Entertainment

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  1:22 PM, Dec 4, 2020

CBS SUNDAY MORNING will feature a segment by Correspondent, Martha Teichner, on Sunday, December 6 at 8:00 a.m. featuring Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO, Ken Burns, Producer and Director, and …
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Event

Posted by Kim Swindell  12:33 PM, Dec 4, 2020

Sheriff Buford T. Justice is a fictional character played by Jackie Gleason in the films Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) and Smokey and the Bandit Part III (1983). He is …
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Mask up

9:04 AM, Dec 4, 2020

An open letter to Warrior/Warriorette fans: Our goal at White County High School is to provide a safe environment for our community and others while visiting our facilities. As we see a rise in …
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Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:25 AM, Dec 4, 2020

Upcoming fishing tournament action will take place Saturday, Dec. 5,  at Center Hill Lake, for The Beast of the East Tennessee Bass Federation.  White County Middle and High School fishing …
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Proceeds benefit Veterans Museum of White County

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:16 AM, Dec 4, 2020

There will be a Christmas Art and Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5, 2020, at the American Legion Building, 5 Liberty Square, in Sparta. The Veterans Museum of White County will also host an open …
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Faith

Steve Playl  6:55 AM, Dec 4, 2020

 The summer following my high school graduation, I was employed as a lifeguard at Otter Lake near my hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. Part of my job was sitting on an elevated chair, blowing …
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Faith

Topher Wiles  6:47 AM, Dec 4, 2020

I admit, I’m a Thanksgiving/Christmas purist.  Don’t even talk to me about Christmas until the Friday morning after I’ve enjoyed a good turkey dinner the day …
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Opinion

Matt Carpenter  6:44 AM, Dec 4, 2020

Since the polls closed on Election Night 2020, we still do not have a clear winner in the race for president. As hundreds of thousands, even millions, of ballots have been counted in the days since …
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News

Rachel Auberger  6:41 AM, Dec 4, 2020

During the November meeting of the White County Drug Coalition, members discussed growing concerns for homelessness during the upcoming winter months. According to Glen Sayes, director of the …
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COVID-19

Rachel Auberger  6:23 AM, Dec 4, 2020

While it was recently reported that several of the county mayors in the Upper Cumberland region were considering the possibility of a regional mask mandate, White County Executive Denny Wayne …
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Sports

Jerry Lowery  6:17 AM, Dec 4, 2020

The Warriors and Warriorettes traveled east to play Cumberland County in hard-court action, on Dec. 1.  The Warriorettes started out very slow offensively as they gave the Cumberland County …
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Event

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:56 AM, Dec 3, 2020

Join us Dec. 5 at the Cookeville Depot Museum for a socially distanced outdoor visit with Santa. He and his elves will have a special treat for each child. Drop by any time 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. …
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Poetry

Gene Hodge  7:50 AM, Dec 3, 2020

The beautiful fall moon that hung like a dipper In the western sky last night Is now long gone And smiles down upon the other side of the world. I sit alone in the morning’s …
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Event

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:42 AM, Dec 3, 2020

(Cookeville, TN) - Hot chocolate and Santa are coming together for a new socially dis- tanced holiday event. Cocoa with Claus, presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, will be held Dec. 12 from …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:46 AM, Dec 3, 2020

At approximately 7 p.m., Dec. 2, 2020, law enforcement officers were dispatched to the area of Jack's BBQ and Walgreens, on Mayberry Street, about a crash that involved two vehicles. No further details are available at this time.
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:29 AM, Dec 2, 2020

At approximately 8:40 a.m., Dec. 2, 2020, White County E-911 dispatched a call about a crash  with personal injuries, at 5876 Smithville Highway. According to the caller who reported  the …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:07 AM, Dec 2, 2020

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 second year in a row, …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:52 AM, Dec 2, 2020

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country that provide …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:37 AM, Dec 2, 2020

      (Dec. 1, 2020) -  As COVID-19 vaccine development continues to progress, leading U.S. medical, nursing and health organizations today affirmed their commitment to …
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OBITUARIES
John Lee Stephens
John Lee Stephens, 81, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2020, at Bailey Manor, in Cookeville. Mr. Stephens was born Aug. 6, 1939, in …
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Betty Jo Geer
Betty Jo Geer, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2020, Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Ms. Geer was born July 20, 1930, in …
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Bobby Lee Baker
Bobby Lee Baker, 53, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2020, as a result of a roadway accident, in Warren County. Mr. Baker was born …
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Alice Lorene Allison
Alice Lorene Allison, 96, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Allison was born Aug. …
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Kelli Jean Hinkel
Kelli Jean Hinkel, 58, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 27, 2020, in Cookeville. She was born on Dec. 11, 1961, in Rantoul, …
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SPORTS
WCHS basketball teams split with Wilson Central and Coffee
On Nov. 23, the White County High School Warriors and Warriorettes hosted the visiting Wilson Central team in basketball …
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Warriors, Warriorettes defeat CAK in Hall of Fame game
 In the second of two Hall of Fame games that the TSSAA allows each team to compete in, the Warriors and Warriorettes defeated …
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Warriors and Warriorettes start off season with two wins
 On Nov. 17, the Warriors and Warriorettes began the 2020-2021 basketball season with a double header win over visiting …
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Anderson signs letter of intent with Tennessee Tech University
 Katie Anderson has been running her entire life, and, this week, she was awarded for all those miles she has been put in when …
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FAITH

Who are we and what forms us?

 In the beginning, God CREATED man and then from his rib he CREATED woman. The man was male and the woman was female. They were commanded by God to multiply and replenish the earth. Together …

EDUCATION
Van Buren High School Medial Club receives $5,000 grant
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) recently announced the recipients of 23 grants totaling $104,000 to advance the quality of life …
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BonDeCroft Fire Department provides training at Head Start
On Oct. 22, BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department visited BonDeCroft Head Start and provided an educational training outside to the …
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State audits for universities
The audited financial statements speak as of June 30th for the fiscal year to which they relate. There may have been changes in the …
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School board votes to extend Thanksgiving break
The district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic was the major topic of the White County School Board meeting, on Nov. 12, with …
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Education at a Crossroads
American public education is at a crossroads. We face unforeseen and unique challenges educating the next generation during this …
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OPINION

No evidence of vote tampering?

 So, here we are, at the end of another tumultuous week, and we know little more than we knew last week. The Georgia recount looks to be certified very soon as having been won by Joe Biden. Yet …

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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