Monthly Archives: September 2009

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


WCHS suffers fifth straight loss

Posted on September 19, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Early lead. The Warriors took the early lead in Friday's game on this eight-yard run by Aaron Murray. However, Warren County reeled off 37 straight points on the way to the 50-27 win.

Halfway through the 2009 Warrior football season and the White County High School Warriors are still in search of win number one.
The Warriors traveled to McMinnville Friday night to take on Warren County in District 6-AAA action hoping to get into the win column in a key league contest. However, turnovers, four of them, proved costly again for the Warriors as Warren County captured the 50-27 victory.
WCHS scored first in the contest on … Read More


Thursday’s rundown vs. Cumberland County

Posted on September 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Both the Warriorette volleyball and soccer teams played host to Cumberland County Thursday in District 6AAA action.
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The WCHS volleyball team ran their record to 4-2 with a 3-0 win over the Lady Jets (25-18, 25-20, 25-12).
The WCHS soccer team ended their game in a scoreless tie with Cumberland County leaving them still in search of their first district win of the season.
Look for more details in Monday’s edition.
The freshman football team was scheduled to have played Warren County, but poor field conditions forced postponement of that game.


Marine helicopter crash-lands in field

Posted on September 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A U.S. Marine helicopter crash-landed in a field off Power House Road, at approximately 10 a.m., Sept. 18, after reportedly striking a power line while flying near Rock Island State Park.


Soccer and volleyball vs Cumberland County

Posted on September 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The WCHS soccer and volleyball teams played host to Cumberland County Thursday.


Donald L. McCoy

Posted on September 18, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Donald L. McCoy, 69, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 17, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. McCoy was born Aug. 19, 1940, in the Sparkmantown community, to John L. and Inez Cole McCoy.
He had been a car dealer.
Mr. McCoy was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Linda Mae Dodson McCoy; and granddaughter, Olivia Rose McCoy.
Survivors include his son, Marty McCoy and wife Annette, of Murfreesboro; grandsons, Keaton and Karter McCoy, both of Murfreesboro; sister, Betty Weber and husband David, of Sparta; brother-in-law, Harry Dodson Jr., of Johnson City; and aunts, Adalene Cole and Lodemine Cummings.
Funeral service will be 7 p.m., Sept. 19, 2009, … Read More


Soccer drops 1-0 decision at Warren County

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Two-on-one. Warriorette soccer players, Ashley King and Chelsey Kirby, team up to take on an opponent during a recent contest. The Warriorettes dropped a 1-0 decision in the final two minutes falling to Warren County in District 6-AAA action.

Defense was the name of the game when the Warriorettes and Lady Pioneers met in Tuesday’s District 6-AAA soccer contest.
The two teams played to a scoreless standoff for 78 minutes of the 80-minute contest. Warren County broke the tie with less than two minutes left to be played. Warren County secured the win with a direct kick into the left upper corner of the goal.
Earlier in the … Read More


Volleyball defeated by Cookeville

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Back over the net. Warriorette senior, Andrea McDowell, bumps the ball over the net during the match with Cookeville on Tuesday.

The Warriorette volleyball team played host to Cookeville Tuesday kicking off the second half of the District 6-AAA slate.
Cookeville stayed undefeated atop the district standings with a 3-0 win over WCHS. The loss was the second district defeat for the Warriorettes with both coming at the hands of the Lady Cavaliers.
Despite the loss in three straight games, the Warriorettes played closer to the Lady Cavs than in the first meeting between the two teams.
Game once was a tight battle all the way through before … Read More


14-year-old struggles with rare cancer

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Angelie Del Toro

Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories about cancer survivors that will be published through May 7, 2010, which is the date of American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in White County.
Angelie Del Toro is a typical 14-year-old teenager, except for one major difference – alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.
The long name, which can only effectively be pronounced by medical experts or the parent of child who is living with this disease, is a rare form of cancer with which most people are not familiar.
Diana Del Toro, Angelie’s mother, said when she took her daughter to the pediatrician as a newborn, … Read More


Christopher Nathan Cox

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Christopher Nathan Cox, 28, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 16, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Cox was born Jan. 16, 1981, in Sparta, to Monty J. Cox Sr. and Brenda Lee Wilkey Rose.
He was a mechanic.
Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his father, Monty J. Cox Sr.; brother, Shawn Wesley Cox; and grandmother, Nancy Kay Cox.
Survivors include his mother, Brenda Lee Wilkey Rose, of Cookeville; three sons, Dawson Bradley, of Sparta, Austin Cox and Ethan Cox, both of Crossville; one daughter, Chloe Fowler, of Sparta; two brothers, Monty Joe Cox Jr., Michael Anthony Cox, both of Cookeville; stepfather, William Rose, of Cookeville; … Read More


Dibrell Ray Norris

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dibrell Ray Norris, 68, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 14, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Norris was born May 6, 1941, in White County, to Charlie Copney and Jesse Christine Turner Norris.
He was a retired manufacturing technician with TRW, in Cookeville. He also farmed most of his life. Mr. Norris loved bluegrass music and the outdoors. He was a people person who loved golf, bowling and playing cards and anything that included fellowship with family and friends.
He was of the Baptist Faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Douglas Norris; and two sisters, Wilma Pauline Norris and Charlie Mae Norris.… Read More


Hunting Guide 2009

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hunting Guide


Warriors take on Pioneers Friday

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wrapping up. Ethan Tollison and Aaron Murray team up to tackle a DeKalb County receiver during last week’s game. The Warriors will be in search of their first win of the season at Warren County this week. The game is a District 6AAA contest slated to kick off at 7 p.m.

The Warriors take on their third straight border rival Friday night still in search of victory number one.
Two weeks ago, WCHS played host to their neighbors to the north, Cookeville. Last week, the Warriors traveled over their western border to take on Smithville. This week, they will head south to take on the Warren County Pioneers … Read More


Information key to child passenger safety

Posted on September 17, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Helping hand. Officers with Sparta Police and White County Sheriff Department show this family the proper way to secure this cute little boy in his car safety seat at a recent Child Seat Checkpoint.

Troopers across Tennessee have stepped up efforts this week, during National Child Passenger Safety Week, to offer assistance in keeping children safe while traveling on Tennessee roadways.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 2 to 14, due to the nonuse or improper use of child seats and seat belts. NHTSA also finds that the use of booster seats compared … Read More


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