An evening with an old friend who was up to his old tricks

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:40 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

Dinner at BRAVO Cucina Italiana Restaurant, next to Oxmoor Mall in Louisville, was absolutely amazing! The visit with old friends was priceless!

After the delicious meal, we drove to The Pie Kitchen, on Lexington Road, where that street intersects with Franklin Road and Shelbyville Road…in case you ever want to indulge yourself in the delicious desserts at that decadent parlor. Now you know where it is located.

Having sampled the scrumptious sweets, Sammie and I, with our dear friends, Jerry and Janet, proceeded to waddle toward the exit. That’s when it happened.

Jerry Adamson and I were roommates at WKU, many years … Read More


Dependable Auto Sales opens across from Huddle House

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:39 am

Dependable Auto Sales, at 801 Walker Cove Road, may have what Sparta needs in car sales.

Having been in business since 1997, they specialize in finding the cars that customers want for a reasonable price. Eric Garrett, DAS Sparta division manager, explains there is a reason they sell mainly pre-owned vehicles.

“If you buy a new vehicle and you trade it after three years, you have not even paid your taxes and interest, and that’s how you go upside down” says Garrett. “If you buy a used one with about 20,000 miles on it, someone has already taken that big hit for you.”

Buying a pre-owned vehicle can … Read More


What is “intersectionality”?

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:36 am

Language of Liberty – By Ben Shapiro

You probably think your opinions matter.

You probably think you’re an individual with unique experiences, thoughts and ambitions.

Well, I hate to break it to you, but according to current leftist orthodoxy, you’re wrong. You see, your opinion only matters relative to your identity—and where that identity ranks on the hierarchy of intersectionality.

If you’re now thinking, “What the hell are you talking about?” you haven’t spent much time on a modern college campus.

Intersectionality is a form of identity politics in which the value of your opinion depends on how many victim groups you belong to. At the bottom of … Read More


WoodmenLife donates flag to YMCA

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:35 am

WoodmenLife Representative Tim Bumbalough recently donated a new flag on behalf of Chapter 1110 to Sparta-White County YMCA. Shown accepting the new flag are Bula Price and Roxanna Hitchcock.


Rescue Squad receives new flags

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:32 am

In honor of Flag Day, the members of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, along with distinguished guests, raised flags on the newly erected flag poles that were donated to the Rescue Squad by the WoodmenLife Corporation. L-R: Member Mike Leach, Senator Paul Bailey, Chief Ray Brown, Capt. Mark Henry, Asst. Chief B.T. Young, WoodmenLife Rep. Tim Bumbalough, Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads Region 4 VP David Tuck, TARS State Treasurer Ross Musgrave, TARS State Secretary Jennifer Freeman,TARS State Training Coordinator Brian Robinson, TARS State VP Dujauna Naylor, TARS Executive Director Stacy Rhodes, TARS State Chaplain Keith Sartin, Sparta-White County Unit Director and Region 3 VP Charlie Tollison.


White County commissioners discuss special beer permits

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:29 am

County commissioners take care of business during the June 18 meeting

The White County Board of Commissioners discussed the price of special permits for beer licenses Monday night among other unanswered questions about special permits for beer licenses.

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson addressed the board with questions about the special beer license permits.

“We have a couple of issues we need to work out,” stated Robinson. “Where we started running into controversy was the price [of the permit]. The Beer Board suggested $50, but we don’t think we will be allowed to do it for $50.”

Robinson went on to explain that contrary to popular belief, a special beer permit can be issued for up to 30 … Read More


TDOT set to improve road at dangerous intersection

Posted by | June 21, 2018 10:26 am

The road-widening project near the airport will be done under the State Industrial Access program and will widen Airport Road to a two-lane blacktop with concrete shoulders 4 inches high. TDOT will also improve the intersection at Airport Road and Hwy 136. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

Anyone who has lived in White County long has most likely driven SR-136 and encountered the sharp curve at the entrance to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.

Along with the development of the White County Industrial Park came the need to improve the road leading into it. This means the airport is receiving the advantage of the new road as well.

“It has to do mostly with the truck traffic into the industrial park,” says Dean Selby, Upper Cumberland Regional Airport manager. “The only thing I have been involved in is preaching to them that we have to do something about that intersection before somebody gets killed.”

According … Read More


Roy Glynn Blanton

Posted by | June 20, 2018 5:29 pm

Roy Glynn Blanton, 69, passed away June 19, 2018, with his loving family at his bedside, from an extended illness.

Mr. Blanton was born Aug. 23, 1948, in Spencer, to Roy Martin Blanton and Lola Mae Yates Blanton, who preceded him in death.

He was a lifelong resident of Spencer and a member of Welchland Baptist Church. Mr. Blanton was a pipe layer and a long-time employee of Flat Rock Construction.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Roy Glynn Blanton Jr. and a brother, Coy Yates.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Blanton of Spencer; sons, Charles (Tina) Blanton, Joel … Read More


Sherlie Lee Tinch

Posted by | June 20, 2018 2:19 pm

Funeral service for Sherlie Lee Tinch, 85, will be 2 p.m., June 23, 2018, at Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will take place immediately follow the service at the cemetery.

Presley Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.


Donna Carol Seibers

Posted by | June 20, 2018 2:17 pm

Donna Carol Seibers, 64, passed away June 15, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

She was born Sept. 10, 1953, in McMinnville, to Earnest and Mary Young Seibers,.

Ms. Seibers was preceded in death by her father, Earnest Seibers; grandparents, Foster V. Young, Thelma England Young, Hirma and Pauline Seibers; and uncle and aunts, James Ray England, Minnie Lee Young Kerley, Arlie Young, Judy A. Clark, Edd Young, Neil Young, Sylvia Seibers, Susie Risby, Paul – Billy Seibers, Mack Seibers.

She is survived by Michael Wayne Martin and Christy Smith; grandchildren, Mason and Peyton Martin, Noah and Devin Smith; mother, Marie Young Seibers; sisters, Gail (Leroy) … Read More


Christian Life VBS

Posted by | June 20, 2018 8:01 am

Mon.-Wed., June 25-27

Who: Christian Life 1st Assembly Church of God

What: Vacation Bible School

When: 6 p.m. nightly

Where: 117 N. Spring St.


WCHS Class of 1967 get-together

Posted by | June 20, 2018 7:59 am

Saturday, June 30

Who: White County High School Class of 1967

What: Gathering

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Northfield Winery, 515 Ray Cemetery Rd., in Sparta

Contact: Bettye Ruth Bradley Payne (931) 808-6955


Sparta Green Market named Chamber Member of the Month

Posted by | June 20, 2018 7:29 am

The Sparta Green Market is the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce’s Member of the Month. Receiving the plaque is market organizer Margaret Petre. The Green Market is held every third Friday, May- October, 4-7 p.m., at Metcalf Park (beside the American Legion building on the square).  Featuring baked goods, locally grown produce, range-fed meats, honey, and crafts including craft brew, the market also features live music and entertainment for children. Local galleries and boutiques remain open through the Green Market and identify themselves by placing green balloons out front of their business. The market has become a popular attraction drawing locals and people from surrounding counties to historic … Read More


Doyle College Research Project

Posted by | June 20, 2018 7:23 am

By Landon D. Medley

Seeking the location of the home of Dr. Powell Kimbrough Lewis ,in Doyle, Tennessee. He was born 4 May 1879 died 29 Apr 1955, buried South Heights Cemetery, Creek Co., OK, son of Tandy Lane Lewis. He married 24 Sep 1902, White Co., TN, Lula Maude Wallace. James Harvey Doyle’s home was the same house that Dr. Powell Kimbrough and Lula Maude Wallace Lewis live in. It was cedar-log construction and weather boarded.  Need pictures of the five women once in charge at different times of the female dormitory.  [1] Mrs. Margaret Ann Winstead Fisher, wife of Eden Mauzy “Muzzy” Fisher. [2] (Mrs. Thomas … Read More


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