Monthly Archives: March 2015

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 4

Posted on March 23, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Children across the Upper Cumberland are invited to hunt from treasures beginning at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Cookeville’s Dogwood Park during an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Lite Rock 95.9, 106.9 Kicks Country, Brock 93.7 and News Talk 100.9/AM 1600. The hunt is free. Easter Bunny arrives at 10 a.m., for professional photos with the children. There will also be bouncies, games and activities 90 minutes prior to the hunt in the Dogwood Park Pavilion area. Categories: 18 months and younger (parental assistance allowed); 19 months-2 years; ages 3-4; ages 5-7; and ages 8-10. Parents are not allowed in the four other areas. Special eggs


Gas prices update

Posted on March 23, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.42/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.  The national average has increased 12.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 110.6 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.


This Week in White County History-2005

Posted on March 23, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

2005
•WCHS released the names of the 5th and 6th seniors in their top graduating 10. Keela Henry was named 6th and Lacy Loftis was named 5th.
•A Cessna 172 landed upside down in a wheat field after the pilot experienced engine trouble and could not make it to the airport.
•Wayne Sherrell was named interim director of E-911.


This Week in White County History-1995

Posted on March 23, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

1995
•The Warrioretttes claimed their sixth district 7-AAA title.
•White County Courthouse received three new air conditioning units to replace the 20-year-old unit that was removed.
•Upper Cumberland Regional Airport considered a proposal by North End Volunteer Fire Department to house some of their equipment there to more quickly respond to fuel spills or other catastrophes at the airport. The department also asked the airport to consider the extra equipment the department would need if they were to have to respond to an emergency at the airport.


This Week in White County History-1985

Posted on March 23, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

1985
•Petty Officer Robert Barnett Gilliam, of Sparta, was selected as the Naval Diving and Salvage Center’s Sailor of the Year for 1984.
•Frankie Dodson was chosen by the senior class and faculty of White County high School to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.
•Frank Eichelberger, of Sparta, received the China War Memorial Medal from the government of the Republic of China, 40 years after he served in World War II.


This Week in White County History-1975

Posted on March 23, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

1975
•Boyd Haston and T. Stanton Hale, incumbent city aldermen, announced their candidacies for re-election.
•Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce announced it had installed a telephone line to allow the citizens of the community to voice their opinions and comments on the various issues facing the community.
•Tennessee Valley Authority asked for bids to be submitted for construction of a new dam on the Calfkiller River near the water plant on Highway 84.


Warrior baseball team wins two

Posted on March 22, 2015 7:07 am by Tammy Wilhite

Despite having the tournament shortened due to weather, the White County High School baseball team racked up a pair of wins in the District 6AAA in-season tournament.

The Warriors defeated Rhea County (4-1) and Cumberland County (6-4) behind solid pitching performances from Ethan Roberts and Darin Cole.  They are now 2-2 on the season.

See Monday’s print edition for complete details.


Senior Center activities

Posted on March 22, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St., (931) 836-3663
Brenda Roberts, director

Monday, March 23

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

Noon, Bingo – NHC Homecare

1 p.m., Supper

Tuesday, March 24

9 a.m., NEW art class

9 a.m., Income tax prep

10 a.m., Tai Chi

10 a.m., B.P., NHC Homecare

Noon, Bingo: Suncrest

1 p.m., Supper

Wednesday, March 25

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Concert

11 a.m., Buffet

Noon, gospel singing

1 p.m., Supper

Thursday, March 26

9 a.m., Inspiration class

10 a.m., Tai Chi

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

Friday, March 27

7-10 p.m.

Friday night dance

Cane Creek Band

Saturday, March 28Read More


Myrtle Hammock

Posted on March 22, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Myrtle Hammock, 90, a resident of Stone Ridge Court Apartments, passed away March 21, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Henry W. Kirby

Posted on March 22, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Henry W. Kirby, 65, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


TCAT McMinnville hosting March 27 event to encourage adult signups for TN Reconnect

Posted on March 22, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville will host an open house 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 27, for area adults to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, which is part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s initiative to provide eligible adults the opportunity to earn a diploma or certificate at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology  free of tuition and mandatory fees.  The TN Reconnect Grant is a last-dollar scholarship, which will cover the remaining costs of tuition and mandatory fees for a TCAT program after other state and federal financial aid has been applied.


Weather forcing more sports cancellations

Posted on March 20, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Mother Nature has wreaked more havoc on the local sports scene.

The Warriorette softball team had a game canceled on Thursday and were supposed to have played Friday in a tournament in Cookeville.  Those Friday games were cancelled.

The Warrior baseball team was scheduled to play in the in-season District 6AAA tournament.  Their game on Thursday was cancelled, as well as both games on Friday.  The Saturday schedule has been adjusted.  They will play at noon at Cumberland County against Rhea County.  They will then take on the Jets at 5 p.m.


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