Winter fishing at Cane Creek

Posted by | December 3, 2019 8:02 am

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program at Cane Creek Park begins this month at 201 C C Camp Road. A total of 5,000 rainbow trout will be released Dec. 11 and in January, making for nice cold-weather fishing opportunities. To learn more, call (931) 520-4386.


Free carriage rides

Posted by | December 3, 2019 8:00 am

Take a memorable ride around the Christmas tree at Dogwood Park in a carriage or wagon. This free Christmas in the Park activity is available Dec. 6-7, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 3-6 p.m.; Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 14, 2-5 p.m.; Dec. 15, 3-6 p.m.; and Dec. 20, 5-8 p.m. To learn more, call (931) 520-4386.


Enjoy ‘Christmas Classics’ at Depot Christmas Open House on Dec. 7

Posted by | December 3, 2019 7:57 am

Louis Philpot, 7, admires ornaments on the Christmas tree at the Cookeville Depot Museum, which will have its annual Christmas Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 7. The theme is “Christmas Classics.”

Glittering ornaments and warm feelings of nostalgia will set the stage for a festive holiday gathering at the Cookeville Depot Museum’s annual Christmas Open House.

The free event will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 7, at 116 W. Broad St. This year’s theme is “Christmas Classics.”

“Our goal is for guests to fondly remember those whimsical cartoon or claymation specials they waited to see every year, as well as the time-tested, black-and-white classic holiday films we all know and love,” Beth Thompson, Cookeville museums manager, said. “We’re hoping to evoke warm holiday memories of munching homemade cookies fresh from the oven while snuggled under a blanket and taking … CONTINUED


Elf on the Shelf contest

Posted by | December 2, 2019 6:59 pm

Click here to enter the “Elf on the Shelf” contest beginning Dec. 2. Play and you could win a $100 gift card.



WCHS Warriors and Warriorettes defeat DeKalb County

Posted by | December 2, 2019 2:41 pm

Kegan Dodson laying it up vs. DeKalb County

By Jerry Lowery

On Nov. 26, the White County High School Warriors and Warriorettes both dominated the visiting Dekalb County team from Smithville.

The Warriorettes took to the court first and won big by a score of 65-32.  The Warriorettes took the lead early in the first quarter and never looked back as they cruised to the win.  Gracie Dodgen led the Warriorettes with 15 points.  Kendreah Reeves followed with 11 points in the game.  Julia Curtis scored eight points, and Nia Powers added seven points.  Morgan Quick, Alaina Stiles, and Kanden Reeves added six points in the win.  Addison Frazier, Taylor Rittenberry, and Mia Murray added two … CONTINUED


TDCI: Consumers should be aware of Medigap facts andfalsehoods

Posted by | December 2, 2019 2:12 pm

As Tennesseans consider their health plans ahead of the Dec. 15, 2019 deadline to enroll for coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers of next year’s changes to Medigap plans and clarifies who is and who is not affected by the changes.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) makes changes to the sale of Medigap Plans C, F, and F High Deductible after January 1, 2020. These changes do not affect anyone who turns 65 before January 1, 2020, nor anyone else who is eligible for Medicare due to disability or end-stage renal disease before … CONTINUED



What are you expecting from Jesus?

Posted by | December 2, 2019 1:49 pm

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint church

Well, it’s officially that time of year again. Thanksgiving has past, and, everywhere you look, Christmas is all around. But the question we must ask ourselves is, what do we expect from Jesus?

Each year, about this time, the ladies are nestled in, watching their Hallmark Christmas movies, and, well, for the guys, it’s ballgames. But we all seem to agree on a few classics from the Christmas season, and one of those is “Christmas Vacation.” Notice that Clark has such lofty expectations that no one or family can live up to them. His fun old-fashioned family Christmas turns out to be … CONTINUED


With a thankful heart

Posted by | December 2, 2019 1:33 pm

The Right Stuff – by Donald Holman

As I began to think of all the current goings-on with our country, I feel a certain fatigue with reporting on all the strife that currently exists in our political life. Even though much could be said about those things, I thought we could all use a break from it.

This Thanksgiving Day followed a certain tradition we have developed in the years since my last remaining parent, Flo Holman, died. Dining with my sister and nephew, we looked across a table filled with all the traditional foods we all love. The conversation was quieter, the passing of dishes less filled … CONTINUED



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