Frank’s has opened new location on Churchill Drive

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Rachel Auberger

Frank’s has opened their stand-alone location, at 194 Churchill Drive, and hosted a ribbon cutting, on Aug. 19.

The “beer and burger joint,” owned by the Del Toro family, has a great family atmosphere in which their customers can enjoy burgers that are hand patted daily from locally grown meat. A favorite among customers, whether for dining in or take-out, is the Warrior Wing Sauce, which adds a local flavor to their chicken wings. Dine-in customers can also enjoy one of four different Calfkiller brews or something from Jig Head Brewery, which are all kept on tap.

Frank’s is the second location for the Del … CONTINUED


Sharing the daring for caring

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Sparta Live

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By Topher Wiles

That deep orange circle of sun rapidly disappeared underneath the canopy line of trees.  The edge of dark chasm between us and the sun only added to the gravity of the colorful spectacle before us.  So much joy filled my heart as I watched these teenagers quietly stand in awe of the sunset view from Welch Point.  My heart was full.

I’ve listened to too many men share that life seems meaningless, empty of joy, devoid of passion, or lacking in purpose.  Yet, these exciting men are doing daring things.  They are fishing aficionados, drag-racing darers, metal-working masters, tennis terrors, Zumba-aholics, and rock climbing rock … CONTINUED



Called out by a grandchild…again!

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Sparta Live

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A few weeks ago, when Sammie and I had a difference of opinions about some yard work, Grayson called us out. On occasion, various Nash grandchildren have corrected one or both of us…politely. More recently, Katie Grace called Nahnee out for failing to answer her cell phone calls in a “timely manner.”

When Sammie did answer the call, K.G. blurted into the phone, “Nahnee! We’ve tried to call you TWICE, and you didn’t answer!”

As she excused herself for being in a meeting or whatever the reason, Nahnee apologized – profusely – for failing to answer. After all, K.G. was only pretending to be angry. Not only that, … CONTINUED


41st Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival is September 6-8

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Fall Creek Falls State Park will host its 41st Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival, Sept. 6-8, offering a weekend of traditional bluegrass music, country cooking, pioneer skill demonstrations, and roughly 100 craft booths, featuring a varied array of handicrafts, baked goods, and original homemade designs.

“This festival offers an outstanding opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the heritage, history, and natural beauty of the Cumberland Plateau,” said festival coordinators. “Whether it’s listening to a great musical performance, tasting delicious food, or enjoying special events and demonstrations scheduled throughout the weekend, the Mountaineer Folk Festival offers a wide range of cultural and educational opportunities, not to mention a … CONTINUED



How states can man-up and stop abortion, Part II

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Language of Liberty – By Publius Huldah

In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court had to redefine the word “liberty,” which appears in §1 of the 14th Amendment, in order to claim that “abortion” “arises under” the Constitution.

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment says: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due … CONTINUED



Caney Fork Ultra race to be held in White and Van Buren counties

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Rachel Auberger

Ultra-running, whose races by definition are longer than a marathon’s traditional 26.2 miles, is a sport that has really exploded in terms of participation over the past few years, and its newest race will be taking place at the Virgin Falls area of White County at the end of August.

Doug Holder, the event’s organizer, said he grew up vacationing around Fall Creek Falls each summer and has always been in awe of the beauty offered throughout both Van Buren and White counties.

“I was amazed at how many people knew nothing about the Centennial Wilderness area,” Holder said. “They may have heard of Fall … CONTINUED


Cagle wins hangar bid at airport

Posted on August 22, 2019 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Ron Moses

The addition of another hangar to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is one step closer to completion.

On Aug. 20, 2019, the airport board of directors approved a recommendation to accept the bid of Cagle Development out of Chattanooga to begin construction on the hangar, which will be known as Hangar 3.

“It is the Tennessee Flying Machines hangar,” said Airport Manager Dean Selby. “Cagle Construction was the low bidder.”

Cagle bid $747,000, which was $28,000 lower than its closest competitor.

“Hopefully, they can get started in a couple of weeks as soon as they get the contracts together and get rolling on this project,” said … CONTINUED



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