News

Kim Swindell Wood  1:35 PM, Jun 18, 2021

What happens when you celebrate a total of 56 years working for the hospital, in Sparta? Well, Bettie Ann Frasier Davis found out the answer to this question today when she was surprised by …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:28 PM, Jun 18, 2021

White County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021, at the courthouse, on the third floor. Matters to be discussed include the budget for the 2022 fiscal year. At 5:30 …
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Faith

Steve Playl  7:21 AM, Jun 18, 2021

In my last column, I wrote about some of the sad experiences of Memorial Day for our family. I also pointed out that our brother-in-law, who had passed away on Memorial Day, had left a life of …
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Faith

Topher Wiles  7:18 AM, Jun 18, 2021

 They may be in your car, in your piggy bank, or even in your pocket right now.  They are of immense value, more than you would ever think, and they may be near you without you ever knowing …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  7:16 AM, Jun 18, 2021

 Part I of my comments on the above-noted subject matter dealt with the importance of revisiting our past and the treasure trove of memories that we the people need to reflect on in search of …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  7:14 AM, Jun 18, 2021

 I’ve been talking the last couple of times about “Lost Cause Ideology” and the fact that so many 21st Century Americans don’t want to admit the Civil War was fought over …
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News

Kim Swindell Wood  7:12 AM, Jun 18, 2021

Through their Project Hometown Help, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas recently donated $1,000 to Sparta-White County YMCA. Middle Tennessee Natural Gas offers a voluntary program designed to improve …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:06 AM, Jun 18, 2021

Make plans to attend Sparta Green Market, 4-7 p.m., June 18, 2021, in Metcalf Park, under the pavilion, in downtown Sparta. Local vendors will have fresh produce, meats, and jams, as well as crafts …
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Feature

Kim Swindell Wood  7:04 AM, Jun 18, 2021

 Memories linger in the hearts of those who have embraced a childhood that was spent with loving parents and grandparents. For one Sparta woman, her grandfather was the true foundation of her …
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News

Rachel Auberger  6:56 AM, Jun 18, 2021

 A project that has been in the works for half a decade has finally reached the stage where production will begin, and, to celebrate that, the Rotary Club of Sparta recently presented the City …
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News

Rachel Auberger  6:53 AM, Jun 18, 2021

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is going to play host to an air event in October, and, according to airport manager Dean Selby, it will include some great incentives to bring the public out to the …
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Sports

Kim Swindell Wood  6:52 AM, Jun 18, 2021

 Five White County students recently attended a National Archery in Schools Program annual open/championships and showed off their skills with some impressive scores. According to Mickey …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  1:47 PM, Jun 17, 2021

 
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Obituaries

1:38 PM, Jun 17, 2021

Mary Alma Hollingsworth Cole, 81, of Sparta, passed away June 16, 2021, in Cookeville. Mrs. Cole was born May 5, 1940, in Sparta, to Claude Eston and Mary Emma Hollingsworth. She was a member …
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Tourism

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:55 AM, Jun 17, 2021

Check out what's happening around the state for some post-pandemic fun and entertainment.
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News

8:04 AM, Jun 17, 2021

 (June 17, 2021) – National Healthcare Corporation (NYSE American: NHC), a national leader in senior care, acquired the remaining interest in hospice and palliative care provider Caris …
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Political

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:58 AM, Jun 17, 2021

(June 16, 2021) - Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) has announced the schedule for her Town Hall Listening Meetings in District 16. In her monthly meetings, Bowling offers assistance with state …
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Obituaries

7:25 AM, Jun 16, 2021

Janet Lynn Boatman Ashford, 60, of Smithville, passed away June 13, 2021, at her residence.  Mrs. Ashford was born Nov. 14, 1960, to Larry Austin and Emma Elaine Tipton Boatman.  She …
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Obituaries

7:23 AM, Jun 16, 2021

Bonnie Castina Chacon, 69, of the Johnson's Chapel community of DeKalb County, while at Tristar Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville, on June 16, 2021, went home to be with the Lord. She was …
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Obituaries

7:20 AM, Jun 16, 2021

A beloved daughter, mother, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend, Logan Jade Bohannon, left this world too soon, on June 13, 2021. Jade was born Dec. 6, 1995, in Livingston. She was …
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OBITUARIES
Noah Glenn Ward
Noah Glenn Ward, known by friends as Glenn, 75, of Sparta, passed away June 14, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mr. …
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Robert Ossian Rohlander
It is with great sorrow that his family announces the passing of Robert Ossian Rohlander, age 91. He was at home surrounded by family …
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Dang Thi "Ms. Lee" Farris
Dang Thi Farris, better known to her friends and family as Ms. Lee, passed, away June 13, 2021, at her residence. Ms. Lee was born …
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Murel Dean Allen
Murel Dean Allen, 82, of Sparta, passed away June 7, 2021, in Cookeville. Mr. Allen was born May 1, 1939, in Whitwell, to William …
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Richard Carl Peters
Richard Carl Peters was born July 1, 1939, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, to Helen and James Peters, and passed away June 10, 2021. He …
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SPORTS
TTU football scheduled to play first home game Sept. 11
As the Tennessee Tech football team opens up its home portion of the 2021 schedule on Saturday, Sept. 11, against Furman, it will also …
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Addison Frazier signs to play ball with Roane State
Addison Frazier, a senior player on the White County High School Warriorette basketball team, has signed with Roane State to continue …
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4-H Trap Team participates in State 4-H Shotgun Jamboree
White County was proudly represented at the Nashville Gun Club, on May 1, 2021, by the 4-H Trap Team, The White County Woodsmen. This …
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WCHS softball team two games away from state tournament
In their bid to keep their season going and make a run at having a place in the state tournament, the White County High School …
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White County High School softball headed to regionals
The White County High School Warriorettes’ softball team spent last week battling their way back from a first-round loss in the …
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FAITH

Total submersion is complete victory

In the Old Testament book of 2nd Kings chapter 5, a Syrian army commander named Namaan was stricken with leprosy. The disease was incurable and caused the person to be outcast, have painful sores on …

EDUCATION
Cantrell and Vickers graduate from Maryville College
 Two students from White County have completed requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Maryville College in Maryville, …
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Vickers makes Dean’s List at Maryville College
 A White County student has made the Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester at Maryville College. Consideration for …
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UT Martin names students to Chancellor’s Honor Roll
 The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with …
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Rhett Robinson signs with Georgia military college
Rhett Robinson, a recently graduated alum of White County High School’s Class of 2021, has signed a letter of intent to attend …
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White, Van Buren counties receive education grants
White County and Van Buren County school systems have received grants that will be used to support Career and Technical …
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OPINION

What is Lost Cause Ideology?”

Last week, I talked about the fact that, in popular memory in the South, the Civil War was not “really” about slavery – even though the documents from the time show that pretty much …