Monthly Archives: August 2003

Harold Eugene Young

Posted on August 18, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Harold Eugene Young, 66, of Sparta, was called by home by his Lord and Savior on Aug. 16, 2003, at White County Community Hospital.
Young was born Dec. 30, 1936, in DeKalb County, to Oscar W. and Ollie Mae Adcock Young.
He was a member of Indian Mound The Baptist Church and retired from Goodyear as a mechanic.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Calbert and Barnett Young; and one sister, Ruth Adcock Taylor.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Graham Young; two sons and one-daughter-in-law, Ricky Young, of Sparta, and Mark and Sylvia Young, of Lebanon; one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Ray Murdock, … CONTINUED


Billy Connell Kell

Posted on August 18, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Billy Connell Kell, 61, passed away Aug. 16, 2003, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Kell was born May 2, 1942, in Van Buren County, to John B. Kell and Tera M. Johnson.
He had been a factory worker.
Kell was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Brownie B. Kell.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Carlon Curtis, of Quebeck; two brothers, L.C. Key, of Doyle, and Wayne Price Kell, of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Aug. 18, 2003, at the chapel of High Funeral Home, in McMinnville with burial in Preston Heights Cemetery, in Quebeck. … CONTINUED


Preseason action heading toward the real thing soon

Posted on August 18, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Picking it out of the air. Warrior senior linebacker, Seth England, goes up in the air to pick off a batted Marion County pass during last Thursday’s scrimmage.
The Warriors of White County High School defeated the Warriors of Marion County 21-6 in the final preseason scrimmage.
The Warriors get down to real action this Friday night when they travel to Tullahoma for their season opener which happens to be a Region 5-4A contest.
That game is slated to kick off at 7 p.m.


Jerry Michael Edmonds

Posted on August 18, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jerry Michael Edmonds, 32, of Sparta, formerly of Trappe, Pa., passed away Aug. 16, 2003, at Cumberland Medical Center.
Edmonds was born May 25, 1971, in Pennsylvania, to Jerry Everette Edmonds and Barbara Landes.
He had been a mechanic with Proffit Trucking.
Edmonds graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School and North Montco Vocational Technical School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working.
Survivors include his father and step mother, Jerry and Ruth Edmonds, of Bon Air; mother and step father Barbara and Carl Obarowski, of Perkiomenville, Pa.; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Cyndi Edmonds, of Quakertown, Pa.; one niece, Sarah Edmonds, of Quakertown, Pa.; maternal grandmother, Lola Landes, … CONTINUED


Additional funding released for dislocated worker training

Posted on August 18, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coleen Gorski
Phyllis R. Bennett, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) executive director, recently announced a national emergency grant from the federal government had been awarded to Local Workforce Investment Area 7 (LWIA7), with $2.1 million being approved immediately.
The grant provides funding for dislocated worker training. “We have a real need for worker training in the Upper Cumberland region due to the loss of many manufacturing jobs,” said Bennett. “The number of dislocated workers continues to grow, and we are committed to exhausting every avenue of funding to provide benefits for these workers including training and job placements.”
“The state and federal government provided so much money … CONTINUED


Legion pushing for new recruits

Posted on August 18, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coleen Gorski
“The older people that got us where we are today are unable to continue the work they started,” said Jack Bussell, White County veterans service officer, “and we need to pick up the ball and carry on, so we can hand it down to a new generation.”
The local chapter of the American Legion Post 99 is trying to recruit some new members. Dues run $20 per year, and $16 of that goes toward the national headquarters, and $4 of it goes to the local post. The American Legion also hires lobbyists to fight in Congress for veterans programs and funding, such as healthcare.
On a … CONTINUED


Agee headed to Hargrave Military Academy

Posted on August 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


C3 provides White County High School volleyball with a triple threat

Posted on August 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


WCHS soccer finishes second in jamboree

Posted on August 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


SEC competition is an Agee family tradition

Posted on August 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Commission chairman explains proposed budget

Posted on August 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Animal control is in, then animal control is out. Some commissioners do not want a tax increase, while others believe it is necessary. Some want a wheel tax, and others object.
These are just a few of the issues confronting White County commissioners as they have attempted to come to terms about the 2003-2004 county budget. Wallace Austin, county commission chairman and member of the budget committee, believes the citizens of White County deserve an explanation about the budget proposal.
“In essence, if I had to describe it, there’s just enough increase in there [budget] to be progressive and allow the departments to do a … CONTINUED


No distance rule for beer permits

Posted on August 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The ongoing controversy about the legalities surrounding the recent issuance of a beer permit to Airport Chevron continued during the joint meeting of Steering Committees A and B Monday night.
Denny Mitchell, who serves as county attorney, presented a lengthy synopsis about the issuance of beer permits and the legal ramifications that could ensue if the White County Board of Commissioners did not reestablish a distance ruling. “We have all these bad permits out there, and we’ve discriminated against people,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell outlined, step-by-step, the background of how White County came to no longer have an established distance rule for beer permits. The debate … CONTINUED


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