Monthly Archives: August 2008

Cavaliers make it 13 in a row

Posted on August 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior quarterback, Conor Sparkman, tries to avoid a Cookeville defender.

The White County High School Warrior football team opened their season against a very familiar foe and the outcome was also a familiar one.  The Cookeville Cavaliers made it 13 in a row over the Warriors Friday night at Warrior Stadium.

Cookeville took a 35-14 win over WCHS in the rivalry game between non region foes that by all accounts and predictions will be in the same region next season. 

Cookeville scored first in the contest two plays after a Warrior fumble on the opening drive.  The Warriors answered back with a two yard touchdown by Seth McDonald.… Read More


Fall Sports: Aug 2008

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fall Sports (Aug. 2008)


White County Community Hospital adds new equipment

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The recent purchase of a $27,000 piece of equipment will enable doctors with more diagnostic capabilities. The new cardiac treadmill will be used for several procedures including work that takes place in the operating room.
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“We use it for several of the things that we do here,” said Greg Williams, Director of Cardio/Pulmonary at White County Community Hospital (WCCH). “And the newest capability that it’s capable of doing that our other one wasn’t capable of doing is the echo stress tests.”
Echo stress tests are a combination of an ultra-sound and a stress test with one machine. Patients with coronary artery blockages may have minimal … Read More


Popular nightspot leveled by fire

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

An early Sunday morning fire completely destroyed the Cadillac Ranch on Old Smithville Highway.
“We put loads and loads of water on it, but there wasn’t much we could do,” said Tracy Dover with Cassville Volunteer Fire Department.
Dover said the call came out at approximately 3 a.m. and, when firefighters arrived, the building was completely involved. Districts 3 and 7 were called out to assist but they could not save the structure.
According to members of the band, which finished playing earlier Saturday night, they understood that everyone had left the building by approximately 12:45 a.m. Owners of the building were reportedly out of town and are … Read More


Decades: Sept 2008

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Decades (Sept. 2008)


Construction begins September at Boy Scouts retreat

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ron Turpin, director of the Boys Scouts Latimer High Adventure Reservation, speaks to a group of Chamber of Commerce members during a recent luncheon.

A dream recently became reality for thousands of individuals involved with Boys Scouts of America in the form of a land donation that will provide an outlet for fun and a place to learn moral values.
Latimer High Adventure Reservation began in its infancy in 2007 with a generous gift from Bill and Carol Latimer, of Union City. The 1500-plus acres of property, in Van Buren County and adjoins White County, is surrounded by more than 50,000 acres of public wilderness.
According to Ron … Read More


Cookeville takes volleyball and soccer wins over WCHS on Thursday

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Volleyball vs. Cookeville. The Warriorette volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss to the Lady Cavaliers. The scores were 25-13, 25-18 and 25-14.

Soccer vs. Cookeville. The Warriorettes faced off against Cookeville in their season opener. After playing to a scoreless tie after one half, Cookeville scored two goals in the second half to take the 2-0 victory.

     In what has been termed rivalry week in local high school sports, Cookeville took the upper hand with a pair of wins Thursday. 

    The two long-time rivals squared off in volleyball and soccer on Thursday, which was a prelude to the big football contest on Friday.  The volleyball and soccer games … Read More


Readers Choice: Aug 2008

Posted on August 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Readers Choice 2008


Anthony Lee Emerton

Posted on August 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anthony Lee Emerton, 29, of Kenton, formerly of Sparta, passed away Aug. 26, 2008, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Emerton was the son of the late Anthony Scottie Emerton and the late Cynthia Marie “Cindy” Midgette Emerton.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bryan Robert Emerton.
Survivors include his wife, Amanda Ann Cleek Emerton, of Kenton; grandmother, Lois Emerton Jordan, of Sparta; sister, Bragan Emerton, of Sparta; brother, Tim Emerton, of Sevierville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 29, 2008, at the chapel of Hunter funeral Home with burial in the Old Bon Air Cemetery. Bro. Dennis Cleek and Bro. … Read More


Bethel Earl Patton

Posted on August 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bethel Earl Patton, 59, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 25, 2008, in Ellicottville, N.Y.
Patton was born Jan. 3, 1949, in White County, to Earl and Reba Lafever Patton.
He was of the Baptist faith and a lifetime member of American Disabled Veterans. He worked as a road technician for Bobby Bare Entertainment.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Lafever Patton, of Cookeville; two daughters, Windy Shammo and husband Dean, of South Lyon, Mich., Kim and Jeff Young, of Sparta; sister, Mary; and four grandchildren, Brent, Alex, Ellis and Gretchen ( Maley Beth).
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Aug. 29, … Read More


Warriors kick off against Cavs Friday

Posted on August 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Conor Sparkman

Seth McDonald

Sam Gribble

Bryce Pullum

Zack Saylors

    When two of the state’s oldest rivals square off Friday night at Warrior Stadium, there are a few things that are a given.
    First of all, it will be the biggest crowd of the season.  No matter the circumstances when Cookeville and Sparta square off, there will be a crowd.  There will be lots of emotion and plenty of pride at stake.  The question is – Will the Warriors be able to break the hold that the Cavaliers have had over them of late?
    White County and Cookeville played each other in the first football game White County … Read More


Five arrested during motel raid

Posted on August 27, 2008 12:12 am by By Greg EnglandStaff Writergreg@myspartanews.comOriginally Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008 5:07 PM CDT

In custody. Officers secure Daniel Shawn Moore, who tried to flee from police after a raid at a local motel on Monday, August 25.

A raid on a room at Royal Inn ended with the arrest of five individuals, one of whom tried to elude capture, but was taken into custody after a brief chase.


Cross country opens season at Smyrna

Posted on August 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    The White County High School cross country team got their season underway with a midstate event in Smyrna on Tuesday.
    More than 600 runners (boys and girls combined) competed in the Midstate Cross Country Association’s (MSCCA) preseason event at Sharp Springs Recreational area.  Approximately 80 different high schools across the midstate sent runners to the event that was split up into four different divisions, two each in boys and girls.
    It was no surprise who was the top finisher out of the 10 WCHS runners who competed.  Warriorette senior, Markie Voyles, led the way for her team finishing third out of 141 girls representing 19 schools in the … Read More


Warriorettes open season with loss to Blackman

Posted on August 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

High flying. Tasha Delaney led the Warriorettes with eight kills in the season opener, but they were defeated by Blackman. WCHS won the first game of the match 26-24, but Blackman won the next three.

Bumping. Brianna Stoglin bumps a ball during the match against Blackman Tuesday. WCHS won the first game, but could not hold off the Lady Blaze as they won the next three straight to take the 7AAA victory. The Warriorettes will play host to a 12 team field in this weekend’s tournament played at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

    The White County High School volleyball team opened their season by hosting Blackman Tuesday at Roy Sewell … Read More


Second manhunt suspect captured

Posted on August 26, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The second of three men who led White County and area law enforcement officers on a chase Thursday has been captured. (SEE RELATED STORIES ON THIS WEB SITE.)
According to a Nashville news source, Kirk Douglas Fincher, 39, was captured about 2:30 p.m., Sunday, when he came out of a wooded are to ask some residents for food and water. The residents reportedly recognized Fincher and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement officials could arrive. Nicklas Hickson is still at-large. A 17-year-old male, who is reportedly Fincher’s son, was captured Thursday night and is in custody in a Cookeville juvenile detention center.
The trio eluded officers after … Read More


Two men arrested during motel raid

Posted on August 26, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In custody. Officers secure Daniel Shawn Moore, who tried to flee from police after a raid at a local motel on Monday, August 25.

A raid on a room at Royal Inn ended with the arrest of two wanted men, one of whom tried to elude capture, but was taken into custody after a brief chase.


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