Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sales tax holiday begins August 7

Posted on July 22, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to assist families in purchasing school supplies as they prepare to kick off the 2015-16 school year. From Aug. 7 to Sunday, Aug. 9, clothing priced less than $100 per item, school and art supplies priced less than $100 per item and computers under $1,500 will be tax-free. Laptops and tablets are also included in the tax-free sale.  A complete list of taxable and exempt items can be found at tntaxholiday.com.


Alta “Libby” Slatten

Posted on July 22, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Mrs. Alta “Libby” Slatten, age 57 of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Born August 25, 1957 in Benham, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Johnnie Eloise (Shoupe) Adams. “Libby” loved painting, arts, and crafts.

Surviving family members include husband, Gary; son, Kevin Slatten, of Sparta; nephew, Josh Taylor of Sparta; three sisters, Sandy Brown, Kathy Taylor, and Karen Jackson; one brother, Bo Adams, one granddaughter, Amanda Slatten and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mrs. Slatten will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015 in the chapel of Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Dan Horton officiating. Burial … Read More


Work on Mayberry Street closes one lane

Posted on July 22, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

City of Sparta is digging on Mayberry Street, closing the northbound lane. Drivers should expect delays when traveling this route.


TVA conducts safety checks at Great Falls Dam

Posted on July 22, 2015 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

As part of our ongoing improvement and maintenance program to ensure TVA’s dams meet today’s stringent industry safety standards, they will be conducting core drilling at Great Falls Dam. The core samples are being collected for structural evaluation of the dam as part of an ongoing “health check” of all 49 dams in the TVA system. The drilling does not harm the dam structure. The work begins the week of July 27, and should be completed in about eight weeks.


Emergency services stair climb slated for Sept. 26

Posted on July 21, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Mary Beth Clouse has coordinated a stair climb to honor White County emergency services that will take place 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at White County Courthouse. All of emergency services are invited to participate. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson will proclaim the day White County Emergency Services Day and Mayor Jeff Young will proclaim the day Sparta  Emergency Services Day. T-shirt pre-orders are due by Aug. 31, and cost $6 for sizes small to extra large, and $8 for 2XL. A roster from each department with participants’ names, titles, years served and whether they are EMTs, firefighters, etc. is due Aug. 28. For more information, call Mary


Ward/Cashdollar family reunion

Posted on July 21, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

The Ward/Cashdollar family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at the cemetery. Lunch is at 12 p.m. All friends and relatives welcome. Please bring a covered dish.


Quebeck-Walling Community Club Potluck

Posted on July 21, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Who: Quebeck Walling Community Club
What: Potluck, bring a dish to share
When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30, July 25
Where: Quebeck Community Center
Contact: 657-1009


Fall Creek Falls Fire Department breakfast

Posted on July 21, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Fall Creek Falls Fire Department will be holding a fund raiser breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Saturday, July 25. The meal will include scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, hash brown potatoes, bacon, sausage, country ham, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $6.


Alta “Libby” Slatten

Posted on July 21, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Alta “Libby” Slatten, age 57 of Sparta, passed away today at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Janet Fletcher

Posted on July 20, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Janet Fletcher, age 61 of Greeneville, North Carolina, passed away Monday at her residence. Funeral information is incomplete at this time. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


National Rifle Association Foundation awards grant to Doyle FFA camp

Posted on July 20, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

The National Rifle Association Foundation awarded the Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA) with a grant for supplies and materials to construct twelve shooting benches for the rifle range at Camp Clements FFA Leadership Training Camp. The camp is in Doyle and more than 1,200 high school agricultural education students and advisers attend camp annually.

The rifle range at Camp Clements was in great need of shooting benches. Prior to the benches, participants were required to lie down while shooting. That position was not conducive to accurate target shooting and limited the student’s ability to practice safe handling of fire arms. The shooting benches allow participants to easily … Read More


Young Christians Weekend 2015 at Cumberland Caverns

Posted on July 20, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Cumberland Caverns is hosting Young Christians Weekend, a teen retreat featuring inspirational messages, worship and, of course, caving adventures. Set for August 8-9, the event will feature a guest speaker and worship leader. Attendees will receive our overnight What Waits Below caving adventure and campout inside the cave. Overnight guests should arrive for check-in between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on August 8. Book early – only 170 seats available! For more information, visit http://cumberlandcaverns.com/ycw/


Last call page issued for John Kollmorgan

Posted on July 20, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

E-911 made a last call page in memory of John Kollmorgan, who had served as chief of Central View Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

 


White County students awarded for academic excellence at Lipscomb University

Posted on July 20, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Several Sparta area students have been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester 2015. Those students are Emily Henry, Biochemistry: Biology Emphasis, honor roll; Lydia Henry, Interdisciplinary Teaching Pre-K-3, honor roll; and Chandler Putman, Public Relations, honor roll. At the end of each semester, students who achieve a grade average of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the honor roll.


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