Sports

7:49 AM, Mar 1, 2021

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Obituaries

7:14 AM, Mar 1, 2021

Dishmon Hamblin, 86, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 23, 2021, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Mr. Hamblin was born March 29, 1934, to Taylor Hamblin and Lydia Mullins Hamblin. Funeral service was …
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Obituaries

7:12 AM, Mar 1, 2021

Betty Jean Donelson, 84, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 24, 2021, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Donelson was born May 3, 1936, to the late Marvin Seabolt and Vinnie …
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Obituaries

7:09 AM, Mar 1, 2021

Marilyn Sue Bumbalough Klein, 78, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 24, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Klein was born April 23, 1942, in Sparta, the daughter of Orlee Bumbalough and Hassie Eller …
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Obituaries

7:06 AM, Mar 1, 2021

James Brian Crow, 77, passed away Feb. 15, 2021, at his home, in Trussville, Alabama. Mr. Crow was the first child of James Ollie Crow and Mildred Lucille Mitchell.  When he was 25, he …
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Obituaries

7:04 AM, Mar 1, 2021

Bobbie Ruth Wilson, 96, while at Life Care Center of Crossville, went to be with the Lord, on Feb. 23, 2021.         She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in White County, …
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Sports

By Thomas Corhern  6:16 AM, Mar 1, 2021

A long week with eight games came to a close for Tennessee Tech as the Golden Eagles split its action on Sunday. Tech's bats came alive in the day's first game, run-ruling Illinois-Chicago 9-1 in six …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:09 AM, Mar 1, 2021

  On Feb. 25, 2021, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee outlined key administration bills in his 2021 legislative package. “We have a number of conservative proposals for consideration that will …
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Agriculture

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:04 AM, Mar 1, 2021

(Feb. 25, 2021) - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is partnering with Everblue, an accredited training and certification company, to transition the state’s pesticide certification …
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Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:59 AM, Mar 1, 2021

(Feb. 26, 2021) - That time of year has rolled around again. The new 2021-22 Tennessee hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale, with over one million licenses expected to be purchased in the …
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Faith

Steve Playl  8:12 AM, Feb 26, 2021

 Sammie and I were listening to Christian music on the car radio. When a certain song came on, Sammie asked if I remembered where we were when we heard that particular number for the first time. …
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Faith

Ashley Wiles  8:10 AM, Feb 26, 2021

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?  Something that makes your jaw drop, heart smile, and eyes water?  We had such an experience when we went to Chattanooga to …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  8:03 AM, Feb 26, 2021

I have often talked about the corruption of our country’s former Democrat Party by operatives of world socialism.  As a result, I began to call it the Socialist Democrat Party, and I …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  7:58 AM, Feb 26, 2021

Much has been said recently about the New York Times 1619 Project, but how many folks know about another year in that century - 1676? Warning- real talk about real history lies ahead. I …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:56 AM, Feb 26, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently commissioned a study to evaluate the economic impacts of airports on local economies, and  Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, in White County, …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:52 AM, Feb 26, 2021

Several White County residents took the opportunity to address county commissioners during the February meeting about their concerns with the new Health and Safety Standards. The board approved a …
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Sports

Hannah Leftwich  7:26 AM, Feb 26, 2021

On Feb. 22, the Warriorettes competed with Warren County for third place in the district. The first quarter was close, but Sparta pulled away and won big. The Warriorettes won the tip and were …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:14 AM, Feb 26, 2021

Black History Month gives Americans an opportunity to highlight the contributions African-American men and women have made to today’s society. It’s founder, Dr. Carter Woodson said …
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Poetry

Gene Hodge  7:24 AM, Feb 25, 2021

I will live! Brought out into the light. Kicked the night in its dark face. Embraced hope like a mother’s love. Alive . . . breathing, smiling, laughing. Happy as …
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OBITUARIES
Claudie Mooneyham
Claudie Mooneyham, 75, of Spencer, passed away Feb. 22, 2021. He attended Mooneyham Free Will Baptist Church.  Mr. Mooneyham …
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Colin Kelly Martin
Colin Kelly Martin, 76, of Rock Island, passed from this life, on Feb. 21, 2021, at Signature Health Care, in Monteagle. Mr. Martin …
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Emogene Simmons Hodges
Beloved mother and grandmother, Emogene Simmons Hodges, 93, was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Van Buren County, and passed away  Feb. …
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Roberta Jean Keathley Strickland
Roberta Jean Keathley Strickland, 87, was led through Heaven's Gate by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Feb. 11, 2021, from her …
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Richard Dean Golden
Richard Dean Golden, 64, of Bloomington Springs, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, in Cookeville. Mr. Golden was born on May 20, 1956, in …
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SPORTS
Warriors are victorious, Warriorettes defeated
In District Tournament action this past week, the Warriorettes traveled to Stone Memorial to face the Lady Panthers for the second …
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Benningfield will travel to Russia as Special Olympics coach in February 2022
Nancy Benningfield, a career development teacher in the Comprehensive Development Class at White County High School, has been selected …
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District tournament action
GIRLS DISTRICT: The Warriorettes (6-2) finished 3rd in a three-way for first place, with Cookeville finishing first and Stone …
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Warriors/Warriorettes get big wins over Stone
 The Warriorettes came looking for vengeance, on Feb. 12, and got it. Sparta won the tip but missed the first shot of the game. …
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FAITH

The Bible - what is man’s response

 I was talking to a man a few weeks ago. I asked him do you read and study the BIBLE? Then I asked him if he went to worship with the church. He answered both questions NO. Then I asked him what …

EDUCATION
Hawkins is new site director for Motlow’s Sparta campus
 Danyelle Hawkins took over as Motlow State Community College’s Sparta campus’s site director, in November 2020, and …
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Doyle Elementary students spotlighted at board meeting
Doyle Elementary School hosted the February meeting of the White County School Board and, as host, had the opportunity to shine a …
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School board receives update about COVID situation
During the February meeting of the White County School Board, members heard updates about new legislation coming from the Tennessee …
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TN awarded nearly $7 million in grants for Computer Science Pathways and STEM education
(Feb. 11, 2021) -Today, the Tennessee Department of Education announced nearly $7 million in grants has been awarded to Tennessee to …
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Donations to White County Public Library: July-December
 Books in Memory: Mike Adcock, Dinosaur Farm, given by Bob & Annette Winters Barbara Hudson Baker, Creepy Cute Crochet: …
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OPINION

Know your friends from your enemies

Such a busy time this last week! I have been meaning to write up this list for some time now, and there has always been something else that seemed more important. Not today! So here we go! As we …