Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sparta residents arrested for cooking meth

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hubert Franklin Wilkins, 49, of Sparta

Amy Latonia Walters, 33, of Sparta

Two people were arrested after they were reportedly discovered cooking meth, at approximately 7:30 p.m., on Dec. 1, in a shed near a residence on Wildcat Road in the northwestern portion of White County.
According to Detective Dale Bumbalough with White County Sheriff Department, Amy Latonia Walters, 33, and Hubert Franklin Wilkins, 49, both of Sparta, were charged with initiation of process to manufacture meth and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
Bumbalough stated when officers arrived at the residence, officers observed a light on in the shed. As they neared the shed, they reportedly noticed a strong odor … CONTINUED

WCMS 7th and 8th grade girls stay perfect

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hunter Cantrell takes control of a loose ball during a recent middle school Warrior contest.

Brooke Gardenhire pushes the ball down the court in middle school action.

Both the White County Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls’ teams kept their records perfect with recent wins.
The eighth grade Warriorettes added three more wins to their slate to improve to 8-0 on the season and 5-0 in Central Tennessee Conference Action.
The Warriorettes narrowly defeated Baxter’s Cornerstone 30-27. WCMS trailed 8-7 after one and 19-18 at the half, but took a slim 24-23 lead after three quarters of play.
Kelsey Roberts paced the Warriorettes to the win tossing … CONTINUED

Warriors fall to Smyrna after leading at the half

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior senior Caleb Lowery looks things over during Friday's contest.

Coach Eric Mitchell converses with his team during a timeout.

A Warrior basketball team hadn’t played Smyrna High School since 1972.
In fact, that ’72 contest was the lone meeting ever between WCHS and Smyrna in boys’ basketball. The Bulldogs won that first meeting and duplicated the outcome in the second-ever meeting Friday in Smyrna.
The Warriors, who fell to 2-3 with the loss, used an 11-6 run over the final four minutes of the first half to take a five-point lead at the intermission. The Bulldogs, however, outscored the Warriors 48-24 in the final two quarters of … CONTINUED

Elementary hoops tournament gets underway today

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The annual elementary school basketball tournament gets underway today at the middle school with each team shooting to make it to Saturday’s championship day.
The small school teams will all play tonight with the top seeded Doyle girls tipping things off at 4 p.m. against Central View. Following that game, Cassville’s boys, the number one seed, will take on Central View. At 6 p.m., the BonDeCroft and Cassville girls’ will square off with the Doyle and BondeCroft boys’ wrapping up the night of action.
The four winners from those games will advance to Saturday’s championship games also to be played at WCMS. The small division girls’ title game … CONTINUED

Smyrna proves tough road trip for Warriorettes

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tasha Delaney protects the ball from a Smyrna defender.

Warriorette coach Bryan Haley talks to his team during a timeout.

Turnovers and poor shooting proved the downfall of the Warriorettes when they traveled to Smyrna Friday to take on the Lady Bulldogs.
The meeting was only the third ever between the two girls’ basketball programs with Smyrna having won the previous two. The last time the two met was back in December of 1980 in Smyrna’s Christmas tournament. Prior to that, the only other meeting was in the region tournament in 1962.
Over the past few seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have been consistently among the top teams in … CONTINUED

Bowling team drops two contests last week

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School bowling team suffered losses to Livingston Academy and York Institute last week.
On Monday, November 30th, the Warriors and Warriorettes were in action against Livingston Academy with the Wildcats sweeping both the boys’ and girls’ side of the matches.
The Warriorettes were narrowly defeated 15-12. Livingston captured the three points for a slim 51 point advantage in the overall pin fall. Livingston scored a 2000 while the Warriorettes rolled a 1949.
Game one went to Livingston with a 675 compared to a 658 by the Warriorettes. WCHS split the three head to head matches with Livingston. Taking wins for WCHS were Sara Shanks … CONTINUED

WCHS suffers dual losses at Smyrna

Posted on December 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Conor Sparkman puts up a shot at Smyrna.

Stephanie Lewis battles the pressure defense of the Lady Bulldogs.

For the first time in over two decades the Warrior and Warrior basketball teams traveled to Smyrna and the outcome was definitely not worth the wait.
The two Bulldog teams swept the night of action Friday. The Warriorettes fell behind 12-2 early and never recovered as they suffered the 67-42 setback falling to 4-2 overall. Tasha Delaney led WCHS with 12 points.
The Warriors led by five (29-24) at the half and held a six-point advantage with 5:21 to play into eh third quarter. However, Smyrna went on a 13-2 … CONTINUED

Lucinda Tollison Dilldine

Posted on December 4, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lucinda Tollison Dilldine, 77, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 3, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Dilldine was born Feb. 18, 1932, in White County, to Homer Casto and Chinnie Odella Cole Tollison.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carl H. Dilldine.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Carl Dilldine, Randy Lynn Dilldine, both of Sparta; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arvil (Buck) Tollison .
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Dec. 5, 2009, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. David Lee England will officiate. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m., Dec. 4, at the funeral home.

Horace G. (Bud) Waller Jr.

Posted on December 4, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Horace G. (Bud) Waller Jr., 75, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 2, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Waller was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Putnam County.
He had been a member of Wilhite Baptist Church and was district manager of Cal/Ameri Gas 37 years.
Mr. Waller was preceded in death by his parents, Horace G. and Velma Uhles Waller; sister, Kathleen Bryant; brothers-in-law, Marshall Byrant, Donald Hawkins, Ray Hunter; two half-sisters, Bessie Watts, Beatrice Fisher; one half-brother, Joe F. Waller; and nephews, Larry Hawkins, Timothy Harris and Michael Swift.
Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Uhles and husband Phillip, of Cookeville, Lisa Massa and husband Jerry, of Baxter, Darlene … CONTINUED

Find that flawless look at Professions

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The professional look. Marlene Jackson, owner of Professions Cut & Color, offers the most up-to-date cuts and color treatments at her new salon on Duck Pond Road. She also offers men’s cut with special deals for military and first-timers.

Profession’s Cut & Color
495 Duck Pond Road
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 738-1960
(706) 980-4320 cell
Name of owners:
Marlene Jackson
Hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends by appointment
When did you open for business?
November 12, 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“Profession’s Cut & Color offers all professional up-to-date color and cuts that fit … CONTINUED

Doyle volunteer fire department adds four recruits

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

At its December meeting, the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen accepted four new recruits to the Doyle Volunteer Fire Department and approved the purchase of four sets of ‘turn-outs’ from Central View VFD, as well as discussed work on a Doyle home to finish out this year’s grant to refurbish low-income homes in the city.
The fire department’s new recruits, Patricia Bain, James Rice, Evelyn “Tooter” Tindle and Joel Tindle, will begin training to officially be able to respond to fires. State law requires several rounds of training before any recruit is allowed to actually fight fires.
The training will be paid by the city of Doyle … CONTINUED

Wilson pours in 26 in win over Tullahoma

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leading the way to the win. Jessica Wilson poured in 26 points in the Warriorette win over Tullahoma Tuesday.

Stephanie Lewis hits a shot from outside to open the paint for the Warriorettes.

The Warriorettes countered the three point shots of Tullahoma Tuesday night with baskets a little closer to the goal to pick up their fifth win of the season and the 100th of Coach Bryan Haley’s high school coaching career.
Senior Jessica Wilson helped insure Haley reached the win plateau powering up 26 points in the game. Six came from the charity stripe and the other 20 came in the paint. Wilson matched the Lady Wildcats … CONTINUED

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