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  1. Judge who offered inmates reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization is reprimandedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Tri-cityherald.com

    When Judge Sam Benningfield of White County, Tennessee, offered to shave off jail time for inmates who volunteered for sterilization procedures, a chorus of attorneys, advocates and public officials reacted with horror. Benningfield said his goal was to break a "vicious cycle" of repeat drug offenders with children.

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  2. Judge Reprimanded for Shortening Sentences for Birth ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | FindLaw

    Judge Sam Benningfield, of White County, Tennessee, made national headlines this spring, again over the summer, and is doing it one more time this fall. For the most part, it's all related to the same idea he had that was so wild it violated the Constitution.

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  3. Tennessee judge behind inmate sterilization program rebukedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Greenville Sun

    A Tennessee judge who offered inmates less jail time if they voluntarily underwent birth control procedures has been publicly reprimanded by state judicial regulators. The Tennessean reports White County judge Sam Benningfield received a Nov. 15 letter of reprimand from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct, saying he'd acted in a way that threatened public confidence in the judicial system.

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  4. Lori Ann Pollard KibbeyRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 21 | Herald-Citizen

    Funeral services for Lori Ann Pollard Kibbey, 48, of Sparta, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Thurman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Zion Cemetery in White County.

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  5. White County judge reprimandedRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 21 | Herald-Citizen

    The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct issued a formal reprimand against White County Judge Sam Benningfield Monday.In May, Benningfield created a standing order offering any inmate who undergoes a a In May, Benningfield created a standing order offering any inmate who undergoes a surgical birth control or sterilization procedure 30 days credit on their sentence. Several inmates did take advantage of the program.

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  6. Tennessee judge formally reprimanded for offering reduced jail time...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 21 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    I almost did not believe the story from earlier this year, blogged here , about a Tennessee judge giving 30 days credit off imposed jail time if an inmate were to voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. But the tale was true, and this new Washington Post piece reports on the latest chapters of this remarkable local imprisonment tale: When Judge Sam Benningfield of White County, Tenn., offered to shave off jail time for inmates who volunteered for sterilization, a chorus of attorneys, advocates and public officials reacted with horror.

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  7. Tenn. judge reprimanded for offering reduced jail time in exchange for sterilizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 21 | The Washington Post

    When Judge Sam Benningfield of White County, Tenn., offered to shave off jail time for inmates who volunteered for sterilization, a chorus of attorneys, advocates and public officials reacted with horror. Benningfield said his goal was to break a "vicious cycle" of repeat drug offenders with children.

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  8. Tennessee judge rebuked for snipping jail time of inmates who got vasectomies, implantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    A Tennessee judge who agreed to shave time off inmate's sentences if they agreed to receive vasectomies or other forms of birth control was publicly reprimanded by Tennessee judicial regulators. In its Nov. 15 letter of reprimand, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct suggested White County judge Sam Benningfield acted in a way that threatened public confidence in the judicial system.

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  9. Tennessee judge reprimanded for shaving off jail time for inmates who received vasectomiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The Jackson Sun

    A Tennessee board reprimanded a rural county judge who gave jail credit to inmates if they agreed to vasectomies or other forms of birth control Lawyers on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville alleging a White County, Tennessee, sheriff and judge who allowed inmates to get out of jail early in exchange for undergoing birth control procedures operated a scheme that was inherently coercive and unconstitutional. A Tennessee judge who agreed to shave time off inmate's sentences if they agreed to receive vasectomies or other forms of birth control was publicly reprimanded by Tennessee judicial regulators.

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  10. UC Connections: Bates buries King with game-winning 3-pointerRead the original story

    Monday Nov 20 | Herald-Citizen

    ... College 89-66. Lamb added five rebounds and three steals in the victory. Also on the college hardwood, former White County girls standout Bella Taylor had a huge week for the University of the South. In the Tigers' first three games, the junior ...

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  11. White County basketball sweeps CannonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Herald-Citizen

    By SCOTT - The White County Warriors and Warriorettes picked up a big basketball sweep of visiting Cannon County Friday night at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.The a White County High School sophomore Sydney Wilson and a teammate apply defensive pressure on a Cannon County player during action Friday night in Sparta. The Warriorettes looked strong early as they jumped on Cannon County and never looked back, winning 68-30.

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  12. Dr. Clarence L. Jones Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Herald-Citizen

    ... at Morningside Assisted Living Center in Cookeville, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 17, 1934, in White County, to the late Clarence Lee Jones Sr. and Tennie Elizabeth Greene Jones. Dr. Jones attended Peeled Chestnut School and White ...

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  13. Dr. Clarence L. JonesRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 16 | Herald-Citizen

    Funeral services for Dr. Clarence L. Jones, 83, of Cookeville, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will be in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery in White County.

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  14. Airport board votes to increase insurance coverageRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 15 | Herald-Citizen

    The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport board has voted to increase the amount covered by their liability insurance from $2 million to $5 million.The board Tuesday also voted to change insurance a The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport board has voted to increase the amount covered by their liability insurance from $2 million to $5 million. The board Tuesday also voted to change insurance carriers, opting for a lower quoted premium of $4,650 from Swallows Insurance, who offered a policy from Berkeley Aviation.

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  15. Widening roads, realignment of intersections recommendedRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 9 | Herald-Citizen

    ... local arterial. It would consist of an east-west connection south of I-40 from Tennessee Avenue to Hwy. 111 in White County, including interchanges with Willow and Jefferson.

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  16. Casting an eye to the hoopRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 26 | Http

    ... in both polls. Cookeville dominated the boys polls, getting first-place nods by the coaches and the media. The White County Warriorettes were picked by the media to finish atop the district, while Stone Memorial was selected by the coaches to win ...

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  17. Robert Lee HuddlestonRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2017 | Herald-Citizen

    Funeral services for Robert Lee Huddleston, 96, of Cookeville, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be in Nash Cemetery in White County.

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  18. Two killed, several hurt in weekend accidentsRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2017 | Herald-Citizen

    Two people were killed and several others injured in vehicle crashes over the weekend.Mary L. Young, 70, of Sparta was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash that happened on Gum Springs Road in White a Mary L. Young, 70, of Sparta was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash that happened on Gum Springs Road in White County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Young was a passenger in a 2016 Honda Civic driven by 23-year-old Benjamin D. Young.

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  19. Putnam schools show improvement in ACT scoresRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2017 | Herald-Citizen

    ... to attend a Tennessee College of Applied Technology, a two-year college, or a four-year university," she said. White County schools posted the largest gains in the state from 2016 to 2017, raising its average composite by 1.7 points to 20.3. Across ...

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  20. New veterans organization charteredRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2017 | Herald-Citizen

    ... month," Murphy said. "Several counties are involved. In fact, we already have members from Cumberland County, White County, Putnam and Overton." "Over 300 veterans are actively enrolled at Tennessee Tech University and he is the main (contact) to ...

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