Laurel Creek Baptist Church

Posted on June 21, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Hansel Moore

Laurel Creek Baptist Church had a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17, 2018. A large white tent shaded the attending crowd from a definite summer sun and blue sky. Church music minsters led the group in traditional hymns prior to the welcome and words provided by Pastor Roy Terry.

“Laurel Creek Baptist Church has existed for over 150 years -we will not focus on the past but will focus on the future and what God wants us to do. If we do not move in the direction that God wants us to go then we will not see His blessing. He will … Read More


Seitzinger uses skills as fiber artist

Posted on June 21, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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After 25 years of teaching experience, in Cookeville, fiber artist and teacher Adele Seitzinger has recently moved with her husband to Spencer. Working from her home studio, Seitzinger produces hand-dyed silk scarves, shawls, neckties, fans and, other items. These can currently be seen, in Spencer, at the Shops at 93 Boutique, located in the Hitchcock Building.

Seitzinger feels she has been an artist her whole life and studied art in both high school and college. Although trained in many forms of art, Seitzinger has often turned to watercolors as a favorite for painting pictures. Another form of art that she works in is fiber arts. Seitzinger learned to … Read More


Van Buren commissioners discuss security at new justice center

Posted on June 21, 2018 1:01 pm by Rima Austin

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Tempers flared Tuesday night at the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners meeting about a door at the new justice center.

The sheriff of Van Buren County, Eddie Carter, stated to the board that he had other repairs that may need to be fixed as well, indicating that the tally may go higher than the $2,600 the county is prepared to pay for the dysfunctional door.

As it is, the board has established that repairing the door inside the jail would require more work than just taking the door frame out and simply putting another one in; it would require taking some of the wall out. Doing this … Read More


Van Buren emergency personnel honored at Star of Life Awards

Posted on June 21, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Van Buren County 911 Central Dispatch, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Piney Volunteer Fire Department, Van Buren County EMS and Erlanger Life Force Air Medical honored at Tenth Annual Star of Life Awards

Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee (CECATN) recognized Van Buren County 911 Central Dispatch, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Piney Volunteer Fire Department, Van Buren County EMS and Erlanger Life Force Air Medical at the Tenth Annual Star of Life Awards Dinner and Ceremony as the State Award in Nashville at Rocketown on Thursday, May 18th. The mission of CECATN, the host of the Star of Life Awards, is to ensure that every child in … Read More


White County High School student “Moves on When Ready” to TTU

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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(Above) White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson recently presented Trinity Gooch with a county resolution on behalf of him and the White County commissioners for her accomplishments. (Below) Tennessee Senator Paul Bailey presented Gooch with a stole and resolution declaring her as Tennessee’s first known/documented Move on When Ready student.

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White County High School student “Moves on When Ready” to Tennessee Tech

On May 14, 2018, White County witnessed many high school students walk across the stage to receive their diploma and become the graduating class of 2018.

Proud students celebrated their educational accomplishments and had several different emotions about the next chapter away from high school. … Read More


An evening with an old friend who was up to his old tricks

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Sparta Live

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Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

Dinner at BRAVO Cucina Italiana Restaurant, next to Oxmoor Mall in Louisville, was absolutely amazing! The visit with old friends was priceless!

After the delicious meal, we drove to The Pie Kitchen, on Lexington Road, where that street intersects with Franklin Road and Shelbyville Road…in case you ever want to indulge yourself in the delicious desserts at that decadent parlor. Now you know where it is located.

Having sampled the scrumptious sweets, Sammie and I, with our dear friends, Jerry and Janet, proceeded to waddle toward the exit. That’s when it happened.

Jerry Adamson and I were roommates at WKU, many years … Read More


Dependable Auto Sales opens across from Huddle House

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Rima Austin

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Dependable Auto Sales, at 801 Walker Cove Road, may have what Sparta needs in car sales.

Having been in business since 1997, they specialize in finding the cars that customers want for a reasonable price. Eric Garrett, DAS Sparta division manager, explains there is a reason they sell mainly pre-owned vehicles.

“If you buy a new vehicle and you trade it after three years, you have not even paid your taxes and interest, and that’s how you go upside down” says Garrett. “If you buy a used one with about 20,000 miles on it, someone has already taken that big hit for you.”

Buying a pre-owned vehicle can … Read More


What is “intersectionality”?

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Language of Liberty – By Ben Shapiro

You probably think your opinions matter.

You probably think you’re an individual with unique experiences, thoughts and ambitions.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but according to current leftist orthodoxy, you’re wrong. You see, your opinion only matters relative to your identity—and where that identity ranks on the hierarchy of intersectionality.

If you’re now thinking, “What the hell are you talking about?” you haven’t spent much time on a modern college campus.

Intersectionality is a form of identity politics in which the value of your opinion depends on how many victim groups you belong to. At the bottom of … Read More


WoodmenLife donates flag to YMCA

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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WoodmenLife Representative Tim Bumbalough recently donated a new flag on behalf of Chapter 1110 to Sparta-White County YMCA. Shown accepting the new flag are Bula Price and Roxanna Hitchcock.


Rescue Squad receives new flags

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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In honor of Flag Day, the members of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, along with distinguished guests, raised flags on the newly erected flag poles that were donated to the Rescue Squad by the WoodmenLife Corporation. L-R: Member Mike Leach, Senator Paul Bailey, Chief Ray Brown, Capt. Mark Henry, Asst. Chief B.T. Young, WoodmenLife Rep. Tim Bumbalough, Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads Region 4 VP David Tuck, TARS State Treasurer Ross Musgrave, TARS State Secretary Jennifer Freeman,TARS State Training Coordinator Brian Robinson, TARS State VP Dujauna Naylor, TARS Executive Director Stacy Rhodes, TARS State Chaplain Keith Sartin, Sparta-White County Unit Director and Region 3 VP Charlie Tollison.


White County commissioners discuss special beer permits

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Rima Austin

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The White County Board of Commissioners discussed the price of special permits for beer licenses Monday night among other unanswered questions about special permits for beer licenses.

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson addressed the board with questions about the special beer license permits.

“We have a couple of issues we need to work out,” stated Robinson. “Where we started running into controversy was the price [of the permit]. The Beer Board suggested $50, but we don’t think we will be allowed to do it for $50.”

Robinson went on to explain that contrary to popular belief, a special beer permit can be issued for up to 30 … Read More


TDOT set to improve road at dangerous intersection

Posted on June 21, 2018 10:10 am by Rima Austin

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Anyone who has lived in White County long has most likely driven SR-136 and encountered the sharp curve at the entrance to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.

Along with the development of the White County Industrial Park came the need to improve the road leading into it. This means the airport is receiving the advantage of the new road as well.

“It has to do mostly with the truck traffic into the industrial park,” says Dean Selby, Upper Cumberland Regional Airport manager. “The only thing I have been involved in is preaching to them that we have to do something about that intersection before somebody gets killed.”

According … Read More


Christian Life VBS

Posted on June 20, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Mon.-Wed., June 25-27

Who: Christian Life 1st Assembly Church of God

What: Vacation Bible School

When: 6 p.m. nightly

Where: 117 N. Spring St.


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