Monthly Archives: August 2003

WCHS Warriors make good showing at jamboree

Posted on August 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Congressman Davis holds Town Hall meeting

Posted on August 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Congressman Lincoln Davis held a Town Hall meeting Friday at the White County Courthouse. Over 50 people attended the informal gathering that included a question and answer session. This was only one of several meetings like this held recently in the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee, which is made up of 24 counties.
Davis told the audience, “Being a part of what is going on in Washington, I am living a dream to be serving there. But my hope is that my dream never becomes a nightmare for you, the people who live in the district.”
Davis serves on three committees in the house, which include … Read More


Water and sewer rates to increase for city residents

Posted on August 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
“We’ve been talking about this for two years and how we’ve lost money,” said Wayne Rogers, Sparta utilities manager. “We’ have worked with MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service) on a study they did and what they recommend we do.”
Rogers said he had been working with Bill Young, of MTAS, in examining the current water rates to determine how much they should be increased. The new projections are based on a 15 percent increase in water rates to the utility districts and a 13 percent increase to all other water and sewer customers
According to Rogers, he has compared rates with other cities. “Even with … Read More


Warriorettes go 8-1 in weekend tournament

Posted on August 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes dominate weekend tournament

Posted on August 26, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


William Ernest (Slick) Parker

Posted on August 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Ernest (Slick) Parker, 76, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 21, 2003.
Parker was born Sept. 6, 1926, in White County, to William Floyd Parker and Emmie Ann Rittenberry Parker.
He had been employed as a service station attendant by Robert Agee Inc.
Parker was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nancy Klein Parker.
Survivors include two sons, Robert William Parker, of Livingston, Texas, and Michael Lynn Parker, of Sparta; one sister, Ruth Manus, of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Linda Klein, of Knoxville; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m., Aug. 22, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn … Read More


J.C. Conley

Posted on August 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

J.C. Conley, 73, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 19, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Conley was born Aug. 1, 1930, in White County, to Herman Conley and Nora Clouse Conley.
He had been a truck driver for Real Transportation.
Conley was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, J.C. Conley Jr. and James Curtis Conley; and two brothers, Quinton Conley and Milburn Conley.
Survivors include his wife, Melba Conley, of Sparta; one daughter, Jackie Conley, of Sparta; one son, Gary Simmons, of Antioch; two sisters, Naomi Keathley, of Sparta, and Nell Royer, of Louisiana; two brothers, Kenneth Conley and Doug Conley, both of Sparta; one grandchild, … Read More


Juanita Tindell Seivers

Posted on August 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Juanita Tindell Seivers, 70, of Sparta, passed away Aug., 21, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Seivers was born Jan. 23, 1933, in White County, to Nathan and Era E. Seibers Tindell.
She was a retired factory worker.
Seivers was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Wanda R. Seivers; and two sons, Terry G. Seivers and Waymon M. Seivers.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Terry Boles Seivers, of Sparta; five sons, Chris J. Seivers, of Quebeck, Wetzel Z. Seivers, of Unionville, Ronald E. Seivers, of Marbleton, Wyo., Randall V. Seivers, of McMinnville, and Raymond M. Seivers, of Nashville, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Services … Read More


Bobby Parks

Posted on August 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Parks, 69, of Rossville, Ga., passed away Aug. 9, 2003.
Parks served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Covenant Transport.
He was born Sept. 8, 1933, in White County, to Bob and Easter Parks.
Parks was preceded in death by his parents, Bob Parks Sr. and Easter Parks and two brothers, Johnny Parks and Clyde Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Parks, of Rossville, Ga.; four daughters, Mary Headrick and Charlotte Ladd, both of Rossville, Ga., Elaine Qualls, of Nashville, and Cathy Lance, of Crossville; two sons, Charlie Parks, of Rossville, Ga., and Michael Parks, of Crossville; two step sons, Shelby … Read More


Randy Delano O’Neal

Posted on August 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Randy Delano O’Neal, 58, of Winchester, passed away Aug. 23, 2003.
O’Neal was born Aug. 23, 1945, in Eastland, to Robert Shelton O’Neal and Geneva E. Black.
He served in the U.S. Navy and had been a sector manager with Federal Aviation.
O’Neal was preceded in death by his father and one brother, James O’Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Roberts O’Neal, of Winchester; children, John Todd O’Neal, of Lavergne, Taunya Smith, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Rhonda Sandlin, of Dallas, Texas; mother, Geneva Black Wissing, of Chattanooga; four brothers, Robert O’Neal, of Dayton, Bill O’Neal, of Chattanooga, Neal O’Neal, of Spencer, and Hugh O’Neal, of Huntsville, Ala.; three … Read More


Lem Spiva

Posted on August 25, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lem Spiva, 63, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 21, 2003.
Spiva was born to Lem and Lillie Hale Spiva.
He was retired from Bend of the River shooting center. He was a life-long member of the National Rifle Association and Amateur Trapshooting Association.
Spiva was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila Spiva; one stepdaughter and spouse, Mary and Eddy Overstreet, of Marietta, Ga.; stepson, Michael Glass, of Fort Bragg, NC; one granddaughter, Hannah Overstreet; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Marie Spiva and Edward and Betty Spiva, all of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., Aug. 23, 2003, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home … Read More


Everyone lives in a watershed

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
White County Executive Herd Sullivan served as host for the Caney Fork Watershed Stakeholder Community Meeting on Aug. 19, 2003, at the Sparta Civic Center. The meeting was coordinated by the Cumberland River Compact for Caney Fork River Watershed Stakeholders.
According to Karen Smith, Watershed coordinator, the compact is a non-confrontational, non-profit organization whose mission is to “enhance the water quality of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education and by promoting cooperation among citizens, businesses and agencies in Kentucky and Tennessee.”
“We work the Cumberland River Basin,” said Smith. “It begins in Harland, Ky., and dips down into Tennessee and ends up back where … Read More


Captain D’s is coming to Sparta

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
The northeast corner of Highway 111 and Bockman way is getting a facelift. Actually a face-down. The hill that has held up the home of Maxine Hudson since 1954 is going to have quite a bit of its dirt moved to allow Captain D’s to bring its fresh catch to Sparta. The entrance will be located on Churchill Drive.
Bryan Stanley, with Great Southern Development of Nashville, teamed up with Captain D’s to find the perfect location, and this will change the look of the west side of Sparta forever.
The bulldozers will only leave about seven feet on the Bockman Way side and approx four … Read More


Friday night football goes live this week!

Posted on August 22, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


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