Obituaries

3:08 AM, Sep 28, 2022

Alex Lee Vance, 40, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 26, 2022, at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1981, in Sparta, the son of Gayle Vance and Wanda Lawson Vance. Graveside service will be 2 p.m., …
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Obituaries

3:07 AM, Sep 28, 2022

David Daniel Parks, 59, of Sparta, passed Sept. 23, 2022, at his residence. David was born Nov. 18, 1962, in Rifle Range, Florida. He was the former owner and operator of the Rock and Stone Yard …
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Obituaries

3:04 AM, Sep 28, 2022

Doris Nell Phifer Matthews, 92, of Sparta, passed Sept. 25, 2022, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Mrs. Matthews was born May 19, 1930, in Sparta, to Charlie Lavender Phifer and Rosa Pearl Stewart …
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Obituaries

3:02 AM, Sep 28, 2022

Harold Eugene Hickey, 79, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2022, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Sparta. He was the son of Jim Hickey and Margarette Louise Milligan Hickey Guy …
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Obituaries

2:58 AM, Sep 28, 2022

L.C. Miller, 91, passed away Aug. 22, 2022. He was one of 15 children born to Cleo and Loyd Miller. He was born on Nov. 9, 1930. L.C. was raised in LaFollette, Tennessee.  He served in the …
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Obituaries

2:55 AM, Sep 28, 2022

Billie Roberts, 61, passed from this earth Aug. 31, 2022, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville. Billie was born July 6, 1961, in Crossville, the second son and fourth child of Elanze Austin …
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Obituaries

2:53 AM, Sep 28, 2022

We mourn the passing of the sweetest most generous couple - Paul and Eva Roberts. Paul had grew up in Cookeville, while Eva was from originally Crossville and moved to Cookeville. They met in …
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Obituaries

2:50 AM, Sep 28, 2022

Peggy J. Shell, lately of Sparta, Tennessee, was born Dec. 11, 1944, and died Sept. 6, 2022, at the age of 78. In her lifetime, she ran a successful cleaning service, first in Florida and then in …
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Event

5:22 PM, Sep 27, 2022

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9:51 AM, Sep 27, 2022

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Event

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:10 AM, Sep 27, 2022

Food box giveaway, Sunday, Oct. 2 Christian Life 1st Assembly of God 117 N. Spring St., Sparta Come to the 11 a.m. service, and be first in line. For more information go to their Facebook …
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Obituaries

4:51 AM, Sep 26, 2022

Funeral service was 1 p.m., …
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Obituaries

4:39 AM, Sep 26, 2022

It was a beautiful sunny day, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, when Katherine Raper Smith Cooley entered into Heaven's pearly gates. No doubt she was met by her 12 loving siblings, Lankford, Lee, Fate, …
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Health

Jennifer Tatum-Cranford  3:17 AM, Sep 26, 2022

 Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular, rapid heart rhythm or arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots. A- fib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart related …
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Faith

Steve Qualls  3:15 AM, Sep 26, 2022

There’s a contrasting difference in the fat and lean times for us. Life is easy in the fat years, people beg in the lean years. They steal, lie, and starve in the lean times, and people get …
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Faith

Caleb Andrews  3:13 AM, Sep 26, 2022

Being a Christian in any period of time, especially today, requires stability and an element of being sold out to God in every capacity.  Any person that bounces back and forth between two …
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Obituaries

3:13 AM, Sep 26, 2022

Evalie Breeding, 99, departed this life, on Sept. 20, 2022, at Life Care of Sparta Assisting Living. Evalie was a native of Smyrna. She was a late Christmas present born Dec., 26, 1922. Her …
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Emergency Services

Rachel Auberger  3:11 AM, Sep 26, 2022

With sunny skies and warm weather, the 2022 Annual Shady Brady Memorial Ride saw 64 riders meet up at Sparta Fire Station, on Sept. 17, as they rode in honor of the fallen firefighters across the …
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Sports

Rachel Auberger  1:37 PM, Sep 25, 2022

Thirteen out of 14 runners set a new personal record on a two-mile course, on Sept. 9, but it was Emma Nash who was the standout star for White County Middle School Cross-Country in the Voyles …
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Sports

Rachel Auberger  1:30 PM, Sep 25, 2022

The varsity cross-country team traveled to Stone Memorial for a meet against teams in the Upper Cumberland.  Gabriel Wiles finished with a sixth place finish with a time of 20:20, while …
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Sports

3:19 PM, Sep 24, 2022

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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  2:50 PM, Sep 24, 2022

Sparta, come out and come loud. These boys need everyone to come cheer them on as they take on the Fentress County Crush. For those of you who can't make it, 103.9 WDEB will be having a live …
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Sports

Jamie McCormack  6:03 AM, Sep 24, 2022

Mt. Juliet is a traditional powerhouse in Tennessee high school football. They have facilities that would rival some small colleges. Their current team has several division one football recruits. …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  5:49 AM, Sep 24, 2022

 A few more words about fear. Every year, I share with honors freshmen an excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1837 essay “The American Scholar.” It lays out the civic …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:45 AM, Sep 24, 2022

Administrative Office Technology. Kobe Cormier, Jennifer Dannel, Kayla Gray, Aimee Gonzalez, Stephanie Mittenzwey, Madison Peek, Alex Slaven, Heather Spray, Zoe Wall Automotive Technology. Tristan …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  5:38 AM, Sep 24, 2022

6th grade Students of the Week: Cian Moore, Caleb Moore, Colt Young Quotes from teachers: Cian Moore. We are so thankful to have Cian on our team! He is smart, kind, and is always eager to …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  5:11 AM, Sep 24, 2022

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OBITUARIES
Foster Wyite Nelson
Foster Wyite Nelson, 55, left this world, on Sept. 19, 2022. He was a 1986 graduate of White County High School. He loved working …
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Sgt. First Class Dana Edward Mitchell
Sgt. First Class Dana Edward Mitchell, U.S. Army (retired), passed from this life, on Sept. 17, 2022. He was a beloved husband, …
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Rosalie Reagan Phillips
Rosalie Reagan Bowman Phillips, 74, of Clarkrange, departed for her eternal life, on Sept. 9, 2022 at her daughter's home. She was …
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Aline Reedy Strode Wood
Aline Reedy Strode Wood, 99, passed away peacefully, on Sept. 16, 2022, at her home. She was surrounded by her family as she …
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Bobby Duke Westmoreland
Bobby Duke Westmoreland, 74, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 15, 2022, at his residence. Bobby was born June 8, 1948, in Celina, to …
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SPORTS
White County High School soccer grabs 2 wins in 2 nights
From Courtney King Ferris: “Unstoppable. These girls are unstoppable. Two nights, two games, two wins. Tonight, we shut out …
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Maroon and Gray Show
Welcome everyone to the 4th edition of the Maroon and Gray Saturday show! Today we have Logan Hicks, the head Volleyball Coach at …
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White County Middle School Warriors crush Prescott 54-6
The scoreboard at the end of Prescott’s Homecoming game against the Warriors of White County incorrectly read 57-6.  The …
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Junior varsity, freshmen teams battle Cookeville
 The varsity teams from Cookeville and Sparta put on a show, on Sept. 9, in an epic battle that saw many records broken. On Sept. …
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FAITH

Do not return to the world

When a person gives their heart and life to God as a Christian they have no reason to go back to the world (the sinful nature).  The sinful nature of mankind is at war with the spirit of every …

EDUCATION
Rob Adcock plans to become a licensed electrician
Rob Adcock will graduate in May 2023, and the White County High School senior has already planned his future and set himself on a path …
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Tennessee Tech waives application fee for September
Tennessee Tech University has made it easier than ever to submit an application for next fall by waiving application fees for the …
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Motlow meet-and-greet for new director at Sparta site
Motlow State invites everyone to join them for a meet-and-greet to introduce Thomas Turner, director-Motlow State White County/Sparta …
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WCMS Students of the Week
6th grade Students of the Week Taylor Hensley, Raylee Hyder, Mason Medley Quotes from teachers: Taylor Hensley. Taylor is a …
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SNHU announces summer 2022 President's List
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the …
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OPINION

My home is my castle

 There has been an amazing amount written both for and against the legal maneuvering over the Mar-A-Lago raid. It seems to me that the relevant facts have been exposed for the public to see, at …