Edna Virginia Young

Posted by | October 18, 2019 8:54 am

Edna Virginia Young, 82, of White County, passed away Oct. 15, 2019, at her residence.

Mrs. Young was born June 5, 1937, in Sparta, to Mack Young and Lennie Cunningham Young.

She was a former employee of Red Kap, having worked at the factory for over 30 years.  She was a Godly woman who had a great love for her family and sacrificed unselfishly. She also had a great love for animals, especially dogs, and loved collecting anything that had Elvis Presley on it.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elemer Young, Donald Young, James Young; sisters, Treva England, Nancy Coates, Rosey Young; and a … CONTINUED

National Mammography Day, Oct. 18

Posted by | October 18, 2019 6:08 am

Every year on the third Friday in October, National Mammography Day joins in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States according to the CDC. The CDC statistics also report that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed among women. Screenings and breast exams are a part of the early detection process.

When you schedule an annual appointment with your physician, make sure a breast exam


Copeland Chapel revival

Posted by | October 17, 2019 3:19 pm

Copeland Chapel Church will have a revival beginning at 7 p.m., each night, Oct. 21-25. The church is at 1506 Copeland Rd., in Sparta. Bro. Gary Norton will be delivering the messages.


First Community Church concert

Posted by | October 17, 2019 3:11 pm

Chris Golden will be in concert beginning at 6 p.m., Oct. 19, at First Community Church of Sparta. His musical heritage includes the Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Lafever Cemetery work day

Posted by | October 17, 2019 3:10 pm

There will be a work day at LaFever Cemetery, beginning at 9 a.m., Oct. 19. All help will be appreciated. More information: (931) 526-3041.

Warriors take on Clay County in rare Thursday night action

Posted by | October 17, 2019 2:48 pm

By Jerry Lowery

Due to the White County School system being on fall break, the game between Clay County and Sparta will be played Oct. 17.  The theme will be a “Pink Out Night” as the Warriors support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The opponent for the game will be Clay County High School. Clay County is classified as Single-A school, according to the TSSAA numbers, however, do not let that fool anyone.  The Clay County Bulldogs are 6-1 on the season, with their only loss coming at the hands of the 2AA Westmoreland.  The Clay County Bulldogs defeated Pickett County last week by a score of 45-0.  The … CONTINUED

Warrior golf team state tournament day one results

Posted by | October 17, 2019 2:45 pm

By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 15, the White County High School Warrior golf team began its  journey to the state tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course, in Manchester.

The tournament is a two-day competition of the best golfers in the state.  The Warriors started round two on Oct. 16.  The first day results find White County in seven place for the tournament.  The final results will not be in until late Wednesday afternoon.

On day one, Jarrett Glass led the Warriors in scoring as he finished the par 72 course with a seven over 79.  Trey Crockett came in on day one with a 15 over par score of … CONTINUED

Brady Printing Co. expanding to offer more services to customers

Posted by | October 17, 2019 2:36 pm

Brady Printing Co. will soon move into a new location, at 558 W. Bockman Way (above), directly across the highway from its existing business (below). They are still putting the finishing touches on the new location, which will provide them with much more space to house three newly acquired businesses. (Photos by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

Brady Printing has been providing printing services and office supplies to Sparta since 1961, and, in a few weeks, they will be relocating so they can expand the services they offer to the community.

With the recent acquisition of several businesses: Bo-Te Embroidery, Big J Trophies, and Make It Personal, Gary … CONTINUED

BonDeCroft Elementary ranked fourth in the nation for recycling

Posted by | October 17, 2019 2:31 pm

BonDeCroft Elementary, who is partnering with PepsiCo this year to teach students about the benefits of recycling, is ranked fourth in the nation among schools participating in the Recycle Rally.

By Rachel Auberger

According to the PepsiCo Recycle Rally program, BonDeCroft Elementary, who is partnering with PepsiCo this year to teach students about the benefits of recycling, is ranked fourth in the nation among schools participating in the Recycle Rally.

Through its Recycle Rally program, PepsiCo offers more than 250 free online resources to students, faculty, and school staff members across the country with the goal of increasing recycling rates at schools. Recycle Rally also helps schools set recycling goals, track progress toward those goals, earn rewards, and compete in contests for cash prizes.

In addition, there is a variety of free lesson plans provided to teachers in … CONTINUED

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