Event

9:44 AM, Jun 14, 2024

 The Rich-Pryor reunion will be June 23, 2024, at Sparta Civic Center. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
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Obituaries

8:06 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Elizabeth "Betty" Goff, 88, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2024, at Life Care Center of Sparta.  Betty (AKA "Nanny") was born Jan. 13, 1936, to Carl Alverson and Nora Hall Alverson.  …
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Obituaries

7:49 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Hannah “Ann” Gay Choate, 90, of Smyrna, formerly of Sparta, passed away June 4, 2024, at her residence. Mrs. Choate was the last surviving child of the 10 children born to Hargis and …
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Obituaries

7:47 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Gerald Douglas Usrey, 72, of Sparta, passed away on May 12, 2024. Gerald was born April 26, 1952, in Sparta, to Enoch Usrey and Ruby Gentry Usrey. He was a member of O’Connor Church …
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Obituaries

7:43 AM, Jun 14, 2024

James Phillip Hill, known to many as Phil, 85, of Sparta and Chesnee, South Carolina, passed away June 7, 2024, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hill was born July 18, 1938, in …
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Obituaries

7:40 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Margaret Elizabeth “Libby” Clark, 93, passed away June 5, 2024, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta. She was born July 21, 1930, in Nashville, to Boyd Howell and Lillie Mai Criswell. …
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Obituaries

7:22 AM, Jun 14, 2024

William Royce Anderson, 77, of Sparta, passed away May 28, 2024. William was born Jan. 9, 1947, to William Thomas Anderson and Lela Mae Norris Anderson. William was a devoted husband, …
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Obituaries

7:19 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Clifford Clarke Christensen, 78, of Spencer, passed from this life, on June 1, 2024, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Cliff was born Feb. 15, 1946, in Danville, Virginia, and was the son …
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Obituaries

7:17 AM, Jun 14, 2024

James “Jim” Horace Geer, 84 years old, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at home, in Parkland, Florida, a home which he lived with the love of his life and wife of 62 …
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Memories

Rachel Auberger  7:05 AM, Jun 14, 2024

2014 Four White County men because Tennessee State Troopers: Tyler McCulley, Joseph Williams, Christopher DeLong and Christopher Bennett. Jesse Welch, a graduate of White County High …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  7:00 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Two weeks ago, we had reached the 10th century BCE and established the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and the cities of Philistia. That was the southern Levant. After the Bronze Age Collapse of around …
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Opinion

Marsha Blackburn, United States Senator (R)  6:57 AM, Jun 14, 2024

(June 5, 2024) - After more than three years of President Biden’s failed “Bidenomics” agenda—which pushed inflation to four-decade highs—a simple trip to the grocery …
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Agriculture

 By Hunter Rigsby - June Dairy Month chairman  6:55 AM, Jun 14, 2024

On June 6, 2024, National June Dairy Month chairman Hunter Rigsby met with White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson to accept a proclamation declaring June as National Dairy Month, in White …
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Organization

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:44 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 United Daughter of the Confederacy recently held their annual banquet at Nick’s Restaurant. An interesting program was given by Commander Jim Lotis, Myers …
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Health

Jennifer Tatum-Cranford  6:37 AM, Jun 14, 2024

As a pharmacist, I am at the forefront of patient care, often bridging the gap between medical professionals and individuals seeking guidance on their health journey. In recent years, there has been …
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Contest

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:31 AM, Jun 14, 2024

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Letter

6:28 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Dear SpartaLive, I have lived in White County since 2018.  This year, I learned that Resolution 04-02-2024 will raise White County taxes from 9.25% to 9.75%.  This Resolution will be …
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Letter

6:26 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Dear SpartaLive, I am a recent transplant to White County.  I love it here, and I am trying to get more involved with the county in which I chose to move to. That being said, I have …
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Letter

6:25 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Dear SpartaLive, In August we will all have the opportunity to vote on Resolution 04-02-2024. It will appear on the August State and Federal Primary Election ballot. That resolution looks on the …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:18 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Below are the links to the agenda packet for the June 17, 2024, meeting of White County Board of Commissioners. Budget Detail for Resolution 33-06-2024 Host Agreement for Resolution …
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Medical

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:01 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) sports physical therapist David Maldonado is proud to announce his certification in dry needling, having successfully completed the American Academy of …
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News

4:46 AM, Jun 14, 2024

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on June 23rd, 2024, through June 29th , 2024, on State Route 136 in White County. Impaired driving …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  4:43 AM, Jun 14, 2024

(June 13, 2024) – The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference has named Bryant C. Dunaway, 13th Judicial District Attorney General, as President of the District Attorneys General …
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Entertainment

1:54 PM, Jun 13, 2024

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Contest

11:44 AM, Jun 13, 2024

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:35 AM, Jun 13, 2024

(June 12, 2024) - The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is offering free 15-inch cable locks that secure most shotguns, rifles, pistols, and revolvers. The cable lock works by running …
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Education

11:22 AM, Jun 13, 2024

(June 13, 2024) - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education released statewide average 3rd grade and 4th grade results for the ELA portion of the spring 2024 Tennessee Comprehensive Academic …
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OBITUARIES
George William “Bill” Marshall Sr.
George William “Bill” Marshall Sr., known affectionately as Pop, passed away May 20, 2024, in Cookeville, at the age of …
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Anita Ann Smith Hunter
Anita Ann Smith Hunter, 69, of White House, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, on June 1, 2024. Anita was born July 8, 1954, to …
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Anna Ruth Sanders    
Celebration of Life - 10 a.m., May 25, 2024 Eastland Cemetery, in White County, Tennessee Anna’s passing marks the end of …
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Patricia Ann Arnold
Patricia Ann Arnold, 79, of Sparta, went to be with her Savior, on May 9, 2024. She was born May 26, 1944, in Colon, Republic of …
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Valerie Kay Carpenter
Valarie Kay Carpenter was born March 27, 1971, to Robert Holman, of Nashville, and Charlotte Smith Holman, of Sparta. She died May …
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SPORTS
Sports photos
Do you have photos of your kiddos playing spring/summer sports? Would you like to share them? Please send photos to kim@spartalive.com …
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Golf team is state bound
After a two-hour rain delay, on May 6, the White County Middle School girls’ golf team took to the greens in the sectional …
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Softball district honors
The White County High School softball team finished their season short of a district title, however, their hard work all season did …
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WCMS softball finishes season 9-1 in district play
After dropping the first game of the week to Livingston, the White County Middle School softball team finished the regular season on a …
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WCHS soccer loses fourth straight game
The White County High School Warriors continued their losing streak on Tuesday, April 16 when they lost to the Cumberland County Jets. …
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FAITH

The doctrine of repentance-Part III

For review, without repentance, a person cannot have a relationship with God leaving that person separated in the present but also for eternity.  Those who do not repent of sin will face Hell as …

EDUCATION
STEM students welcomed for summer internship program at USACE
(June 11, 2024) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District kicked off its summer internship program in June 2024, hosting a …
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Woodland Park provides sensory room for students
Woodland Park Elementary recently unveiled a new sensory room for students. A sensory room offers a therapeutic and supportive …
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Taylor graduates from Northwest Mississippi Community College
(June 4, 2024) - Northwest Mississippi Community College officials announced graduates have been awarded degrees and certificates for …
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Concerns are expressed about girls’ basketball traveling to California
White County School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting, on May 9, at which time they gave accolades to a couple of …
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Sparta grandfather's college sweater connects student's family history to Tennessee Tech
Sometimes family legacy and university legacy become intertwined, like the knit of a familiar sweater. In fact, finding her …
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OPINION

With his border crisis, Biden is putting illegals ahead of Americans - including our veterans

 Last week marked one year since House Republicans passed H.R. 2, a comprehensive border security bill that would end President Biden’s disastrous catch-and-release policy, restart border …