Monthly Archives: April 2009

Warrior baseball hosts Cookeville today

Posted on April 22, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mother Nature again figured into spring sports on Monday.
The Warrior baseball team had to adjust their schedule and, as a result, will play host to archrival, Cookeville, today at 5:30 p.m. The teams will square off in Cookeville on Thursday at the same time.
The Warrior soccer team defeated Bledsoe County 6-1 on Tuesday. The tennis team played host to Lebanon and split with the Warriors taking the 4-3 victory and the Warriorettes falling 6-1.
The Warriorette softball team was defeated 11-1 at Warren County. The two will square off today in Sparta. The junior varsity game is slated for a 5 p.m. start with the varsity … CONTINUED


William Thomas (Tommy) Glenn

Posted on April 22, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

William Thomas (Tommy) Glenn, 74, of Cookeville, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 21, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Glenn was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Sparta, to Franszola Glenn.
He was a graduate of Tennessee State University, principal of Wallace-Smith School and taught school in St. Louis, Mo., for many years.
Mr. Glenn was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for many years at Abel Gardens in Cookeville, as a floral designer. He was a member of Kynett Methodist Church.
Survivors include his cousins, Ruby Sims, Kim, Dillon, C.J, Skylar, all of Sparta; several other … CONTINUED


Reverse-911 calls to be used for weather warnings

Posted on April 22, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County’s reverse-911 phone call system will soon be utilized to help warn residents of impending danger from severe weather situations.
The service has been used two times recently to warn citizens of dangerous situations involving criminals or criminal activity in specific areas of the county.
Sheriff Oddie Shoupe is planning on doing the same during weather emergencies to help the county’s residents.
“We feel here at the White County Sheriff’s office that we have an obligation to get them notified some way – to get them out of harms way,” said Shoupe. “We’re going to use every means possible to take care of the residents here.”
Shoupe … CONTINUED


Donald Edward Gore

Posted on April 22, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald Edward Gore, 70, of Cookeville passed away April 22, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
 Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Benjamin Cecil Bivins

Posted on April 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Benjamin Cecil Bivins, 16, passed away April 19, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., April 23, 2009, at Spencer Funeral Home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


WCHS track and field at Cookeville meet

Posted on April 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School track and field team recently competed in a meet at Cookeville.


Mississippi man charged with Butler death

Posted on April 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Truck. The alleged assailant, Mack Broussard Jr., of Biloxi, Miss., who was arrested in Warren County, on a DUI charge, was reportedly in possession of the victim’s truck.

Mack Broussard Jr., 33, of Biloxi, Miss., was charged with first-degree murder in the reported bludgeoning death of Stuart R. Butler.

Death. Stuart R. Butler was found dead in his North Oak Street home, on Monday. Authorities charged a suspect in the case less than 24 hours after the discovery of Butler’s body.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., on Tuesday, April 21, Sparta Police and TBI agents charged Mack Broussard Jr., of Biloxi Miss., with the death of Stuart R. Butler, … CONTINUED


William Thomas (Tommy) Glenn

Posted on April 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

William Thomas (Tommy) Glenn, 74, of Cookeville, formerly of Sparta, passed away April 21, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Glenn was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Sparta, to Franszola Glenn.
He was a graduate of Tennessee State University, principal of Wallace-Smith School and taught school in St. Louis, Mo., for many years.
Mr. Glenn was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for many years at Abel Gardens in Cookeville, as a floral designer. He was a member of Kynett Methodist Church.
Survivors include his cousins, Ruby Sims, Kim, Dillon, C.J, Skylar, all of Sparta; several other … CONTINUED


Carol Sue Lawhorn

Posted on April 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carol Sue Lawhorn, 56, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2009, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m., April 22, 2009, at North Sparta Church of God.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Robert Snyder McCoy

Posted on April 21, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Robert Snyder McCoy, 86, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. McCoy was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Rainelle, Va., to Edward Clarence and Arista Crookshanks McCoy.
Mr. McCoy was a graduate of American University, in Washington D.C., and attended graduate school at UCLA. He was a U.S. Army sergeant during World War II and was stationed in Europe. Mr. McCoy was also vice president of CAL Corp.
Survivors include his wife, Bette McCoy, of Sparta; daughter, Joyce Borhchardt, of Evans, Ga.; son, Larry McCoy, of Dallas; and three grandchildren, John David Borchardt, Trevor Borchardt … CONTINUED


Annual Trash and Treasure Sale May 2

Posted on April 20, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Annual Trash and Treasure Sale sponsored by the May Cravath Wharton Association of the Uplands Retirement Village will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 2, 2009, in the Blue Barn off of Lake Street in Pleasant Hill. The Blue Barn is filled to overflowing with items this year so everyone is certain to find something that will appeal to them. The Community House will hold a variety of pieces of furniture.
The Blue Barn is located next to the Wharton Nursing Home on Lake Street in Pleasant Hill. The Community House is at the corner of Main and Church Street, across from the Post Office. Signs will show … CONTINUED


WCHS softball loses close one at Cookeville

Posted on April 20, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Miya Teeples delivers a pitcher during a recent softball game.

The Warriorette softball team lost a heartbreaker to their archrivals, the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers.
Cookeville got out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the seventh to escape with the narrow 2-1 win over the Warriorettes Wednesday in a game that was a make-up of an earlier rain out.
Trailing 2-0 going into the seventh, the Warriorettes threatened, but couldn’t carry through with the threat. With one out on the board, Stephanie Guth took a walk. Three straight singles by Hannah Roberts, Raven Pope and Crystal Holland drove in one run and had the bases loaded. … CONTINUED


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