Monthly Archives: July 2015

Johnny Albert Bumbalough

Posted on July 2, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Johnny Albert Bumbalough, 70, of Sparta, passed away June 30, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Mr. Bumbalough was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Ohio, to William Hershel Bumbalough and Amanda Arlena Sherrell Bumbalough.

He is survived by his son, John Patrick (Wanda) Bumbalough, of Louisville, Kentucky; two sisters, Betty (Durelle) Henry, of Old Hickory, Norma (Don) Huddleston, of Knoxville; two brothers, Terry (Marine) Bumbalough, of Louisville, Kentucky, Robert (Betty) Bumbalough, of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be 5-8 p.m., July 2, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home. No service is planned.

Memorials may be made to Friends of White County Animals.… Read More


Library’s Summer Reading Program continues

Posted on July 1, 2015 8:08 am by Delaney Austin

Another installment of the White County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will be tomorrow, July 2, at 10 a.m. at the White County Public Library.

This event is free to the public and encourages reading through the summer. Along with the librarians, TennCare will be present giving out goodies to the children as well as having applications available, the White County School System will be handing out a free book to every child that stays for the program, and the special guest, Magician Terry Hedges will be there to wow the children with magic tricks.

This program continues throughout the summer, every Thursday at 10 a.m. through July


Caney Fork Electric sends students on 50th anniversary Youth Tour

Posted on July 1, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Some 1,700 future leaders — including almost 140 from Tennessee electric cooperative service areas — traveled to Washington, D.C., June 12-18, for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Ben Boyd, of Spencer, MaKayla Stubblefield, of McMinnville, Nicklas Patterson, of Smithville, and Casey Sain, of Sparta, were rewarded with spots on the tour of D.C. for writing winning short stories titled “Electric Cooperatives: Powering Potential.”  Susan Measles, Van Buren County High School English teacher, was also awarded a spot on the trip to recognize her invaluable support of the co-op’s youth programs.


Sparta-White County Senior Center

Posted on July 1, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Win a pair to tickets to Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville

Posted on July 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to Cumberland Caverns, in McMinnville. All you have to do is email a photo of you by yourself or you with family and pals involved in an outdoor activity, such as hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking, etc. Email the photo to kim@myspartanews.com. Label it “contest.” Include your name, phone number and city in which you live. Also provide the names of the people in the photo (if possible) and where the photo was taken. Deadline to enter is noon, Tuesday, July 7. You must also visit http://cumberlandcaverns.com/ and search for “Bluegrass Underground” and list in the email at least … Read More


Roberts named TBCA All State

Posted on July 1, 2015 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association released their All State team for this season and White County’s Ethan M. Roberts was named to the Class AAA team.

The member coaches of the association placed their votes for players across the state. Roberts, who has signed with Tennessee Tech, was one of 12 Class AAA pitchers to be named All State.

Roberts was the lone District 6AAA representative on the entire squad and was one of only two players from the entire Upper Cumberland to earn a spot on either of the All State teams across four classifications (A, AA, AAA and Division II). The only other player from the … Read More


Johnny Bumbalough

Posted on July 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Johnny Bumbalough, 70, of Sparta, passed away June 30, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


All Star update

Posted on July 1, 2015 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

Sparta’s Little League All Star teams split their games on Tuesday.

The 9/10-year old team made it two in a row with their thrilling 12-10 win over Lebanon.  They will return to action in their area tournament Thursday at 8 p.m. against Smith County in Carthage.

The 7/8-year team made it three one-run nail biters in a row.  They were, however, suffered their first loss falling 9-8 to Lebanon.  They still advance on to the district with their second place finish.  That starts Monday at Smith County.  They will take on Lebanon at 7:30 p.m.

See Thursday’s print edition for full details of the games.


BonDeCroft Baptist invites everyone

Posted on July 1, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m., Friday, July 3.  Rain date is Saturday, July 4. Everyone is welcome.


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