Monthly Archives: April 2009

Decades

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

Decades


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]


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.
 

Teacher Appreciation

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

Teacher Appreciation


James Lewis Boswell

Posted on April 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to this country.

James Lewis Boswell, 71, of Livingston, passed away April 25, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Boswell was born July 23, 1937, in Overton County, to Andrew Lloyd and Mary Lou Bilbrey Boswell.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had worked in home building construction.     
Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nancy Juanita Boswell; and an infant brother.
Survivors include two sons, Andrew Boswell and wife, Tabitha, of Cookeville, Grant Boswell and wife Amy, of Sparta; three sisters, Nilene Masters, of Nashville, Estelle Turner, of Livingston, Mattie Gunter, of Indianapolis; three brothers, Ward … Read More


Edna Ola Tollison

Posted on April 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edna Ola Tollison, 93, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 23, 2009, in Ohio.
Mrs. Tollison was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Sparta, to George and Mary Bussell Tollison.  
She retired in 1974 from Continental Can, in Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Tollison was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, Lois Elideridge, Verbie Massa, Myrtle Sliger, Virgil Tollison, Pleas Tollison, Sam Tollison, Lemon Tollison, Leman Tollison, John Tollison, Ova Lovins and Dovie Tollison, and close friend, Everett “Ike” Lober.
Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends, Richard and Betsy Wiggins.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., April 29, 2009, at Pistole Baptist Church, with … Read More


Rubye Fletcher Baker

Posted on April 28, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rubye Fletcher Baker, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 27, 2009, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Laura Pearl Roberts Smith

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laura Pearl Roberts Smith, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 14, 1934, in White County, to Cecil and Louann Shuster Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Smith; four brothers, Roy Lee Roberts, James Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Cecil Ray Roberts; sister, Opal Pollard; and two stepdaughters, Wanda Gilbert and Judith Bentley.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Poling, of Sparta, Katherine Sue Atkins, of San Diego; sons, Lewis Knowles, of Sparta; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Roberts, of Quebeck; and sister, Ruby Testruth, of Waverly.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., April 27, … Read More


Home damaged by blaze

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A home on Wesley Chapel Road was severely damaged by fire Wed., April 22, although firefighters responded within four minutes to put out the blaze, according to E-911 records.


Affordable, Comfortable Camping for All

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Every year, families across the country head outdoors to enjoy quality time together and appreciate the wonders of nature — but sometimes the idea of “roughing it” is not as enjoyable for certain members of the family.
You might assume an RV is the only way to bring the comforts of home to the campsite. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, generators give you a great way to bring along those extra amenities and comforts without the expense associated with renting, purchasing or even driving your RV.
Generators can give your camping adventure the comforts of home while their low noise, small size and light weight — the lightest … Read More


#1 ‘Most Wanted’ is captured

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sudden halt. Officers with WCSD search the vehicle reportedly used by Daniel Moore to elude capture while he was on top of the Sheriff Department’s Most Wanted list.

Daniel Moore

Long arm. Moore’s vehicle created deep ruts in the yard of a home on Browntown Road as officers with the Sheriff Department and the U.S. Marshal’s office closed in on him April 20.

Officers from White County Sheriff Department and U.S. Marshals captured a man last week who had been listed as “number one” on the sheriff department’s Most Wanted List.
Daniel Moore was apprehended after a chase that began on Browntown Road, in the western portion of … Read More


Warrior baseball swept by archrivals

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Zack Burchett scores the first run of the game for the Warriors against Cookeville on Wednesday.

Beating him to the bag. Warrior first baseman, Seth McDonald, beats Cookeville’s Judah Akers to the bag for an out in Thursday’s game at Cookeville.

Noah Rigsby delivers a pitch during Thursday's game at Cookeville.

The White County High School baseball team went into the series with their archrivals with hopes of picking up a pair of wins and moving up in the District 7AAA standings.
The Cookeville Cavaliers had other thoughts. They won the first game 15-5 in six innings and then recorded the 8-0 shut out on Thursday.
The series … Read More


Siegel sweeps final district series over WCHS

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coming up ready to throw. Warrior third baseman, Josh Peterson, gets ready to throw to first for an out during Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Siegel.

In the last ever District 7AAA series for the Warrior baseball team, Siegel made things frustrating for WCHS sweeping the two games.
The Warriors, who will be changing districts next season, had little luck handling the Star pitching. WCHS managed just five hits in the two games combined while being outscored 21-1.
Siegel visited Sparta on Friday for senior night and made it a tough final outing for the seven Warrior seniors at Pearson Park. The Stars rolled to the 18-1 five-inning win. … Read More


WCHS battles to 4-all tie with MTCS

Posted on April 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stealing it away. Warrior goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, steals the ball away as a Middle Tennessee Christian player tries to make a move to the goal during Friday’s game in front of the WCHS student body.

The Warrior soccer team was in action on consecutive beautiful afternoons at Warrior Stadium.
WCHS played two games, but wasn’t able to pick up a victory, but they also didn’t loss two games. One game was a 4-0 loss to Oakland.
The other contest saw the Warriors overcome a 3-0 halftime deficit to Middle Tennessee Christian School and tied the game at four just before the end of the contest. In regular season … Read More


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