Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sports Update for Monday, April 25th

Posted on April 25, 2016 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

It was another busy afternoon for the WCHS spring sports teams with nearly a full slate of action.

The Warrior soccer team improved to 5-5-1 overall with a 1-0 win over visiting Smith County.  Randin Seibers scored the game’s lone goal.

The Warriorette softball team was defeated 4-2 in 10 innings by visiting Gordonsville.  That puts the softball team at 9-14 overall.

The Warrior baseball team suffered a 5-1 loss at Rhea County in District 6AAA action.  The Warriors, who are now 19-9 overall, host Rhea County Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

The WCHS football team began spring practice Monday afternoon.

The WCMS golf team hosted Algood and Avery … CONTINUED

Carr to speak at Republican meeting

Posted on April 25, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

You are invited to hear Joe S. Carr, a former member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, during the regular meeting of the White County Conservative Republicans at 7 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2016. The meeting will be at White County Courthouse on the third floor.

Carr, of Lascassas, was first elected to Tennessee House of Representatives, in 2008, and served until 2015. In 2014, he challenged incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander in a close race. He has just announced he will be running for 6th District U.S. Representative, a seat that is now held by Diane Black.

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Girl Scouts clean Burgess Falls

Posted on April 25, 2016 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

On Saturday, April 23, five Girl Scout troops, consisting of 46 girls, six tag-a-longs, 31 adults, 20 master gardeners and four park staff, worked on cleaning up Burgess Falls State Park. They mulched the play ground, weeded the butterfly garden, spread pine needles on the butterfly garden, and mulched the pathway through the butterfly garden.


Benefit for Dwayne Steele set for Saturday

Posted on April 25, 2016 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Some added auction items include:

American Ruger 30-06
Termite treatment
4 day stay in pigeon forge for fall Rod Run
Guided fishing trip
Autographed guitar (big names)
Custom local made furniture PaPa Steele’s Designs
Furniture from John Riddle at Red House Design
Furniture from John Kunstman

Richard Allen Lee

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Richard Allen Lee, 75, of Sparta, passed away April 23, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Lee was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Putnam County, to Jacob Allen Lee and Addie Florence Short Lee.

He retired from Sparta Spoke Factory after 44 years of service. He did not miss a Saturday and was well known at the Crossville Flea Market. He loved to hunt and has raised several breeds of dogs, most recently raising Yorkies.

Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lora Smith, Myrtle Hammock, Nannie Mae Brown, Virta McCurry, Zennie Dickens; and brothers Clinton “Pete” Lee and Clarence Lee.

Survivors include his wife of … CONTINUED

Robert L. “Bob” Luikens

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Robert “Bob” L. Luikens, 69, of Sparta, formerly of Conroe, Texas, passed away peacefully at home, on April 20, 2016.

Mr. Luikens was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Navasota, Texas, to Milton L. Luikens and Lillie Mae Luikens.

He was a loving family man with a spirited disposition and was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a passionate Texas Aggie and an award-winning barbecue pit master. He enjoyed golf, gardening and tending their farm.

Mr. Luikens was a successful accountant, businessman and manager of financial affairs for various clients. He was generous with his time, volunteering to help those in need. Upon … CONTINUED

Lost key chain

Posted on April 25, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lost in Sparta, possibly left in a business on April 21 or April 22:  Small key chain containing 4 keys – 1 large shiny key, 2 medium keys and 1 small key. Call James Cavanah, (931) 761-3653, if found.

Stitch, Show and Share Quilt Guild holding biennial show, April 29-30

Posted on April 25, 2016 8:08 am by

Stitch, Show and Share Quilt Guild is holding its biennial quilt show, April 29-30, 2016, in the Agricultural Building, at White County Fairgrounds, on Hale Street (off North Spring Street/ Rte. 289), in Sparta.

Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., April 29, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m., April 30. Admission is $5. Come enjoy a day full of activities. See more than 200 quilts, shop the vendors, enjoy the antique quilt turning, and view demonstrations. Parking is free and is handicap accessible.

Members have been busy sewing and quilting in preparation for the show, and quilters from surrounding areas have submitted their quilts for your enjoyment. Guild members were also … CONTINUED

This Week in White County History

Posted on April 25, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


  • Mrs. Charles A. Mitchell was named Second Vice President and Mrs. Joe Little was named Program and Founders Day Chairman of the state Tennessee Parent Teachers Association.
  • Demps Brothers Contractors removed one of Sparta’s oldest landmarks, First Methodist Church, which was built before the Civil War by bricks made by slaves, in preparation for the new church.
  • White County Red Cross Volunteers made 22 kit bags for servicemen in Vietnam.


  • Cantrell’s Appliances had a grand re-opening after the store had a complete remodeling job.
  • A log cabin was built in front of the East Sparta School, due to the efforts from David Rozelle and the Tennessee

Qualifications for the office of president

Posted on April 25, 2016 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog: By Debra Wines

According to the web site,,“No person except a natural born citizen or citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.”

Actually, I was rather surprised that it did not mention the sex of that “person” nor did it mention that person must be eligible to vote or be a property owner, be able to read, write or have some … CONTINUED

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