Martha Elizabeth Glenn Templeton

Posted by | March 21, 2018 5:40 am

Martha Elizabeth Glenn Templeton, 88, of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2018, at her residence.

Born Oct. 25, 1929, in Sparta, she was the daughter of Vance Glenn and Eunice Sparks Glenn.

Mrs. Templeton worked in the local banking industry for 34 years. She was an active member of the American Cancer Society where she served as treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Better Business Bureau of Professional Women and the Renaissance Club. She was active in the White County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, where she served as Women’s chair for several years. She was also involved in the local March of Dimes, … Read More


Ruth Radford

Posted by | March 20, 2018 1:34 pm

Ruth Radford, 95, passed away March 19, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Radford was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Burkesville, Kentucky, to Fred Vincent and Sallie Thurman Vincent.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd Radford; son, Hughlon Radford; daughter, Leila Buckley; grandson, Darrell Radford; and brother and sisters, Thelma Keller, Benny Vincent, Dolly Vincent, Inis Vincent, and Ira Vincent.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Brown, of Manchester, Roberta McCowan, of Sparta; son, Hershell Radford, of Crossville; brothers and sisters, Betty Shepherd, of Kokoma, Indiana, Nadine Hudson, of Williamsburg, Kentucky, Nancy Hughes, of Louisville, Kentucky, Linda Jessee, of Edmonton, Kentucky, Connie Bannick, of … Read More


Bon Air History Fair cookout

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:14 pm

Sunday, May 6

Who: Bon Air Mountain Historical Society

What: Grilled hamburger or hot dog lunch ($6 and $5)

When: Noon-2 p.m.

Where: BonDeCroft Elementary School, 8095 Crossville Highway

Contact: (931) 739-2904


Bon Air History Fair

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:11 pm

Sunday, May 6

Who: Bon Air Mountain Historical Society

What: 24th Annual Bon Air History Fair and bus tours to Eastland and Clifty

When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: BonDeCroft Elementary School, 8095 Crossville Highway

Contact: (931) 739-2904


Eastland breakfast

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:05 pm

Saturday, April 7

Who: Eastland Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast – $7 adults, $3 children 12 and under (scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits, pancakes on request)

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd., in Sparta

Contact: (931) 935-8200 for deliveries



UDC meeting

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Wednesday, April 4

Who: United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123

What: Meeting

When: Noon

Where: Putnam County Library, upper level

Contact: (931) 738-5869


Bethel “Sonrise” service

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:02 pm

Sunday, April 1

Who: Bethel Free Will Baptist Church
What: “Sonrise” service

When: 6 a.m.

Where: 1320 Browntown Rd., in Sparta

Contact: (931) 787-4815


Cassville breakfast

Posted by | March 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 24

Who: Cassville Volunteer Fire Department

What: Ham breakfast – $7 adults, $5 children (biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, ham, bacon, fried potatoes, milk, coffee, orange juice)

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: Fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane

Contact: (931) 761-2476 (will deliver for orders of five or more)


Cagle sunrise service

Posted by | March 20, 2018 11:59 am

Sunday, April 1

Who: Cagle Community Church

What: Easter sunrise service

When: 6:30 a.m.

Where: Highway 8 and 111


Betty Lou Kent Moore Weaver

Posted by | March 20, 2018 10:44 am

Betty Lou Kent Moore Weaver was born Dec. 11, 1932, in White County, to Malcolm Kent and Eunetta Mason Kent, and passed from this life, on March 18, 2018, at the age of 85.

She was the manager at the Goodyear Store for 28-plus years and a member of Central Church of Christ. She was very involved in her girls’ activities, including the PTA, band, and Girl Scouts. She dedicated her life to her family and her dog, Bubbie. She looked forward to Prime Time and the trips.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Ellis Moore and Robert Lynn Weaver.

Surviving family include her daughters … Read More


Lavaughn Howell

Posted by | March 20, 2018 10:37 am

Lavaughn Howell, 80, of Spencer, passed away March 18, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Howell was born July 11, 1937, in the Burgess Falls community, to Asco Howell and Adith Howard Howell.

He was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed working as a mechanic, truck driver, bulldozer operator, furniture builder, and store owner.

Mr. Howell was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Leonard Howell Jr.; and brothers, Richard Howell and Claudie Howell.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Williams Howell, of Spencer; son, Allon Howell and wife Sherry, of Spencer; grandchildren, Becky Howell, Joseph Howell, Ashley Howell Hastings, Joshua Howell, Tosha Howell Howard, Kim Bowman; 10 … Read More


Library book sale

Posted by | March 20, 2018 8:50 am

White County Public Library will have a book sale at Sparta First United Methodist Church, on North Church Street, on the following dates:

•Thursday, March 22, 9 am – 6 pm

•Friday, March 23, 8 am – 5 pm

•Saturday, March 24, 8 am – Noon


Joshua Dell Smith

Posted by | March 19, 2018 3:41 pm

Joshua Dell Smith, 18, of Sparta, passed away March 16, 2018, in McMinnville.

Mr. Smith was born Aug. 5, 1999, in Pierre, South Dakota.

A memorial gathering will be 4-7 p.m., March 22, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Martha G. Templeton

Posted by | March 19, 2018 3:34 pm

Martha G. Templeton, 88, of Sparta, passed away today at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


E-911 officials open Emergency Operations Center for approaching storms

Posted by | March 19, 2018 2:49 pm

The White County emergency operations center has been opened in response to approaching storms.

Officials with the White County E-911 Communications Center have officially opened the emergency operations center in response to the approaching storms that are expected to bring severe weather throughout the state.

According to the National Weather Service-Nashville District Office, “Severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon through the evening hours across Middle Tennessee… Isolated tornadoes with a strong tornado or two are also possible.”

The NWS hazardous weather outlook is calling for straight line damaging winds, large hail, and the threat of tornadoes. For the Upper Cumberland Region, rain is expected to start moving through the region this afternoon, with the possibility of the greatest window for severe weather between … Read More


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