Monthly Archives: February 2009

Warriorette season ends at Lebanon

Posted on February 20, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorettes saw their season come to an end with a 65-56 loss at Lebanon Thursday night.

    Facing elimination, the Warriorettes of White County High School refused to go down without a fight, but in the end, a slow start at the beginning of the game proved to be the difference.
    A surging Lebanon team ended the Warriorettes’ season dealing them a 65-56 loss in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament on Thursday at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
    The Warriorettes got off to a slow start and trailed by as many as 17 in the second quarter.  Lebanon led by 14 at the half, but the Warriorettes … Read More


William (Bill) Frazier

Posted on February 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

William (Bill) Frazier, 59, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 18, 2009, at his residence.
Frazier was born Oct. 23, 1949.
He was an employee of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas and a member of Tennessee Army National Guard.
Frazier was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Lewis Frazier, of Sparta; daughter, Kim Jones and husband Rodney, of Sparta; son, Kyle Frazier and wife Kristy, of Sparta; grandchildren, Colbin and Emma Kate Jones, Karley Beth Frazier; mother, Geneva Frazier, of Sparta; sister, Linda Mason and husband Richard, of Sparta; one niece; and three nephews.
Funeral service … Read More


Stanford (Shot Gun) Gibbs

Posted on February 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stanford (Shot Gun) Gibbs, 60, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 18, 2009, at his residence.
Gibbs was born April 30, 1948.
He was a native of White County and a state park employee.
Gibbs was preceded in death by his parents, H.H. and Sally Young Gibbs; two brothers, Loyd and L.T. Gibbs; and special friend, Iva Louise Wagoner.
Survivors include one sister, Jenetta Brimer, of Doyle; one brother, Leonard A. Gibbs, of Doyle; and special friend, Jimmy Savage, of Doyle.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 20, 2009, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Young Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m., Feb. 19, … Read More


Rescued dogs near adoption phase

Posted on February 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Enormous effort. Workers with ASPCA and the American Humane Association care for each dog on an individual basis, giving food, treatments, and attention - and, then, move on down the line.

Lovable. This cute little dog shows his excitement to get a little human attention, of which he got plenty from the workers at the temporary shelter.

All dogs rescued by White County Sheriff Department, on Feb. 11, have been relocated to shelters across the eastern United States. By Monday, the 299 dogs were moved from the temporary shelter, including 14 puppies born at the fairgrounds location.
Security was tight at the temporary shelter because of the evidence … Read More


Betty R. Kirby

Posted on February 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty R. Kirby, 66, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 18, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Kirby was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Akron, Ohio, to E.S. and Bonnie Prichard Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, John Kirby, of Sparta; two sons, James Kirby and wife Anya, of Cookeville, Johnny Kirby and wife Clarissa, of Sparta; daughter, Shelly Yates and husband Robert, of Sparta; two brothers, Bill Roberts and wife Beverly, of Quebeck, Jack Roberts and wife Nonie, of Plant City, Fla.; two sisters, Gladys Jones and husband J.C., of Plant City, Fla., Linda Brown and husband Mavin, of Mayo, Fla.; … Read More


Know when to duck and run

Posted on February 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Debris. This photo from The Expositor archives shows damage from the April 3, 1974, tornado that hit White and surrounding counties.

Damage. A November 2007 violent storm left many homes and buildings damaged in the Almyra community, of White County.

Education and safety are the key factors in a week set aside each year to ensure Tennesseans are aware of the dangers from severe weather situations.
One of the most dreaded and sometimes most deadly aspects of severe weather is a tornado. White County has been no stranger to the damage inflicted by these violent storms.
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the … Read More


White County School Board reviews federal programs

Posted on February 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Educational gift. White County School Board member Donna Jones presented Northfield Elementary Principal Kurt Dronebarger with a book called ‘Six Million Paperclips’ and a couple of DVDs entitled, ‘One Clip at a Time’.

Math wizards. These Northfield students were honored for excellent math scores during TCAP testing. Shown with Director Donny Haley, in no particular order: Cade Crosland, Jackson Dronebarger, Hannah Howard, Whitney Kirby, Cassondra Meadows, and Samantha Whitlock.

At its February meeting, the White County School Board heard a report from Karen Benningfield about White County’s participation in federally-funded school programs.
“Part of my responsibility is ensuring that we are in compliance with No Child Left Behind … Read More


Mitchell selected All District 7AAA First Team

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

District 7AAA First Team. Warrior senior guard, Stewart Mitchell, was named All District First team by the coaches of 7AAA. Mitchell led the Warriors in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals this season.

Second team selection. Lacy Yslas, a senior post for the Warriorettes was named to the 7AAA second team. Yslas led the Warriorettes in scoring this season.

Tasha Delaney, Third team

Corey Johnson, third team

Heather Roberts, honorable mention

Ashley Page, honorable mention

   As the District 7AAA regular season came to an end, the coaches in the league gathered on Saturday to finalize plans for the tournament and select an All District regular season squad.
    The list … Read More


District 7AAA tournament gets underway today

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Battle of the rivals. Much more than bragging rights will be on the line when the Warriors and Cavaliers square off Friday night. The winner advances to the region tournament while the loser sees their season come to a close.

Lebanon bound. For the second consecutive year, the Warriorettes will go on the road to Lebanon for opening round action of the District 7AAA tournament. On the line will be a berth in the re

    Throw out the record books – everything is back at 0-0.
    When the District 7AAA tournament tips off today, the records are all even as far as the chances of advancing to the … Read More


Noelie Francis Crosslin

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Noelie Francis Crosslin, 75, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 12, 2009.
Mrs. Crosslin graduated from St. Joseph Academy, in Bay St. Louis, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Narcisse Mark and Virgile Fucich Dick; son, James Crosslin; and sister, Rosemary Holmes.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Thomas (Tom) Eugene Crosslin Sr., of Sparta; son, Thomas (Tommy) Eugene Crosslin II and wife Karen, of Sparta; daughter Karen Coriell and husband Gavin, of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren, Thomas Eugene Crosslin III and wife Ursula, of Columbus Ohio, Laura Annmarie Joyce and husband Michael, of Brentwood, Adam Breland Crosslin and wife Lauren, of Sparta, Jason Collin Floyd, … Read More


Elaine Mae Helton

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elaine Mae Helton, 87, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 13, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Helton was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Frank and Edna Theobold Kuhn.
Private family services and burial will be held later.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Earl L. Barnes

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Earl L. Barnes, 63, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 17, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


District 7AAA tournament time!

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School basketball teams head into district tournament play this week.


Ann Kuhn

Posted on February 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ann Kuhn, 71, of Warren County, passed away Feb. 16, 2009, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Kuhn was born March 8, 1937, in West Louisville, Ky., to Oddis Haley and Martina Thompson Haley.
She had been a homemaker and was a member of Friendship The Baptist Church.
Kuhn was preceded in death by her parents, Oddis and Martina Haley.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Kuhn, of Rock Island; son, Kenny Kuhn and wife Vera, of Rock Island; daughter, Lisa Gunning and husband Mike, of Rock Island; four grandchilndre, Tegy Jaco and husband Donnie, Michelle Gunning, Josh Kuhn,m Haley Kuhn, all of Rock Island; three great-grandchildren, Keysha Jaco, … Read More


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