Posted by Sparta Live | May 27, 2020 5:01 am
By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church
So here we are, America has reopened its economy. Businesses are firing back up, churches are reopening their doors, restaurants are providing in-person dining, and people are going back to work. It’s the new normal, and it’s being labeled as phase one of the restart. All of this because of a small invisible thing with a powerful punch. But what does “phase one” look like for the average person, and how are we to respond?
How do we find a good example to follow in this new restart since the world and especially our country and state have never been in this … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | May 27, 2020 4:58 am
The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman
I would like to start off continuing my observations from last week on the United Nations. From last week, I mentioned that Tedros, the head of W.H.O. (World Health Organization), is not a medical doctor and was only elected to that position after intense lobbying by China. So, of course, when China asked the W.H.O. to keep quiet about the transmissibility of the Wuhan flu from person to person, Tedros was only too happy to oblige. By the way, have you noticed how the world has seemingly taken orders from China to not call COVID-1919 after Wuhan, as has been the … CONTINUED
Posted by Sparta Live | May 27, 2020 4:56 am
Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines
Several of our government’s high ranking and highly skilled federal employees have left their positions since Donald Trump became president of the United States. There are various reasons: retired, resigned, forced to resign, or were fired. I was upset when Donald Trump’s first Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, “cleaned house” shortly after taking the position. The country lost many experienced State Department employees who were not just long-term employees but also highly skilled experts in their specific duties involving foreign affairs and the nuances that were necessary to deal with other heads of state and the members of their “state departments.” It … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | May 27, 2020 4:51 am
Four bicycles, which were chosen and assembled by Town Hill Bicycle Shop, were presented, along with certificates commemorating their accomplishment, to fourth graders Courtlyn Pope and Malakhi Glenn, third grader Raider Wardlaw, and second grader Dalton Woody who was not able to attend the impromptu ceremony and will receive his bicycle at a later date. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)
By Rachel Auberger
Cassville Elementary students who recorded perfect attendance during the 2019-2020 school year were rewarded with new bicycles last week courtesy of the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.
“We wanted to do something for the kids who have been doing well in school,” Jeannie Shafer, one of the foundation’s board members, said, explaining that they chose to honor the students who had been in class working hard every day.
Four bicycles, which were chosen and assembled by Town Hill Bicycle Shop, were presented, along with certificates commemorating their accomplishment, to fourth graders Courtlyn Pope and Malakhi Glenn, third grader Raider Wardlaw, and second grader Dalton Woody (who … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | May 27, 2020 4:49 am
By Rachel Auberger
The regularly scheduled meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen was conducted without a livestream for the first time in over a month as things are slowly returning to normal, with residents allowed to attend the in-person meeting should they choose.
The first order of business, after the traditional prayer, reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag, and the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting, Mayor Jeff Young administered the oath of office to newly-hired city patrolman Dallas Slatton who is now a member of Sparta Police Department.
Most departments reported they were operating as expected at this time, … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | May 27, 2020 4:48 am
According to a press release issued by Bryant Dunaway, district attorney general for the 13th Judicial District, on Feb. 15, 2019, investigators with Sparta Police Department began an investigation into the alleged neglect and mistreatment of Mark Christopher Stafford, age 42, by his mother Betty Ann Stafford.
Dunaway stated that Mark Stafford, who had Down Syndrome, was a vulnerable adult. His mother, Betty Ann Stafford, was his caretaker. Mark Stafford was reported deceased by his mother several hours after his death, according to Dunaway. Upon responding to the residence, officers and emergency medical personnel found Mark Stafford to be deceased.
Mark Stafford was sent to the … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | May 26, 2020 2:52 pm
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Tuesday, May 26th @ 6:00 pm
Meeting of the White County School Board
This will be a virtual meeting without public attendance for the purpose of discussing the FY21 school budget. A recording of the meeting will be available on the district website that same evening.
Thursday, May 28th @ 6:00 pm
Meeting of the White County School Board
This will be a virtual meeting without public attendance for the purpose of voting on the FY21 school budget. A recording of the meeting will be available on the district website that same evening.
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Posted by Sparta Live | May 22, 2020 7:39 am
By Jerry Jones – Central Intelligence Agency, Ret. Native of Sparta, Tennessee
At long last, the curtain is slowly rising on the first ever and highly illegal attempt to overthrow the U.S. government and oust a duly elected president. History calls such an act a coup d’état – a French term, phonetically pronounced, “Coo-Day-Tah.” Its primary definition is “a violent attempt to illegally overthrow, replace, or undermine a legally established government in order to change political leadership and/or the country’s form of government.”
This attempted coup has no legal standing or precedence. It is an unlawful undertaking that has two objectives: the forced removal of President Donald Trump, … CONTINUED