Monthly Archives: June 2018

Benefit for Delores Davis

Posted on June 26, 2018 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, July 21

Who: For Delores Davis (to help pay medical bills; widow of veteran Luke Davis)

What: Benefit (yard sale and silent auction)

When: 7 a.m.-until

Where: Doyle Civic Center

Contact: (931) 657-5630

St. Andrew yard sale

Posted on June 26, 2018 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Friday, June 29

Who: St. Andrew Catholic Church

What: Annual yard sale (proceeds benefit Pacesetters in Sparta)

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 829 Valley View Dr.

Fire on the Mountain

Posted on June 26, 2018 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, July 1

Who: BonDeCroft Baptist Church

What: Special speaker, Bro. Jacob Berry; free food, fun, and fellowship for all; fireworks at dark; please bring lawn chairs

When: 6 p.m.-?

Where: 8545 Crossville Highway

Junior Bass Club fundraiser

Posted on June 26, 2018 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, June 30

Who: Junior Bass Club

What: Fundraiser

When: 8 a.m.-noon

Where: Floyd’s Cash Saver

Little League 13-year-old division season comes to a close

Posted on June 26, 2018 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

The White County-Sparta Little League 13-year old division wrapped up their season this past week. The White County-Sparta Little League decided this year to start this league on a trial run and see how it went. The League will continue next season and will also add 14-year-olds into the league. The league regular season championship would be so close it would come down to the final night before it was decided. Maples Surveying would pull out the win and win the league. Sonic would finish the regular season in second place, and American flag would round out the standings. Seth Speck from Sonic would win the league’s sportsmanship … Read More

TTU Board of Trustees approves 2.66 % tuition and fees increase

Posted on June 26, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

In a full agenda, the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees approved a 2.66 percent tuition and fees increase, the addition of a new engineering building to the university’s master plan, and a proposed budget for 2018-2019.


For 2018-2019, an undergraduate student taking 12 credit hours will see an increase in maintenance fees of $102 per semester.

The university’s maintenance fee (also known as tuition) covers up to 12 credit hours per semester for a student. For 2018-2019, it will be $3,930 per semester, an increase of $102 over 2017-2018. This is a 2.66 percent increase. Out-of-state students pay this maintenance fee, plus a per semester out-of-state tuition … Read More

WCHS and VBHS basketball teams wrap up summer camps

Posted on June 26, 2018 3:03 pm by Andy Southard

Keegan Dodson tries to drive past his defender in the Warriors’ final game of the summer.

As the TSSAA dead period starts, the White County High School and Van Buren County High School basketball teams have finished their summer camps and will head into the second part of summer.

The basketball teams were allowed to attend camps or have scrimmage days of team-against-team competition during the month of June, but following dead period, only conditioning and weightlifting will be allowed.

The Warriors wrapped up their summer portion of work by traveling to Tennessee Tech, on Wednesday and Thursday. The Warriors’ varsity team and junior varsity team all got … Read More

Cookeville to host three-day AMA Motorcycle Classic, Sept. 14-16

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The thrills and spills of American Motorcycle Association racing will soon be more than just on a hillside in Buffalo Valley, as Cookeville welcomes the inaugural Cookeville Motorcycle Classic, a family oriented three-day weekend filled with adrenaline, multiple competitions, and racers from across the country, Sept. 14-16, 2018.

Putnam County is no stranger to AMA events, as Middle Tennessee Dragway has served as home to both professional and amateur hillclimb competitions in recent years. The need for speed will now bring the sweet scent of racing fuel to downtown, as three days of AMA-sanctioned racing kicks off in Cookeville at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Fri., Sept. 14, … Read More

Doyle College Research Project

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Landon D. Medley

Mrs. Fred Clark shared with me a 1917 Doyle College Catalog. It was found in the attic of Kevin Speck’s grandmother’s house. Mrs. Clark did a small book on Doyle College. I have found some group pictures in the Sparta Expositor as well. Need background information on the 1897 cyclone that damaged the buildings at Doyle. Doyle played a football game with Manchester High School, in 1923. Anyone know who was on the team? Have established ties with Union University in Murfreesboro and later it moved to Jackson, Tennessee. Need a picture of the Rev. Richard Hill Brown born 14 Jul 1866, died 20 … Read More

Spencer Vacation Bible School

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Fireworks for sale

Posted on June 26, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Rev. Irving Daniel Parker Sr.

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Rev. Irving Daniel Parker, Sr., 83, of Sparta, passed away June 23, 2018, at his residence.

The Rev. Parker was born April 24, 1935, in Oyster, Virginia. He was the last surviving child of 12 born to George William Parker and Aline Marshall Parker.

He was a longtime minister, serving for 63 years. He ministered in Sparta, Tennessee; Smithville, Tennessee; Virginia; and Kentucky. The Rev. Parker held revivals in 48 states, with the two exceptions being Hawaii and Alaska. He served his nation in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Peggy Bennett Parker; daughter, Laura Ann Parker; … Read More

Patricia Ann “Patty” Mullins

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Patricia Ann “Patty” Mullins, 57, of Sparta, passed away June 24, 2018, at Raintree Manor, in McMinnville.

Ms. Mullins was born Nov. 14, 1960, in Overton County, to Marvin Thomas Mullins and Anna Lucille Crabtree Mullins.

She loved watching television, mostly TV Land, and playing the board game Operation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Martha Hickey, Louise Richardson; and brothers, Charles Mullins and David Mullins.

Survivors include her siblings, Mary Ruth Mullins, of Cookeville, Agnes Hedgecough, of Cookeville, Jean Benton, of Monterey, Virginia Rogers, of Michigan, Frank (Jody) Mullins, of Sparta, John Henry Mullins, of Missouri, Jack Mullins, of Sparta, and numerous nieces and … Read More

Alma Marie Hensley Looper

Posted on June 26, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Alma Marie Hensley Looper, 86, of Spencer, passed away June 24, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Looper was born March 1, 1932, in the Calfkiller community of Putnam County, to Alred Earl Brown and Mary Bessie Brown Hensley.

She was a homemaker and former babysitter. She enjoyed gardening alongside her husband, A.B. Looper.

Mrs. Looper was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, J.R. Hensley, Don Hensley, Richard Hensley; and a sister, Jean Hamlin.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Lopper; two brothers, Leroy (Bonnie) Hensley, Jim (Dorothy) Hensley; two sisters, Maxine Hensley (Marvin) Lewis, Mary McBroom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral … Read More

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