Monthly Archives: September 2008

John L. Osborn

Posted on September 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John L. Osborn, 70, passed away Sept. 13, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Osborn was born Feb. 3, 1938, to Steve and Thelma Smith Osborn.
He was a servant of God and served the Lord 35 years preaching His word. Osborn frequented his daughter’s restaurant, Thelma’s Place, in Cookeville, where he would visit and witness to the customers about the Lord.
Osborn was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife or 45 years, Margaret Brundridge Osborn, of Cookeville; four sons, Steve Osborn and wife Debbie, of Sparta, Roy Osborn and wife Maryann, of Gainesboro; John Osborn, of Arizona, Fred Harden, of Georgia; seven daughters, … Read More


Warriors fall to state’s fourth ranked team

Posted on September 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making the stop. Three Warrior football players, Sam Gribble, Seth Anderson and Sam Howard, team up to make a tackle in the game against Cleveland.

    The White County High School football team tangled with one of the state’s best teams, and despite turning in one of the better all around performances of the season, were defeated by Cleveland 27-0.
    The Blue Raiders are ranked number four in the state according to the latest Class 4A Associated Press poll.  The Warriors were not able to put the ball in the end zone against the visitors, but did move the ball on Cleveland. 
    The Blue Raiders speed just proved too … Read More


Joseph I. Dodd

Posted on September 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joseph Dodd, 84, of Lester Flatt Rd.,  in Sparta, passed away Sept. 19, 2008, at  Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was the husband of Willodeen Dodd.

Funeral arrangements will be completed by noon Sept. 20, 2008.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Funeral & Estate: Sept 2008

Posted on September 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Funeral & Estate Planner


Watchful eye kept on fuel prices

Posted on September 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Last week’s hurricanes that ravaged the area near Houston, Texas, caused a flurry of activity in the gasoline market that sent prices soaring anywhere from 50 cents $1.50 higher than pre-storm costs.
Hurricane Ike produced intensely damaging winds, which threatened several oil refineries, which triggered a shutdown for many of the top-producing petroleum companies. As part of the trickle-down effect, gas stations and convenience stores began increasing the prices at the pumps. Also, many feared they would run out of gas before trucks would be able to deliver another shipment of fuel.
Report began emerging of possible “price gouging” throughout Tennessee. Attorney General Bob Cooper and Department of … Read More


‘Shootout at the OK Corral’

Posted on September 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

County commissioners spent less than an hour Monday night changing and rearranging the names presented for committee memberships as one elected official described the event with popular phrase from an old western movie.
“Shootout at the OK Corral” is how Richard Lane described the action taking place during the meeting Monday night of White County Board of Commissioners. 
Lane, a longtime commissioner, said he did not have any problems with any of the commissioners and believes they are all capable of performing the duties of their positions.
The election of the chairman, vice-chairman and parliamentarian were uncontested. Chairman Jerry Denton stated he did now wish to be nominated … Read More


Golfers win four-way match

Posted on September 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

One match remaining. J.T. Randolph and the WCHS golf team have one regular season golf match remaining before heading into district tournament play next week.

    The White County High School golf team won the four-way match played at Riverwatch on a windy Tuesday afternoon.
    The Warriors and Warriorettes served as hosts in the 18-hole match that included teams from Oakland, Warren County and Lebanon.  Both WCHS teams came out on top of their respective matches.
    On the boys’ side of things, Trent Goodwin led WCHS with a 76.  Contributing to the 342 team total were Drew Holland (88), J.T. Randolph (89) and Bryan Holland (89).  The Warriors were … Read More


WCMS football drops another close one

Posted on September 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Very special guests. The White County Middle School football team had some very special guests on hand for Tuesday’s football game. Several residents from Life Care came to support their new friends. The middle school football team has been alternating trips to the facility on Thursdays to play games with the residents. They returned the favor and came out to support the team. These young men are learning at a young age about giving back to their community.

WCMS Homecoming court. The White County Middle School homecoming court has been announced. They are (left to right): sixth grade attendants, Erika Howard and Emilee Howard, eighth grade attendant, Natasha

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WCHS volleyball gets first district win

Posted on September 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Going for the kill. Warrior junior hitter, Chelsea Duke, goes for a kill in the win over Warren County. Teammates Katelyn Meadows and Lacy Yslas get ready to cover.

An ace at serving. Keshia Daniels started off the match against Warren County with four service aces. She served her team to the first 14 points in the game. The Warriorettes won the match 3-0 (25-13, 25-13 and 25-18.

   The White County High School Warriorette volleyball team has completed the first half of their district volleyball slate and was finally able to get into the win column on Monday.
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    The Warriorettes played host to … Read More


Warriors take on state’s fourth ranked team

Posted on September 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Protecting the quarterback. Marshall Milton and the rest of the offensive line blocks Warren County players giving quarterback, Conor Sparkman, time to throw in Friday’s game. Sparkman will need plenty of protection this week when the state’s fourth ranked team, Cleveland, comes to town. The Warriors will be looking to pull a major upset on their home field.

Taking down the runner. Aaron Murray takes down a Warren County runner during last week’s game, which the Warriors won 21-14. Murray led the Warriors with 15 tackles in the contest. He also added a touchdown catch. The Warriors, coming off their first win of the season, must play host

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Warriorette volleyball’s win over Warren County

Posted on September 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette volleyball team picked up their first District 7AAA victory of the season when they defeated Warren County on Monday.


WCHS soccer finds going tough in district matches

Posted on September 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Prayers for their teammate. The Warriorette soccer team huddles up to pray for their teammate, Chelsea Sims, who was taken to the hospital. She was later released from the hospital after suffering a concussion from the fall that occurred during the game.

    The White County High School girls’ soccer team wrapped up the week with a pair of District 7AAA games and found it tough to get a win.
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    On Thursday, they were in action in Murfreesboro against a very strong Riverdale squad.  Riverdale, who is currently undefeated on the season, scored nine first half goals.  That would be more than enough as … Read More


Hunting Guide: Sept. 2008

Posted on September 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hunting Guide


Soccer highlights vs. Lebanon

Posted on September 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette soccer team was defeated by Lebanon 1-0.


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