Monthly Archives: September 2009

Erbie H. Howell

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

Erbie H. Howell, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 19, 2009, at Woodbury Nursing Center.
Mr. Howell was born Jan 20, 1934, in White County, to William Lucian Howell and Cora Lou Cole Howell Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Thomas Brown; and brother, Vernice Howell.
Survivors include his daughter, Candace Miller and husband Lynn, of Woodbury; stepchildren, Debora Evans, Kim Church, both of Lewisburg, Michael Shirley, of McMinnville; granddaughter, Kylie Talley, of Woodbury; brothers, Dewey Howell, Tommy Brown, Jerry Brown, all of Sparta; sisters, Bernice Pedigo, Carolyn Mabe, of Sparta; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m., … Read More


Around the World in Three Meals

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

Chile Relleno

Veggie Wontons

Miso Stroganoff

Although an exotic international vacation may not be in your family’s plans, you don’t need a passport to experience some of the best flavors from around the world! A few key ingredients and a bit of experimentation in the kitchen can add intercontinental flair to your next meal. Here are some suggestions for taking your taste buds on a tour of the world in three easy meals. The secret ingredient in all three recipes? Veggie burgers – an under-utilized yet better-for-you alternative to meat.
-Bring some south-of-the-border flavor to your table with this Chile Relleno recipe. Made with Black Bean Chipotle veggie … Read More


Taco Squares

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

1 pound lean ground beef
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 envelope (one and one-half ounce) low sodium taco mix
1 teaspoon onion flakes
2 packages low fat refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 and one-half cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon milk
1 and one-half tablespoon sesame seeds
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until it is brown. Drain, return to skillet. Stir in tomato sauce, water, taco mix and onion flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Unroll 1 package crescent rolls, pressing seams together; place in the bottom of a lightly greased 13×9 inch … Read More


Marvine H. Stanley

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

Marvine H. Stanley, 72, of North Carolina, passed away Sept. 19, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Stanley was born March 9, 1937, in Sparta, to Malcolm and Nancy Steele Hutchings.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bobby Stanley.
Survivors include her son, Hugh L. LaFever and wife Ann, of Sparta; two daughters, JoAnn Mozingo and husband Donald, Sherri L. LaFever, all of Goldsboro, N.C; one brother, Harold Eugene Hutchings and wife Betty, of Sparta 11 grandchildren, Carrie Guy, Derek LaFever, Tasha Carter, Ronnie Ginn Jr., Johnathon Newsome, Joshua Newsome, Sharon Edwards, Ricky Mozingo, Jeffrey Mozingo, Ray Mozingo; one nephew, Michael Kinnard; and two nieces, … Read More


Trip to state on line today at Willowbrook

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

Making a trip to the state tournament is a dream of athletes that compete at the high school level no matter what sport they play.
Of course the ultimate goal is to win a state title, but to achieve that goal, one must first get to that level. Three WCHS golfers will be looking for that trip to the state when they tee off in the Region 3AAA golf tournament today at Willowbrook Golf Course just outside of Manchester.
More than 10 years have passed since White County has had a representative at the high school state golf tournament. If that feat is to be achieved this year, … Read More


David Lee Poteet

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

In honor and remembrance of service to this country.

David L. Poteet, 89, Sept. 18, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Poteet was born Nov. 27, 1919, in White County , to Samuel Willis and Ida Nancy Jane Walker Poteet.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired factory worker. Mr. Poteet served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Treva Gene Sims Poteet; daughter Mary Jane Webb; sisters Imogene Copeland, Gusta Mae Cummings; and brother J.S. Poteet.
Survivors include his daughters, Nancy Joan Poteet Eller and husband Don, of Leesburg, Ga., … Read More


911 Board anticipates changes in revenue

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

At its September meeting, the E-911 Board approved requesting the election commission put a referendum on the next ballot in anticipation of the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board lowering landline rates for the district, placing on hold any legal action against White County and the City of Sparta, and changing the format of the district’s budget in an effort to improve communication with interlocal partners.
Much of the controversy involving the interlocal funding comes from anticipated reduction in landline revenue in an upcoming meeting with the TECB.
The rate increase extension, in place since 2001, could be rescinded by TECB because of “maintenance of effort” implications from reduction of … Read More


Four apply for road superintendent position

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

Four White County men have submitted their applications for road superintendent to fill the unexpired term of Robert Weaver who passed away in June 2009.
Jimmy Demps, Ab Graham, Larry Wayne McCoy and Clay Parker have all applied for the position that will expire Sept. 1, 2010.
Graham, who has been employed at White County Highway Department more than 30 years and served as Weaver’s foreman throughout his administration, is temporarily serving in the capacity as superintendent. Graham was granted the job for 120 days, which began June 24, 2009, and expires Oct. 21, 2009.
Qualifications for county highway superintendent include:
•Must have a high school education or … Read More


Lenvell Lee Young Youngblood Roberts

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

Lenvell Lee Young Youngblood Roberts, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 20, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Roberts was born Sept. 24, 1926, to Henry Logan and Minnie Lee Cunningham Young.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Youngblood; brothers, James (Bud) Young; and daughter, Louise (Mrytle) Snow Jarchow.
Survivors include her sons, Charles Emmit Youngblood, James Edward Youngblood, Don Raymond Youngblood and wife Wanda, all of Sparta; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 24, 2009, at Hensley Chapel Church, with burial in Young Cemetery. Freddie Copeland and Ray Young will officiate. The family will receive … Read More


Two men charged in marijuana bust

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

Two men were charged Sept. 17 with several drug-related offenses after an anonymous tip led deputies to a marijuana growing operation on Simpson Road that yielded more than 100 plants and approximately 14 pounds of the processed product. [Video by Greg England]


Volleyball gets district win

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

Sending it over. Senior volleyball player, Jessica Wilson, sends the ball back at the Lady Jets as Chelsea Duke and Andrea McDowell prepare to cover.

Spiking it. Warriorette senior, Tasha Delaney, hits the ball at Cumberland County during the WCHS volleyball match against Cumberland County.

The Warriorette volleyball team picked up another District 6AAA victory Thursday handily defeating Cumberland County.
WCHS took the league match in three straight games. The Warriorettes took the first game by a score of 25-18 and followed that with a 25-20 victory in game two. WCHS made quick work of things in the third and final game rolling to the 25-12 win.
The … Read More


Refresh Your Nest

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

Imperfections can be the perfect accent. Interior by Regina-Andrew Design.

Smaller desks pack big benefits. Origins laptop desk by aspenhome.

Black and white never goes out of style. CÙte de RhÙne bedding ensemble by Amity Home.

A dash of silver adds sparkle. Star chest, table and chairs by Bolier & Co.

As the saying goes, there’s no place like home. And these days people are looking for ways to make their home a more enjoyable living space.
“Rather than flipping homes, like people did when the housing market was strong, we’re seeing more and more families embracing what they already have,” says Bob Maricich, president and CEO of … Read More


Soccer game ends in tie

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

Blocking her out. Raleigh Dale stays between a Cumberland County player and the ball during Thursday’s game that ended in a scoreless tie.

Contact sport. There is plenty of contact during a soccer contest especially one as physical as the game between WCHS and Cumberland County on Thursday. At left, Siera Sims battles a Lady Jet for control of the ball.

WCHS and Cumberland County squared off Thursday in a District 6AAA soccer contest.
The two teams battled it out for 80 minutes, but when the final whistle sounded the score was exactly the same as it was when the ball was put into play to start the … Read More


WCHS runners compete at festival

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

On the go. Alex Stover and Ali Justus run the course during Saturday’s Festival.

Rainy day running. Zack Hodge and the WCHS cross country team had a wet day at the Chattanooga Cross Country Festival.

White County High School’s cross country runners spent their Saturday morning running 3.1 miles in a pouring down rain, but it’s all a part of preparing for postseason competition.
In order to qualify for the state cross country meet, WCHS runners will have to finish among the top runners at the region race in a month that will be held at the Chickamauga Dam course in Chattanooga. That was where Saturday’s 3rd annual … Read More


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