Monthly Archives: April 2009

Markie’s Run this Saturday

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Close to 200 entries have been received for the inaugural Markie’s Run set for this Saturday.
The 5k race and 1-mile run fun walk has garnered attention from all across the state as the race is being run in memory of WCHS track and cross country star, Markie Voyles. As of Sunday, 150 people had registered for the event and that number has only grown during the first of the week, according to Mark Voyles, who is helping to coordinate the race being run in his daughter’s memory.
The race, which is slated for an 8:30 a.m. start, has an entry fee of $20 for those that pre … Read More


WCHS tennis teams ousted in 7AAA first round

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School Warrior and Warriorette tennis teams both were defeated in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament at Old Fort on Monday.
The Warriorettes were ousted from tournament play by Cookeville 4-0. The Warriors suffered a 5-1 setback to Warren County.
In the girls’ matches against Cookeville, the Lady Cavaliers swept the first four singles matches sealing the victory. Star Simpson was defeated 6-0, 6-4. Chelsea Sims lost to her opponent 6-3, 6-3. Cookeville’s player defeated Megan James 6-2, 6-3. The final match was a 6-0, 6-0 loss by Lauren Cannon.
The Warriors picked up one win in singles action against the Pioneers, … Read More


Unemployment rate doubles from last year

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Last week’s release of unemployment rates showed an increase in 74 Tennessee counties with White County slipping a fraction of a percentage since February’s figures.
White County’s March 2009 rate of 14.7 percent is the fourth highest March unemployment figure since 1975. The highest was in March 1982, with 21.3 percent; March 1983, with 20 percent; and 1975, with 17.5 percent.
The overall unemployment rate for the entire state was 9.6 percent, which was higher than February 2009. Although 74 counties reported an increase in unemployment rates, 19 counties had a decrease in their unemployment figures.
Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 6.9 percent. … Read More


Warriors end regular season with loss

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Safely into third. Joseph Johnson slides safely into third base following a triple in Monday’s regular season finale at Coffee County. The Warriors were defeated 9-3. See the photo gallery for more pictures from the game.

The Warrior baseball team wrapped up the regular season with a trip to Coffee County Monday night and came up short in both a battle with the Red Raiders and mosquitoes.
Fans and players alike were plagued throughout the contest with mosquitoes reportedly from a nearby swamp and due to all the recent rain. Both the mosquitoes and Coffee County (16-6) got the best of the Warriors as the Red Raiders took … Read More


Plane crash a false alarm

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A resident in the northeastern portion of White County reported a plane crash, at approximately 5:43 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, which sent several emergency services to the scene, but turned out to be a false alarm.
According to E-911 records, members from Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and White County Emergency Medical Services, firefighters with Cherry Creek, BonDeCroft, North End and Sparta fire departments, and officers with White County Sheriff Department responded to the scene and set up a command center near Can-town Road.
White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe stated calls to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport and Cumberland County Airport revealed all aircraft were accounted for.
After a fly-over … Read More


Miss Tennessee visits White County

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Special visit. Ellen Carrington, Miss Tennessee 2008, made a special trip to White County this week to visit Findlay and Northfield elementary schools; just after her number six finish in the 2009 Miss America Pageant. She spoke to the students about her platform, which includes volunteering to help others in need, as well as caring for others and being kind and compassionate. She also entertained the students by singing two beautiful songs for them.


Mitchell keeps faith, hope and love alive

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Strong countenance. Cancer survivor, Virginia Mitchell, shows that faith, hope and love are strong factors in the fight against the disease she began battling 16 years ago.

In 1993, Sparta resident Virginia Mitchell began a curious journey after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
“I had indigestion, but not really too bad,” said Mitchell. “And they sent me to White County Hospital for tests. And they found something and sent me on to Nashville.”
According to Georgetown University Hospital, pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect because there aren’t any noticeable signs or symptoms, especially in the early stages. Detection is also difficult because the pancreas is hidden behind … Read More


Warrior soccer records first-ever district win

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Senior night double. Warrior senior soccer player, Steven Richardson, scored two of the four Warrior goals in the 4-1 win over Warren County Tuesday. See the photo gallery for more photos from the game.

The 2009 Warrior soccer team did something that none of the previous WCHS boys’ teams had been able to do in the 13-year existence of the program – win a district game.
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In their final home game of the spring season on a night when the team honored their seven seniors, the Warriors were able to put together a strong second half and defeat neighboring district foe, Warren County, … Read More


Mildred Christine Johnson Harrel

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Christine Sellers Johnson Harrel, 79, of Sparta, passed away April 27, 2009, at  Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Mrs. Harrel was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Berry, Ala., to Ed and Addie Mae Ray Sellers.
She was a gospel minister.
Mrs. Harrel was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Nelson Johnson; and a daughter, Shirley Ann Johnson Todd.
Survivors include her husband, The Rev. Donald Lee Harrel, of Sparta; daughters, Jenny Christine McGonigle, of Cookeville, Rebecca Peaden and husband Dale, of Panama City, Fla., Barbara Jean Patterson and husband Charles, of Newnan, Ga., Cynthia Lynn McRoberts and husband Glenn, of Sparta; Susie McCraken and husband … Read More


Softball shut out in final two district games

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On target for contact. Warriorette freshman, Mollie Abell, is right on line to make contact with the pitch in recent softball action.

The Warriorette softball team saw their District 7AAA regular season slate come to an end with a pair of shutout losses to Oakland and Lebanon.
WCHS was defeated 8-0 at Oakland on Monday and lost by a score of 4-0 to Lebanon on Tuesday. Both games were on the road.
As has been the case for the Warriorettes all season long, putting runs on the board proved difficult. WCHS failed to score in either of the contests. In fact, on the season, the Warriorettes have scored … Read More


Catering for ‘Your Special Time’

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Smooth going. “Chef Jeff” and Peggy Harmann take care of every wish for each event they plan or cater. They make it a ‘worry-free’ time for those special events.

Your Special Time Catering and Event Planning
Address:
“We reside in White County.”
Mailing address:
PO Box 3162
Cookeville, TN 38502
Phone number:
(931) 260 3207
Web Site:
www.yourspecialtime.com
Name of owners:
Jeff and Peggy Harmann
Hours of operation.
Whenever our Customers need us
When did you open for business?
January 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“We provide worry-free catering services including quality traditional and contemporary food, decor and event planning. We cater to various types … Read More


Yslas wins District 7AAA discus championship

Posted on April 30, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Winning the title. Lacy Yslas threw the discus 105 feet in the District 7AAA meet to capture the 2009 league title. Yslas also finished second in the shot put.

Casey Bales took second place in the District 7AAA 800-meter race.

Jay Currin finished third in the district in the 300-meter hurdles.

Lacy Yslas made sure White County High School wouldn’t finish the 2008-09 school year without at least one 7AAA championship in the final year of the league, as it is known now.
The senior, who is only in her second year of competition in track and field, set a new WCHS record with her throw of 105 … Read More


Teacher Appreciation

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teacher Appreciation


Mildred Christine Johnson Harrel

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mildred Christine Sellers Johnson Harrel, 79, of Sparta, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.

Mrs. Sellers was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Berry, Ala., to Ed and Addie Mae Ray Sellers.
She had been a minister.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Lee Harrel, of Sparta along with several other relatives that will be available later.
Funeral service will be at H.M. Patterson and Son Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, in Sandy Springs, Ga.
Complete arrangements are not yet available.
 

Warrior soccer team defeats Warren County

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School soccer team earned their first-ever 7AAA win by defeating Warren County 4-1.


School bus crashes into tractor-trailer

Posted on April 29, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The driver of a White County school bus and nine students were taken to White County Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries April 29, at approximately 7:30 a.m., after their bus crashed with a tractor-trailer on McMinnville Highway near Sunset Drive. [VIDEO BY GREG ENGLAND]


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