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TBI identifies body of woman found in Dekalb Co.
DEKALB COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identifieda body that was found in Dekalb County Monday.Police identified the body as 28-year-old Jessica Renee Stephens of Cannon County.TBI agents were called to the scene Monday after Stephens' body was found in a yard in Smi
New sign depicts location of old White County High School
Ernie Price, of Sparta, attended Darwin High School, in Cookeville. Darwin was a school for only African-Americans, but it burned down, in 1963, and was never rebuilt. Due to the fire, the students, including Price, had to attend different high schools. Price came to White County, and, in May 1964,
Rollover on 111 blamed on deer
According to a preliminary incident report, James Nelson, 65, of Cookeville, was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion northbound on Highway 111 when, at the crossover with Wilmouth Road, he encountered what he thought to be a deer in the roadway and swerved to avoid it.
Deputies reportedly use Taser on dog on owner’s property
On Nov. 2, 2018, White County deputies were called to Jim Hennessee Road about a cow running loose through yards. According to Jim Hennessee Road residents Cameron Farris and fiancée Katie Roberts that is when White County sheriff deputies came on their property and subsequently used a Taser on thei
Warriorettes open up the season with a win
The Warriorettes opened up their season with a 61-35 win over Siegel High School. Mia Murray led the Warriorettes with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The Warriorettes will return to action on Friday when they travel to Athens to take on McMinn County High School. The game is set to begin at 5 pm CT.By su
State legislator being sued over alleged stolen property
A complaint was filed several weeks ago in White County Chancery Court against Tennessee State Representative Paul Sherrell, by Charlie Allen and his wife, Dianne Allen, stating that Sherrell has allegedly taken over $82,000 worth of farm equipment from the Allens and is refusing to return the prope
Nashville to be Amazon's Eastern hub, adding 5K jobs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - Nashville will be home to Amazon's Eastern U.S. hub, bringing 5,000 jobs to the area. Amazon made the announcement Tuesday morning, saying the location would be its new Operations Center of Excellence. Governor Bill Haslam is set to make the significant economic announceme
Warriors trail at the half
The Warriors trail the Siegel Stars 31-25 at the half. Dyson Reece led the Warriors in the first half with 12 points.By submitting a comment you grant Sparta Live a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate and irrelevant comments will be removed at an
First flurries of the season
Some parts of Cumberland County saw the first snow flurries of the season early Saturday morning but skies cleared quickly during the morning and left us with a pretty decent weekend. Temperatures dropped to 23 degrees Sunday morning and I expect it to be even colder this week as several cold fronts
Reports: FDA to announce menthol cigarette ban
Winter Storm Watch issued November 13 at 3:15PM CST expiring November 15 at 6:00PM CST in effect for: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, McLean, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Union, We
INMATE DEATH AT GRUNDY COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
Robert Dean Argo (62), of Monteagle, was speaking to corrections officers around 5:10 p.m.
Lisa Spencer's Tuesday Evening 4WARN Forecast
Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Northwest Middle Tennessee Wednesday night until Thursday, including Stewart, Montgomery, Houston and Humphreys Counties.
High school basketball season tips off Tuesday for White and Van Buren
Preseason practices, scrimmages, and playdays are officially over. When Tuesday night rolls around, both White County High School and Van Buren County High School will tip off their 2018-19 campaigns in the friendly confines of their gymnasiums. Then both teams will play their second game on the roa
PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: Church ministry wishes you an alternative Christmas
Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy for person? Tired of giving toys that are discarded after Christmas? Want to ensure that money is well spent? There is a way to give a meaningful gift during the holidays while supporting worthy organizations. The Alternative Christmas Fair is an opportunity t
Crowds gather for Veteran's Day Parade
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CCHS bandroom dedicated to Tinnel
On Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., the Cumberland County High School bandroom will be renamed and dedicated as the Steve Tinnel Bandroom. The former colleagues and friends of Mr. Tinnel cordially invite all family, friends, band alumni and band boosters to come and celebrate his legacy.
White County students receive hands-on experience
White County High School’s veterinary science, health science, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) classes used ultrasound technology in an integration project at the agricultural facility on campus. Students identified at least six puppies in this catahoula leopard dog. Teachers a
Cavers select area for national convention
With more than 10,000 caves in Tennessee and its majority located along the Cumberland Plateau, National Speleological Society saw no better fit than Cookeville to take their next national convention underground, taking place June 17-22, 2019.
FFA fruit and nut sale underway
White County FFA officers and members (L-R) Braxton Hutson, Alayna Sims, Hannah Stanton, Kennedy Selby, Josalynn Price, Ashlyn Hanna, Dustin Hawkins
19-year-old dies in Putnam County shooting
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) - An investigation got underway in Putnam County after a 19-year-old male died in a shooting.The incident happened around 7 p.m. Friday at a residence.Officials said the shooting appears to be accidental.No additional details were released.