Multi-vehicle accident on Highway 111 at Roosevelt 

Posted by | August 28, 2017 4:59 pm


Emergency responders have been dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 111 at the Roosevelt intersection. 

On Aug. 28, at approximately 4:30 pm, White County E-911 dispatchers received notification about a possible multi-vehicle accident on Highway 111. The incident reportedly occurred at the Roosevelt intersection and initial reports stated their were possible injuries. 

Emergency responders with the Sparta Fire Department, White County Emergency Medical Service, Sparta Police Department and the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad were all dispatched to the scene. 

Upon arrival, emergency personnel discovered a black Chevrolet S-10 and a blue Dodge Caravan were involved in a collision on the northbound side of the Roosevelt intersection on … Read More


Sherry Anne Young Humphrey

Posted by | August 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Sherry Anne Young Humphrey, 71, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 28, 2017, at her residence.

Mrs. Humphrey was born Feb. 7, 1946, in Sparta, the daughter of Ben and Pearl Young.

She enjoyed gardening and canning and worked at Mallory Timers for over 30 years.

Mrs. Humphrey was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Neil Woods; and brothers, Erbie Gene Young, Ben F. Young Jr., and Charles Young.

Survivors include her husband, James Humphrey, of Sparta; daughter, Jaime Winnett (James), of Sparta; sisters, Wilma Miller, of Sparta, Darlene Young, of Sparta; brother-in-law, Joe Lee Humphrey; sister-in-law, Frances Johnson; special friend, Joyce Brooks; and several nieces and … Read More


John Thomas Parks

Posted by | August 28, 2017 2:27 pm

John Thomas Parks, 56, of Sparta, passed away, Aug. 25, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Parks was born Jan. 3, 1961, in Sparta, the son of Johnnie Parks and Melissa Van Winkle.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising a garden.

Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Parks.

Survivors include his son, Thomas Parks, of Sparta;

daughter, Jessica Dodson and husband Jeremy, of Sparta; grandchildren, Zander Parks, Mason Kimmins, Kaden Kimmins; mother, Melissa Van Winkle; brother, James Parks, of Sparta; and several nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

The time and date of the memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. Parks will be announced … Read More


Melissa Sue Prater Barrett

Posted by | August 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Melissa Sue Prater Barrett, 49, passed away Aug. 26, 2017, at her home in Sparta, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Barrett was born Jan. 19, 1968, in Warren County, to Albert Prater and Jewell Eller Prater.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Prater; brother, Ray Hollingsworth; and very special aunt, Evelyn Eller Green.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Cecil Ray Barrett; sons, Justin Simmons and wife Chenae, Josh Simmons (Leann Davis); grandson, Zander Simmons; loving mother, Jewell Prater; sister, Brenda Hollingsworth; stepdaughters Chasity Barrett, Brenda Latimore; three step-grandchildren, Josh, Marinda, Serenity; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral service will be 5 p.m., Aug. … Read More


Putnam County Sheriff’s Office searching for parole violator

Posted by | August 28, 2017 11:31 am

 PUTNAM COUNTY, TN –August 26, 2017  The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Eddie James Bright. Bright has a warrant for violation of parole out of Putnam County Criminal Court. He is a 29-year-old white male approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. Bright has a reddish-brown military style haircut and a beard. He has large tattoos on both of his upper arms and his chest. He could be in Putnam County or Overton County. He lives in Overton County, but has family in Putnam County. If anyone sees him, please contact Investigator Chad Martin, at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, … Read More


Sparkman-Bell reunion

Posted by | August 28, 2017 11:23 am

Saturday, Sept. 16

Who: Sparkman-Bell family and friends

What: Reunion

When: Arrival begins at 11 a.m.; meeting at noon; potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Camp Clements, on Sparkmantown Road.

Contact: (423) 877-8598




Road Warrior 5K Run/Walk

Posted by | August 28, 2017 9:21 am

Support the White County Middle School cheerleaders and football team

Registration on race day – 7 a.m., Sept. 23, at White County High School

Race – 8 a.m., Sept. 23, at White County High School

Click here for registration form.


WCHS Cross Country Team competes in first race

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:59 am

The White County Cross Country runners competed in their first official meet of the season Saturday at the Macon County Invitational.

According to Coach Mark Voyles, the team showed a significant improvement from the jamboree last week in Cookeville.

The top finisher from White County High School for the day was Evan Welch. Welch led the Warriorettes with a fourth place finish. She started off the race strong and improved her position throughout the contest. This was also her first-ever high school race.

Brittany Simmons finished in 29th place on the day. She ran a great race finishing strong at the end. Macey Tollison finished in 36th place … Read More


150th anniversary – The story of Central Church of Christ (1867-)

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:46 am

Central Church of Christ

The 1867 Sparta Church of Christ building

Members of Central Church of Christ were putting together packages for soldiers in Vietnam during the war.

Submitted by Les Tubb

On Sept. 24, 2017, plans are being made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Central Church of Christ. At the same time, the church will introduce to the community its new minister, Christopher (Topher) Wiles, and his family. Everyone is welcome. It is the hope of the church that all who have ever been connected to Central will join the celebration.

Central was established in 1867, the same year that Nebraska became a state and Alaska was purchased from … Read More


WCHS golf team picks up a win on Tuesday, ties on Thursday

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:42 am

The White County High School Golf Team got back to their winning ways, on Tuesday, when they traveled to Crossville to take on Stone Memorial High School, at Bear Trace.

The Warriors picked up the victory winning by a final score of 296 to 314. The Warriors would then tie Cookeville High School, on Thursday, at Riverwatch Golf Club, with each team finishing with a score of 332. The Warriorettes would win both their matches last week continuing their district dominance. On Thursday, the Warriorettes would win by 53 strokes.

Jarrett Lee Glass, a freshman, led the way for the Warriors, on Tuesday, shooting his first under par … Read More


WCHS volleyball records its first district win

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:39 am

Allison Stoglin serving for the Warriorettes in Thursday’s district match vs. Rhea County. Stoglin finished both the first and second games for the Warriorettes behind the service line and had an ace to win the second game.

Gracie Geer sets the ball in the Warriorettes’ match vs. Rhea County.

The White County High School Volleyball team picked up its first district win of the season on Thursday night when they took on Rhea County High School inside the friendly confines of Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

The Warriorettes won the match in four sets winning 3-1 (25-19, 25-18, 24-26, and 25-22). In the first two games, the Warriorettes only trailed … Read More


Turnovers hurt the Warriors as they fall to the Pioneers

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:32 am

Grayson Johnson breaks away from Warren County’s defense to score the Warriors’ first touchdown of the year. Johnson finished the night with 126 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Will Griggs and Andrew Cantrell teams up to bring down Warren County’s runner.

It was a tough night for the Warriors in their match-up in McMinnville against Warren County High School.

The Pioneers (2-0) rolled past the Warriors 55-14 on Friday night. The Pioneers scored five times in the second quarter thanks to three   Warrior fumbles and a blocked punt.

The Pioneers offense got things going. It would take the Pioneers nine plays to get on the board. Warren County’s … Read More


Is Trump an insane genius or a master manipulator?

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:23 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

In the seven months since Mr. Trump was inaugurated, our government seems to be in a constant state of chaos. It appears Mr. Trump has accomplished nothing major, at least as far as fulfilling his most often repeated campaign promises. The attempts he has made to keep those promises seem to have fallen short of his goals. The infighting in his administration and the many changes of key positions on his staff have left those who study and watch the presidency scratching their heads. It has left a majority of Americans, no matter what their political affiliation, wondering what on earth is … Read More


The unholy triad – KKK, Democrat Party, national press

Posted by | August 28, 2017 6:21 am

By Jerry Jones – Patriot and Constitutionalist, Central Intelligence Agency, Ret., Sparta’s native son

Did you know that the infamous Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee, during June 1866? That is something the vast majority of Tennesseans are not proud of. But, it is an established fact. Per Mark V. Wetherington, who is with the Filson Club Historical Society, “in February 1867 ‘enfranchised freedmen’ (former black slaves) and the Republican Party established local chapters of the Union League, a political arm of the Republican Party, to mobilize the new black voters in Tennessee.” The Democrat subsequently chose the KKK as the instrument to deal with … Read More


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