Monthly Archives: April 2003

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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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. … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Softball drops three to end week

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

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors get first district win

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

Tammy Wilhite


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, … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Patricia Ann “Patty” Newby

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

Patricia Ann “Patty” Newby, 43, of McMinnville, passed away April 1, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Newby was born July 23, 1959, to Zeb Redmon and Marlene Green.
She had been a homemaker.
Newby was preceded in death by one daughter, Tabitha Ann Newby.
Survivors include her husband, Charles “Chuck” Newby Jr. of McMinnville; one son and fiancé, Brent Newby and Heather Smith both of McMinnville; one daughter and fiancé, Teresa Newby and Justin Rhea both of McMinnville; one grandson, Cayden Newby of McMinnville; parents, Zeb and Sue Redmon and Marlene and Charles Steinman all of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Kellie Adams of … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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