Monthly Archives: June 2004

Elega Faye Qualls Maynard

Posted on June 21, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elega Faye Qualls Maynard, 70, of Sparta, passed away June 16, 2004.
Maynard was born April 16, 1934, in White County, to Bill and Verna Klein Qualls.
She had been a housewife.
Maynard was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kenneth Qualls and Lenard West.
Survivors include her husband, Clifford Maynard, of Sparta; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki Young, Connie and Mike Officer and Tammy and Arville Pittman, all of Sparta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Cindy Maynard and Ted and Wynette Maynard all of Sparta; four brothers, Doug Qualls, of Ohio, and Ted Qualls, Wilburn Qualls and Lester West, all of Sparta; … Read More


Sonic edges Valley Ford in 9/10 finals

Posted on June 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Red Turner’s takes Little League title

Posted on June 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


D.A. announces new weapon in war on drugs

Posted on June 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Methamphetamine abuse has been running rampant in the Upper Cumberland for several years, and now the district attorney’s office has rallied its troops in an effort to fight this deadly enemy.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, District Attorney Bill Gibson said 100,000 copies of a Meth Prevention Handbook have been printed to distribute in homes in the Upper Cumberland. Gibson said his goal was to have a book in each home in the 13th district, which includes Putnam, Cumberland, White, Overton, DeKalb, Clay and Pickett counties.
White County Sheriff James O’Conner and Detective Allen Selby, of Sparta Police Department, attended the press conference. Both … Read More


Motorcycle accident sends two to Erlanger

Posted on June 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
At approximately 3:11 p.m., June 14, 2004, a mattress that apparently had blown off a southbound Highway 111 vehicle was struck by a motorcycle also traveling on the roadway.
James W. Klukis, 43, of Doyle, was driving a 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle along with his passenger Wendell Klukis, 20, of Doyle when they could not avoid contact with the object in the road.
According to witnesses, a bed mattress had blown off a vehicle traveling south just prior to the motorcycle’s arrival.
Both Klukis men were flown by LifeForce to Erlanger with injuries and at press time were listed in stable condition.
The incident is currently


Father’s Day

Posted on June 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanne Bruce
Father’s Day was inspired by the daughter of a daring pioneer, who greatly respected and loved the man who took over the raising of his six young children after the death of their mother on the Western plains. Sonora Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Wash., wanted to do something special for her father.
Dodd came up with the concept of “Father’s Day”, in 1909, out of love and appreciation for what her father and others like him had achieved. It took a year of working with politicians, religious leaders, businessmen and the Spokane YMCA to bring her idea to life. When Dodd passed away in the late … Read More


E-911 director ‘needs to go’ says chairman

Posted on June 18, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
For the second time in less than one year, an E-911 board member has recommended firing Director Harry Cole.
During the Tuesday night meeting of the White County E-911 Board of Directors, Chairman Jerry Lowery said, “It’s time Harry needs to go – out on the sidewalk.”
Lowery informed board members it was 93 days until time to renew Cole’s contract. Cole told Lowery he had to give him reasons for wanting to dismiss him from his position. Lowery said he could cite numerous instances, which included Cole “lying” about how he conducted his drug-testing procedures on E-911 employees.
Lowery also cited disrespect to board … Read More


Jeanette A. Nash

Posted on June 17, 2004 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeanette A. Nash, 57, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2004.
Nash was born April 24, 1947, in White County, to Robert Alvin Howell and Effie Eller Howell.
She had been employed at Mallory Controls.
Nash was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bobby Joe Nash.
Survivors include one daughter, Hollie Nash Hutchings; one son, Joel Nash; three brothers, Bobby Howell, Lloyd Howell and wife Peggy, Rick Howell and wife Sandra, all of Sparta, grandchildren, Christian Hutchings, Madison Dickerson, Dalton Nash, Tucker Nash; two nieces and two nephews, aunts, uncles and sister, Beverly Roberts.
Services were at 1 p.m., June 15, 2004, at Thurman Funeral Home … Read More


City tournament nearing finals

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

Tammy Wilhite


U.S. Attorney to conduct meth program

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Meth arrests have reached an all-time high in the Upper Cumberland, and U.S. Attorney Jim Vines believes it is time to educate retailers about how they can assist law enforcement.
White County conducted a meth seminar exactly one year ago this month, and business owners attended the event to learn about the devastating effects of meth. However, Vines is now reaching out to White County, as well as Putnam and Cumberland counties, to help them learn more about the meth problem along the Cumberland Plateau.
Vines, who is remembered locally for his involvement in the Operation Webslinger case, will be leading the two-hour “lunch and … Read More


Crash claims life of McMinnville man

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

Jody Sliger
An accident on Hensley Chapel Road at approximately 5:30 p.m., June 12, 2004 claimed the life of one man.
William L. Woodard, 51, of McMinnville, was a passenger in the 1990 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Lester W. Hudson, 41, of Beechgrove. Another passenger, Roberta A. Hurt, 41, of Cookeville, suffered minor injuries.
The outcome of the crash may have been different if Woodard had been wearing a seat belt according to the report filed with Tennessee Highway Patrol. Hudson was wearing his seatbelt and escaped uninjured from the car. Trooper Andrew Goolsby and Lt. Oddie Shoupe worked the accident with assistance from White County Sheriff … Read More


Tasers will protect officers and inmates

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

Kim Swindell Wood
Correction officers in White County have experienced numerous assaults from inmates, and a concerned individual thought it was time they were provided with a better way of protecting themselves.
The recent attack on White County Correction Chief Don Wilson, by a violent inmate, sparked conversations among the county’s residents. One person decided it was time to quit talking and put a plan into action to help the officers. The individual, who prefers to remain anonymous, purchased two M-26 tasers, which are valued at approximately $400 each.
The taser has a probe that contains 50,000 volts. The probe will penetrate approximately 1.25 inches of clothing.
“When … Read More


Warriorettes complete first team camp

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

Tammy Wilhite


Bussell honored with Frontier Council of Leaders Award

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

Expositor Report
James Bussell, PBX installer repairperson in Cookeville, was honored with Frontier’s monthly Council of Leaders Award (COLA).
The Council of Leaders Award program is how Frontier recognizes individuals and teams whose outstanding performance contributes to customer satisfaction, shareholder value, teamwork, and process improvement.
Bussell was chosen for this award because of his reliability and willingness to meet customer commitments. As a team member, Bussell is always willing to do his part and more. He is one of the Cookeville technicians who have been leaders in promoting DSL service.
In the area of customer service, Bussell is very customer-driven, often working well beyond his normal workday to … Read More


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