Veterans

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:30 AM, Jul 4, 2022

On July 2, 2022, Tim French, a U.S Navy veteran who lives in Crossville, along with several other individuals, walked in honor of Capt. Charles A. Mitchell (Dr. Charles Mitchell), a decorated veteran …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell WOod  5:14 AM, Jul 4, 2022

Samuel E. Allen grew up a block from campus and enrolled at Tennessee Tech University’s nursery school. He attended Tennessee Tech Elementary School and remembers riding his bike through …
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Weather

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  1:54 PM, Jul 3, 2022

Special Weather Statement from Putnam County Emergency Management Agency: A strong thunderstorm is approaching West central Putnam CountyAt 1237 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong …
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Law enforcement

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  2:31 PM, Jul 2, 2022

A Cookeville man was taken into custody Friday morning after he fled from law enforcement officers at a sobriety checkpoint, in Van Buren County. According to Trooper Jacob Groce, of Tennessee …
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History

Rachel Auberger  10:58 AM, Jul 1, 2022

John White. Lester Flatt. Benny Martin. Daniel Haston. There are just some names that you can’t talk about White County’s heritage without mentioning, and the Daniel Haston family is …
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Focus on Youth

10:01 AM, Jul 1, 2022

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Opinion

Troy Smith  8:15 AM, Jul 1, 2022

Today, I am going to wrap up the facts we know so far due to the committee investigating the insurrection. Trump was told repeatedly by top DOJ officials that the conspiracy theories he and allies …
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Law enforcement

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:06 AM, Jul 1, 2022

 White County Sheriff Steve Page and the staff of White County Sheriff’s Office congratulate Phillip Bloch, Devin Moore, Tim Theiss, and Damion Kelsey for graduating Tennessee Law …
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Memories

Rachel Auberger  8:03 AM, Jul 1, 2022

1982 A brand-new dimension was added to one of the telephone numbers in town. Thanks to Commerce Union Bank, area residents could obtain the current weather forecasts, along with the time and …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:47 AM, Jul 1, 2022

      (June 30, 2022) The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:02 AM, Jul 1, 2022

For National Safety Month, parents should always check their children’s bicycle equipment prior to riding, wear a helmet, and plan to be seen wearing neon fluorescent or other bright clothing. …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:15 AM, Jul 1, 2022

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 program. Households …
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Business

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:10 AM, Jul 1, 2022

Join the Department of Revenue on July 6 at 8:30 am Central time for a free webinar for new businesses. Participants will learn about state tax obligations for new businesses in Tennessee and …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:06 AM, Jul 1, 2022

Since Sunday, June 26, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has been working with Geographic Solution, Inc. (GSI), the vendor that operates Jobs4TN.gov, to navigate a system …
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Agriculture

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:00 AM, Jul 1, 2022

(June 30, 2022) - Farm Fun Days are coming to the Tennessee Agricultural Museum on July 9 and July 16, 2022. The entire family will enjoy these family-friendly events offered by the museum at no …
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Obituaries

2:22 PM, Jun 30, 2022

Daryl Hickey, 69, of Cookeville, passed away June 30, 2022, at Signature Health Care Center, in Algood.  He was born Nov. 13, 1952, in Chattanooga, to Joe Hickey and Hassie Davis …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  1:29 PM, Jun 30, 2022

 New laws will go into effect on July 1 in Tennessee to support first responders and emergency services. Among these include legislation that expands benefits for firefighters, strengthens …
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Rachel Auberger  1:19 PM, Jun 30, 2022

William Perez was a member of the White County Warrior Soccer team for the past seven years. However, just because he won’t be putting on the maroon and gray anymore doesn’t mean he …
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News

Rachel Auberger  12:10 PM, Jun 30, 2022

 With one fiscal year ending and another about to begin, the White County Board of Commissioners was presented with 10 resolutions from the budget committee during their June 20 regular called …
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News

Kim Swindell Wood and Rachel Auberger  12:07 PM, Jun 30, 2022

A man who had eluded law enforcement officers for more than five weeks was apprehended June 22. Casey Hunter, 34, of Sparta, failed to show up for a court date, on May 13, 2022, which led to White …
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Obituaries

11:59 AM, Jun 30, 2022

Michael Shannon Hagan, 48, of Shelbyville, passed away June 26, 2022, at Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital. Michael was born Nov. 18, 1973, in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. He was the son of Billy and Kay …
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Obituaries

11:28 AM, Jun 30, 2022

Etta "Valez" Johnson, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 29, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Sparta, the daughter of George and Lena Johnson. Val was a …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:49 AM, Jun 30, 2022

Click here to view the 12-page section for Summer Sports 2022
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Obituaries

1:19 PM, Jun 28, 2022

Wilma Blanch Blankenship Hodges, 89, passed away June 23, 2022. She was born June 21, 1933. Funeral service was 11 a.m., June 27, 2022, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Hodges …
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Obituaries

12:55 PM, Jun 28, 2022

Harold Keith Thurman, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 24, 2022, at his home. Harold was born March 23, 1943, in Sparta, the son of Frank Thurman and Mildred Smith Thurman. Harold made many …
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Obituaries

12:49 PM, Jun 28, 2022

Daniel Lee Cole, 45, of Walling, passed away June 27, 2022, at Blount Memorial Hospital, in Maryville. Daniel Lee was born Nov. 19, 1976, in Cookeville. He was the son of Harry Cole and Ruby …
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Obituaries

12:34 PM, Jun 28, 2022

Kevin Clayton Brown, 67, of Hueytown, Alabama, passed away June 22, 2022. Kevin was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Mercedes Benz, in Vance, Alabama. He was an avid Alabama football fan. …
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OBITUARIES
Virginia Carolyn McCormick
Virginia Carolyn McCormick, 79, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, June 17th. She was born …
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Cecil Ray Anderson
Cecil Ray Anderson, 85, of Cookeville, and a native of Sparta, passed away June 21, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical …
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Jim Lee Perry
Jim Lee Perry, 55, of Sparta, passed away June 20, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mr. Perry was born Sept 2, 1966, in …
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Alton “Al” Hutchings
Alton "Al" Hutchings was born July 5, 1942, in DeKalb County, and passed away at his residence, in Cookeville, on June 11, 2022, at …
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Bridjet Deann Howell
Bridjet Deann Howell, 43, of Cookeville and a native of Sparta, passed away June 15, 2022, at her residence. Bridjet was born Feb. …
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SPORTS
WCHS softball youth camp
The White County High School girls’ softball team held their annual youth camp June 22-24. The White County High School softball …
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WCHS cheer teams win big
White County High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders recently attended Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer camp, in …
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Young looks forward to her senior year in soccer
 Katelyn Young said the future is bright for White County Warriorette Soccer, and she hopes to be a part of a push for more …
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Cole Walker brings home men’s all-around national championship accolades
It was a memorable evening for the University of Tennessee at Martin rodeo program as Cole Walker captured national championship …
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Casey receives four gold medals
Jordan Casey and coach Nina Weston represented White County as part of the Tennessee Powerlifting Team, which competed at the USA …
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FAITH

Laurel Creek Baptist Church celebrates with note-burning

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Laurel Creek Baptist Church held a special service honoring two memorial events in the life of the church - observing the 20th anniversary of the beloved pastor, Roy L. …

EDUCATION
Tennessee Tech hosts Tennessee Leadership Summit
June 19-24, Tennessee Tech University’s campus became home to about 81 high school student leaders from across the state who …
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No tuition increase for Tennessee Tech
(June 23, 2022) - Thanks to exceptional funding from the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Tech will have no increase in tuition and …
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Caney Fork Electric announces essay winners for 2022
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative would like to recognize the Washington Youth Tour essay contest winners. Each winning student will …
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State Board of Education seeks public feedback on social studies academic standards 
On June 20, 2022, the State Board of Education launched the initial public review period for Tennessee’s Academic Standards for …
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Sparta residents named to Dean's List at UA
A total of 11,224 students enrolled during Spring Semester 2022 at The University of Alabama were named to the dean's list with an …
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OPINION

Things that will continue to make you go hmmm

There has been so much just plain insanity in the last few weeks that it is becoming clearer that the inmates are in charge of the asylum. So, I thought I would just bullet point a few of the crazier …