Monthly Archives: January 2019

Warriorettes are tied at the half

Posted on January 29, 2019 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes and the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers are tied at the half 24-24. Gracie Dodgen leads the Warriorettes with 8 points.

Warriorettes lead at the end of one

Posted on January 29, 2019 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers 15-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office apprehends man wanted for murder

Posted on January 29, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Miguel Sanders

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN (January 29, 2019) – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man wanted in Coffee County for First Degree Murder. Miguel Sanders, 45, of Nashville, TN was wanted for two counts of First-Degree Murder, two counts Especially Aggravated Kid-napping, Aggravated Kidnapping, Tampering with Evidence, Coercion of a Witness, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault and Employing a Firearm during Commission of a Dangerous Felony. Sanders was rumored to be hiding somewhere in Putnam County.

On Jan. 24, 2019, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Warrant’s Division received a tip regarding Sanders whereabouts. Lt. Patrick Storie responded to the call and spotted Sanders in … CONTINUED

Basketball games on for tonight

Posted on January 29, 2019 10:10 am by Andy Southard

Despite the snow this morning that canceled school, it has not lingered long enough to affect high school basketball games tonight.

White County will hit the hardwood tonight for their games.

WCHS will host Cookeville for Senior Night and their final home game of the season.

The girls’ game tips off at 6 p.m. at Roy Sewell Gymnasium

Major water outage in Spencer

Posted on January 29, 2019 10:10 am by Sparta Live

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By Hansel Moore

Throughout the morning, many Van Buren County residents have been without water. According City of Spencer Mayor Mickey Robinson, at  approximately 5 a.m., a semi-truck displaced a fire hydrant located at the Acument Global facility.  According to the facility representative, the vehicle was a delivery vehicle for another company.  The open line caused water pressures to lower to a “critical” level throughout the county.  City water personnel have been working on the line since notification this morning and are planning to have water service to the community as soon as possible.

Signups for first-ever “Tennessee Songwriters Week” open Jan. 31

Posted on January 29, 2019 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Songwriters can participate in one of four open mic nights across Tennessee for chance to play at The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, hits the road to host four open mic nights in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Johnson City during the first-ever Tennessee Songwriters Week, in February. Songwriters can sign up beginning 10 a.m. CST, Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. Registration is limited to the first 25 songwriters who sign up per venue. For more information and rules, click here.

The Bluebird Cafe’s long-time open mic night host and songwriter Barbara Cloyd will serve as emcee, and … CONTINUED

Margaret Virginia Haston Narramore Cope

Posted on January 29, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Margaret Virginia Haston Narramore Cope, 93, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 27, 2019 at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral service will be noon, Feb. 1, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville community.  The family will receive 11 a.m.-noon, Feb. 1, at the funeral home.  Hunter Funeral Home.  Doug Benningfield will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline Feb. 1

Posted on January 29, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching. Friday, February 1, 2019 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary financial aid application that any student enrolling in post-secondary must complete in order to determine state and federal scholarship and grant qualifications.

tnAchieves Senior Director of Communications Amanda Bolden encourages students and families to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA as soon as possible. “The FAFSA application process should not be delayed,” says Bolden. “Completing a FAFSA provides many students the opportunity … CONTINUED

Patricia Carol Holland

Posted on January 28, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Patricia Carol Holland, 83, of Walling, passed away Jan. 26, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Holland was born Dec. 28, 1935, in Beckley, West Virginia, the daughter of Leonard Harris and Ova Webb Harris.

She was a member of Pistole Baptist Church for many years. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family and spending time in the kitchen baking. Mrs. Holland retired from Mallory Timers where she worked as a receptionist operator.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmus Holland; and two sisters, Maxine Harris and Maurneita Richards.

Survivors include a daughter, Diana Reed (Randy), of Walling; son, Chuck Holland, … CONTINUED

Mildred Frances Fowler Eller

Posted on January 28, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mildred Frances Fowler Eller, 91, passed away Jan. 28, 2019, at NHC Healthcare, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Eller was born March 26, 1927, to Jessie Fowler and Lovie Bumbalough Fowler, in the Cherry Creek community of White County.

She married Homer Lee Eller, on May 27, 1944. Together, they had four daughters.

Mrs. Eller was baptized by Bro. Monroe Lawson, on Sept. 11, 1941, and was added to the Lord’s church (Acts 2:41). She was a faithful member at the church of Christ at Plainview.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Juanita Johnson; a son-in-law, Bill Starkey; and two sisters, Pearl … CONTINUED

Charles “Charlie” R. Popp

Posted on January 28, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles “Charlie” R. Popp, 58, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 18, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Popp was preceded in death by his grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his parents, Billie and Frances Popp, of Sparta; brothers, Danny Popp, of Florida, Billy Popp, of Smithville; sister, Diana Popp, of Sparta; several nephews, a niece, cousins; and special friends, Dennis and Shauntae Barr and Cameron and Katie Farris.

Mr. Popp’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of life, which will be 1-4 p.m., Feb. 9, 2019, at Golden Mountain Ministries, in Sparta.


Dorothy Emma Cowfer

Posted on January 28, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Dorothy Emma Cowfer, 88, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 23, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 14, 1930, in Hyattsville, Maryland, the daughter of John Forney and Catherine Dixon.

The family has chosen cremation. No services are scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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