Van Buren County baseball

Posted by | May 8, 2018 9:17 am

On April 27 and 28, the Van Buren High Eagles’ baseball team traveled to participate in the Grundy County tournament. The team lost game one, 5 to 3, on Friday night to Grundy County. However, the Eagles regained their courage, on Saturday, winning game two against the Central Magnet. During game three, the Eagles managed to come back in their fight to stay in the tournament, beating Coffee County by one run. This victory meant the Eagles had won more games than any other Eagles’ baseball team in Van Buren County High School history. The championship game against Coffee County was the second time the Eagles had faced … Read More

Sparta Green Market fourth season opens May 18

Posted by | May 8, 2018 9:02 am

The Sparta Green Market opens for the fourth season, 4-7 p.m. May 18, at Metcalf Park, across the street from Liberty Square. The Green Market in Sparta is the only downtown evening market event with produce, meat, fruit, flowers, eggs, baked goods, and entertainment.

Margaret Petre, event organizer, says, “The Sparta Green Market is unique because it brings together farmers and consumers in a venue featuring local fresh produce and entertainment for the entire family. Patrons are encouraged to bring the family, dine at Liberty Square restaurants, and visit local shops open especially for the Sparta Green Market. Look for green balloons outside each open shop.”

For the … Read More

Wesley’s Chapel decoration

Posted by | May 8, 2018 6:11 am

Sunday, May 27

Who: Wesley’s Chapel Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: Lunch at noon, with a brief business meeting prior to lunch

Where: Cemetery

Big Springs decoration

Posted by | May 8, 2018 6:07 am

Saturday, May 19

Who: Big Springs Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: Business meeting at noon; officers for the year 2018-2019 will be elected.

Where: Cemetery

Contact: Donations for upkeep may be sent to: Big Springs Cemetery, 9885 Monterey Highway, Sparta, Tennessee 38583

Wild Blue Yonder to kick off Third Thursday concert series May 17

Posted by | May 7, 2018 2:45 pm

Wild Blue Yonder will perform May 17 during Dogwood Park’s first Third Thursday concert of the season. Admission is free.

With a nod to the past and an eye to the future, Knoxville Appalachian Americana band Wild Blue Yonder will take the stage at Dogwood Park on May 17 for Cookeville Leisure Service’s Third Thursdays in the Park concert series.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

“I think folks enjoy Third Thursday concerts because we provide a variety of free music throughout the summer and the setting of the park in the evening is very nice,” Chad McDonald, Cookeville Leisure Services cultural arts superintendent, said. “There’s nothing quite like listening to good music with your toes in the grass.”

Wild Blue Yonder has endeared audiences … Read More

Gary Wayne Brymer

Posted by | May 7, 2018 2:36 pm

Gary Wayne Brymer, 61, of Quebeck, passed away May 5, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Brymer was born April 9, 1957, in Sparta, the son of Luther Ray Miller and Wilma Young. He was the husband of Wilma Jean Prater Brymer.

The family has chosen cremation. There are no services scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Walter Lynn Richardson

Posted by | May 7, 2018 2:32 pm

Walter Lynn Richardson, 59, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2018.

Mr. Richardson was born Dec. 4, 1959, the son of James Richardson and Clata Mason Richardson.

No other services have been planned at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WCHS softball team opens up the district tournament with a win

Posted by | May 7, 2018 7:58 am

The White County High School softball team celebrated their senior members, on Wednesday night, which included Dani Auberger, Kylie Evans, Jessie Green, Megan Sparkman, Macayla Rogan, and Paige Parker.

The Warriorette softball team began play in the double-elimination District 6AAA tournament being played at White County High School. on Friday afternoon. The Warriorettes were able to move on in the winner’s bracket, with a 9-0 win on Friday night.

The Warriorettes also closed out their regular season, on Wednesday afternoon, with a thrilling 3-2 win in 11 innings over Stone Memorial.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Warriorettes seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off double at the end of the game to topple Stone Memorial. The game was tied at 2, with the Warriorettes batting in the bottom of the 11th inning when Megan Sparkman … Read More

High school baseball falls on senior night

Posted by | May 7, 2018 7:56 am

The White County High School baseball team honored its two senior members, Maverick Jennings and Jason Maxwell, on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by CHRISTOPHER WILES)

Things didn’t go so well for the Warrior baseball team in their regular season finale, on Tuesday, which also served as senior night for the two White County High Schoo seniors, Maverick Jennings and Jason Maxwell.

Visiting Franklin County would spoil senior night by escaping with a 10-1 win.

Senior night had initially been scheduled to be played   against Smith County. However, because of Smith County needing to make up a District game, the Warriors took on the Rebels.

Franklin County would take the early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning. Franklin County’s most prominent inning came in the fourth inning when they scored three runs … Read More

Soccer team celebrates senior night

Posted by | May 7, 2018 7:51 am

The White County High School soccer team honored their three senior soccer players and manager, on Thursday night. Senior members include, Jack Sanchez, Zachary Taylor, and Payton Newman.

Sherry Hickey, president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Highland Rim, presented White County High School soccer coach Scott Wilson with a check, on Thursday night, to help the soccer team. The GFWC has presented the soccer team with $500 this season.

The White County High School soccer team and coaches honored their three seniors at halftime of their final regular season home game on Thursday night.

Unfortunately, the Soddy Daisy Trojans played spoiler for the night. The Warriors were unable to keep pace with the Trojans falling by a final score of 4-2.

At halftime of the contest, WCHS honored their three seniors, Jack Sanchez, Zachary … Read More

In honor of Mother

Posted by | May 7, 2018 7:20 am

The Right Stuff- By Donald Holman

Down through my formative years, you could pretty much count on this passage of scripture being read every Mother’s Day by my father, Pastor J. T. Holman. This passage of scripture holds a special place in my heart for so many reasons.

In this portrait of a mother, as written so many thousands of years ago, we hardly see the meek submissive mouse that modern culture assigns a biblical mother. This woman is not only a wonderful wife and mother but also a business woman in her own right. Notice, she makes money through a variety of ventures and invests it. Far … Read More

Community celebrates 100th birthday of Nell Marchbanks

Posted by | May 7, 2018 7:17 am

Nell Marchbanks and Dr. Charles Mitchell, both lifelong White County residents, embraced each other during Marchbanks’ recent 100th birthday reception. Mitchell is also nearing the same milestone as Marchbanks.{Photos by BOBBY MCCULLEY)

Numerous individuals gathered throughout the afternoon to celebrate the life and birthday of Nell Marchbanks, at First National Bank of Tennessee, in Sparta, on May 2.

Community members, former co-workers, friends, and family recently gathered to celebrate a great birth milestone, the 100th birthday of Nell Marchbanks.

On May 2, 2018, First National Bank of Tennessee honored Marchbanks and her life well lived with a reception that drew people of various ages and relations.

Marchbanks served … Read More

What happens when righteous people die?

Posted by | May 7, 2018 7:14 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta Church of Christ

Death touches every person several times in life. It is something we know will happen (Ecc. 9:5); yet at the same time, it seems so mysterious. As family members and friends around us succumb to death, perhaps we begin to wonder what exactly happens. The Bible has the answer:

The spirit leaves the body (James 2:26). As Rachel died in the hard labor of delivering her son, Benjamin, it is recorded, “Her soul was in departing” (Gen. 35:18).   When Jesus died on the cross, He said, “Father into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46). The soul cannot … Read More

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