Monthly Archives: January 2007

Warriors finish third in Playground Area Shootout

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite
Bringing home third place.
The Warriors finished third in the Playground Area Shootout in Fort Walton Beach, Florida last week.
WCHS was defeated in the semifinals, but won the consolation game to bring home the third place trophy. Pictured (l to r);
Jacob Duke, Ross Jolly, Aaron Puckett, Tyler Greene, James Simpson, J.J. Taylor, Corey Crain, Josh Brown, Trenton Davis, Kyle Goff, Matt Mitchell, Corey Johnson, Stewart Mitchell and Kyle Delaney.


Warriorettes capture second in Midway Classic

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


WEOC wraps up year with roundtable discussion

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Plant managers and human resource managers, as well as business owners, gathered for the year-end meeting for Workforce Employer Outreach Committee to discuss each of their concerns for the upcoming year.
In March 2005, the White County chapter of WEOC held its first meeting. The committee was the brainchild of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and incorporates business people into a forum to gain knowledge about ways to enhance the community and its employees.
Peggy Mahaney, employers’ services specialist for the department, explained the program is designed to reach out to the community and find out about the interests and concerns of employers, … Read More


Cane Hollow site of meth bust

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A 50-year-old Putnam County man, along with a 33-year-old man from Overton County, were arrested Dec. 24 in a remote area of White County on multiple drug charges.
Franklin Wayne Lewis, of Cookeville, and Randall Gene Denson, of Livingston, were taken into custody in the Cane Hollow area of White County after Deputy Dale Bumbalough, of White County Sheriff Department, found the two men in possession of items that were consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Bumbalough was on routine patrol in the Cane Hollow area at approximately 1 p.m., Christmas Eve, when he was approached by an individual who said he had spotted two … Read More


January is Get Organized Month

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
You are constantly misplacing things.
It takes hours to find that important item you laid down to answer the phone.
The hallway is so messy it could be mistaken for a landfill, and forget about trying to open a closet door because the landslide would take over the whole street.
What would the neighbors think?
The car doesn’t fit in the garage, the exercise equipment is being used as a clothes rack and the dust on the television makes a person think it is snowing on every show.
There is actually a National Association of Professional Organizers, and business is booming for professional organizers. There is … Read More


2006 most celebrated events

Posted on January 3, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Missy Jones
White County celebrated its 200th birthday in 2006, and with all the activities and plans came extra-added events that left the community with a feeling of prosperity and hope for the future.
White County Bicentennial Committee began a series of events that commemorated the great county that has been called home by numerous dignitaries.
City of Sparta also received a $247,000 grant for sidewalks. The city will embark on a new project with a substantial grant that will provide sidewalks beginning at Turntable Road to North Spring Street and then from Polk to Moore Street to Bockman Way.
The 2006 Citizen of the Year was Charles … Read More


Mattie Enzie Bryant Dodson

Posted on January 2, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mattie Enzie Bryant Dodson, 98, of Van Buren County, passed away Dec. 23, 2006, in Doyle.
Dodson was born April 11, 1908, in Van Buren County, to Lee Bryant and Tizzie Johnson.
She had been a homemaker, farmer and beloved mother and grandmother.
Dodson had been a 4-H member in her youth.
She had been an active member of the Sparkman Community Home Demonstration Club for many years and had belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Dodson was preceded in death by her husband, William Mitchell Dodson; her parents; two sons, James and Frank Dodson; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight brothers and sisters, Amanda Grissom, … Read More


Lizzie Jane Chandler

Posted on January 2, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lizze Jane Chandler, 79, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 26, 2006, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Chandler was born March 20, 1927, in Clay County, to William Mitchell Chandler and Florence Hattie Sanders Chandler.
She had been a homemaker.
Chandler was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include several cousins; and
special friend, Loretta Winnett, of Sparta.
Services were at 2 p.m., Dec. 28, 2006, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery.
Billy Hawkins officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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