Monthly Archives: January 2007

How to build a home gym

Posted on January 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Expositor Report
Each year it seems a greater number of people are joining gyms. While that’s great news for a society fighting an obesity epidemic, chances are increased membership at gyms across the country is resulting in longer wait times for machine use. For the many time-strapped people out there, that fact can make daily trips to the gym far too time consuming.
One way to get around that is to build a home gym. While gym membership is valuable for a number of reasons, many people simply don’t have the time. With a home gym, your gym’s schedule is your schedule. In addition, many people feel self-conscious … Read More


$1.8 million involved in broker’s alleged scheme

Posted on January 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A Smithville insurance broker who served clients in White County has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on 15 counts of wire fraud.
B. Don James, whose client list covered White and surrounding counties, was indicted Dec. 27, 2006, on 15 counts of wire fraud. The case first came to light when several creditors of B. Don James attempted to force him into involuntary bankruptcy after he had allegedly lost several thousand dollars of their money through an investment deal.
According to area news sources, a petition was filed Jan. 13, 2005, by a Nashville attorney who represented the creditors. More than 70 … Read More


Bain pleads guilty to attempted murder charge

Posted on January 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A 28-year-old woman charged in the Jan. 6, 2006, shooting death of Sparta resident David Anthony Welch has pled guilty in DeKalb Criminal Court proceedings to attempted first degree murder.
Tina Rose Bain, of Smithville, along with Michael E. Johnson, 33, of Sparta, was charged with Welch’s death that occurred one year ago in Smithville. Heather Trapp, 23, of Smithville, was also shot during the incident and survived. Trapp was shot in a back room of the DeKalb County residence, while Welch was shot in bed.
Bain and Johnson were arrested in White County the same day as the shooting.
Johnson received a life sentence … Read More


WCHS teams ambush Pioneers and Lady Pioneers

Posted on January 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Pouring in 19.
Ashley Page, a Warriorette sophomore, came off the bench to lead the Warriorettes with 19 points in their 89-28 rout of Warren County Friday night in District 7AAA action.


Boruff verbally commits to the Air Force Academy

Posted on January 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


$64,000 from Microsoft settlement goes to White County

Posted on January 9, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White County, as well as all counties in Tennessee, will be receiving software vouchers because of a settlement in a lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation.
According to Tennessee Department of Education, the class action suit alleged Microsoft used unlawful trade practices to maintain a monopoly and overcharge Tennessee consumers.
In a press release issued by the department, Lana Seivers, education commissioner, said the outcome would allow Tennessee school systems to upgrade technology for the benefit of their students and allow additional resources to be directed toward improving teaching and learning.
Each school district will receive approximately $16.40 per student according to the district’s average daily membership … Read More


Kenneth Richard Stahlin

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kenneth Richard Stahlin, 80, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 4, 2007, at White County Hospital.
Stahlin was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Trenton, N.J.
He had served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Woodington Stahlin; one daughter, Robin Lynne Serena, of Sparta; one son, Kenneth Robert Stahlin and his wife Linda, of Florida; four grandchildren, Danielle Kenna Stahlin-Holloway, Terri Lynn Serena, Tracee Garbutt and Matthew J. Stahlin; seven great-grandchildren, Addisen, Austin, Taylor, Tanner, Johnny, Wyatt and Piper; and two sisters, Shirley Pesta, of California, and Maryann Woodington, of Florida.
Services were 4 p.m., Jan. 7, … Read More


Coffee County shoots down Warriorettes

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors roll over Raiders in 2007 opener

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


New laws highlight beginning of 2007

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Tennesseans have only 10 new laws taking effect his month opposed to the usual annual list that contains several pages of legislation.
The new laws, which took effect Jan. 1, 2007, cover everything from taxes to insurance to elections.
The lengthiest law is labeled the Cemetery Act of 2006.
The provisions of this chapter apply to all cemeteries, community and public mausoleums, whether operated for profit or not for profit, within the state of Tennessee. However, some cemeteries are exempt.
The 39-page document details the requirements for such things as the upkeep of cemeteries, information about stockholders and what is legally required of the owners.… Read More


Correction officer thwarts drug delivery

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
The sounds of a speeding vehicle in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday alerted one of White County’s correction officers to the possibility of illegal activity.
Joshua Farley, an Army Reservist who has only been on the job three months as a correction officer, found several items of contraband at approximately 2:15 a.m., on Jan. 2, in a trash can under the front canopy at White County Justice Center.
“I was taking our intake workers up front to clean the courtroom,” said Farley, “and I saw a car speeding through the parking lot real fast. So, I went out to check it out.”
The unidentified vehicle … Read More


Taylor arrested for evading arrest

Posted on January 8, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A White County deputy arrested an 18-year-old man for several violations after he attempted to outrun law enforcement officers.
Joshua Stephen Taylor, 18, of Sparta, was arrested on three charges related to an incident where he attempted to elude officers after they began pursuit of his vehicle.
At approximately 2:14 a.m., Dec. 12, 2006, John Haley, of White County Sheriff Department, was parked at Alcorn’s Market on North Spring Street talking with Lt. Ken McCormick, of Sparta Police Department, when he heard a loud vehicle that was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.
Haley observed two vehicles then pass by where he was … Read More


Margret Ann McKeehan

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margret Ann McKeehan, 48, of Rock Island, passed away Jan. 1, 2007, at St. Thomas Hospital.
She had been a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
McKeehan was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Frank and Samantha Green McKeehan and one daughter, Stephanie Cantrell.
Survivors include one daughter, Bridgett Vientos, of Maryville; one son, Brandon Whiting, of McMinnville; three sisters, Penny and her husband Carl Brimmer, of Spencer, Bobbie Jo Mellulis, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Oma and her husband Gene Eller, of Rock Island; six brothers, Terry and his wife Mary McKeehan, of McMinnville, Bruce McKeehan, of McMinnville, Danny McKeehan, of McMinnville, Jack Jr. … Read More


Cathy Lynn Baldwin Dabbs

Posted on January 4, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cathy Lynn Baldwin Dabbs, 48, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at White County Community Hospital.
Dabbs was born Sept. 19, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, to Ralph Ray Baldwin and Shirley Hall Baldwin Burress.
She had been a housewife.
Dabbs was preceded in death by her mother.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth David Dabbs; one son, Kenneth Lee Dabbs, of Sparta; stepfather, Ronnie Burress, of Pensacola, Fla.; and two sisters, Wadena Grow and Ettia Gail Schlipf, both of Dayton, Ohio.
Services were 11 a.m., Dec. 28, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Mitchel D. Bean officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of


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