Monthly Archives: July 2010

Anna Ruth Turrington Ash

Posted on July 7, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anna Ruth Turrington Ash, 76, passed away July 3, 2010, at Lakewood Hospital, in Lakewood, Ohio.
Mrs. Ashe was a resident of Olmstead Township, Ohio, and a former resident of Sparta.
She was born Jan. 16, 1934, in White County, to Crock and Buna Reece Turrington. She was
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Odus, Herman, Johnny Turrington; and two sisters, Clara Mae Ashburn and Mollie Scott.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Gilly, of Olmstead, Ohio, Roger Ash Lakewood, of Ohio; two sisters, Arzella Anderson, of McMinnville, Ruby Toparis Mentor, of Ohio; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be … CONTINUED


‘White County special’ at playhouse

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cumberland County Playhouse offers special discounts for White county and Sparta residents on July 6th, 10th and 13th for its 45th Anniversary production of Paul Crabtree’s ‘Tennessee USA!’ The musical comedy cavalcade of Tennessee History opened the Crossville Theater, in 1965, has played in 13 additional seasons, and helped establish the Playhouse as Tennessee’s most popular theater.
Playhouse stars Carl Sutton Jr. and Patty Payne are featured in TUSA. Butch Sutton was in the 1965 premiere at age 14, starred as “Rip” and “Henry Willoby” in later editions of the show, and returns to the Willoby role for 2010 with Patty as his “Evelyn.” Payne is best known … CONTINUED


Chamber of Commerce hosts Industry Appreciation

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thanks. Several leaders of White County industries are recognized during the Industry Appreciation event, June 29, 2010, at White County Heritage Museum. The museum has a section dedicated to the hardworking people from a variety of industries that built the foundations of White County.

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Industry Appreciation reception at the White County Heritage Museum on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. It is a great opportunity to say thank you to area companies for their many contributions to our community.
Displays with photos and histories of the various Industries, former and current, were placed around the museum as were several items produced by the … CONTINUED


THP advises commercial vehicle operators of amended law

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Highway Patrol has added to its list of safety measures to enforce when an amended state law on lighting regulations for commercial motor vehicles took effect July 1, 2010. The amendment, adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly, comes as a result of numerous close calls and serious injuries.
n summary, the law, TCA 55-9-405, was amended to say that any commercial vehicles transporting intrastate loads of logs, poles, etc., projected four feet or more beyond the rear, between one-half hour before sunset and one-half hour after sunrise, should have one amber strobe-type lamp or one amber light emitting diode (LED) visible from the rear and both sides … CONTINUED


Enjoy a frugal ‘family night in’ without sacrificing the fun

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

It is no secret that more and more families are making tough decisions when it comes to their entertainment options due to the rising costs of “going out.” But this doesn’t mean that there is no fun to be had.
Instead, now is the time for families to get creative and enjoy time together by turning their home into an entertainment destination. There are a variety of ways to do this, and here are a few ideas for having a frugal “family night in” without sacrificing the fun:
Movie night: Start by picking a theme — action flicks, comedies or even westerns. Once you pick a theme, why … CONTINUED


TBI releases ‘School Crimes Study’ for 2007-2009

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A study by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation about crime in school that covers a three-year time frame was released last week and shows some improvements while also revealing a large number of offenses that plague the educational institutions across the state.
‘Schools Crime Study, 2007-2009’ was compiled by the TBI’s Crime Statistics Unit. Although the data does not give specifics for White County, the information does provide an overall look at the numerous crimes that take place on a regular basis in school systems. This information does not include crimes from colleges and universities.
During this time frame, 2007-2009, the highest recorded number of offenses took place in … CONTINUED


Quebeck receives $26,000 grant for walking trail

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Development. White County and the City of Quebeck recently received a $26,000 Recreational Trails Program grant for the Holder Station Trail at Quebeck Community Center. L-R: Gerald Parish, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Recreation Education Services Director; Leonard Denton and Florence Denton, representatives of the Quebeck community; State Representative Charles Curtiss; and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke.


114 new laws now effective in Tennessee

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennesseans had approximately 114 new laws placed on the books effective July 1, 2010.
According to Tennessee General Assembly documents, these 114 laws are considered “only a partial list” as of June 23, 2010. The final number is yet unknown.
Some of the highlights include House Bill 2769, which requires that the law enforcement officer operating a device used to measure the speed of a motor vehicle be trained in the use of the device for the results of the use of that device to be admissible as proof of the speed of the motor vehicle or the conduct of the driver of the vehicle. In addition the … CONTINUED


Two new head coaches ready to lead this fall

Posted on July 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warriorette soccer head coach. Amber Lannom, after serving as assistant coach last fall, will be the head coach of the team for the 2010 season.

Cross County head coach. Mark Voyles, shown above, encouraging runners during a race last season, returns as head coach of the cross country team this fall.

Of the five sports teams that White County High School fields in the fall, two will have new head coaches for the 2010 campaign, according to WCHS athletic director, Terry Crain.
Though both are new head coaches for this fall, neither is a newcomer to their respective program.
Mark Voyles returns to take the helm of the … CONTINUED


Sparta woman on championship football team

Posted on July 2, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Athletic family. Dana Chatman poses with her friend, Dan Burnett, and mother, Cynthia Gist, at one of Dana’s professional women’s football league games. Dana and her team, the St. Louis “Slam,” are hoping to return to the league’s most important game and take home another championship ring.

Sparta native Dana Chatman is possibly on her way to another National Championship with her professional women’s football team, the St. Louis “Slam” of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA).
The WFA is an organization of women playing full-contact football, with teams from across the nation.
With a current undefeated record of 9-0, the “Slam” has hopes of winning their second National … CONTINUED


Mom’s Football Clinic set for July 10th

Posted on July 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Moms, have you ever wondered just exactly what goes on in the football huddle, what the players go over in practice or what wearing football equipment feels like?
Well, the chance for those questions to be answered will come Saturday, July 10th, when Coach Tracy Malone and the Warrior staff will hold their first-ever Warrior Mom’s Clinic.
The event is open not only to the mothers of football players, past, present and future, but to any female who wants to learn more about the gridiron game. Besides powder puff and a few semiprofessional leagues, football is predominately played by males. Most women never get the chance to learn … CONTINUED


City of Sparta voting oversight discovered

Posted on July 1, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A law that had allowed individuals who owned property in City of Sparta, but who resided in the county, to vote in all city elections, has now been discovered to be invalid since 1996.
According to State Representative Charles Curtiss, the problem came to light when White County Administrator of Elections Kathy Bailey had called the state election commission office to determine if it was legal for a particular individual to register to vote in a city election. The individual resides in another state, but owns property in City of Sparta. Attorneys for the state election commission reportedly researched the city’s charter and informed Bailey that Sparta’s charter … CONTINUED


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