Monthly Archives: April 2003

E-911 board elects new chairman

Posted on April 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Termination of E-911
director requested
Kim Swindell Wood
“I think there’s a grave concern about the management of 911,” said Hoyt Jones, E-911 board member and vice-mayor of Sparta. “It’s this board’s duty to take things in their hands. Let’s terminate our director.”
Jones made a motion, which was seconded by Ben Gardenhire, to relieve E-911 director, Harry Cole, of his duties. Jones’ remarks brought an onslaught of comments of disbelief from two board members. Jones said he had been visited by numerous individuals and had received countless phone calls about how White County residents were upset with the problems at E-911.
“I don’t see where Harry’s done … Read More


W.C.H.S. Top Ten,

Posted on April 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

in their own words
expositor report
As a continuing weekly feature leading to graduation week, The Expositor will be profiling members of the academic Top Ten for the Class of 2003. While these scholars are sometimes separated by only hundredths of points, the interests and personal characteristics among these gifted seniors varies from subtle to extreme. In celebration of their achievements and the unique diversity that each brings to the Class of 2003, The Expositor is proud to present the academic Top Ten…in their own words.
Kelsy
Austin
I’m Kelsy Austin, and I’m extremely excited to be graduating as number 10 in the class of 2003! I’ve known … Read More


Seller concerns heard

Posted on April 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Beer board
levies fines
Mike Dickerson
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, acting as the city beer board, levied fines and listened to beer sellers concerns at a meeting Thursday, April 3.
The board convened to review action concerning the permits held by the businesses, after a sting operation caught six local sellers neglecting to ask for identification, and consequently selling beer to an operative with the Tennessee
Alcoholic Beverage Commission who was under the age of 21.
The operation was conducted by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Sparta Police Department. Five of the businesses (Food Lion was granted a continuance in court) appeared in … Read More


Baseball blanked by #4 ranked Riverdale

Posted on April 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Farley in critical condition at Erlanger after alleged assault

Posted on April 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
An alleged aggravated assault on the afternoon of April 4 resulted in a Sparta man being life-flighted to Erlanger Medical Center.
According to a report released by the Sparta Police Department, officers were dispatched to the park on Klondike Street at approximately 4:22 p.m. in reference to an assault complaint. Upon arrival, officers located Johnny Farley, age 46, of King Street, lying unresponsive on a picnic table. White County E.M.S. was alerted to the scene, and Farley was transported to White County Community Hospital before being life-flighted to Erlanger Medical Center as a result of apparent severe head trauma.
John Roberts Jr., age 28, of Taft … Read More


Warrior tennis gets first victory of season

Posted on April 10, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Elizabeth Greene

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elizabeth Greene, 89, of Walling, passed away April 3, 2003, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Greene was born June 7, 1913, in Hamilton County, to Edward Montelius Felton and Myrtle Jernigan Felton.
She was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church. Greene was retired from teaching at White County High School.
Greene was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Greene; one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include four sons, Charles E. Greene of Walling, Stanton L. Greene of South Pittsburg, Gary R. Greene of Crossville
and William A. Greene of Chattanooga; one daughter,
Sue Myers of Chattanooga; 11 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Services were at 8 … Read More


William Perry Graham

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Perry Graham, 73, of Sparta, passed away April 3, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Graham was born Nov. 27, 1929, in White County, to Luther J. Graham and Almyra Ray Graham.
He had served in the U.S. Navy and had been a farmer.
Graham was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Graham of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Gail Graham of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Denise and David Breeding of Knoxville; one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Betty Graham of Sparta; five grandchildren, Billy Graham and David Graham both of Sparta; and De De Owen, Rodney Owen and … Read More


Wilma Gwendolyn Holdbrooks

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilma Gwendolyn Holdbrooks, 58, of Sparta, passed away April 3, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Holdbrooks was born April 23, 1944, in Hamilton County, to Mack and Vivian Pickett Lunsford.
She had been a factory worker.
Holdbrooks was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Kilgore of Sparta and Vannice Cloudus of Ringold, Ga.; two grandchildren, Kristin Colson and Melissa Kilgore; four sisters, Glenda, Geraldine, Donna and Kathy; one brother, Gary; and two aunts, Ruby Golden of Sparta and Johnnie Bowen of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.
Services were at 2 p.m., April 5, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. … Read More


William B. King

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William B. King, 80, of Spencer, passed away April 2, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
King was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Horry County, S.C., to William Doyle and Sallie F. King.
King attended the Methodist Church and had been a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella E. King; two brothers, Thomas J. King and Warren P. King; one grandchild, Zachariah King; and one great grandchild, Kara Cox.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Billie and Michael Doris of Crossville and Betty and Billy Banker and Bobbie King all of Spencer; one son, Phillip King of Spencer; one sister, Ruth … Read More


Wanda Stewart

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wanda Stewart, 70, of Sparta, passed away April 2, 2003, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
Stewart was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Jackson County, to William Joe Neill and Flora Flatt Neill.
She had been a homemaker.
Stewart was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Pati Hardy of Sparta; three brothers, Aaron Neill of California and Thruman Neill and Thurman Neill both of Baxter; and three granddaughters, Angie Garrett, Dreama Bush and Taylor Hardy all of Sparta.
Services were eat 3 p.m., April 5, 2003, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Gallatin City Memorial Cemetery. P.J. Hardy and Bro. Fate … Read More


Services on display at Women’s Show

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Breathe a sigh of relief with
Pro Air Respiratory Services
Kim Swindell Wood
“We offer diagnostic services that other companies don’t offer, with licensed medical professionals,” said Scott Acuff, registered nurse and co-owner of Pro Air Respiratory Services.
Respiratory and heart problems are life-altering ailments, which can sometimes put a halt to an ordinarily active lifestyle. However, the experts at Pro Air Respiratory Services can provide the services needed to put a patient back on the road to recovery, and they will be displaying some of their equipment at The Expositor’s Women’s Show April 12, 2003.
Vincent K. Gamble, certified respiratory therapist, and Scott E. Acuff, registered nurse, … Read More


Women’s Show features

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cute as a Button fashions
Kim Swindell Wood
“I’m really looking forward to the Women’s Show,” said Sheila Eller, owner of Cute As A Button. “I’ll have the opportunity to display my new clothing lines, as well as my top quality consignment selections.”
Walking into Cute As A Button, at their new location on Liberty Square, instantly gives the customer a sense of family. Eller, who is less than four weeks away from giving birth to her second child, welcomes everyone with open arms and a warm and friendly smile.
Eller’s business originally opened Jan. 15, 2003, and she moved to Liberty Square in January 2003. The new … Read More


Narcotics Unit garners multiple

Posted on April 7, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

arrests with tips from hotline
Kim Swindell Wood
The White County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit has kept busy the past seven days, with multiple arrests for drug-related and other charges. Members of the unit attribute the crackdown to the Narcotics Hotline, which is available for citizens to call with tips about illegal activities.
A spokesman for the newly-formed unit said the criminals should be aware the citizens are using the phone line to help law enforcement officials “take back our county from the drug dealers and the illegal activities that have been going on.”
According to Jerry Cole Sr., emergency management director, 11 arrests were made, with three … Read More


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