Increase in sales and use tax put to public referendum for City of Sparta

Posted by | May 9, 2019 10:31 am

If a city referendum is successful, then everyone who spends money within the City of Sparta can expect to take more money from their wallets for an additional amount in sales and use tax.

By Ron Moses

Sparta Mayor and Board of Aldermen has voted to approve an ordinance that would increase sales and use tax in the city of Sparta and to request a public referendum on that same ordinance.

The rate would increase from 2.25 to 2.75 percent, if approved.

“We have all yielded many complaints through the years about the conditions of our roads,” said Sparta Mayor Jeff Young, during the May 2 meeting. “85 percent of the calls I get are usually about a road or a pothole or something like that in our community. Most cases we absolutely agree that it needs to be fixed, but it … Read More

Casey announces 247th pick of the NFL draft

Posted by | May 9, 2019 10:28 am

Jordan Casey, accompanied by Coach Brian Everett and Everett’s son, Jack, was chosen to announce the 247th pick of the NFL draft. L-R: Brian Everett, Jordan Casey, and Jack Everett.

By Rachel Auberger

Jordan Casey, a unified athlete at White County High School, was chosen to announce the 247th pick in this year’s NFL draft, which was held in Nashville.

The 16-year-old was chosen to announce a pick in the seventh round of the draft after he had traveled to San Diego, California, earlier this year as one of White County High School’s representatives at the Unified Champion School Conference.

“Jordan is a natural leader,” Karen Benningfield, one of Casey’s teachers, said about why he was chosen as one of the school’s representatives for the conference. “Kids come to him when they need advice.”

While in San Diego, … Read More

Mary Lucille Burgess

Posted by | May 9, 2019 8:56 am

Mary Lucille Burgess, 73, of Crossville, passed away May 2, 2019, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.

She was born June 11, 1945, in Crossville, the daughter of L.D. Randolph and Ruby Anderson Randolph.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m., May 11, 2019, at Smith’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, in Pleasant Hill.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WCHS band yard sale

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:46 am

Saturday, June 1

Who: White County High School Band

What: Yard sale

When: Begins at 6 a.m.

Where: Cheek Insurance

Blood Assurance blood drive

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:45 am

Thursday, May 23

Who: Blood Assurance

What: Blood Drive

When: 1:30-7 p.m.

Where: Amish Community and Church of Christ of Bethlehem, in Spencer

Contact: (931) 239-9411

Big Spring decoration

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:43 am

Saturday, May 18

Who: Big Spring Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: Business meeting at noon; officers will be elected

Where: Cemetery pavilion

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

Van Buren Fair benefit

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:42 am

Saturday, May 18

Who: Van Buren County Fair Board

What: Benefit auction

When: Food and music begins at 4 p.m.; auction at 6 p.m. (food includes smoked pulled pork sandwich, chips, drink, and dessert for $7; bluegrass music by The Anderson Family)

Where: 2532 Archie Rhinehart Parkway at Fall Creek Falls Riding Stables

Contact: (931) 235-7524


WCHS Band concert

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:38 am

Saturday, May 11

Who: White County High School Band

What: Spring Concert (donations at door appreciated)

When: 5 p.m.

Where: WCHS Multipurpose Room

Relay For Life

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:31 am

Saturday, May 11

Who: American Cancer Society

What: Relay For Life

When: 4-10 p.m.

Where: Metcalf Park, at the Farmers Market Pavilion

Contact: Roxanna Hitchcock at Sparta-White County YMCA

Spring Fling

Posted by | May 8, 2019 7:30 am

Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11

Who: Family Harvest Church of God

What: Spring Fling

When: Auction at 2 p.m., on May 11 (event includes yard sale setup)

Where: 375 Brock Lane, in Sparta

Contact: (931) 316-1819

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