Monthly Archives: June 2004

Meth reality for retailers

Posted on June 29, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
All ingredients for manufacturing meth can be found in most retail stores, and law enforcement officials are prosecuting unscrupulous merchants who make these materials more accessible to the drugmakers.
“You can be one step removed and still be culpable,” said U.S. Attorney Jim Vines, during a recent program for Upper Cumberland retailers. “Most [retailers] are reputable, but there are rogues out there. We want to get the word out to the rogues that you just can’t do that.”
Vines was the first speaker at the special conference for area merchants, on June 22, 2004, at Nashville Tech, in Cookeville.
The program was designed to give … Read More


Warriors finish second stint at Tech team camp

Posted on June 29, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


E-911 committee debates expansion

Posted on June 29, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White County E-911 is experiencing some growing pains, but the four-member building committee is unsure about expanding the facility because of a clause in the deed.
Construction began for the E-911 Communications, in 1994, during the administration of White County Executive Ernest Bennett. A search committee was looking for a prime location for the building, and Bennett agreed to donate a portion of land on Crossville Highway. Bennett and his wife own a majority of the property on either side of the highway, which also adjoins their residence.
The clause in the deed states “… this conveyance is subject to a right of reversion in … Read More


New child restraint law

Posted on June 29, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
The number one killer of children age14 and under is unintentional injury, half of which are sustained in car crashes.
Effective July 1, 2004, a new law in Tennessee will require every child between the ages of four and eight and less than five feet in height to ride in a child safety seat. If the child is not between age four and eight, but is less than five feet in height, he/she must still use a seat belt system meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards. Current law in Tennessee applies to children under the age of four.
This means a child who may already be … Read More


Local All Star tourneys begin today

Posted on June 29, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Bobby Eugene Measles

Posted on June 28, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bobby Eugene Measles, 66, of Antioch, formerly of Sparta, passed away June 26, 2004.
Measles was born March 25, 1938, in White County, to Paskell Woodrow Measles and Louvena Jones Measles.
He had been employed in the construction industry.
Measles was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Ronald Wayne Measles, Richard Dale Measles and Donald Ray Measles.
Survivors include three children, Sandra Holman, of Sparta, Kimberly Measles, of Antioch, Victor Measles, of Lavergne; one sister, Mary Jane Holland, of Sparta; six brothers, Kenny Measles, Tom Measles, Paul Measles, Erbie Measels, James Measles, Darrell Measles, all of Sparta; two stepdaughters, Diane Allen, Gail Moseley, both of … Read More


Hardy Kilgore

Posted on June 28, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hardy Kilgore, 50, of Sparta, passed away June 24, 2004.
Kilgore was born Aug. 20, 1953, in Chattanooga, to Hardy Kilgore and Ruby Kilgore Golden, of Sparta.
He had been a carpenter.
Kilgore was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Larry Kilgore, Charles Cannon; and one grandson, Matthew White.
Survivors include his wife, Joann Kilgore, of Sparta; two daughters, Tammy Slatten, of Sparta, Brandy Kilgore, of Chattanooga; two sons, Brandon Kilgore, of Sparta, Jackie White, of Sparta; mother, Ruby Kilgore Golden, of Sparta; five sisters, Phyllis Graham, Mary Ann Smith, Regina Totherow, all of Chattanooga, Wanda Forgery, of Sparta, Elizabeth Anderson, of Ft. Payne, Ala.; one … Read More


Irene Woolbright Bush

Posted on June 28, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Irene Woolbright Bush, 96, of Cookeville, passed away June 27, 2004.
Bush was born Nov. 18, 1907, in Jackson County, to Orville Woolbright and Letha Coomer Woolbright.
She had been a homemaker.
Bush was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adrian Bush Sr.; one son, Adrian Bush Jr.; three brothers, Harley Woolbright, Anthon Woolbright, Samuel Woolbright; three sisters, Auta Letner, Auda Hammons, and Ella Mae Woolbright.
Survivors include four daughters, Louise Eldridge, of Rickman, Doris Robbins, Carolyn Chaffin, both of Cookeville, Mary Phares, of Dothan, Ala.; one son, James W. Bush, of Cookeville; two sisters, Notie Woolbright, Doris Fields, both of Cookeville; one brother, Haron Woolbright, of … Read More


Steven Daniel Beisiegel

Posted on June 28, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Steven Daniel Beisiegel, 36, of Quebeck, passed away June 27, 2004.
Beisiegel was born Dec. 28, 1967, in Harvey, Ill., to Larry Beisiegel and LeeAnn Sherdon Beisiegel.
He had been employed in computer maintenance and was a former employee of Cookeville Police Department.
Beisiegel was preceded in death by five children.
Survivors include his wife, Shantel Beisiegel, of Quebeck; one daughter, Emily Beisiegel, of Quebeck; two sisters, Debbie Grosheider, of Illinois, Tammy Beisiegel, of Michigan;one brother, Rick Beisiegel, of Michigan; and his parents, Larry and LeeAnn Sherdon Beisiegel, of Michigan.
Services will be at 7 p.m., June 29, 2004, at First Christian Church. Dawanna Lopez and Bob Winger … Read More


Juanita Nadine Randolph

Posted on June 28, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Juanita Nadine Randolph, 64, of Sparta, passed away June 23, 2004.
Randolph was born Jan. 19, 1940, in White County, to Toy Vickers and Erma Dobbs Vickers.
She had worked at the shirt factory.
Randolph was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie Randolph; one daughter, Mitzi Kay Kirby; one son, Jackie Daryl Randolph; and one granddaughter, Angela Marie Carol Randolph.
Survivors include five daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol and Darren Young, Wilda Randolph, Terresa and Clyde Morris, all of Sparta, April Winnett, of Baxter, Shelly Adcock, of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Pat Randolph, Danny and Linda Randolph, all of Sparta; one sister, Joanne … Read More


City budget ready for approval soon

Posted on June 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The new fiscal year will begin July 1, 2004, and Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance to adopt the new operating budget.
Board members approved first reading of the budget, which will require two more readings for final approval.
The budget items are listed in the categories as follows:
– Board of mayor and aldermen: $14,543
– City Court: $32,227
– Mayor: $16,759
– Board and commissions: $500
– City administrator: $147,271
– General elections: $650
– Financial administration: $12,200
– City recorder: $63,745
– Personnel administration: $3,740
– City Hall building: $16,755
– Administrative building (old county jail): $850
– Industrial … Read More


Sunday spiking one more time

Posted on June 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Crash claims life of 64-year-old

Posted on June 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A Wednesday afternoon crash, which occurred during a heavy rain, has claimed the life of a White County woman.
According to Trooper Mike Hamilton, of the Cookeville district of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Juanita Nadine Randolph died of massive injuries she suffered in an accident on the Old Kentucky Road, at approximately 1:42 p.m., June 23, 2004.
Hamilton said Randolph was traveling southbound on the Old Kentucky Road in a 1989, four-door Dodge Dynasty.
Rufus Nicholson Jr., 51, of Clarksville, was traveling northbound in a 2002 Chevy Silverado and was pulling a flatbed trailer. The vehicle and trailer were the property of Smith Turf and … Read More


Ballpark, senior center and strip bars discussed

Posted on June 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Although a multitude of problems have plagued the recreational complex on Smithville Highway, a majority of commissioners voted against a motion to close the ballfield construction.
During the June 21, 2004, meeting of the White County Board of Commissioners a motion by B.K. Luna to halt all work on the ballfields failed to garner the support he had expected.
On June 14, 2004, Luna told Steering Committee B members he felt work on the ballfields should be stopped and the county should redirect their thinking about how to utilize the land. Luna referred to the numerous problems with the land and the lack of supervision … Read More


Gardening: A way of life

Posted on June 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
For Jim Vaughn, gardening is not just a hobby; it’s a way of life. Since he was a young boy, he helped his parents on the farm, and has never really slowed down.
“I was born May 11, 1912,” Vaughn said. “Mama and Daddy raised 10 children, and I was number four. We dug our living out of the earth. It’s a different way of living now than when I came up. The world hasn’t changed, the people have.”
Vaughn, now 92 and still going strong, was born and raised in the lower end of Putnam County, in Buffalo Valley. But, in 1947, he began to … Read More


BASF receives Patriot Certificate

Posted on June 25, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Support. Sgt. Kevin Bryant, Sgt. Patrick Noonan and Cpt. James Hite of the National Guard present a Patriot Certificate to BASF Site Manager Kevin Biehle for the company’s support of Noonan and Biehle during deployment to Iraq. Noonan nominated BASF through ESGR (Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve). BASF will continue to pay the men for six months, and provide insurance and benefits for their families through their deployment. For another six months, BASF will give them differential pay, the difference between their salaries. When the men return from active duty, they will be given their previous jobs. “The pay is over and above for … Read More


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