Monthly Archives: March 2016

Midway K-9 Academy Spring Seminar and Competition wraps up with awards

Posted on March 31, 2016 4:04 pm by Pamela Claytor

Just after lunch today, the Midway K-9 Academy Spring Seminar and Competition wrapped up their four-day seminar and competition with an award ceremony for the top performing officer and K-9 teams, and a drawing for an Orion Cooler from Jackson Kayak. Top award winners were:

Narcotics detection: 1st place-Josh Cady (Indiana), 2nd place-Roscoe Bailey (North Carolina), 3rd place-Chris Richy (Indiana)

Patrol: 1st place-Jacob Jump (Indiana), 2nd place-Gilbert Marksberry (Kentucky), 3rd place-Josh Cochran (Indiana)

Sportsmanship: Austin Wilson (Yancey County, NC Sheriff Department)

Top Overall: Josh Cochran

Orion cooler: Troy Cochran (Indiana)


Sales position

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Church pews needed

Posted on March 31, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Yeshua’s Sabbath Church is sending this request to all that might see this note. We are in need of some decent church pews. Please keep us in mind if you hear of any church that needs to donate or sell their old pews. Please call (931) 808-9988 or e-mail me at

Crash on Smithville Highway

Posted on March 31, 2016 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol has been dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Smithville Highway. A vehicle has reportedly crashed in a ditch and all vehicle occupants are  out safely.

Bon Air resident John Lucas opens exhibit at the Magical Muse Gallery

Posted on March 31, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County artist John Lucas’ show, ‘Hidden Messages,’ will open at the Magical Muse Gallery, on Friday, April, with a reception 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 9.

Lucas has been working with wood more than 35 years but was originally introduced to it by his grandfather, who taught him how to make furniture as a youngster. He says making furniture requires “a lot of patience.” That has served him well, as Lucas has tried to learn about all possible techniques in woodworking and finds his work slowly becoming more sculptural. When he develops a design concept, the artist wants to have all the skills needed … CONTINUED


Posted on March 31, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BonDeCroft Head Start would like to say a special thank you to DeRossett Church of Christ for inviting the Head Start families to their community egg hunt and luncheon. The Head Start staff gave out information for the 2016-2017 school year. BonDeCroft Head Start is now accepting applications. For more information call 931-935-8420.


Log truck knocks out power to homes and businesses

Posted on March 31, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A house that was being moved via Bockman Way, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, caused lengthy traffic delays and other problems for drivers. The driver of a log truck reportedly attempted to take a detour to avoid the traffic tie-up and reportedly hit a utility pole and knocked out power for several hours to some residences and businesses, including Yanni’s Restaurant, on South Spring Street. According to Jim, owner of Yanni’s, the electrical outage came right at one of his busiest times of the week – the Wednesday evening customers who dine before attending mid-week church services.


Piney Volunteer Fire Department fish fry and auction

Posted on March 31, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Piney Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual fish fry and auction,  April 16, 2016, at Station #1, on old Highway 111. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. Auction starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner includes fish or chicken, choice of potato, cole slaw, hush puppies, and a drink for $7.

Capitol Hill Week

Posted on March 31, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Senator Paul Bailey

NASHVILLE – Action in the Tennessee General Assembly continues to shift from legislative committees to the floor of the Senate as lawmakers look towards adjournment in April. Committees worked diligently to advance a number of key bills, including legislation that I am sponsoring that would allow counties and municipalities to offer eligible volunteer firefighters group insurance benefits. Senate Bill 1824 does not mandate that local ordinances offer insurance, but does give them the freedom to do so, if they wish. According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s 2015 National Fire Department Census, nearly 75 percent of the 638 fire departments in the state are fully … CONTINUED

Website urges residents support opening Bridgestone for hiking, kayaking and caving

Posted on March 31, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

The Bridgestone/Firestone gift of 10,000-acre Centennial Wilderness Area in Scott’s Gulf abounds with a number of waterfalls, a 26 mile hiking trail, bluffs overlooking the Caney Fork River Gorge and nine primitive backpacking campgrounds.

But the property is closed to everyone, except hunters, from September through December of each year, a crucial time for tourists seeking spectacular fall foliage views.

According to Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce President Marvin Bullock, “This is adversely affecting the economic development of White County.”

Bullock has created a website, to draw attention to and educate residents of White County, as well as nature lovers, about the annual closure that has been … CONTINUED

Special section celebrating WCHS and VBHS basketball

Posted on March 30, 2016 6:06 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Be sure to get your copy of Thursday’s Expositor, which will contain a special insert celebrating the record-breaking, history-making basketball seasons of White County and Van Buren County High Schools.

Benefit for Dwayne Steele

Posted on March 30, 2016 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Added to the auction during the benefit is a three-night stay in Pigeon Forge for Fall Rod Run. More items added weekly.

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