Monthly Archives: March 2009

Warriorette softball ready to hit the field

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

The three seniors. The Warriorette softball team has three senior members. They are (l to r); Miya Teeples, Kourtney Kinnaird and Brittney Gragg. The Warriorettes open their season Monday at home against Cookeville.

    The White County High School softball team wastes little time getting into the meat of their schedule.
    Their season opening game is against District 7AAA foe and archrival, Cookeville.  The Warriorettes will host the Lady Cavaliers Monday getting their season underway with a bang.
    Rebecca Beaty returns as head coach of the Warriorettes for the fourth season.  She talked about what the strengths and weaknesses of her 2009 squad are.
    “One of the strengths of … Read More


Shafer to form Downtown Development Committee

Posted on March 4, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A City of Sparta resident and businessman who was recently installed as a member of the Chamber Board of Directors has formulated a plan he hopes will help the downtown prosper.
Aaron Shafer, owner of Pluto’s Hot Dogs, addressed his fellow Chamber board members Monday night as he told them about some ideas he had for spurring the growth of Sparta.
“I feel our downtown has much more potential,” said Shafer.
Shafer said he wants to create the Downtown Development Committee, which will be comprised of him and four “highly energetic” Chamber members.
“Many people have ideas of what makes a city prosperous,” said Shafer.
Shafer said industries … Read More


Tinnie Mae Harville Wright

Posted on March 4, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tinnie Mae Harville Wright, 71, of Sparta, passed away March 3, 2009, at her residence.
Wright was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Smith County, to William Spencer and Maudie Jewell Grogan Harville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Earl Wright, of Sparta; daughter, Angela Wright Ballew and husband Steve, of Sparta; seven brothers, Robert Harville, David Harville, Coley Harville, all of Cookeville, Jimmy Harville, of Gainesboro, Royce Harville, of Algood, Timothy Harville, of Murfreesboro, Joseph Harville, of Indiana; and two sisters, Gracie Hickey, of Smithville and Dorothy LaFever, of Indiana.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., March 5, 2009, at Copeland … Read More


Lloyd Bradley

Posted on March 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lloyd Bradley, 75, of Sparta, passed away March 2, 2009, at Generations of Spencer.
Bradley was born Oct. 24, 1933, in White County, to Thomas C. Bradley and Virginia Robinson Bradley
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include numerous cousins.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., March 4, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bro. Freddie Copeland will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Tinnie Mae Harville Wright

Posted on March 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tinnie Mae Harville Wright, 71, of Sparta, passed away March 3, 2009, at her residence.
Wright was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Smith County, to William Spencer and Maudie Jewell Grogan Harville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Earl Wright, of Sparta; daughter, Angela Wright Ballew and husband Steve, of Sparta; seven brothers, Robert Harville, David Harville, Coley Harville, all of Cookeville, Jimmy Harville, of Gainesboro, Royce Harville, of Algood, Timothy Harville, of Murfreesboro, Joseph Harville, of Indiana; and two sisters, Gracie Hickey, of Smithville and Dorothy LaFever, of Indiana.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., March 5, 2009, at Copeland … Read More


Virginia Earlene Rich

Posted on March 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Virginia Earlene Rich, 73, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 28, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Rich attended Pomeroy Chapel Baptist Church and had been a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Zelma Colowell Petty; daughter, Judy Ann Rich; sister, Odell Waggoner; and brother, Buddy Petty.
Survivors include two daughters, Janie Rich, oif Sparta, Anita Mayfield, of Cookeville; six grandchildren, Angelia Brown, oif Rickman, Timmy Scott, of Sparta, Kristy Bradshaw, Matthew Heady, Vallene and Candice Mayfield, all of Cookeville; four great-grandchildren, Cassondra and Chynna Bradshaw, of Cookeville, Talon and Dillon Brown, of Rickman; and one sister, Lera Tisdale and husband Billy, of Lebanon.… Read More


Ralph C. Massa

Posted on March 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ralph C. Massa, 69, of Cookeville, passed away March 1, 2009, at Life Care Center of Chattanooga.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., March 4, 2009, at Dyer Funeral Home, in Cookeville, with burial in Nash Cemetery.
Dyer Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.


Next Warrior football coach named

Posted on March 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live




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            The newest head coach of the Warrior football team officially accepted the position Tuesday.

            Tracy Malone was offered the job on Monday afternoon by the coaching search committee and, after consulting with his wife, accepted the position, according to WCHS athletic director, Terry Crain.… Read More


Ben Lomand Telephone wins national award

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative Inc. recently announced the marketing division of its Competitive Services department was recognized for excellence in Marketing Achievement by the National Telephone Cooperative Association’s National Awards Program.
NTCA’s prestigious National Awards Program pays tribute to individuals in nine categories, and Karen Wilson of Ben Lomand’s Marketing Division won the Marketing Achievement award for her efforts on an extensive branding and image campaign. This category recognizes outstanding achievement in developing and carrying out creative marketing strategies and techniques.
“While we nominated our entire company, whose strength of character makes an image campaign ring true, one person deserved special mention,” said Carrie Huckeby, Competitive Services manager. … Read More


Spring beauty starts now

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    March, its lavish display of daffodils, azaleas, dogwood and other flowering shrubs, is one of the most beautiful months of the year – and the busiest. There is still time to start your own seeds indoors. Star zinnias and marigolds, but keep them in pots to be put in the ground the first of April.
Lawns
    Start lawn care this month. Fertilize with 15-15-15 type. Repair bare spots by seeding after your have slightly tilled the bare area. For the first mowing set the mower at 1-1/2 inches to remove winter damage and stimulate growth if moss is a problem. A combination fertilizer and moss killer can be … Read More


The sunnier side of breakfast

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pancake Wrap

Easy Brunch Focaccia

Italian Frittata

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In addition to provid ing the necessary energy to get-up-and-go, studies have shown that those who eat a healthy breakfast have better overall diets, improved concentration and performance during the day, and more strength and endurance for physical activity. Unfortunately, the traditional hot breakfast — eggs, meat and potatoes — can add fat and calories to your plate. But, there’s good news for breakfast lovers who’ve resolved to eat better this year: with a few simple substitutions, you can still enjoy a hearty, satisfying morning meal without some … Read More


Two injured in head-on crash

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Two people were taken to White County Community Hospital after a head-on crash, Thursday, at approximately 4:47 p.m., on Golden Mountain Road. Read the full story on the NEWS page.


Tennessee unemployment rate increases

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee is continuing to experience the results of a struggling economy as unemployment rates rose in January, with county-by-county figures to be released Thursday.
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released the overall state results last week. The unemployment rate for January 2009 was 8.6 percent, which was up 1 percent from the revised December 2008 rate of 7.6 percent. The unemployment rate in Tennessee for January 2008 was 5.3 percent.
The national unemployment rate for January 2009 was 7.6 percent, which was an increase of .04 percent from December 2008.
On a positive note, December-to-January job gains occurred in the professional, scientific and technical services, with … Read More


Edward (Tobe) M. Jernigan

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edward (Tobe) M. Jernigan, 85, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 28, 2009, at Life Care Center of Columbia.
Jernigan was born Sept. 22, 1923, in White County, to Ed and Ester Martin Jernigan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of Gum Springs Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon. He had also been a farmer.
Jernigan was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Virgil (Buck) Jernigan, Addis Mae Denton, Charles Leaton Jernigan, Dola Vean Cooper.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Johnnie McCoin Jernigan, of Sparta; two sons, Eddie Dean Jernigan and wife Jennifer, of Nashville; Johnny … Read More


Lloyd Bradley

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lloyd Bradley, 75, of Sparta, passed away March 2, 2009, at Generations of Spencer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Diamond Warriors feature solid senior class

Posted on March 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Providing the leadership. The Warrior baseball team returns seven seniors who logged a lot of playing time last season and should be the catalyst for the 2009 season. Seniors members of the team include (l to r): Bryan Holland, Dalton Bain, Zach Jolly, Roggie Haston, Seth McDonald, Joseph Johnson and Jordan Brown. WCHS opens the season at Upperman before returning home to host Livingston on March 10th.

    Back in the days of little league, the future members of the Class of 2009 put together some pretty impressive all star campaigns. 
    Warrior baseball coach, Brian Everett hopes that now that those players are heading into their senior season, the … Read More


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