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Going Places, Near & Far: Tennessee's Civil War Heritage Trail Links Up with Early Feminists

They were early Feminists, defying law and convention. At a cemetery in Sparta, Tennessee, where the allegiance to the Confederacy is still very strong and they refer to the War of Northern Aggression, we attend a ceremony to honor General Dibbell who is ...

Woman Says She Was Beaten After Boyfriend Said She Was Not Appreciative Of Him Buying Her Food

Spencer Wade Cayce, 39, of Sparta, Tn., was charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and interference with emergency call. In the incident on Sunday, the woman said they were coming from Fanatics when he became upset and hit her in the shoulder ...

Investment in roads pays off by growing Tennessee’s economy

Paul Bailey of Sparta and fellow Republican Rep. Cameron Sexton of Crossville sort of addressed the problem — at least made an effort by proposing to boost Tennessee’s road fund by increasing taxes and fees on out-of-state trucks using Tennessee roads.

Wilson buys Louisville Slugger

Wilson has a composite and metal bat factory in Hillsboro, Oregon, a football factory in Ada, Ohio and a uniform factory in Sparta, Tennessee. Louisville Slugger is currently the official bat of Major League Baseball, though players are allowed to use or ...

AG: Proposal to tax out-of-state trucks unconstitutional

Paul Bailey of Sparta and fellow Republican Rep ...
Where Slatery says the measure runs afoul of the constitution is in a provision to allow Tennessee-based motor carriers to recoup those surcharges in the form of credits in their corporate taxes.

Truck fee bill unconstitutional, Tennessee attorney general says

Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, and Rep. Cameron Sexton ...
traveled within the state for each commercial motor vehicle weighing 60,000 pounds or more. But Tennessee-based trucking companies would get a credit for payment of the new levies on their state franchise ...

KSP: Semi driver high while driving on US 27

Officials say the driver, Eddie Key, 42, of Sparta, Tennessee, was under the influence of drugs. Police searched the semi and found one gram of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Orion Coolers Proudly Introduces – The Versatile Orion 45

Sparta, TN-( Orion Coolers announces the introduction of the Orion 45 – the most versatile cooler in its line of premium, rugged coolers. Striking a nice balance between portability and capacity, the Orion 45 is well suited for everything ...

Richard E. Passno

SPARTA, TN - Richard E. Passno, age 59 of Sparta, Tenn. passed from this life at his home on March 6, 2015. Richard was born on April 6, 1955 in Plattsburgh, son of Donald and Pauline (Sanger) Passno. Richard was a great outdoorsman and a believer ...

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie was a dedicated supporter of Pet Pals of Columbia, TN where she fostered countless # s 0f cats. She was a assistant coach for “Johnson Construction “ Youth Basketball in Sparta, TN for many seasons and former secretary of Babe Ruth Baseball ...

Jump in fatal train accidents prompts railroad crossing safety

SPARTA, IL (KPLR)- A Breese, Illinois man was killed Thursday after trying to beat a train. Investigators stress caution when crossing railroad tracks. Police say many times when people are crossing a…

Jump in fatal train accidents prompts railroad crossing safety

SPARTA, IL (KTVI)- A Breese, Illinois man was killed Thursday after trying to beat a train. Investigators stress caution when crossing railroad tracks. Police say many times when people are crossing a…

How to become a Spartan Hoplite (in 7 painful steps)

Every morning when I awake, wrapped within the plush duvet laid upon my Hästens Vividus bed, I steel my nerves and ready myself. Why? Because in precisely 26 minutes and 54 seconds my morning workout …

I've Bingoing round in circles all day, and all I got was a saggy ball bag

The other day, one of my work colleagues asked me for an example of an innuendo. So I gave her one. True story (hi Cicik!). The Bingo Race is rife for naughty punnage. Race Director (and possible psy…

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Real estate for sale in Sparta Tennessee - MLS# 895481 by CryeLeike18 | March 21, 2015 at 08:22PM

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A Day in the Life of…Kratos, God of War

Graphic by Brendan McGinley Can you believe God of War came out ten years ago today? In the blink of an eye, it’s already been an entire decade of easy button-mash play, gross cruelty, and incredibly …

Deeper Competition Statistics, Insights and Reporting in Sparta

Today, we’re super happy to announce that we’ve launched the first iteration of our Statistics, Insights & Reporting features to the Sparta platform.


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



The Guardian and a warning to SPARTA TENNESSEE: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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