Monthly Archives: September 2008

Industrial land has first prospect

Posted on September 23, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Land. This detailed map shows the industrial land purchased by White County, as well as adjoining land.

New road. The house (below) in this photo will soon be demolished to make way for a connector street that will allow easier access from Highway 111 for truck deliveries to Norcom. Norcom is situated to the left of the house, with HMMI to the right.

    Prime acreage near the airport that became the center of controversy when commissioners wrangled over whether or not to purchase the land will soon be the site for the first industrial prospect to locate in the north end of the county.
In February 2008, county … CONTINUED


It’s homecoming week in Sparta

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Football fans across White County will get a double dose of homecoming this week as both White County High School and White County Middle School will be celebrating homecoming. 
    The details of this week’s festivities for the middle school, which will take on Livingston Thursday, were in last Thursday’s paper along with an introduction to the WCMS homecoming court.  The WCHS homecoming court will be featured in this Thursday’s paper. 
    WCHS has a long week of activities planned for the entire student body culminating with the football game Friday night against Cumberland County.  The homecoming court will be introduced during that game. 
    In honor of the recently completed … CONTINUED


WCHS soccer suffers loss at Oakland

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Guarding her territory. Reanna Young has been solid in goal for the Warriorettes this season.

    The Warriorette soccer team had their version of Friday Night Lights when they traveled to Murfreesboro to take on Oakland in District 7AAA action Friday.
    WCHS came home still in search of their first district win with only one league game remaining.  The Lady Patriots defeated the Warriorettes 3-1.
    Oakland netted all three of their goals in the first half of the contest.  The Warriorettes tightened up the defense the second half and held the Lady Patriots scoreless in the final 40 minutes, but could manage only one goal themselves coming up short … CONTINUED


Information needed to solve multiple crimes

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Sheriff Department needs information to help solve several recent thefts.
    On August 28, Deputy Chadra Daniels filed a report about a 16-foot lightweight farm gate taken from a farm on Garrett Road. The fence is valued at approximately $91.
On Sept.1, Daniels also investigated the theft of a silver and maroon 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck that was taken from a residence on Jefferson Avenue. The truck is valued at approximately $1,000.
On Sept. 8, Deputy Robert Pike filed a report about the theft of a 1985 Massey-Ferguson round hay baler. The baler was stolen some time between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 from a barn on … CONTINUED


Don’t leave the dryer on

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Well, I just asked my son what I should write about in my column. His quick response was, “Don’t leave your dryer on.”
    For those of you who are wondering why we chose this as the theme for my column, I will now elaborate.
    #1 – Woody called me Tuesday morning, around 10 a.m., and said our dryer was “smoking”
    #2 – I ran across the street to our apartment.
    #3 – I saw the doors were open, with smoke boiling out of my apartment and the smoke alarms making their ear-piercing sounds
    #4 – I ran to the top of the stairs to find my husband standing … CONTINUED


Warriors shut out by Blue Raiders

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making a cut. Sam Gribble makes a cut to go through a hole opened up by his linemen during the game with Cleveland. Gribble carried the ball 18 times for 88 yards against the state’s fourth ranked team.

A sudden stop. Seth Anderson brings a Cleveland runner to a sudden stop during Friday’s game. The Warriors were shut out by the state’s fourth ranked Blue Raiders 27-0. The Warriors host Cumberland County for homecoming this Friday.

    A quick look at the scoreboard after Friday night’s game revealed a shut out victory by Cleveland over White County High School, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. 
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John Leland Bouldin

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Leland Bouldin, 39, of Bone Cave, passed away Sept. 20, 2008, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Bouldin was born Dec. 24, 1968, to James Hascal Bouldin and Connie Janey Dodson Bouldin.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Bouldin; cousin, Tom Bouldin; and grandparents, John Leland (Buster) and Mildred Bouldin, James Dodson.
Survivors include his wife, Stephanie Bouldin, of Bone Cave; son, James Leland Bouldin, of Bone Cave; two stepdaughters, Michaela Hensley, of Bone Cave, Leanne Pettit, of Spencer; father, James (Jimmy) Bouldin, of Spencer; mother, Janey Bouldin, of Bone Cave; grandmother, Gwen Youngblood, of Bone Cave; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and … CONTINUED


Warrior football vs. Cleveland

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warrior football team hosted Cleveland Friday, September 19 and came up on the short end of a 27-0 score.


White County High School Marching band

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School marching band performs at each of the Warrior football games.


Alderman questions short meetings

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

getting a packet 48 hours before coming in here is probably not serving the citizens of Sparta like we need to.”
—Robert Verble, alderman”]

    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 … CONTINUED


Betty Rose Murphy

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Rose Murphy, 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 21, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Murphy was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Logansport, Ind., to Carl and Sarah Conklin Smith.
She was retired from Best Daycare, in Logansport.
Murphy was preceded in death by an infant child, David Overpeck; two brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Murphy, of Sparta; three sons, Thomas Overpeck Jr., of Lucerne, Ind., Richard Overpeck and wife Terri, of Royal Centre, Ind., Scott J. Overpeck and wife Cynthia, of Grass Creek, Ind.; three daughters, Kathy Kuhn and husband Mick, of Eureka Springs, Ark., Petty Mattson, of Sparta, Anita Spencer … CONTINUED


White County Heritage Museum holds preliminary grand opening

Posted on September 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Work. Bill and Peggy Hurteau not only coordinate the donations to the museum, but they also do the hands-on work to help with remodeling.

Choo-choo. This train set is one of the featured items that provide an historical look into foundation of White County’s past.

Counting down. Curators Peggie and Bill Hurteau are counting the days until they open the White County Heritage Museum to the public with items of an “historical nature”.

Cowboy? Some rather unique and interesting items can be found at the White County Heritage Museum.

White County Heritage Museum will have a preliminary grand opening10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 27, that will coincide with the … CONTINUED


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