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DeKalb Man Sentenced On Assault Charges

A DeKalb County man has plead guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. 35-year-old Nathan Trapp received a six-year probation sentence with 120 days to serve in the DeKalb County jail. Both sentences will run at the same time. Trapp was also given credit for time served from May to October this year. DeKalb County deputies arrested Trapp after he ... Read More »

TDOT: DeKalb Bridge Work To Complete On Time

TDOT said DeKalb County’s College Street Bridge repair will be complete on time. Spokesman Jennifer Flynn said Mid State Construction served as contractor on the project, which cost about $282,000. “The asphalt overlay for the bridge itself is scheduled to be done next Tuesday and Wednesday and the project is scheduled to complete on time,” Flynn said. The bridge has ... Read More »

October Is Cyber Security Month

October is Cyber Security Month. Eric Brown serves as assistant director of Cyber Security Education, Research and Outreach at Tennessee Tech. Brown said Cyber Security is important for everyone, not just the geeks in your family. “To make them a little more aware of safeguards and steps they should take to safely conduct business as they go through this cyber ... Read More »

Training In Tennessee Closer To Ft. Campbell For Marines

A Marine Corps representative said he wants to bring special forces to White County because their training grounds are getting too crowded. Al Parker has addressed both the Sparta Board of Aldermen and the White County Commission. Parker said special forces, including the Navy Seals, Army Green Berets, Marines and Air Force train in Louisiana and Mississippi near Fort Shelby. ... Read More »

Blood Donors Needed For Patients Here And Elsewhere

Blood Assurance Donor Coordinator Trudy Cody said donating blood is an easy and free way to help victims of tragedy, whether they’re rebuilding from hurricanes or recovering from tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting. Those donations also help people who have suffered tragedy here in the Upper Cumberland. Blood donations frequently help those receiving cancer treatments, patients in surgery and ... Read More »

White Co. Searching For High-Wage Jobs

White County’s focus will change from searching for jobs to searching for high-wage jobs. Commissioners asked County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson about the county’s workforce at the group’s last meeting. “We have a workforce, if we can get the rates up, the pay rates up, people won’t have to leave town to make a decent living and that’ll also help,” ... Read More »

Dowelltown Man Charged With False Report

DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 54-year-old Dowelltown man after he allegedly lied about his missing car. John Wesley Wall reported his 1991 Toyota pickup truck had been stolen. Later, he recanted after deputies learned the truck had been involved in an accident, but the driver left the scene because he was intoxicated. Wall is charged with filing a false ... Read More »

Stock Market Hits 23,000 Mark

Analysts cheered Tuesday as the Dow hit 23,000 for the first time. Tennessee Tech assistant professor of economics and finance Dr. Mark Melichar said the stock market has been strong for more than a year. “Whatever goes up must come down and that’s the concern, now it’s hard to say if that’s going to happen in the next few days, ... Read More »

Few Putnam Students’ TNReady Tests Affected By Scoring Issue

Thirty-nine Putnam County TNReady tests were affected by the recent scoring issue. In a written statement, Putnam County Schools Director Jerry Boyd said a total of 39 students and two teachers were affected at Upperman and Prescott South middle schools. After the tests were re-scored, 36 students saw their scores go up. The two teachers’ evaluations either saw a positive ... Read More »

Citizens Express Concern Over USMC Exercises

Citizens concerned about Sparta’s agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps flocked to the White County Commission meeting Monday. Resident Tom Farris openly questioned the Corps’ motives. “So my question is, what country is the Marines preparing to invade that Sparta resembles exactly?” Farris asked. Al Parker, the Marine Corps representative who set up the Sparta agreement, attended the meeting, spurred ... Read More »