Monthly Archives: July 2010

Carolyn Ann Bray

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

Carolyn Ann Bray, 68, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Bray was born Oct. 21, 1941, in Gainesboro, to Joe and Nellie Meadows.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ellen Meadows.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Bray, of Sparta; daughter, Kim Alverson and husband Travis, of Lebanon; two sons, Eugene Bray and wife Dana, Matthew Bray and wife Tracy, all of Sparta; six grandchildren, Daniel Bray, Kaleigh Bray, Tyler Alverson, Kristen Alverson, Jacob Bray, Trevor Bray; two sisters, Louise Binder, of Monteagle, Sue Jones and husband Bob, of Atlanta; one brother, John Meadows and wife Leora, … Read More


Abraham Poteet (A.P.) McClain

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

Funeral services for Abraham Poteet (A.P.) McClain, of Cookeville, was July 27 at 11 a.m. from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment, with Military Honors will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery.
Mr. McClain passed away July 25, 2010, at Masters Health Care Center.
He was born at Bill’s Branch, in Overton County, Tenn., Sept. 16, 1924, to Robert Andrew and Ova Ellen Welch McClain. He was named for his mother’s brother, Rev. Abraham Poteet (A.P.) Welch, a Nazarene preacher, of Monterey.
His paternal grandparents are the late Dr. Lemuel Rux McClain and Sarah Emily Burton McClain. His maternal grandparents are the late John Wesley … Read More


Detective injured in two-vehicle crash

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

This White County Sheriff Department vehicle was damaged in a crash, on July 20, on North Spring Street. The driver, a detective with WCSD, suffered non life-threatening injuries and is reported to be recovering.

A detective with White County Sheriff Department was injured, on July 20, after his vehicle was struck from behind on North Spring Street in Sparta.
According to Trooper William Morgan with Tennessee Highway Patrol, Detective John Ford, 49, of Sparta, was in the northbound lane on North Spring Street, attempting a right-hand turn into the Little Lots parking lot in his county-owned police unit, a gray 2004 Ford Explorer.
Morgan stated, as Ford attempted … Read More


More gold medals from Special Olympic Nationals

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A pair of gold medals. Tiffany Simmons and Alex Zile won not one, but two gold medals at the Special Olympic National games. They were part of Team Tennessee that won the team medal and then captured doubles. (Photo submitted)

Gold and Bronze. Karl Appleman (center) celebrates after receiving his gold medal for tennis singles. Appleman also captured the bronze in doubles tennis. (Photo submitted)

The WCHS contingent of athletes and coaches arrived home from the Special Olympic national games carrying with them their gold medals.
As was already previously published, Alex Zile and Tiffany Simmons made up half of the Team Tennessee that won the gold in … Read More


Groundwork for spec building approved

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Moving dirt. Workers continue moving dirt and rock as they construct a road and install the infrastructure needed at the Airport Industrial Park. The same contractor has agreed to do the groundwork in preparation for a ‘spec’ building to be constructed.

White County Commissioners approved a change order to include groundwork in preparation for a ‘spec’ building to be constructed at the Airport Industrial Park, adjacent to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.
Engineer Ronnie Reece with Professional Engineering Services addressed the board about his findings on the effort and cost of the needed groundwork, as well as presented maps that showed the location of the proposed 50,000 square … Read More


Official practice begins today

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The WCHS defensive backs ham it up on football media day.

While most of the White County High School fall sports teams have spent a portion of the month of July getting in some type of practices, official preseason practice as defined by the TSSAA begins across the state of Tennessee today.
For most sports, the only change is that the restrictions as far as the number of practices they can have are lifted. However, for football it means the pads go on and the hitting begins.
Since the dead period ended, football has been allowed to practice, but it was limited to shorts and helmets, which took … Read More


Get more bang for your renovation buck in the bedroom

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kitchens and baths get all the buzz as the best rooms to renovate, whether you’re selling your house or planning to stay in it. But don’t overlook the power of a great master bedroom – after all, it’s among the most frequently used rooms in your home.
Whether you’re renovating to attract potential buyers, or to improve your enjoyment of your house, sprucing up the master bedroom has multiple benefits. Buyers will likely pass through your bedroom to reach the master bath, so a great master bedroom helps set the tone for your master bath. And since most of us spend about eight hours a day (or night) … Read More


Fresh Peach Dessert

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Fresh Peach Dessert

Fresh Peach Dessert
16 whole graham crackers, crushed
3/4 cup butter, melted
One-half cup sugar
10.5 oz. bag miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup milk
1 pint heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
9 large peaches, peeled, and sliced
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and one-half cup sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix until evenly moistened, reserve one-four cup of the mixture for the topping. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Heat marshmallows and milk in a large saucepan over low heat and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from heat and cool. Whip cream in a … Read More


White County man arrested for child porn

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Justin Erickson, 20, of White County

A White County man has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, following an investigation by officers with White County Sheriff Department.
According to Detective Ruben Hormilla with WCSD, Justin Erickson, 20, was extradited from Georgia, on July 22, to answer charges sought after an investigation by the department.
Hormilla recently received a referral from the Department of Children’s Services, in reference to a potentially sexually battered child, and began an investigation.
Hormilla and Detective David Ward have been certified to work with the department’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) computer system, which brings federal, state and local law enforcement investigators, … Read More


Vivien Jo Brock

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

1951-2010
Vivien Jo Brock, 58, of Valley View Drive in Sparta, passed away July 18, 2010, at her residence.
Jo was born in Memphis, on Dec. 10, 1951, the daughter of the late Edwin Joseph and Flora Bell Power Ryan. She worked as a Sr. CSA for Fed Ex, in Cookeville.
A memorial service will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, at 7 p.m., on July 20, with John Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends at Oak Lawn from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Surviving family members include husband, Jerry Brock of Sparta; sister in law, Wanda Gribble of Doyle, two nieces Chadra Daniels of Doyle … Read More


Vivian Jo Brock

Posted on July 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

1951-2010
Vivian Jo Brock, 58, of Valley View Drive in Sparta, passed away July 18, 2010, at her residence.
Jo was born in Memphis, on Dec. 10, 1951, the daughter of the late Edwin Joseph and Flora Bell Power Ryan. She worked as a Sr. CSA for Fed Ex, in Cookeville.
A memorial service will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, at 7 p.m., on July 20, with John Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends at Oak Lawn from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Surviving family members include husband, Jerry Brock of Sparta; sister in law, Wanda Gribble of Doyle, two nieces Chadra Daniels of Doyle … Read More


Winning gold at nationals!

Posted on July 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

National champions. Just a couple of days into the team competition at the Special Olympics National Games in Nebraska, gold medals have been won and will come back to Sparta. Alex Zile (left) and Tiffany Simmons, both from Sparta, were half of Team Tennessee in the bocce ball competition that won gold on Tuesday. Nancy Benningfield is the coach. Look for more results from the Nationals in future editions.


Babe Ruth 15’s falter after solid start

Posted on July 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta’s 15 year old All Stars. The members of the Babe Ruth 15 and under team are (front row, l to r): Adam Farley, Bryron Tripp, Johnny Smith, Rhett Blair and Jacob Chavez. Back row: Johnny Smith (coach), Brent Farley (manager), Ethan James, Donavon Troglen, Holden Null, Tyler Lafever, Dustin Cole, Adam Farley, and Ian James (coach).

Sparta’s 15 year old Babe Ruth All Star team got off to a great start in their district tournament posting a win, but dropped their next two straight to bring their bid for a trip to the state to a halt.
The local team, made up of both 14 and 15 … Read More


Sponsors sought for C-VEST Fun Run/Walk

Posted on July 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Loads of fun. Participants in last year’s C-VEST Fun Run/Walk fought off the cold at the beginning of the event, but were glad the temperatures were low once they got on the course. The annual event provides much needed funding for the emergency relief organization.

C-VEST (Community Volunteer Emergency Service Team) is seeking sponsors for its 2010 Fun Run/Walk, which will take place on Dec. 11, 2010.
The purpose of the 5K and one-mile event is to raise funds for their community service endeavors.
C-VEST was formed when the Red Cross left White County. When someone loses a home due to fire, they help locate temporary housing and … Read More


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