Parkinson’s Support Group

Posted by | August 29, 2018 7:40 am

Sunday, Sept. 16

Who: Caregivers or family members, as well as anyone in the community

What: Parkinson’s Support Group meeting

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in classroom behind cafeteria

Contact: (931) 738-0791, (931) 510-6641


Community Fellowship revival

Posted by | August 29, 2018 7:27 am

Sun., Sept. 9-Fri., Sept 14

Who: Community Fellowship Church

What: Revival

When: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sept. 9, and 7 p.m., Sept. 10-14

Where: 382 W. Bockman Way


McCormick-Maddox-Copeland-Finley reunion

Posted by | August 29, 2018 7:25 am

Who: All relatives and friends

What: Reunion

When: Plan to arrive at 11 a.m. to help set up, lunch at noon; bring food and drinks to share; utensils will be furnished

Where: Cumberland Mountain State Park, Shelter #1

Contact: Jan Burns (931) 484-6956


Diane Talmon-Gros Riggs

Posted by | August 29, 2018 6:12 am

Diane Talmon-Gros Riggs, 58, of Nolensville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Aug. 17, 2018.

Mrs. Riggs was born Aug. 16, 1960.

She was a member of the Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Riggs was a loving mother and cherished wife and best friend to her husband of 38 years.

Her son, Matthew Garret Riggs, preceded her in death by only eight days.

She is survived by her husband, Galen Riggs; mother, Hilde Talmon-Gros; and sister, Susan Chaffin.

A celebration of life service for Diane and her son, Matthew, will 3 p.m., Sept. 1, 2018, at Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in Nolensville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may … Read More


Matthew Garett Riggs

Posted by | August 29, 2018 6:11 am

Matthew Garett Riggs, 33, of Smyrna, passed away Aug. 9, 2018.

Mr. Riggs was born Feb. 16, 1985.

He was a member of the Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian  Church and a loving, cherished son.

He was survived by father Galen Riggs and his mother, Diane Talmon-Gros Riggs, who followed him in death only eight days later; grandparents, Hilde Talmon-Gros, Bill and Frances Riggs; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life service for Matt and his mother, Diane, will be 3 p.m., Sept. 1, 2018, at Jenkins Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in Nolensville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the … Read More


Margie Louise Chaney

Posted by | August 29, 2018 5:57 am

Margie Louise Chaney, 92, while at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, on Aug. 27, 2018, went peacefully to be with the Lord.

She was born Jan. 26 1926, in Sparta, to Amos Fisk and Ama Lou Leftwich Fisk.

Her life’s work was caring for her husband, children, and grandchildren. Mrs. Chaney loved the Lord, singing, flowers, cooking, and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Samuel (Boo Boo) Lee Chaney Jr.; daughter, Deborah Diane Lowery Hogan; grandson, Curron “Brother” Lowery; and a sister and a brother.

Survivors include her loving husband, Samuel “Sam” Lee Chaney Sr.; son, Willard “Tube” Lowery; daughter, Maxine Chaney … Read More


Lee Alan Vickers

Posted by | August 29, 2018 5:49 am

Lee Alan Vickers, 71, of Sparta, passed away peacefully, on Aug. 27, 2018, at Wyndridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Crossville, after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer.

Mr. Vickers was born Oct. 31, 1946, to Marjorie A. Knodle Vickers and Donald N. Vickers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served honorably in Vietnam. He was a design engineer for many years with Bucyrus. He was a brother knight in the Knights of Columbus, Council 14902. He was also a member of the Sparta Garden Club.

Mr. Vickers was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Sterling.

He is survived by … Read More


Ulysses Henry Norris

Posted by | August 29, 2018 5:42 am

Ulysses Henry Norris, 86, of Sparta, passed away on Aug. 26, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Norris was born May 27, 1932, in Collinsville, Alabama, to Lewis Norris and Ruby Johnson Norris.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 31, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 31, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edna Louise Garrett Baker

Posted by | August 29, 2018 5:38 am

Edna Louise Garrett Baker, 62 of Sparta, passed away on Aug. 28, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Baker was born Aug. 16, 1956, in Crossville, to Homer Hall Garrett and Ester Aileen Garrett.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 29, 2018, at Saylors Cemetery.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriorettes fall to Cavs

Posted by | August 27, 2018 9:21 am


Lindi Smith serves the ball against Cookeville, on Thursday afternoon.

The White County High School Warriorette volleyball team had a tough start to their district 6AAA season. The Warriorettes started off their district season by taking on district regular season runner-up Soddy-Daisy to open and then had to turn around and play District 6AAA regular season and tournament champion Cookeville in their second game. The Warriorettes would struggle against the Lady Cavs falling by a final of 3-0.

Cookeville took the first two sets of the game 25-13 and 25-9 and looked like they were going to run away with the final set. However, the Warriorettes would make … Read More


WCMS volleyball moves to 6-0 on the season

Posted by | August 27, 2018 9:19 am

Karley Gentry goes up for a spike in a game last week. Gentry has helped the Warriorettes move to 6-0 on the season.

The White County Middle School Volleyball team came away with a 2-0 (25-20,25-23) win, on Thursday afternoon, at Warren County. With the win, the Warriorettes move to 6-0 on the season. The Warriorettes will be busy this week as they play three games in four days. The Warriorettes will get their week started, on Monday, when they host Coffee County. The Warriorettes will then host Algood, on Tuesday, and they will wrap up their week, on Thursday, when they travel to Upperman. All three games … Read More


Warriors lose heartbreaker on Friday night

Posted by | August 27, 2018 9:16 am

Will Griggs looks for running room against the Pioneers, on Friday night. Griggs had a big reception on Friday night scoring the Warriors’ second touchdown.

If exciting football games are to your liking, then Warrior Stadium was the place to be Friday night.

The White County Warriors (0-2) and the Warren County Pioneers (1-1) squared off on Friday night, at Dee Harris Field. The game wouldn’t be decided until the final drive of the game. With the Warriors trailing the Pioneers 13-20, with 3:36 remaining in the game, the Warriors would move the ball to their 35-yard line. However, an interception by the Pioneers safety would end the game and give the Pioneers the 20-13 win.

Big plays by the Pioneer offense were the downfall of the Warriors, and most of those big … Read More


Democrats cannot afford to become complacent

Posted by | August 27, 2018 8:49 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

There is too much riding on the November 2018 election right now for Democrats to feel they can coast through the midterms. We don’t have the time or the energy to waste on the hope that people will turn away from any Republican candidate just because Donald Trump seems to be stewing in a rather large hot tub of swamp water. We have seen him rise, like a Phoenix, from fires that would have destroyed almost any other candidate. His followers don’t seem to care about his behavior, his divisive rhetoric, his harmful policies, or his lies. In their eyes, he and … Read More


Democracy is gasping for what could be its last breath, Part II

Posted by | August 27, 2018 8:47 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

And the damage to our country continues…

When we talked last, we were discussing how our democracy was being damaged. I would like to continue that with more examples, some from the last week and some in the last few weeks.

Russian interference: Have you heard the latest? Senator Bill Nelson (D) in Florida is now declaring he has worries that the   Russians have hacked into Florida’s registration system. Can these Democrats help the Russians any more than they already do? The Russians are loving the uncertainty being unleashed on the United States with the help of willing Democrats. Don’t we … Read More


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