Monthly Archives: October 2016

Cub Mountain Ride to the Sky will challenge cyclists of all skill levels

Posted on October 4, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 3rd annual “Ride to the Sky” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 7 a.m. This cycling benefit is one that will challenge riders of all skill levels and the proceeds will go to “Carmen’s Fund,” a program of Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation which provides free CPR education for the Upper Cumberland Community.

“Carmen Burnette worked diligently during her time here on earth to provide CPR education to everyone in the community,” said John Bell, director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. “The goal of Carmen’s Fund is to build a community of everyday heroes through free CPR, AED and choking emergency education. We are thrilled … CONTINUED

Graduated and employed

Posted on October 4, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Congratulations Beckham Lester on your new computer information technology career at Compugeeks Computer & IT Solutions Inc., in Sparta. TCAT faculty and staff are extremely proud of you

Is your business looking to hire great employees? We can help you find qualified candidates. Call TCAT today at (931) 484-7502 or email

Arts and Crafts Fair

Posted on October 4, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Oct. 8

Who: American Legion

What: Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: 5 Liberty Square, inside the American Legion building

Contact: (931) 224-4871

Video from Warriors vs. Cherokees

Posted on October 4, 2016 12:12 am by Tammy Wilhite

Check out the video below from the White County High School football team’s game at McMinn County last Friday.

Volleyball season ends for WCHS and WCMS

Posted on October 3, 2016 11:11 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Volleyball season came to an end for both White County High School and White County Middle School on Monday, but in different ways.

The WCHS team was defeated 3-0 (19-25, 14-25, 21-25) by Warren County in the semifinals of the District 6AAA tournament.  That ended their season with a 13-6 overall mark.

Maggie Nielson and Jade England were named first team all district.  Hannah Leftwich and Macee Allison were named to the second team.  Lauren Turner and Gracie Geer were recognized on the All Freshman team.

The White County Middle School team won the Central Tennessee Conference championship with victories over Harris Middle 2-0 (25-11, 25-22) and Warren … CONTINUED

Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur

Posted on October 3, 2016 1:01 pm by

Come join us for the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur church services. Teachings by Restoration Ministries.

Location: Yeshua’s Sabbath Church, 4199 Roberts-Matthews Highway, in Sparta

Times: 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2; 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12

For more information contact Dr Larry Pratt at (931) 314-7214

Timothy Wallace Vaughn

Posted on October 3, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Timothy Wallace Vaughn, 52, of McMinnville, passed away Oct. 3, 2016, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Vaughn was born Dec. 2 1963, in Cumberland County, believed in the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Wallace Vaughn, and his stepbrother, Chris Rice.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Jewell and Nancy Vaughn, of McMinnville; a sister, Michelle (Frank) Southard, of McMinnville; a stepbrother, Todd Rice, of Sparta; and other family member and friends.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 6, 2016, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Highland Cemetery, in Sparta. Bro. Ray Gilder will officiate. The family will … CONTINUED

Jewell Carter Hoffman Johnson

Posted on October 3, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jewell Carter Hoffman Johnson, 87, of Sparta, passed away on Oct. 2, 2016, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Born Wednesday, July 17, 1929, in Sparta, she was the daughter of John England and Minnie Bell Selby England.

Mrs. Johnson retired after working several years at Wagoner Electric. She was a member of Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church and volunteered many years at Woodland Park Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Charlie Carter, Joe Hoffman; three brothers; six sisters; stepson, George Johnson; and step- granddaughter Stacey Bain Powell.

Survivors include her husband, George M. Johnson Sr., of Walling; daughter, Diane Johnson … CONTINUED

Quebeck potluck

Posted on October 3, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Oct. 22

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck and Meeting

When: 6 p.m., Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009







Cassville Elementary open house

Posted on October 3, 2016 7:07 am by

There will be an open house at Cassville Elementary School, 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Principal Dr. Larry Thompson, teachers and staff invite everyone to attend and view the new additions at the facility and learn about the school’s academic mission.


Sexism is alive and really messing things up

Posted on October 3, 2016 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog, by Debra Wines

Fifty years ago, many of us envisioned a very different world. The color of your skin, your original nationality, and your sex would no longer be important factors to your success in America. Watching the first presidential debate of this v-e-r-y long political race, brought the message home, loud and clear. Hillary Clinton had to behave, look and speak in a precise manner so she could appeal to the general American public. Donald Trump could look, speak and behave any way he wanted to because, to put it bluntly, he is a (white) man.

Any woman who runs for a political office, on … CONTINUED

Diseases once eradicated are making a comeback

Posted on October 3, 2016 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty, by Karen Lees

The perfect storm for a humanitarian and public health disaster is brewing in the U.S. and the mainstream media is largely ignoring it. It’s the politically incorrect elephant in the room no one wants to talk about.

With the influx of well over one million new persons each year not born in the U.S, diseases that rarely occurred or were eliminated have begun to re-emerge, putting all Americans at risk. Breitbart reports, “Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good. But a politicized public health system, and a rise in the subsidized migration into the United … CONTINUED

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