Monthly Archives: September 2018

Two vehicle accident on Bockman Way

Posted on September 24, 2018 4:04 pm by Rima Austin

Two vehicles collided on East Bockman Way Monday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m. Authorities say both vehicles had one occupant. Neither driver was seriously injured in the wreck.

Linda Michelle Dunham LaFever

Posted on September 24, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Linda Michelle Dunham LaFever, 48, of Sparta, graduated from this life, on Sept. 23, 2018, at her residence, after a brave battle with cancer.

Ms. Lafever was born Dec. 31, 1969, in Sparta, to Sue Wilson Dunham and Edwin Ray “Buddy” Dunham.

She worked as an agent for Cumberland Insurance for the last 15 years. She loved to travel and spend time with her children.

Ms. Lafever was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her son, Zane (Rachel) LaFever; daughter, Izzy Miller; mother, Sue Dunham; granddaughter, Audrie LaFever; brother, Jimmy (Kim) Dunham; fiancé, Billy Gilbert; aunts, Joyce (Danny) Kirby, Mary (Carl) Sparks, Kathy (David) Guy, Faye … CONTINUED

Warriorettes have rough end to week for high school volleyball

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Hannah Kate Sims spikes the ball. Sims finished the game with seven kills and one block, on Thursday night.

The Warriorette volleyball team had a tough end to their week. The Warriorettes traveled to Rhea County High School for the final district game of the season.

The Warriorettes struggled in the contest, falling in straight sets. The Warriorettes would lose 3-0 falling 25-17, 25-21, and 26-24.

Hannah Kate Sims led the Warriorettes, finishing with seven kills and one block. Lauren Turner also had five kills and one block.

With the loss, the Warriorettes move to 5-11 on the season and 1-7 in District 6AAA play.

The Warriorettes will … CONTINUED

WCMS volleyball moves to 16-0 on the season

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Alyson Jones serves the ball in a game from earlier this season. Jones helped the Warriorettes move to 16-0 on the season.

The White County Middle School volleyball team picked up its 16th win of the season, on Thursday night, at home, against North Middle School. The Warriorettes won the game in straight sets, winning 2-0.

In the first set, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 13-4 lead and would never look back, picking up the 25-12 win. In the second set, the Warriorettes fell behind early 10-6. However, the Warriorettes would make a comeback and take a 15-14 lead. The Warriorettes would never look back, winning … CONTINUED

WCMS football picks up fourth straight win

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, White County Middle School celebrated their eighth graders, and it was also homecoming night. However, when you celebrate homecoming if the football team can pick up a win, it will always make the night that much better. On Tuesday night, the WCMS football team did not disappoint, picking up their fourth straight win in a 32-20 win over Bledsoe County.

Bledsoe would get the ball first, and after a lengthy drive, the Warriors would force a turnover. The Warriors would make quick work, scoring on a Malaki Dowell 10-yard run, and the Warriors would convert on the two-point conversion to make it 8-0. However, Bledsoe … CONTINUED

How are things working out for you since the last election?

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

Wall Street is doing great.  If you had extra money and put into the stock market, you probably are doing better than you were two years ago. If you happen to be in the 2 percent of Americans or own a corporation that received the majority of tax cuts in the last year, you are doing fantastic.  If you are one of the lucky people who still have a full-time permanent job or finally got a full-time permanent job that pays more than the minimum wage or even $10 an hour, you may be feeling pretty confident now.  If you have good … CONTINUED

The Democrat Party – friend of…some women

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

As I think to myself almost every week this year, “What a week!” This week has seen some extraordinary developments and since we cannot cover all of them, let’s cover one of the most obvious cases of hypocrisy I have ever seen in my life!

The late breaking accusations by Dr. Ford against Judge Kavanaugh is what I refer to. The sad thing I see about this whole issue is how politically it has been handled. It is really hard to see how women can expect to be taken seriously with accusations when they allow themselves to be used as a … CONTINUED

WoodmenLife presents flags at Tennessee Fire Academy’s Fallen Firefighter Ceremony

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tim Bumbalough, FIC, WoodmenLife representative, attended the Tennessee Fire Academy’s Fallen Firefighter Ceremony held at the academy’s memorial, in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, on Sept. 8, 2018. After leading the Pledge of Allegiance, Bumbalough presented the academy with a new 5 x 8 American flag and a new 4 x 6 Tennessee flag. Bumbalough is shown presenting the flags to Robert Law, of Tennessee Department of Commerce – fire codes division.

Sometimes blind ain’t so bad

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

Most people who know Tena and me can attest to the fact that we might just like a motorcycle ride in the country from time to time. We have enjoyed many miles with friends and family meandering the countryside on two wheels. But when you view the picture that I’m painting for you, I would imagine we think of the beautiful sunny days with the sounds of birds chirping and the smell of honeysuckles in the air. Sometimes it’s like that, but one thing I’ve discovered in my years of riding is that if you ride long enough, you’re going to have … CONTINUED

Runway lighting installation will be ongoing, says engineer

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport engineer Richard Rinks stated at the recent board meeting that the contracts have been signed to have the PAPI lights installed on the runway.

A precision approach path indicator (PAPI) is a visual aid that provides guidance information to help a pilot acquire and maintain the correct approach – in the vertical plane – to an airport or an aerodrome. It is generally located beside the runway approximately 300 meters beyond the landing threshold of the runway.

Rinks explained to the board there will be people on the runway “for a while.”

“Our timing for switching to PAPI and having somebody available to do … CONTINUED

National Child Passenger Safety Week is observed Sept. 23-29

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual campaign dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible – every trip, every time.

The campaign is sponsored by NHTSA, and the primary goal for child passenger safety is to make sure all parents and caregivers are correctly using the right car seats (rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, booster seats) or seat belts for their children’s ages and sizes. According to the Department of Transportation, law enforcement officers will be looking for children who are riding unrestrained. Authorities say parents and caregivers could face a ticket if a child is not buckled up.… CONTINUED

Sheriff Page goes back to school

Posted on September 24, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

It has been a long time since Sheriff Steve Page was part of a classroom, until recently, when he attended the New Sheriff School, held at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Page, along with Cami Howard, head of administration at the White County Sheriff Department, and Greg Matthews, jail administrator, attended two weeks of training through the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association.

The Tennessee Sheriff’s Association held the first week of training Aug. 27-30, in Nashville. The second week was Sept. 10-14, in Murfreesboro. Howard and Matthews were only required to attend the second week of training.

“My jail administrator, Greg Matthews, and director of administration Cami … CONTINUED

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