Monthly Archives: June 2017

BonDeCroft Baptist Church

Posted on June 1, 2017 7:07 am by


Scott Agee Family in concert

Posted on June 1, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Plainview Free Will Baptist Church, 685 Will Thompson Rd., in Sparta, will host the Scott Agee Family, of Pikeville, in concert beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017. Enjoy the fellowship. Refreshments will be served at the end of the service.


The legacy of Sgt. Alvin C. York – service beyond heroism

Posted on June 1, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty – By By Mark Herr, CSG co-founder and president

World War I changed the world. And in many ways, it is the forgotten war that needs to be remembered once again in the 21st Century. One such remembrance is Sgt. Alvin C. York of the Upper Cumberland Valley of Tennessee. He did not want to fight in the war due to his faith, but was inspired to do so by his drill sergeant who gave him a Bible and an American history book.

On October 8, 1918, in less than fifteen minutes, his life would change forever. He single-handedly captured four German officers and one … Read More


Connected with our past and our future

Posted on June 1, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl   

How can we connect with those who came before us and those who will follow? Is it even important that we do connect, I mean? Perhaps you will agree with me that indeed it is important to connect with our past and our future.

So how do we establish that connection with our ancestors and our descendants? As you celebrated Memorial Day recently, did you consider this or some similar question?

One way to connect with those who have lived and died before we were even a thought for anyone – other than God – is through prayer. We can connect with … Read More


$350,000 lawsuit filed against White County, sheriff, and four deputies

Posted on June 1, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

A new lawsuit has been brought against White County, Sheriff Oddie Shoupe and four unidentified deputies for alleged violations of Jessica Newnum’s fourth and 14th amendment civil rights and violation of the Tennessee Governmental Tory Liability Act.

According to the federal lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for Middle Tennessee, on May 17, 2017, Jessica Newnum, of Sparta, alleges that on or around the afternoon of May 20, 2016, Oddie Shoupe and four unidentified deputies arrived at her residence on Gum Spring Mountain Road, in Sparta.

The lawsuit states that Shoupe and the four deputies came to the residence to serve an arrest warrant … Read More


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