Monthly Archives: December 2006

Josie P. Warren

Posted on December 21, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Josie P. Warren, 90, of McMinnville, passed away Dec. 19, 2006, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville.
Warren was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Warren County, to John Thomas McGregor and Mollie Martin.
She had been a homemaker.
Warren was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Warren and one son, Sonny Warren.
Survivors include four daughters, Melba McBride, of Tullahoma, Janis and her husband Jimmy Mason, of Quebeck, Kay and her husband Richard Hobbs, of McMinnville, and Queita and her husband Sonny Roberts, of McMinnville; 11 grandchildren, Pam Hodges, of Tullahoma, Debbie Ragan, of Missouri, Melanie Holt, of Tullahoma, Bryon Mason, of Gallatin, Janet Kirby, of Sparta, … Read More


Malcolm David Price

Posted on December 21, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Malcolm David Price, 72, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 19, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Price was born June 30, 1934, in Coffee County, to Martin and Mattie Lee Dodson Price.
He had worked for the State of Tennessee and had been in the National Guard.
Price was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Price.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Joyce Slatten Price; one daughter, Judy Lockhart, of Sparta; and two nephews, John and Danny Price, both of Sparta.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m., Dec. 21, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m., Dec. 22, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial … Read More


Save-A-Lot celebrates 10 years of bringing low prices to Sparta

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Save-A-Lot opened for business 10 years ago and has experienced success and stability thanks to the company philosophy of low pricing, clean stores and friendly service.
To celebrate the store’s 10-year success and to show appreciation to their loyal customers, Save-A-Lot is giving away a Magnavox television to one lucky winner.
Drop in and enter the contest. The drawing will be Dec. 23, 2006.
According to store manager Mike Thorne, Save-A-Lot typically likes to move into smaller communities where they can have a big impact by offering a good product at a great price.
The corporation prides itself on incredible buying power, self-distribution, low overhead and … Read More


Warriors tame Tigers for sixth win of season

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes hold off DeKalb County 54-43

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Boy who lost father in Iraq meets Peyton Manning

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
Austin Gourley is a young boy who has experienced heartache and sorrow since learning his father was killed in Iraq in February, but with the help of some people from Sparta who have very big hearts, his lifelong dream of meeting Peyton Manning became a reality.
One month into his second tour of duty, Staff Sgt. Gregson Gourley, lost his life, along with three other soldiers, to an Improvised Explosive Device [IED].
It was Feb. 22, 2006.
Gourley left behind a wife and four children.
Austin, the oldest child, was 10 at the time. Austin’s father had always told him if anything ever happened while he … Read More


$8,000 approved for first responders

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
An all-volunteer group of White Countians who can provide medical help that could mean the difference between life and death has been approved by White County Budget Committee to receive $8,000 in funding for equipment and training.
James Bumbalough, paramedic who is also in charge of the first responder program in White County, addressed the budget committee Dec. 12, 2006, seeking funding for training the men and women who volunteer their time in emergency situations.
“In the past, the way these programs have worked, the fire departments have funded them for the people they send,” said Bumbalough. “This is not a cheap class. It’s $300 … Read More


E-911 changing equipment

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Law enforcement officials and private citizens will soon be serviced more efficiently with the installation of new equipment at White County Communications Center.
From the confines a closet-sized space to the center now on Crossville Highway, dispatching services for Sparta and White County law enforcement has steadily progressed. Now, the center is in the process of an equipment changeover that will provide the latest developments in technological innovation and enable dispatchers to more effectively perform their jobs.
During the next few weeks, dispatchers will be operating from the Homeland Security trailer that was transported to White County and set up on the E-911 property. Wayne … Read More


The perfect gift

Posted on December 19, 2006 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
While it has been said, “It’s the thought that counts,” nothing adds stress to the holidays like trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one.
Children would seem to be the easiest on the list to please. But with all the latest technology and state-of-the-art bells and whistles, it is becoming more of a challenge to find a great gift at a reasonable price.
Dolls and trains are always in style for the younger children, but the older children can be a little tricky. The electronic age has exploded, creating an entire generation of “gamers.” Searching for the latest video game or game … Read More


Alexander visits White County for his ‘marching orders’

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

Kim Swindell Wood
The former governor of Tennessee who became famous for his walk across the state during his 1978 campaign returned to White County on Tuesday in his capacity as U.S. Senator to visit with constituents and reminisce with some old friends.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander made a brief stop in Sparta on Tuesday at White County Courthouse and spoke with county and city officials, as well as other members of the public who gathered in the courtroom to hear from the man who now represents them in Washington D.C. Alexander, who was well-known for his trademark red plaid shirts during his gubernatorial campaign in the late … Read More


Freshmen settle for split with Cookeville

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

Tammy Wilhite
Looking inside.
Warrior freshman, Jeff Griffin, looks from someone inside the paint during the Warriors’ loss to Cookeville Monday.


Evelyn Roberts Goodson

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

Evelyn Roberts Goodson, 73, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 14, 2006, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Goodson was born Oct. 19, 1933, in White County, to Norman Eldridge Roberts and Minnie Silcox Roberts.
She had been a shirt factory worker.
Goodson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earnest Goodson, and her parents.
Survivors include four daughters, Sadie and husband L.K. Young, of Sparta, Donna and husband Bobby Joe Kirby, of Sparta, Debbie and husband William Earnest Miller, of Sparta ,and Dianne and husband Paul Miller, of Sparta; one son, Robert Darrell Goodson Sr. and wife Cathryn Goodson, of Sparta; one brother, Carl Roberts, of Sparta; three … Read More


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