Monthly Archives: June 2018

Van Buren County basketball teams in summer action

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Andy Southard

Hunter Evans, of Van Buren County, goes up for a shot over a defender in a game at Tennessee Tech.

Like the White County High School teams, the Van Buren County High School basketball teams are spending the month of June working.

The Van Buren girls competed in a team camp at Van Buren County High School, on Friday, and will be in action at Eagleville this week. They are working hard to improve over the summer.

The Eagles traveled to Tennessee Tech, on Wednesday, and Thursday, and also hosted a big play day, on Saturday, in which they competed.

The Eaglettes played in their own play day, … CONTINUED

Dangerous people are teaching your kids

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty – By Jordan Peterson

You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people.

They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life’s mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.”

If you’re a taxpayer—or paying for your kid’s liberal arts degree—you’re underwriting this gang of nihilists.

You’re supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a college … CONTINUED

Yard sale

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

How many more distractions can we deal with?

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

The mid-term elections will take place in a little less than five months. As much as Tennesseans and all Americans have at stake in those elections, I have noticed more and more attention is being focused on what Donald Trump and his administration is and is not doing.

In the past few weeks, Mr. Trump has been questioning whether he could pardon himself if the Mueller investigation finds evidence of illegal activities done by Mr. Trump and if he was found guilty of breaking the law. He and his supporters are constantly calling the Mueller investigation a “witch hunt” and criticizing the … CONTINUED

We need an honest investigation by an independent counsel NOW!

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Right Stuff – Donald Holman

In a desperate attempt to save the credibility of the DOJ and the FBI, Inspector General Horowitz has published his report and, if possible, made bad matters worse. While his report reflects months of investigation and research, his conclusions are not lining up with the evidence he uncovered. After compiling example after example of agents expressing their complete disgust and dismay over the election of Donald Trump, Inspector Horowitz assures us he could not “document” that the FBI and the DOJ were motivated by their bias. In other words, after carefully researching and documenting overwhelming bias in both departments, he could not … CONTINUED

Celebrating the good times

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

Come on, let’s celebrate! Don’t you love a good celebration? Whether it’s graduation from pre-school or the royal wedding, a special anniversary or 100th birthday, celebrations are exciting and important.

Not long ago, Sammie and I drove to Lexington, North Carolina, to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary. Helping her niece decorate the church hall for her mom and dad – Sammie’s sister – was not only fun, but it also gave us extra time to reminisce about Robin and Rick’s wedding 40 years ago. One of the most memorable pieces of that event, 40 years ago, was that they left the church … CONTINUED

Living life up the middle

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

It’s baseball season, and in a few weeks, the boys of summer will break for their annual all-star game. Millions will watch the home run derby, game, and activities from across the countryside.

In a couple of months, Saturdays down South will explode with football. Knoxville will be swimming in orange and white, and if you’ve ever been to Neyland Stadium, then you know the electricity and excitement of the college game.

There’s nothing like the excitement of seeing the bomb being launched down field for a huge gain or even a touchdown. But the truth is for most of the game … CONTINUED

Findlay construction is on schedule

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Rima Austin

Findlay Elementary and other county schools receiving construction and maintenance this summer are on schedule with completion dates, according to the White County School Board.

The progress of the new Findlay Elementary School was discussed at the White County Board of Education meeting, on June 14, 2018. According to Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger, Findlay is on schedule to be completed in time for the fall 2019 school year. He went on to say it looks like the project may be ahead of schedule.

There are mixed feelings about the new Findlay Elementary. Some concerned White County residents are asking why Findlay is getting a new school and … CONTINUED

Grant aids breast cancer survivors through Pink Splash

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Rima Austin

Go Pink is a wellness program at the Sparta-White County YMCA that was initiated to train breast cancer survivors how to cope with pain and discomfort, no matter where they are in their recovery.

Activities such as aerobics, stretching, strengthening, and emotional support, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, helps survivors improve their functional capabilities, decrease stress, and promote healing in the mind, body and spirit.

The Sparta-White County YMCA is an affiliate of the Putnam County YMCA and can benefit from all the advantages that the Putnam County office has. Because of this, White County breast cancer survivors who choose to take advantage of the Go … CONTINUED

Airport may host testing flights of C-130 cargo plane

Posted on June 18, 2018 9:09 am by Rima Austin

In a recent article about the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board, it was reported there may possibly be military maneuvers around the airport, which was clarified Friday by the airport manager.

The actual event will be the testing of an updated version of the C-130 cargo plan. According to airport manager Dean Selby, every new aircraft that is designed has to be tested first on its maneuvering abilities. To test a craft as large as the C-130, there needs to be plenty of ground space, and the engineers for this particular aircraft consider Upper Cumberland Airport an ideal spot for those requirements.

“We need to clarify that the … CONTINUED

Doyle College Research Project

Posted on June 16, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Landon D. Medley

We have found the names of 18 men who were president at Doyle College. I would appreciate any information on John Wesley Jamison, teacher and president, born Aug. 24, 1868, and died July 22, 1926, in Davidson County, Tennessee. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was the son of Andrew and Esther G. Brandon Jamison. He married Dec. 26, 1900, to Corrie Belle Turner, who was born Jan. 24, 1878, and died Jan. 10 1970. She was the daughter of Henry Clay and Phebe Adnia Williams Turner. He was president of Doyle College, principal at Tullahoma Central High, and … CONTINUED

Jeff Robbins Mountain Music comes to Sparta Library Summer Reading 2018 program

Posted on June 15, 2018 4:04 pm by Rima Austin


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