Monthly Archives: March 2018

Pomona singing

Posted on March 6, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Singing at New Hope

Posted on March 6, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, March 10

Who: New Hope The Baptist Church

What: Gospel singing featuring Midnight Cry (food and fellowship to follow)

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Church


Russell Edward Smith

Posted on March 6, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Russell Edward Smith, 91, of Sparta, passed away today at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Oliver Clarence Wolaver

Posted on March 6, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Oliver Clarence Wolaver, 85, of Sparta, passed away today at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Chili supper

Posted on March 6, 2018 11:11 am by

Saturday, March 10

Who: White County Humane Society and Friends of White County Animals (proceeds will be used for spay/neuter program)

What: All-you-can-eat chili supper (chili, cornbread, dessert, drink) $7 adults, $3 children age 10 and under

When: 5-7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew Church, 829 Valley View Dr.


Expositor Job Fair

Posted on March 6, 2018 7:07 am by


Anna Jean Tollison

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

Anna Jean Tollison, 88, passed away on March 4, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

She was born April 13, 1929, to Jessie Albert Brown and Effie Jewell Pollard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stacy Tollison; and sister, Ina Christine Baker.

Survivors include her sons, Steve Tollison and wife Juanita Stacy G. Tollison and wife Pam, Mike Tollison and wife Joy; grandchildren, Stephen Tollison, Shawn Tollison, Demetria Phillips, Haley Ellison; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 7, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., March 6, at the funeral … Read More


Willie Lee “Bill” Clemons

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

Willie Lee “Bill” Clemons, 90 of Sparta, passed away March 5, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Clemons was born Sept. 11, 1927, in the Bon Air community of White County, to Jessie Shadrick Clemons and Bessie Lou Stults Clemons.

He was a retired electrician and plumber. Mr. Clemons served his country in the U.S Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish.

Mr. Clemons was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Macie Johnson, Edith Brown, Jewell Haley; and brothers Carl Clemons and Jesse “Tim” Clemons.

Survivors include his wife 58 years, Virgie Elise Maynard Clemons, of Sparta; daughter, Darlene Hancock and husband Danny, of … Read More


Tractor-trailer crashes on Highway 111

Posted on March 5, 2018 2:02 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Emergency responders have been dispatched to the scene of a tractor-trailer incident along Highway 111 just outside the city limits of Sparta.

On March 5, at approximately 11:38 a.m., dispatchers with the White County E-911 Communications Center received notification of a possible incident on Highway 111. Initial reports stated that a tractor-trailer had left the roadway and crashed into a tree line.

Northend Volunteer Fire Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Tennessee Highway Patrol, White County Emergency Medical Service, and White County Sheriff’s Department were all dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered a semi truck pulling an empty trailer had crashed at the bottom of a … Read More


Center Hill Lake realtor Tony Luna wins national achievement award

Posted on March 5, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Center Hill Lake real estate agent Tony Lunareceived national recognition at the 2017 annual Lake Homes Realty Agent Summit, where he was among the honored recipients of the company’s esteemed Aqua Award.

The award recognizes exceptional success in lake real estate over the past year, and designates Luna as a Lake Homes Realty Premier Agent. This designation is reserved for agents who have demonstrated success in lake real estate sales, client engagement, compliance activities and community involvement.

“Tony’s expertise on Center Hill Lake is really something amazing. His dedication to the area and its people is unprecedented,” said Lake Homes Realty CEO, Glenn S. Phillips.

To further recognize … Read More


Willie L. Clemons

Posted on March 5, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Willie L. Clemons, 90, of Sparta, passed away this morning at this residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Grand Slam 5K Run/Walk

Posted on March 5, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Middle school baseball struggles in first two games

Posted on March 5, 2018 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School baseball team struggled in their first two games of the season. On Monday night, the Warriors’ bats never came around, as they struck out 13 times and only collected one hit in a 13-1 loss to Coffee County.

On Tuesday night, Coffee County used a big third inning to take control of the game, scoring five runs in the inning to take a 6-2 lead. The Warriors would battle back and get the game to 6-4 in the bottom of the third inning, but the Raiders would score single runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh innings to take control of the … Read More


White County Middle School softball is swept by Coffee County

Posted on March 5, 2018 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School softball team opened their season this past week against Coffee County Middle School. The Warriorettes struggled, on Monday night, falling to the Lady Raiders 13-3. The Warriorettes would come to the ballpark with a new life, on Tuesday night, but would fall short, losing 3-2 to the Lady Raiders.

On Monday night, the Warriorettes fell behind early and couldn’t come back in the loss. Coffee County jumped out to an early 5-0 lead on the Warriorettes by the end of the first inning.

Neither team got anything going, but in the third inning, the Warriorettes would strike for two runs. Ashlyn Rohlander got … Read More


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