News

11:09 AM, Jan 18, 2022

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:06 AM, Jan 18, 2022

(Jan. 18, 2022) - To help support the lifesaving mission of the over 500 volunteer fire departments in Tennessee the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee State …
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NEWSFEED

3:10 PM, Jan 17, 2022

Alice T. Simpson, 68, of Sparta,  passed away Jan. 14, 2022.  Originally from Riddleton, Tennessee,  she spent nearly the last 50 years of her life in Sparta where she raised her …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  3:04 PM, Jan 17, 2022

White County schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, according to Kurt Dronebarger, White County director of schools.
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Contest

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:12 AM, Jan 17, 2022

VOTING IS NOW IN PROGRESS for White CountyTeacher of the Month and Van Buren County Teacher of the Month. Voting is open Jan. 14-21.. Click here to nominate a teacher.
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Obituaries

5:53 AM, Jan 17, 2022

Franklin Wade Null, 59, of Quebeck, passed away Jan. 11, 2022, at Unity Medical Center, in Manchester. He was born Nov. 30, 1962, in Sparta. He was the son of Thurman Null and Martha Denton …
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New Job Listings!

Event

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:16 AM, Jan 17, 2022

Fall Creek Falls Fire Department will host a breakfast, 7-10 a.m., Jan. 22, 2022, at 24897 Route 30 West. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, pancakes with …
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Obituaries

4:45 AM, Jan 17, 2022

Avery Rena Cornelius, the 1-year-old daughter of Trinity and Jacob Cornelius, passed away Jan. 13, 2022, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital Avery was born Dec. 18, 2020, at Cookeville Regional …
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Weather

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:36 AM, Jan 17, 2022

(1:15 AM Jan. 17 update) -  This will not feel like the first time you have heard this. Some new snow accumulations are expected for parts of the area. With conditions being cold as ice, a weak …
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Weather

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  2:47 PM, Jan 16, 2022

(Jan. 16, 2022 @ 12:40 p.m.) - Looks like our falling weather has arrived. We will be working on our County Roads, but just want to ask if you if you don’t have to travel, don’t. If you …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:45 AM, Jan 16, 2022

  White County Warrior Archery team finished 1st place in the Bulldog Shootout. Individuals: High School Boys: 1st - Rob Adcock 2nd - Kade Sparks 3rd - Ryan …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:07 AM, Jan 15, 2022

  (Jan. 14, 2022) - The West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) and Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC) will hold a rapid hiring event next Wednesday aimed at filling vacant …
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COVID-19

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:01 AM, Jan 15, 2022

On Nov. 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a rule requiring all CMS certified provides to have all staff vaccinated for COVID-19. Cookeville Regional Medical Center took …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:48 AM, Jan 15, 2022

  (Jan. 14, 2022) Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley announced today that revenues for December were higher than expected and exceeded the monthly …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:22 AM, Jan 15, 2022

The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will see its weekend come to a close early as its scheduled game against UT Martin has been postponed as the Skyhawks have entered COVID-19 …
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COVID-19

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:51 PM, Jan 14, 2022

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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:47 PM, Jan 14, 2022

Junne Burke, of Sparta, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Fall 2021 Dean's List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:41 PM, Jan 14, 2022

It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Fall 2021 President's List. Full-time undergraduate students who …
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Funeral service postponed because of inclement weather

12:35 PM, Jan 14, 2022

James Edwin Gwynn, affectionately known as "Knobby," age 84, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 29, 2021, at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, in Nashville. Knobby was born Oct. 21, 1936, to Martha James …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:38 AM, Jan 14, 2022

The WCHS Girls Bowling Team finished as Region 4 Runner-Up after facing Stewarts Creek High School in the finals Tuesday, January 11th. After back-to-back district championships, as well as advancing …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:29 AM, Jan 14, 2022

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will accept applications beginning Monday, Jan. 17 for grants from the state’s Tire Environmental Act Program (TEAP). The …
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Weather

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:07 AM, Jan 14, 2022

US National Weather Service - Nashville Tennessee Early this Friday morning (Jan. 14)  we have issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for Middle Tennessee for Saturday night and Sunday. Here are the …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:40 AM, Jan 14, 2022

A White County woman has been charged in the death of her mother after Sparta Police Department responded to a domestic call at approximately 5:30 p.m., Jan. 13, 2022, and found a deceased female at …
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Medical

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:45 AM, Jan 14, 2022

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers they have new protections from out-of-network medical bills related to either emergency or non-emergency care under the …
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Funeral originally set for Jan. 16, now postponed until Jan. 23 due to inclement weather

6:40 AM, Jan 14, 2022

Erin Leigh Foster, age 18 at the time she went missing on April 3, 2000, was found Dec. 1, 2021, in Sparta. Erin was born Feb. 28, 1982, to Cecil Aaron Foster and Leigh Ann Williams Foster. She …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:32 AM, Jan 14, 2022

3rd Grade A Honor Roll Shayla Boles, Mila Cantrell, Silas Jones, Kenya Key, Owen Lewis, Leah Riddle, Caylie Petti, Dreu Segraves, Greyson Steigerwald, Karysn West 3rd Grade A/B Honor …
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Medical

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:15 AM, Jan 14, 2022

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is experiencing rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and increasingly crowded conditions and is asking the public to stop using emergency rooms for routine tests. In …
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OBITUARIES
James Edward “Ed” Cole
Funeral service for James Edward Cole, 72, of Sparta, will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2022, at the Dyer Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & …
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Darlene Jackson
Darlene Jackson, 63, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 10, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1958, in …
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Willie Eugene Hawkins
Willie Eugene Hawkins, 92, of Lebanon, and a native of Sparta, passed away Jan. 5, 2022, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital. Mr. …
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Dennis Clyde Hutton
Dennis Clyde Hutton, 68, of White House, passed away Jan. 5, 2022, at Alive Hospice Residence, in Nashville. He was born Sept. 2, …
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Nora Irene Bussell "Pookie" Kuchna
Nora Irene Bussell Kuchna, affectionately known as “Pookie” to family and friends, age 64, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 6, …
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SPORTS
Little League sign-ups
2022 ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/spartall ( REGISTER BY JANUARY 31ST FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING …
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Mystery of the 1954 WCHS football season
 White County High School principal Greg Wilson received a mysterious package in the mail recently that now has him looking for …
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Warrior Malaki Dowell has record-breaking season
The 2020 White County High School football season opened with great anticipation in mid-August.  Warrior fans were looking …
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Tech women's basketball game versus EIU postponed
The Tennessee Tech women's basketball team's Ohio Valley Conference game against Eastern Illinois, originally scheduled for Saturday, …
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FAITH

First impressions from the west side of the wilderness

 First impressions are everything. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. People will make a decision whether they like someone or not in the first few minutes of …

EDUCATION
tnAchieves releases 2021-2022 annual report
tnAchieves has released its 2021-2022 Annual Report: Supports Matter. The report highlights tnAchieves’ statewide impact, …
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January Teacher of the Month nominations are now open
January Teacher of the Month nominations for White and Van Buren counties are officially open. Nominations will be accepted Jan. 5-12. …
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Reports cards Jan. 10
Report cards from the second grading period will be sent home today. Remember, guardians, you can check in on grades and absences at …
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Northfield Elementary School honor roll, second quarter
3rd Grade Honor Roll- 2nd Quarter All A’s: Blake Mether All A’s & B’s: Charles Armstrong, Alyssa …
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Students named to Dean's List and Honor Roll at Vol State
The following students have been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List and Honor Roll at Volunteer State Community College. To be awarded …
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OPINION

Ensuring the integrity of the 2022 mid-term, Part II

 Last week’s publication of part one of the above-noted important subject matter; i.e. the compelling need to ensure the integrity of the November 2022 mid-term elections and all future …