Monthly Archives: March 2018

Copeland Chapel revival

Posted on March 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mon.-Fri., April 2-6

Copeland Chapel Revival

Who: Copeland Chapel Church

What: Revival (evangelist will be Bro. Mike McCoy; special singing each evening)

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 738-5513

Calvary Baptist Easter service

Posted on March 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, April 1

Calvary Baptist

Who: Calvary Baptist Church

What: Special Easter program by Sunday School youth and children’s Master Club, at 11 a.m., and Easter egg hunt at noon, following the morning worship service

When: 11 a.m. and noon

Where: 4417 Roberts-Matthews Highway, in Sparta

Contact: (931) 738-5260


Almyra sunrise service

Posted on March 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, April 1

Almyra sunrise service

Who: Almyra United Methodist Church

What: Sunrise service

When: 6 a.m.

Where: 4444 Burgess Falls Rd., in Sparta

Board Valley sunrise service

Posted on March 29, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, April 1
Board Valley sunrise service
Who: Board Valley Church
What: Sunrise service (preaching by Kerry Young)
When: 6 a.m. (breakfast follows preaching and regular service at 10 a.m.)
Where: Church

WCHS Warriorette softball adds three more wins to slate

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Freshman Ellie Savage throws a pitch against Cannon County, on Tuesday afternoon. Savage picked up two wins in two days for the Warriorettes. She threw a no-hitter on Monday night against York and only gave up two hits on Tuesday against Cannon County.

Warriorette softball won three out of four games to begin their spring break week improving them to 8-2 on the season overall.

White County High School played host to York, on Monday night, in a pair of five-inning games. The Warriorettes’ offense came alive as the Warriorettes won 17-0 in the first game and followed that up with a 12-0 win.

On Tuesday, the Warriorettes’ … CONTINUED

White County High School Warrior baseball swept by Cavaliers

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

WCHS Junior Holden Howard throws a pitch against Cookeville, on Monday night. Howard was dominant for the Warriors against Cookeville in relief. Howard threw four innings and gave up zero runs in the two games against Cookeville this week.

The White County High School baseball team took on Cookeville, on Monday and Tuesday, for the District 6AAA series between the two rivals.

The Cavaliers finished with the upper hand in this segment of the rivalry. Monday’s game saw Cookeville jump out to an early lead, and the Warriors were never able to generate any offense, as they fell 8-0. In Tuesday’s game, the Warriors’ bats continued to struggle, … CONTINUED

Family owned chocolate factory is coming to downtown Spencer

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley


Thanks to the sale of the historic Haston Building, downtown Spencer will become the new home of a chocolate factory. (Photo By BOBBY MCCULLEY)

By then end of April, one of downtown Spencer’s 110-year buildings will be the home of a new small business that is sure to bring smiles to everyone.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Haston Block Building, on Veterans Square, had been purchased. Shortly after the sell of the Haston Block Building, the new tenant was announced as Aretê Chocolate.

Now located in the Bay area of Northern California, Aretê Chocolate is a small, fine-chocolate producer owned and operated by David … CONTINUED

Dead Zero business makes trauma kit donations to law enforcement

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

One of Van Buren County’s newest businesses recently made a charitable donation to the various local law enforcement agencies that has the opportunity to help save lives. Thanks to the generosity of Dead Zero Shooting Park, personal patrol trauma kits were recently donated and presented to the Van Buren County Sheriff Department, and the Spencer Police Department. These trauma kits (rapid intervention kit for law enforcement) provide each officer and deputy in the community with the necessary equipment and supplies to be able to adequately respond to immediate emergencies. The Van Buren County Sheriff Department and the Spencer Police Department would like to thank Dead Zero Shooting Park … CONTINUED

Van Buren County to receive economic development grant

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

State Senator
Janice Bowling

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently announced that 25 communities throughout the state will receive more than $9.6 million in Site Development Grants to aid in industrial site preparations.

On March 22, 2018, Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe joined together to announce that over $9.6 million in grants will be dispersed to communities throughout Tennessee, including Van Buren County.

“By making our rural communities ready for investment and economic success, we help them attract jobs and more opportunities for citizens,” Haslam stated. “I congratulate the Site Development Grant program recipients and look forward to watching as … CONTINUED

Two Alabama women arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Julia Faith Massey

Catherine Jean Tillman

Two women from Alabama traveling with three juveniles were recently arrested for several drug-related charges following a traffic stop on Highway 111.

On March 23, 2018, according to an affidavit filed with the General Sessions Court of Van Buren County, Van Buren County sheriff deputy Dustin Brisher conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for traveling 10 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit, on Highway 111, in Van Buren County.

Upon approaching the vehicle, Brisher reportedly came into contact with four individuals. According to the affidavit, the driver was identified as Catherine Jean Tillman, 34, of Falkville, Alabama; the front seat passenger … CONTINUED

Warner wins scholarship to Governor’s School

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Karley Warner

By Rima Austin – contributor

By the time a high school student reaches the 11th grade, most have decided what they want to do beyond graduation. Those students have picked out a college, and while not all have picked out a major, some of them have. In addition to that, scholarship applications are filled out, and assessment tests are either taken or being prepared for. In some rare cases, however, a student will take the college preparation game one step higher, and this is what Karley Warner, 17, a junior at White County High School, has done.

Born in Florida, Warner and her family moved to … CONTINUED

Searching for graves and asking, “What’s next?”

Posted on March 29, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl     

For Christmas, Sammie and I gave each other DNA testing and subscriptions to Before you jump to conclusions about how unromantic it is to spit in tubes and mail them to Utah, think about some of the gifts you may have given in the past. Surely the DNA stuff is more appropriate than some gifts I gave my parent, knowing they would, eventually, give them back.

We have been interested in our heritage for decades. With my very unusual last name, her kinship to a privateer (legitimate pirate) from the War of 1812, and other previously known root-connections, both of us … CONTINUED

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