Monthly Archives: September 2008

Warriors fall in turnover-plagued game at Walker Valley

Posted on September 6, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

It was a battle in the trenches for room to carry the ball at Walker Valley.

    The White County High School Warrior football team fell to 0-2 on the young season with a 42-7 loss at Walker Valley in a game marred by turnovers.
    The two teams combined for 13 turnovers in the game.  The Warriors committed seven, Walker Valley six.  WCHS, however, failed to convert any Mustang turnovers into points.  Walker Valley, on the other hand, turned three Warrior miscues into touchdowns.
    WCHS actually scored first in the game and trailed only 14-7 with less than four minutes to play in the third quarter.  Walker Valley, however, … Read More


Popular nightspot leveled by fire

Posted on September 5, 2008 12:12 am by By Greg EnglandStaff Writergreg@myspartanews.comOriginally Published: Friday, August 29, 2008 7:43 AM CDT

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


Sparta National Guard deploying to Louisiana

Posted on September 5, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta is now among the more than 1,100 soldiers and airmen that have been mobilized to assist in relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.
Members of 777th Maintenance Co., in Sparta, were put on alert last week when they were informed they would most likely be deployed to assist in the areas of Louisiana that were ravaged by Hurricane Gustav.
An additional 350 have been on duty within the state providing command and control of the deployed units and assisting with the more than 4,000 evacuees brought to Tennessee.
The total number deployed includes another 550 soldiers of a task force that departed over the weekend for Gulf … Read More


Teen rescued from base of Burgess Falls

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A mid-afternoon accident on Tuesday injured a 19-year-old Nashville man after he reportedly fell from one of the waterfalls at a popular state park that encompasses White and Putnam counties.
At approximately 3 p.m., Sept. 2, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad was dispatched to Burgess Falls State Park to assist Putnam County Rescue Squad in rescuing the victim, who had reportedly been hiking near the falls.
According to Tyler Smith, Putnam County EMS director, the man had climbed 25 feet up the face of the falls when he fell back into the water at the base of the falls. Friends reportedly pulled the man from the water prior to … Read More


GPS tracking of suspects does not require warrant

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A device that can be found in cellular phones and is also utilized as a navigational guidance system is reportedly being used to track suspects in criminal cases without any type of warrant issued to allow the attachment of the device to the individual’s vehicle.  
Reportedly, law enforcement agencies across the country have been using GPS units to monitor the movements of persons who are “suspected” of crimes. According to national media sources, some critics have stated this violates the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall … Read More


Fire doused at White County Lumber

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A tip from an alert resident and quick response from firefighters Sunday morning are being credited with keeping a fire at White County Lumber Company from spreading to nearby equipment reportedly worth more than $1 million.
According to Detective Chris Isom, of White County Sheriff Department, John Lowery reported a fire at White County Lumber Company at approximately 8 a.m., Aug. 31.
Firefighters from Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department were reportedly on the scene in six minutes and contained the blaze in the lower level of a building that housed several expensive pieces of equipment.
Isom said the State Bomb and Arson unit was called in to investigate … Read More


Gustav evacuees total 6,374 in Tennessee

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

FEMA and ed Cross work closely together handling issues that come up and coordinating service delivery to those affected by Hurricane Gustav.

Relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav have taken hundreds of Tennessee National Guard members to Louisiana to assist with security missions and distribution of supplies.
Randy Harris, director of public affairs for Tennessee National Guard, said Cookeville’s 2/278th has members who have been deployed to Louisiana in the aftermath of the storm that hit the bayou state’s coastline Sept. 1. Other units of the 278th sent ot assist with relief efforts include McMinnville, Livingston, Jamestown, Gallatin, Lafayette, Oneida, Crossville, Rockwood, Dunlap and Mont Eagle. … Read More


Geneva Faye Davis

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Geneva Faye Davis, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 3, 2008, at Boulevard Terrace Nursing Center, in Murfreesboro.
Davis was born July 17, 1926, to Powell and Annie Haston Shockley.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Jared, of Murfreesboro, Shirley Seegraves and husband Vaughn, of Lewisburg; two sisters, Juanita Adamson, of McMinnville, Flora Sherrell, of Sparta; one brother, Montgomery Shockley, of Meridianville, Ala.; four grandchildren, Monica Tucker and husband Chris, Meagan Jared, Justin Seegraves, Ben Seegraves; and two great-grandchildren, Kelsey Campbell, Tyler Tucker.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 6, 2008, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial … Read More


J.C. Conner

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

J.C. Conner, 65, of Van Buren County, passed away Sept. 3, 2008.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 6, 2008, at Spencer Funeral Home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred Meeks

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Meeks, 91, of White County, passed away Sept. 3, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Meeks was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Grundy County, to Norman Meeks and Elizabeth Smith Meeks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Edward Meeks; grandchild, Robert Meeks; sister, Mary Sturges; and brothers, Buford, Alvin, Paschall and Ernest Meeks.
Survivors include her children, Tina Fults and husband George, Robert Meeks and wife Dianne, all of Doyle, Frances Sorrell, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jacqueline Golden, Tracey Smith Sheila Vinson, Greg Meeks, Sabrina Miller; great-grandchildren, Brad, Leslie, Zach, Jake Anna-Grace, Grant, Isaac, Makenzi; great-great-grandchildren, Jack, Lexie; brothers, James Meeks, of Ohio, … Read More


Jenny Ann Davis Randolph

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jenny Ann Davis Randolph, 51, of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 3, 2008, at her residence.
Randolph was born Jan. 15, 1957, in Warren County.
She was a homemaker.
Randolph was preceded in death by her father, James Edward Davis.
Survivors include her husband, James Richard Randolph, of Quebeck; son, James Richard Randolph Jr.; mother, Alice M. Vest; two brothers, Charles Davis, Lester “Tubby” Davis; two sisters, Brenda Lee Randolph, Symantha Aline Davis; and two grandchildren, Kimberly Louann Randolph, Jamie Diane Randolph
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 5, 2008, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Big Springs Cemetery.The family will receive friends after … Read More


Warriors open Region 4-4A play at Walker Valley Friday

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ready to battle the Mustangs. Sam Gribble and his Warrior teammates head to Walker Valley Friday night in hopes of picking up their first win of the season.

    With their season opener and biggest rivalry game of the season behind them, the Warrior football team takes to the road for their Region 4-4A opener at Walker Valley. 
    The game will be a battle between the two teams picked to finish in the bottom two spots of both the preseason media and coaches polls.  Each team also comes into the contest after dropping their season openers.
    The Warriors faced off against the Cookeville Cavaliers and were defeated 35-14.  The … Read More


All the latest WCHS golf action

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Action on the green. Warrior senior, Bryan Holland, watches while his freshman teammate, Drew Holland, putts during a recent WCHS golf match.

   The White County High School golf team has been busy of late.
    On Tuesday, both the girls’ and boys’ teams competed in the 21st annual Business Roundtable High School Invitational at the McMinnville Country Club.  The tournament field was made up of 13 boys’ teams and 11 girls’ teams from 14 different high schools.  The tournament was an 18-hole competition.
    The Warriors finished the day with a team score of 356.  J.T. Randolph led the way with an 84 followed by Trent Goodwin with an 85.  … Read More


WCHS volleyball and soccer suffer losses

Posted on September 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Scoring leader. With her goal in the first half of Tuesday’s game at Livingston, Chelsea Sims became the all-time scoring leader in WCHS Warriorette soccer history.

    The White County High School volleyball and soccer teams both suffered losses on the road Tuesday.
    The Warriorette soccer team traveled up Highway 111 to Livingston and suffered a 4-1 setback.  The lone Warriorette goal of the game was scored by Chelsea Sims, which according to the WCHS coaches, puts her atop the all-time goals scored list in the 12-year history of the program. 
    Sims’s goal came in the first half and actually tied the score at one.  Livingston would go on … Read More


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