Gospel meeting

Posted by | May 16, 2018 5:20 am

Sun.-Wed., June 3-6

Who: Plainview Church of Christ

What: Gospel meeting

When: Bible classes 10 a.m., Sunday; worship services 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m., basket lunch at noon on Sunday; weeknight services, 7 p.m.

Where: Church

New Bon Air Cemetery decoration

Posted by | May 16, 2018 5:19 am

Saturday, May 26

Who: New Bon Air Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: All day

Where: Cemetery (a tent will be set up for donations for upkeep of grounds and to erect a covered to be used during rain for funerals)


Republican meeting

Posted by | May 16, 2018 5:18 am

Monday, May 21

Who: White County Republican Party (meeting date changed due to Memorial Day holiday)

What: Meeting (Jerry Lowery, candidate for Tennessee House District 43, will be guest speaker)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Third floor courtroom at White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way

East Sparta auction

Posted by | May 16, 2018 5:16 am

Saturday, May 19

Who: East Sparta Church of God

What: Auction (proceeds go to the benevolence ministry “Love in Action”)

When: Food will be served at 6 p.m., auction at 6:45 p.m.

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 205-6470

Special called meeting

Posted by | May 15, 2018 12:01 pm

White County Board of Education Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Location: White County Board of Education

6:00 P.M.


  1. *Welcome

  2. *Pledge to the Flag

  3. *Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

  4. *Approval of Overnight Travel for Special Olympics

  5. Chairman’s Comments


Leta Jo Gullett

Posted by | May 15, 2018 10:43 am

Leta Jo Gullett, 88, of Sparta, passed away peacefully, on May 13, 2018, at her home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., May 17, 2018, at The Pentecostals of Sparta, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends noon-2 p.m., May 17, at the church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted by | May 15, 2018 10:33 am

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three (3) hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. This could be the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity you may ever have.

Training is scheduled for June 14, 15, 18, 2018 at the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville. For more … Read More

Help counsel others about Medicare

Posted by | May 15, 2018 10:26 am

There is something to be said for those who tackle the subject of Medicare. Those who take on this difficult topic find great satisfaction in helping others feel empowered about their health care choices. SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is a federally grant-funded program that helps the Medicare population and their caregivers locally by offering free, unbiased information and counseling. SHIP is seeking professional volunteers to help provide local one-on-one benefits counseling in their own communities. Volunteers are trained on Medicare-focused benefits through a two-day course and are also cross-trained on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse through the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Program.

Upcoming training will take … Read More

Hassie Lee Graham Bradshaw

Posted by | May 15, 2018 10:15 am

Hassie Lee Graham Bradshaw went peacefully to be with the Lord while at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, on May 12, 2018.

Mrs. Bradshaw was born July 27, 1934, in Sparta, to Roy Huston Graham and Allie Lillie Bell Graham.

Her life’s work was caring for her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Bradshaw loved mowing her lawn, gardening, flowers, and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Bradshaw; parents, Roy Huston Graham and Allie Lillie Bell Wilson Graham; brothers, Willie Huston Graham, James David Graham Joe Thomas Graham; and her great-great grandchild, Timothy James Hancock.

Survivors include her children, James Dillion Bradshaw, Donald … Read More

Leta Gullett

Posted by | May 14, 2018 3:21 pm

Leta Gullett, 88, of Sparta, passed away May 12, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wiley Anthony Tindle

Posted by | May 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Wiley Anthony Tindle, 70, of Sparta, passed away May 11, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Tindle was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Sparta, the son of Wiley Tindle and Mary Smith Tindle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, R.T. Tindle.

Survivors include his children, Anthony Tindle, of Baxter, Angela Tindle, of Baxter, David Kirby, of Quebeck, Kimberly Smiley, of Cookeville, Clifton Lee Tindle, of Quebeck, Sammy Tindle, of Sparta, Joel Tindle, of Quebeck, Evelyn Tindle, of Quebeck, Douglas Tindle, of Quebeck, Michael Tindle, of Quebeck, Kayla Tindle, of Quebeck; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Angel, of Knoxville, Linda … Read More

Alma L. Denton Davis

Posted by | May 14, 2018 3:13 pm

Alma L. Denton Davis, 89, passed away May 11, 2018, at Raintree Manor Nursing Home, in McMinnville.

Mrs. Davis was born Jan. 20, 1929, in White County.

She was owner and operator of the Davis’ Drive-In, in downtown Spencer, which she operated for over 50 years. Mrs. Davis was famous for her cheeseburgers. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Spencer.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Davis; mother, Ola Mae Mason Sparkman, and stepfather, Alonzo Sparkman; daughter, Patricia Ann Myers; and sister, Clara Hodge.

Survivors include her son, Eugene (Linda) Davis, of McMinnville; sister, Linda Haston, of Celina; grandchildren, Shana … Read More

Calvin Max Hyder

Posted by | May 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Calvin Max Hyder, 95, of McMinnville, passed away May 12, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Hyder was born June 30, 1922, in Algood.

He was the owner and operator of Hyder Shoe Shop for 50 years, a member of McMinnville First Baptist Church, and a member of Warren Masonic Lodge No. 125 F. & A.M.

Mr. Hyder was preceded in death by parents, Charlie Milton Hyder and Mary Alice Bohannon Hyder; wife, Elene Stone Hyder; sons, Calvin M. Hyder Jr., Michael L. Hyder; sisters, Hazel Randolph, Dimple Hyder, Ann Rich, Geneva Shubert; and brothers, Boyd Hyder, Charles Hyder, and Clinton Hyder.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Pat … Read More

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