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Posted on October 31, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Crash at Roosevelt and Highway 111

Posted on October 31, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A crash that occurred this morning around 6:30 a.m., caused a minimal hindrance to traffic. Sparta Police Department was on the scene, as well as Sparta Fire Department. No additional details are available at this time.


Kenneth L. “Butch” Prater

Posted on October 31, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kenneth L. “Butch” Prater, 68, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriors end season with hard fought loss to Cleveland

Posted on October 31, 2015 3:03 am by Tammy Wilhite

In their season finale, the White County High School football team left it all on the field Friday night against Cleveland.

The Raiders held off the Warriors for the 41-33 win and earned the #4 spot in Region 4-5A, which gives them a trip to the playoffs.

The Warriors didn’t make it easy for visitors though.  WCHS scored and took a one-point lead late in the third quarter, but Cleveland scored back to back touchdowns and then held off the Warriors.

The loss ended the WCHS season at 2-8.  Junior running back, Chris Richmond, did surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the season with a 200-yard performance in the … Read More


Warriors trail at the half

Posted on October 30, 2015 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Cleveland leads the Warriors 26-15 at the half.  Chris Richmond went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season as he has rushed for 140 yards in the first half.


East Sparta Church of God welcomes new pastor

Posted on October 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

East Sparta Church of God is excited to welcome new pastor Charles Dotson and his wife Lorie to their congregation. Pastor Dotson is a Bishop in the Church of God. He and his wife have 21 years of pastoring experience. The Dotsons are from McMinnville and have pastored churches in McMinnville and Whitwell. Pastor Dotson began his pastorate of East Sparta, on Oct. 11, 2015. In this brief time, East Sparta has already seen lives transformed under Pastor Dotson’s ministry. East Sparta Church of God and Pastor Charles and Lorie Dotson are excited about the future and what God is doing and will continue to do in the


Lenard Ray “L.R.” West

Posted on October 30, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Lenard Ray “L.R.” West, 60, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 29, 2015, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. West was born May 3, 1955, in White County to the late Lenard West and Anna Faye Gardner West.

He was the director of Sparta Electric System after a career of more than 25 years in auto sales. He loved being on his farm, working with his horses and was a member of Washington Avenue Baptist Church, in Cookeville.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Vickers West, of Sparta; daughter, Meredith Jones and husband Todd, of Sparta; sons, Matt West and wife Nicole, of Hendersonville, Morgan West … Read More


Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Posted on October 30, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Sasha Gray and Lisa Hickey, of the clerk’s office, are notorious for dressing up as famous duos each Halloween. This year, they are Mickey and Minnie Mouse.


Halloween at White County Courthouse

Posted on October 30, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

This tiny visitor is in the spooky spirit as she showed off her spider Halloween shirt while visiting the White County Courthouse this morning.


Joyce Irene England Raper

Posted on October 30, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Joyce Irene England Raper, 83, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 28, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Raper was born Dec. 1, 1931.

Survivors include her husband, Calvin Raper; sister: Joann (J.D.) Vaughn; brother-in-law, Tom Ward; son, William Calvin Raper and wife Janice; Shantaye Cannon; and grandchildren, Kalarene (Will) Svensson, Kailoni (Clifton) Lawson, John (LaTia) Raper, Douglas Raper, Kayla (Brady) Wright, Jake Bowman; great-grandchildren, Journee and Fait Svensson, Hayden Stewart, Colton Lawson, Brian Wright; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Nov. 2, 2015, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Skurlock Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4:30-8 p.m., Nov. 1, at … Read More


First young sportsman deer hunt Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Posted on October 30, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2015-16 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate, Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device. The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult.

Archery season began in the state on Sept. 26 and the first segment ends Oct. 30, the day prior to the opening of the young sportsman hunt. The … Read More


Blessed Hope Baptist Church

Posted on October 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Little Free Library at Findlay

Posted on October 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gary Alspaugh, principal of Findlay Elementary, and several students joined together to place the first books in the Little Free Library during a recent dedication.


Little Free Library at WCMS

Posted on October 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Middle School staff members Darla Dunn, Heather Mullins, Tracey Lowery and Kim Savage, as well as several students, assisted Little Free Library donors Jennifer and David Cranford, of Payless Family Pharmacy, in placing the first books at the recent dedication.


Trick-or-Treat at NHC Healthcare

Posted on October 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Halloween night, Oct. 31, NHC Healthcare of Sparta, at 34 Gracey St., will be having trick-or-treating, 4-6 p.m., or until the candy runs out. This is a big event. It is like trick-or-treating at 30 houses in one stop. Nicki Basham, of NHC, says the residents enjoy seeing the children dressed up in their costumes. Children of all ages are welcome. More than 450 trick-or-treaters visited NHC last Halloween.


Eastland breakfast

Posted on October 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


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