter for White County’s displaced individuals and families on those nights when the temperatures drop to …
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Sports

Hannah Leftwich  9:52 AM, Jan 22, 2021

Both White County High School basketball teams had a big night against Cumberland County, on Jan. 19. The Warriorettes won by 29 points and the Warriors by 13. The Warriorettes had a close first …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  9:48 AM, Jan 22, 2021

A large portion of the Jan. 14 White County School Board meeting was spent discussing the district’s response to COVID-19 and the procedures in place for the spring semester but also included …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:21 AM, Jan 22, 2021

STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT INCHES UPWARD DURING DECEMBER State Adds Nearly 11,000 New Jobs Between November and December NASHVILLE - Statewide unemployment inched upwards during the final month of …
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Obituaries

12:46 PM, Jan 21, 2021

Carl David “Peanut” Corvin, 67, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 19, 2021, at his home. Mr. Corvin was born Sept. 10, 1953, in Spencer, the son of Carl Leon Corvin and Patsy Delong …
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Obituaries

12:43 PM, Jan 21, 2021

Esther Ruth Budding, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Jan. 16, 2021, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville. She was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Oliver Kelley and …
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Obituaries

12:34 PM, Jan 21, 2021

Mary Alta Swindell was born Oct. 4, 1935, to Thomas C. Roberts and Mary E. Atnip Roberts, and died Jan. 19, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19. She was a member of the Church of Christ at …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:32 AM, Jan 21, 2021

WHEREAS, Tennessee continues to experience effects of COVID-19 that warrant extending certain provisions of Executive Order No. 70 as amended herein; and WHEREAS, in addition to the other powers …
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Poetry

Gene Hodge  9:03 AM, Jan 21, 2021

Stir up the dark, cloudy mornings With a line or two From “What a Wonderful World,” Add a baby’s smile, a child’s laughter, Wiggling of a dog’s tail, Soft …
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Obituaries

9:11 AM, Jan 20, 2021

Enzena Brown Pierce, 97, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 18, 2021, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta, from complications of COVID-19. Mrs. Pierce was born Nov. 25, 1923, in the Pistole community of White …
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Obituaries

9:09 AM, Jan 20, 2021

Terry Alan Selby, 63, of Sparta, while at his residence on Jan. 19, 2021, went to be with the Lord. Mr. Selby was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Sparta, to Norman Burl Selby and Clara Marie Higgenbottom …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:43 AM, Jan 20, 2021

  Over 750 Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee National Guard are part of a 25,000 member National Guard task force supporting the 59th Presidential Inauguration and assisting with …
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Obituaries

1:59 PM, Jan 19, 2021

Fred Hill Rascoe III, 67, passed away Jan. 17, 2021, at Alive Hospice, in Murfreesboro. Mr. Rascoe was born March 30, 1953, in Oakridge, Fred Hill Rascoe Jr. and Ruth B. Rascoe. He was preceded …
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Obituaries

1:57 PM, Jan 19, 2021

Annette Davis Lowery, 69, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 16, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1951, in Pikeville, to Robert Davis and Bessie Daggett Davis. Funeral …
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Obituaries

1:56 PM, Jan 19, 2021

Audrey Lucille Greer Johnson, 91, of Geneva, Florida, transitioned to her eternal heavenly home, on Jan. 17, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at her home, in Sparta. She was born Aug. 16, …
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OBITUARIES
Jeanette Creeach
Jeanette Creeach, 79, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 18, 2021, in Pleasant Hill. She was born April 21, 1941 in Lincoln Park, …
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Dianna Jean Manus
Dianna Jean Manus, 43, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 12, 2021, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1977, in Sparta, the daughter of …
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Robert Earl "Stick" Phillips
Robert Earl "Stick" Phillips, 62, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 14, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside service …
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James Earl McKee
James Earl McKee, 88, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 10, 2021, at River Park Hospital, from complications of COVID-19. Mr. McKee was …
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George Melton
George Melton, 81, passed away Jan. 11, 2021. Mr. Melton was born July 12, 1939, in Crab Orchard, to William and Beatrice …
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SPORTS
WCHS splits with Cookeville
The Sparta Cookeville game is always the game everyone looks forward to. The rivalry is historic. During the Jan. 15, 2021 game, …
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Warriors/Warriorettes get first district road win
White County High School basketball teams traveled to Warren County to start their district play, on Jan. 12, 2021. The …
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WCMS advances in CTC
The White County Middle School girls traveled to Shelbyville to compete with West Tullahoma in the CTC Conference tournament. The …
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Tennessee Tech versus Belmont game cancelled
The Tennessee Tech calendar for Thursday will shift as the Golden Eagle women’s game against Belmont has been postponed as the …
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FAITH

Battles that men fight every day

Genesis 2:7-10,15-19,3:1-5 says And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a …

EDUCATION
Virtual learning plan is in place for WC schools if needed
White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger recently told board members, while schools began making telephone calls and teachers …
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School boards may soon have say-so about closure of schools
(Jan. 11, 2021) -  State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville) today filed …
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Governor Lee calls for special legislative session on education
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced last week a call for the Tennessee General Assembly to …
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University of Tennessee fall semester 2020 Dean's List
To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a term grade point average of 3.80 to 4.00 (summa cum laude), …
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Family Resource Center providing assistance to students, families
 Each month, White County School Board hears reports from two department supervisors so they can be updated on how each …
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OPINION

Lost in all of the headlines

 It’s a sad world we inhabit. The overwhelmingly popular Joe Biden, must cut the size of his swearing-in program because those evil Republicans might cause trouble. Does anyone believe …

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 …
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