Monthly Archives: January 2004

WCCH delivers in December

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
The stork kept the nursery at White County Community Hospital very busy recently with a near record 26 babies born just in the month of December.
The December 2003 records compare to only nine deliveries in December 2002.
“We’ve had a 15 percent increase in deliveries every year for the last four years here,” said Ann Hellman, RN, OB nurse manager at White County Community Hospital.
Hellman has been the OB nurse manager at WCCH since July 1, 2003. She believes the reason deliveries have increased at WCCH is twofold – physicians and quality of care.
“Offering Women’s Health Services in this community gives us a … CONTINUED


Oma Alice Anderson

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Oma Alice Anderson, 90, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 11, 2004.
Anderson was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Pickett County to William S. and Bam Jones Anderson.
She had been a homemaker.
Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Leo, Ed and Finley Anderson; and one sister, Maude Amonett.
Survivors include one sister, Aude Anderson, of Doyle; two sisters-in-law, Sally Anderson, of Doyle, Eunice Anderson. of Byrdstown;
nieces and nephews, Willow Swift, Roger Anderson, both of Doyle, Curtis Anderson, of Byrdstown, Roy Anderson, of Cookeville, Larry Amonett, of Anderson, Ind., Carolyn Tidrow and Brenda Latham, both of Byrdstown.
Services were at 11 a.m., Jan. 13, … CONTINUED


Radio Shack has gadgets galore

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Radio Shack, 165 Mose Drive, is a franchise of Hi-Fi Village Inc. and offers gadgets of all kinds to residents of White County.
Mindy Webb, co-owner and manager of the store for two years, has worked in the electronics business for more than 10 years.
“My father has been a dealer for Radio Shack, and I’ve worked with him for years.” said Webb. “When this opportunity came up in Sparta, I bought the store from him.”
Conveniently, Webb’s father owns the Radio Shack store in Crossville, which is larger. This makes it easier to order items that are not in stock.
“Because we have easy access … CONTINUED


Warriors fall to Blue Devils 61-47

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes stay perfect with win over Lebanon

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Three vie for assessor of property office

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
J. David Broyles
J. David Broyles, a native of Sparta and graduate of White County High School, has always wanted to be involved in government.
Broyles, Averitt Express fleet manager, said he believes the office of assessor of property could benefit from his job skills, which include more than 16 years program management experience and handling large accounts. He has also run numerous successful political campaigns.
Involvement is the key priority for Broyles. He feels elected officials should take part in all aspects of governmental affairs.
“I feel I can provide the best service you can have at the lowest cost,” said Broyles. “I have … CONTINUED


Votes will count

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Last fall, the Tennessee legislature voted to move the state primary up one month to February.
Since 1988, Tennessee has held its primary in March, when several southern states joined together and attempted to create a ‘Super Tuesday’. The plan did not work. People were not coming to the polls. According to political analysts, it was because by the time Tennessee’s primary was held, the front runners had already been identified by voters in other states.
In White County, only 26.54 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the March 2000 Presidential Primary.
Tennessee’s election is just two weeks after the New Hampshire primary, when … CONTINUED


Teresa Joan Swindell

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teresa Joan Swindell, 47, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 11, 2004.
Swindell was born June 15, 1956, in Wayne County, Mich., to James Earl Swindell and Julia Lankford Swindell.
She had been a homemaker.
Swindell was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include one son, Derik Zooashkiyani, of Sparta; her mother, Judy Swindell of
Walling; grandmother, Vernon Swindell, of Walling; four brothers, Don Swindell, David Swindell, and Darren Swindell, all of Nashville, and Michael Sherrod of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services were at 1 p.m., Jan. 14, 2004, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Springhill Cemetery. Tony Wilson officiated.
Hunter Funeral


E-911 dispatcher fired by unanimous vote

Posted on January 15, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
After listening to evidence gathered about an E-911 dispatcher’s improprieties, the board of directors voted unanimously on Monday, during a special called meeting, to fire Jamie Banks.
The controversy began on Jan. 2, 2004, when Banks was involved in an investigation by the White County Narcotics Unit. E-911 Board of Directors Chairman Jerry Lowery said the special called meeting was to address this issue and determine how the incident should be handled.
Lowery asked E-911 Director Harry Cole to tell the board what Banks had told him about the incident. Cole said on Jan. 3, 2004, Banks called him and said she needed to talk … CONTINUED


Doris Sims

Posted on January 13, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Doris Sims, 92, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 11, 2004.
Sims was born Dec. 1, 2004, in Sequatchie County, to William Hatfield and Josephine Waters Hatfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sam. J. Sims; four sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Jolly and husband, Dwight, of Sparta; two sons, Mavin Sims and wife Shirley, of Doyle and George Sims and wife, Donna, of Sparta; one sister-in-law, Ann Hatfield, of Arkansas; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchildren.
Services were at 1 p.m., Jan. 13, 2004, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Barnwell officiated.


Warriorettes keep record perfect in District 7AAA

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors split contests over the weekend

Posted on January 12, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


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