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Fatality overnight in auto accident

Bobby Lee McCulley | September 22, 2017 9:40 am A pedestrian was killed last night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Roberts Matthews Highway. At approximately 7:59 pm on Sept. 21, dispatchers at the White County E-911 Communications Center received notification regarding a possible aut

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 09:40:43

Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale

| September 22, 2017 10:43 am Saturday, Oct. 7 Who: All those interested in participating What: All day yard sale (This year there will be spaces for travelers to park RVs.) When: Starts at daylight and ends at dark Where: The entire expanse of Bockman Way; will also include Pearson Park, next to S

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 10:43:13

2017 deer archery hunting season opens Sept. 23

Kim Swindell Wood | September 22, 2017 7:55 am The 2017 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 23. The archery season dates in all five of the state's deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 23-Oct. 27 and Oct. 30-Nov. 3. Tennessee is divided in

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 07:55:12

Student essay contest to focus on citizenship

Kim Swindell Wood | September 22, 2017 9:17 am The Tennessee Secretary of State's office is kicking off its second annual student essay contest to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. The essays will focus on citizenship with length requirements varying by grade level. Schools may sub

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 09:17:41

Fishing regulations to be set at September TFWC meeting

Kim Swindell Wood | September 22, 2017 7:50 am The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will establish the 2018-19 sport fish and commercial fishing regulations during its September meeting. The meeting will be held in Gatlinburg Sept. 26-27 (Tuesday-Wednesday) at the Edgewater Hotel. Committee me

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 07:50:59

Haslam proclaims Earth Science Week in Tennessee

Kim Swindell Wood | September 22, 2017 7:46 am Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 8-14 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will help promote awareness of the importance of geoscience. As part of Earth Science Week, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Tennessee G

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-22 07:46:55

County legislative body elects new chairman, appoints new committees

White County commissioners have elected a new chairman and appointed new committee members During the Sept. 18, 2017 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of White County, Stanley Neal was voted to fill the position that had been held for many years by Terry Alley, a longtime member of the le

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 12:09:43

Felony fugitive found in Monterey

A man who allegedly fled Colorado to avoid prosecution for a felony is being held without bond at the Putnam County Jail after he was discovered Tuesday in Monterey.Lane C. Barnhurst, 21, most ... This item is available in full to subscribers. A man who allegedly fled Colorado to avoid prosecution f

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-09-21 15:55:57

Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard to reprise roles in Glass

Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard are to reprise their roles in M. Night Shyamalan's movie 'Glass'. Both actors starred in the filmmaker's first movie in the now trilogy 'Unbreakable' with Clark as Joseph Dunn and Woodard starring as the mother of Samuel L. Jackson's character and villain of

RHEAHERALDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Private donations make up funding shortfall for seniors

Three people have donated a total of $10,000 to the Cookeville Senior Citizen Center, following weeks of concern by seniors after Putnam commissioners decided to reduce their contribution to the ... This item is available in full to subscribers. Three people have donated a total of $10,000 to the Co

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-09-22 16:45:57

Smith says Southern Hills title up for grabs

With less than 24 hours until the start of the Southern Hills Amateur Golf Tournament, Clement Smith is eager to get going.Smith will be one of many players to tee it up Saturday in the first annual ... This item is available in full to subscribers. With less than 24 hours until the start of the Sou

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-09-22 16:20:36

Settlement on lawsuit with sheriff approved by commission

Sheriff Oddie Shoupe One major item that was discussed during a recent White County Commission meeting was a settlement agreement between the government of White County and Sheriff Oddie Shoupe. On Sept. 18, 2017, White County commissioners voted 9 to 5 to accept the proposed agreement, which was re

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 06:54:11

Van Buren commissioners approve the sale of tax delinquent properties

Van Buren County commissioners took action to approve the sale of tax delinquent properties during Tuesday's meeting. The Board of County Commissioners for Van Buren County held its regularly scheduled meeting, on Sept. 19, at the Yvonna Sutton Fair Building. There were several items on the agenda f

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:30:48

Tax collections exceed projections, including rural communities

Tax collections continues to exceed projections, including rural communities Tennessee's total tax revenues for the period of July were once again more than budgeted expectations, and rural communities played a role in the growth, according to recently released state reports. Larry Martin, Tennessee

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:40:30

Cattle farmers take part in specialized techniques classes

Cattle farmers from across Van Buren and White counties recently attended an educational program about pregnancy determination techniques. The University of Tennessee Extension offices in Van Buren and White counties, along with the White and Van Buren Cattlemen's Association, held an educational me

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:38:38

Van Buren receives new ambulance

Bobby Lee McCulley | September 21, 2017 7:33 am Emergency medical personnel in Van Buren County recently received a new ambulance to add to their fleet. A brand new ambulance has officially arrived and been placed into service for the Van Buren County Emergency Medical Service. The new ambulance, Un

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:33:44

Why states can't prevent a runaway convention

The danger of an Article V convention (which made James Madison "tremble", caused Alexander Hamilton "dread", and Chief Justice John Jay to say that another convention would impose an "extravagant risque") is this: the delegates to the convention can run away: instead of proposing amendments to our

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:15:24

"Dad, our house is on fire"

While I was at work, my phone sounded. The message was one that I had never seen before. It indicated that someone had used the cell phone belonging to my teenage son to call 911. All types of scenarios began to swirl through my thoughts. Had he and my wife been involved in an accident? Did somethin

SPARTALIVE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:44:50

Cookeville man charged with impersonating bonding agent

An armed Putnam County man wearing body armor and identification of a bonding agent was arrested by Crossville Police Sept. 9 and now faces a multitude of charges, according to a police report. Joseph E. Harmann, 38, 365 Burgess Mill Rd., Cookeville, is charged with possession of methamphetamine for

CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 20:20:00

Culture picks: Fall Tennessee Craft Fair plus 6 other events

Come shop and celebrate fine American craft at the 39th annual fall Tennessee Craft Fair this weekend at Centennial Park. Hosted by Tennessee Craft, a nonprofit organization that champions local craftsmanship, the fair brings together over 200 juried and award-winning artists from the across the Uni

THE TENNESSEAN - 2017-09-20 14:00:01