Kathy L. Adams Taylor

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:01 am

Kathy L. Adams Taylor, 56, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 20, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Relay For Life meeting

Posted by | January 19, 2019 10:30 am

There will be a Relay For Life meeting at noon, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Sparta-White County YMCA. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.


Nellie Fern Howell

Posted by | January 19, 2019 10:09 am

Nellie Fern Howell, 96, went to be with her Lord Jesus, on

Jan. 17, 2019, while in the excellent loving care at Madisonville Health and Rehab.

She was born to L. R. Howell and Ovie Bussell Howell, in 1922, in Cookeville.

She was widowed, in 1948, when her husband, John Kritikos, passed away where they lived in Chicago, Illinois.

She was educated in the state of Kentucky and in Cookeville, Lenoir City, Decatur, and White County, Tennessee.  While at Pistol Elementary School, she was baptized as a Baptist.  While a pupil at White County High School, she enjoyed the Debate Club.  Her hobbies were golf as a youngster … Read More


Lucy Ann Mace Dockery

Posted by | January 19, 2019 9:39 am

Lucy Ann Mace Dockery, 76, of Sparta, passed Jan. 17, 2019, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Dockery was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Hilham, Tennessee, to Johnnie Mace and Beulah Dillon Mace.

She was a seamstress, caregiver, and a loving homemaker.

Mrs. Dockery was preceded in death by her parents; the love of her life, husband Buck Dockery; son, Kenneth William Dockery; sister, Betty Forstner; and a brother, Herbert Mace.

Survivors include special friends, Janie and  James Brock; granddaughters, Destiny Pope, Santana Brock, Kayla Parrish, Christy Watson; five sisters, Nancy (Glen) Cantrell, Wilma Thrower, Lenie Montgomery, Doris (Wesley) Ward, Millie (Tim) Ashburn; three brothers, Ricky … Read More



Warriors trail at the half

Posted by | January 18, 2019 8:04 pm

The Warriors trail the Rhea County Golden Eagles 31-30 at the end of the first half. Dyson Reece led the Warriors with 12 first half points.



Warriorettes pick up their second straight district win

Posted by | January 18, 2019 7:26 pm

The Warriorettes used a big third quarter to pull away from the Rhea County Lady Eagles and picked up a 72-60 win. Mia Murray led the Warriorrettes with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Gracie Dodgen also finished in double figures with 14 points.

With the win, the Warriorettes move to 20-2 on the season and 2-1 in District 6AAA play. The Warriorettes will wrap up the first half of their district slate on Tuesday night, when they play host to Warren County at 6 pm at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.


Warriorettes expand their lead

Posted by | January 18, 2019 6:58 pm

The Warriorettes open up the third quarter on a 14-0 run and lead the Rhea County Lady Eagles 58-46 heading into the fourth quarter.


Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted by | January 18, 2019 6:40 pm

The Warriorettes closes out the first quarter on a 16-5 run and lead the Rhea County Lady Eagles 37-35 at the half. Mia Murray led all scorers in the first half with 15 points.



Number of federal unemployment claims doubles in 10 days

Posted by | January 18, 2019 11:41 am

The number of federal employees applying for Tennessee unemployment insurance benefits has more than doubled during the last 10 days as the partial shutdown of the United States government moves into its fourth week.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (TDLWD) Unemployment Security Division processed 400 claims for federal employees from the day the shutdown started through Jan. 8, 2019. The latest check of data Friday, Jan. 18, showed the number of claims has more than doubled to nearly 900.

Depending on the work requirements for each individual, many federal employees in Tennessee may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits during the shutdown.

The United States … Read More




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