Monthly Archives: August 2003

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 … CONTINUED


WCHS soccer team opens with shutout

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

Tammy Wilhite


Anderson fourth at Early Bird

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

Tammy Wilhite


The need for speed

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

Coleen Gorski
Robinson Racing Products has evolved. A business that started from welding and fabrication, has expanded to include chassis setups, truck hitches, fifth wheel hitches and a sign shop.
Owned by Bobby and Lisa Robinson, Robinson Racing Products has been in business since 1988. Recently, they built a diesel truck from the ground up that measures 24 feet long by 42 inches wide. This truck has already set a land speed record on the East coast and will be racing in Utah this fall.
Robinson Racing Products also helps sponsor and maintain a race car that is driven every Saturday night by Floyd Turner, at the Golden … CONTINUED


Friday night football goes live this week!

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

Tammy Wilhite


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 … CONTINUED


Enjoy the celebration

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

Coleen Gorski
From Aug. 20 -30, 2003, Tennessee walking horse lovers will be celebrating the historic Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
This year will be the 65th annual event, and as always, Shelbyville will host the long-time tradition.
Fans, trainers and owners from all over the country will attend and participate in the event. Nearly a quarter of a million tickets are sold to fans from more than 40 states to enjoy the excitement of the event. The 10-day national event includes day and night showings, horse sales, ceremonies and a dog show.
Randy Young, of Sparta, trains Tennessee Walking horses at D & R Stables, which is … CONTINUED


Three strikes for county budget

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Several commissioners had hoped “third time’s a charm” for the White County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. However, for what is believed to be the first time in White County history, commissioners have voted down the budget, for the third time, for the upcoming fiscal year.
B.K. Luna was the first commissioner to speak about the current status of the budget. “Before we vote, we have to consider we sent this budget back to be cut,” he said. “We have a sheriff that needs deputies. We’re voting on the same thing we voted on the first time.”
Luna made a motion to amend the proposed … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Warriorettes are “Set to Kill” this weekend

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

Tammy Wilhite


James A. (Punch) Taylor

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James A. (Punch) Taylor, 79, passed away Aug. 18, 2003, in Lake Placid, Fla.
Taylor was born April 27, 1924, in White County, to Toy and Lena May Martin Taylor.
He was a member of Sparta First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge #375, in Donelson, and the American Legion. Taylor was a retired salesman with a snack company.
Taylor was preceded in death by one daughter, Gail Taylor; one son, Guy H. Taylor; and two brothers, Harold T. Taylor and John M. Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly A. Taylor, of Sebring, Fla.; one daughter, Diane Taylor Sawyer, of Deltona, Fla.; one son, James Mike Taylor, of Memphis; … CONTINUED


Herbert Gene Davis

Posted on August 21, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Herbert Gene Davis, 56, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 18, 2003.
Davis was born March 17, 1947, in White County, to Virgil and Myrtle Fletcher Davis.
He had been a carpenter.
Davis was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Davis, and two brothers, Charlie V. Davis and Jimmy Lee Davis.
Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Fletcher Davis, of Sparta; two daughters, Norma Jean Keathley, of Casco, Mich., and Teri Farris, of Sparta; one sister, Frances Rich, of Sparta; four grandchildren, Donnie Cross, Christopher Williams, Haley Davis Keathley and Anthony Farris; one uncle, Bob Davis, of Hangertown, Ind.; and four aunts, Cora Dockery, Vera Fletcher, Margie Fletcher and … CONTINUED


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