Monthly Archives: September 2008

Lt. Col. Nancy Jane Randolph

Posted on September 9, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to her country.

Lt. Col. Nancy Jane Randolph, 62, passed away Sept. 4, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Lt. Col. Randolph was born Nov. 6, 1945, in Pleasant Hill, to Edward Randolph and Cora Marie Ledford Randolph.
She had several accomplishments in her life. Lt. Col. Randolph was a 1963 graduate of White County High, a 1967 graduate of St. Thomas School of Nursing where she received an RN in Nursing diploma, a 1993 graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a BSN degree, and in 2000 she became a certified diabetes educator. Lt. Col. Randolph began her Army … CONTINUED


Terry Keith Holder

Posted on September 9, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Keith Holder, age 74, of Quebeck, passed away, Sept. 8, 2008 at his residence,
Holder was born March 18, 1934, in White County, to Jesse Douglas (J.D.) Holder and Eula Taylor Holder.
He was a retired state property appraiser.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Marchbanks Holder of Quebeck; three sons, Michael Holder and wife Jennifer, of Murfreesboro, Mark Holder and wife Jackie, of Sparta, Marty Holder, of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother: Ben Holder and wife June, of Lafayette; sister: Janice Hood and husband Wayne, of Murfreesboro; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 1p.m., Sept. 11, 2008, in the chapel of Hunter … CONTINUED


How to stop drafts and save on energy bills

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long — the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding pull-down attic stair, a whole house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in your home every day.
Drafts from these often overlooked holes waste energy and cost you big in the form of higher energy bills.
Drafts are the largest source of heating and cooling loss in the home. Drafts occur through the small cracks around doors, windows, pipes, etc. Most homeowners are well aware of the benefits that caulk and weather-stripping provide to minimize energy loss and … CONTINUED


Highlights of football game at Walker Valley

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School Warriors were defeated 42-7 at Walker Valley. 


WCHS Volleyball and soccer action

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Highlights from week 1 of high school soccer and volleyball action.


Twistin’ senior

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta senior citizens enjoyed their day at White County Fair, on Friday, as they displayed their many talents. This video proves those over 50 years of age have “still got it.” David Welch, who also dances with Sparta Senior Center Squaredancers, puts Chubby Checker to shame with his version of “The Twist.”


Doyle still needs alderman

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen discuss several items, including the need to fill a seat on the board vacated by Jeff Looney.

Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen is still seeking applications for anyone interested in filling vacancies left by the departures of previous members.
Interested parties must fill out an application, which can be picked up at Doyle City Hall. Applications also need to be turned in before the next meeting on Oct. 7. Additionally, applicants must attend the next board meeting.
City Hall hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-noon, on Tuesdays.
At the August meeting, four applications were presented to … CONTINUED


Airport has new fixed base operator

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

An agreement has been reached with two area men to take over the responsibilities of fixed base operator for Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.     
Bill Walker and Eric Walker have been unanimously approved to take over as the FBO of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. The Walkers have agreed to purchase certain assets from Averitt Air, which has been the FBO since 1998.
The two men expressed concern about not being able to meet certain requirements of the Minimum Standards for the FBO that were adopted in March 2005, which specifically included flight training, aircraft rental, aircraft charter operations, aircraft storage and a maintenance repair station.  However, the board had … CONTINUED


Water plant lagoons develop sinkholes

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A drawing provided for Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen shows the plan for repairing the sinkholes.

Ross Fann, City of Sparta public works director, explains about the sinkholes that formed in the newly constructed lagoons at the water plant.

Sedimentation lagoons that were built only a few months ago at Sparta Water Treatment Plant have malfunctioned and developed sinkholes that must be repaired to prevent any leakage into the river.
This information was relayed to Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen during a Thursday meeting. A Water Compliance Inspection Report issued by Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control indicates the lagoons “are being adversely affected by karst.… CONTINUED


Faye S. Flannery

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Faye Stamper Flannery, 77, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2008, at Summit Medical Center, in Hermitage.
Flannery was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Buckhorn, Ky., to Harlen and Mae Combs Stamper,
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Dorvin Flannery, and one sister, Helen Hurst.
Survivors include her daughter, Lois Jean Flannery and partner Richard Crisafull, of Algood; two sons, Gerald Wayne Flannery and wife Becky, of Mt. Juliet, Kelly Lee Flannery and wife Sharon, of Sparta; one sister, Frankie Cassel, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one brother, Glen Stamper and wife Jo, of Frankfort, Ky.; six grandchildren, Amanda Creel and husband Eric, of Mobile, Ala., … CONTINUED


George Daniel Matz

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

George Daniel Matz, 93, of Bartow, Fla., formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2008, at Bartow Center Nursing Home.
Matz was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Stonega, W.V., to Joseph Matz and Ailene Roseham Matz.
He served in the U.S. Army and was in the fencing business.
Matz was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Lee Beverly Matz, and his parents.
Survivors include five daughters, Karen Davis and husband Marty, Elizabeth Cofer and husband Gary, Darlene Alejandro and husband Henry, all of Florida, Jean Hauk and husband Tim, Pamela Johnson and husband Anthony, all of Sparta; four … CONTINUED


Terry Keith Holder

Posted on September 8, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Keith Holder, 74, of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 8, 2008, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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