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8:44 AM, Jun 21, 2024

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8:23 AM, Jun 21, 2024

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11:12 AM, Jun 20, 2024

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Obituaries

11:06 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Mary Magdalene Smith Drake Beckwith was born on April 4, 1935, to Bena and Rena Smith, in Frozen Creek, Kentucky. She moved north to find work, in Michigan, at age 18, where she met Ross Burton …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:37 AM, Jun 20, 2024

  (June 18, 2024) - Tennessee revenues for May totaled more than the state collected in May 2022 but less than the budgeted estimates. Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim …
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Law enforcement

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:35 AM, Jun 20, 2024

  On June 18, Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry welcomed the newest graduating classes of Tennessee …
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Business

8:30 AM, Jun 20, 2024

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Memories

Jerry Lowery  7:58 AM, Jun 20, 2024

What a week it has been for downtown Sparta, Tennessee. The entire town seemed captivated by the demolition of the historic Sparta Hardware building, a place many have visited and where most in our …
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Education

7:51 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Gabriel Wiles, son of Christopher and Ashley Wiles and homeschooled junior in Sparta, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 in April 2024. The ACT consists of tests in English, …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  7:16 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Tennessee Department of Education recently released the statewide results for the English Language Arts portion of the spring 2024 TCAP tests as they relate to third and fourth graders across the …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:12 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Highland Cemetery, which sits within Sparta’s city limits on a hill just outside of the center of the town, has been in use since 1908. The Highland Cemetery Trust Corporation’s board of …
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Video

9:20 AM, Jun 19, 2024

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Obituaries

9:01 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Funeral service for Flossie Marie Massa, 93, of Sparta, will be 2 p.m., June 21,2024, at Whitson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Boiling Springs Cemetery.  Visitation with the family …
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Obituaries

8:52 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Joyce Brown, 76, of Sparta, passed away June 11, 2024, at her residence. Joyce was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Sparta, to James William Briggs and Lyda Hayes Martin Briggs. Joyce Brown was a …
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Obituaries

8:51 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Anna Sue Jolly Sparkman was born Oct. 6, 1935, to Earl and Kathleen Bilbrey Jolly.  Sue passed away June 15, 2024.  She was one of 13 children and grew up in the Findlay community. She …
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Obituaries

8:48 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Gary Conrad Copeland, 77, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2024, in the emergency room of Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta. Gary was born April 12, 1947, in the Yankeetown community of …
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Obituaries

8:46 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Mary Loretta Dodson Bassett, 62, of Hillsboro and a native of Sparta/White County, passed away June 15, 2024, at her residence. Mary was born March 25, 1962, in Sparta, to William and Reba …
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Obituaries

8:43 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Lon Morgan Lowery, 91 of Chapin, South Carolina, a native of Sparta/White County, passed away June 13, 2024, at his residence. Lon was born Aug. 1, 1932, in Walling, to Edna Knowles Lowery and …
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Obituaries

8:38 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Donna Mae Griffin, 56, of Cookeville, passed away June 9, 2024, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Donna was born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1968, in High Point, North Carolina, …
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Obituaries

8:31 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Darryl Edward Frasier, 64, passed away May 16, 2024, at home, in Cookeville. Darryl was born on Jan. 28, 1960, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to Samuel and Barbara Frasier. He was preceded in …
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Video

6:03 AM, Jun 19, 2024

Watch video with White County School Board members and Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger as they conduct business.
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Contest

8:10 AM, Jun 18, 2024

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OBITUARIES
Jeanne Roberts Kirby
Jeanne Roberts Kirby, 88, of Sparta, passed away June 15, 2024, at her residence, in Sparta. Funeral service will be noon, June 19, …
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Elizabeth "Betty" Goff
Elizabeth "Betty" Goff, 88, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2024, at Life Care Center of Sparta.  Betty (AKA "Nanny") was born …
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Hannah “Ann” Gay Choate
Hannah “Ann” Gay Choate, 90, of Smyrna, formerly of Sparta, passed away June 4, 2024, at her residence. Mrs. Choate was …
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Gerald Douglas Usrey
Gerald Douglas Usrey, 72, of Sparta, passed away on May 12, 2024. Gerald was born April 26, 1952, in Sparta, to Enoch Usrey and …
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James Phillip Hill
James Phillip Hill, known to many as Phil, 85, of Sparta and Chesnee, South Carolina, passed away June 7, 2024, at Cookeville Regional …
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SPORTS
Sports photos
Do you have photos of your kiddos playing spring/summer sports? Would you like to share them? Please send photos to kim@spartalive.com …
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Golf team is state bound
After a two-hour rain delay, on May 6, the White County Middle School girls’ golf team took to the greens in the sectional …
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Softball district honors
The White County High School softball team finished their season short of a district title, however, their hard work all season did …
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WCMS softball finishes season 9-1 in district play
After dropping the first game of the week to Livingston, the White County Middle School softball team finished the regular season on a …
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WCHS soccer loses fourth straight game
The White County High School Warriors continued their losing streak on Tuesday, April 16 when they lost to the Cumberland County Jets. …
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FAITH

The doctrine of repentance-Part III

For review, without repentance, a person cannot have a relationship with God leaving that person separated in the present but also for eternity.  Those who do not repent of sin will face Hell as …

EDUCATION
2023-24 TCAP results
(June 13, 2024) - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released statewide average 3rd grade and 4th grade results for the ELA …
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STEM students welcomed for summer internship program at USACE
(June 11, 2024) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District kicked off its summer internship program in June 2024, hosting a …
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Woodland Park provides sensory room for students
Woodland Park Elementary recently unveiled a new sensory room for students. A sensory room offers a therapeutic and supportive …
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Taylor graduates from Northwest Mississippi Community College
(June 4, 2024) - Northwest Mississippi Community College officials announced graduates have been awarded degrees and certificates for …
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Concerns are expressed about girls’ basketball traveling to California
White County School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting, on May 9, at which time they gave accolades to a couple of …
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OPINION

A history of Israel and Palestine, Part 3

Two weeks ago, we had reached the 10th century BCE and established the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and the cities of Philistia. That was the southern Levant. After the Bronze Age Collapse of around …