Monthly Archives: October 2005

Warrior defense tames Panthers

Posted on October 11, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Caring for the car, an all-important task just got easier

Posted on October 11, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
For many drivers, the extent of their ‘vehicle care knowledge’ is the ability to pump fuel into the tank or maybe changing a flat tire.
Classy Car Care is open with skilled professionals to take care of vehicle maintenance.
Classy Car Care Inc., is located at 124 Churchill Drive, directly behind Classy Clean Car Wash. John Koger and Matt Anderson, owner and operator respectively of the business, bring to the new enterprise the continued high level of successful customer care and satisfaction Classy Clean is known for.
“We are specializing in preventative maintenance service,” said Anderson, “With the total drivability of your car on the line, … CONTINUED


City budget passes first reading-again

Posted on October 11, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
City of Sparta employees gathered one more time in the meeting room of the board of mayor and aldermen as they waited to hear whether or not their benefits would be cut.
The crowd had dwindled down to half the size since the first meeting several weeks ago where Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed the 2005-2006 budget for City of Sparta. The financial plan contained three points of contention, which included longevity pay, Christmas bonus and equalizing City of Sparta’s employees’ health insurance with that of Sparta Water and Electric System.
Alderman Ben Holland told board members during previous meetings he felt the … CONTINUED


M&M high bid for recyclables; Tied vote causes standstill again

Posted on October 11, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
M&M Recycling was the highest bidder for White County’s recyclable materials, and now commissioners have stalled their final decision after purchasing committee members split their votes.
For several months, M&M Recycling, which is operated by Mack Seibers, has been the center of controversy at White County Commission meetings, as well as meetings of the Solid Waste Committee and Steering Committees. White County had been hauling its recyclable materials to M&M until the business was cited for violations in April 2005.
Barry Atnip, State of Tennessee environmental field office manager with the division of solid waste management, visited M&M in April 2005 and wrote a notice … CONTINUED


Fire under investigation

Posted on October 11, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Authorities are investigating two early morning fires, one on Dave England Road and the other on Horton Road.
Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Dave England Road at approximately 2:30 a.m., Monday morning. When they arrived, firefighters discovered a small trailer engulfed in flames, but not threatening any other structures. The fire was extinguished.
The second fire call went out approximately one hour later. The caller advised E-911 dispatchers the fire could be seen from Franks Ferry Road. When firefighters arrived at the scene on Horton Road, a mobile home trailer was burning. At approximately 4:45 a.m., firefighters reported the fire was out and had … CONTINUED


Audrey Lee Hodges

Posted on October 10, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Audrey Lee Hodges, 90, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 8, 2005.
Hodges was born April 23, 1915, in Van Buren County, to William Martin and Pearl Johnson Martin.
She had worked in factory and as a senior companion.
Hodges was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Hodges; one daughter, Linda Carole Allen; grandson, Joe Lawrence Simmons; one sister, Mildred Deweese; and five brothers, Raymond Martin, Clifford Martin, Wallace Martin, Ed Hill Martin, and Ealon Martin.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and George Wagner, of Dunlap; one grandson, James Dean Allen and wife Edwina, of Spencer; two granddaughters, Renee Soldwedel and husband Brad, of Dunlap, … CONTINUED


Michael Johnson

Posted on October 10, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Michael Johnson, 39, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 6, 2005.
Johnson was born, Feb. 10, 1966, in Sparta, to James E. Johnson and Peggy Cole Johnson.
He had been captain of the 1989 Vanderbilt football team and was a supervisor in the trucking industry.
Johnson was preceded in death by his father; grandmother, Gracey Johnson; grandfather, Waymon Cole; and one uncle Dale Cole.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Johnson; his grandmother, Nola Cole, both of Sparta; one son, Alex Campbell, of Smithville, two sisters, Susan Hutcheson, of Sparta, Sandra Pachket and husband Ray, of Nashville; five aunts, Virginia Cantrell, Evelyn Cole, Pam Cole, all of Sparta, Mary Parman, … CONTINUED


Clarence Young

Posted on October 10, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clarence Young, 77, of Warren County, passed away Oct. 5, 2005.
Young was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Huntsville, Ala., to Thomas Lee and Lee Bernie Hale Young.
He was retired from Burroughs Ross Colville Co.
Young was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Glen Young, Clarence Eugene Young; twin brother, Clyde Young; sister, Jessie Rutledge and great-grandson, Logan Morris.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Louise Sullivan Young, of McMinnville; nine children, Rose Bell, Diane McBride, Joe Bouldin, Oma Bouldin, Hassie Ross, Margaret Bouldin, Eva Graham, Grady Bouldin, all of McMinnville, Helen Seibers, of Quebeck; 24 grandchildren; grandson, J.C. Bouldin; 30 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles … CONTINUED


Arvus Luke Davis

Posted on October 10, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arvus Luke Davis, 68, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 6, 2005.
Davis was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Clay County, to Jack Cortez and Kattie Ivy Burchett Davis.
He served his country as a National Guardsman, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and a Vietnam Veteran.
Davis was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne Davis; two sisters, Zelma Johnson and Kathleen Love.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Davis; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Sue Davis, Howard and Ann Davis; three sisters, Wanda Hyder, Betty and husband James Johnson, Paulette and husband Kenneth Conley, all of Sparta; sister-in-law, Gertrude White, Reseda, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services … CONTINUED


Herbert Gary Wall

Posted on October 10, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Herbert Gary Wall, 53, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 5, 2005.
Wall was born Nov. 5, 1951, in Barberton, Ohio, to Maynard and Jean Rice Wall.
He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, was a civilian contractor in Iraq and was employed at Yellow Freight.
Wall was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include his wife, Robin Van Horn Wall, of Sparta; one son, Jarod M. Wall; one daughter, Kortney Wall, both of Sparta; and one sister, Debbie Wall, of Barberton, Ohio.
Services were at 2 p.m., Oct. 9, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Big Springs Cemetery.
Don … CONTINUED


Tailgating triumps

Posted on October 7, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
The origin of tailgating has been traced back to the very first college football game in 1869, when according to American Tailgating trivia, fans traveled to the Rutgers versus Princeton in carriages and grilled sausages and burgers at the ‘tail end’ of the horse.
Other sources list the first tailgating event as the 1904 Yale game. Therefore, without a specific point of origin, eating before or after a football game is a good idea. Moreover, sports fans that want to make sure they get good seats will show up early for the game. They might pack a lunch, or the fixings to create a buffet complete … CONTINUED


Bicentennial Celebration plans kick into high gear

Posted on October 7, 2005 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White County will celebrate its bicentennial Sept. 11, 2006, and the celebration committee is planning a year’s worth of activities and events that will salute the place where thousands have chose to make their homes.
Members of the Bicentennial Committee began working more than a year ago to develop a strategy for observing the 200th birthday of White County. Members of the community, retired teachers, veterans, business owners and government officials have merged their ideas and talents to form a final plan for the once-in-a-lifetime event.
Although the actual bicentennial will be celebrated in September, events are planned for every month.
White County schools will … CONTINUED


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