Monthly Archives: August 2019

Sales representative at Expositor

Posted on August 19, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Tony Cross named TWRA, District 31 Officer of the Year

Posted on August 19, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tony Cross

DeKalb County Wildlife Officer Tony Cross, has been named Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, District 31 Officer of the Year. This prestigious title is awarded to officers who excel in teamwork, public outreach, innovation, attitude, leadership and achievements.

Cross started with the agency in 1988 as a fisheries technician. In 1992 he became a TWRA boating officer on Dale Hollow and later that fall, Van Buren County Wildlife Officer. Cross moved to DeKalb County in 1997. Officer Cross is well known and respected in his county and beyond. Cross partners with many civic and sportsman’s groups on and off duty. He also actively partners with the DeKalb … CONTINUED


Grant to restore 5,400 acres of Cumberland Plateau habitat

Posted on August 19, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Nonprofits seek private landowners for restoration projects

Through a recently awarded grant, more than 5,400 acres of shortleaf pine forests on the Cumberland Plateau will be restored and enhanced. A collaboration among several organizations will use prescribed fire and strategic plantings to revitalize this vanishing habitat that is critical to several species.

The project will be implemented by The Forest Stewards Guild and Tennessee Wildlife Federation through its Habitat Conservation program. Habitat improvement efforts will also be supported by Sewanee: The University of the South, Berea College, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and The Forestland Group.

The $200,000 … CONTINUED


Paulette “Tootsie” Pinkston

Posted on August 19, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Paulette “Tootsie” Pinkston, 70, passed away Aug. 18, 2019.

She was born Dec. 30, 1948, to Herman Duncan and Lou Vella Williams Hickey Duncan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Herman Duncan Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Pinkston; and two good friends, Kenneth O. Pinkston and Brenda Murdock.

Survivors include her three children, Kenneth Eugene Pinkston and wife Shelby, of Sparta, James Paul Pinkston, of Sparta, Teresa L. Griffin, of Sparta; 11 grandchildren, Shauna Peterman and husband Zack, Katelynn Pinkston, Daniel Pinkston and wife Michelle, Melissa Miller, Brooke Parks and husband Bruce, Pher Werner, Jacob Judd and wife Shayna, Rachel Oliver and husband Bobby, Mick … CONTINUED


Lomax Co. has grand opening

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Rachel Auberger

Lomax Co., at 13 N. Main St., in Sparta, officially opened its doors to the public and hosted a grand opening complete with sales, refreshments, and a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 16, 2019.

Tina Lomax, who owns the company along with her husband, Randy, said it has always been a dream of hers to be a business owner.

Lomax Co. will sell a variety of items ranging from furniture and home décor to clothing, jewelry, and unique gifts and accessories in an atmosphere that aims to make customers feel like they are friends.

“I love fashion, and I love old stuff, so it made sense … CONTINUED


Only one way to be saved

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Throughout the Bible, there is an overwhelming emphasis on “one.”  There is one God (1 Cor. 8:6), one Lord (Eph. 4:5), one path (Pro. 4:18), one Gospel (Mark 16:15), one body (Eph. 1:22,23), one head (Col. 1:18), one faith (Eph. 4:5), and one church (Mat. 16:18).  There is also only one Savior (Jesus) (2 Tim. 1:10), who has given only one way to be saved (Acts 4:12; 16:17).  The way of salvation (in any situation) is always provided by God’s grace and followed by man’s obedience.

When Israel needed saving, there was only one way.  Upon leaving Egyptian captivity, … CONTINUED


Roberts Family Diner

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Stop killing the dream

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”

That is a movie quote from a person who wasn’t afraid to dream. You see, I think, in general, the world outside would rather we not dream. Sometimes those closest to us would prefer that we not dream either. Maybe it’s because what the dreamer sees can be so lofty that it intimidates and strikes fear into those closest to them. Maybe it creates division and anxiety.

The Old Testament prophet, Joel, recorded in chapter 2 that old men will dream dreams, and young men will see visions. Notice with me … CONTINUED


Why is abortion such a hot-button issue for everyone?

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

Since Roe vs. Wade and abortions were made legal by the Supreme Court, in 1973, the fight to make abortions illegal, again, has been a political and religious football.  It is one issue conservative politicians, along with their religious counterparts, use to sway elections and bring voters out during election years.  It doesn’t matter if the issue of abortion is on the ballot or not.  What matters is how a candidate feels about abortion and how they might vote if there is any chance of legislation to limit or ban a woman’s right to privacy regarding her reproductive, medical health, and welfare. … CONTINUED


Keeping minorities voting Democrat

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Sparta Live

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

Every time I think the Democrats have gone as low as they can go, they manage to scrape a little dirt out of that snake belly low pit from whence they campaign and get just a little lower. We all hear about how Donald Trump and the Republicans are tearing America apart. But the unemployment among minorities is at record levels. And people with jobs tend to be happier than people who are jobless. But what if someone went about telling them lies? Would that be a tactic to “tear American apart?”  I think so.

So, let us turn now to … CONTINUED


WoodmenLife (Tim Bumbalough)

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Veterans Outreach open house set for Sept. 11, also Patriot’s Day

Posted on August 19, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Rachel Auberger

The Veterans Museum of White County, Sparta Woman’s Club, and Clean Hearts Christian Ministries are working together to host a Patriot’s Day program, on the Sept. 11, which is the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The program, which will take place at Clean Hearts Christian Ministries, located behind the courthouse, at 17 E. Maple St., will include keynote speaker State Senator Paul Bailey, of White County, as well as a song performance by Gene Hodge, formerly of Sparta, and a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Knights of Columbus.

“We hold this event to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks so … CONTINUED


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