Monthly Archives: April 2006

WCHS tennis team splits district matches

Posted on April 18, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


The hills are alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

Posted on April 18, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
White County High School’s fine arts department presents the 12th annual spring musical: April 6 – 8, 2006
The cast:
Maria Rainer – Julie Jared
Captain von Trapp – Brent Lawson
Liesl von Trapp – Jessica Howard
Friedrich von Trapp – Koby Johnson
Louisa von Trapp – Rachael Lafever
Kurt von Trapp – Matt Elder
Brigitta von Trapp – Megan Farris
Marta von Trapp – Annie Handy
Gretl von Trapp – Hannah Miller
Rolf Gruber – Alex Shockley
Max Detweiler – Austin Phifer
Elsa Schraeder – Chelsa Cantrell
Frau Schmidt – Macey Dawson
Franz – Daniel Tubb
Admiral von Schreiber – Austin Zent
Herr Zeller – … CONTINUED


Arrest made in bridge arson

Posted on April 18, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Less than one week after arson damaged the walking bridge at the South Carter Street Park, an 18-year-old male has been arrested and charged with arson.
“Everyone did a great job and worked very hard on this case,” said Chief Jeff Guth, of Sparta Police Department.
Daniel Lee Sumner, 18, of Sparta, was brought in for questioning Thursday.
Sgt. Jeff Hutson, fire investigator with Sparta Police Department, along with Greg Whittaker, agent with Tennessee Bomb and Arson Squad, had been working on the case and gathering information.
“We developed tips through the hotline,” said Guth. “Sgt. Hutson and Agent Whittaker talked to several people, getting statements … CONTINUED


E-911 taking first step toward new facility

Posted on April 18, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
With what has been labeled as growing pains for White County E-911 Communications Center and the lack of ownership of the land where the facility is located, E-911 board members are beginning to make plans to possibly pursue building a new structure in a more conveniently situated location.
Jerry Cole Sr., board secretary and White County emergency management agency director, approached the subject during the Tuesday night meeting. The board had been discussing repairing some of the outdated equipment when Cole began talking about the need for E-911 board to consider alternative plans.
“We’ve been talking about this equipment,” said Cole. “Things are beginning to … CONTINUED


William Robert Carver

Posted on April 17, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Robert Carver, 71, of Sparta, passed away April 12, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Carver was born March 12, 1935, in Marion County, to Dock Robert Carver and Hazel Lorene Hicks Carver.
He had been a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Lila Faye Graham Carver, of Sparta; five sons, William Kirk Carver, Ricky Lynn Carver, Jacky Lee Carver, Spencer Wayne Carver and wife Mona, and Timothy Ray Carver, all of Sparta; one daughter, Judy Ann Kilgore and husband John, of Whitwell; two sisters, Lillie Lou Chaffin and husband Leo, of Eagleville, and Sarah Jane Luper, of Mt. Juliet; two brothers, Abner Kirk Carver and wife Anna … CONTINUED


Annie Martin Lauderdale Mitchell

Posted on April 17, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Annie Martin Lauderdale Mitchell, 85, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2006 at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
She was born April 8, 1921, in Rockwood, to Robert and Ruth Cashion Lauderdale.
Annie Martin was active in PTA at local, state and national levels.
She helped re-establish Girl Scouting in White County, served as president of the Highland Rim Girl Scout Council and vice president of the Cumberland Valley Council. She was twice a delegate to the Girl Scout National Convention. She received the THANKS badge, Girl Scouting’s highest honor.
She was appointed by Governor Winfield Dunn to the Tennessee Advisory Council for Education of the Handicapped and served 13 … CONTINUED


Jack Frank McKeehan

Posted on April 17, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jack Frank McKeehan, 69, of Rock Island, passed away April 13, 2006, at River Park Hospital.
McKeehan was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Pikeville, to William McKeehan and Kate Rose Ervin.
He had been the owner of Jack Auction and Auctioneer.
Survivors include his children, Terry and wife Mary McKeehan, of Rock Island, Bruce McKeehan, of McMinnville, Ann McKeehan, of Smithville, Danny (Beaver) McKeehan, of McMinnville, David and wife Tara Clark, of McMinnville, Oma and Gene Eller, of Rock Island, Jack Frank (J.J.) McKeehan, of Rock Island, Penny and husband Carl Brimer, of Rock Island, and Steven Griffin, of McMinnville; sisters, Lucille Hope, of Athens, Martha Killian, of … CONTINUED


Warriorettes stranded by Warren County

Posted on April 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


WCHS tennis splits pair of district matches

Posted on April 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Justin Derrick Brown

Posted on April 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Justin Derrick Brown, 24, of Cookeville, passed away April 9, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Brown was born Aug. 4, 1981, in
Cookeville, to Stephen Michael Brown and Shirley Jean Young Brown Riddle.
He had been employed by DCI Transportation.
Survivors include his parents, Robin and Shirley Riddle, of Cookeville, and Mike and Georgia Brown, of Sparta; sister, Chasity Brown Ketner, of
Cookeville; special niece, Chloe Makala Brown, of Cookeville; two stepsisters, Vanessa Edmonds, and Latoya Simmons, both of Sparta; grandparents, Reba and Spencer Young, of Sparta, and Bertha Brown, of Murfreesboro; special aunts and uncles, Billy and Lora Young, of Cookeville, and David and Teresa Long, … CONTINUED


Barbara Joyce Greene Alverson

Posted on April 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Barbara Joyce Greene Alverson, 53, of McMinnville, passed away April 7, 2006, at her residence.
Alverson was born March 10, 1953, in Warren County, to Tillman C. Greene and Norene Turner Greene.
Alverson had been employed by Federal Mogul, in Smithville.
Alverson was preceded in death by her father, and her husband Joe LaVaughn Alverson.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas Martin, of McMinnville, Darick Martin and wife Crystal, of McMinnville, and Jerry Martin and wife Angela, of Centertown; stepson, B.J. Alverson, of Smithville; her mother, Norene Turner Alverson, of McMinnville; two brothers, Samuel Greene, of McMinnville, and Felix Greene, of McMinnville; two sisters, Patsy Turner and Frances Winfree, … CONTINUED


Edith Marie Young Ballew

Posted on April 13, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edith Marie Young Ballew, 81, of Bremen, Ala., passed away April 7, 2006, at Cullman Regional Medical Center.
Ballew was born Feb. 13, 1925, to Charles Young and Florence Cunningham Young.
She had been a homemaker.
Ballew was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Clay Ballew, and her parents.
Survivors include her daughter, Eve Blue and husband John, of Bremen, Ala.; grandson, Skylar Graham, of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Lizzie Young, of Sparta; and brother, Herbert O. Young, of Sparta.
Services were 2 p.m., April 11, 2006, at Henley Chapel Baptist Church with burial at Young Cemetery.
Moss. Service Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Hunter … CONTINUED


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