Monthly Archives: July 2017

45 county mayors have endorsed Randy Boyd for governor

Posted on July 31, 2017 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

On the eve of launching his 537.3 mile run across the state, Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd today announced the public support and endorsement of 21 more county mayors from all across rural Middle and West Tennessee.

With today’s announcements, Boyd, the state’s former commissioner of economic and community development, has been endorsed by 45 local county mayors from across the state.

The 21 county mayors endorsing Boyd today include:

West Tennessee

Mayor Kenny McBride – Carroll County

Mayor Mike Creasy – Decatur County

Mayor Chris Young – Dyer County

Mayor Skip Taylor – Fayette County

Mayor Tom Witherspoon – Gibson County

Mayor Brent Greer – Henry County… Read More


High school tour results in $40,000 donation from Mariota and NFL

Posted on July 31, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saint Thomas Health teamed up with Tennessee Titans starting quarterback, Marcus Mariota, to donate a total of $40,000 to four Tennessee high schools in Sparta, McMinnville, Smithville and Woodbury. Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

Mariota personally gifted each school with a $5,000 donation to their high school football program, which was matched by an additional $5,000 to each school from the National Football League (NFL). The Saint Thomas Health Foundation also gifted each school with a $1,500 donation.

During each visit, Mariota spoke with students and families, sharing his story and inspiring them to persevere and “show up” … Read More


Sadie is missing, please help

Posted on July 31, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sadie has a little bit of black on the tips of her ears and some black and grey on her back. She is golden mostly. She’s about 20 pounds, and she’s a golden retriever / corgi. She was last seen being picked up in front of the courthouse. She’s my emotional support dog, and it is extremely important that I get her back. Reward is offered. Call (931) 316-1968, or text at any time.


Posted on July 31, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Public notices for Monday, July 31, 2017

2820 Trustee Sale

NOTICE OF
TRUSTEE’S SALE

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms, and conditions of a Deed of Trust Note dated April 17, 2008, and the Deed of Trust of even date securing the same, recorded April 24, 2008, in Book No. RB247, at Page 573, in Office of the Register of Deeds for White County, Tennessee, executed by Harlon Goines and Sharon Goines, conveying certain property therein described to Charles Patrick Flynn as Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Elite Home Loans, its successors and assigns; and the undersigned, Wilson … Read More


Daniel Logan Clark

Posted on July 31, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Daniel Logan Clark, 90, of Sparta, passed away July 29, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wilkerson honored as 2016-17 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BY MIKE LEHMAN, TTU Sports Information

For the third straight year, at least one member of the Tennessee Tech men’s golf team was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

A total of 260 players in Division I, 108 in Division II and 20 in NAIA earned the honor for the 2016-17 season, including Golden Eagle A.J. Wilkerson. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar … Read More


WCHS volleyball has solid showing at playday

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

As official practice began for fall sports teams across the state this week, the White County High School volleyball team traveled to Coffee County, on July 26, to compete in a playday.

The Warriorettes played in three matches and won two of the three matches in straight sets, losing the other match in 2-1.

The playday was set in a best 2-out-of-3 format. The     Warriorettes won their first two sets of the day against Lincoln County, winning 25-13 in the first set and 25-17 in the second set to win the match. The Warriorettes would then face off against Tullahoma. The Warriorettes would win the first set 25-4. … Read More


Warriors fare well during the first scrimmage

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

Will Griggs gets tackled from behind after catching a pass from Jayden Hicks.

Allen Shoupe scores a touchdown from four yards out after he runs over a Jackson County player, on July 27.

After getting one full week of contact practice, the   Warriors finally got to hit someone other than each other as they traveled to Jackson County for a three-way scrimmage on July 20.

The Warriors were finally glad to hit players in different colored jerseys, and that was evident when they hit the field. The defense was flying around, making lots of contact early and setting the tone for the scrimmages.

Since football ended last October, … Read More


Thinking about what is not in heaven

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

In all the busyness of life, it seems that we can’t stop and catch a breath even just for a moment. There is always something that must be done. We must go to work, wash the car, take the children to school, wash the laundry, mow the yard, clean the gutters, take out the trash, cook supper, trim the shrubs, and the list goes on and on—almost never ending! But, no matter how important all these things may seem, there is nothing as important as making sure we go to heaven. When all our earthly chores are taking over … Read More


United Nations wants a global tax

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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

It is opinion time and I have one.

The fact that the United Nations (UN) wants to establish a “worldwide taxation system” payable to them is surprising only in the sense that they are just now getting around to it. However, the U.N. has no authority to establish and enforce global taxation; at least, not yet. This is not a new initiative on part of the U.N., and you can count on them continuing to be unrelenting in their quest for a global tax, which we, as a country, should never agree to. Once … Read More


Can and will Democrats make a comeback?

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – Debra Wines

I don’t think anyone will argue the Democratic Party, in Tennessee and throughout the country, has lost its focus and its way over the past several years. There are all kinds of rhetoric about going back to basics and being better representatives of the working class of Americans, yet it is difficult for most liberals and progressives to believe and trust in the party that seems to have lost its will to even pretend to put up a good fight for the 98 percent of Americans.

The best they have been able to do, so it appears, is occasionally stand in front of … Read More


Date set for public auction of seized assets in Gentry case

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

The United States Marshals Service recently placed a banner at the shuttered property of Gentry Bros. Tractor Supply, at 759 Millers Point Road, Sparta.

The U.S. Marshals Service, as requested by the United States Attorney’s Office, is in charge of securing and auctioning off seized assets of 40-year-old Jeffery Lynn Gentry, of Sparta. Gentry was recently charged with wire fraud and money laundering for his alleged involvement in a $43 million Ponzi scheme.

Gaston and Sheehan has been contracted to conduct the on-site auction. As previously reported, the auction is scheduled for 10 a.m., Aug. 26, 2017.

For more information about the seized Gentry items that will be … Read More


Peggy Lynne Smith

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Peggy Lynne Smith, 60, of Spencer, passed away July 29, 2017, at Generations Center of Spencer following a brief battle with cancer.

Ms. Smith was born April 28, 1957, in Spencer, the daughter of William Bruce “Bill” Smith and Geneva E. Smith.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 1, 2017, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m., July 31, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 1, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Structure fire on Flatt St

Posted on July 30, 2017 3:03 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Firefighters were dispatched to Flatt Street in Sparta to battle an abandon structure fire Sunday afternoon. 

At approximately 3:07 pm, White County E-911 dispatchers received an emergency call regarding a possible structure fire. 

Initial reports stated that the home was a single-wide trailer and was reportedly abandoned. 

The Sparta, BonDeCroft and Eastland volunteer fire departments were all dispatched to the scene, along with the Sparta Police Department and the White County Emergency Medical Service. 

Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered that an abandoned mobile home was fully engulfed by flames. 

Firefighters worked quickly to attack the structure fire from the exterior of the home. After a supple-line was established … Read More


Charles Ward

Posted on July 30, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles Ward, 77, of Walling, passed away July 29, 2017, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Motorcycle accident on Old Kentucky Rd, one airlifted

Posted on July 29, 2017 4:04 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

After reportedly running over a patch of gravel and losing control of her motorcycle, a female patient was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center this afternoon. 

At approximately 3:44 pm, White County E-911 dispatchers received a call regarding a motorcycle accident on Old Kentucky Road in Walling. 

Initial reports stated that the motorcyclist lost control of the vehicle and sustained possible injuries.

Firefighters from Doyle, Central View, Mt Gilead and Cherry Creek volunteer fire departments were dispatched to respond. The White County Emergency Medical Service, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, White County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were also dispatched to the scene. 

Upon arrival, emergency responders … Read More


© Copyright 2017 | Sparta Live