Eva Edna Rose Key

Posted by | March 14, 2018 8:10 am

Eva Edna Rose Key, 90, of Sparta, passed away March 12, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta, after a long illness.

Mrs. Key was born July 27, 1927, in the Wild Cat Cove community of White County, to Wesley Foster Rose and Nancy Elizabeth Welch Rose.

She attended Lamb School. She had been a member of the    Church of God since 1964. Quiet and unassuming, she worked many years in Sparta’s shirt factories. After retirement, Mrs. Key volunteered for 13 years at the Sparta Help Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doug Key; son, Kenneth Wayne Key; daughter-in-law, Peggy Gentry;    brothers, Carl Rose, … Read More


Timothy Leroy Jordi

Posted by | March 13, 2018 3:27 pm

Timothy Leroy Jordi, 50 years young, of Sparta, Tennessee, was taken from our presence on March 8, 2018.

Timothy was born on April 1, 1967. He graduated from Blaine High School in 1985 and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Theology from Pensacola Bible Institute. His love for the spoken word and his undying love for God the Almighty knew no limits.

Timothy worked as a senior business/system analyst for BBB Industries for four years. He enjoyed canoeing, hiking, kayaking, sleeping, picking on family and laughing. He was also an active member of a local canoe club and enjoyed spending time with his extended family at Victory … Read More


Shirley Mabe

Posted by | March 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Shirley Mabe, 68, of Sparta, passed away March 4, 2018, at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System – Alvin C. York (Murfreesboro) Campus, in Murfreesboro.

Mr. Mabe was born Jan. 14, 1950, in Sparta, the son of Henry Mabe and Maudie Marie Whitaker Mabe.

He was a Vietnam veteran. He was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

Mr. Mabe was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Mabe; and brother, Claudie Mabe.

Survivors include daughters, Shirleen (Mabe) and Roger Stewart, of Sparta, Christine (Mabe) Golden and Frankie Taylor, of Rickman, Michelle (Mabe) and Chad Walker, of Rickman; son,                 Jerry Mabe, of Sparta; 13 grandchildren, Josh Key, … Read More



Medicare counseling

Posted by | March 13, 2018 12:25 pm

Wednesday, March 28

Who: State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

What: Medicare counseling (help people review their options, screen for savings programs, and ask any Medicare questions they may have)

When: 8 a.m.-noon

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: Call (931) 432-4150 to reserve a seat


Welcome to Medicare class

Posted by | March 13, 2018 12:22 pm

Monday, March 26

Who: State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

What: Welcome to Medicare class (training on Parts A, B, C and D, as well as Medigap)

When: 1-3 p.m.

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: Call (931) 432-4150 to reserve a seat


Quebeck potluck

Posted by | March 13, 2018 12:11 pm

Saturday, March 24

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck (bring a dish to share)

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center, 375 Quebeck Rd., in Quebeck

Contact: (931) 657-1009


Easter sunrise service

Posted by | March 13, 2018 12:08 pm

Sunday, April 1

Who: First Community Church of Sparta

What: Easter sunrise service (celebrate and worship under the crosses on the church property)

When: 6 a.m.

Where: 184 Taft Church Rd., in Sparta


Son of White County homicide victim charged with murder

Posted by | March 13, 2018 11:58 am

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the White County Sheriff’s Department and the office of the 13th District Attorney General has resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota college student on a murder charge.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, on March 8,  TBI Special Agents joined deputies and DA investigators in investigating the death of Timothy Jordi (DOB 4/01/1967), who was found deceased at this home in Sparta. Earlier that day, county dispatchers received a request to check on the welfare of Jordi after he failed to show up at work. Deputies responded to the … Read More


Bettye A. Savage

Posted by | March 13, 2018 9:21 am

On March 10, 2018, while at her home, Bettye A. Savage, 82, of Sparta, went to be with her Lord, whom she loved, adored, and served.

Mrs. Savage was born June 25, 1935, in White City, the daughter of Marvin Dent and Bessie Fletcher Dent.

She was a pastor’s wife who served 58 years with her husband, Ray. Mrs. Savage served on the Kentucky district Nazarene missions council. She was a representative for her local church at general assemblies, district assemblies, mission conventions, and served as a faithful Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Savage was a devoted wife, loving daughter, loyal sister, wonderful mom, and a kind and caring … Read More


Donald “Squeaky” Lee Howard

Posted by | March 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Donald “Squeaky” Lee Howard, 80, of Sparta, passed away on March 11, 2018, at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.

Mr. Howard was born Nov. 15, 1937, to Henry Patterson Howard and Essie Norris Howard.

He had worked for many years as a custodian at Luna and Son Tires. He enjoyed riding his scooter around town and visiting with everyone in town. Mr. Howard will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jackie Wayne Howard, Elmer Ray Howard; and sisters, Retha Pirtle and Jean Cope.

Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Howard Pitts; his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sue Howard, of Sparta; sister, … Read More


Mother’s March Madness signups until March 14

Posted by | March 12, 2018 8:05 am

Mother’s March Madness will be March 16 and March 17 at White County High School and White County Middle SchoolIf you would like to still sign your team up to play in this year’s tournament, you have to do so by March 14. If you would like any more information, call Marsha Jackson at (931) 703-2354.


Anderson signs to play softball for Tennessee Wesleyan

Posted by | March 12, 2018 8:02 am

Megan Anderson became the second WCHS Softball player from the class of 2018 to sign a letter of intent to play college sports. On March 8, 2018, Anderson signed her name on the dotted line to play softball at Tennessee Wesleyan University, in Athens, Tennessee. Anderson, who is a first baseman and catcher for the Warriorettes, was signed by Toby Brooks. Joining Anderson on signing day was her family; former, present, and future coaches; and teammates.


Archery team wins again

Posted by | March 12, 2018 7:58 am

The White County High School Archery team picked up another win, on March 4, in their tournament that was at White County High School. The archery team won the tournament shooting a 3,349 team score. Sarah Robbins placed second individually in the high school girls, with a 283. There were over 800 archers from 34 elementary, middle, and high schools in the two-day tournament. The team was back in action this past weekend when they traveled to Murfreesboro for the Central Magnet’s Blazin’ Arrows tournament. They will be back in action, on March 17, when they go to Dibrell Elementary, in McMinnville.


Experienced Warrior baseball team looks to successful season

Posted by | March 12, 2018 7:56 am

As the calendar heads toward the official start of spring in a few days, spring sports will officially get underway this week.   The White County High School Warrior baseball team, led by a group of three seniors, will get its season underway, on March 12, vs. Cookeville.

Coach Shaun Floyd begins his seventh season at the helm of the Warrior program. WCHS went 11-22 last season and lost four seniors off of last year’s team. The Warriors will return seven position players off of last year’s team and two of their top three pitchers.

This season, Floyd will look for a new group of seniors to lead the … Read More


The most powerful thing in the world

Posted by | March 12, 2018 7:04 am

By Derrick Coble- West Sparta church of Christ

Imagine that you just went up into an attic at an old abandoned house and to your surprise you find a beautiful antique lamp. However, the lamp has not been used in years, and it is covered in a thick layer of dust. Looking at it, you are sad because something so beautiful has been rejected and is now worthless and useless. But, you have a plan. You take it back to your home, dust it off, put a bulb in it, take it inside, and plug it into an outlet. When you turn it on, it glows with the … Read More


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