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


WoodmenLife family picnic

Posted by | June 6, 2018 4:36 am

Tuesday, June 12

Who: WoodmenLife Family Fraternity

What: Family picnic and movie night and Flags Across American presentation to Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department

When: 6:30 p.m.-until

Where: Sparta Drive In


2018 Bronze Tennessee Quality Award recipients are announced by Tennessee Health Care Association

Posted by | June 5, 2018 6:40 am

Life Care Center of Sparta is among 16 long-term care facilities, in Tennessee, that have been honored with the 2018 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The Tennessee Health Care Association announced there were a total of 521 Bronze winners named across the country. This award honors the long-term and post-acute care providers who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

“We want to congratulate all of the Bronze winners from Tennessee. This is the first step in the journey to meet the quality goals outlined by … Read More


Little League and T-Ball action

Posted by | June 5, 2018 6:28 am

Raleigh Parrish hits the ball in Saturday’s win. Parrish helped her team come back and score five runs in the last inning to pick up the 8-7 win in the girls 7-9-year-old league.

Colton Humphrey runs to first base on Saturday afternoon. The White County Little League T-ball tournament started on Saturday with four games.


Van Buren High School teams getting in summer work

Posted by | June 5, 2018 6:25 am


Hunter Evans goes up for a layup in Van Buren’s win over Grundy County, on Saturday morning. The Eagles will return to summer camp action, on June 4 and June 5, in White County.

June is the time for high school basketball teams to get in their team camps, and the Van Buren County High School basketball team took advantage of that on the first and second days of June.

The Eagles and Eaglettes jumped right into the action. Both teams hosted a play day last week. The Eaglettes got the play day started, on Friday, with the Eagles following suit, on Saturday.

Coach Dustin Sullivan, who has … Read More


Hannah Leftwich helps lead Team Tennessee to win

Posted by | June 5, 2018 6:23 am

Hannah Leftwich drives to the basket in Friday night’s win for Team Tennessee over Georgia. Leftwich finished the All-Star game with 4 points and five rebounds to help lead Team Tennessee to a 75-60 win.

Before putting up her basketball sneakers for the last time, Hannah Leftwich suited up for one final event as a high school player Friday when she competed in the Tennessee vs. Georgia All-Star Basketball game played at Notre Dame High School.

The two teams would look pretty evenly matched through the first three quarters with Team Tennessee never being able to pull away. However, in the fourth quarter, Team Tennessee would take a 15-point lead and never look back, winning 75-60.

Leftwich wasn’t one of the starters for the Volunteer State team, but she would come off the bench first and play a lot of minutes. Team Tennessee … Read More


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