Monthly Archives: February 2010

Warrior season ends at Ooltewah

Posted on February 28, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The 2009-10 Warrior basketball season came to an end Saturday night at Ooltewah High School in the first round of the Region 3AAA tournament.
WCHS was defeated 70-56 by the Owls bringing the season to an end with an 8-19 mark. A pair of juniors, Jordan Armstrong and Daniel Duke, paced the Warriors with 13 points each followed by freshman, Kane Young, with 10.
Look for complete details of the game in Monday’s edition.


Sally Marie Woody

Posted on February 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sally Marie Woody, 48, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 25, 2010, at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.
Mrs. Woody was born Jan. 3, 1962, in White County, to Albert and Sinie Lee Youngblood Doney.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Lee Woody, of Sparta; daughter, Cindy Marie Roberts, of California; sons, Johnny Wayne Gibbs, of California, David Lynn Gibbs, of Cookeville; sisters, Brenda Sue Griffin, Linda Faye Griffin, Gussie Mae Gibbs, all of Sparta; brothers, William Caldwell, Roger Dale Doney, Charles Lee Doney, all of Sparta, Sol Doney, of Doyle; and two grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 28, 2010, at Hensley Chapel … Read More


James S. Mooneyham Sr.

Posted on February 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James S. Mooneyham Sr., 49, of the Mooneyham Community, passed way Feb. 23, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Mooneyham was born June 15, 1960, to Amos and Bessie Simmons Mooneyham.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 28, 2010, at Mooneyham Free Will Baptist Church, with burial in the James Mooneyham Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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Warriorettes advance to region semis

Posted on February 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tasha Delaney attempts to bring the ball up the floor against pressure from the Bradley Central defense.

Free throw shooting and knocking down shots behind the arc proved to be the Warriorettes’ best friend Friday in their 53-46 Region 3AAA victory over Bradley Central at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.
WCHS got 20 points from junior guard Brittany Dodson, who knocked down six treys for the night. Aubrey Sims added three long-range shots for a total of 13 points as the Warriorettes held off a late charge by Bradley Central to secure the win and advance to the region semis Monday at Warren County.
The Warriorettes had only two field … Read More


Brenda Arlene Brock Smith

Posted on February 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brenda Arlene Brock Smith, 58, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 24, 2010, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.
Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 30, 1952, to John T. (Jack) Brock and Mary Ruth Young Brock.
He had been employed at Mallory Timers as an inspector for 31 years.
She was preceded in death by her father and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dovie and Christopher Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Noah Smith, of Sparta; daughter, Belinda Brown and husband Joey, of Sparta; son, Shannon Smith and friend Michelle, of Sparta; two granddaughters, Charlene Brown, Arlene Brown, both of Sparta; mother, Mary Ruth Brock, of Sparta; four sisters, Debbie Wood … Read More


James Gardner

Posted on February 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Gardner, 54, of Quebeck, passed away Feb. 26, 2010, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Gardner was born Oct. 12, 1955, in Ypsilanti, Mich. to Norma Jean Rice Gardner and James Ray Gardner. He was retired from Colonial Bakery in Tampa, Fla.
Survivors include his mother, Norma Jean Gardne, of Quebeck; children, Brandi Jo Rasmussen, of Georgia, Joshua Ray Gardner, of Florida, Jeana Rae Cadle, of Florida; grandchildren, Zachery Ryan Gardner, Alyssa Reshea Rasmussen, Haley Nicole Rasmussen, Athena Marie Gardner; brothers, David Wayne Gardner, of Indiana, Timothy Gene Gardner, of South Carolina; special friend, Judy Phifer; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 … Read More


Lady Cavaliers steal title with free throw

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Up for two. Tasha Delaney goes up over Cookeville’s Hannah Goolsby for two of her 12 points in the championship game on Monday. Cookeville defeated the Warriorettes 35-34 by virtue of a free throw with no time left in the contest.

Baseball calls it a walk-off homerun so for the lack of a better explanation, Cookeville stole the District 6AAA title with a walk-off free throw.
In a District 6AAA girls’ championship game that saw the lead change hands six times and the largest lead of the game by either team never exceeded six points, the outcome came down to a single free throw with no time left … Read More


Tips from residents lead to marijuana arrests

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Waymon Andrew Allen

Jonathan L. Brandenburg

Two Sparta men were arrested, on Feb. 22, after numerous complaints from residents about drugs being sold to school children led to officers observing a drug deal as it occurred and a subsequent car and foot chase with one of the suspects.
According to Deputy Craig Capps with White County Sheriff Department, Jonathan L. Brandenburg, 37, and Waymon Andrew Allen, 28, face several charges after a recent investigation of a suspected drug selling operation at a residence on Linda Avenue.
Capps stated he and Deputy Dale Bumbalough set up surveillance of the residence and soon witnessed what they believed to be a … Read More


Haley named District 6AAA Coach of the Year

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Coach of the Year. Bryan Haley was named the girls’ District 6AAA Coach of the Year. He was joined on the All District team by three of his players. Three Warriors also received All District honors.

White County High School was very well represented on the post season glitter squad for the school’s first run through District 6AAA.
Warriorette coach, Bryan Haley, was named the girls’ Coach of the Year for the league. He was joined by three of his players on the squad. Two seniors, Tasha Delaney and Jessica Wilson, along with junior, Kristin Jones, were named to the 11-member squad that was picked by the league … Read More


General Assembly considers numerous bills this week

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee state representatives and senators are maintaining a busy schedule this week with the review of several proposed pieces of legislation, as well as taking part in budget hearings for the various governmental departments.
One bill of special interest, HB 3352, was presented by State Representative Charles Curtiss and would prohibit the state emergency communications board from requiring the board of directors of any emergency communications district to hold more than 50 percent of the district’s operating budget in reserve.
Also on this week’s agenda were the following:
HB 0396: Requires the department of health to develop and implement a program to provide colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured … Read More


Strong start pushes Warriors to win for third place

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Devon Davidson led the Warriors with 20 points in the consolation victory over Warren County. WCHS travels to Ooltewah Saturday for a 6 p.m. (central) region contest.

The Warriors came out firing on all cylinders in Tuesday’s consolation game of the District 6AAA tournament.
WCHS scored the first 13 points of the game and would finish off a 69-55 win over host, Warren County, to capture third place finish in the tournament. The win sends the Warriors to Ooltewah Saturday night for the opening round of the Region 3AAA tournament.
Four players scored in double figures for the Warriors as they started the game on fire shooting the … Read More


Sparta man flown to Erlanger after crash

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Greg England
Staff Writer
greg@myspartanews.com
According to unofficial reports, Sparta resident, Troy Wilhite, was taken by Life Force medical helicopter to Erlanger Hospital, on Feb. 22, after he was involved in a crash on West Bockman Way, at the Highway 111 intersection. E-911 records show emergency personnel were dispatched, at approximately 1:45 p.m., and found Wilhite unable to respond to their questions. Officials speculated Wilhite might have had some kind of seizure, which could have been the cause of the crash.


‘Hatch Act’ enters into political controversy

Posted on February 25, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A law established in 1939 that addresses the specifics of governmental employees running for public office has come to the forefront in White County this past week as questions arose about two candidates for sheriff in the May Primary Election.
White County Election Commission office had been provided with information that Jeff Bulakowski and Guy Goff, both veteran law enforcement officers and the only two candidates for sheriff in the May 4 Primary, could possibly be in violation of the Hatch Act. However, according to Shelley Adams, administrative assistant for Division of Elections, neither the administrator of elections nor the state Division of Elections determines the status of … Read More


Warriors finish third with 69-55 win over Pioneers

Posted on February 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Josh Turner was one of four players in double figures for the Warriors in the consolation game victory over Warren County Tuesday.

The Warrior basketball team defeated Warren County 69-55 in Tuesday’s District 6AAA consolation game.
The win gives the Warriors a third place finish and sends them on the road Saturday to take on Ooltewah, the second place team from District 5AAA.
The Warriors jumped out to a 13-0 lead and would never trail on the way to the victory. Four Warriors scored in double figures led by the 20 points of Devon Davidson. Josh Turner added 16.
See Thursday’s edition for complete details.


Overtime loss costs Warriors trip to title game

Posted on February 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Devon Davidson and Jordan Armstrong attempt to trap a Cumberland County player late in the semifinal game at Warren County. The 45-39 loss to the Jets dropped the Warriors into the consolation game.

With one minute left in regulation on Saturday, the Warriors appeared on their way to joining the Warriorettes in the District 6AAA championship game.
However, that was not to be as not only did Cumberland County come back and force overtime, the Jets outscored WCHS 9-3 in the extra period to take the spot in the finals and drop the Warriors (7-18) into the consolation game. The 45-39 loss also sends the Warriors on the … Read More


Warriorettes come up one point short in title game

Posted on February 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorettes finished second in the District 6AAA tournament with a 35-34 loss to archrival, Cookeville. They will host Bradley Central Thursday in the opening round of the region.

Cookeville’s Haley Edgington converted a single free throw after the final horn sounded allowing the Lady Cavaliers to steal the District 6AAA tournament title
Edgington had two chances to give her team the win, but needed only one for the 35-34 victory. She knocked down the first after Warriorette Jessica Wilson was whistled for a foul with no time left on the clock.
Tasha Delaney led the Warriorettes with 12 points in a game that was a nip and … Read More


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