Obituaries

9:00 AM, May 7, 2021

Jeremy Garland Holtzclaw, 40, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2021, at his residence. Jeremy was born Aug. 11, 1980, in Muncie, Indiana, to John Garland Holtzclaw and Julie Ann Hunter …
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Obituaries

8:57 AM, May 7, 2021

Manuel Lewis Copeland, 75, of the Hickory Valley community of White County, passed away, May 4, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Copeland was born Aug. 6, 1945, in White County, to Charlie Clarence …
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Obituaries

8:55 AM, May 7, 2021

Shirley Claudette Winstead Ayala, 75, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2021. Mrs. Ayala was born Sept. 26, 1945, in Sparta, to Claude Potter Winstead and Beatrice Humphrey Winstead. She was a …
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Obituaries

8:25 AM, May 7, 2021

Joseph Paul Tubb, 36, passed away May 3, 2021, following an accident, in Mobile, Alabama. He was born on Jan. 4, 1985, in Nashville, and adopted through Agape, with great joy, by Les and Becky …
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Obituaries

8:24 AM, May 7, 2021

Gloria Watson Pack, 82, of Quebeck, passed away May 4, 2021, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Graveside service will be 11 a.m., May 8, 2021, at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in …
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Obituaries

8:19 AM, May 7, 2021

Richard Landon Sims, 76, of Sparta, Tennessee, United States of America, was born in White County Hospital, on Dec. 7, 1944, and died April 27, 2021, at Leacock Care Center, Orillia, Ontario, …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:30 AM, May 7, 2021

The Tennessee State Review Board will meet to examine proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places at 9 a.m., May 19, 2021. The board is a function of the State Historic …
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News

6:25 AM, May 7, 2021

(May 6, 2021) - An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictments of former Cookeville Fire Captain Marvin Montgomery and current Cookeville Fire Captain …
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News

6:24 AM, May 7, 2021

(May 6, 2021) – For nearly three decades, the Tennessee Aquarium’s world-class living collection has sparked the curiosity and wonder of millions of visiting school children. Even as the …
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Education

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  2:50 PM, May 6, 2021

 tnAchieves students reached a significant milestone in the student success program’s history this Spring. tnAchieves students have now given back more than three million hours of …
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News

Buddy Pearson, TTU director of news  2:46 PM, May 6, 2021

(May 6, 2021) – The State of Tennessee 2021-2022 budget includes more than $64 million for Tennessee Tech’s annual appropriation, along with more than $57 million in capital …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  2:40 PM, May 6, 2021

(May 5, 2021) - A bill designed to increase the number of primary care physicians in Tennessee’s rural communities was approved by the General Assembly today.  Senate Bill 298, sponsored …
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Faith

Topher Wiles  12:50 PM, May 6, 2021

I was born in 1979, and Star Wars played a big part of my childhood.  With Ewoks on my lunchbox and Yoda on my shirt, I was a total Star Wars nerd.  That nerdiness expressed itself a few …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  12:47 PM, May 6, 2021

 PART ONE:  The Communist Party of China (CCP) is no longer hiding the fact that it intends to dominate the world and is economically, financially and militarily positioning itself to wrest …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  12:44 PM, May 6, 2021

 Although there have been labor actions for as long as we’ve been a country, the roots of the modern labor movement as we now know it go back to the 1870s, during the “Gilded …
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News

Rachel Auberger  12:40 PM, May 6, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Health issued a statement last week, in honor of National Infant Immunization Week, urging families to stay on track for routine checkups and vaccinations for their …
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Education

Rachel Auberger  12:29 PM, May 6, 2021

Tennessee schools will not be permitted to teach students both in-person and remotely next school year under a new rule approved by the State Board of Education last month. During a special-called …
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News

Rachel Auberger  12:20 PM, May 6, 2021

May 4 brought a round of strong storms through Middle Tennessee, causing damage across the region, including many areas of White County. “There is a storm patch from Old Smithville Highway …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:15 PM, May 6, 2021

(May 5, 2021) - When agricultural fair season rolls around this year, the Tennessee State Fair will make history by taking place in conjunction with the Wilson County Fair. “In …
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Poetry

Gene Hodge  6:41 AM, May 6, 2021

You are free. Free as the wind, Fresh as a morning and Higher than the sky. No one . . . Nothing owns you But yourself. Live for the step In front of you . . . Moving …
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OBITUARIES
Bob Rice
Bob Rice, 88, of Sparta, passed away May 3, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Rice was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Putnam County, to Dewey …
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Gwendolyn Ann Dycus Johnson
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Ann Dycus Johnson, 82, passed away peacefully at her home, on May 3, 2021, after a long battle with …
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Ulysses Grant Culley Sr.
Ulysses Grant Culley Sr., 94, a fixture of White County sports, passed away May 1, 2021, at his residence. Mr. Culley was born Oct. …
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Nancy Pearl Rice Johnson
Nancy Pearl Rice Johnson, 78, of Sparta, passed away May 1, 2021, at Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation Center, in …
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Thurman Odell Hutson
Thurman Odell Hutson, 72, of Alexandria, passed away April 27, 2021, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville. Mr. Hutson was …
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SPORTS
Warriorette softball team splits final two season games
The White County High School softball team finished regular season play by splitting the final two games, winning their last home game …
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Roberts back in spring training
Sparta’s own Ethan Roberts, who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs organization in 2018, is back in action after a year where minor …
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Golden Eagles finish fourth at 2020-21 OVC Championships
(April 27, 2021) - The Tennessee Tech men's golf team concluded its 2020-21 campaign Tuesday afternoon, polishing off the final round …
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Tennessee Tech softball heads to Bowling Green
After just finishing one trip into the Bluegrass State, the Tennessee Tech softball team will pack up again on April 28 and head …
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FAITH

Thoughts of love

Matthew 5:27-29,31,32 says ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt NOT commit adultery. But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed …

EDUCATION
Comptroller’s office updates education maps with new data
For the seventh year in a row, the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has updated its interactive Mapping Tennessee Education site. …
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Communities in Schools program helps students
Communities in Schools, a nationwide program that works in 2,500 schools across 25 states, has been working in Van Buren County High …
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Head Start registration
LBJ&C Head Start is now taking applications for their Sparta and BonDeCroft locations. Please contact Melony or Phyllis at the …
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Phillips wins essay contest
Congratulations to Northfield Elementary fifth grader Summer Phillips for winning the White County Farm Bureau Women’s …
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Tech celebrates grand openings of largest buildings on campus
It was a big day last week for Tennessee Tech as students, faculty, staff, alumni and special dignitaries helped dedicate and …
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OPINION

Back to basics III

Let’s start this column with the fifth and sixth amendments to the Constitution. Amendment five: No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a …