Monthly Archives: November 2002

Democrats carry White County in election

Posted on November 7, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
After several months of hard fought campaigns and accusations of negative advertisements, the ballots have been cast, and White County voters chose Democratic candidates, with the exception of one Republican newcomer to the political arena.
The high point of the entire election was the governor’s race, with Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen keeping in close rank with Republican candidate Van Hilleary. Bredesen carried White County, with a total of 3.653 votes. Hilleary, who has maintained a close relationship with local Republicans, lost by a mere 89 votes in a predominantly Democratic county.
Bob Clement, Democratic candidate for the United States Senate seat, defeated Lamar Alexander, Republican … Read More

Pearl Whiteaker

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pearl Whiteaker, 80, of McMinnville, passed away Nov. 1, 2002.
Whiteaker was born July 12, 1922, in White County to Will and Linda Mae Farley Whiteaker.
She was retired from U.S. Rubber Company.
Whiteaker was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two brothers, Howard Whiteaker of McMinnville and Bill Whiteaker of Sparta; one sister, Irene Howard of Sparta; two half sisters, Willie Mae Daniels of Cookeville and Audry Young of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Nov. 3, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Robinson Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jonathan Angel officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of

Collision sends seven victims to the hospital

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
Gary Matthews, 30, of Smithville, and passengers Rhonda Brewer, 36, Scott Hendrickson, 17, Juana Matthews, 11, Aaron Matthews, 11, Arianna Matthews, 11 and Aaron Brewer, 10 were transported to the hospital as a result of injuries they sustained after their vehicle crashed into a tree off Highway 70. As of Sunday evening, authorities said the juveniles had been treated and released.
Trooper Mark Dial of the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident on Highway 70W, near Frank Anderson Road, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Sunday. According to the report, Tammy M. Odom, 32, of Sparta, was traveling westbound on Highway 70W in a … Read More

Health Council questions American Cancer Society about local services

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The White County Health Council is dedicated to ensuring the best quality health services to the residents of Sparta. However, during a recent meeting, several members expressed a concern about the lack of promised services to local cancer patients by the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Pat Baggerly, along with Donna McBride and Angie Beaty, attended the Health Council meeting representing the district division of the ACS. Baggerly, who serves in an administrative position, attempted to dispel any false information about services provided to White County cancer patients. However, two individuals of the council gave first-hand experiences of how the ACS had not followed through with … Read More

A bit of the past at Days Gone By

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dawn Bailey
A new sign and a new location does not mean it is new, at Days Gone By Antiques & Collectables Mall. With over 15 years of experience, Carol and Kenneth Winnett have decided to move Country Road Antiques, from the Shady Grove and Center Point area, to a new location with a new name.
“The old shop was running out of room and we needed to expand,” said Carol. Carol said she likes the new in-town location on Churchill Drive and enjoys meeting new people. She said, “People come from Ohio, Mich., Georgia and basically all over the United States.”
When The Expositor asked Carol what … Read More

Louise Bohannon

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Louise Bohannon, 82, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 1, 2002.
Bohannon was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Sparta, to William “Bill” and Mary Magalene Clark Officer.
She was a member of McClellan Avenue Church of Christ. Bohannon was a retired elementary school teacher with the Putnam County School System and a member of the Tennessee and Putnam County School Retired Teachers Association.
Bohannon was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Bohannon and one brother, Charles Taylor Officer.
There were no immediate survivors.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Nov. 4, 2002, at McClellan Avenue Church of Christ with burial in Lee Cemetery in White County. … Read More

Opal Odell Petty Waggoner

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Opal Odell Petty Waggoner, 70, of Smithville, passed away Oct. 29, 2002, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Waggoner was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Zelma Colwell Petty; her husband, Roscoe Waggoner;
and three brothers, Grover “Buddy” Petty, John Petty and Junior Petty.
Survivors include
three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Bratcher, Judy Ann Waggoner and Opal and Danny Parker all of Smithville; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sherian Waggoner of Smithville and Jesse and Rita Waggoner of Carthage; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters, Lera Tisdale of Smithville and Virginia Rich of Sparta.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Nov. 1, … Read More

The Happening brings White County youth together

Posted on November 4, 2002 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Hundreds of White County teenagers gathered at the foot of the stage during The Happening on Saturday to listen to Tom Madden, special speaker for the event and founder of Winterfest, a youth conference sponsored by the Church of God. The students ranged from grades 9 through 12, and they participated in games and activities throughout the night. The Happening’s motto is ‘Bringing young people to Christ.’

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