Monthly Archives: November 2002

David Lee Young

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

David Lee Young, 41, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 10, 2002.
Young was born March 18, 1961, in
White County, to James A. and Merkey Miller Young.
He had been employed as a sawmill worker.
Young was preceded in death by three sisters. Loretta, Mary Etha and Rose Mary Young.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Margeson Young of Sparta; one daughter, Christel Margeson of Sparta; one son, David Martin Young of Sparta, four sisters, Betty Joe Young, Mary
Alice Dodson and Hattie Kleisley all of Sparta and Frances Gunter of Rock Island; three brothers, James Steven Young, Arthur Merril Young and Joel Kim Young all of Sparta; and … Read More


David Cade Cagle

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

David Cade Cagle, infant son of Tracy and Tracy Qualls Cagle, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Zack Cagle and Alex Cagle, both of Pikeville; and his grandparents, David Qualls of Sparta, Brince Cagle of Pikeville and Barbara Johnson of Dunlap.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Nov. 7, 2002, at Highland Cemetery. Haskel Randolph officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Vineyard complete with women’s apparel

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A charming little clothing shop, on the west side of town, will amaze many customers as they enter the doors. There are many sizes and styles to choose from such as Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, DKNY, Jones of New York and many others.
According to the owner, Linda Cook, shipments arrive from the overstock items from Macys and Lane Bryant. “It’s all brand new,” said Cook.
She said, “The store is comparable to T.J. Max and everyone has been saying that Sparta needed another clothing store.”
The customer can relax and enjoy the atmosphere as they search the isles for the perfect outfit. The clothing sizes … Read More


Judicial commissioners’ selection still questioned

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
County commissioners had delayed the selection of two judicial commissioners during the October meeting, which necessitated one of the current judicial commissioners to retain her on-call status an additional two weeks, without any assistance.
Lori Wilson, who was appointed to serve from Nov. 1, 2001-Oct. 31, 2002, was requested to continue her position until the commission could reestablish guidelines for the job.
Wilson had reapplied for the position, along with several other individuals. However, a decision on the selection for the two openings for the upcoming term could not be finalized last month.
Terry Alley, chairman of the judicial commissioner selection committee, had previously stated … Read More


Debate continues over nuisance resolution

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
“I am against it,” said Commissioner Dewayne Howard, responding to discussion about a nuisance resolution. “I will be against it even if you vote for it.”
Howard continued with his comments during the Monday night meeting of Steering Committee B and challenged the wording of the resolution. “That’s a lie,” he said, “the third paragraph.”
Commissioner Jerry Lowery, of the 2nd District said, “Define why you think it’s a lie.”
The paragraph in question states: “Whereas, it is in the best interest of White County to adopt the powers granted to municipalities…….”
Howard referred to the portion of the clause that said ‘in the best … Read More


Cookeville man found dead

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A Cookeville business man was found dead, the victim of an apparent accidental gun shot wound, on Friday. Rex Hitchcock, 40, a director of the Bank of Putnam County, had traveled to the rural property in White County, where he allegedly was target practicing with a 9 mm pistol.
At approximately 11 p.m., Friday, the Emergency 911 Center dispatched the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad to the area of Old Cookeville Road, off of Highway 136 north, to assist in the search for Hitchcock. According to informed sources, when Hitchcock did not return home by late Friday, family members contacted friends, who went to the Hitchcock property … Read More


Thanksgiving Day can be less hectic with a little help

Posted on November 14, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The Courthouse Grill
The decorations are scattered throughout the house and the menu planning has just begun. A grocery list is awaiting any new additions for that last minute trip to the grocery store. Family members are calling and making schedules for sleeping arrangements for the long holiday weekend. Nerves are frazzled! However, there is one simple way to stop all the hassle and anxious contemplation about that huge Thanksgiving meal. Don’t cook!
That’s right! Don’t cook! Let the experts solve the dilemma of all your procrastination, and Sparta has the finest locations for cuisine in the Upper Cumberland. So, tell the children, Mom, Dad … Read More


Keith Arnold Erney

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Keith Arnold Erney, 63, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at Masters Health Care Center.
Erney was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., to Clarence E. Erney and Ada L. Statzer Erney.
He had been a factory worker and a member of the National Guard.
Erney was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Clarence E. Erney.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Higgin and Tammy White both of Noblesville, Ind.; two sons, Bryan Erney of Atlanta, Ind. and Robert Erney of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Ada L. Erney; one brother, Fred A. Erney; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Nov. 9, 2002, … Read More


David Cade Cagle

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

David Cade Cagle, infant son of Tracy and Tracy Qualls, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Zack Cagle and Alex Cagle, both of Pikeville; and his grandparents, David Qualls of Sparta, Brince Cagle of Pikeville and Barbara Johnson of Dunlap.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Nov. 7, 2002, at Highland Cemetery. Haskel Randolph officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Velma Mae Hodge Vinson

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Velma Mae Hodge Vinson, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Vinson was born April 2, 1917, in White County, to Phid and Nellie Kate Shadrick Hodge.
She had been a homemaker.
Vinson was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Earl Vinson; her parents; one son, Jerome Vinson; and one son-in-law, Junior Henry.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Wilma Henry, Ann and Donnie Hickey and Kathy and Mark Wilkerson all of Sparta and Angela and Marvin Hardwick of Lakeland, Fla.; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Leroy and Evelyn Vinson, Hillard and Carolyn Vinson, Calvin and Linda Vinson and … Read More


Business of the Week

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
The Clock Shop offers unique gifts, clock restorations, repair and clock sales.
They also offer the Howard Miller line of clocks, including wall, mantle, desk, cuckoo, radio controlled and the Rhythm and Lacrosse line.
Unique gifts include:
china, crystal and hour glasses.
The Clock Shop is open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5- p.m., Wed. 9-1 and Sat. 9-1.


Body recovered in Johnson’s Chapel

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
DeKalb County Rescue Squad members and Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) assisted in the recovery of a body found at Johnson’s Chapel recreation area on Sunday.
According to Sheriff Lloyd Emmons, of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, two deer hunters were traveling to Johnson’s Chapel area of Center Hill Lake, to hunt, when they discovered a body in the water. The hunters alerted authorities, and members of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene at approximately 10:45 a.m., Sunday.
Authorities said they believe the body may be David Lee Young who was reportedly last seen in the area several weeks ago. Emmons said the … Read More


Grant awarded to BonDeCroft

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration recently announced the BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $84,782 in grant money from the 2002 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
The funds will be used by the BonDeCroft Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is designed as an opportunity for the United States Congress to work with FEMA to enhance basic fire service across the United States. Over 5,000 departments will receive $360 million dollars to support fire protection, EMS delivery, vehicle purchase and prevention programs in 2002.
“When we applied for this grant, we had two … Read More


Honoring the brave protectors of freedom

Posted on November 11, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The freedoms of Americans have long been paid for with the sacrifices and blood of men and women who fought on distant shores. Their duty was to protect the citizens of the United States from attack of foreign enemies and to preserve the nation’s security. These are the individuals for whom Veterans’ Day is observed, and White Countians will have the opportunity to pay tribute to them on Nov. 11, 2002.
American Legion Commander Gordon Scott, with the help of several veterans from all branches of service, will participate in a special Veterans’ Day parade. The line-up will start at 5 p.m., at Bank of … Read More


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