Tourism

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:30 AM, Oct 22, 2021

Tennessee State Parks is hosting a job fair on Friday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Nov. 5 for a variety of positions at the new Lodge Fall Creek Falls, which is nearing completion. The event will be at the …
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Business

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:15 AM, Oct 22, 2021

Averitt Express recently honored associate Bruce Whittaker of Sparta for 40 years of service.  He is one of the more than 1,300 active Averitt associates who are members of the …
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Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  10:00 AM, Oct 22, 2021

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2021-22 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 30-31. Youth ages 6-16 may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, or …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:45 AM, Oct 22, 2021

Tennessee suicide rates and raw numbers held steady in 2020, according to the latest data from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Vital Statistics.   The Office of Vital …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:30 AM, Oct 22, 2021

(October 21, 2021) -  New data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows Tennessee’s economy continued to rebound in September as unemployment dropped for the …
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Event

8:51 AM, Oct 22, 2021

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:36 AM, Oct 22, 2021

(October 21, 2021) - A complete list of lane closure activity due to construction or maintenance operation on state-owned roads within the 24 middle and east Tennessee counties of TDOT Region …
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News

Kim Swindell Wood  6:32 AM, Oct 22, 2021

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Correction launched “Operation Blackout,” an annual statewide operation to ensure sex offenders on TDOC’s caseload are complying with …
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News

Rachel Auberger  2:15 PM, Oct 21, 2021

Postponed due to COVID-19, and not having been run at all in 2020, the Shady Brady Fallen Firefighter Ride saw several motorcyclists line up, on Oct. 16, 2021, in support of a fund that provides …
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News

Rachel Auberger  1:55 PM, Oct 21, 2021

 On Oct. 14, the west Sparta electric substation got a delivery that had been 11 months in the works. The new transformer, which will be shared by Sparta Electric System and Caney Fork Electric …
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Feature

Rachel Auberger  9:15 AM, Oct 21, 2021

Do it scared anyways. That’s what Lauren Simmons tells the girls in her Girl Scout Troop all the time. Fear is normal, but it is something that can be managed and that you can overcome. …
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News

Rachel Auberger  8:47 AM, Oct 21, 2021

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is gearing up for their first Air Fair to be held Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 in which they hope to entertain the public, while bringing a sense of community awareness …
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Science

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:19 AM, Oct 21, 2021

Nuclear Science may seem like a head-scratching subject involving electrons, neutrons, and cooling chambers. You don't have to have an Ivy League degree to understand how we make low-cost, …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:15 AM, Oct 21, 2021

 White County Middle School football had a fantastic season. Check out the video and watch some of their greatest moments in the 2021 season.
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:09 AM, Oct 21, 2021

  (October 20, 2021) - The Tennessee Department of Education announced the subcommittee members of the Teacher Advisory Subcommittee, Principal Advisory Subcommittee, School System Personnel …
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Obituaries

6:46 AM, Oct 20, 2021

Christopher Leon Heady, 62, of Sparta, better known as “Chris” to family and friends, passed away Oct. 15, 2021, at his residence. Chris was born Dec. 23, 1958, in Cookeville. He …
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Obituaries

6:43 AM, Oct 20, 2021

Dean “Coach” Fisher earned his biggest victory yet when he left this life and joined his parents and sisters in Heaven, on Oct. 12, 2021.      Dean was born Dec. 3, …
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VIDEO ATTACHED

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:19 PM, Oct 19, 2021

A UPS driver who has served with the company almost three decades was honored with a parade of trucks this morning as they circled by his home, in downtown Sparta. Tim Brock was recently diagnosed …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:20 AM, Oct 19, 2021

 A two-day undercover operation by Special Agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit, Murfreesboro Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, Office of the 16th District Attorney …
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Law enforcement

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:47 AM, Oct 19, 2021

Please vote for our K-9 unit once per day between October 19th and October 26th. These funds will help us move forward with many types of equipment. We could really use your help. The link to vote is at the bottom of this message and in the comments. You may vote once per email account in a 24 hour period.
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OBITUARIES
James Ernest “Rabbit” Simmons
James Ernest "Rabbit" Simmons, 91, of Spencer, passed from this life Oct. 16, 2021, at his home in Spencer. Mr. Simmons was born …
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Thomas Richard Coley III
Thomas Richard Coley III, 52, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 10, 2021, at his home. He was born March 1, 1969, at Fort Campbell, …
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Ethan Wayne Bruce
Ethan Wayne Bruce, 31, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 11, 2021, at Saint Thomas-West Hospital, in Nashville. He was born May 25, 1990 …
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Bessie Louise Selby
Bessie Louise Selby, 74, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 12, 2021, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro. She was born …
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Lisa Ann Staggs
Lisa Ann Staggs, 55, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 12, 2021, at Saint Thomas-West Hospital, in Nashville. She was born Aug. 22, 1966, …
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SPORTS
Malaki Dowell shines as Warriors fall to Hillsboro
The White County High School Warriors traveled to Music City to take on the Hillsboro Burros in a region football matchup, on Oct. …
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Warriors fall short in a Warrior-Wildcat shootout
The Sparta Warriors hosted the Wildcats from Wilson Central, on Oct. 1, 2021, in a big region matchup that had both teams hoping to …
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Cross country team still strong
 White County High School’s Cross Country team participated in two meets to put up a strong showing in the final week of …
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FAITH

One good turn deserves another: kindness

 You may not recognize the name, but Ben Talley’s column appears in the Sunday edition of the Bristol Herald Courier every week. Ben was an elementary school teacher on the Virginia side …

EDUCATION
DAR celebrates Constitution Week in White County
Members of the Rock House Chapter DAR visited area schools and the courthouse obtaining proclamations for Constitution Week, which was …
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Motlow Sparta to host first Fall Fundraiser, benefits students
Motlow Sparta’s Advisory Board is hosting its first-ever Fall Fundraiser to raise money that will benefit the many students who …
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White County needs 27 additional TN Promise mentors
With the December 3 deadline less than two months away, tnAchieves needs an additional 5,900 volunteer mentors across the state …
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Next College Town Weekends events series features concerts, movies, and much more
 Tennessee Tech is set to promote its next College Town Weekend, with events starting Thursday, Oct. 14. College Town Weekends …
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Gov. Lee calls for review of state education funding formula
(Oct. 8, 2021) -  Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn have invited Tennesseans to participate in …
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OPINION

Witch hunts in America

It’s October, and many of us have Halloween on our minds. When I drive around town, I seem to see toy ghosts and witches in every yard. Many of us also have our minds on politics, which …