Monthly Archives: July 2007

Sparta man killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on July 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
A 39-year-old White County man lost his life in a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Mayland Road Wednesday.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, John A. Burg, of Red Road in Sparta, was killed at approximately 9:25 a.m., July 18, 2007.
Trooper David Jones said Burg was traveling south on Mayland Road, in Cumberland County. Burg passed a vehicle “on the double yellow line approaching a curve, and lost control while negotiating the curve. Burg then left the right side of the roadway and struck a tree on the side of the roadway.”
It is unknown whether Burg was wearing a helmet at the time of the … CONTINUED


Bateman picked up in Warren County

Posted on July 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
White County Sheriff Department is happy to have one more violator as a resident at White County Jail.
Michael D. Bateman, 37, has been wanted for violation of probation since Jan. 11, 2001.
According to Detective Chris Isom, Bateman was picked up in Warren County, from a tip, “because they saw it on the website.”
Bateman was booked into the White County Jail, on July 18, and is being held without bond.
A second man was picked up by law enforcement this week, who was found by officers receiving a tip from a resident. Randall L. Woody, 39, of Sparta, was booked into the Putnam County … CONTINUED


Are unemployment rates accurate?

Posted on July 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White County’s unemployment rates are beginning to decline – or at least that is what the statistics indicate.
The two-digit figures have slowly declined to a single number,over the past year.However, critics of the way in which unemployment rates are determined say the figures do not show “the big picture.” Why?
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, several methods can be used to determine the unemployment of a specified area.
Unemployment is measured by a formula that may not accurately reflect the jobless rates.
“Unemployed workers” are workers willing and able to work for pay, but who are not able to find jobs.
The … CONTINUED


11 year olds make strong showing at state

Posted on July 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorette basketball wraps up summer practice

Posted on July 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Radio Shack is back

Posted on July 24, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Woody Phillips
Not that long ago, it appeared as though Sparta would be losing its tie to the nationally known electronics giant, Radio Shack.
However, one White County businessman stepped in and has re-opened the ‘chain’ outlet, but with differences that will now make it stand out.
Chad Jolley, who has been serving the needs of many White Countians for nearly a decade, saw an opportunity to expand upon the business “Beavis C.B. & P.C. Shop” he has run on Gracey Street for so long now. And, at the same time, he can give White County and area Radio Shack customers an expanded variety of products, as well … CONTINUED


Deputy arrested in Cookeville

Posted on July 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
A White County sheriff deputy has been relieved of his law enforcement duties and is on limited desk duty, pending the outcome of the investigation into his arrest in Cookeville.
According to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Deputy Lanny R. Wheeler was ‘decommissioned’ after he was arrested July 9, 2007, for having too dark tint on his personal vehicle.
Cookeville Police Officer Darrin Stout pulled Wheeler over on Highway 111 for having “very dark window tint.” According to Stout’s report, after checking with a tint-measuring device, the tint on Wheeler’s window was not in compliance.
After Stout wrote Wheeler a citation, the White County deputy refused to sign … CONTINUED


Couple airlifted after crash

Posted on July 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
A Sparta woman continues to recover from injuries sustained when an 87-year-old struck the pickup truck her husband was driving.
According to Sgt. Dale Dodson, Sparta Police Department,
at approximately 12:16 p.m., July 15, 2007, Floyd Cooley, 87, of Sparta, pulled out of his driveway onto North Spring Street.
Cooley was driving a 1998 Chrysler Concord. When he entered the roadway, he struck a vehicle driven by J.V. Roberts, 73, of Sparta. Roberts was traveling north on North Spring Street.
Dodson said Cooley collided with the 2003 Ford Ranger, driven by Roberts, in the right door, causing the Ranger to spin right and then roll over … CONTINUED


Is ‘helping hand’ being ignored?

Posted on July 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Woody Phillips
Just a few names into last week’s general sessions court docket found another young person’s pre-trial diversion agreement in peril.
At the time it didn’t look good for Stephen Farley, but a decision won’t be made in his case until at least July 27.
Farley appeared before Judge Sam Benningfield on the initial appearance portion of last week’s docket facing a possible termination of his pre-trial diversion agreement. The agreement was finalized March 2, 2007. But after only a few months, it appears Farley was having trouble living up to his end of the ‘deal.’
The accused first appeared before Benningfield on Feb. 2, 2007, charged … CONTINUED


11’s win state tournament opener

Posted on July 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live


Blanche Jordan

Posted on July 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Blanche Jordan, of Bossier City, La., passed away July 18, 2007.
She was born July 22, 1915.
Jordan was preceded in death by her husband, Elmore Jordan.
Survivors include one sister, Viola Jane Tift, of Bossier City, La; one brother-in-law, Donald Jordan and wife, Ellen, of Sparta; three sisters-in-law, Geraldine Tanner, Edith Henry, both of Sparta, Aileen Betchel, of Norton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were 2 p.m., July 22, 2007, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ruth Crowe Simpson

Posted on July 23, 2007 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruth Crowe Simpson, 95, of Winter Springs, Fla., passed away July 13, 2007.
Simpson was born March 17, 1912, to Marshal and Maude Crowe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Jesse R. Simpson.
Survivors include one son, Joe Stewart and his wife, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Anne Carrick and her husband, of Winter Springs, Fla.; one sister, Peggy Gregory, of Grovetown, Ga.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.
Services were 10 a.m., July 17, 2007, at Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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