Monthly Archives: February 2018

Jane Gilbert

Posted on February 20, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jane Gilbert, 78, of Sparta, passed away this morning at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Betty L. Conley

Posted on February 20, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Betty L. Conley, 82, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 19, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriorettes hold on late

Posted on February 19, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes hold on late to take down the Warren County Lady Pioneers 60-54 and finish in third place in District 6AAA. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen who finished the game with 16 points. Kendreah Reeves also chipped in 11 points. With the win, The Warriorettes will play their first round region game on Friday night at the number two seed in District 5AAA. The Warriorettes will either travel to either Bradley Central or East Hamilton.


Warriorettes lead heading into the fourth quarter

Posted on February 19, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead the Lady Pioneers 40-36 heading into the final quarter of play.


Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted on February 19, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead the Warren County Lady Pioneers 27-23 at the half. The Warriorettes used a big second quarter where they outscored the Lady Pioneers 23-12 in the quarter to take the lead. The Warriorettes were led by Kanden Reeves in the first, as she finished the quarter with 7 points. Hannah Leftwich and Gracie Dodgen also chipped in 6 points each.


Warriorettes trail at the end of one

Posted on February 19, 2018 5:05 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes trail the Warren County Lady Pioneers 11-4 at the end of the first quarter.


Rear-end collision on North Spring Street

Posted on February 19, 2018 3:03 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Emergency responders from multiple agencies were dispatched on North Spring Street to respond to a rear-end collision that resulted in one being transported to the hospital and one being placed into custody.

On Feb. 19, 2018, at approximately 1:33 p.m., dispatchers at the White County E-911 Communications Center were notified regarding a multi-vehicle incident with possible injuries. According to initial reports from dispatchers, the caller advised that a mustang collided into the rear of a U-Haul trailer at a high rate of speed on North Spring Street.

The Sparta Fire Department, Sparta Police Department, White County Emergency Medical Service, and the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad were all dispatched … Read More


Ruth Luna

Posted on February 19, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Ruth Luna, 90, of Sparta, passed away today at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Republican Party meeting

Posted on February 19, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The White County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, on Monday, in the third floor courtroom at White County Courthouse.

Our recently nominated Republican county commission candidates are invited to speak and share their vision and plans for White County.

Come meet with fellow Republicans to learn about and discuss issues important to our local community, our state and our nation.


Hellen Turner

Posted on February 19, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Hellen Turner, 86, of Sparta, passed away this morning at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Eagles and Eaglettes close out their seasons with wins

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Van Buren High School senior boys

Van Buren High School senior girls

The Eagles and Eaglettes had their final tune-ups for the District 5A tournament when they wrapped up the regular season with a sweep of South Pittsburg.

On a night when Van Buren High School honored its senior players and cheerleaders, the elder classmen went out on high notes with a pair of wins. The Eaglettes, behind the 33 points of senior Mallory Christian, captured the 62-54 win. The Eagles knocked down 13 3’s in the first half on their way to the 81-40 win over South Pittsburg. Seniors Bo Walker and Austin Miller helped them, and … Read More


Warriorettes fall into the consolation game

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Hannah Leftwich (left) and Gracie Dodgen (right) were honored, on Saturday night, for making the 6AAA Regular Season All-District Team.

The White County High School Warriorettes were hoping for a chance at winning a district championship, but Rhea   County made sure that didn’t happen, as they upended the Warriorettes, at Rhea County, in the semifinals.

A second scoring slump saw a solid start fall by the wayside and then battling back and taking the lead into the fourth quarter, but another slump in the fourth quarter saw the Lady Eagles (24-5) pull ahead and then hold on for the win. The win not only gave them a spot … Read More


Warriors earn spot in District 6AAA title game

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Masyn Winningham goes up for a layup in Saturday’s game against Cookeville. Winningham finished the game with 21 points, but none were bigger than his layup as time expired in regulation to force overtime.

When two rivals meet, no one can ever predict the outcome.

That was definitely the case for the Warriors and Cavaliers basketball game, on Saturday night, at Rhea County High School. The Warriors came into the matchup as the number five seed but had won their last three games, and Cookeville came into the game as the number one seed. It took a full 32 minutes and an extra 4 minutes to decide a … Read More


Eyes, abilities, and bulges

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls -Christpoint Church

What would you change about yourself if you had the   opportunity? For many of us, we would probably focus that change on the outside. I can imagine some of the words associated with that kind of change would be skinnier, taller, better looking. I’m sure other changes would include eyes, teeth, muscles, abilities and bulges.

But as hard as it can be to change on the outside, inward change can be even harder. I recently read that “one thing concerning humanity is that people change slowly – if they change at all.”

Let’s take a look at the Apostle Peter. Here is a … Read More


Light that we need comes from God

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Lights are everywhere. When you think about it you can never escape light because you need it. How many places have you been in the darkness without using light to get there? How many homes do you see at nighttime without lights? Even if you step outside at night without a light, you can still see, because there are lights in the sky that rule the night (Psa. 136:9). Not only that, but even in the day we use lights inside and the sun gives light outside (Psa. 136:8). God knew that we needed light and created it for … Read More


NHC Healthcare of Sparta hosts Valentine’s Day event

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Larry “Bubba” Johnson sings for the residents at NHC Healthcare of Sparta. Johnson, who has been an integral part of the NHC entertainment line-up for many years, was also a resident at the facility for several months while battling a life-threatening illness. (Photos by CHRISTY HAMPTON)

Danny Cunningham and Marilyn Stafford enjoy the music and the food. In the background are Geneva Frasier and James Brewington.

L-R: Verla Knowles and Regina Denning (Photos by CHRISTY HAMPTON)


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