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Johnnie McCoin Jernigan

Mrs. Johnnie McCoin Jernigan, age 89 of Walling, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at The Bridge Assisted Living of Columbia in Columbia, Tennessee. She was a resident of Franks Ferry Road, in Sparta, TN. She was born April 29, 1925 in ...

Statewide snow: 8 inches in Chattanooga, 1 inch in Nville

Southern Tennessee got the bulk of snowfall from Wednesday's winter ...
The Nashville area received an inch or less of snow, according to the National Weather Service Sparta received about 1.5 inches, Tullahoma received about 4 inches, Maury County ...

Lodi finishes third at Sectionals

Sparta had too many skilled wrestlers for us to overcome.” Lodi 33 River Valley 32 Wayne Karls outlasted River Valley 195 pounder, Tennessee Hatfield, by a 19-15 score in the final semifinal match to secure a 33-32 come-from-behind victory.

Outreach program at Tennessee parish offers food, clothes, lots of hugs

SPARTA, Tenn. (CNS) — Matt and June Keller know how tough ...
They experienced other obstacles that regularly put a strain on their finances, June told the Tennessee Register, newspaper of the Nashville Diocese. “Our stove went out, or our refrigerator ...

Redus, Austin engagement

The bride-elect is the daughter of Ruth Rhea and Andy Redus of Cookeville, Tennessee, and the granddaughter of Jean Redus of Columbus, and the late Charlie Levine Redus, Ruth Rhea “Pinkie” Hill of Sparta, Tennessee and the late Ira Wayman Hill.

Tennessee National Guard Teams respond to Winter Weather

A shelter was established at the National Guard armory in Sparta, TN to provide local residents without power a place to stay until it is restored.

Tennessee health profile - White County

White County, Tennessee is a Middle Tennessee county whose principal city is Sparta. Sparta is the home of musician Lester Flatt and has been instrumental in the development of bluegrass music. The county also has a number of historical sites. White County ...

Thomas S. Volker

A graveside service will be Saturday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at the Shockley Cemetery, Spencer, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White County Humane Society, P.O. Box 194, Sparta, TN 38583, Phone Number (931) 935-8377, in Thomas’s memory.

Amy New named Assistant Commissioner for Rural Development

NASHVILLE: Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner ...
Sliger was most recently the interim president and tourism and marketing director of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that Sliger was a journalist in the Upper ...

Geddis, Stone wed

SPARTA — Kristin Marie Geddis and Zachary Adam Christopher Stone, both of Nashville, TN, were married on Oct. 4 at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church in Nashville with Father John Sims Baker officiating. The bride is the daughter of J.

Suspects in Sparta gas station robbery now behind bars

Corey Steven Robach, 24, of Sparta and Joel Francis Thompson, 23, of Wayland both are charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. from Grand Rapids News …

Suspects in Sparta gas station robbery now behind bars

Corey Steven Robach, 24, of Sparta and Joel Francis Thompson, 23, of Wayland both are charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. from Grand Rapids News …

Age Of Sparta: combattimenti e strategia per salvare l’antica Grecia da Serse

Pronti a combattere per salvare l’antica Grecia dalle grinfie di Serse? Bene, torniamo indietro nel tempo e prepariamoci a combattere con questo nuovo gioco targato Gameloft, Age Of Sparta. Age of …

Age Of Sparta: combattimenti e strategia per salvare l’antica Grecia da Serse

Pronti a combattere per salvare l’antica Grecia dalle grinfie di Serse? Bene, torniamo indietro nel tempo e prepariamoci a combattere con questo nuovo gioco targato Gameloft, Age Of Sparta. Age of …

Apartment for rent in Sparta - 152 Middle Dr Sparta

Beautiful 2 BR 1 BA Central Heat and Air, Washer and Dryer Hook Ups. Appliances contact detail: Stevens Realty 475 West End Avenue Cookeville, TN 38501 Cell: 931-526-5188 http://www.…

Single Family Residential for $55,000 in Sparta, IL

Single Family Residential for $55,000 in Sparta, IL. Click here for more info, map and virtual tour


This cabinet card features a very pretty woman wearing a feathered hat. The feathers are likely ostrich feathers. She is wearing a beautiful dress and has flowers pinned to it in two places. She is we…

Weekend in DC – Real Estate Conference

I was staying at a hotel in DC that was hosting a real estate conference. I was very impressed with the excitement that the attendees had for how the market is progressing. I was able to talk to a few…

Hangin' in Sparta

Welcome to modern Sparta Sparta (Doric Greek: Σπάρ&ta u;α, Spártā; Attic Greek: Σπάρ&ta u;η, Spártē), or Lacedaemon (/ˌlæsə&# 712;diːmən/; Λακ&ep silon;δαί ;μων, Lakedaímōn) was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situate…

I want to stop fishing in “big seas”

When dealing with “Consumer Audiences” it is often tough having conversations about what comes next, or how to address a problem. When the audience is too big (Big Seas) then often the conversation is…


Beans and peas are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc

Beans and peas are unique foods

bowl of beansBeans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), split peas and lentils. They are available in dry, canned, and frozen forms. These foods are excellent sources of plant protein, and also provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. They are similar to meats, poultry, and fish in their contribution of these nutrients. Therefore, they are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Many people consider beans and peas as vegetarian alternatives for meat. However, they are also considered part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium. These nutrients, which are often low in the diet of many Americans, are also found in other vegetables. Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, including people who also eat meat, poultry, and fish regularly. The USDA Food Patterns classify beans and peas as a subgroup of the Vegetable Group. The USDA Food Patterns also indicate that beans and peas may be counted as part of the Protein Foods Group. Individuals can count beans and peas as either a vegetable or a protein food. Green peas, green lima beans, and green (string) beans are not considered to be part of the beans and peas subgroup. Green peas and green lima beans are similar to other starchy vegetables and are grouped with them. Green beans are grouped with other vegetables such as onions, lettuce, celery, and cabbage because their nutrient content is similar to those foods.

How to count beans and peas in the USDA food patterns:

Generally, individuals who regularly eat meat, poultry, and fish would count beans and peas in the Vegetable Group. Vegetarians, vegans, and individuals who seldom eat meat, poultry, or fish would count some of the beans and peas they eat in the Protein Foods Group. Here´s an example for both ways:

Count the number of ounce-equivalents of all meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds eaten.

  1. If the total is equal to or more than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group (which ranges from 2 ounce-equivalents at 1000 calories to 7 ounce-equivalents at 2800 calories and above) then count any beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.OR

  2. If the total is less than the suggested intake from the Protein Foods Group, then count any beans and peas eaten toward the suggested intake level until it is reached. (One-fourth cup of cooked beans or peas counts as 1 ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group.) After the suggested intake level in the Protein Foods Group is reached, count any additional beans or peas eaten as part of the beans and peas subgroup in the Vegetable Group.



    Found Unclaimed Money in SPARTA TENNESSEE

    What Is Unclaimed Money?

    If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

    Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

    Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

    States’ Unclaimed Money

    • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.



    Banking, Investments, and Currency

    • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
    • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
    • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
    • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.


    • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

    Savings Bonds


    • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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Get a Homeland Security Job in SPARTA TENNESSEE

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



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