Monthly Archives: September 2009

Solid Warrior outing comes up just short

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

Sacking the quarterback. Dylan Riddle drags down the Livingston quarterback during Friday's game which the Wildcats won 35-34 in overtime. See the photo gallery for more pictures from the game.

Pushing forward. Aaron Murray tries to push forward for extra yardage during Friday's contest.

Homecoming queen 2009. Mira Gonzalez, escorted by her grandfather, Sergio Gonzalez, was crowned the 2009 WCHS homecoming queen at halftime of Friday’s game. See the photo gallery for more pictures from the 2009 homecoming festivities.

In sports, athletes are encouraged to leave it all on the field or court.
Leaving it all refers to giving everything one has in their effort and to commit … Read More

Albert Phillips

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

Albert Phillips, 51, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 26, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Franklin C. O’Dell,

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

Franklin C. O’Dell, 72, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 26, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Warriors fall to Wildcats in homecoming heartbreaker

Posted on September 26, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Caleb Lowery catches the ball at the goal line and plunges forward for his third touchdown of the night. This gave the Warriors a 34-28 lead in overtime. Livingston, however, scored and converted the point after taking the 35-34 win over WCHS in overtime.

The fans at Warrior Stadium got their money’s worth Friday as a pair of high school teams collided and left everything they had on Dee Harris Field.
When the game ended, the Livingston sideline erupted in jubilation while the Sparta side of the field walked away broken hearted after losing a thriller by a score of 35-34 in overtime.
Sparta spotted Livingston a 14-0 … Read More

Willie Don Norris

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

Willie Don Norris, 73, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Norris was born Sept. 4, 1936, in White County, to Casto Smith and Nancy Jane Phillips Norris.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Selby, and grandson, D.J. Norris.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Hazel U-Vonna Heady Norris, of Sparta; two sons, Michael Norris and wife Brenda, of Sparta, Danny Norris and wife Valerie, of Cookeville; five daughters, Jeannie Robinson and husband Steve, of Cookeville, Anita Hurtado and husband Tony, of Texas, Sharlene Hill and husband Jim, of Cookeville, Susan Parrish, of Cookeville, Julie (Freda) Hutto, of … Read More

Ricky Gene Henry

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

Ricky Gene Henry, infant son of Larry and Betty Ruth Henry, of Sparta, was born and passed away Sept. 23, 2009, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Edna Louise Henry; uncle, Richard Dewayne Young; and aunt, Katherine Irelene Smith.
Survivors include his parents; sister, Candice Louise Henry, Carmen Lynn Henry, both of Sparta; brother, Cameron Gene Henry, of Sparta; grandparents, Rick and June Young, of Sparta, Charles and Peggy Henry, of Sparta; great-grandparents, Ruth Young, of Sparta, Reba Cunningham, of Sparta, Roy Young, of Toledo, Ohio; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., … Read More

Sparta police officer fired

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

Sgt. Dale Dodson

Sparta Police Sgt. Dale Dodson was fired Sept. 14 based on allegations of official misconduct, according to Police Chief Jeff Guth.
Guth stated the department and the City of Sparta could not currently comment any further on the firing, which he described as a personnel matter.
According to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Kristin Helm, the TBI was requested, by the district attorney general’s office, on Sept. 15, 2009, to open an investigation about allegations of misconduct against Dodson, a 16-year veteran officer with Sparta Police Department.
The Expositor spoke with Dodson Sept. 25. He stated the firing is being appealed.
“I can’t talk about … Read More

Third time charm for WCHS volleyball

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

Serving up victory. Lauryn Bouldin helped lead the Warriorettes to victory over Clay County with solid serving in Tuesday’s match.

The Warriorette volleyball team played host to Clay County Tuesday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.
This would be the third meeting of the season between the two teams with Clay County having dominated the previous two matches. The Warriorettes opened their season in Celina back in August and were defeated by the Bulldogs. The two teams faced off for the second time this past weekend at the Jackson County tournament with CCHS again taking the match. WCHS avenged those losses taking a 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-8, 25-14) win in … Read More

Full service vehicle detailing with Mayberry

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

Clean as a whistle. Debbie Tollar, owner of Mayberry Detail, poses with her “staff” (her children: Jared and Sierra Tollar) in front of her shop on Mayberry Street. Debbie offers a full-service auto detailing service at competitive prices and including pick-up and delivery.

Mayberry Detail
130 Mayberry Street
Sparta, Tn. 38583
Phone number:
(931) 247-8821 or (931) 837-1227
Name of owners:
Debbie Tollar
Hours of operation:
8:00 to 3:00 (or later by appointment, just call)
When did you open for business?
August 10, 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“We offer detailing, of all makes and models of cars, trucks, and vans, and also SUV’s. … Read More

Funeral & Estate Planner

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

Funeral & Estate Planner

WCHS golfers miss out on trip to state

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

Teeing off on number 10. Allison Geer, a WCHS sophomore, tees off to start the back nine of Monday’s region tournament at Willowbrook.

Putting on the final hole. Jesse Villard sinks a putt on the 18th hole of the region golf tournament. Villard is a freshman at WCHS.

Three more years to compete. In just his first year of varsity golf competition, freshman A.J. Wilkerson missed qualifying for the state by just two strokes.

Three of White County High School’s young golfers may have missed out on a trip to the state tournament, but they gained valuable experience and will be back next season to try and take … Read More

Police searching for burglars and vandals

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

Sparta Police are looking for the perpetrators of several break-ins within the city.
According to Chief Jeff Guth with Sparta Police, someone broke into a truck parked on Allen Drive some time between Sept. 7 and Sept. 12 and took a Smith and Wesson model 66 357 pistol, valued at $550.
Guth also stated perpetrators broke into the office of Midway Motel some time between 6:30 p.m. Sept 19 and 12:33 a.m. Sept. 20 and took $600 in cash. The report estimated damage caused during entry into the building was $250 for a total loss of approximately $850.
A stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked at Floyd’s … Read More

County rejects $125,000 for E-911

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

White County commissioners voted Monday night to amend a resolution from Steering Committee B that had proposed an additional $125,000 funding for E-911.
During the Sept. 14, 2009, meeting of Steering Committee B, Commission Chairman Terry Alley proposed to provide the emergency communications district with an extra $125,000. The county had already appropriated $75,000 for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The resolution received a majority vote and was sent to the full commission for final action, on Sept. 21.
During the Sept. 21 meeting, Commissioner Wallace Austin made a motion to amend the resolution. Austin asked instead of the county funding an additional $125,000 to E-911 the amount be … Read More

BonDeCroft Utility Board addresses concerns

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

The list of questions for directors of the BonDeCroft Utility District grew at the Board’s September meeting when they were presented with a new list of 35 questions from residents.
Danny Brock, the utility’s general manager, reported to the Board and those in attendance of several changes in an effort to address the concerns of residents made evident at the Board’s August meeting, as well as at a community meeting that took place shortly after the Board’s last meeting.
Brock stated the office of the utility is now open five days a week, following the hiring of an additional office assistant.
He also explained all employee raises have … Read More

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