News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  2:46 PM, Jul 20, 2024

  (Issued July 20, 2024 @ 12:30 p.m.) - On July 19, at approximately 7:47 p.m. while on patrol in Putnam County on I-40, mile marker 285, near the Burgess Falls exit, Tennessee Highway …
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Election

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:29 AM, Jul 19, 2024

CoID County Date Day Total Republican Democratic 0 Statewide 7/12/24 32073 21042 9895 0 Statewide 7/13/24 …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:20 AM, Jul 19, 2024

WHITE COUNTY SR-111 resurfacing from Van Buren County Line (LM 0) to near Shady Oak Rd (LM 4.2): The contractor will have crews on site fog sealing shoulders on SR-111 from LM 0.00 - 4.20 starting …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:14 AM, Jul 19, 2024

(July 18, 2024) - Tennessee continues to experience record-low unemployment, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The rate for June came in at 3%, …
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Obituaries

12:06 PM, Jul 18, 2024

Herman "Vic" Eller, 81, of Sparta, passed away July 17, 2024, at his residence. Vic was born Sept. 3, 1942, in Sparta, to Herman Eller and Juanita Kirby Eller. Vic loved his church family …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  8:58 AM, Jul 18, 2024

So much is going on, I debated with myself whether to return to my ongoing series about the history of Palestine this week. I decided to do so, for two reasons. One, whether we’re looking at …
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Letter

8:55 AM, Jul 18, 2024

 Dear Editor/SpartaLive, I support Mayor Jerry Lowery and feel he has been excellent as Sparta’s mayor. I voted for Jerry in every election I could for as long as I can remember. I do …
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Business Spotlight

Rachel Auberger  8:51 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Nestled in the heart of Sparta, Mountain Sno and Salads to Go has grown from a humble shaved ice shack to a beloved local spot offering a variety of treats year-round. Originally opening their …
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Agriculture

Scott Swoape, U.T. Extension White County  8:36 AM, Jul 18, 2024

 Jennifer, at the office, suggested that I should write an article on the drought and its effect on everyone, not just the farmers.  As I considered her suggestion, my thoughts reflected …
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FFA

By Addie King, FFA Chapter Reporter  8:20 AM, Jul 18, 2024

On July 11, the White County FFA chapter teamed up with the Young Farmers and Ranchers and Farm Bureau organizations to host their annual Beef Backers event. With July being Beef Month in the …
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Obituaries

8:15 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Mary June Brown Mitchell, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 12, 2024, at her residence surrounded by her family. June was born April 20, 1944, in Sparta, to Willie Henry and Leoma Donelson Brown. …
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Event

Kim Swindell Wood  8:13 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Sparta will be hosting an amazing line-up of talent during “The Sound of Small Town America,” on July 27, at Sparta Amphitheater, beginning at 7 p.m. David England, whose musical …
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Obituaries

8:12 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Emily Rose McGuire, 79, passed away July 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family, at her home in Spencer. She was born July 21, 1944, in Glenn Robbins, Ohio, to Clifford Arthur and Helen Rose …
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Obituaries

8:07 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Juanita Mason Moore, 92, of Quebeck, passed away peacefully at her residence, on July 9, 2024. Juanita was born Marc 14, 1932, in the Eaton Community of White County, to Elbert Lee “Big …
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Obituaries

7:58 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Daniel Arthur Rayner, 64, passed away July 8, 2024, in White County. He was born July 21, 1959, in Gary, Indiana, to Arthur and Patricia Rayner. He was preceded in death by his parents. …
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Obituaries

7:52 AM, Jul 18, 2024

James John “JJ” Fox, 40, of Sparta, Tennessee passed from this life July 11, 2024, at his home. James was born on Aug. 1, 1983, in Sparta, to Mike Fox and Paula Bohannon Stanfill. …
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Contest

7:47 AM, Jul 18, 2024

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Sports

Scott Wilson, Crossville Chronicle  7:37 AM, Jul 18, 2024

Several of the top girls’ high school soccer programs in central Tennessee will be participating in the Crossville Chronicle 1886 Soccer Classic Aug. 3 at the Duer Soccer Complex. The …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:35 AM, Jul 18, 2024

In a bid to combat the alarming rate of speeding-related fatalities on the roads, Sparta Police Department, in collaboration with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, has initiated a Speed …
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Business

7:31 AM, Jul 18, 2024

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News

Jerry Lowery  7:29 AM, Jul 18, 2024

The recent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump has cast a harsh light on the current state of political discourse in our country. It serves as a poignant reminder that the …
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Real Estate

2:08 PM, Jul 17, 2024

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:33 AM, Jul 12, 2024

(July 11, 2024) - Save the date and save! The State of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday weekend will take place Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.  During this holiday, …
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Health

Jennifer Tatum-Cranford  8:08 AM, Jul 12, 2024

As July unfolds, it marks a significant observance within the medical community: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. For pharmacists like me, this month serves as a poignant reminder of the …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  3:13 AM, Jul 12, 2024

At the request of 13th Judicial District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI special agents continue to investigate the circumstances of a deadly shooting the afternoon of Thursday, July 11, 2024, …
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News

Kim Swindell Wood  5:33 PM, Jul 11, 2024

Law enforcement personnel are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting incident on Crossville Highway, in White County. It was confirmed by the TBI that they have investigators on she scene. …
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Business

12:40 PM, Jul 11, 2024

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OBITUARIES
Mary Helen Dickerson Farris
Mary Helen Dickerson Frazier, better known as Helen, age 89, of Sparta, passed away June 26, 2024, at her residence.  Helen …
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James Washington Allen
James Washington Allen, 89, passed away June 13, 2024, in his home, in Sparta. He was born in a two-room cabin, in Jackson County, …
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Margaret “Peggy” Collins Grodzki
Margaret “Peggy” Collins Grodzki, of Whiting, New Jersey, entered eternal rest, on June 5, 2024, at Ocean Medical …
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Walter A. “Doc” Roberts
Walter A. “Doc” Roberts, 84, passed away June 21, 2024, at his home, in Quebeck, surrounded by his loved ones. He was …
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Tonya Roxanne Johnson Maynard
Tonya Roxanne Johnson Maynard, affectionately known to family and friends as “Rocky,” age 58, of Algood and a native of …
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SPORTS
TTU Sports Hall of Fame member Bobby Young passes away at 83
A 2017 inductee into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame, former Golden Eagle men's basketball star Bobby Young passed away June 27 …
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White County Youth Sports
This season we have right at 600, 3-12 year olds playing baseball/softball on four fields. We have 110 coaches. Rain really hurt us, …
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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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FAITH

The day of decision is here

In today’s time, many choices must be made.  The choice of going to church or not.  The choice of attending an entertainment church or attending a biblical-based church.  The …

EDUCATION
Motlow State co-hosts FAFSA Clinics
tnAchieves, in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission/Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (THEC/TSAC), is …
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Threat of mass violence on school property increases to Class E felony
As enacted, effective July 1, 2024, increases the penalty for the offense of threatening to commit an act of mass violence on school …
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FAFSA clinics statewide ahead of Aug. 1 deadline
tnAchieves, in partnership with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission/Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (THEC/TSAC), is …
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TTU professor, veteran firefighter leads first responder mental health research and advocacy
Across the country, more than one million career and volunteer firefighters offer themselves in service to their …
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Caleb Bailey named to Rhodes College's spring 2024 Dean's List
(June 26, 2024) - Caleb Bailey, of Sparta, was named to Rhodes College's spring 2024 Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, a …
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OPINION

Supreme Court declares Trump king

 At this rate, I may never get that historical overview of Palestine finished. Three or four weeks ago, I interrupted it to comment on Trump’s 34 guilty verdicts (and how richly deserved …