Monthly Archives: July 2005

Family fun under the stars: the Sparta Drive-In

Posted on July 6, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
With all the fun, family-friendly atmosphere of the 50’s, Sparta Drive-In is ready to entertain the entire clan.
Tommy Brown, manager of the Sparta Drive-In said, “Come out one time, and you will be back. The movies are some of the hottest releases, the food is freshly made and extremely good, and the entire staff will do everything possible to give you your money’s worth.”
The beginning of the drive-in movie is attributed to a man named Richard Hollingshead – a young man who combined his two interests, cars and movies, and after trials of how to position cars, figuring out how to amplify the sound … Read More


William Robert Vinson Jr.

Posted on July 5, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Robert Vinson Jr., 44, of Crossville, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 3, 2005.
Vinson was born Jan. 21, 1961, in White County, to Bob and Bessie Mae Cole Vinson.
He had been a truck driver.
Vinson was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Lass Vinson, of Crossville; five daughters, Alicia Vinson, of Sparta, Amanda Vinson, of Crossville, Tiffanie Farren, of Sparta, Hayley Mann, of Crossville, Jessica Sneed, of Ohio; one grandson, Kade Roberts, of Sparta; his father, Bob Vinson, of Sparta; three brothers, Barry D. Vinson, of Chattanooga, Randall B. Vinson, Greg L. Vinson, both of Sparta; and several nieces and … Read More


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