Monthly Archives: April 2003

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


Softball drops three to end week

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

Tammy Wilhite


Bobby Joe Nash

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Joe Nash, 62, of Sparta, passed away April 1, 2003, at his residence.
Nash was born Oct. 31, 1940, to William Hoyt Nash and JoVeda Scott Nash.
He was a carpenter.
Nash was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Nash, one daughter, Hollie Nash, one son, Joel Nash and his mother, all of Sparta. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Christian Hutchings, Madison Dickerson, Dalton Nash and Tucker Nash.
Services will be at 1 p.m., April 3, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with
burial in Scott Cemetery. Bro. Doyle Crawford will be officiating.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Lou Wilcher

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anna Lou Wilcher, 84, of Spencer, passed away April 1, 2003, at River Park Hospital.
Wilcher was born May 14,1919, in Davidson County, to Jerry Stinnett and Bessie Mealer Stinnett.
She attended the Church of Christ and had been a homemaker.
Wilcher was preceded in death by two husbands, B.B. Hillis and Jack Wilcher; one daughter, Erna Fay Hillis; and two sons, J.D. Hillis and R.T. Hillis.
Survivors include three daughters, Diana Grissom and Carol Ann Martin both of Rock Island and Shirley Minton of Dunlap; one son, Jerold Hillis of Rock island; one step son, G.l. Wilcher of McMinnville; one step daughter, Ann Wright of North Carolina; … Read More


Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Potter’s combines selection with personal service
Billy Jarvis
In a rural business environment, bigger isn’t always better. In smaller communities, companies that stress sales volume over customer service risk losing market share to smaller companies that can provide personal assistance to their patrons. Since market share is limited and competition is fierce in small communities, successful businesses are challenged with finding just the right balance to ensure success.
While any successful business always recognizes room for improvement, Potter’s Builder Mart seems to be operating in just the right balance.
“We have some unique advantages that our customers are able to take advantage of,” said Potter’s manager Joey Conatser. … Read More


Warriorette tennis gets first district win

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Victory snatched from Warrior baseball

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Child abuse awareness

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

ceremony planned April 8
Billy Jarvis
The statistics are shocking. The victims are silent and frightened. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 2.8 million American children suffer the devastating physical and emotional trauma of child abuse each day. Sadly, less than 50 percent of children identified as maltreated by any source (other than law enforcement) were investigated by state child protective services nationwide.
Experts agree child abusers rely on the veil of secrecy to intimidate their victims into silence. For one local law enforcement official, efforts to bring the issue of child abuse prevention into the public sphere has resulted in a coordinated … Read More


Swindell awaiting pre-trial

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

diversion in local theft case
Billy Jarvis
A pending pre-trial diversion for Gary Swindell resulted in a case continuance as Swindell appeared before Judge Lillie Ann Sells in White County Criminal Court on March 31.
A grand jury indictment returned the first week of 2003 charged Swindell with theft over $10,000 from Citizens Bank of Sparta. Charges were filed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (T.B.I.) pursuant to an investigation by T.B.I. special agent Tommy Calahan. According to the indictment, Swindell is charged with knowingly obtaining and unlawfully controlling property (cash) valued at more than $10,000 belonging to Citizens Bank of Sparta. Pursuant to T.C.A. 40-2-103, the statute … Read More


Win the battle against aging at the Women’s Show, April 12

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The battle against facial wrinkles has been fought in every generation, and women and men have accepted the inevitable change in their looks as a part of the entire aging process. However, new products have been created in the past few years that help diminish the effects of Mother Nature, and The Expositor’s 3rd Annual Women’s Show on April 12, 2003,
will exhibit several of these life-changing products.
“Women look at each other and say, ‘What kind of make-up do you have on?’” said Dr. Jack McCauley, of White County Women’s Healthcare, “and they will say, ‘I don’t.’”
McCauley and his wife Valorie have discovered … Read More


Bockman Way single-car accident leads to personal injury and property damage

Posted on April 3, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Jarvis
A single-vehicle accident led to extensive property damage and personal injury on the night of March 29.
According to a report released by the Sparta Police Department, Christopher Rice, age 41, of Sparta, was traveling eastbound on Bockman Way at approximately 6:25 p.m. when he lost control of his 1985 Oldsmobile. Rice reportedly left the roadway and struck three parked vehicles on the lot of Charlie’s Auto Sales. Rice then re-entered Bockman Way and cut across the westbound lanes of traffic before driving through the parking lot of Brasel’s Antiques.
The report states that Rice once again returned to Bockman Way, continuing eastbound, before leaving the … Read More


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