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  1. Former Blackwater Guards Sentenced to Life, 30 Years for Killing Civilians in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Breitbart.com

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced one former Backwater guard to life in prison and three others to nearly 30 years behind bars for their role in killing 14 unarmed civilians, including women and children, and injuring 18 others in Iraq. Nicholas Abram Slatten of Sparta, TN, who was accused of firing first, was the only defendant convicted of first-degree murder.

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  2. Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Tracy Hughes, right, of Sparta Tenn., comforts the mother of Nicholas Slatten, Reba, as family members, friends and supporters of four former Blackwater security guards gather together outside federal court in Washington, Monday, April 13, 2015, following sentencing for a 2007 shooting of civilians in Iraq. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Nicholas Slatten to life in prison while Paul Slough of Keller, Texas, Evan Liberty of Rochester, N.H., and Dustin Heard of Knoxville, Tenn., were convicted of manslaughter and received sentences of 30 years plus one day.

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  3. Former Blackwater guards sentenced for Iraq shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | WLUC-TV Negaunee

    ... of U.S. law no matter where they occur in order to bring justice to innocent victims." Slatten, 31, is from Sparta, Tennessee; Slough, 35, from Keller, Texas; Liberty, 32, from Rochester, New Hampshire; and Heard, 33, from Maryville, Tennessee. The ...

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  4. Life in prison for ex-Blackwater guard who 'just panicked' and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Canada.com

    A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for killing 14 unarmed civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, an incident that fomented deep resentments about the accountability of American security forces during one of the bloodiest periods of the Iraq war. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of the District on Monday rejected a claim of innocence by Nicholas Slatten, 31, of Sparta, Tennessee, who received the life sentence after being convicted of murder in October for firing what prosecutors said were the first shots in the civilian massacre.

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  5. Ex-Blackwater Guard Gets Life in Prison for Baghdad ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | News Max

    ... were three of the most notorious incidents that stained the U.S. military's record in Iraq. Nicholas Slatten, 31, of Sparta, Tennessee, was convicted of murder by a federal jury of eight women and four men in Washington. Three of his co-workers were ...

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  6. 10 Things to Know for TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... to Seattle when a pilot hears banging after a baggage handler fell asleep in the plane's cargo hold. Tracy Hughes of Sparta Tenn., right, comforts the mother of Nicholas Slatten, Reba, left, as family members, friends, and supporters of four former ...

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  7. Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacre get stiff sentencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Philly.com

    ... convictions on voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges. A fourth contractor, former sniper Nicholas A. Slatten of Sparta, Tenn., received a mandatory sentence of life for his conviction on one count of first-degree murder. "The defendants appear ...

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  8. Springer, Rodney ClarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Visalia Times-Delta

    April 7, 2015 Sparta, TN Rodney Clark Springer was born in Garrett, Indiana, December 26, 1955, though he spent most of his life in California. He went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2015 at his home in Sparta, TN, where he had retired.

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  9. Blackwater guards get lengthy prison sentences for Iraq shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Missourian

    ... of U.S. law no matter where they occur in order to bring justice to innocent victims." Slatten, 31, is from Sparta, Tennessee; Slough, 35, from Keller, Texas; Liberty, 32, from Rochester, New Hampshire; and Heard, 33, from Maryville, Tennessee. The ...

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  10. Stiff sentences for ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | McClatchy

    In a large courtroom packed with family members, supporters and survivors, three of the former Blackwater – now known as Academi – men received prison sentences of 30 years plus a day following their convictions on multiple voluntary manslaughter and weapons charges. A fourth contractor, ex-sniper Nicholas A. Slatten of Sparta, Tenn., received a mandatory sentence of life for his conviction on one count of first-degree murder.

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  11. All-Uc Boys: Henderson put up big numbers to earn Player of the Year honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Herald-Citizen

    It had been 16 years since the White County boys had made it back to the TSSAA Class AAA state tournament. For several members of the Warrior squad, they were in diapers or not even born the last time the Sparta boys trekked down to Murfreesboro to compete for prep basketball's highest prize in 1999.

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  12. TN company fined in December trench collapse in Roane CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... collapse in Roane County that ended up burying a worker in dirt up to his chest. Danson Construction, which has a Sparta, Tenn., mailing address, is being fined $3,200 for violations related to excavation requirements and $3,200 for violations tied ...

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  13. Buzz Darty Jr.Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Herald-Citizen

    ... Ahjanay Darty and Mariah Darty, both of Nashville, Brooklyn Darty and Tyson Darty, both of Cookeville, Aaron Darty of Sparta, and Austin and Jordan Williams, both of Cookeville; seven brothers and sisters, Angela Darty of Indiana and Thelma Darty of ...

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  14. Ruth Billings Stewart, 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Http

    Ruth Billings Stewart, 90, of Sparta died Friday, April 3, at NHC of Sparta. At the time of passing, she was surrounded by all of her children and grandchildren.

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  15. Mildred BowmanRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Herald-Citizen

    ... Veers and Star Bowman, Haiden Bowman and Audrey Bowman; and by two brothers, Paul Wilmoth and wife Shirley of Sparta and Carl Wilmoth of Cookeville. Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. Please share ...

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  16. Boyd DyerRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Herald-Citizen

    ... Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wilmoth, Velladean Dyer and Peggy Dyer of Cookeville; brothers-in-law, James Ford of Sparta and Ordue Young of Portland, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dyer was preceded in death by ...

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  17. Harold HensleyRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Herald-Citizen

    Funeral services for Harold Franklin Hensley, 69 of Sparta, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Mr. Hensley retired after 30 plus years with Mallory, then went on to work at Indian Mound Boys Home.

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  18. Ruth StewartRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Herald-Citizen

    Funeral services for Ruth Billings Stewart, 90, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Old Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Stewart passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at NHC of Sparta, surrounded by all of her children and grandchildren.

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  19. William HollemanRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 5 | Herald-Citizen

    ... plus years. He is survived by his cousin, Randy Adams and wife Debbie of Cookeville, their daughter, Terry Adams of Sparta and fiance, Chris Stubblefield; close friends, Clara McDonald, Ellen Walker, Kirk Lesko and Marcia Borys, all of Cookeville; ...

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  20. FISHER, Minnie BellRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | Dayton Daily News

    News Death Notice FISHER, Minnie Bell Age 83, lost her battle with cancer Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Beavercreek, Ohio. Minnie was born April 1, 1931 Sparta, Tennessee.

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