Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dr. Richard Dycus President-elect of Tennessee Dental Association

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dr. Richard Dycus, a Cookeville dentist, was elected president-elect of the Tennessee Dental Association during the Music City Dental Conference, in Nashville.


Medley guest speaker at Sparkman Community Center meeting

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The upcoming monthly meeting of the Sparkman Community Center meeting will be 6 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the community center, 5790 Sparkmantown Road, in Doyle.

The participants of the Center will be honoring local author, Landon Medley, for his numerous history contributions, including his two most recent book publications: “Civil War Salt Peter Mining in Van Buren County” and “The Minutes of the Trustees of Burritt College, 1848-1915.”

Medley, a resident of the second congressional district of Van Buren County, is renowned for his wealth of knowledge of Van Buren and White counties and Upper Cumberland history, culture, and genealogy gleamed through relentless research and study. … Read More


John T. Young

Posted on June 1, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

John T. Young, 88, of Sparta, passed away May 31, 2016, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Maryel Dean Mullins

Posted on June 1, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Maryel Dean Mullins, 86, a resident of the Hickory Valley community, passed away May 31, at Life Care Center.

Mrs. Mullins was born Nov. 21, 1929, to Reed Lollar and Erma Jones Lollar.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kendrick Boles Mullins; two brothers, James Donald Lollar, Leslie Lollar; and two infant sisters.

She is survived by loving daughter, Beth Baker and Alan; one brother, Billy Lollar and wife Kathleen; step-grandchildren, Roxann Baker, Tony Baker; step-great-grandchild, Bentley Baker; and a host of church family and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., June 2, 2016, at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, with burial in Highland Cemetery. … Read More


Quebeck potluck

Posted on June 1, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, June 25

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009


Sparta First Free Will Baptist homecoming June 5

Posted on June 1, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming, on Sunday June 5, 2016. Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. The former pastor, Bro. David England, will bring the morning message. The England family will be singing in the morning service. Lunch will follow the morning service in the fellowship hall. Pastor Bro. Rudy Oakes and the congregation welcome everyone to attend. Night service will be dismissed.


Bethel Free Will VBS

Posted on June 1, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bethel Free Will Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, 6-8:15 p.m., June 20-24, 2016. The theme is “Cowbunga Farm.” Classes for nursery through adult. For more information call (931) 738-8697.


Farmers’ Market opens June 4

Posted on June 1, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Farmers’ Market will officially open Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Metcalf Park, in Sparta. The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the growing season. Most vendors are in place early in the morning, and the market is open until noon. Buyers need to get there early for best selections.

Most fruit and vegetable producers have reported a good crop. They have a variety of vegetables that are ready for the market. All local gardeners and producers are encouraged to participate in the market. There is no fee for sellers. All vendors must acquire a permit through the City of Sparta.

This market is … Read More


Qualls and Bouldin to play in All Star games

Posted on June 1, 2016 1:01 am by Tammy Wilhite

Two local athletes from the Class of 2016 will be playing in All Star games over the next few days.

Tyler Qualls, the catcher for the Warrior baseball team, has accepted an invitation to play in the Mid TN Senior All Star Baseball Classic and Home Run Derby. That game is this Saturday, June 4th at Lebanon High School.

After not being available to play in the East/West All Star Basketball game, Lakelyn Bouldin, a recent graduate from Van Buren County High, has accepted an invitation to play in the TN/GA All Star Basketball Game. That will be played Tuesday, June 7th, at Notre Dame High School in … Read More


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