Monthly Archives: March 2009

Sparta seeks public works director

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

City officials are looking for a qualified individual to fill the vacancy that will be created when the public works director leaves his position May 1.
Ross Fann, who began as a G.I.S. coordinator for the city, eventually moved into the slot of public works director. In his letter of resignation submitted to Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo, Fann said he would be returning to private practice where he would again be using his engineering and contractor licenses to do survey, civil design, utilities and land development work. Fann praised the city for its leadership in addressing problems with the water and sewer systems.
During the Tuesday meeting of … Read More

Morris (Joe) Reece Parks

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

Morris (Joe) Reece Park Morris (Joe) Reece Parks, 67, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away March 17, 2009, at Clinton Memorial Hospital, in Wilmington.
Parks was born Dec. 3, 1941, in the Ravenscroft community, of White County. He was the son of Charlie and Dora Emerton Parks and stepson of Bessie Parks.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 21, 2009, at Littleton Funeral Home, in Sabina, Ohio, with burial in Centerville Cemetery, at Lees Creek.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.

WCHS track competes in meet at Macon County

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

    The White County High School track and field team traveled to Macon County Tuesday for a late addition to the schedule. 
    The Warriorettes finished second in the five-team meet while the Warriors finished third.  Station Camp captured first place in both the boys and girls.  The Station Camp girls netted 177 points followed by the Warriorettes at 95.  Trousdale County took third with 39 points.  Macon County and Clay County each tallied two points.  On the boys’ side, Station Camp picked up 161 points followed by Macon County with 92.  The Warriors tallied 62 followed by Clay County with 23 points.  Trousdale County wrapped things up with 10 … Read More

Blaze burn Warriors in 7AAA baseball opener

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

Fielding the ball. Warrior first baseman, Seth McDonald, fields the ball during a recent game. The Warriors will play in a tournament in Franklin County this weekend.

    Mother Nature forced the Warrior baseball team to miss four straight games. 
    The lay-off from action took its toll in their first outing in a week.  WCHS traveled to Murfreesboro to take on Blackman.  The Blaze bats were on fire in the game as they rolled to the 16-1 victory.
    Blackman scored their 16 runs on 14 hits.  Four Warrior errors contributed to the Blackman surge.  Blackman exploded for 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning taking away all … Read More

Vendors still signing on for 2009 Women’s Show

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

Tickets are selling like hotcakes for the annual Expositor’s Women’s Show set for April 25, at White County Agriculture Complex.
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., women (and even some men) will be perusing the hundreds of items at the event-of-a-lifetime. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door and can be purchased at either The Expositor or Atnip Chiropractic, in Cookeville.
Christy Hampton, Expositor promotions director, is keeping the grand prize a secret until all details are finalized. The Expositor will provide that exciting information just a soon as possible.
Just in case anyone is wondering what can be found at the Women’s Show, here is a … Read More

Explosives found in search

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

James Fredrick Willard, 35

James Fredrick Willard, 35, of White County, was arrested Mar. 13 after two explosive devices were found at a residence on Whittaker Road in the northeastern portion of White County.
According to officers with White County Sheriff Department, a concerned resident reported possible drug activity involving Willard. Officers went to the residence and conducted a “knock and talk”, which resulted in consent to search the premises.
Officers reportedly found schedule VI drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as the two pipe-type bombs.
Willard has been charged with two counts of possession of prohibited weapon, three counts of reckless endangerment, simple possession of schedule VI … Read More

WCHS softball shut out by Blackman

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

Making a play. Warriorette shortstop, Paige Scott, throws to first during the loss to Blackman Tuesday. The Warriorettes gave up four unearned runs in the 4-0 loss. They will host Lebanon Thursday at 7 p.m.

    The Warriorette softball team finally returned to action after rain had forced cancellation of their scheduled games over the weekend.
    WCHS fell victim to visiting Blackman dropping a 4-0 decision to the Lady Blaze.  The Warriorettes managed only two hits in the game.  Miya Teeples pitched for WCHS and scattered 10 Blackman hits, but all four runs were unearned.  The Warriorettes committed five errors in the game. 
    Blackman plated what turned out to … Read More

Football supporters meet the coach

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

    New Warrior head coach, Tracy Malone, was in town Monday night and spoke to players and supporters of WCHS football gathered in the school’s cafeteria. 
    On hand were several current Warrior football players and their parents as well as future Warriors.  There were players from the middle school age down through the youth league on hand to meet the new coach.  Also attending were WCMS coach, Luke Dycus, as well as several Spartan youth coaches. 
    Taking the podium first was Quarterback Club president, Steve Howell.  He spoke a bit about the organization and plans for expanding to help with football at all levels … Read More

Dancing across the land in NCAA

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

    White County has representatives of its basketball tradition dancing this week all across the country.
    Making the NCAA tournament is a tough thing to do, but the small town of Sparta has three people carrying that maroon and gray pride into the Big Dance.
    Molly McFadden, a 2006 graduate of WCHS and a former Warriorette, will be traveling to East Lansing, Michigan with the Middle Tennessee State University Lady Raiders.  McFadden is a freshman reserve for the Lady Raiders. 
    MTSU (28-5) garnered an eight seed, but has the tough task of taking on nine seed, Michigan State, on their home court.  That game is slated to tip off … Read More

Steven Robert Underwood

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

Steven Robert Underwood, 52, of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Meet and greet with Coach Malone

Posted on March 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

New Warrior football coach, Tracy Malone, was the guest of honor at a meet and greet Monday, March 16th at the high school cafeteria.

wide test

Posted on March 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live


Meet & greet the new coach

Posted on March 16, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    The Warrior Quarterback Club is hosting a Meet and Greet for new football coach, Tracy Malone, tonight at 6:30 p.m.
    The QB Club is encouraging everyone interested in Warrior football to come out to the event and welcome the new coach to Sparta.  Refreshments will be served at the gathering. 
    Malone was announced as the new coach two weeks ago and had his first meeting with the team later that week.  This will be his first meeting with the supporters of WCHS football in general.
    All players, parents, fans and supporters of WCHS football need to be on hand to show their support of the football program. Parents … Read More

Mrs. C.E. (Nelle) Sanders Stephens

Posted on March 16, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mrs. C.E. (Nelle) Sanders Stephens, 105, of Knoxville, passed away March 14, 2009, at Shannondale Healthcare Center.
Stephens was the daughter of Robert Lee and Elma Fears Ozburn Sanders.
Mrs. Stephens was a member of Central Baptist Church, in Beardon, and a former member of First Baptist Church, in Tullahoma, where she lived 1936-1985. Mrs. Stephens was a charter member of First Baptist Church, in Sparta, which was chartered in 1929. She was a descendant of many prominent early settlers of Tennessee and Virginia. Mrs. Stephens was active in the Tullahoma Woman’s Club while living in that community.
Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence … Read More

McFadden making trip to the “big dance”

Posted on March 16, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    In addition to the Jolly siblings earning a trip to the NCAA tournament as coaches, Sparta will also have someone going dancing as a player.
    Former Warriorette, Molly McFadden, a 2006 graduate of White County High School, will put on her dancing shoes this weekend.  Actually, McFadden will be lacing up her tennis shoes and donning an MTSU uniform. 
    The Lady Raiders won the Sun Belt regular season and conference tournament earning the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.  MTSU is currently 28-5 overall on the season.  They defeated Arkansas Little Rock 74-54 in the Sun Belt finals. 
    McFadden, a reserve for MTSU, played in one game during … Read More

Deputies receive new weaponry

Posted on March 16, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Heavy fire-power. White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Deputy Chadra Daniels, Chief Tommy Simmons, and Deputy Jacob Groce show off a couple of the new AR-15’s, which have been put into service by all WCSD officers in the county.

Officers with the White County Sheriff Department now have new Colt AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for use in their fight against crime. The department used funds from the sale of confiscated guns to purchase the weapons.
AR-15 was the original name for what became the militarily designated M16, the assault rifle first used by the United States military in the Vietnam War. The “AR-15” designation, sometimes mistakenly referenced as assault rifle … Read More

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