Monthly Archives: June 2008

Tasty lunch at new location

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mom’s Sub Shop and Deli has opened at its new location at 20 W. Bockman Way, right next door to the Chamber of Commerce.
Patty Lipscomb has opened the quaint, downtown shop to offer Sparta and White County residents fresh sub sandwiches they can eat there or take home.
The Florida native moved to Sparta last November after being drawn to the area.
“We used to vacation up here in Tennessee, and we usually went to Gatlinburg,” said Lipscomb. “But Gatlinburg is a little too commercialized. So we were looking for a property, and we found a property in the Sparta area that we bought. And then we … Read More


Everything to make a house a home

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In December 2007, Gwen’s Gardens and Farms opened in the former Perfect Choice Furniture building just south of the Highway 70 split on Highway 111. Owners, Gwen Rigsby and Kathy Scott, are excited to have plenty of space to showcase their many wares to customers.
“We’re wholesale florists and (sell) retail furniture and home décor,” said Scott. “And we also sell gift items.”
The pair has been in business together as wholesale florists for about six years. Rigsby has been an entrepreneur for many years and always had a love of flowers.
“I love flowers,” said Rigsby. “Momma always told me I was her ‘flower girl.’ I got … Read More


James Andy (Butch) Benefield

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Andy (Butch) Benefield, 41, of Sparta, passed away May 31, 2008, in Sewanee.
Benefield was born Oct. 19, 1966, in Murfreesboro, to Dwight Benefield and Alean Gladney Benefield.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Benefield, of Sparta; two daughters, Livia Grace Benefield, of Alamont, and Logan Sierra Hawkins, of Sparta; son, Benjamin Chase Benefield, of Murfreesboro; father, Dwight Benefield, of Leoma; two brothers, Benjie Dwight and Brent Wendall Benefield, both of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., June 4, 2008, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Russell Ragovin and … Read More


Margie Jane Brown Stone

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Margie Jane Brown Stone, 92, of Sparta, passed away May 31, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Stone was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Putnam County, to Hamp Crocket Brown and Lela Mitchell Brown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 59 years, J.T. Stone; six brothers, Mitchell C. Brown, Paul F. brown, S.Q. Brown, Harold L. Brown, Joe Terry Brown, and James E. Brown; and sister, Willa Dean Brown.
Survivors include three daughters, Martha Jane Broyles and husband Leon, of Englewood, Margaret Ann Beatty and husband Mike, of Pulaski, Miss., and Nancy Kelly and husband Tom, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Mika Beatty Bang and … Read More


Odell Haney Jared

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Odell Haney Jared, 88, of Cookeville, passed away May 31, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Jared as born March 11, 1920, in Putnam County, to Newman Haney and Nannie Lou Cumby.
She attended Poplar Grove Baptist Church and worked 30 years for Ideal Cleaners.
Jared was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert J. Jared; one son, David Paul Jared; one granddaughter, Michelle Wassom; and two brothers, Charlie and Clyde Haney.
Survivors include six children, Ann Randolph and husband Roy, of Livingston, Robert G. Jared and wife Nancy of Cookeville, Eddie Jared and wife Linda, of Sparta, Wayne Jared and wife Sandra, of Smithville, Nancy Whiteaker … Read More


James Arnold Bennett

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Arnold Bennett, 71, of Spencer, passed away May 31, 2008.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., June 2, 2008, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center, in Sparta, with burial in Old New Hope Cemetery, in the Cassville community.


Jimmy David Worley

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jimmy David Worley, 46, of Cookeville, passed away May 29, 2008.
Worley was born Dec. 26, 1961, in Dickson County.
He was a member of Whitson Chapel Church of Christ.
Worley was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Russell Worley and grandparents, Icy Mai Worley, John Lewis Maddox and Mattie Lou Orton.
Survivors include his wife, Lorie Worley, of Cookeville; mother, Tempie Jean Worley, of Centerville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jack and Carol Myers, of McMinnville; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phil and Lori Worley, of Columbia.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., June 2, 2008, at the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, with a graveside service at … Read More


Gueary Thomas (Tom) Reed Jr.

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gueary Thomas (Tom) Reed Jr., 72, of Florence, Ala., passed away May 27, 2008.
 Funeral service was 2 p.m., May 30, 2008, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues, in Tupelo, Miss.
 W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Maggie S. Bumbalough

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Maggie S. Bumbalough, 93, of Sparta, passed away June 1, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Bumbalough was born Nov. 8, 1914, to Richard and Laura Belle Sliger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Cone Bumbalough; son, James Haggard Bumbalough; one brother; and four sisters.
Survivors include one son, Willard Bumbalough and wife Judy, of Bremerton, Wash.; two daughters, Laurine Terry and Guylene Breeding and husband Butch, all of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Jearlean Bumbalough, of Sparta; one brother; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., June 3, 208, at Thurman Funeral … Read More


Summer vacation means lots of work for athletes

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior practice

Warriorette practice

    The definition of summer vacation is a bit different for those who participate in high school sports.
    Like other students, they get a break from classes, but it doesn’t mean they have lots of free time.  It has often been said that championships are won in the off-season.  That off-season has a lot to do with what goes in during the summer months.
    This is the first summer of the new TSSAA practice guidelines.  Coaches are finding themselves with basically a month to get in all the things they need to do during the off-season.
    All sports have the TSSAA mandated two-week dead period.  … Read More


Dycus taking over WCMS football program

Posted on June 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Luke Dycus, watching over jamboree action last year, is the new football coach at White County Middle School.

    Luke Dycus wore the maroon and gray as a three-sport athlete during his teenage years and now, he is adding another title to his maroon and gray coaching resume.
    Dycus, who has been an assistant for the White County Middle School football program since returning to White County a few years ago, has been promoted to head coach at the school taking over for Chris Mullins, who is stepping down from coaching football.  Dycus will take on those duties in addition to being the seventh grade boys’ basketball coach.  
    Dycus, … Read More


Handgun carry permits increasing

Posted on June 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

According to National Rifle Association, 40 states have “right-to-carry” laws. Thirty-six have “shall issue laws, requiring carry permits to be issued to applicants who meet uniform standards established by the state legislature.  Three have fairly administered discretionary-issue carry permits systems. Only one, which is Vermont, respects the right to carry without a permit. Alaska, one of the “shall issues” states, has its permit system for the purpose of permit-reciprocity with other states, and also a adopted a no-permit-required law in 2003. 
There are 10 non-right-to-carry states. Eight have restrictedly-administered discretionary-issue systems. Only two, Illinois and Wisconsin, have no permit system and prohibit carrying.
In Tennessee, a person must … Read More


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