Monthly Archives: May 2009

Little League teams continue to stay busy

Posted on May 25, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking a cut. A Tristate Distribution batter focuses in on the baseball as it approaches home plate in a pitching machine game against Jeff’s Body Shop.

Mother Nature hasn’t had as much of an impact in Little League action of late allowing teams to get back on schedule.
In senior girls’ action on May 14th, U.S. Bank rolled to a 22-3 victory over Gatorade. Shauna Taylor pitched her team to the win giving up just three runs, but did not allow a hit. She struck out 11 and walked three. Taylor, along with Nikki Hood, Hannah Young and Chenae Bradley each recorded hits for the winners. Four different … Read More

Harold Evans

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Harold Evans, 79, of Cookeville, passed away May 21, 2009, at this residence, in Cookeville.

Mr. Evans was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Brooklyn N.J., to Morris and Eva Levine Evans.
He had served in the U.S. Navy. Follow his military service he spent more than 40 years in the garment business. He continued to pursue numerous other business interests until his death.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Betty Evans, and two sisters, Mildred Marlowe and Rosalind Foreman.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Nixon Evans; two sons, Greg Evans and wife Read More

Roy E. Mason

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Roy E. Mason, 62, of Doyle, passed away May 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mason was born April 5, 1947, in White County, to Denton and Mary Iva Savage Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde Mason; and one niece, Rhonda Mason.
He had served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Caney Fork Electric, in McMinnville.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Elaine Swindell Mason, of Doyle; three daughters, Stacy Michelle Satterfield and husband Doyle, of Maryville, Tina Nicole Brown and husband Richard, of Cookeville, Dierdre Elaine Porter, of Monterey; grandchildren, Read More

Edwina Gamble

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edwina Gamble, 77, White Bluff, passed away May 22, 2009, at Horizon Medical Center, in Dickson

Mrs. Gamble was born Feb. 24, 1932.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Barbara Ann Rider

Posted on May 24, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Barbara Ann Rider, 68, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.

Ms. Rider was born Oct. 8, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Miranda King Brubaker.
She was an employee of the St. Peters Newspaper.
The family has chosen cremation. No service is planned at this time.

New doctor ready for patients

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

New doctor. Dr. James L. Baker and his staff stand ready for new clients at his office on Sewell Drive. He specializes in several areas of treatment including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Osteoporosis.

Medical Consultants of Sparta, LLC
439 Sewell Drive
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 837-0837
Name of owners:
Dr. James L. Baker
Hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 noon
When did you open for business?
April 1, 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“Dr. Baker is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, … Read More

GED graduates look toward future

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

Top students. The GED Class of 2009 announced its Top Ten list on Sunday. Two students tied for eighth place. (1) Jason Griffin, (2) Eddy McConkey, (3) Betty Usrey, (4) Aubrey Spears, (5) Teresa Weaver, (6) Phyllis Dwyer, (7) Frances Randolph, (8) Jennifer Dobbs, (8) Justin McCulley, (9) James Carter, and (10) Jacob Samford.

Anxious. GED graduates who participated in Sunday’s ceremony pause for a moment prior to entering the stage area where friends and family await their arrival. A complete list of names can be found in the story.

White County Middle School was the setting for the 2009 Class of 2009 GED graduation as friends and … Read More


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

As the state track and field meet comes to an end, that officially completes another school year of sports in White County.
It’s no secret that my busiest time of the year is from September to May. Most of the summer months are spent for me with Little League and following around the high school teams in their preparation for the coming season.
I want to wrap up another year of school sports by paying homage to those who have helped me get the sports in White County covered. Notice I didn’t say it was covered well because that is subjective and believe me, I know there are … Read More

Landfill discussion continues at meeting

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

Information. John Tony, former landfill employee, addresses members of the Solid Waste Committee about alleged problems at the landfill.

County commissioners listened to one of their fellow board members Monday night as he expressed his concerns about the future of White County’s landfill and the lack of recognition for the Solid Waste Committee.
Commissioner Milton Herren, who also serves as chairman of the Solid Waste Committee, told about an April 27, 2009, meeting called by Commission Chairman Terry Alley.
“I don’t know how the rest of the county commissioners feel about this – and for some reason the Solid Waste Committee is not being recognized,” said Herren. “This … Read More

Yslas finishes 5th in state!

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

Lacy Yslas finished fifth in the state in the discus throw with a toss of 113 feet one inch.

Two of White County’s athletes made their state track and field appearances on Thursday at MTSU.
Lacy Yslas, despite having only learned how to throw the discus approximately 14 months ago, finished her senior season off with a bang.  Less than six hours from when the graduation ceremonies were to begin at Warrior Stadium, Yslas was on the podium at MTSU’s track stadium accepting her fifth place medal.  Yslas set a new personal and school record with a throw of 113 feet one inch.
The 16-person meet was divided … Read More

Yslas and Bales compete against state’s best today

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

Casey Bales - 800-meter run

Lacy Yslas - discus throw

While the ultimate goal of every student athlete, no matter the sport, when the season begins is to win a state title, teams or individuals often set that goal as “making it to the state.”
During the 90’s, White County High School was a regular in state tournament appearances between volleyball, girls’ basketball and boys’ basketball. During each and every school year from 1990-1999, WCHS had at least one state tournament participant. When you add golf in that list, there were several years during that time frame that the fans from Sparta had the privilege of cheering on … Read More

Over 100 athletes get physicals completed

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

Blood pressure check. Three of the school nurses (l to r), Teresa Phillips, Judy Guth and Delena Nash check the blood pressure of athletes, Devon Davidson, Marissa Holland and Chelsea Holland. Physicals were completed on 114 student athletes Tuesday evening.

Lined up in the halls. Brandon Smartt (ATC, L) gives instructions to the girls lined up in the halls of WCHS awaiting the final stop during their physicals. Smartt, who is employed by White County Community Hospital, organized the physicals in conjunction with local doctors.

For approximately an hour and a half on Tuesday evening, the halls of White County High School were converted from the passageways of … Read More

Motlow of Sparta expanding facility

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

Motlow in Sparta will soon be increasing the size of its facility less two years after the institution officially opened its doors to those who are seeking to further their education.
Donny Haley, director of White County schools, said on Wednesday approximately 1,200 square feet will be added to the existing site, which includes one classroom, a set of bathrooms and a conference room. Haley said the addition would cost roughly $200,000. The classroom is expected to accommodate approximately 80 students because of the manner in which classes are scheduled.
During the Monday night meeting of White County Board of Commissioners, members approved a resolution to fund $20,000 … Read More

Clara Williams Bradley

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

Clara Williams Bradley, 94, of Sparta, passed away May 20, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Bradley was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Sparta, to John and Amy Hudgins Williams.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Bradley; sisters, Amy Evelyn Williams, Sue Katherine (Susie) Williams, Frances Brock; and one brother, Frank C. Williams.
Mrs. Bradley had been a beautician and a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her niece, Amy Sue Tollison and husband Buck, of Sparta; nephews, Charles Brock and wife Charlene, James Brock and wife Janice, all of Ohio; and caretakers, Edward Tollison and daughter Destiny, Julie Locke, all of Sparta.… Read More

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