Slatten faces multiple charges, including possession of meth

Posted by | June 27, 2019 12:04 pm

A 55-year-old Sparta man is facing multiple charges, including drug offenses, after he was recently arrested by Patrolman Cole Stickler, of Sparta Police Department

According to an arrest warrant, at approximately 9:22 p.m., on June 13, 2019, Stickler observed a blue vehicle eastbound, on Bockman Way, that was driven by a male subject he believed to be Monty Slatten. Stickler stated he had prior knowledge that Slatten’s driver license was revoked.

“I noticed the vehicle slowed down to turn in the BP station, on Bockman Way, and I turned around in the Hardee’s parking lot and watched a passenger get out of the vehicle and walked into the … CONTINUED

New law to protect firefighters named after Sparta’s Capt. Barry Brady who passed away in April

Posted by | June 27, 2019 12:02 pm

Members of Capt. Barry Brady’s family, including his wife, Dawn Brady, and their son, along with his parents, State Senator Paul Bailey, Gov. Bill Lee, and Barry Brady’s brothers and sisters in the fire service, were on hand for the official signing of the legislation named after the longtime firefighter.

By Rachel Auberger

On July 1, Tennessee will join 40 other states in having a law that grants firefighters the presumption that impairment of health caused by certain forms of cancer will be declared to have been caused by their work.

The Barry Brady Act, named for the retired captain of the Sparta Fire Department who lost his battle with colon cancer earlier this year, grants firefighters with the presumption that any condition or impairment of health caused by all forms of non-hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer, and multiple myeloma cancer that results in hospitalization, medical treatment, or any disability has arisen out of employment unless … CONTINUED

Hands Free Law effective July 1

Posted by | June 27, 2019 12:00 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Tennessee’s new “Hands Free Law,” known as Public Chapter No. 412, will take effect July 1, 2019 and will require drivers to put down their phones and focus on the road.

A recent study listed Tennessee as having the highest rate of distracted driving deaths in the nation. At 7.20 deaths per 10 billion miles driven, Tennessee had nearly five times more deaths than the national average of 1.49 for the same number of vehicle miles. In 2018, there were over 24,600 crashes involving a distracted driver, in Tennessee, which is an average of 67 crashes per day.

According to Capt. R.C. Christian, of the … CONTINUED

Retired teachers meet at bank

Posted by | June 27, 2019 9:00 am

White County Retired Teachers Association met on June 12, 2019, at First National Bank, in Sparta. The speaker was Linda McCreary, a representative from Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. Mc Creary’s speech covered TRTA’s involvement in various programs and activities. She encouraged all local associations to increase membership but stated that White County does exceptionally well, which WCRTA attributes to the hard work of Mabel Moore. A short business meeting was conducted after lunch, and an update of the Backpack Assist Ministry was provided by Karen Lafever. This was also the meeting to install new officers for 2019-2020, which include Susan Lafever, president; Elisabeth Brown, vice president; Linda Orr, … CONTINUED

Putting down all those bumpers

Posted by | June 27, 2019 8:41 am

By Topher Wiles – Central Church of Christ

Tepid.  Tepid is the way I would describe Ethan’s reaction to our upcoming activity.  We had already enjoyed the Huntsville Space Center on Ethan’s special 10th birthday trip, and then we proceeded down the Alabama roads toward the bowling/arcade/laser tag complex.  I was excited. Maybe it was because we had gotten a great price on the package deal starting with an hour of bowling, or perhaps it was because I was thrilled to enjoy three days alone on a trip with my middle son.  Maybe my previous time coaching bowling at Portland High School had filled me with positive feelings … CONTINUED

DAR members attend State Conference

Posted by | June 27, 2019 8:40 am

The Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently held their annual State Conference, in Franklin. The Rock House Chapter, in White County, won 24 awards this year, giving a grand total of 74 awards earned during the 2016-2019 term, a historic first for the chapter. L-R: Rock House Chapter members Donna Hamilton and Pamela Wood.

Government revised U.S. history to justify a surveillance state

Posted by | June 27, 2019 8:39 am

Language of Liberty – KrisAnne Hall

The “vetted” history textbooks in our education systems of both K-12 and post-secondary are replete with vital omissions and intentional deceptions regarding the formation of America, our battle for independence, and the creation of our Constitution. These errors have become so widespread and are taught with such “authority” that the majority of Americans, those who consider themselves conservative and liberal alike, have very little immediate access to information that speaks truth. Even former president Barack Obama used this errant teaching of history to justify the government’s dismantling of Americans’ 4th Amendment requirements.

In a speech delivered regarding National Security Agency data collection … CONTINUED

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