Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bradley arrested after threatening to kill his family

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A Sparta man is behind bars after law enforcement says he threatened the lives of his family and himself with a knife.
According to Public Information Officer Detective Chris Isom, of White County Sheriff Department, officers were dispatched to a White County residence, on April 27, 2014, after Eugene Bradley, 41 of Sparta, allegedly held a knife to his daughter’s throat and threatened to kill his family.
A family member reportedly fled the home and called 911.
Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Chief Deputy Tommy Simmons, Deputy Chris Clayburn, Detective Steve Page, Deputy Joseph Buehler and Deputy Ryan Melanson responded to the home.
Upon their arrival, Det. Isom says Bradley … CONTINUED


Christian Faith Ministry and Feed the Children team up for giveaway

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On May 28, 2014, a tractor-trailer loaded with boxes of food and toiletries from Feed the Children in Oklahoma will be in Sparta at the cultural arts building parking lot of the White County Fairgrounds for a 400-family giveaway. This partnership with Christian Faith Ministry is an answered prayer for many low-income families.
There are government guidelines that must be met in order to qualify for this giveaway. Applications will be taken at the cultural arts building on Golden Mountain Road on May 3, May 10, and May 17, between the hours of 1 and 3 P.M.
The following criteria must be met in order to qualify: must … CONTINUED


BonAir History Fair on May 4

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

BonAir Mountain Historical Society will host its annual history fair and bus tours, 1-5 p.m., May 4, at BonDeCroft Elementary School. There will also be a lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, $5, noon-4 p.m. For more information call (931) 935-2904. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about the days when BonAir was a bustling community with numerous stores and a huge coal mining industry.


Ruth Louise Reynolds Ward

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruth Louise Reynolds Ward, 74, of Quebeck, passed away April 29, 2014, in Sparta.
Mrs. Ward was born July 14, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Reynolds and Kathryn Phipps and her stepfather, Farley Phipps.
She spent most of her life as a housekeeper for the Desert Inn located in Las Vegas, Nevada. In her spare, time Mrs. Ward enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, and she loved a good book.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Ward; sons, Michael Michener, Robert Michener; daughter, Jennifer Schill; grandson, Zachary Roberts; father, Robert Reynolds; mother, Kathryn Phipps; stepfather, Farley Phipps; brother, Robert Reynolds; and … CONTINUED


Johnny Lee Clark

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Johnny Lee Clark, 23, of Sparta, passed away April 30, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.
Mr. Clark was born Jan. 20, 1991, in Cookeville, to Jimmy and Becky Winnett Clark.
He loved the outdoors, especially fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Miya Clark, of Sparta; daughter, Kami Leigh Clark, of Sparta; parents, Jimmy and Becky Clark, of Sparta; sister, Amanda Berthal and husband Tommy, of Spencer; five brothers, Travis Margeson and wife Kristan, of Sparta, Noah J. Clark, of Sparta, Kevin Clark and wife Shannon, of McMinnville, Jason Clark, of Campaign, Jimmy Joe Clark of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 … CONTINUED


Warrior football shows improvement in the weight room

Posted on May 1, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Giving it his all. Perry Clayton attempts a higher weight during his clean max as teammates look on. The Warriors have been scheduled to hit the field for spring practice, but weather has postponed the start of that.

Spring sports weren’t the only ones who saw activities postponed due to the rain earlier this week.
The Warrior football team was scheduled to begin spring practice Monday, but had to move the start to Wednesday due to rain. The Warriors are allowed 10 days of practice. During spring workouts, they are scheduled to have a scrimmage at Smith County on Friday, May 9th. Spring drills are scheduled to end … CONTINUED


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