WCHS and VBHS basketball teams busy with team camps

Posted by | June 7, 2018 12:14 pm


Dyson Reece takes a three point shot in the Warriors game against Van Buren County.


Mia Murray goes up for a layup over a Livingston Academy defender.

Both the White County High School and Van Buren County High School basketball teams were busy to begin their week with team camps.

The Warriors and Warriorettes got their first taste of summer scrimmage action in a two-day play day at WCHS.

The Warriors got in four games in the two days going 4-0 in the play day. The Warriors would pick up wins over Van Buren County, Sequatchie County, Coffee County, and Bledsoe County.

After the games, Coach Eric Mitchell … Read More


Cameron Sutphin headlines June 15 Sparta Green Market

Posted by | June 7, 2018 7:18 am

Cameron Sutphin is the featured performer at the Sparta Green Market, 4-7 p.m., June 15, at Metcalf Pavilion, on Liberty Square. Sutphin performs “classic country and folk music wherever he stops” across the country as a solo performer.

Sutphin says, “I released a Nashville recorded album, Heartbreak Town, (that takes) my songwriting to a whole new level, as each one of the ten songs on the album all have a tangible personal touch.”

Sutphin’s music has been described as transcending the genre of folk Americana and echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young. His music combines simple melodies with a lyrical intensity … Read More


At SCOTUS: A make or bake moment

Posted by | June 7, 2018 7:16 am

Language of Liberty – By Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers

It doesn’t seem that long ago when I sat down with CBS’s “Face the Nation” and told a very surprised Bob Schieffer about the battle for religious freedom that was raging. Like many people, he seemed astonished to hear that any American – let alone the wedding industry – would be punished for their mainstream views on marriage. “I must say this is under my radar. I haven’t…I haven’t heard this.” Today, almost three full years into Obergefell, nearly everyone has heard their stories. And this morning [June 4th], in the same court that created the mess … Read More


Bon Air Mountain Historical Society seeking help with education project

Posted by | June 7, 2018 7:07 am

Sue Carmichael, former White County educator and the driving force behind the beginning of what is now known as the Bon Air History Fair, addresses county commissioners about funding for a special project. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

The Bon Air Mountain Historical Society approached Steering Committee A, on Monday night, about procuring funds for the new Historic Bon Air Railroad Depot.

The project being proposed would use funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s “Transportation Alternatives Program” to build a historical reproduction of the Bon Air Railroad Depot for educational purposes.

In old business, the committee discussed whether or not to hire MG Entertainment to work at the Fourth of July celebration this year. It was decided the request to work the show on the was submitted too late and that they would roll it over to a fall meeting, in 2018, or early spring, … Read More


American Flag Week starts June 10

Posted by | June 7, 2018 7:01 am

June 10 through June 16 is National Flag Week and of all the controversies in American History, one of the top ones have been about the American Flag. Arguments have swirled for decades as to the proper handling and treatment of the flag.

President Donald Trump is set to announce National Flag Day, which is June 14. This will be the day that the president urges all Americans to fly the flag. The key word is to “fly” the flag only.

“Wearing the flag on your clothes or as clothing is not right, it’s disrespectful,” says U.S. veteran Paul Poss. “In the Army, we did not even wear … Read More


White County’s Solid Waste Committee addresses old problem

Posted by | June 7, 2018 6:57 am

Harold England, Bruce Frasier, and Mack Johnson, member of the Solid Waste Committee, discuss their options for expansion of the landfill.

The White County Solid Waste Committee met June 4 to discuss the condition of the landfill and whether or not to go higher with the waste being deposited in the existing landfill cell.

According to Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive, a permit requesting for vertical expansion has been submitted to the state and is close to being approved.

Heather Grissom, the county executive’s administrative assistant, there are many variables that have to happen for a cell to be approved to hold more waste.

“A landfill can be made up of several cells; these are holes in the ground,” says Grissom. “There are a lot of rules and … Read More


Record-breaking 8 Golden Eagles selected throughout 2018 MLB Draft

Posted by | June 7, 2018 6:48 am

Photos by Thomas Corhern and Tony Marable

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

The No. 10 Tennessee Tech baseball team continued to rewrite the history books throughout the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Monday through Wednesday, setting both program and Ohio Valley Conference records with a total of eight players selected by big league clubs.

The eight selections shattered the previous mark of five, held by a few different teams in the league, including the 2014 Golden Eagle squad.

Kicking off the action as the highest draft selection in school history by round was junior closer and right-handed pitcher Ethan Roberts. The nearby Sparta native heard his name called with the 24th pick in … Read More


Immediate opening for part-time Van Buren Eagle reporter

Posted by | June 7, 2018 6:45 am

Looking for someone as a part-time reporter for the Van Buren Eagle. To qualify for this position, the person must live in Van Buren County. The individual will be paid on a per-story basis. Must have excellent grammatical skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. This person must have excellent communication skills. Send resume or inquiries to Kim Swindell Wood – kim@spartalive.com


Immediate opening for part-time Van Buren Eagle reporter

Posted by | June 7, 2018 6:45 am

Looking for someone as a part-time reporter for the Van Buren Eagle. To qualify for this position, the person must live in Van Buren County. The individual will be paid on a per-story basis. Must have excellent grammatical skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. This person must have excellent communication skills. Send resume or inquiries to Kim Swindell Wood – kim@spartalive.com


Immediate opening for part-time Van Buren Eagle reporter

Posted by | June 7, 2018 6:45 am

Looking for someone as a part-time reporter for the Van Buren Eagle. To qualify for this position, the person must live in Van Buren County. The individual will be paid on a per-story basis. Must have excellent grammatical skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. This person must have excellent communication skills. Send resume or inquiries to Kim Swindell Wood – kim@spartalive.com


Immediate opening for part-time Van Buren Eagle reporter

Posted by | June 7, 2018 6:45 am

Looking for someone as a part-time reporter for the Van Buren Eagle. To qualify for this position, the person must live in Van Buren County. The individual will be paid on a per-story basis. Must have excellent grammatical skills and be familiar with Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. This person must have excellent communication skills. Send resume or inquiries to Kim Swindell Wood – kim@spartalive.com


Peggy Sue Cole Johnson

Posted by | June 6, 2018 7:34 am

Peggy Sue Cole Johnson, 78, of Sparta, passed away June 3, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Sparta, to Waymon Cole and Nola Pearl Clark Cole.

She was retired from Federal Mogul.

Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Edward Johnson; a son, Michael Johnson; and three brothers, Dale Cole, William Morris Cole, and Johnny Norris Cole.

Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Hutcheson, of Sparta, Sandra Paschket, of Brentwood; grandchildren, Jamie Bainbridge-Ott, Ethan Hutcheson, Rachel Paschket, Hannah Paschket, Alex Campbell; five –great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Bainbridge, Lily Jordan, Whitley Mayfield, Karly Campbell, Ava Campbell; … Read More



Hensley Chapel yard sale

Posted by | June 6, 2018 4:52 am

Saturday, June 9

Who: Hensley Chapel Church

What: Benefit yard sale for Vacation Bible School; food all day

When: 8 a.m.-until; auction at 3 p.m.

Where: Hensley Chapel Church and Community Building


Bethel Free Will VBS

Posted by | June 6, 2018 4:46 am

Mon.-Fri., June 18-22

Who: Bethel Free Will Baptist Church

What: Vacation Bible School

When: 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: 1320 Browntown Rd.

Contact: (931) 738-8697


Doyle Church of the Nazarene

Posted by | June 6, 2018 4:42 am

Sunday, June 10

Who: Doyle Church of the Nazarene

What: Homecoming

When: Service at 10:30 a.m.; lunch at noon; singing at 1 p.m., with Midnight Cry

Where: Church


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