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  1. Two Tennesseans convicted in Iraq shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... involving more than two dozen citizens in Iraq. Two Tennesseans were among those convicted. Nicholas Slatten, of Sparta, Tenn., was found guilty of first-degree murder. Dustin Heard, from Maryville, Tenn., was found guilty of six counts of voluntary ...

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  2. Rodgers helps Catholic run over WebbRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Knoxville News Sentinel

    Wade Payne/Special to the News Sentinel Catholic's Chase Kuerschen, right, intercepts a pass intended for Webb's Andrew Craig during Thursday's game at Catholic High School. Amari Rodgers, the talented sophomore tailback from Catholic High School, missed last season's rivalry game with Webb with a broken collarbone.

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  3. Jury: Ex-Blackwater contractors guilty in mass shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | CNN

    After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square. Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the slaying of the river of a white Kia sedan in the Baghdad traffic circle.

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  4. Jury finds Ex-Blackwater contractors guilty in 'outrageous' Nusoor Square shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 23 | WTKR-TV Norfolk

    After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square. Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed in the slaying of the driver of a white Kia sedan in the Baghdad traffic circle.

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  5. Blackwater guards convicted in 2007 Baghdad shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Russia Taday

    A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for 27 days before convicting Nicholas A. Slatten, of Sparta, Tennessee., of first-degree murder.

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  6. Aaron WrittenberryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Recordpub.com

    Aaron was born on June 30, 1926 in Sparta, Tennessee. He was retired from Goodyear where he enjoyed a long career in production set-up.

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  7. Winnie Virginia BillingsRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 19 | Herald-Citizen

    Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Virginia Billings, 85, of the Old Zion Community of White County, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, from the chapel of Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta.

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  8. Sparta financial group named number one in nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 19 | Herald-Citizen

    ... a monthly basis. He's won the title five times before, but never beat bigger cities for the top rank - until now. The Sparta native has been in the financial field for a total of seven years, beginning with Farm Bureau. He then moved on to work with ...

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  9. Lester Flatt's Hometown Honors him with Historical MarkerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Cybergrass

    Bluegrass and Country music legend, Lester Flatt, was honored in his hometown of Sparta, Tennessee recently when city and county officials joined forces to unveil an historical marker in his honor during Sparta's annual event, Liberty Square: A Lester Flatt Celebration. Plans for the marker began nearly 18 months ago when Sparta residents, Blake and Kimberly Williams presented the idea at a White County Commissioners meeting to have a marker placed at Oaklawn Cemetery where Flatt is buried.

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  10. Man tased after struggling at CookevilleaRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Herald-Citizen

    ... report, Harrington saw three bouncers attempting to escort a man, who was later identified as Mark McCausland of Sparta, away from the bar. McCausland was on crutches and allegedly refused to leave the bar. Harrington approached McCausland after he ...

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  11. Scarlet LehmanRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Herald-Citizen

    ... sons, Roger Lehman of Livingston, and Tracy Lehman and Chad Lehman, both of Cookeville; a brother, Lloyd Wallace of Sparta; two sisters, Elsie Crowe of Gainesboro and Wanda Bumbalough of Sparta; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In ...

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  12. Sparta celebrates Lester Flatt's 100th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 10 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Though the actual birthdate was marked earlier this Summer, the City of Sparta, TN is throwing a free music festival tomorrow to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt's birth. Lester called Sparta his home during his music career, and has family there to this day.

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  13. Bond reduction denied for stabbing suspectRead the original story

    Friday Oct 10 | Herald-Citizen

    Judge John Hudson denied a bond reduction on Wednesday for a Sparta man accused of stabbing a 28-year-old woman Friday afternoon at Love's truck stop in Baxter. Kay Bradley of the public defender's office said Clifton Brown's family probably could make a $25,000 bond.

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  14. Floyd MadewellRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | Herald-Citizen

    ... by a daughter, Lisa Madewell of Cookeville; a brother, James E. Maddux of Cookeville; and two sisters, Sarah Ford of Sparta and Reba Fuller of Cookeville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elise Martin Madewell; a ...

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  15. Sparta man arrested for stabbing in BaxterRead the original story

    Monday Oct 6 | Herald-Citizen

    A Sparta man remains in the Putnam County Jail on $50,000 bond after being charged with aggravated assault following a Friday afternoon stabbing incident at Love's TruckStop in Baxter. Clifton Terrell Brown, 34, of Kinnard Road in Sparta was charged with aggravated assault following a stabbing incident at Love's Truck Stop in Baxter on Friday afternoon around 4:36 p.m. Brown allegedly stabbed his 28-year-old victim in the leg during an argument while they were sitting in a car in the parking lot of the truck stop.

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  16. "Ted" DarwinRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 5 | Herald-Citizen

    Dero Armistead Darwin Jr., "Ted," 85, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in NHC of Sparta. A descendant of English colonial settlers of North America and of pioneer families in the Tennessee Upper Cumberland region, he was the only child of the late Dero and Clemma Masters Darwin.

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  17. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in TennesseeRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 4 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... Cookeville, Tennessee, Wassem Abdalla, Cookeville, Tennessee, Peter K. Herman, Stoughton, Wisconsin, Abby True-Dahl, Sparta, Tennessee, Pierrick Bonzi, Tregunc, France, Arnaud Le Ven, Ergue Gaberic, France, and Gerard Malgorn, Quimper, France. The ...

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  18. Joyce Jeanette KlugeRead the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | Murfreesboro Post

    ... will officiate. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Kluge is survived by her son, Steve Kluge of Sparta, TN; daughters, Debbie Robinson and her husband Randy of Christiana, Sue Clark and her husband Chuck of Zephyrhills, Florida, ...

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  19. Police Reports September 26Read the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Herald-Citizen

    ... According to the police report, Livingston stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Kristie Schrichte of Sparta. Livingston gave Schrichte a citation for driving on a revoked license. Another person arrived on the scene to move the vehicle. ...

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  20. Annette BlairRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 25 | Herald-Citizen

    ... 27, from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. In addition to her mother, her family includes a son, Dale Lindsey of Sparta; a granddaughter, Haylei Cole of Sparta; Clayton Blair of Cookeville; three sisters, Kathy England of Sparta, Robyn Tipton ...

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