Monthly Archives: August 2016

Living your life in the fast lane

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Brian’s Biblical Minute: By Brian McCutchen

I am running late! I’m behind! Gotta get there fast! Gotta keep moving! Slowpoke driver, get out of my way!

Honk! Honk!

Where did you get your license, out of a Cracker Jack box? I’m late! Gotta get there fast! Gotta keep moving!

For some Christians, life is a constant drive through rush-hour traffic. There are deadlines to meet at work, work to do around the house; appointments to keep and people to meet, problems to solve and money to stretch. On top of all this, there are the Christian responsibilities: Being a committed disciple, teaching a Bible class or serving on … CONTINUED

Transportation Coalition of TN to hold presentation in White County

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee will present to citizens and community leaders in Sparta to discuss the transportation infrastructure funding dilemma in Tennessee, at 2 p.m., Aug. 10, 2016, at White County Courthouse.

The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee was created to educate the public and state legislators as it seeks an increase and reform in Tennessee’s transportation fees. The coalition aims to recruit other interested parties to join in seeking a comprehensive funding solution to maintain and expand Tennessee’s critical transportation system.

Participants in the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee include businesses, citizens, community leaders, public officials and organizations that are interested in continuing Tennessee’s transportation infrastructure for the … CONTINUED

Mabrey charged with burglary

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

Crime (handcuffs and fingerprints)The White County Grand Jury recently indicted a man for an alleged burglary, which officers say he confessed to while serving time as an inmate at the Putnam County Jail.

According to a press release by White County Sheriff Department Detective Steve Page, the investigating officer on the case, the burglary occurred on March 18, 2016.

A resident of Ragland Road, located in the Cherry Creek community, filed a report of a theft of property from his home with the sheriff department after returning home to find various property missing from his house, according to Assistant District Attorney General Bruce MacLeod.

The victim reportedly had a good idea … CONTINUED

Kingsport charged with assault toward White County officer

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

A Kingsport man is facing a slew of charges, following a July 28, 2016, incident in which officers allege that he “turned” on a White County deputy with an open knife.

According to a warrant filed by Deputy Justin Cunningham, at approximately 7:25 p.m., while traveling on Disneyland Road en route to a call, Cunningham states he saw a male individual, who appeared to run into a wooded area when he saw Cunningham’s patrol car approaching.

Cunningham stopped his vehicle and the male, Jason A. Kohl, 39, of Kingsport, then reportedly walked toward the patrol car, carrying something in his hand.

Cunningham states he exited his vehicle, and … CONTINUED

White County Fair books available

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Fair Board members proudly display their new 2016 books that list all the upcoming events for the upcoming fair, which will be Sept. 2-10. The magazines can be found at the following locations: The Expositor, First National Bank, all three locations of Citizen’s Bank, Bank of White County, Caney Fork Electric, Sparta Electric, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Ben Lomand, Both locations of US Bank, Broadway Hardware, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, Compugeeks, Edd Rogers Chevrolet, Savage Building Supply, Potter’s Ace Hardware, Payless Pharmacy, UT Extension Office, White County Farmer’s Co-op, USDA office, White County Soil Conservation, Farm Bureau Insurance, Tri-Star Realty, Crooked Stick and Payne Nursery.… CONTINUED

NARFE Association meeting

Posted on August 4, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

NARFEThe National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1956 will have its regular monthly meeting, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Shoney’s Restaurant, on South Jefferson Avenue, in Cookeville. The meal begins by 6 p.m., and the meeting at 6:45 p.m. All current and retired federal employees are invited to attend. The  special speaker will be Jennifer Riddick, of the Putnam County Family YMCA. Learn about its programs and nutrition.

Margaret Ann Looper

Posted on August 4, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Margaret Ann Looper, 53, of Spencer, passed away Aug. 3, 2016, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Election Day coverage

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

SpartaLive will post election results tonight as soon as they are available. Polls close at 7 p.m., with final returns usually available by 9 p.m.

Don’t forget to vote

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Today is Election Day. Polls are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. If you are now sure about your polling place, call White County Election Commission at (931) 836 -3671. Early voting totals were 1,820.

Charles William Tindle

Posted on August 3, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles William Tindle, 81, of Walling, passed away Aug. 2, 2016, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Tindle was born May 24, 1935, in Sparta, the son of Sam Tindle and Josie Deaton Tindle.

He loved raccoon hunting.

Mr. Tindle was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert Lee Tindle, James Tindle; sister, Betty Joe Parsley; son, Todd Wayne Tindle; and daughter, Trish Shawidria Tindle

Survivors include his wife, Pearlie Hutchings Tindle, of Walling; sons, Thomas Tindle (Lisa, of Viola, Joey Tindle (Brenda), of Quebeck; Allen Tindle, of Viola, Johnny Tindle, of Viola, Jamie Tindle, of Palmer, Daisy Tindle, of Walling; brothers; Elbert Ray Tindle, of … CONTINUED

American Legion yard sale

Posted on August 3, 2016 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted on August 3, 2016 9:09 am by

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Sparta Civic Center, 540 E. Bockman Way. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code: Sparta 19.

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