Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Santa Paws” photo event

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Friends of White County Animals will be hosting their annual “Santa Paws” photo event 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Payless Family Pharmacy, 285 W. Turntable Road, in Sparta. There will be a mini-studio set-up to take holiday photos of dogs, cats, or any other pet, and even with you or your children if desired. Props and some dog costumes will be available, but feel free to bring your own costumes, too. Cost is $5 for 3-5 digital photos, and they will be emailed to you. Additional prints can be order at an extra charge. This year, Friends of White County Animals will also be offering … CONTINUED


Alma Dorthea Bailey

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Alma Dorthea Bailey, 88, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2015, at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Agatha Rose Miller

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Agatha Rose Miller, 88, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Harold L. Carr

Posted on November 27, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Harold L. Carr, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Searching for Pearl Harbor veterans

Posted on November 26, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for a World War II veteran who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and who resides in White County.  The Expositor has published three stories with Pearl Harbor veterans in the past, with one posthumously.  We are now searching for any others who may have been at the U.S. naval base on that fateful day. Please call Kim Swindell Wood at (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.


Update on football coaching search

Posted on November 25, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

For the 10th time in 25 years, White County High School is about to undertake a search for a new head football coach.

The job became vacant when Coach Matthan Houser stepped down at the end of this past season. While football season has been over for the Warriors for almost a month, football season is still underway in the state of Tennessee, as well as other surrounding states.

WCHS principal, Grant Swallows, talked about what lies ahead in the coaching search, “I’ve had several questions about where we are in our football coaching search We have taken this time to evaluate where the program is and … CONTINUED


New school records set at latest swim meet

Posted on November 25, 2015 11:11 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School swim team had a pair of meets last week.

The team competed at a meet in Gallatin on November 19th with a couple of school records falling and then more records fell at a meet in Lebanon at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center on Saturday.

In the meet at Gallatin, Japheth Griggs finished first in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races. Griggs’ time of :23.42 in the 50-yard race not only broke the school record of :23.96, which he sat, but also qualified him for the state meet. His time of :53.23 in the 100-yard freestyle race qualified him for the region … CONTINUED


Counting each day as a blessing

Posted on November 25, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin

Sparta local, Logan Titus Crawford, remains positive during his ongoing battle with testicular cancer after multiple surgeries and a period of remission.

Crawford, who graduated White County High School in 2011, was previously in remission from testicular cancer in the spring and summer of this year after a surgery to remove one testicle was performed.

“I don’t know how my cancer came back. My cancer was in remission for months; all summer long and all spring. Suddenly, in October, my cancer came back,” stated Crawford. “I have been taking 5 days treatments.”

Crawford travels to Murfreesboro on Mondays and Fridays and McMinnville on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for … CONTINUED


Torah Portion teaching

Posted on November 25, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Please come to hear the Torah Portion teaching for the Sabbath at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Yeshua’s Sabbath Church, 4199 Robert-Matthews Highway, in Sparta, O’Connor Road exit, one block from Highway 111. If you have any questions, please call (931) 314-7214 or “like” “Yeshua’s Sabbath Church” on Facebook.


Tinsel Town Market

Posted on November 25, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Searching for Pearl Harbor veterans

Posted on November 25, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for a World War II veteran who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and who resides in White County.  The Expositor has published three stories with Pearl Harbor veterans in the past, with one posthumously.  We are now searching for any others who may have been at the U.S. naval base on that fateful day. Please call Kim Swindell Wood at (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.


Thanksgiving safety

Posted on November 25, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


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