Kevin Stacy Bouldin

Posted by | February 27, 2018 2:44 pm

Kevin Stacy Bouldin, 44, passed away Feb. 26, 2018, from injuries he received in an automobile accident.

Mr. Bouldin was born April 4, 1973, in McMinnville.

He was a life long resident of Van Buren County

He was a fiber splicer for Ben Lomand Connect and a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ, the Tennessee Cattleman’s Association, and the NRA. He loved farming, taking care of his cattle, and enjoyed hunting with his coon/squirrel dogs and deer hunting with his daughters and friends. He was a very special son, husband, father, brother, and uncle, showing special care to all his family. He loved to watch and support … Read More

Gospel singing in Spencer

Posted by | February 27, 2018 12:56 pm


Sunday, March 4
Who: First Baptist Church
What: Gospel singing featuring the group Exodus
When: 10:45 a.m.
Where: Church, 1021 Old Dunlap Rd., in Spencer

Latest candidates’ list

Posted by | February 27, 2018 10:58 am


Denny Wayne Robinson (R)

Jim Ward (I)


Angie Mackie Wilhite (I)

Joy Templeton (I)

Sampson Choate (I)

Shelly Clark (I)      

Kathryn Passons Adcock (I)


Scott O’Dell (I)

Steve Page (R)


Beverly Finley Jolley (D)

Donna Daniels (D)


Sasha (Lee) Gray  (I)


Martha Bumbalough (D)


Clay Parker (D)                                                                                          


William (Andy) Haston (I)

Diana Haston (I)

Cain L. Rogers (I)


Terry Alley (R)

T.K. Austin (R)

Bruce Frasier (I)


Allan Hale (I)

Raymond Harold England (I)

Lonnie Crouch (I)

Robert McCormick (I)


Gospel singing

Posted by | February 27, 2018 8:56 am

Gospel singing with the group Exodus

10:45 a.m., Sunday, March 4

First Baptist Church, 1021 Old Dunlap Rd., in Spencer

Norman C. McCord

Posted by | February 27, 2018 8:48 am

Norman C. McCord, 89, Albertville, Alabama, formerly of Boaz, Alabama, passed away Feb. 24, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. McCord was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Alabama, to Samuel McCord and Effie Bailey McCord. His mother died early in his life, and he was reared by his dad and stepmother, Mary Ruth McCord. He was a retired wholesale auto dealer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Juanita Rowe McCord; sons: Danny McCord, Kevin McCord; brothers, Jim McCord, Robert McCord; and sister, Sammi DuPont.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Norma McCord and Chuck Wells, of Albertville, Alabama; grandsons, Taylor Barham, Garrett Barham; step-grandchildren, Destin and … Read More

Mardelle Saxsma Fattig

Posted by | February 27, 2018 8:45 am

Mardelle Saxsma Fattig, 91, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 24, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Fattig was born May 20, 1926, in Harvey, Illinois, to Raymond Saxsma and Rachel Katherine Jones Saxsma.

She and her husband, John Elvin Fattig Jr., were married in 1945, thus celebrating 72-1/2 years of marriage, living most of their lives in Harvey, Illinois. After retiring from work at Ingalls Hospital as an x-ray and nuclear medicine technician 36 years ago, Mrs. Fattig traveled and moved several times with her husband. They settled in Tennessee about 20 years ago, living in Sparta, and most recently at Life Care Center of Sparta.… Read More

Little League signups

Posted by | February 27, 2018 8:16 am

Friday, March 2, will be last day to sign up for 2018 Little League baseball and softball. The online sign-up will stop at midnight Friday.

DON’T QUIT! fitness centers will be awarded to three Tennessee schools

Posted by | February 27, 2018 6:38 am

Nomination process runs through April 6

On Feb. 26 2018, Gov. Bill Haslam announced the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, with Chairman Jake Steinfield, has selected Tennessee for its 2018 DON’T QUIT! fitness campaign.

“I am incredibly grateful to Jake Steinfeld and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils for helping improve the health and lives of children in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Encouraging our children to be physically active now can lead to a lifetime of good habits and help them grow into healthy adults. I thank Jake and his team for this generous opportunity.”

The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center to three … Read More

Father-Daughter Dance is March 3

Posted by | February 27, 2018 6:36 am

Sparta-White County Volunteer Rescue Squad will be hosting its 5th Annual Father-Daughter Dance, beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018, at White County Ag Complex. The theme is “Boots and Beauties.” However, theme attire is not required. Music will be provided by “D.J. Freaky Dave.” Ticket sales will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3. Then, tickets will also be on sale every Friday … Read More

White County Commission meeting on Feb. 26, 2018

Posted by | February 26, 2018 6:15 pm

Gary Wayne Boyd

Posted by | February 26, 2018 3:18 pm

Gary Wayne Boyd, 73, passed away Feb. 25, 2018, at Signature Health Services, in Algood.

Mr. Boyd was born Aug. 11, 1944, in Warren County, and grew up in Van Buren County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Boyd; his parents; John and Pauline Boyd; and a brother, John Thomas Boyd.

Survivors include one brother, Bobby Boyd, of Baxter; five sisters, Mary Maples, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Molly Prewitt, of Tucson, Arizona, Peggy Boyd Kowal, of Chesapeake, Virginia, Shirley Hosman, of Clearwater, Florida, Lori Boyd, of Woodstock, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 27, 2018, at White … Read More

Lois Lorene Williams Pack

Posted by | February 26, 2018 3:11 pm

Lois Lorene Williams Pack, 73, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 25, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Pack was born June 18, 1944, in the Ravenscroft community of White County, to Orville Williams and Amanda Parks Williams.

She was a retired factory worker in a career that spanned from the old shirt factory to Mallory Timers and Southern Wood Products. She was most proud of being a mother to her family, as well as to all who entered her home.

Mrs. Pack was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eddie Pack Sr.; son, Martin Pack; great-grandson, Tyler McBride; and siblings, Addie, Kenneth, Mary, Elise, Harry, Horace, … Read More

Clay Roberts

Posted by | February 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Clay Roberts ,73, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 25, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Roberts was born Feb. 12, 1945, in Sparta, to Homer Whitley Roberts and Bessie Baker Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Whitley and Bessie Roberts, and siblings, Vaughn Roberts, Joe Roberts, Dean Roberts, Charles Roberts, Wilfred Roberts, Wanda McGhee, Arrie Mae Jernigan, and Hazel Roberts.

Survivors include his siblings, Ray Roberts, Fred Roberts, Harvey Roberts, Willard Roberts, Frances Whitley, Opal Williams, Jeanne Kirby, Jim Roberts, Clay Roberts; daughter, Cristie (Greg) Vinson; grandchildren, Nickolas Hatmaker, Brooklyn Vinson; and special friends, Brenda and David Clouse.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. … Read More

WCHS swim team closes out season

Posted by | February 26, 2018 8:09 am

Allan Jones Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee Knoxville

The White County High School swim team closed out its season on Feb. 9 and 10 at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

WCHS had three swimmers qualify for the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association State Swim Meet.

On the men’s side, Japheth Griggs, who made state all four years at WCHS, competed in the 50-yard freestyle race and the 100-yard freestyle race. Griggs finished the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 22.77, which placed him in 32nd place. In the 100-yard freestyle race, Griggs finished with a time of 50.96, which was good enough for 41st place. Griggs … Read More

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