Monthly Archives: May 2006

RHS ends Warrior soccer season

Posted on May 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Dimple Golden Wilson

Posted on May 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dimple Golden Wilson passed, 81, passed away May 3, 2006, at NHC Healthcare, in McMinnville.
Wilson was born Sept. 16, 1924, in DeKalb County, to Henry Golden and Zora Denton Golden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milburn Leondas Wilson; two brothers, William Franklin and Elijah Golden; and oen sister, Mary Hickman.
Survivors include three sisters, Orleana Cope and Sarah Hunter, both of Sparta, and Gladys Stillman, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were 1 p.m., May 6, 2006, at High Funeral Home Chapel, in McMinnville, with burial in Doyle Cemetery. Ray Skyles officiated.
High Funeral Home, in McMinnville, was in charge of arrangements.


John Thomas Hall

Posted on May 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Thomas Hall, 83, of Sparta, passed away May 10, 2006, at NHC of Sparta.
Hall was born April 25, 1923, in White County, to Thojmas Jefferson and Lizzie Graham Hall.
He was retired from M&H Hardware and had been a shoe storeowner.
Hall was preceded in death by three sisters, Beulah Kirby, Helen Rice and Thelma Hall; one brother, William Hall; and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Clata Ray Denton Hall, of Sparta; one son, Ronnie Hall, of McMinnville; three granddaughters; and one sister, Pearl Rice, of Sparta.
Masonic services will be 7 p.m., May 11, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home. An additional service will be … CONTINUED


August elections heating up

Posted on May 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
With the May Democratic Primary only a couple of weeks in the past, candidates for the August General Election have already begun full-blown campaigns for the numerous offices on the ballot.
The most hotly contested races will be those for White County Board of Commissioners.
With two commissioners elected from each of the seven districts, 27 candidates will vie for the 14 seats.
The most surprising turn of events came when only one candidate qualified for commissioner from district one. Wallace Austin, who serves as chairman of the county commission, has put his hat in the ring for reelection. David Copeland, who has also served … CONTINUED


Vietnam Wall will help bring closure to soldiers and families

Posted on May 11, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
More than 40 years have passed since the first White County soldier lost his life in the Vietnam Conflict, and now Thurman Shockley Jr., along with the other soldiers from White County who lost their lives during this tumultuous era in history, will be honored as The Wall That Heals comes to Sparta.
Mother and fathers, along with spouses and children, said goodbye to their soldiers who left White County to serve in a foreign land filled with strife and poverty. Although many tears were shed as the men boarded the buses and planes, the hard cold reality hit home with the first death of … CONTINUED


‘What’s Cooking’ under new ownership

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
An old favorite in Sparta is undergoing a big change.
What’s Cooking Restaurant was started and operated by Louise and Joe Wilhite. The restaurant has been successful for many years. However, with health problems and the desire to retire, the Wilhites have left the industry.
Judy Smith is the new owner and brings a new flair to the business. She serves a variety of menu choices throughout the day and also offers a full salad bar with a variety of fruits and vegetables.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. A full menu is available, along with daily buffets for all meals.
What’s Cooking … CONTINUED


Warriors go two and out in district tourney

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes take dramatic win in regular season finale

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Providing emergency care with a family atmosphere

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Frantic parents are not sure what to do when their infant awakens at 2 a.m. with a temperature exceeding 103 degrees.
A 54-year-old man begins suffering chest pains after watching a late-night football game.
What should these individuals do? According Dr. Phil Parker, emergency room director at White County Community Hospital, the people should immediately go to the ER.
Parker was the guest speaker at the recent Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon. Parker, who began working at WCCH in July 2005, is no stranger to emergency medicine. He had been employed three years at River Park Hospital before accepting the position at WCCH.… CONTINUED


Century old landmark is destroyed

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Ballard School had stood in White County for more than 100 years, but the structure was old and worn out.
Heavy storms that tore through most of Middle Tennessee several weeks ago proved to be the final blow for a school that saw many White Countians become educated in the early 1900’s.
According to research compiled by Thelma Pippin, the school was most likely in operation prior to 1901. During that year, land was donated by Margaret and J.M. Moore to White County Board of Education for a school to be built.
The school was in operation 50 years, and in 1956 was consolidated with Fountain … CONTINUED


In their own words: WCHS Top Ten

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
As a continuing weekly feature leading to graduation week, The Expositor will be profiling members of the academic Top Ten for the class of 2006. In celebration of their achievements and the unique diversity that each brings to the class of 2006, The Expositor is proud to present the academic Top Ten…in their own words.. .
Jennifer Marilla Cole – # 3
“Hey mom, I made it! Number three!”
You may be wondering what I’m talking about; it’s my story, or part of it. Let me start back at the beginning.
I am the daughter of Aaron and Kathy Cole. I have one younger sister, Macy, … CONTINUED


Vice mayor asks about curfew

Posted on May 10, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Vice Mayor Hoyt Jones told board members during the Thursday meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen numerous people have asked him about City of Sparta’s curfew, which he believes should be stringently enforced.
“We have a city ordinance on the curfew,” said Jeff Guth, Sparta police chief. “The curfew is for different parts of the night. For under 16, Monday through Thursday, it’s 10 o’clock at night, and Friday and Saturday and Sunday it’s 11 o’clock at night. And, at 17 years old – 12 o’clock at night for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other than that, it’s 11 o’clock Monday through Thursday.
“Of … CONTINUED


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