Monthly Archives: May 2009

Missing teen returned to mother

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

A missing White County teenager who disappeared April 4, 2008, has been found by a Sparta police officer and was returned to her mother this week.
Investigator Travis Barker, of Sparta Police Department, found Cierra Cheyenne Goins who had a reported history of running away. She was 14 at the time of her disappearance.
Last year, The Expositor reported the teen’s mother, Tierra Gotlied, had returned home from work to find her daughter missing. Several reported sightings of Cierra in the Sparta area, soon after her disappearance, failed to lead police to her whereabouts.
According to a press release from the department, Barker developed a lead in the … Read More


Swine flu outbreak strikes Tennessee

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

The strain of flu that made headlines nationwide in the mid-70’s is once again in the news with Centers for Disease Control placing the United States on a Phase 5 alert.
According to CDC, Phases 4-6 “clearly signal the need for response and mitigation efforts.”
Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan Cooper, MSN, RN, and State Medical Epidemiologist Tim Jones, MD, addressed the swine flu outbreak during a Friday morning conference call.
As of 11 a.m., Friday, 70 specimens had been sent to CDC. Only three on them were “probable” cases of swine flu. These cases have not yet been confirmed by Centers for CDC. On Friday, Cooper said she … Read More


‘Most Wanted’ fugitive captured

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

Randy Lynn Denton

A second man on the White County Sheriff Department’s Most Wanted list was captured April 28 at a residence in Bluebird Trailer Park.
According to Sgt. Jody O’Dell with WCSD, Randy Lynn Denton, 24, of White County, was taken into custody after officers surrounded the residence.
O’Dell stated he, along with Chief Deputy Tommy Simmons, deputies Dale Bumbalough and Nathan Blaylock, and U.S. Marshal agents Jeff Phann and Pat Pruter, secured the area before knocking on the door of the residence.
Denton reportedly gave up when he realized he was surrounded. He was wanted for charges of statutory rape and violation of probation.
He was … Read More


District tournaments continue to fall victim to Mother Nature

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

Weather has played a large role in White County High School’s baseball and softball’s regular season. There is no reason the postseason should be any different.
Both teams were supposed to have started their District 7AAA tournaments on Friday at Murfreesboro Riverdale. In fact, both teams were supposed to have taken on Riverdale. Mother Nature had different plans.
Heavy rains, starting in the early morning hours on Friday continued for most of the day, forced cancellations of Friday’s games moving them to Saturday. That turned out to be no different. The rains continued all night and into the morning. Except for a brief stoppage on and off, the … Read More


Soccer drops regular season finale

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

Stopping the ball. Warrior goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, comes out to make a save during a recent WCHS soccer game. The Warriors are scheduled to travel to Siegel tonight for their District 7AAA opener.

The Warrior soccer team ended their regular season with a disappointing loss to Livingston Academy Thursday by a score of 4-1.
Coming off their first-ever District 7AAA win, WCHS was not able to ride that momentum to a win in their regular season finale as they head into tournament play.
Just like the Warriors used the motivation of senior night to propel them to the win last Tuesday, Livingston took advantage of their senior night. … Read More


Softball ends regular season with win

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

Happy birthday to you! The softball team serenaded athletic trainer, Brandon Smartt, on his birthday.

Beating out the throw. Lacey Clark races down first base line and reaches safely for her second infield hit of the game in the victory over Upperman on Thursday. When weather finally permits, WCHS will take on Riverdale in the opening round of the 7AAA tournament.

The Warriorettes picked up their fifth win of the season Thursday when they defeated Upperman 5-1 and hoped to use that momentum when the District 7AAA tournament began the next day.
Mother Nature put a halt to those plans. All the 7AAA games have been rained out … Read More


Inaugural Markie’s Run overcomes weather

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

Markie’s Mile. A one-mile race, Markie’s Mile, was held later on Saturday at the Tennessee Tech track. The run was for high school runners and gave them a chance to set personal records in the mile as the post season competition nears. All the runners who competed did indeed set new personal bests. Shown running at left are two of Markie’s Voyles close friends, Matt Sonnenfeldt and Casey Bales. Sonnenfeldt set a personal best time in the mile of 4:15. Bales didn’t run the complete mile, but ran 800 meters, his main event, and set the pace for the other runners in the first two laps.

Overall winner.

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Henrietta McBride Templeton

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

Henrietta McBride Templeton, 74 passed away , May 2, 2009, at the residence of her daughter in Sparta.
Mrs. Templeton  was born March 20, 1935, in White County, to the Collie and Hattie Fisher McBride.
She was a retired nurse at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Templeton preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Leonard Templeton; brothers,  James, Merrill,  Dan McBride; and sisters, Eva Roberts and Clara Ruth Roberts.

 Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Phifer and hsuband Ron,  Pam Link and husband Kenny, Jeanie Horton (Roger Griffin), all of Sparta; son, Keith Templeton and wife Beverly, of Sparta; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two … Read More

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