World War II flag donated to White County Veteran’s Museum

Posted by | June 10, 2019 8:53 am

Ceicel Bradley, who died during World War II while serving his country, is shown in this old photograph with his parents. Bradley’s name is among several listed on the back of a Victory Flag that was recently found. Regina Wilhite, who found the flag stored in her parents’ home, visited Martha Lee, a family friend, to share the news about the discovery of the flag. When Lee was told about Bradley’s name being on the list, Lee quickly produced the photograph, telling Wilhite that Bradley was related to her late husband.

A lone gold star on the Victory Flag represents the loss of a family member during war time. Ceicel Bradley’s gold star was laid on top of the original blue star, which is seen in the bottom of the v-shape.

By Rachel Auberger

Regina Wilhite found a historic treasure when cleaning out the rooms at her parent’s home. A flag from World War II that had once hung in a community church was among the antiques, family photos, and other memorabilia.

“This flag originally hung in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, but we are pretty sure it was representative of the whole community, not just the one … Read More

Harold “Hut” E. Hutchings

Posted by | June 8, 2019 9:06 am

Harold E. “Hut” Hutchings, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 4, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hutchings was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Sparta, to Malcolm Hutchings and Nancy Steele Hutchings.

He was a shipping manager at local manufacturing plants.  Mr. Hutchings was also a member of Bon Air Methodist Church and an avid fan of University of Tennessee sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Othena Kinnard and Marvine Stanley.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty Day and husband Dean, of Cookeville, Lori Livesay and husband Buddy, of Sparta; granddaughter, Kayla Mitchell and husband Chuck, of Livingston; two great-grandsons, Cade Mitchell, … Read More

Henrietta Tollison Monnier

Posted by | June 8, 2019 8:58 am

Henrietta Tollison Monnier, 90, passed away June 4, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

Mrs. Monnier was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to Arthur Mehay and Louise Langur Mehay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard Monnier, who had resided in Crossville; one son, Frank “Eddie” Davidson, who had resided in Sparta; two brothers, Art Mehay, Jewell Mehay, both who had resided in Michigan; and three sisters, Mary Duckett, Alberta Prebee, and Hellen Mehay, all who had resided in Michigan.

She is survived by three sons, Randy (Janet) Tollison, of Sparta, Rick Tollison, of Sparta, Pleas “Buck” Tollison, of Cookeville; one brother, … Read More

Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoint – Van Buren

Posted by | June 7, 2019 1:03 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on June 23rd, 2019 through June 29th, 2019 on State Route 111, in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will tar-get those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

Seven employers to participate in June 11 job fair in Cookeville

Posted by | June 7, 2019 1:01 pm

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., in Cookeville, will host a job fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, for seven employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in White, Putnam and surrounding counties.

Employers include Perdue Farms, ABM, Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, WISE Staffing, Senior Solutions Home Care, UCHRA (STAR Program) and Goodwill. Openings include retail associate (cash-ier), processor, production worker, correction officer, caregiver, janitor, housekeeping, packer and loader and other positions. Rates of pay reach $12 per hour

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to … Read More

St. Andrew yard sale

Posted by | June 7, 2019 8:40 am

Friday, June 14

Who: St. Andrew Catholic Church

What: Annual yard sale

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: 829 Valley View Dr., in Sparta

Class of 1999 reunion

Posted by | June 7, 2019 8:36 am

Saturday- July 6th, 2019

20 Year Class Reunion
WCHS Class of 1999

Northfield Vineyards
5-10 pm.
Templeton’s BBQ Dinner


Please mail check to:
Class of 1999 Reunion
C/O Andy Dunsmore
PO Box 563
Sparta, TN 38583

Slide Show Pictures need to be sent to:
Allison Boston.

Red Cross blood drive

Posted by | June 7, 2019 8:29 am

Thursday, June 13

Who: American Red Cross

What: Blood drive

When: Noon-5 p.m.

Where: Sparta Civic Center

Contact: To save time, you can schedule an appointment by visiting and enter sponsor code: Sparta 19

ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Lunch and Learn

Posted by | June 7, 2019 8:18 am

Tuesday, June 11

Who: TN Commission on Children and Youth

What: ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Lunch and Learn

When: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Lunch provided by TN Commission on Children and Youth)

Where: First National Bank, in Sparta, 30 Sam Walton Dr., upstairs dining room

Contact: (931) 409-0386

Gospel singing

Posted by | June 7, 2019 7:57 am

Saturday, June 22

Who: The Church of God of Prophecy, with Cody McCarver

What: Gospel singing

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 213 Lum St., in Sparta

Contact: (931) 808-0047

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