Monthly Archives: August 2016

Friday’s WCHS football game suspended

Posted on August 31, 2016 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

To clarify any rumors and information to the contrary, as of Wednesday evening at 7:30, the Warrior football game against Rhea County scheduled for Friday night is still suspended.

WCHS principal, Grant Swallows, just commented on the matter, “Yesterday, White County officials announced to the football team that Friday night’s game against Rhea County will be suspended until the resolution of a matter involving members of the football team.  More information related to the status of the game will become available in a timely manner.”

The team is still practicing in preparation for the game in case the suspension is lifted.

Check back on SpartaLive.com Thursday to see … Read More


Doyle’s Vintage Car Show

Posted on August 31, 2016 2:02 pm by

Doyle’s Vintage Car Show will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Doyle Community Center (includes cars, trucks and motorcycles). Registration will be 8 a.m. Entry fee is $10. Judging will be at noon. Vehicle choice awards. Special guest will be Hazzard Life, Shattered and Chico from Moonshiners. There will be food from Holy Cow Catering, fun, games prizes and a pin-up girl contest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.


Doyle’s Vintage Car Show

Posted on August 31, 2016 2:02 pm by

Doyle’s Vintage Car Show will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Doyle Community Center (includes cars, trucks and motorcycles). Registration will be 8 a.m. Entry fee is $10. Judging will be at noon. Vehicle choice awards. Special guest will be Hazzard Life, Shattered and Chico from Moonshiners. There will be food from Holy Cow Catering, fun, games prizes and a pin-up girl contest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.


Saying farewell

Posted on August 31, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cude (officers walking)Officers with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said goodbye to one of their comrades, Carl Allen Cude, 71, of Sparta, as they gathered at Old Bon Air Cemetery, in White County, on Aug. 30, 2016. TWRA Honor Guard members carefully removed the American flag, which had draped the coffin, and conducted the folding ceremony with precision and respect, after which they presented it to Cude’s wife, Bobbie Sue, as a representation of his service in the  U.S. Air Force. Cude retired from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency after a 30-plus-year career. He also taught wildlife law at Tennessee Tech for a number of years.

Cude (folding flag)


Local sports update

Posted on August 31, 2016 7:07 am by Tammy Wilhite

In local sports action from this week, the action began with the Warrior golfers defeating Cumberland County on Monday.  Also on Monday, the WCMS volleyball team was defeated by Prescott 2-0.

Tuesday’s action saw the WCMS football team get their first win when they defeated South 28-8 in Central Tennessee Conference action.

The WCHS volleyball team dropped the first set of their match, but came back to defeat Warren County 3-1.

The Warriorette soccer team was defeated 4-0 at Smith County.

See Thursday’s print edition for the complete details.


Kids get free fair admission with stuffed animal donation

Posted on August 30, 2016 1:01 pm by

During a wreck or a fire, the fear a child experiences can be overwhelming.

The Kids for Kids program aims to quell that fear just a little bit, with the gift of a stuffed animal to a child from emergency personnel, in the midst of what is the scariest moment of a child’s life.

Sparta firefighter Mary Beth Clouse says this is the first time a Kids for Kids event has been held in conjunction with the White County Fair, which is allowing children 16 and under to bring a new stuffed animal to the fair, 4-9 p.m., on Sept. 6, 2016, to receive free admission into the … Read More


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Posted on August 30, 2016 10:10 am by Sparta Live

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Clean Heart Christian Ministries – substance abuse program

Posted on August 30, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Every Friday

Who: Clean Heart Substance Abuse Program

What: Secular addictive behavior class

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: 17 E. Maple St.

Contact: (931) 837-5050


Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale

Posted on August 30, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale will be all day, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Sparta. Now taking vendors. For more information call (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237 or email NicholasKnowles@hotmail.com.


Doyle’s Vintage Car Show

Posted on August 30, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Doyle’s Vintage Car Show will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Doyle Community Center (includes cars, trucks and motorcycles). Registration will be 8 a.m. Entry fee is $10. Judging will be at noon. Vehicle choice awards. Special guest will be Hazzard Life, Shattered and Chico from Moonshiners. There will be food from Holy Cow Catering, fun, games prizes and a pin-up girl contest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.


Sparkman reunion

Posted on August 30, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Sept. 17

Who: Sparkman family and friends

What: Reunion

When: 11 a.m., with lunch at noon

Where: Camp Clements

Contact: (423) 877-8598


2016 dove season opens Sept 1; Early Canada goose season begins

Posted on August 30, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dove season opens on Thursday, Sept. 1 at noon (local time), which marks the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.

Tennessee’s 2016 season is again divided into three segments: Sept. 1 through Sept. 28; Oct. 8 through Oct. 30; and Dec. 8 through Jan. 15, 2017. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.

Doves are found throughout the various regions in the state, but the highest concentration is in farming areas. The hunter must have in his/her possession a valid state hunting license and Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit at all times while hunting. Hunters must have landowner’s … Read More


Juanita Sandra “Sandy” Tracy

Posted on August 30, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Juanita Sandra “Sandy” Tracy (nee McIntire) died unexpectedly at her home on Aug. 26, 2016, in Sparta, Tennessee.

Mrs. Tracy was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois. She was the daughter of Earl Daniel McIntire and Elizabeth May Jones McIntire and the eldest of their three children.

She graduated from Princeville (Illinois) High School, in 1966, and married her high school sweetheart, Walter Thomas “Tom” Tracy, on June 18, 1966, in Princeville, Illinois. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage together. Sandy and Tom traveled extensively during their life together, renovating houses and collecting beautiful antiques from every locale they called home. Sandy earned her Bachelor of … Read More


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Carl Allen Cude

Posted on August 30, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Obituary flagCarl Allen Cude, 71, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 28, 2016, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Cude was born April 2, 1945, in Jackson, Tennessee, Carl Cude and Margery Cady Cude.

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and then went on to earn a master’s degree from Auburn University. He retired from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency after a 30-plus-year career. He also taught wildlife law at Tennessee Tech for a number of years. In addition to his love and devotion for his country and state, he was a devoted husband and father and a member of Bear Cove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his … Read More


John H. Randolph

Posted on August 30, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

John H. Randolph, 80, of Sparta, departed this life at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, on Aug. 27, 2016, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Mr. Randolph was born July 18, 1936, in Putnam County, to Earnest Randolph and Willie Allison Randolph.

He was married to Dorothy D. Holman, on June 15, 1957.

Before his retirement, in 2001, he was a commercial spray painter for 38 years. After his retirement, Mr. Randolph was an avid gardener and rabbit hunter. He loved John Deere equipment and red Ford trucks. He also loved going to Geer’s Grocery store daily, where he was known as “The Mayor of Baker’s Crossroads,” and … Read More


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