Monthly Archives: February 2018

Massa Farm selected 2017 White County Soil Conservation District Farm Conservationist of the Year

Posted on February 5, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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The Massa farm is a very beautiful property located between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake. Its beauty has been compared to the Smoky Mountains. On the rolling fields of grass, alongside the wooded acres of trees, there is a wide variety of wildlife native to the area. Hundreds of arrowheads and Indian artifacts have been found on the farm, certainly due to its prime habitat location. Rides on the tractor with their dad and helping their mother raise a vegetable garden and canning and freezing the vegetables for the winter are some of the children’s fondest memories.

The farm has been in the family for more … CONTINUED


City board discusses equipment for electric department

Posted on February 5, 2018 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Pictured is a hydraulic wire pulling machine similiar to the one discussed by city officials during the recent Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

Following an exchange of questions and answers between an alderman and the city administrator about a purchase request from the electric department, the matter was tabled until more information could be presented at the board’s next meeting.

During the Feb. 1 2018, Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, a purchase request was made by Sparta Electric System for a bed-mounted hydraulic wire-pulling machine. The bid price for this piece of equipment was approximately $43,776.00 from TSE International Inc.

“This was in the … CONTINUED


Woman suffers head injuries after running vehicle into ditch line

Posted on February 5, 2018 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

A single SUV was discovered in the ditch line of the southbound Highway 111 ramp near Bockman Way.

Emergency responders were dispatched recently to a single- vehicle incident on Bockman Way near McBride Auto Sales.

On Feb. 1, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m., White County E-911 dispatchers were notified of a vehicle incident with possible injuries. According to initial reports, a female subject had run her vehicle off the roadway and landed in a ditch at the Bockman Way-Highway 111 ramp area near McBride Auto Sales.

Emergency responders with Sparta Police Department, Sparta Fire Department, and White County Emergency Medical Service were dispatched to the scene by White … CONTINUED


Fire in Cherry Creek requires countywide response

Posted on February 5, 2018 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Numerous agencies were dispatched to the scene of a structure fire, on Jan. 31. (Photos courtesy of Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department)

Fire departments from across White County were recently dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire in the Cherry Creek community to provide the necessary manpower and equipment needed.

On Jan. 31, 2018, at approximately 10:42 a.m., dispatchers with White County E-911 Communications Center were alerted to a possible structure fire on Claude Loftis Road.

Firefighters with Cherry Creek, NorthEnd, and Cassville volunteer fire departments, as well as White County Sheriff Department and White County Emergency Medical Service, were first dispatched to the scene. Additional manpower and … CONTINUED


Two high-speed pursuits enter and end in White County

Posted on February 5, 2018 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Officers from multiple agencies were busy last week handling two different high-speed pursuits that ended with the apprehension of both subjects.

At approximately 1:21 p.m., on Jan. 29, 2018, White County E-911 Communications Center dispatchers were notified by Cumberland County officials of an ongoing vehicle pursuit in their county that could possibly enter White County. Deputies with the White County Sheriff Department were notified and dispatched to the Cumberland County-White County line to assist in the pursuit.

According to information released by White County Sheriff Department, a silver 2012 Volkswagen SUV, which was being pursued by Cumberland County Sheriff deputies, entered White County on Crossville Highway (Highway 70), … CONTINUED


Robert Lee McCulley

Posted on February 3, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Robert Lee McCulley, 89, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 3, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McCulley was the son of William Andrews McCulley and Eula Fay Farley.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Belle McCulley; his parents; daughter, Barbara Daniels; son-in-law, Bill Fattore; and brother-in-law, Jack Stewart.

Survivors include his daughter, Norma Jean Fattore, of Michigan; sons, Robert K. McCulley and wife Sherrie, of Sparta, William P. McCulley and wife Tonya, of Sparta; grandsons, Samuel M. Fattore, Keith S. McCulley, Kyle Geer, Bobby Lee McCulley; granddaughters, Christy Nicole Tubbs, Brooke Alyssa McCulley Delaney; brother-in-law, H.L. Kirby; and great-grandchildren, Addison Fattore, Alaina Fattore, … CONTINUED


David Wayne Sherrell

Posted on February 3, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

David Wayne Sherrell, 66, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bessie Jane Roberts

Posted on February 3, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bessie Jane Roberts, 85, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 2, 2018.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1932, to Willie J. Roberts and Mary Wright Roberts.

She was a factory worker and loved singing gospel songs. Mrs. Roberts was a faithful attendee of Doyle First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton L. Roberts, whom she married in 1948; sons, Ronald and Jerry; daughter, Shirley Steele; grandson, Isaac Roberts; brothers, Johnny, Jesse, Loyd, Floyd, Mason, Joe, Claudie, Clyde, H.C.; and sisters, Lorene, Novella, and Myrtle.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Clarence and Brenda Roberts, David and Joan Roberts, Bruce and Dottie Roberts, … CONTINUED


Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted on February 3, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct meetings to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to … CONTINUED


Warriors trail at the end of three

Posted on February 2, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 37-27 at the end of three quarters of play.


Warriors trail at the half

Posted on February 2, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 27-19 at the half. The Warriors were led by Dyson Reece in the first half. Reece finished the half with 9 points.


Warriors trail by three at the end of the first quarter

Posted on February 2, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 12-9 at the end of the first quarter.


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