Monthly Archives: March 2015

Resurrection celebration

Posted on March 30, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

North Sparta Church of God, 335 N. Spring St., in Sparta will host a Resurrection Celebration at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4. Ministry-food-fun-prizes-egg hunt.

Passover commemoration

Posted on March 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

North Sparta Church of God will have a special service – passover commemoration – at 7 p.m., (Maundy Thursday), April 2, at the church 335 N. Spring St., in Sparta.

Senior Center activities

Posted on March 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St., (931) 836-3663

Monday, March 30

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

Noon, Bingo – NHC Homecare

1 p.m., Supper

Tuesday, March 31

9 a.m., NEW art class

9 a.m., Income tax prep

10 a.m., Tai Chi

10 a.m., B.P., NHC Homecare

Wednesday, April 1

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Concert

11 a.m., Buffet

Noon, Gospel singing

1 p.m., Supper

Thursday, April 2

9 a.m., Inspiration class

9 a.m., Art Play Day

10 a.m., Tai Chi

Noon, Life Care birthday party

12:30 p.m., Bingo: Life Care

Friday, April 3

Closed for Good Friday

7-10 p.m., Friday night dance, Cane Creek Band… CONTINUED

Jesse Wade Adcock

Posted on March 30, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jesse Wade Adcock, 40, of Sparta, passed away Friday at his home in Sparta.

Mr. Adcock was born May 15, 1974, in Cookeville, Bill and Marilyn Adcock, of Sparta.

He is survived by his companion, Sara Luna; parents Bill and Marilyn Adcock; brother, Ty Adcock; sister-in-law, Dawnda Hutchins; and two nieces, Ashley Teegarden and Andrea Richardson.

Funeral service for close family and friends will be 10 a.m., March 31, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., in Sparta, on the corner of College Street and North Main Street next to Thurman Funeral Home. Jonathan Angel will officiate. Burial will be in Saylors Cemetery, in north White … CONTINUED

Tornado siren test March 30

Posted on March 29, 2015 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

A test of the City of Sparta’s weather siren will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, weather permitting. Testing wil ot be done during inclement weather so as not to confuse the public about an actual weather threat.

WCHS softball holds off Livingston for win

Posted on March 29, 2015 5:05 am by Tammy Wilhite

On a chilly afternoon on the last Saturday in March, the Warriorette softball team picked up their third win of the seaaon when they held off Livingston Academy for the 5-3 victory.

Get full details in Monday’s print edition.

Thomas Edward Meehan

Posted on March 28, 2015 10:10 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Thomas Edward Meehan, 56, of the Cummingsville community, passed away March 26, 2015, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Mr. Meehan was born Sept. 6, 1958, in Petaluma, California, to William Meehan and Inez Hocker Meehan.

He served in the U.S. Army for 16 years and then worked as a correctional officer for the State of Tennessee. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Friendship Methodist Church, in Cookeville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Keri Lynn Meehan; a brother, Kirk Meehan; and half-brother, Darren Zwisler.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kretschmar Meehan, of the Cummingsville community; daughter, Linda Leonard, of … CONTINUED

Fred’s to hold children’s yard sale

Posted on March 27, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Fred’s, located at 159 W. Turn Table Road, will be holding a children’s yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28. Proceeds will benefit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

WCMS student attends 2015 IJBBA Legacy Leadership Conference

Posted on March 27, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Elizabeth Dodson, a student at White County Middle School, is currently attending the IJBBA Legacy Leadership Conference  at Texas A&M University. This conference is geared to increase juniors’ knowledge in agriculture as well as build leadership abilities. There are industry tours, ranch tours, motivational speakers and lots of other fun-filled events. Pictured are Samantha Reece of Marshall County, Clay Prater of Warren County, Avery Brown of Coffee County, and Elizabeth Dodson(second from left) if White County.

Young leaders learn about co-ops, agriculture at conference

Posted on March 27, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

A group from White County joined more than 300 others at the 2015 Young Leaders Conference held Feb. 27 and 28, 2015, at the Drury Plaza Hotel, in Franklin. The annual conference brings couples and individuals together from rural communities to learn about cooperatives, share their views about agriculture and discuss current issues facing rural Americans. Selected to represent White County were Zach and Heather Jolly, sponsored by White County Farmers Co-op; Tyler Sparkman and Kristin Farris, sponsored by Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers; and Brannon and Eryka Randolph, Terra Kimes, Cameron Shelby, and Luke and Amanda Teeple, sponsored by Young Farmers and Ranchers.


Special Olympics shirts on sale for $15

Posted on March 27, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Upper Cumberland Special Olympics t-shirt sale is kicking off! This t-shirt sale is for the entire Upper Cumberland, which includes 14 counties. The Special Olympics team wants to paint our region sky blue on May 1. Designate a person at your school or office to take orders and get them back as soon as you can. The last day to order will be April 24 by 3 p.m. so we can have your shirts back by the wear date of May 1. Nancy Benningfield, Jill McCulley and Dawn Brady will be collecting orders for t-shirts. Shirts are $15.

Governor Haslam proclaims March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day

Posted on March 27, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced March 29, 2015 as Vietnam Veterans Day to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War. On March 30, 1973, President Richard Nixon began withdrawing combat troops from Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1975, more than 49,000 Tennesseans served in Southeast Asia. Approximately 6,000 Tennessee troops were wounded in the Vietnam War and 1,295 Tennessee service members were killed. There are currently 27 Tennesseans missing in action (MIA) in connection with the Vietnam War. In 2008, Tennessee became the first state to proclaim a Vietnam Veterans

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