2019 free community event- All about Your Heart

Posted by | November 14, 2019 3:05 pm

Cardiologists at Tennessee Heart are hosting a free evening of food and education at the Leslie Town Center located at 1 W. 1st Street on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This free event is open to the public for patients to come and learn new ways to take care of the heart, as well as enjoy a dinner alongside five of Tennessee Heart’s cardiologists.

The cardiologists at Tennessee Heart will be presenting patient education and talking about the latest updates in cardiac services available at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Those who arrive early between the hours of 3:30-4:30 p.m. may participate in a … CONTINUED

Harper’s Lady Vols remain undefeated on the season

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:45 pm

By Jerry Lowery

Coach Kellie Jolly Harper got her first signature win against ranked Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, on Monday Night. The Lady Vols outrebounded the Fighting Irish 55-28.

Rennia Davis hit five three-pointers and scored 33 points in the win.  Harper commented in a press conference after the win.

“Rennia Davis is really talented, and she is one we really want to get shots for,” she said.

When asked how satisfying this win is for Coach Harper, she responded by saying, “Going into the game, shoot-around, film sessions, and talking through scouting reports, our players were so locked in, and I wanted it so bad … CONTINUED

Weather conditions postponed Nov. 12 basketball games

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:44 pm

The White County Middle School Warriors and Warriorettes seventh grade and eighth grade teams were scheduled to play Avery Trace, on Nov. 12.  Due to the icy road conditions, the games were canceled and will be played at a date to be announced later.  (By JERRY LOWERY)

White County Middle School eighth grade teams split with East Middle

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:41 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The White County Middle School eighth grade Warriors and Warriorettes were in action against East Middle School, on Nov. 11. The teams split on the night, with the Warriorettes taking the win and the Warriors falling to East Middle.

In the girls’ game, Celeste Reed dominated the offensive end of the court by scoring 18 points on the way to the victory.  Bella Stiles added nine points.  Karlee Wilhite added eight, while Ava Jones scored seven points.  Rylee Savage put in six points.  Laney Copeland scored three points and adding two points to the victory was Tatum Rittenberry.  The Warriorettes won the game by a … CONTINUED

White County High School students attend National FFA Convention

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:24 pm

By Keely Lafever – FFA reporter

White County FFA took a special trip to the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. We signed in, got our badges, and checked out the expo and all the neat stuff they had for us.

Later that night, we attended an Old Dominion concert. Reporter Abby McCulley said, “It was amazing, and I had so much fun with my friends.”

The next day, after we attended the business session, we went to Fair Oaks Farms. On the farm, we observed both the dairy and hog operations.

Abby Grissom remarked, “It is unusual to see such a unique combination of farming techniques.”… CONTINUED

The military should certainly win the Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:20 pm

Language of Liberty – By Pete Hegseth

If the Nobel Peace Prize was given out to people who truly made the world a more peaceful place, one group would win every year: the United States military—the US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines.

Now, you may be thinking, how can you award a peace prize to a group whose purpose is to fight wars? Fair question. I’ll tell you how: because the reason we are free, the reason anyone on earth today is free, is ultimately thanks to the US military.

They saved the free world from German domination in the First World War.  They saved the free … CONTINUED

Lasting gratitude, it is much more than a re-tweet

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:18 pm

By Topher Wiles

Has it really been five years since David Letterman retired from Late Show entertainment?

Recently, Dave was on the Ellen Degeneres show chatting about the era that ended, in 2015, when he finished his 33 years in nighttime TV with a simple, “That’s pretty much all I got … thank you and goodnight.” When we look back through social media at the moment, some fans responded with tears, others offered  jokes, and a few responded with thanks.  I am particularly struck by Conan O’Brien’s tweet (did you know he still has a show?), which sums up much of how our culture has shifted in the … CONTINUED

Making memories at football games

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

For as long as I can remember, my wife has recognized the importance of making memories and remembering the good things about activities that might seem mundane to others. When our children were growing up, even simple trips were important. Whether returning from the beach, a convention or a shopping trip, she would always ask them what the most fun thing we did was…or the most exciting…or most important.

After our kids were grown, she started posing those questions to me, and, as soon as our grands were old enough to think and talk, she quizzed them in the same manner. She … CONTINUED

2020 Relay for Life planning meetings begin

Posted by | November 14, 2019 2:08 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising event, doesn’t take place until May, but the planning for White County’s chapter begins now.

On Nov. 13, the planning committee hosted its first meeting, at noon, at Sparta-White County Family YMCA. Committee members would like to encourage anyone wishing to help with the 2020 event, which is scheduled for May 16, at the White County Agricultural Building, or anyone who would like to form a fundraising support team to attend the upcoming meetings.

“Everyone is encouraged to get involved,” Wenda Leftwich, a team leader and cancer survivor, said. “Even if cancer hasn’t touched your life, … CONTINUED

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