Monthly Archives: September 2010

White County Earns Three-Star Certification

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Honor. Representing Sparta and White County at the recent Governors Conference for Economic and Community Development to receive the 2010 Three Star award are (L-R) Executive Director of TCCA David Connor, Sparta-White County Chamber President Wallace Austin, Tourism and Marketing Director Jody Sliger, Commissioner Matt Kisber, Gov. Phil Bredesen, ECD Assistant Commissioner of Community Development Rick Meredith, White County Executive Herd Sullivan, Sparta Mayor Jeff Young and County Finance Director Mark Farley.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber announced that White County has achieved certification under the state’s Three-Star program for excellence in economic development.
“Solid community development provides the foundation for successful economic … Read More


Electric rates set to increase on October bills

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White Countians can expect to see a hike in their electric bills, in October, with the recent announcement from Tennessee Valley Authority that a 6.4 percent in the fuel cost adjustment is the reason for the increase.
TVA’s latest report indicates billing periods beginning Oct. 1, 2010, will denote a fuel cost adjustment change from the current amount of 0.659 cents per kilowatt-hour to 1.127 cents per kilowatt-hour.
In comparison to the September figures, the October FCA will increase residential monthly bills between $4 and $8.50, which will depend on the customer’s usage level.
According to the TVA, extremely high temperatures in August 2010 limited TVA’s generation capabilities. … Read More


Three men charged in attempted burglary

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arrested. L-R: James Edward Brady, 21; Jared Thomas Fowler, 19; Joshua Ray Slone, 19

Three White County men face charges after they were reportedly discovered during an alleged attempt to break into Highway 84 Market in the early morning hours of Sept. 27.
According to a report by Deputy Robert Farris with White County Sheriff Department, Farris pulled up to the front of the market from Ray Broyles Road, at approximately 2:12 a.m., and observed a blue 1994 Ford F150 pickup truck parked “up close to the building on the Highway 84 side” with its hood up.
Farris reported Jared Thomas Fowler, 19, quickly approached Farris, and stated … Read More


Business Card Directory

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Business Card Directory


City of Doyle election and referendums on ballot

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The second referendum is “for” or “against” liquor-by-the-drink in City of Sparta

Residents in Doyle will have the opportunity to vote for a new mayor in the November 2010 election after the longtime leader of the city’s board has decided not to seek reelection.
Robert Meeks, who has served almost seven years as mayor of the town that listed less than 600 residents in the 2000 census, will now watch the board’s action from the sidelines.
Two of Doyle’s current aldermen, Charlie Cloyd and Ray Spivey, are seeking the office of mayor.
Six aldermen serve on the Doyle Board. All six positions are up for election. Seven candidates … Read More


Funeral & Estate Planner

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Funeral & Estate Planner


Former friend charged in Doyle burglary

Posted on September 30, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Barbara Jean Williams, 67

The alleged perpetrator of a burglary at a residence in Doyle, on Oct. 25, was arrested, after an alert neighbor noticed a visitor while the resident was not home.
According to a report by Deputy Lanny Wheeler with White County Sheriff Department, he was dispatched to a residence on Porter Road, in Doyle, about a report of a break-in that had just occurred.
The resident reportedly received a phone call from a neighbor that a former friend, Barbara Jean Williams, 67, of White County, was at her residence.
When the resident approached her driveway, she reportedly recognized Williams’ vehicle in her driveway and saw … Read More


Chain reaction crash injures 30-year-old

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

A three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash, on Sept. 17, sent one individual to the hospital with minor injuries and disrupted traffic on the east side of Sparta for nearly an hour.


WCHS drops another heartbreaker

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

The Warrior defense came up with some big stops in the game at Livingston. They limited the Wildcats to just eight first downs in the contest, but Livingston won the game 37-30.

Jordan Armstrong operates near the goal line during the game at Livingston Friday.

For the second straight week, the White County High School Warriors have come so close to victory only to walk away disappointed when time expired.
The Warriors completely dominated the statistics in the game against the Livingston Academy Wildcats, but came up short on the only place that matters, the scoreboard. Livingston scored with one minute left in the contest to take the … Read More


Vehicle crashes on way to football game

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

A one-vehicle crash, on Sept. 17, during a trip from Warren County to White County for a football game, sent two juveniles to White County Community Hospital with minor injuries.


WCHS drops another heartbreaker

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

The Warrior defense came up with some big stops in the game at Livingston. They limited the Wildcats to just eight first downs in the contest, but Livingston won the game 37-30.

Jordan Armstrong operates near the goal line during the game at Livingston Friday.

For the second straight week, the White County High School Warriors have come so close to victory only to walk away disappointed when time expired.
The Warriors completely dominated the statistics in the game against the Livingston Academy Wildcats, but came up short on the only place that matters, the scoreboard. Livingston scored with one minute left in the contest to take the … Read More


Chain reaction crash injures 30-year-old

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

After a chain-reaction crash, on Sept. 17, emergency responders work quickly to care for the injured, and to get the roadway back open for busy afternoon traffic.

A three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash, on Sept. 17, sent one individual to the hospital with minor injuries and disrupted traffic on the east side of Sparta for nearly an hour.
According to Officer Brent Copeland with Sparta Police Department, Bobby Glen Hawkins, 66, of Old Hickory, Tenn., had stopped for a red light in the eastbound lane of Bockman Way, at Gaines Street, in a gray 1999 Lincoln Continental.
Copeland stated Samuel J. Foley, 34, of White County, had stopped behind Hawkins … Read More


Larry F. Davis

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

Larry F. Davis, 60, of Memphis, passed away Sept. 23, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital, in Memphis.
Mr. Davis was born May 6, 1950, in Sparta, to Sarah B. Brock Ruden.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Sept. 26, 2010, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Molloy Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Chocolate Banana Bread

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

Chocolate Banana Bread

One-half cup margarine softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and one-half cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 cup cocoa
One-half cup light sour cream
One-half cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 6-5×2 (miniature) loaf pans. In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and eggs. Stir in bananas and vanilla. In another bowl mix flour, baking soda and cocoa. Stir into the creamed ingredients. Blend in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the


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