Bluegrass concert June 21

Posted by | June 6, 2019 1:49 pm

A bluegrass concert, which is sponsored by the City of Sparta, will be at 7 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, at Sparta Amphitheater, on Liberty Square, in downtown Sparta. Featured performers will be “Clearview Bluegrass” and “Bluegrass Solutions.” In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Sparta Civic Center. Admission is free.

Boys’ basketball camp

Posted by | June 6, 2019 12:52 pm

Coach Eric Mitchell, head coach for the White County High School Warriors, announced the dates of his upcoming boys’ basketball camp for those players that are 6 years old through eighth grade.  The dates will be June 17 and June 18, at the high school gym.  The hours will be from 9 a.m.-noon, and registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. the day of the camp.  The cost for each player is $50.  Campers will be grouped by age and will receive a tee shirt for attending.

Van Buren softball and baseball registration deadline is June 7

Posted by | June 6, 2019 12:36 pm

The Van Buren County Youth Association is still taking registration for its summer baseball/softball season. This league runs from June through August. The VBCYA invites all boys/girls from White County to play in Spencer this summer. The deadline to register is Friday, June 7. The cost is $30 for one child and $50 for two children.  If you have any questions, contact them via their Facebook page or contact Dustin Sullivan at (931) 273-9239.

Roberts makes big move in May

Posted by | June 6, 2019 12:34 pm

The Chicago Cubs Insiders released a prospect player watch, on June 2, 2019.  There are six players on the list of young Cubs to keep an eye on as they work in the Cubs farm system.  Listed in the group is pitcher and Sparta’s Ethan Roberts.   The Cubs Insiders states, “The young reliever from Sparta, Tennessee, is really starting to get the hang of this closing thing at the minor league level. With a fastball in the low 90s and a curve in the upper 70s, he is able to keep hitters off balance. Most of his outings are two-inning affairs, which allows him to work on his … Read More

Buffets among Father’s Day gift options at TN state parks

Posted by | June 6, 2019 12:24 pm

A southern-style feast at one of six restaurants at Tennessee State Parks is a great way for anyone to treat a dad this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16.
Whether it’s a buffet or another idea, like a golf pass, state parks gift card, or a subscription to The Tennessee Conservationist magazine, Tennessee State Parks has the perfect option for any Father’s Day gift.
State parks are serving buffets at the following state parks restaurants:
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Homestead Harvest
Buffet 11 a.m.-8 p.m., $16.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 6-12; not including drink and tax
24 Office Dr., Crossville
Contact: 931-484-6138

David Crockett State Park… Read More

Tennessee Tech spring 2019 dean’s and graduate’s list announced

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:39 am

More than 3,700 students have earned top academic performance honors, being named to Tennessee Tech University’s Spring 2019 dean’s list.

The dean’s list recognizes academic performers across the university’s eight academic colleges and schools. To be included on the list, a student must attend the university full time and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.1 on the 4.0 scale.

These students come to Tech from 94 of 95 counties in Tennessee, several other states and various countries throughout the world.

More than 1,450 degrees were awarded earlier this month to women and men who came to Tech from 81 counties throughout Tennessee, 21 states, and 25 … Read More

Giving and receiving forgiveness

Posted by | June 6, 2019 10:38 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

When His disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He gave them a model to go by.  Commonly referred to as “The Lord’s Prayer,” it includes a phrase that – throughout the centuries – has been the subject of much discussion. In the English language, that part of the prayer is repeated in different words by different people.

Presbyterians, and a few others, say, “… forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”

So does the King James Version of the Bible.

Many other Christian denominations use the words, “…forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against … Read More

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