Monthly Archives: September 2014

Woodmen flag dedication “In Honor and Remembrance”

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Tim Bumbalough, field representative for Woodmen of the World made a speech as flags for each of the branches of the military, along with an American flag and a POW/MIA flag were dedicated to the Sparta Rotary Club’s Veterans Park. “It is with great pride that we dedicate these flagpoles and flags to all of America’s heroes and victims. The commemorative plaque at the base of the pole reads ‘In Honor and Remembrance of the heroes and civtims in the fight against terrorism and to celebrate the enduring spirit of all Americans.'”

Edd Rogers Valley Ford to celebrate 20 years

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:10 am by Raela Gore

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, Edd Rogers Valley Ford will celebrate 20 years of business, Edd Rogers Valley Ford in Sparta will be hosting a free concert featuring Brian Kelley.  The event will also feature a $500 cash prizes, door prizes, games, and a car show.  Additionally, a free Geekbox from Compugeeks will be given away every half hour.

After Dark Football in the Park tomorrow

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:10 am by Raela Gore

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, September 13, at Dogwood Park Performance Pavilion, After Dark Football in the Park will feature a free viewing party on the big screen of the UT vs OU game.  Tailgating will only be permitted in parking lots and around the park on pavement.  Patrons are permitted to B.Y.O.B. in the pavilion area only.

WCSD conducting sobriety checkpoints

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

White County Sheriff Department has been conducting sobriety checkpoints across the county in an effort to keep the roadways safe. Lt. Craig Capps reports that last night, officers arrested one individual for DUI and three others on drug charges. Multiple citations were issued as well, he stated. “We are out in force to ensure that motorists obey the traffic laws and the streets are clear of impaired drivers to keep the roadways safe.” Along with Lt. Capps, Deputies Ryan Melanson, Rob Thompson, Ryder Cook, Austin Phifer, Cody Scott and Brandon Young participated in the checkpoint last night.

Homework Hotline is offering free tutoring

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:10 am by Raela Gore

For free homework help, call Homework Hotline at  888-868-5777 or 298-6636 on Monday Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

School Board recognizes Climate Crew

Posted on September 12, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

At the September 11, 2014 meeting of the White County School Board, members of White County High School’s Climate Crew were recognized for their efforts towards making WCHS a comfortable place for everyone.  The group was formed to battle disconnectedness, bullying, suicide, substance abuse, and intolerance in WCHS.  Savannah Dodson, Steven Hunt, Hannah Nelson, Whitney Kirby, and Paul Gibson were present awards for their dedication to WCHS.

Back-to-School Open House set for Sept. 19

Posted on September 12, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

At 6:30 p.m. on September 19 at 410 N. Spring Street in Spring Street Village, an open house will kick off the new school year with free pizza, desserts, refreshments, and door prizes.  To R.S.V.P., call (931) 837-6254.  Those attending must R.S.V.P. by September 17.

Parents can now see their children’s grades anytime, anywhere with Skyward

Posted on September 12, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

White County Schools is now using a new student information system– Skyward.  This online database houses student information such as attendance, courses, and grades.  One of the most exciting aspects of the new system is the parent interaction capability.  Parents now have access to their children’s information anytime, anywhere.

A student’s information can now be accessed by his or her parent or guardian from a computer, or even from mobile devices like smartphones and iPads.  Parents also have the option of setting up their own alerts.  For example, a parent can have an email sent to him or her every week that gives a summary of how his … CONTINUED

National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Sept. 13

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Standing Stone State Park, in Overton County, will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event includes kids’ games, marble making, a swap meet, tournament play, demonstrations, live bluegrass music and food. The festival will kick off at 8 a.m., and admission is free. Registration is required for the Rolley Hole Tournament. For more information about the festival and Standing Stone State Park, visit or contact (931) 823-6347.



WCTE kicks off Community Cinema free film

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS is getting ready to kick off its third season of Community Cinema, on Sept 23. Free film screenings will take place each month at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. The season kickoff features two films from MAKERS, a multi-part PBS series focusing on trailblazing women in America. On Sept. 23, the public can view Women in Comedy at 6 p.m., followed by Women in Hollywood at 7:15 p.m. Other Community Cinema dates are Tuesday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, both starting at 6 p.m. All Community Cinema film screenings are free and open to the public.

“Musical Miles” at the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Race for the Cure

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 6th Annual Upper Cumberland Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will feature a dozen bands and artists who will perform along the Race route and in Race Village. Spoonful will be on the main stage. For those who will not be able to make the Race this year, be sure to register to “Sleep in for the Cure!” All “sleep in” participants are entered to win a queen size memory foam mattress from Bedtime Sleep Stores, in Cookeville, 132 S. Willow Ave. Activities begin at 11 a.m., with the 1-mile Family Fun Run beginning at 1 p.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 2 p.m. For more … CONTINUED

Warriors host DeKalb County tonight

Posted on September 12, 2014 3:03 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior football team looks to get things back on track when they host DeKalb County Friday night at 7 p.m.

Check back for live updates from the game.

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