Monthly Archives: October 2003

Warriors on road for last time this season

Posted on October 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Offering a healthy variety

Posted on October 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coleen Gorski
“I outgrew the building, it was way too small.” said Rhonda Dawson co-owner with husband Thomas, of the Natural Answer. They have doubled their space at the new location.
Not only do they carry a variety of vitamins and herbs, shampoos and gift items, they are adding a coffee shop.
The coffee shop, when completed will offer 1200 square feet of space which includes a stage that local bands will use to play christian music. Cappacino, bagels and danish will be on the menu, and it will be a place people can go, have a cup of coffe and visit, or maybe read the newspaper.
The … Read More


Hensley granted pre-trial diversion

Posted on October 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Woodposted Oct.24, 2015
Approximately one year after Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department was temporarily shut down because of financial management, Edward L. Hensley, former fire chief, has been granted pre-trial diversion on theft over $10,000, forgery (18 counts) and passing forged instrument (18 counts).
In a memorandum of understanding (agreement) issued Oct. 16, 2003, through White County Criminal Court, Hensley must pay $10,493.33 to Mt. Gilead Fire Department and meet other criteria to be eligible for the pre-trial diversion.
Hensley will be placed under the supervision of the Department of Correction until 2005. If he follows all the guidelines set forth and makes restitution … Read More


Mt. Gilead resident disrupts meeting

Posted on October 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
committee.
Seibers made the comment while addressing the White County Board of Commissioners, at which point he stood in front of the commissioners, waving a document and declaring how he was “going to go take warrants” if someone did not do something about the check he had in his hand.
He also said he was going to freeze the fire department’s bank account if the matter was not taken care of. Seibers indicated someone had told him he could freeze the account. However, upon speaking with Barbara Losito, secretary, on Wednesay, she said Seibers’ name was never on the signature card or on the account.… Read More


Making a dream home from a sawmill

Posted on October 24, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
In the western end of White County lies a piece of property that is surrounded by a magnificent view of the countryside. Not only is the landscape breathtaking, but a piece of local history has been restored for future generations.
Donnie and Helen Hutchings have been enamoured with the historic land that was once owned by Donnie’s grandfather, R.I. Hutchings, founder of Hutchings College. They bought the well-known sawmill at auction in November 2002 and have turned a once run-down building into a dream home. Donnie and Helen both grew up in White County, and keeping in touch with their family roots is important.
“We … Read More


Floyd Palsgrove Jr.

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Floyd Palsgrove Jr., 75, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 22, 2003.
Palsgrove was born June 7, 1928, in Laura, Ohio, to Floyd Francis Palsgrove and Minnie Esther Buchholz.
He had served in the U.S. Army and Ohio National Guard. He had been a member of Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as assistant chief. Palsgrove was the founding member of a bus ministry at Piqua Baptist Church, in Piqua, Ohio, and was currently a member of Mount Carmel Methodist, in White County. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #355, Fort Laramie, Ohio, where he had served as post commander. Palsgrove was also a … Read More


Maggie Lavina Cannon Lowery McDowell

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Maggie Lavina Cannon Lowery McDowell, 94, passed away Oct. 21, 2003.
McDowell was born May 23, 1909, in Overton County, to Thomas Cannon and Frances Cass.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vance Lowery and one son, Earl Lowery.
Survivors include her husband, Wilburn McDowell, of Rock Island; two daughters, Ruth Hunter and Patricia Lowery, both of McMinnville; stepchildren and spouses, Joleta and Ronnie Reynolds and Joyce and Paul Dunlap, all of McMinnville, and Jimmie and Kenneth Pell, of Sylvania, Ala.; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and one brother, Chatt Cannon, of McMinnville.
Services will be at 11 a.m., … Read More


Robert Castleberry

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Castleberry, 82, passed away Oct. 19, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Castleberry served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of Camp Heights Free Will Baptist Church and Crawfish Springs Masons, in Chickamauga, Ga.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jewell Castleberry, of Sparta; one son, F.E. “Butch” Castleberry, of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Dianne Howell, of Cleveland, and Martha Ledford, of Nashville; one brother, Benjamin Castleberry, of Weisse, Ala.; sisters, Irene Norris, of Chickamauga, Ga., and Charletta Sutton, of Bartow, Fla.; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Oct. 21, 2003, at Chattanooga National … Read More


Audrie “Aud” Delaney

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Audrie “Aud” Delaney, 75, of Baxter, passed away Oct. 18, 2003.
Delaney was born Jan. 29, 1928, in Putnam County, to Byrd Sherrell and Lou Ann Lavever Sherrell.
She was the owner of Delaney’s Grocery and was a member of Bussell Church of Christ.
Delaney was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene Delaney; one son, Terry Delaney and a brother, Carlos Sherrell.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Delaney Elrod, of Baxter; three sons, Jerry Delaney, Perry Delaney, Jimmy Delaney, all of Sparta; one brother, Curtis Sherrell, of Baxter; two sisters, Adell Dunn and Lorrell Massa, both of Baxter; grandchildren, Shannon, Tonya, Terry, Lynn, Skylar Lee, … Read More


Fat Adcock

Posted on October 23, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fat Adcock, 68, of Sparta, passed away Oct., 21, 2003.
Adcock was born Aug. 10, 1935, in White County, to Dayton and Minnie Bates Adcock.
He had been a mechanic.
Adcock was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruby Brown and Oshie Hensley; and one brother, Jewell Presley.
Survivors include his wife, Dimple Poston Adcock, of Sparta; one son, Ronnie Adcock, of Sparta; two daughters, Jane Adcock and Pam Tayse, both of Sparta; two grandchildren, Kaleb Tayse and Tyler Spivey, both of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews
Services will be at 1 p.m., Oct 23, 2003, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old Bon … Read More


WCMS defeats Hornets in Warrior Bowl

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

Tammy Wilhite


WCHS volleyball robbed of trip to state

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

Tammy Wilhite


Wastewater project stopped

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

Kim Swindell Wood
After several weeks of protesting Spencer’s plans to discharge its wastewater into the Caney Fork River, Friends of the Caney Fork have temporarily stopped the federal funding that would have paid for the project.
According to Ricky Dunn, president of Friends of the Caney Fork, he had spoken with John Ogden, who was overseeing the grant money, which totaled $1.8 million. Ogden requested paperwork from the organization that would verify information in the permit was incorrect.
“He [Ogden] said he placed the money on hold pending further review,” said Dunn.
Saya Qualls, chemical engineer for Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), issued the permit … Read More


Brown brothers sentenced in Internet drug trafficking

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

Kim Swindell Wood
A federal judge in Mobile, Ala., sentenced two Sparta brothers on Thursday to a combined 19 years, six months in prison for selling a chemical cousin of the depressant Gamma Hydroxybutyrate, or GHB.
Kevin Layne Brown, 33, and Ronald Keith Brown, 46, both of Sparta, had been selling Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) over the Internet to more than 1,000 people across the country. They were arrested Sept. 18, 2002, as a part of a nationwide operation entitled “Webslinger,” which targeted Internet-based trafficking of “date rape” drugs.
In June 2003, U.S. District Judge Charles Butler Jr. convicted the Browns. The sentencing on Thursday, which lasted approximately 30 … Read More


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