Monthly Archives: October 2016

Gothard twins retire from TWRA

Posted on October 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tim and Tom Gothard are saying farewell to long careers as Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers in Putnam County and Jackson County. After a combined 64 years in law enforcement, the Gothard twins are retiring. However, they’re not going out quietly.

The identical twins spent their final days of employment teaching rambunctious children at Camp Monterey.

“It’s something we really enjoy and believe in. We plan to continue helping with hunter education and teaching children,” shared Tom Gothard. The brothers also share a deep commitment to protecting wildlife. They knew their calling from a young age, after seeing their grandfather’s career as a Tennessee game warden.

Both attended … CONTINUED

‘Creepy, kooky’ Addams Family at Cumberland County Playhouse

Posted on October 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Just in time for Halloween, the Broadway musical sensation, The Addams Family, is on stage at the Cumberland County Playhouse, Sept. 30-Nov. 12. Don’t miss the show that The Chicago Tribune called a ““classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!”

From Jersey Boys’ creators Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and award-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa, comes a delightfully macabre musical based on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams. In a prolific career spanning six decades, Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique … CONTINUED

Cassville Elementary open house

Posted on October 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be an open house at Cassville Elementary School, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Principal Dr. Larry Thompson, teachers and staff invite everyone to attend and view the new additions at the facility and learn about the school’s academic mission.


Geraldene Blaylock

Posted on October 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Geraldene Blaylock, 73, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 30, 2016, at Saint Thomas Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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