Monthly Archives: May 2017

Warriorettes finish off week winning 3 out of 4

Posted on May 8, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriorettes’ softball team finished up its regular season last week, winning three of their last four games. The Warriorettes took on Jackson County, on May 1, winning 13-0. On May 2, the Warriorettes took on Cannon County first, winning that game 4-3 on a walk-off but lost to Upperman 6-5. On May 3, the Warriorettes celebrated Senior Night, honoring their four seniors before the game. After the ceremonies were over, the Warriorettes avenged the loss from the evening before winning 7-4 over Upperman.

On May 1, Maggie Savage didn’t allow a single run and only allowed one hit, as the Warriorettes defeated Jackson … Read More


Warriors get swept by Cookeville to finish off their regular season

Posted on May 8, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School baseball team finished off its regular season on May 1 and May 2 when they traveled to Cookeville to take Cookeville High School. On May 1, the Warriors lost the lead early and couldn’t recover, losing 11-2 to Cookeville. On May 2, the Warriors and Cookeville were locked in a pitcher’s duel, with neither team being able to score until the fourth inning. White County would strike for two runs in the fourth inning, and Cookeville would get one in the bottom of the fourth and two in the bottom of the fifth to win by a final score of 3-2.

In the … Read More


White County Humane Society

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

March was another busy month for the White County Humane Society. We funded a total of 59 spay/neuter surgeries, bringing our total for 2017 to 112. Our transports to Paul’s Clinic continue to be popular. Thirty-one animals made the trip to McMinnville on April 13th. Our next transport will be held on May 11th. We’re limited to seven dogs and 23 cats on this trip, so please call early to reserve a spot. Cost is $10.00 per pet.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Earth Day on April 15th.   Our friends from the Pals of Pooches at the White County Animal Shelter along with the … Read More


Are you full of compassion?

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Macil Duncan – Gum Springs Baptist Church

Hosea 6:6 “I desire compassion” was repeated by Jesus in Matthew 9:13. Are you full of compassion or at times find yourself lacking? God is “full” of compassion, as Psalm 148:8-9 tells us, “God the Lord is gracious, full of compassion, slow to anger, of great mercy and His mercies are over all of His works.” Jeremiah 12:15 says, “I will again have compassion.” As Christians, we strive to be like God and one way is to be “full of compassion” for others in need.

Senator John McCain was a P.O.W., in North Vietnam, at the prison called the Hanoi … Read More


Mothers like Mary are holy

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Mothers have a special relationship with their children. There is a bond of love, care, concern and nurture that should always radiates from mother to child. In return, children should have the same relationship with their mother. There should be a sense of honor toward her (Eph. 6:2), obedience (Pro. 6:20), and blessings rather than cursing (Pro. 20:20) mimicking the relationship that Mary had with Jesus and her other children. Thus, mothers ought to be holy like Mary. She wasn’t anyone special—just a poor and humble lady from Nazareth who was worthy of praise because of her godly life. … Read More


Capitol Hill Week

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

From Senator Paul Bailey

This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by passage of a number of important initiatives as lawmakers continue discussions on the state’s budget.   These bills include major legislation aiming to protect elderly and disabled Tennesseans.

Elderly Abuse – Senate Bill 1230, called the “Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act,” codifies elder and vulnerable adult abuse and exploitation by creating class C and D felonies for those found guilty of committing these crimes and requires state agencies to submit offenders’ names to the Tennessee Department of Health’s Abuse Registry or local law enforcement. The measure was heard in the Finance Committee where further action … Read More


Now is not the time to ignore the rumblings

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

The past week has brought forth several issues that “We the People” can no longer ignore. Whether you align yourself with any political party or not, the current rhetoric coming from the White House and Congress should cause every American some concern. The comments made by Mr. Trump about our Constitution, the one he promised to uphold, and his admiration for dictators, have been made in the past. The majority of us pushed aside those concerns, thinking he couldn’t not be serious. In my opinion, we can no longer afford to believe that.

The signs of Trump’s lack of understanding of our … Read More


North Korea – Birth and evolvement of an outlaw state

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

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

Part One: North Korea and its psychotic 33-year-old leader, Kim Jong-un, presently dominate world news headlines with threats of nuclear war. South Korea, Japan and the United States are North Korea’s traditional detractors and priority targets, but no nation is safe with this lunatic and his fanatical advisors at the helm of this outlaw state. The current situation is reminiscent of the Cuban Missile Crisis. I sense the same worldwide concerns, tensions and feelings of impending disaster. Thanks to President Donald Trump, China has put pressure on North Korea to cease its antagonistic rhetoric … Read More


Cookeville City Council holds first hearing to redevelop mobile home park, approves hospice zoning

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Cookeville City Council was busy during its May 4, 2017, meeting approving a wide range of contract bids, as well as approving the first reading for two ordinances that would amend city codes for hospice zoning and a redevelopment area overlay zoning for a property that is now a mobile home park.

Under the old business section of the agenda, city councilmen considered the final reading of a city ordinance that would amend the general sign regulations to allow advertisements on taxi cabs. One Cookeville resident did voice his concern about this amendment.

“I’m very concerned about this vote tonight,” stated Boyd Kline. “I really believe it bears … Read More


High-speed pursuit causes WCMS to be placed on lockdown

Posted on May 8, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

A high-speed pursuit that originally started in Putnam County crossed into White County and ultimately ended in Monterey.

The pursuit led over five law enforcement officials around White County Middle School, placing WCMS on a temporary lockdown.

During mid-day of May 4, 2017, the Putnam County Sheriff Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black four-door Mazda, which was driven by Teddy Lee Dodd, of McMinnville. Dodd reportedly refused to stop for the Putnam County Sheriff Department and led law enforcement officers into a high-speed pursuit.

While evading officers, Dodd eventually crossed into White County, where, at that point, Putnam County terminated the pursuit. White County … Read More


Healthcare protest held at Congressman Diane Black’s Cookeville office

Posted on May 8, 2017 5:05 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Approximately 31 constituents from across the Upper Cumberland gathered last Thursday to hold a healthcare candlelight vigil in response to the U.S. House passing legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act.

On May 4, 2017, The United States House of Representatives narrowly passed legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act. This has been a top campaign promise by many Republicans, including U.S. Representative Diane Black. Congressman Black represents the 6th U.S. Congressional District, which includes White County.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was originally passed and signed into law under President Barack Obama’s administration, in March 2010. Ever since the … Read More


City board approves TDOT project that was previously rejected

Posted on May 8, 2017 5:05 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

During the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s May 7 meeting, two items were addressed that were not listed on the agenda.

The first item was a proposal made by the Tennessee Department of Transportation that would rework an interchange at State Highway 111 and State Route 26 (Bockman Way).

As previously reported, this proposal was discussed during the March 2, 2017, board meeting. According to the TDOT proposal, a traffic study had been conducted on the intersection, which indicated that a redesign was necessary to correct safety concerns. TDOT has developed a plan to redesign the intersection and place traffic lights at the Highway 111 northbound exit … Read More


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