Monthly Archives: August 2018

Democracy is gasping for what could be its last breath, Part II

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

And the damage to our country continues…

When we talked last, we were discussing how our democracy was being damaged. I would like to continue that with more examples, some from the last week and some in the last few weeks.

Russian interference: Have you heard the latest? Senator Bill Nelson (D) in Florida is now declaring he has worries that the   Russians have hacked into Florida’s registration system. Can these Democrats help the Russians any more than they already do? The Russians are loving the uncertainty being unleashed on the United States with the help of willing Democrats. Don’t we … CONTINUED


Race will raise money for athlete headed to World Championship

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

Zakk Sherman, 13, an eighth grader at White County Middle School, is a student at Bushido Karate Center, in Sparta, and a previous competitor for Team USA Karate.

In 2016, Zakk competed in the World Championships, in Florida, earning three bronze medals for Team USA. A new opportunity has presented itself to Zakk to compete in the World Championships for a second time.

Any parent with children involved in sports knows it is not cheap. This goes for karate as well. Team sports have been known to benefit children socially and intellectually as well as physical. Zakk has been practicing karate since he was 7 years old and … CONTINUED


Cornbread, wild onions, and green apples

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

Years ago, when my father was alive, we passed by a yard in the late winter that was full of wild onions. My dad, being quick-witted and humorous, spoke quickly by saying that if he had a pan of cornbread and a glass of buttermilk, he could make a meal right there in that yard.

He told many stories to me when I was growing up. One included a story of an apple tree on a hillside that stood en route to their swimming hole. Being young boys passing an apple tree, he noted that as they passed that tree they would … CONTINUED


General elections are scheduled for Nov. 6, early voting begins Oct. 17

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

State and federal general elections will be Nov. 6. During the primaries, voters elected the U.S. and state officials who will run in the general elections

Several offices are up for grabs on this year’s ballot. These include the U.S. House (6th District) and U.S. Senate, Tennessee House (43rd District), and Tennessee Senate (15th District). Locally, the City of Doyle will be holding elections for mayor and aldermen.

“I don’t have the ballots yet, but it won’t be too long before I have those, and we can start publishing those,” said Marcum.

Early will voting be Oct. 17-Nov. 1. The deadline to register to vote in the general … CONTINUED


Wreck on McMinnville Highway

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

At approximately 7:45 a.m. Monday, August 27, according to emergency services alert, a car and truck collided on McMinnville Highway. Jacob Duke with the White County Sheriff’s Department was in charge of the scene. No details were available.


Motorcycle collides with truck

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

On Aug. 23, 2018, at approximately 11:02 a.m., a motorcycle crashed with a motor vehicle, at Fred Hill Road and Highway 111, in White County. According to a preliminary report by Trooper Cody Roberts, of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2011 Dodge truck driven by Christopher A. Maxwell, 47, of Belvidere, Tennessee, was traveling north on Highway 111. According to the report, a 2003 Honda motorcycle, which was driven by Vincent P. Murray, 69, of Sparta, turned left from Fred Hill Road onto Highway 111 North, into the path of the Maxwell vehicle. After the impact, the Maxwell vehicle and the motorcycle came to rest in the median. … CONTINUED


Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale set for Oct. 6 in Sparta

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

It’s time again for the Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale. Kicking off at daylight on Oct. 6, the event will have vendors set up from Captain D’s, located on the corner of Bockman Way and Highway 111, all the way to Sparta Civic Center.

The original idea for the yard sale, started by Betty Hickey and Liz Allison, was to bring more business to the small business owners, in Sparta.

“Hardee’s, Captain D’s, and (Little Caesar’s) there on Bockman Way – they all tell me they make more money on that day than any other day of the year,” said Hickey.

Hickey also said she wanted to encourage … CONTINUED


Richardson is wrongfully arrested on drug charges

Posted on August 27, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A White County man who was wrongfully arrested on four felony drug counts for selling and delivering methamphetamine has had the charges dismissed after the assistant district attorney general was informed of the incident that occurred after a sheriff department detective reportedly misidentified the subject.

According to Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, on Aug. 20, 2018, the criminal court judge of White County empaneled the new grand jury for the August term of court. One of the new grand jurors was Ronnie Richardson, 50, of White County.

Dunaway stated that as the grand jury began to meet to consider the cases to be presented to them, a White County … CONTINUED


Couple are taken to hospital after motorcycle wreck

Posted on August 25, 2018 7:07 pm by Rima Austin

At approximately 6:25 p.m. Saturday, August 25, emergency services were summoned to 12483 Old Kentucky Road to investigate a motorcycle wreck. According to Tennessee State Trooper David Hickey, two motorcycles were travelling south bound when a tractor began to enter the highway. The first motorcycle managed to stop but the second one did not get stopped in time. The second motorcycle, a Harley Davidson with a man and woman occupying it, skidded on its side throwing the occupants free. Both occupants were transported by ambulance to St. Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. Neither one had serious injuries.


Jolley celebrates 32 years of public service

Posted on August 25, 2018 7:07 pm by Rima Austin

White County Court Clerk, Connie Jolley, celebrated her achievements she has collected over 32 years in a public service role. Senator Paul Bailey awarded Jolley with a recognition of service award in front of family and friends at a party thrown in her honor Saturday, August 25, at the Oldham Theater in downtown Sparta. She will be leaving office August 31.


Doyle College research project

Posted on August 25, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Landon D. Medley

Did Charles Lee Graham, Floyd Lee Graham, Willie Bell Graham, Sara Ruth Sherrell, Ray Watson, Carl Cannon, Margaret Eller, Laura Earls, Martha Jo Felton, Howard Foster, Helen Foster, Fred Alverson, Willie Pearl Goddard, Maude Ellen Phifer, Helen Sparkman, James Swindler attend Doyle in the 1920’s; by 1920’s, over 4,000 children had attended the school. In charge of girls’ dorm was Mrs. Milo [Lou Ella Rodgers] Moore, born 14 Jun 1876, died 24 Mar 1956, buried Greenwood Cemetery, White Co., TN, daughter of John T.  and Josephine McGuire Rogers, married 23 Jan 1898, Milo Moore born 10 May 1855, died 3 Apr 1927 buried Greenwood … CONTINUED


Adopt a Shelter Dog

Posted on August 25, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood


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