Monthly Archives: April 2017

Praise Restoration Center

Posted on April 10, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Friday, April 14

Who: Praise Restoration Center

What: Movie night (Showing “Risen” with communion following; free concessions)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Church, 3380 Walnut Grove Rd., in Sparta


Wake Up Wednesday series features author Carol Howard Merritt

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carol Howard Merritt

Author Carol Howard Merritt will visit Tennessee Tech University on Wednesday, April 12 as part of the Tree House Learning Village’s Wake Up Wednesday series.

Merritt will be available for a book signing in the university book store on the bottom level of the Roaden University Center from 3-4 p.m. and will speak in New Hall North Room 282 at 4:30 p.m.

Merritt is an award-winning author, speaker and minister whose work highlights ministering in a new generation. She is the author of “Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation” and “Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation” and writes for Christian Century, The … CONTINUED


Tech men’s golf team returns to play at Big Blue Intercollegiate

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

The Tennessee Tech men’s golf team gets back to work at the Big Blue Intercollegiate in Old Hickory, Tenn. from Monday, Apr. 10 to Tuesday, Apr. 11 at the President’s Reserve Course at Hermitage Golf Club.

BIG BLUE INTERCOLLEGIATE: 54 holes (36 Monday, 18 Tuesday), located at par-72, 7,044-yard President’s Reserve Course at Hermitage Golf Club in Old Hickory, Tenn. Teams will kick off with an 8:00 a.m. CT shotgun start each day.

GOLDEN EAGLE LINEUP: Competing for the Golden Eagles are junior A.J. Wilkerson, freshman Dabney Dickenson, freshman Cameron Yeary and freshman Charles Seals.

THE COMPETITION: The 12-team field consists of … CONTINUED


White County High School soccer goes 0-1-1 on the week

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Soccer team had a pair of games this week. On April 4, the Warriors finished in a 1-1 tie with Livingston Academy. Then on April 7, the Warriors couldn’t get anything going as the lost 1-0 to Cannon County.

On April 4, the Warriors played at home against Livingston Academy. Both teams couldn’t get a goal in the first half, so the score was knotted up at 0-0 at the end of the first half. Livingston Academy took an early lead on the Warriors scoring, with 33 minutes left in the second half. The Warriors tied the game up, with 30 minutes left … CONTINUED


Warriorettes unable to overcome early deficit

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriorettes fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 6-3 loss to Cookeville, on April 4, at Cookeville High School.

The Lady Cavs captured the lead in the bottom of the first inning. Cookeville got two runs in the inning to take an early 2-0 lead. The Lady Cavs would add to their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when they added four more runs to extend their lead to 6-0 before the Warriorettes were able to get their bats going.

The Warriorettes got their first run of the game in the top of the fifth inning. Megan Anderson got … CONTINUED


WCHS Warriors hold on late to take down Cookeville Cavaliers

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriors baseball team built a six-run lead in the second inning, on April 4, against the Cookeville Cavaliers at Ulysses S. Culley Field and held on for a 10-9 victory to even their record at 3-3 in District 6AAA.

The Cavaliers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the Warriors in the first inning of the game, thanks to some early miscues and timely hitting by the Cavaliers.

But the Warriors would answer back in the bottom of the second with nine runs to take a 9-3 lead.

Trenton Hodges led off the inning with a single on a line drive to … CONTINUED


Do you believe Jesus rose from the dead?

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

By Macil Duncan – Gum Springs Baptist Church

Easter is my favorite season of the year for it is the celebration of what makes salvation possible – the fact that Jesus not only died on the cross but he rose again on the third day. Paul tells us in 1st Corinthians 15:3-8, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he … CONTINUED


Understanding what the scriptures teach about God’s elect

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble -West Sparta church of Christ

One of the doctrines in the religious world today is the idea that one must be personally elected by God to receive salvation. Adherents claim if one has not been pre-selected to salvation, he can never be saved; therefore, he is doomed to suffer in Hell. There are basically three problems with this line of thinking: First, it eliminates the free will of an individual to choose salvation over death (Rom. 6:16,17). Second, it contradicts the fact that God would have all men to be saved if they will submit to His will (2 Tim. 2:4). Third, it makes God … CONTINUED


Governing the United States of America is not a reality show

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

I have expressed my opinions about Donald Trump’s inexperience and lack of knowledge when it comes to being president of the United States of America. I am being honest when I say that I had hoped he would somehow drop his reality show alter ego and over-the-top persona to learn what he should be doing as a president of a large and powerful country. I hoped he would get serious about the job and his responsibilities. I knew it would be difficult for him to change his personality to become more sedate and admit he really didn’t know what to do once … CONTINUED


How Congress works – and the snowflake epidemic

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

By Jerry Jones – Patriot and Constitutionalist, Central Intelligence Agency, Ret., Sparta’s native son

Congress doesn’t work! It is not broken, it just doesn’t work. The engine is running and there are loud noises, and lots and lots of smoke but there is no compression to power the draft shaft. Some of the pistons are firing but erratically. Yet to the naive and/or unsuspecting voter/bystander the engine seems to be functioning; perhaps not very well but functioning. And, it is functioning in the sense that it is in a rapid self-destructing and expensive idle, a motionless state that is wasting time and our taxpayer dollars. We apparently have … CONTINUED


State Historic Rock House to re-open soon

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The State Historic Rock House will soon be open for visitors. The Lee Company is presently doing needed inside renovations by the Tennessee Historical Commission, according to Thelma Pippin, Rock House THC, DAR. Visitors can expect 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hours are scheduled to resume as soon as work is completed. Pippin said, “We are looking for another great year in 2017.”


Capitol Hill Week

Posted on April 10, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Senator Paul Bailey

NASHVILLE, (April 7, 2017) — General Assembly committees worked at full steam this week as two more of the Senate’s standing committees, the Education and Commerce and Labor Committees, completed their work for the 2017 legislative session. The General Assembly is looking at wrapping up the session by the second week of May.

Among bills advancing this week is legislation to ensure that agricultural property is not reclassified as commercial for the purpose of property tax assessment. Article 2, Section 28 of the Tennessee Constitution requires farm property to be assessed at 25 percent of its value. The legislation comes after reports of agricultural properties … CONTINUED


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