Monthly Archives: November 2018

Gospel singing

Posted on November 28, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Dec. 8

Who: New Hope Baptist Church

What: Gospel singing; featured singers will be Eternity

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 261-4558


Christmas program

Posted on November 28, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, Dec. 2

Who: Copeland Chapel Church

What: Christmas program “O Come, Emmanuel”

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Copeland Chapel Church


The Kellys in concert

Posted on November 28, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Laurel Hill Baptist Church, 7651 Sparta Highway, will be hosting The Kellys, of Lawrenceburg, at 6 p.m., Dec. 2, 2018, for a Christmas concert. Everyone is invited to attend and hear some good southern gospel Christmas harmony. For more information contact Tim Bumbalough, (931) 510-8831.


TN Promise needs 1,400 volunteer mentors by Nov. 30

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TNAchieves still needs nearly 1,400 mentors across the state. White County still needs 13.

Mentors support local TN Promise applicants as they transition from high school to college. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and, most importantly, encourage students to reach their full potential. The time commitment is small, only about one hour per month, but the impact can be life changing for students, particularly those in their family that are first to attend college.

The program needs 9,000 mentors annually to ensure each of the 64,000 applicants is paired with this important support system. While the financial component of the program … CONTINUED


Warriors hold on late

Posted on November 27, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors hold on late to pick up their fifth win of the season over the Signal Mountain Eagles 59-47. Masyn Winningham led the Warriors with 22 points. The Warriors will return to action on Friday when they take on Red Bank at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.


Warriors lead at the half

Posted on November 27, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors lead the Signal Mountain Eagles 31-21 at the half. Masyn Winningham leads the Warriors with 10 points at the half.


Warriorettes pull away in the second half

Posted on November 27, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

After leading 23-18 at the half, the Warriorettes took control of the game in the second half out scoring Signal Mountain 38-16 to pick up a 61-34 win. With the win, the Warriorettes move to 6-0 on the season. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen, who finished with 18 points.

The Warriorettes will return to action on Friday, when they take on Red Bank at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.


Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted on November 27, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead the Lady Eagles of Signal Mountain 23-18 at the end of the first half. The Warriorettes were led by Kendreah Reeves in the first half. She finished the half with 8 points.


Christmas Market Art and Vendor Fair to benefit veterans’ projects

Posted on November 27, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Bonnie’s Flowers

Posted on November 27, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Hansel Moore

Bonnie Adcock is one Spencer resident who always seems to be in motion. She is the curator for the Burritt College museum, overseer of the Spencer Cemetery, preserver of local history, and most recently elected as alderman for the City of Spencer.

If you have lived in Van Buren County for any period of time, there is a good chance you have met this ambassador for the community. For years, she has been intricately involved in the special occasions of countless neighbors and friends. As the proprietor of Bonnie’s Flowers, her creative talent and attention to detail have been requested to … CONTINUED


Ferris wheel fundraiser brings Van Buren community together

Posted on November 27, 2018 10:10 am by Sparta Live

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By Hansel Moore

A month ago when people were signing up to be part of the first fundraiser for the 2019 Van Buren Fair, the weather was sunny and warm. Saturday morning frost and freezing temperatures greeted the faithful. The sun had barely risen as participants began to wander into the Van Buren fair building to get their number and unique fundraising shirts.

Participants from all generations began stretching and getting ready to take a quick tour of Spencer, Tennessee. At the sound of the whistle, the group embarked by putting one foot in front of the other, and they were off. Some were … CONTINUED


4 injured in crash on R.T. Davis Rd.

Posted on November 27, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, on Nov. 18, 2018, at approximately 11:57 a.m., a 2014 Nissan Maxima driven by a 17-year-old male juvenile, of Spencer, was traveling northbound, on R.T. Davis Rd., in Van Buren County.

A 1994 Honda 300 (ATV), which was driven by Jewel L. Presley, 70, of Spencer, was traveling northbound, on R.T. Davis Rd., on the right grass shoulder of the roadway.

According to a preliminary incident report by the THP, Presley made a left turn from the grass shoulder onto R.T. Davis Rd. in attempt to cross the paved roadway. The report stated that Presley pulled into the path … CONTINUED


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