Monthly Archives: March 2009

Jessie Lee Howell

Posted on March 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jessie Lee Howell, 93, of Athens, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 9, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Athens.
Howell was the daughter of the late Ray and Ovie Bussell Howell.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Raymond H. Howell, and two brothers, Ray Thomas Howell and William Howell.
Survivors include her daughter, Carole Whaley, of Dalton, Ga.; son, Jerry H. Howell, of Athens; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Howell, of Englewood; three sisters, Nellie Howell, of Madisonville, Wilma Howell Boylin, Laverne Fuqua, both of Nashville; and many relatives in White County.
Funeral service will be 7 p.m., March 10, 2009, at … Read More


Warrior football team meets their new coach

Posted on March 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

New Warrior football coach, Tracy Malone, meets his team.




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            The members of the Warrior football team had been wondering for three months who would be their new coach.

            They found out the name of their new mentor earlier in the week and on Friday, … Read More


Softball drops season opener

Posted on March 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Miya Teeples had the lone hit for the Warriorettes in their loss to Cookeville.

The Warriorette softball team dropped their season opener to archrival, Cookeville.  The teams were locked in a scoreless tie until Cookeville broke through with two runs in the fifth inning.  Those runs would prove to be the lone scores in the contest.
Look for full details in Thursday’s edition.


Tennis returns strong senior class

Posted on March 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The members of the senior class hope to lead a successful tennis campaign.




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            The WCHS tennis team heads into the 2009 season with a great deal of experience.

            That experience not only comes from a solid senior class, but also with an addition to the coaching … Read More


Increased interest in track and field at WCHS

Posted on March 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Casey Bales is open for another trip to the state track meet.

Lacy Yslas made it to the sectional meet last season. She hopes to take that one step further this time.




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            The White County High School track and field team, in its second year … Read More


Storeowner thwarts burglary

Posted on March 6, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wayne A. Cart, 18, of Cookeville

In the early hours of March 2, a White County storeowner held a suspected burglar at gunpoint until police arrived and took the man into custody.
According to a report by Deputy Lanny Wheeler with White County Sheriff Department, Larry Geer, owner of Geer’s Grocery and who lives in the back of the store, reportedly heard a loud noise coming from the front of the building.
As he investigated the noise, he reportedly found Wayne A. Cart, 18, of Cookeville, standing in the front of the store on the inside.
Wheeler stated, as he arrived on scene, he saw Cart on his … Read More


Passin Time Outdoors created in Sparta

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Trophy. Larry Daniels (left) and Derrick Dale show off one of the bucks they killed during one of the many hunts in which they participated.

Win. Derrick Dale (second from left) and Larry Daniels (third from left) accepts their winnings from the Campbell Outdoor Challenge.

Two White County businessmen are capitalizing on their hunting exploits to produce a hunting and fishing show called Passin’ Time Outdoors that can be seen on Ben Lomand’s Channel 6 TV.
Derrick Dale and Larry Daniels can usually be found during the week at their barbershop on North Spring Street. But the rest of the time, they are in the woods, on the … Read More


Four-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tangled. Two of the vehicles involved in this Friday crash sit idle as officers investigate the incident.

More. Sgt. Dale Dodson, of Sparta Police Department, is evaluating two of the four vehicles damaged during a Friday crash.

One man was taken to White County Community Hospital after a crash on North Spring Street, Friday, at approximately 12:43 p.m., involving four vehicles.
According to a report by Officer Tony Copeland with Sparta Police, Roy Lee Rice, 58, of Sparta, was driving north on North Spring Street in a red 1984 Mazda B-200 when he ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a boulder in front of … Read More


Burglars hit four businesses

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Watchful. Police officers are investigating four burglaries in the same shopping complex.

At least two suspects are being sought by Sparta Police for the burglaries early Sunday morning of four Sparta businesses on Mose Drive.
According to Investigator Allen Selby, Save A Lot grocery store, Dollar General, H & R Block and Checks To Cash were all burglarized on the same night.
Officers J.T. King and Chris Bennett were dispatched Sunday, at approximately 8:05 a.m., and found that one or more burglars had gained entry at Save A Lot through a back door. An undetermined amount of money was taken from the office.
As a result of that … Read More


Sullivan homicide update

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Sullivan

According to Kristin Helm, TBI public information officer, agents are continuing to work diligently on the Terry Sullivan homicide case. Helm said, “They are working on some good leads.”
Sullivan, 50, was found shot to death Jan. 16, 2009, at his home on Oakland Drive, in Sparta.
No suspects have yet been arrested.


Willie Layron (W.L.) Johnson

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Willie Layron (W.L.) Johnson, 84, of McMinnville, passed away March 4, 2009, at River Park Hospital.
Johnson was born June 2, 1924, in White County, to Willie Mansfield and Clearah Ann Wright Johnson.
He served his country in World War II with the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
Throughout his years in McMinnville, Johnson had been involved in many community organizations, including the Lions Club and the Mental Health Alliance. He was active in the Democratic Party, in Warren County. In recognition of his efforts to promote mental health care in Warren County, … Read More


Shirley Odell Hodge

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shirley Odell Hodge, 57, of Sparta, passed away March 3, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Hodge was born Dec. 11, 1951, in White County, to Frank and Eddie Brock Odell
Survivors include her two sons, Jackie Lynn Hodge and wife Jennifer, Jimmy Dewayne Hodge, all of Sparta; four grandchildren, Terri Hodge, Anna Ealey, Sean Markus, Brandon Markus; one great-grandson, Trey Jaylen Croft; father of her children, Jackie Hodge, of Sparta; four brothers, Kenneth Odell, of Sparta, Terry Odell, of Cullum, Ala., Harold Odell, of Sparta; three sisters, Robert Wilson, Elisa Luna, Dean Masters, all of Sparta; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., … Read More


Daniel Thomas (Dan) Richards

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Daniel Thomas (Dan) Richards, 61, of Texas, formerly of Sparta, passed away Feb. 22, 2009, in Texas.
Richards was born Jan. 23, 1948, in White County.
He graduated from White County High School, in 1966. He relocated to Austin, Texas, while attending the University of Texas as a member of the U.S. Navy ROTC program. He joined the Austin Police Department, in 1969, after graduating from the police academy. He was assigned to the patrol division as a beat officer and later promoted to the rank of sergeant. During this time he attended college at Southwest Texas State University, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in … Read More


John Bryant

Posted on March 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Bryant, 89, of Bone Cave, passed away March 4, 2009, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Bryant was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Van Buren County, to Emmitt Alexander Bryant and Lou Ella Stroud Bryant.
He attended First Assembly of God Church. Bryant was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. He had also been a farmer.
Bryant was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Arlis, Creed Bryant; and sisters, Cecile Hillis and Rita Bryant.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Hitchcock Bryant, of McMinnville; four children and their spouses, John Windell Bryant and wife Teresa, of Rock Hill, S.C., Darlene Bright and … Read More


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