Nancy Ann Phifer, 80, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 20, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Phifer was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Nashville, to James Cantrell and Dorothy Cope Cantrell.
She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Sparta for many years.
Mrs. Phifer and her husband, Earl, were dedicated business owners for many years, giving time and service to the people of their community. Her love of others and how she could help them was always what kept her going.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Phifer, of Sparta; son, Kurt Phifer (Ginger) of Sparta; grandchildren, Ashleigh Phifer, Brett Phifer; brothers, Jimmy … Read More
Emergency responders were forced to partially close one lane of traffic as they dealt with a multi-vehicle collision that resulted in at least one being transported to the hospital and one being transported to the justice center.
At approximately 8:05 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2017, the White County Emergency E-911 Communications Center received notification regarding a multi-vehicle collision with possible injuries. The incident occurred on Memorial Highway, Hwy 70S.
Doyle, Mt. Gilead, Central View, and Hickory Valley volunteer fire departments; White County Sheriff Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, and White County Emergency Medical Service were all dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, emergency responders discovered one vehicle … Read More
A pedestrian was killed last night after being struck by a vehicle traveling on Roberts Matthews Highway.
At approximately 7:59 p.m., on Sept. 21, 2017, dispatchers at the White County E-911 Communications Center received notification about a possible incident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The call stated the incident occurred on Roberts-Matthews Highway near the Jim Hennessee Road intersection.
NorthEnd Volunteer Fire Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, White County Sheriff Department, White County Emergency Medical Service, and Tennessee Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, emergency responders found that a 2009 Volvo Sedan, which was reportedly driven by Anthony Lawson, 45, of Sparta, was involved … Read More
What: All day yard sale (This year there will be spaces for travelers to park RVs.)
When: Starts at daylight and ends at dark
Where: The entire expanse of Bockman Way; will also include Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center, and the vacant lot on South Church Street below the cemetery, which is the former location of the old jail. (All residents on side streets are also encouraged to participate.)
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is kicking off its second annual student essay contest to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. The essays will focus on citizenship with length requirements varying by grade level.
Schools may submit two essays for kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. All submissions can be submitted online now through Friday, Nov. 10.
Winners will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship and a trip to the State Capitol next spring. First place winners receive a $500 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $250 and $100 respectively.
The 2017 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 23. The archery season dates in all five of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 23-Oct. 27 and Oct. 30-Nov. 3.
Tennessee is divided into five deer units for better management, A, B, C, D, and L. The antlerless deer bag limits are four in Units A-D management areas and three per day in Unit L areas. The antlered deer bag limit is a total of two for the entire deer season.
In addition to deer, archers may harvest wild turkeys of either sex during the archery-only deer season … Read More