H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:17 pm

Dale Bennett, a White County commissioner and avid Harley rider, along with his wife Pam, helped organize the event that brought H.O.G. Rally participants to Sparta.

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:12 pm

Sparta Motosports greeted the bikers as they arrived at the Ag Complex.

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:11 pm

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


H.O.G. Rally participants check out what Sparta has to offer

Posted by | May 26, 2015 4:10 pm

Tennessee H.O.G. Rally is May 26-30, 2015, in Cookeville. Bikers will be cruising the entire Upper Cumberland and spending tourism dollars in our community. But, the most exciting news was the $10,000 Rural Series of Poker, One-Day Poker Run, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, for pre-registered guests of the H.O.G. Rally, in Cookeville. One of the stop-off locations was Sparta, at the fairgrounds, at the White County Agriculture Complex. White County businesses joined in the effort to welcome these bikers to this community. Numerous gifts were donated for our special guests.


White County School Nutrition Program providing summer meals

Posted by | May 26, 2015 3:49 pm

White County School Nutrition Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site and times as follows:

White County High School

June 1-5 and June 8-12

Breakfast served: 8-8:30 a.m.

Lunch served: 11:15-11:45 a.m.

 


Good Time Cruisers Annual Cruise-In at Sparta Drive-In

Posted by | May 26, 2015 3:30 pm

The Good Time Cruisers have a great time everywhere they go, especially during the May 16 Sonic Cruise-In and Sock Hop, on Liberty Square. The group will be cruising in to Sparta Drive-In this weekend at 4 p.m. for their annual get-together at one of their old hangouts.

The Good Time Cruisers will have the Annual Cruise-In at Sparta Drive, on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Cruiser cars should start gathering at 4 p.m. For more information call Jr. Jones at (931) 212-7658 or visit their Facebook page, Sparta Good Time Cruisers.


Ficosa North America to build new facility in Putnam County

Posted by | May 26, 2015 2:54 pm

Global Automotive Supplier to Create 550 New Jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with Ficosa North America officials, announced today the company will expand its Tennessee presence by building a new state-of-the-art facility at the Highlands Business Park, in Cookeville.  The automotive supplier will invest $58 million in the Putnam County facility and create 550 jobs.

Ficosa’s existing Tennessee plant in nearby Crossville produces mirror assemblies for Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and other auto manufacturers.  The company will transfer the existing jobs to the new Cookeville facility, which will increase production capacity and allow components currently made in China and Mexico to be made in Tennessee.… Read More


Grief Support Group meetings

Posted by | May 26, 2015 10:46 am

(Please note the changes in meeting times and location.)

A support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one has now been formed once again and will meet at the times and locations listed below. Everyone who is suffering through the pain of a death is encouraged to attend. This is a time for sharing your most raw emotions and knowing that they will be kept in strictest confidence. Come join the group and cry with us, listen with us and rejoice with us in even the smallest victories. No specific religious denomination will be promoted – only a loving and caring environment led my individuals who have the knowledge and power to help ease the heavy burden of grief.… Read More


Warrior Youth Football League sign-ups

Posted by | May 26, 2015 8:52 am

Sign-up dates for Warrior Youth Football League will be 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, June 1; Tuesday, June 2; and Friday, June 5, at the Little League fields behind Sparta YMCA.  Teams are Pee Wee (ages 5-6), Midget (ages 7-8), Junior Pro (ages 9-10) and Senior Pro (ages 11-12). Fee rates are $50 for 1 player/cheerleader; $75 for 2 players/cheerleaders; $100 for 3 players/cheerleaders ($100 is maximum fee). Player jersey fee $35 due the day equipment is handed out. Every player must provide a birth certificate and current physical prior to the first practice.


Dean Mathews Sapp

Posted by | May 26, 2015 8:41 am

Dean Mathews Sapp, 80, of Doyle, passed away May 22, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Sapp was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Overton County, to Elmer and Fannye Boles Mathews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Junior Sapp; and daughter, Lillie “Sissy” King.

She was a retired manager of a Citrus House.

Survivors include her children, Freddie (Rose) Mathews, Jewel Sapp (Jerry) Jenkins, Anita Sapp (Michael) Galyon, Leon (Deboroh) Sapp; good friends, Larry Walls; grandchildren, Misty King, Michael King, Billy Douglas, Lenny Sapp; four additional grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will have a private memorial service.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Meadows family reunion

Posted by | May 26, 2015 8:29 am

The Meadows family reunion will be 1 p.m.-until, Sunday, June 21, at 249 Slash Lane, home of Judy Meadows Bumbalough and Dale Bumbalough. Please bring a covered dish. For more information call (931) 738-3099.


Annie Darlene Swindell Carter

Posted by | May 26, 2015 8:23 am

Annie Darlene Swindell Carter, 90, of Walling, passed away May 24, 2015, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Carter was born April 11, 1925, in Franklin County, to Ike and Sarah Nelson Swindell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, Horace Leon Carter; 12 brothers and sisters, Luther, Clifton, Forrest, Roy, Ralston, Edd, Murrell, Floyd, Cleo, Zula, Pearl, Audrey; son-in-law, Wayne Johnson; and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Jean Carter.

Survivors include her children, Carolyn Maynard and husband Ray, David Carter, Linda Johnson and husband Freddie, Peggy Howell and husband Loyd; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Webb, Natalie Johnson, Dana Seabolt, Devin (Jenny) Johnson, Chase (Rachel) Howell, Derek Evans, Rhonda Evans; great-grandchildren, Christian Seabolt, Kayla Seabolt, Myla Clouse, Kensley Howell; and many nieces and nephews.… Read More


Dorothy Louise Mills

Posted by | May 26, 2015 7:18 am

Dorothy Louise Mills, 81, of Sparta, passed away May 24, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Ms. Mills was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Van Buren County, to Julius Clint and Bertie Lou Humphrey Mills.

She was a retired beautician and factory worker. She was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Geraldine Mills Chandler.

Survivors include her niece, Virginia Baker and husband Mike, of Doyle; special friend, Doug Benningfield and wife Karen, of Sparta; a host of cousins; and the fine staff at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral service was 2 p.m., May 25, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Cummingsville Cemetery.… Read More


MUTT STRUT 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Set for May 30th

Posted by | May 26, 2015 6:30 am

Make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Mutt Strut 5K and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk, presented by Friends of White County Animals and US Bank, set for May 30, 2015. Pre-registration is due by May 12, 2015. Sign-up online at: www.friendsofwhitecountyanimals.com. Pre-registered participants receive an event t-shirt. 5K Early Registration: $25 ($30 on race day). Fun Run/Walk Registration: $20 ($25 on race day). Sign In: 7:30 AM at the Farmer’s Market on Wall Street & behind the White County Courthouse. Race Start: 8:30 a.m. 1 Mile FUN RUN/WALK: 9:30 a.m. (well-behaved leashed pets are welcome) For more information or questions, please contact: Vanessa O’Neal (931) 836-2151 or Rachael Robinson (931) 738-6979.


Several youth sports camps set for Sparta

Posted by | May 25, 2015 9:55 pm

The young athletes of White County will have several opportunities to develop their sports skills this summer with several local camps on the horizon and several more to be announced later.

The Warrior basketball team will hold their annual camp June 1-3 from 9-11 a.m. in Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The camp is open to students that will be enrolled in grades 1-8 for the 2015-16 school year. Campers will, however, be grouped by age. The cost of the camp is $45 per player for early registration or $55 for late registration. Early registration is Sunday, May 31st from 2-3 p.m. in the WCHS gymnasium. Late registration is 30 minutes prior to the start of each session.… Read More


Grief Support meetings

Posted by | May 25, 2015 6:30 am

A support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one has now been formed once again and will meet at the times and locations listed below. Everyone who is suffering through the pain of a death is encouraged to attend. This is a time for sharing your most raw emotions and knowing that they will be kept in strictest confidence. Come join the group and cry with us, listen with us and rejoice with us in even the smallest victories. No specific religious denomination will be promoted – only a loving and caring environment led my individuals who have the knowledge and power to help ease the heavy burden of grief.… Read More


Hal Truman Grissom

Posted by | May 24, 2015 3:53 pm

Hal Truman Grissom, 65, of Dunlap, passed away May 23, 2015, at NHC Healthcare Center of Sparta.

Mr. Grissom was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Spencer, the son of Morgan Grissom and Pauline Delong Grissom.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., May 26, 2015, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery, in Spencer. The family will receive friends 1-9 .m., May 25, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m.., May 26, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy L. Mills

Posted by | May 24, 2015 3:49 pm

Dorothy L. Mills, 81, of Sparta, passed away this morning at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Registration July 27 for new students

Posted by | May 24, 2015 3:46 pm

The date for high school and middle school NEW student registration will be July 27, 2015, at the respective schools. Parents and students should bring the following items with them that day:

(1) A current, White Co. utility bill or rental contract.

(2) Guardianship paperwork as established by applicable birth certificate, divorce decree, or judge/DCS placement contract.

(3) Valid government-issued ID of guardian.

One important item to note is that if your student was enrolled in a White County School on the last day of the 2014-2015 school year, your student will automatically be registered, and you do not need to attend this registration.



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