City board discusses equipment for electric department

Posted by | February 5, 2018 6:22 am

Pictured is a hydraulic wire pulling machine similiar to the one discussed by city officials during the recent Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

Following an exchange of questions and answers between an alderman and the city administrator about a purchase request from the electric department, the matter was tabled until more information could be presented at the board’s next meeting.

During the Feb. 1 2018, Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, a purchase request was made by Sparta Electric System for a bed-mounted hydraulic wire-pulling machine. The bid price for this piece of equipment was approximately $43,776.00 from TSE International Inc.

“This was in the … Read More


Woman suffers head injuries after running vehicle into ditch line

Posted by | February 5, 2018 6:21 am

A single SUV was discovered in the ditch line of the southbound Highway 111 ramp near Bockman Way.

Emergency responders were dispatched recently to a single- vehicle incident on Bockman Way near McBride Auto Sales.

On Feb. 1, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m., White County E-911 dispatchers were notified of a vehicle incident with possible injuries. According to initial reports, a female subject had run her vehicle off the roadway and landed in a ditch at the Bockman Way-Highway 111 ramp area near McBride Auto Sales.

Emergency responders with Sparta Police Department, Sparta Fire Department, and White County Emergency Medical Service were dispatched to the scene by White … Read More


Fire in Cherry Creek requires countywide response

Posted by | February 5, 2018 6:18 am

Numerous agencies were dispatched to the scene of a structure fire, on Jan. 31. (Photos courtesy of Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department)

Fire departments from across White County were recently dispatched to a fully engulfed structure fire in the Cherry Creek community to provide the necessary manpower and equipment needed.

On Jan. 31, 2018, at approximately 10:42 a.m., dispatchers with White County E-911 Communications Center were alerted to a possible structure fire on Claude Loftis Road.

Firefighters with Cherry Creek, NorthEnd, and Cassville volunteer fire departments, as well as White County Sheriff Department and White County Emergency Medical Service, were first dispatched to the scene. Additional manpower and … Read More


Two high-speed pursuits enter and end in White County

Posted by | February 5, 2018 6:15 am

A high-speed pursuit last week ended with one vehicle crashing and officers apprehending the subject at the scene. (Photo by TOMMY GUY)

Officers from multiple agencies were busy last week handling two different high-speed pursuits that ended with the apprehension of both subjects.

At approximately 1:21 p.m., on Jan. 29, 2018, White County E-911 Communications Center dispatchers were notified by Cumberland County officials of an ongoing vehicle pursuit in their county that could possibly enter White County. Deputies with the White County Sheriff Department were notified and dispatched to the Cumberland County-White County line to assist in the pursuit.

According to information released by White County Sheriff Department, a silver 2012 Volkswagen SUV, which was being pursued by Cumberland County Sheriff deputies, entered White County on Crossville Highway (Highway 70), … Read More


Robert Lee McCulley

Posted by | February 3, 2018 1:07 pm

Robert Lee McCulley, 89, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 3, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. McCulley was the son of William Andrews McCulley and Eula Fay Farley.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Belle McCulley; his parents; daughter, Barbara Daniels; son-in-law, Bill Fattore; and brother-in-law, Jack Stewart.

Survivors include his daughter, Norma Jean Fattore, of Michigan; sons, Robert K. McCulley and wife Sherrie, of Sparta, William P. McCulley and wife Tonya, of Sparta; grandsons, Samuel M. Fattore, Keith S. McCulley, Kyle Geer, Bobby Lee McCulley; granddaughters, Christy Nicole Tubbs, Brooke Alyssa McCulley Delaney; brother-in-law, H.L. Kirby; and great-grandchildren, Addison Fattore, Alaina Fattore, … Read More


David Wayne Sherrell

Posted by | February 3, 2018 11:03 am

David Wayne Sherrell, 66, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bessie Jane Roberts

Posted by | February 3, 2018 8:56 am

Bessie Jane Roberts, 85, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 2, 2018.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1932, to Willie J. Roberts and Mary Wright Roberts.

She was a factory worker and loved singing gospel songs. Mrs. Roberts was a faithful attendee of Doyle First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton L. Roberts, whom she married in 1948; sons, Ronald and Jerry; daughter, Shirley Steele; grandson, Isaac Roberts; brothers, Johnny, Jesse, Loyd, Floyd, Mason, Joe, Claudie, Clyde, H.C.; and sisters, Lorene, Novella, and Myrtle.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Clarence and Brenda Roberts, David and Joan Roberts, Bruce and Dottie Roberts, … Read More


Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted by | February 3, 2018 8:46 am

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct meetings to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to … Read More



Warriors trail at the half

Posted by | February 2, 2018 8:19 pm

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 27-19 at the half. The Warriors were led by Dyson Reece in the first half. Reece finished the half with 9 points.



Warriorettes struggle against Stone

Posted by | February 2, 2018 7:47 pm

The Warriorettes struggle against Stone Memorial and fall to the Lady Panthers by a final score of 59-40. Kanden Reeves led the Warriorettes with 12 points. Gracie Dodgen chipped in 10 points. The Warriorettes will be back in action on Tuesday when they take on Warren County at home.



Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | February 2, 2018 6:40 pm

The Warriorettes trail the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers 29-19 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen in the first half. Dodgen finished the half with 7 points.



Edna Louise Byrum Wilhite

Posted by | February 2, 2018 3:06 pm

Edna Louise Byrum Wilhite, 96, of Knoxville, passed away Jan. 31, 2018.

Mrs. Wilhite was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Manitou, Kentucky.

Prior to nursing school, she joined the war effort and made parachutes during World War II. Mrs. Wilhite graduated from General Hospital diploma nursing program, in Nashville, and she lived most of her life in Sparta, where she worked as a R.N. for many years.

She will be deeply missed by those she touched throughout her life.

Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper Frank Byrum and Edna Earl Porter Byrum; half-sibling, Wesley Daniel; siblings, James Henry Byrum, Harold Raymond Byrum, “little Ellen;” … Read More


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