Monthly Archives: November 2008

Voyles posthumously honored by MSCCA

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

Accepting for her sister. Morgan Voyles, (second from the right) accepted the MSCCA award for her sister, Markie, for finishing second in the Runner of the Year standings. The cross country organization is honoring Markie in several ways to ensure she will never be forgotten.

    Since moving to Tennessee, Markie Voyles was a prominent part of the Midstate Cross Country Association (MSCCA), whether it was winning races or taking home awards.  The coaches of the association are ensuring that will never change.
    At their annual banquet held at Brentwood Academy on Tuesday, November 11th, Voyles was posthumously awarded the 2008 runner-up for MSCCA Runner of the Year.  Voyles’ … CONTINUED


Eighth grade splits contests with Harris Middle School

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

On the break. A.J. Wilkerson leads the fast break during the eighth grade Warriors romp over Harris Middle school from Shelbyville on Monday. Wilkerson led the way with 12 points.

Battling it out. Just like a battle for the rebound, the eighth grade Warriorettes battled it out with Harris Middle for the win. The Warriorettes led at the half, but turnovers in the third quarter allowed the visitors to escape with the win.

    The White County Middle School eighth grade teams played host to Harris Middle School from Shelbyville Monday in front of the WCMS student body.  The day resulted in a split of the two contests.
    The … CONTINUED


WCHS gets pair of wins in Hall of Fame openers

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

Double double start. Aaron Puckett, shown above drawing a lot of attention from Stone Memorial defenders helped the Warriors to a win in their opener posting a double-double. He poured in 28 points, including 16 in the third quarter, and also pulled down 11 rebounds.

Getting the start. Robbie Johnson, a sophomore, got the first start of his high school career when the season tipped off Tuesday. The Warriors defeated Stone Memorial.

Leading the way. Lacy Yslas led the Warriorettes with 13 points in the 53-43 Hall of Fame win over Baylor.

Performing off the bench. Jessica Wilson came off the bench to post a double-double in the

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High-speed chase ends on Hwy 70

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

A two-county, high-speed chase on Highway 70, in White County, ended just before 5 p.m., on Wednesday, after officers with White County Sheriff Department used spike strips to shred the tires of a black GMC pickup truck that was being pursued by troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Read the complete story on the NEWS page.


Home completely destroyed by late night fire

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

Nothing left. Firefighters were unable to save a house on Carrick Road in the early morning hours of Nov. 14 after battling two fires at the home within just a few hours.

In the early hours of Friday morning, a home on Carrick Road burned to the ground, despite the efforts of firefighters to save the structure.
According to Chief James Bumbalough with Central View Volunteer Fire Department, they responded to a call, at approximately 12:30 p.m., and found one room on fire, which they were able to put out. The damage was limited to the one room, and the living room was partially charred.
At approximately 2:30 … CONTINUED


Economy downturn expected another 18 months

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

An expert in the field of economics who has served as a visiting scholar with the Federal Reserve Bank has reportedly predicted Tennessee will see at least another year-and-a-half of financial hardships.
Wallace Austin, president of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, recently told board members about attending a presentation by Dr. Bill Fox, professor with Department of Economics with University of Tennessee. Fox spoke at the recent Tennessee County Commissioners Association meeting about the state’s economic outlook. Fox reportedly stated he predicts Tennessee’s economy will be “extremely low” in all sectors for the next 18 months. Austin said officials were concerned their counties might not receive local shared … CONTINUED


Car overturns on Sullivan Knowles Road

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

Lucky driver. Marks on the road and shoulder show the path of the vehicle as it careened off the road and into the ditch.

Close call. This 2002 Pontiac Sunfire landed on its top after it was reportedly forced off the road by a passing vehicle.

A 17-year-old female escaped serious injuries, on Nov. 12, when her white 2002 Pontiac Sunfire ended up on its top in a ditch on Sullivan Knowles Road.
According to Trooper David Slatton with Tennessee Highway Patrol, the female was driving north on Sullivan Knowles Road when a southbound vehicle allegedly ran her off the road, causing her to lose control, run into … CONTINUED


Elbert Franklin (Frank) Phifer Jr.

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

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Elbert Franklin (Frank) Phifer Jr., 60, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 18, 2008, at Veterans Hospital, in Nashville.
Phifer was born Dec. 21, 1947, to Elbert Franklin Phifer Sr. and Aline C. Crowell Phifer.He had served in the U.S. Army and Tennessee National Guard.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Gracie Sparkman Phifer; sons, Jeremiah Phifer, Jason Sparkman; daughters, Mary Ann Hyden, Dana Proctor; sister, Kathy Mason and husband Kenny; five grandchildren, Dakota Sparkman, Tyler Sparkman, Brandon Stafford, Nolan Stafford, Kawana Roberts; mother-in-law, Mary Sparkman; and other family and friends.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. … CONTINUED


Minnie Bell Brymer Mabe

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

Minnie Bell Brymer Mabe, 61, passed away Nov. 19, 2008, at her residence on Cedar Creek Road, in Sparta.
Mabe was born May 8, 1947, in White County, to Lewis and Verna Mae Youngblood Brymer.  
She was a housewife.
Survivors include her husband, William Henry Mabe, of Sparta; two daughters, Tina Marie Gonzalez, Sherry Ann Mabe, both of Sparta; five grandchildren, Samantha Garcia, Steven Conley, Kimberly, Brittany, Candice Clark; four great-grandchildren; brother, Willie Clay Brymer, of Sparta; and sisters, Dimple Miller. of Sparta, Christine Madrid, of Mississippi
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Nov. 21, 2008, in the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Taylor’s Providence … CONTINUED


WCHS opens season with Hall of Fame wins

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

Drawing attention. Aaron Puckett draws quite a bit of attention from Stone Memorial defenders during Tuesday's Hall of Fame game. Puckett poured in 28 to lead the Warriors to the 60-52 win.

Leading the way. Lacy Yslas led the Warriorettes with 13 points in the 53-43 Hall of Fame win over Baylor.

    The White County High School basketball teams opened the 2008-09 season with a pair of Hall of Fame victories on Tuesday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. 
    The Warriorettes defeated Baylor from Chattanooga 53-43 behind the 13 points of Lacy Yslas.  Jessica Wilson came off the bench to add 10.
    The Warriors got a 28-point performance from senior … CONTINUED


High-speed chase ends on Hwy 70

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

    A two-county, high-speed chase on Highway 70, in White County, ended just before 5 p.m., on Wednesday, after officers with White County Sheriff Department used spike strips to shred the tires of a black GMC pickup truck that was being pursued by troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
    THP initiated a stop of the truck in Smithville. The truck fled east on Highway 70 where officers with Dekalb County Sheriff Department joined the pursuit and continued into White County.
    White County Sheriff Department Deputy Chadra Daniels intercepted the truck and deployed spike strips. More White County deputies joined the pursuit and, as they neared Sparta, the truck slowed … CONTINUED


Robert (Bob) Logan Lee Jr.

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

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Robert (Bob) Loban Lee Jr., 90, passed away on Nov. 15, 2008.  
A longtime resident of the David Lipscomb area of sNashville, Lee was a member of Creive Hall Church of Christ and past member and special friend of Granny White Church of Christ. 
He was born in Carroll County and moved to Nashville after spending time in the Civilian Conservation Corps.  In 1939, he enrolled in Nashville’s Watkins Institute and later began working in the traffic department of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.  His devotion to duty was legendary. During the blizzard of 1951, he walked … CONTINUED


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