Monthly Archives: September 2008

Constitution Month

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

Constitution Month


Watch for fake payroll checks

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

Bogus checks. This is a copy of the actual check that was used to get groceries and cash.

    Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth is warning anyone who cashes payroll checks to be on the lookout for fake checks that have been passed off as the real thing at several establishments around town.
    On Sept. 19, two black females and one black male purchased groceries at Floyd’s Cash Saver Foods. One of the females presented what appeared to be a legitimate check. The cashier processed the payment. However, the check was later discovered to be fake.
Then, according to Guth, the other female and the male presented their own … CONTINUED


WCMS shut out by Livingston on homecoming

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

Teaming up. A trio of middle school players team up to tackle a Livingston Tiger during Thursday’s homecoming game at Warrior Stadium. The Tigers defeated the junior Warriors 16-0.

Middle school queen. Gabriella Farley was crowned and presented her flowers by WCMS football captains (l to r) Kayne Tollison, Trey Selby and Tyler Stoglin.

    The White County Middle School football team wasn’t able to add to the homecoming celebrations as they were defeated by the Livingston Tigers 16-0 Thursday night at Warrior Stadium.
    During halftime of the game, Gabriella Farley, along with the rest of her homecoming court, was presented, but the rest of the celebrating on the … CONTINUED


Liberty Square Celebration 2008

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

The Annual Liberty Square Celebration was held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, in White County. Check out the video for highlights from the event.


Sparta Drive-In still in business

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

Onward. Movies will live on at Sparta Drive-In under the direction of new operators Tommy and Judy Brown. L-R: Tommy Brown, daughter Katelyn Brown, Judy Brown, and Ross and Brenda Cardwell, owners of the drive-in property.

    White Countians can now wipe those looks of sadness from their faces with the announcement last week that Sparta Drive-In is remaining in business.
    Tommy Brown, manager of the business for five years, has officially taken over the operation of the facility. Brown and his wife Judy, along with their teenage daughter Katelyn, will be running the 50-plus-year-old landmark.
    The Browns will be leasing the property from longtime owners Ross and Brenda … CONTINUED


Recycling on the go for cool weather games

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

From football games to Oktoberfest, there’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had when the weather turns cooler. However, these events can generate substantial amounts of waste. Bottles, cans, and other materials from public events are often thrown away, but they present a great opportunity to help the environment through recycling.
Encouraging recycling at public events not only helps maintain a clean public space and protects the environment; it can also cut waste disposal costs and generate extra revenue. Americans are used to recycling at home and in the workplace: We currently recycle 32.5 percent of our waste, nearly double the rate of 15 years ago. More … CONTINUED


Jets stun Warriors on homecoming

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

Touchdown Warriors! Conor Sparkman crosses the goal line for the first Warrior touchdown of the night.

WCHS homecoming queen. Jessica Dukes, pictured with her dad, Steve Dukes, was crowned WCHS homecoming queen Friday night.

    On a night when WCHS was celebrating homecoming, it was Cumberland County who finished out the night celebrating as the visitors stunned the Warriors with the 21-14 victory. 
    The Jets snapped a 24-game losing streak when they surprised WCHS.  With the game tied at 14 and the Warriors driving the ball for what they hoped to be the game winner, the Jets turned the page quickly.  They intercepted a pass and returned it 70 … CONTINUED


WCMS shut out by Livingston on homecoming

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

Middle School royalty. Gabriella Farley was crowned WCMS homecoming queen at halftime of Thursday's game. Warrior captains assisting with the crowning were Kayne Tollison, Trey Selby and Tyler Stoglin.

Gang tackle. Several Warriors gang up to make a tackle during the middle school homecoming game with Livingston.

    The White County Middle School football team hosted Livingston Thursday night at Warrior Stadium for homecoming.  The Warriors failed to get into the end zone in the game as the Wildcats spoiled homecoming with the 16-0 win. 
    At halftime of the game, Gabriella Farley was crowned the 2008 middle school homecoming queen. 
    See full details of the game in Monday’s edition. 


House demolished at corner of Church and College

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

A vacant lot is all that remains on the corner of North Church and West College streets after a house that has graced the property for several decades is demolished Wednesday. The property, which served as the parsonage for Sparta First Baptist Church more than 40 years ago when the church was located next door, is now the property of Central Church of Christ and will be transformed into a parking lot.


Dortha M. Teeple

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

Dortha Marie Teeple, 78, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Teeple was born April 15, 1930, to Leon Dee and Naomi Yates Daniels.
Teeple served many years as a Volunteer Patient Advocate, in White County, helping hundreds of people obtain various health benefits. She was honored as The Expositor’s Volunteer of the Year for her generous service to the community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl (Cotton) Teeple; her parents; stepmother, Ida Rose Daniels; and one great-grandchild, Caleb Shaffield.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Shaffield and husband Gary, Rose Rice, all of Sparta; five brothers, Lonnie Daniels, of … CONTINUED


Alderman questions short meetings

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    His decade of experience as a county commissioner exhibited itself Thursday night as one of Sparta’s newly elected aldermen addressed two matters of business.
Robert Verble, who also served as county commission chairman during his tenure, said City of Sparta’s charter states the mayor is supposed to appoint committees at the first or second meeting after each election, with three aldermen on each committee.
    “Where are they?” asked Verble. “I feel like we probably need that, because coming up here and staying 15 minutes twice a month [and] getting a packet 48 hours before coming in here is probably not serving the citizens of Sparta like we need … CONTINUED


Child safety event sponsored by White County Sheriff Department

Posted on September 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Sheriff Department sponsorred a free child safety event on Monday, September 22, at the Sparta Wal-Mart. Child Identification cards were provided, free of charge, and child safety seats were inspected for the safety and security of children on White County roads.


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