Monthly Archives: July 2009

Betty Jo Cannon Parkey

Posted on July 31, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Jo Cannon Parkey, 75, of Sparta, passed away July 30, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Parkey was born Oct. 6, 1933, in White County, to Grover C. Cannon and Arrie Jordan Cannon.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherri Lynn Tollison; grandson, J.D. Hyatt; brothers, William Cannon, Ed Cannon, Carl Cannon, Clifford Cannon; and sister, Hazel Hall.
Survivors include her son, Don Hyatt and wife Sheila, of Sparta; grandchildren, Leslie Mahan and husband Mike, Jeremy Whitson and wife Kim, Danny Whitson and wife Kacey; great-grandchildren, Madison Mahan, Andre Hyatt, Daniel Whitson, Dakota Whitson, Maliree Whitson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service … Read More


Isaac Herbert Bohannon

Posted on July 31, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Funeral services for Isaac Herbert Bohanon, 94, of Algood will be 1 p.m., Aug. 1, 2009, at the Algood Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home, in Algood, with Rev. Robert Utley officiating.  Interment, with military honors, will follow in Algood Heritage Cemetery.
Mr. Bohanon departed this life July 28, 2009, Life Care Center of Sparta.
He was born October 22, 1914 in Putnam County, TN to the late Isaac Taylor and Elizabeth Marchbanks Bohanon.
Mr. Bohanon was a life-long Methodist and a faithful member of Wright’s Chapel United Methodist Church more than 60 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He received his education in Putnam County … Read More


Horace Nixon Rowland

Posted on July 31, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Horace Nixon Rowland, 86, of Walling, passed away July 31, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Rowland was born June 21, 1923, in White County, to George Roger and Ethel Broyles Rowland.
He was preceded in death by a son, Nixon Rowland; brother, Jerald Rowland; and sister, Evelyn Joyner Powell.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Pirtle Rowland, of Walling; son, Darryl Rowland and wife Martha, of Smithville; daughter, Serita Smith and husband Ken, of Walling; grandchildren, Sonya Dzyban, of Nashville, Tonya Stewart, of Nashville, Chad Rowland and wife Jennifer, of Castalian Springs, Christie Carter and husband Brain, of Cookeville, Amy Leonard, of Nashville, Sara Leonard, of Cookeville, … Read More


Methadone clinic in Sparta?

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

Vicinity. Kid’s World Academy sits atop the hill overlooking the area the executive director of Upper Cumberland Resource Agency said she had been told could be a possible site for a methadone clinic should such a facility decide to locate in Sparta. (Bottom right corner of photo)

Traffic. Highway 111, passes directly in front of Valley View Drive, close to Royal Inn, where a site has reportedly been suggested for a proposed methadone clinic.

Information received by The Expositor this week indicated possible attempts to place a methadone clinic in Sparta after permits were denied for proposed locations in Monterey and Spencer.
According to Phyllis Bennett, executive director … Read More


WCMS volleyball wins playday

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

Play day champions. The WCMS volleyball team won a play day in Jackson County last Saturday. Members of the team are (front row, l to r): Sydney Holeman, Audrey Sherrell and Lacee Hitchcock. Back row: Coach Leah Wilhite, Jordan Bennett, Amber Hudgens, Kelsey Roberts, Paige Winningham, Brooke McCulley and Hailey Lamb. (Photo submitted.)

All tournament team. Three middle school Warriorette volleyball players, (l to r) Amber Hudgens, Paige Winningham and Kelsey Roberts, were named to the All Tournament team of the Spiking Summer Classic. (Photo submitted.)

The White County Middle School volleyball team traveled to Jackson County Middle School Saturday to compete in the Spiking Summer Classic, a … Read More


TN ranks 46th in survey

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

A program that was instituted 20 years ago and keeps count of the well-being of America’s children has just released its most recent book that gives detailed state-by-state accounts of the criteria that directly affects the nation’s households.
Kids Count 2009, which is published by the Annie E. Casey Foundations, was officially released Wednesday and provides an in depth look at the youth of this country and how they are faring in various aspects of their lives.
Specific county-by-county information was not available, but Tennessee’s ranking in the 10 “indicators” shows the Volunteer State still lacking in four categories during the time period of 2000-2006.
The ‘Overall Ranking’ … Read More


Warriors hit the practice field

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

Action on the goal line. Coach Tracy Malone watches as his team works on goal line offense during Monday’s practice. The Warriors play host to Loudon and Trousdale County Friday for a controlled scrimmage.

The WCHS football team has been working hard all summer long, but that routine got ramped up a few notches when the pads went on and the hitting began Monday.
The Warriors were on the field at 7 a.m. Monday and ready to start official practice in preparation for their August 21st season opener. Shortly after the start, the sound of pads popping were echoing across Allen Drive.
Practice kicks off each day with … Read More


Busy day

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

Monday was a busy day for me, but it was one of those kinds of days that a sports writer has to love – lots of things to watch.
My day began in the morning at football practice. That’s right I said – morning. I am not a morning person at all, but if I wanted to get a glimpse of the 2009 Warrior football team and snap some pictures of their first practice, I had to drag myself out of bed for practice. I, of course, didn’t quite make it at 7 a.m., but I was there a little after eight. (Actually on Tuesday, I was there … Read More


The Wright Choice in real estate

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

staff. The Wright agents to take care of any real estate need. Pictured (l — r): Joyce Tucker, Joe Howard, Ruby Baker, Lisa Will-Yoder, Jane Wright, Kelly Speck, Lorie Wright, and Alease Madewell. Not pictured: Bryan Wright, Elijah Castelli, Bula Price, Bill Busbee, and Crystal Wright.

owner. Jane Wright brings years of experience to her customers, looking for just the right home or buyer. She and her staff can handle any real estate need from residential to commercial to developments.

Tennessee’s Wright Choice Real Estate
Address:
6 Hampton Dr. Suite 100
Bank of White county Office Building
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 836-6248
Website:
www.tennesseeswrightchoice.com
Name of … Read More


Four vehicles damaged in two separate crashes

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

Two injured. This red Neon (left) was damaged after its driver lost control when the brakes locked up while negotiating a curve and crashed into the gold Kia (right), sending it into the ditch on the north side of Ray Broyles Road.

Heavy damage. The driver of this vehicle was reportedly uninjured; although, the car was not capable of being driven after it crashed on Highway 111 on July 28.

Close call. Debris litters the area where two vehicles collided on Highway 111 near the Memorial Highway split, leaving both vehicles (the white SUV in the foreground and the black vehicle in the median) heavily damaged.

During an … Read More


Sparta couple named tops in Huddle House franchises

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

Top. L-R: Melissa Kell, of Sparta, Livingston Huddle House manager; Trey Ziegler, director of training; and Larry and Betty Fulkerson, franchisees.

A dedicated White County husband and wife entrepreneurial team recently broke all the barriers by receiving Huddle House’s “Best of Best” and “Operator of the Year” awards at the 2009 National Convention.
Despite the economic conditions stifling growth and prosperity for many small businesses around the country, Larry and Betty Fulkerson along with their team, achieved two awards for their triumphant success in their Livingston store.
After six years of joining on as Huddle House franchisees, the Fulkersons own three locations in Middle Tennessee, including Sparta, Livingston … Read More


Dunn named to TN Board of Regents

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

Kenny Dunn

A White County High School graduate and lifetime resident of this community has been named by Gov. Phil Bredesen as one of the newest members of Tennessee Board of Regents.
Kenny Dunn received word about the prestigious honor several weeks ago, but the official announcement was released this week.
Dunn has been an instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville since 2000 where he teaches classes in basic and computer numerical control machining, AutoCad and computer numerical control programming. He has been designated as a faculty representative on the Tennessee Board of Regents. His term will expire June 30, 2010.
Dunn is a Vietnam veteran and … Read More


WCHS golfers fall to CCHS in opener

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

Teeing off the season. Jesse Villard tees off during the opening match of the season for the WCHS golf team. Villard, a freshman, led the Warriors on the day shooting a 39. Cumberland County, however, came away with the victory.

The White County High School golf team opened their season Monday by hosting Cumberland County at the Sparta Country Club.
A short-handed WCHS squad, missing one girl and three boys on the afternoon for various reasons, could not keep pace with one of their new district opponents. Cumberland County took victories over both the Warriors and Warriorettes.
The Warrior golf squad was missing three players, all of which … Read More


Christopher Lee Tollison

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

Christopher Lee Tollison, 44, of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., July 30, 2009, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Tollison Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m., July 29, at the funeral home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warrior football hits the field for official practice

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

The White County High School football team hit the field bright and early Monday morning to begin official practice for the 2009 season.


Bonnie Bernice Howard Saylors

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

Bonnie Bernice Howard Saylors, 96, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Saylors was born June 30, 1913, to Mark Hemp and Hester Pennington Howard.
She was a member of the Methodist Church more than 60 years. She taught in the elementary schools in White County more than 30 years and was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association and United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Saylors was preceded in death by her husband, Cordell Saylors, and a brother, Robert Franklin Howard.
Survivors include her children, Dinah Saylors, of New York City, N.Y., Linda Wilson and husband Gary, of Hixson, Julia Ruby, of Normal, Ill., Eugene … Read More


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