Monthly Archives: July 2018

Favorite recipes for Life Care

Posted on July 31, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Sparta Rite-Aid Pharmacy closing

Posted on July 31, 2018 12:12 pm by Rima Austin


John Elmer Crooks

Posted on July 31, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

John Elmer Crooks, 79, of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Crooks was born June 21, 1939, in Carbon Hill, Ohio, the son of John Crooks and Opal Pearson Crooks.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 1963-1965

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 4, 2018, at Blue Springs Presbyterian Church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wilma Williams

Posted on July 31, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wilma Williams, 81, of Sparta, passed away July 30, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


White County Republican Party

Posted on July 31, 2018 7:07 am by

Paid political ad – White County Republican Party


One person taken to hospital in three car wreck on Smithville Highway

Posted on July 30, 2018 4:04 pm by Rima Austin


Van Buren first graders become authors of book about TN history

Posted on July 30, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

As summer comes to an end for many local schools, Shawna Delon’s first graders gathered to take a look back at some of what they accomplished last year in class.

These first graders wanted to learn more about their home state of Tennessee, so they began their search for books about Tennessee on their grade level and higher. They quickly found there weren’t any books available about their state.

Learning about Tennessee is a large part of the new Common Core standards for first graders; therefore, the children took their iPads, gathered in groups, and shared information and background knowledge with each other. Then, they began the task … Read More


High school volleyball hits the court for the first playday of the year

Posted on July 30, 2018 10:10 am by Andy Southard

As official practice began for fall sports teams across the state this week, the White County High School volleyball team also got in their first scrimmages of the year at the Lady Raider playday, in Coffee County, on Thursday.

The Warriorettes played in three matches, on Thursday, but were only able to pick up wins in one. The Warriorettes’ junior varsity team would play in three matches and would pick up wins in all three and wouldn’t lose a set.

The Warriorettes would start off their day with a loss to Oakland in three sets (20-25,25-20, 14-16). However, the Warriorettes would turn things around and pick up a … Read More


Warriors fare well during their first scrimmage of season

Posted on July 30, 2018 10:10 am by Andy Southard

After getting in one full week of contact practice, the Warriors finally got to hit someone other than each other, as they traveled to Jackson County for their first scrimmage, on Friday morning.

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, this was the first time the team got to play someone other than each other. After one week of working against each other, it was time for other teams to see how … Read More


WCHS golf splits with Cookeville in the opener

Posted on July 30, 2018 10:10 am by Andy Southard

Makenzie Morton tees off on hole number one on, Thursday afternoon. Morton was the low scorer for the Warriorettes with a 71.

Jarrett Glass tees off on hole number one, on Thursday afternoon. Glass was the low scorer for the Warriors with a 75.

The 2018 golf season officially got underway at White County High School, on Thursday, when the Warriors and Warriorettes took on district-powerhouse Cookeville for an 18-hole match at the Sparta Country Club.

The Warriorettes would pick up their first win of the season, on Thursday, with a seven-stroke victory over Cookeville. The Warriors, though, wouldn’t fare too well against Cookeville, falling by 33 strokes.… Read More


Young Lawyers Association helps provide school supplies

Posted on July 30, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association hosted an inaugural event, on July 17, to provide backpacks and school supplies for foster children in the Upper Cumberland. They collected and donated 99 backpacks, along with school supplies, to the Department of Children’s Services for foster children in all counties of the Upper Cumberland. White County native and attorney Caroline Sapp Hudson said, “Our hope is to bring excitement and joy to children in the Upper Cumberland at the start of their school year.” This event was sponsored by The Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, The Biz Foundry, and Save The Children. L-R: Russell Tribble, Caroline Sapp Hudson, Gordon Byars, … Read More


The determining factor is determination

Posted on July 30, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

I imagine he had a hard time sleeping that night. As he reminisced in his mind, I wonder if he thought about his family. Did he worry about his aging father? Did a silent tear slip down his cheek as he remembered waving goodbye to his mother? Did his face turn crimson in the darkness as he replayed his shameful deceit? Did a bullet of fear strike his heart as he thought about his brother’s pledge to kill him?

Abraham had a son in his old age and named him Isaac. Isaac had twin sons, and one of those sons was named … Read More


Why miracles aren’t happening today

Posted on July 30, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble- West Sparta church of Christ

At some point, most every person has desired to see a miracle. For instance, when someone is nearing death, we might desire a miraculous recovery. When someone has died, we might want to see them miraculously brought back to life. Or, in making difficult decisions or determinations, miraculous knowledge/wisdom would be extremely desirable. At one time, God’s people were endowed with miracles like this: they could speak God’s will without studying (Mat. 10:19), cast out demons (Acts 8:7), speak in languages they never studied (1 Cor. 14:2,18), survive venomous snake bites (Acts 28:3-6), and miraculously heal others (Acts 3:1-7). Nonetheless, … Read More


Are Republicans becoming concerned about the mid-term elections?

Posted on July 30, 2018 9:09 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

In a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, Donald Trump told the audience, “This country is doing better than it’s ever done before, economically. But it’s all working out. Just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

Then he went to his old standby of saying any news reports and reporters that don’t agree with him or question his policies, programs, statements, and tweets, are all “fake.”   There is a contradiction with his statement, because even when the so-called “fake news” broadcasts or writes about what he has actually said … Read More


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