Monthly Archives: October 2008

John Scott Cass

Posted on October 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Scott Cass, 31, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 29, 2008, at his residence.
Cass was born April 18, 1977, in Putnam County.
He had been a supervisor at Central Heating and Air.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Harvel Cass, and grandmother, Mable Garrett.
Survivors include his father, James Marshall Cass, of Baxter; mother and stepfather, Pamela Sherree and Jake Libbey, of Cookeville; brothers, Jimmy Cass, of the Johnson Chapel community, Sam Cass, of Baxter; sisters, Cynthia Haley and husband Bryan, of Sparta, Tori Cass, of Baxter; stepbrothers, Victor Libbey, Curt Libbey and wife Laura Beth; stepsister, Elizabeth Werner and husband Mark; grandfather, Lloyd … Read More


School holds memorial at track for Voyles

Posted on October 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Remembering Markie. Students, teachers and other mourners were on hand at Warrior Stadium Tuesday afternoon to remember cross country/track/softball player, Markie Voyles.

    The death of WCHS star athlete, Markie Voyles, has hit school hard again.  Jut a little over a year removed from an accident that took the life of Jeff Griffin and left Jackson Butcher in a coma for several weeks, the students are again having to come to terms with how to deal with grief.
    That is hard to do for anyone, much less high school students who have undergone such tragic accidents in two consecutive Octobers. 
    Voyles was remembered Tuesday in a memorial ceremony at … Read More


Warriors wrap up season at Rhea County

Posted on October 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stopping the receiver. Dalton Bain makes a tackle on a Red Bank receiver after the catch in last week’s game. The Warriors travel to Rhea County this Friday.

    The Warrior football team makes a Halloween trip to Rhea County to wrap up the 2008 season.
    The Warriors and Golden Eagles will square off for WCHS’ final game in Region 4-4A against a team who is assured of no less than second place in the region with a win.  Rhea County is 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the region.  A win will give them no less than second and that coupled with a Cleveland loss could move Rhea into … Read More


Still struggling

Posted on October 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    To be quite honest, I am still a bit numb and having trouble staying focused on anything as another edition of the sports goes to press. 
    Actually, my mind constantly wanders and it goes to one certain person every time and that’s Markie.  I should be getting ready to cover her in the state cross country meet for the third consecutive year.  Instead, I have sat in front of my computer compiling pictures for a slideshow for her funeral.  It still chokes me up and gives me a sick feeling in my stomach to think about the events of this weekend.  I’m trying not to be mad or … Read More


Robert Maguschak

Posted on October 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Robert Maguschak, 79, of Sparta, passsed away Oct. 30, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Maguschak was born June 13, 1929, in Bever Meadows, Pa., to Joseph and Elizabeth Chernasky Maguschak.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired department manager at Wagner Electric. He was also a cantor for St. Andrew Catholic Church, in Sparta, and St. Michael Catholic, in McAdoo, Pa.
Maguschak was preceded in death by one brother, Jackie Maguschak.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Clara Kovalick Maguschak; son, Robert Maguschak Jr., of Hazelton, Pal; four daughters, Debra Conway and husband Michael, of … Read More


Official hoops practice now underway

Posted on October 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior practice. Warrior senior Corey Johnson looks for someone to pass to during the first basketball practice of the season.

Practice underway. The leading returning scorer for the Warriorettes, Lacy Yslas, puts up a shot during the first practice of the season on Monday.

    Monday officially began the start of preseason basketball practice.
    The Warriors and Warriorettes both took to the court Monday afternoon for their first official practices of the season.
    The Warriors are a little short-handed to start things off.  In addition to having four players on the football team, a couple of others are dealing with injuries leaving fifth-year head coach, Eric Mitchell, with less … Read More


Crash statistics indicate data for teens

Posted on October 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Recent crashes in White and surrounding counties involving teenagers has raised the question among many parents about the safety of younger drivers on the highways and the laws that govern the license issued to these novices on the roadways.
According to National Safety Council, young drivers are involved in fatal traffic crashes at more than twice the rate as the rest of the population. On the basis of current population trends, there will be 23 percent more 16-to-20-year-old drivers on the road in 2010 (26.1 million) than there are today.
This age group makes up 7 percent of licensed drivers, but suffers 14 percent of fatalities and 20 … Read More


Klukis in serious condition after crash

Posted on October 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Twisted. The vehicle reportedly driven by Benjamin Lee left the roadway and struck this guardrail striking the mobile home in the background.

A young White County man is reportedly in serious condition at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, after a Saturday crash in Doyle.
According to information from Tennessee Highway Patrol, Wendell Klukis was one of two passengers in the vehicle that reportedly left the roadway around 4:51 p.m., Oct. 25, near Gamble Street, in Doyle, hit a guardrail and jumped a gulley before striking a mobile home.
The vehicle, which was driven by Benjamin Lee, was reportedly traveling west on McMinnville Highway and had just passed Keith’s Market … Read More


Thaddeus L. Hall Jr.

Posted on October 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thaddeus LaVaughn Hall, Jr., 63, of Rickman, formerly of Sparta, passed Oct. 29, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Hall was born Aug. 3, 1945, in White County, to Roberta Martin Hall and Thaddeus L. Hall Sr.   
He was an insurance agent.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred K. (Kathy) Hall, of Rickman; son, Chip Hall and wife Teresa, of Sparta; daughter, Kendra Alley-Saunders and husband James, of Sparta; mother, Roberta Hall, of Sparta; sister, Selisa Haston and husband Richard, of Sparta; and grandchildren, Brittaney N. Hall, Breanna Lee Hall, Trey Hall, Seth Anderson Alley, Ariel Paige Alley, Caleb Addison Alley, Andrew Blake Saunders and Briley Alison Saunders.
Funeral … Read More


Decades

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

Decades


Unemployment rate 9%

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

A lagging economy spurred by rising gas prices and the demise of some of the nation’s financial giants has sent unemployment rates in some areas on a downward spiral.
The nation’s September 2008 overall unemployment rate was listed at 6.1 percent. However, several counties in Tennessee are experiencing high unemployment figures, with White County’s numbers also increasing.
White County rose to 9.0 percent in September 2008, compared to 5.3 percent in September 2007.
In April 2004, the largest employer in White County announced it would be shutting down after 35 years. Emerson, which had begun its tenure in the community under the name of Mallory Timers, had provided … Read More


Decades: June 2008

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

Decades


Decades: July 2008

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

Decades


Winifred (Ferdie) Day Meyers

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

Winifred (Ferdie) Day Meyers, 81, passed away Oct. 25, 2008, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.

Meyers was born July 20, 1927, in Chebanse, Ill., to Robert Ralph Day and Winifred Wulffe Day.
Some of her accomplishments include a lengthy teaching career, during which she was awarded the honor of “Teacher of the Year,” in Tampa, Fla. She served as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Chapter 178, Port Tampa. Following her retirement, she continued to serve her community by volunteering her time to children’s reading efforts in Kingston Springs.
Meyers was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Monk.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, … Read More

Hearmon Clifton Price

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

Hearmon Clifton Price, 81, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 23, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.

 Price was born May 16, 1927, in White County, to John C. and Lena Bell Stover Price.
 He was a member of Clark’s Chapel Church. Price was a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, making more than 100 jumps. After serving in the Army, he lived in Orange City, Fla., 25 years. He then returned to Tennessee, living in Spencer until his passing.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Price and wife Margret, of Quebeck; Jimmy Price and wife Wanda, of Shelbyville; brother, Earnest Price, of Titusville, Fla.; four sisters, … Read More

Spencer wastewater battle ends in peace

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

Spencer now has constructed infiltration ponds near Red Bud Lane, in Van Buren County

43rd district State Rep. Charles Curtiss and TDEC Commissioner Jim Fyke.

A controversy that lasted several years about the dumping of Spencer’s wastewater into the Caney Fork River, in White County, has finally come to an amiable end with the dedication Wednesday of the new treatment system.
In 2003, complaints began when residents who live near the Hodges Bridge area of White County discovered Spencer officials had planned to route a wastewater disposal site into the Caney Fork River near their homes. Residents said the current in that portion of the river was not … Read More


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