Monthly Archives: October 2010

Lillian Wilson Hale

Posted on October 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lillian Wilson Hale, 82, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 10, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Hale was born April 29, 1928, in Putnam County, to Sidney Kirk and Mary Belle Kinnaird Wilson.
She was retired from Wagner Electric.
Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eston Hale; brothers, Harold Kirk Wilson, Robert Emmett Wilson, George Sherman (Shag) Wilson; and sister, Donella Dodson.
Survivors include one daughter, Dana G. Severt and husband Larry, of Sparta; one son, Robert Allan Hale and wife Janice, of Sparta; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Wilson, of Sparta; and sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Wilson, of Sparta.
Funeral service was … CONTINUED


Herman J. Presley

Posted on October 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Herman J. Presley, 67, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 7, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Presley was born Oct. 3, 1943, in Van Buren County, to Elvina Sullivan and Herman V. Presley.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Oct. 11, 2010, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Hitchcock Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Banana Cobbler

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Banana Cobbler

1 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick melted butter
3 medium sliced bananas
One-half teaspoon sugar and one-half teaspoon cinnamon, mixed together
Pour melted butter into an 8 inch baking dish. Mix all ingredients except bananas in a bowl. Pour mixture over melted butter. Slice bananas and drop into batter. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until top is brown. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.


Falling for your yard

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Well-timed pruning improves your landscape.

When you’ve mulched the last of the leaves, your fall lawn care isn’t quite done. This transition time from your lawn’s active growth to its healthy dormancy is when you need to take some extra care to help prepare it for next year’s growth.
“For generations, lawns have served as Americans’ natural playgrounds,” said Ben Hamza, Ph.D., director of technical operations at TruGreen, the nation’s largest professional lawn care service. “Because of the annual wear and tear lawns receive, homeowners’ lawns and landscapes can benefit greatly from proper care during the fall as roots continue active growth and store reserves needed for next … CONTINUED


Crash victim airlifted to Vanderbilt hospital

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

This vehicle was severely damaged after it collided with an 18-wheeler on Sullivan Knowles Road, at approximately 6:52 a.m., on Oct. 14.

An Oct. 14, two-vehicle crash on Sullivan Knowles Road, involving a car and a semi, sent a Bloomington Springs woman to White County Community Hospital, where she was transferred to a medical helicopter for transport to Vanderbilt Medical Center.
According to Trooper Kevin Ballew with Tennessee Highway Patrol, Nubia Melendez, 35, was driving a silver 2004 Toyota southbound on Sullivan Knowles Road.
Ballew stated Melendez attempted to negotiate a curve, just north of White County Lumber Company, when she lost control and spun around, causing the … CONTINUED


Sparta residence damaged by fire

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Smoke billows from this residence on Walker Street while firefighters move in to find and extinguish the fire, on Oct. 15. Because of a lack of available firefighters, a call for mutual aid went out to all county volunteer fire departments.

A Walker Street residence, in Sparta, was damaged by fire, on Oct. 15, and is currently under investigation to determine the exact cause of the blaze.
Firefighters with Sparta Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, at approximately 7:12 a.m., and found smoke billowing from the doublewide trailer.
According to Capt. Kirk Young with Sparta FD, quick action by firefighters kept the fire contained to one room; … CONTINUED


Wilkerson and Geer wrap up play in the state

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Driving it toward the green. Allison Geer shot an 85 on Wednesday to wrap up the state match with a 165, which put her tied for 23rd.

Watching the ball. A.J. Wilkerson finished tied for 25th at the TSSAA state match. The WCHS sophomore shot a 151 for the 36-hole event.

White County High School was well represented at the Class AAA state golf match this fall.
A.J. Wilkerson and Allison Geer both finished in the top half of the competition.
Wilkerson, making his first appearance in the state as a sophomore in high school, finished with a 76 during Wednesday’s 18 holes. That coupled with his 75 … CONTINUED


Commissioners discuss buying industrial land

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

County officials look over a map that shows 10 acres of prospective industrial land in the north end of White County.

White County commissioners are considering the purchase of 10 additional acres near the Airport Industrial Park that would aid in future development and possibly provide additional jobs.
Members of Steering Committee A discussed the land issue during the Oct. 11, 2010 meeting. Al Klee, commissioner for the 4th district, inquired if the county had a current appraisal on the 10 acres, which is owned by Barbara Anderson, of Sparta. Herd Sullivan, White County executive, said the price of $20,000 per acre was “the least” Anderson would accept.… CONTINUED


Seven Warriorettes receive postseason honors

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

6AAA honors. Seven Warriorettes received postseason honors at the District 6AAA volleyball tournament. They are pictured with Coach Kirsty Young. Front row (l to r): Callie Marcum (first team), Ashley Phillips and Marissa Bouldin (second team). Back row: Lauryn Bouldin (second team), Paige Winningham (All Freshman team), Coach Young, Kelsey Roberts and Amber Hudgens (All Freshman team). Bouldin is the lone senior of the group.

As the District 6AAA volleyball tournament came to a close, awards were handed out with seven Warriorettes receiving recognition.
Leading the honors for WCHS was junior hitter, Callie Marcum, who was named to the All District first team.
Three Warriorettes received second team … CONTINUED


Former Warriorette inducted into CU Hall of Fame

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Honored by Cumberland. Rita Maynard McCarthy, a 1996 graduate of WCHS, was recently inducted into the Cumberland University Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo provided by Cumberland Sports Information)

White County High School has turned out many fine athletes throughout the years, many of which have gone on to make impacts at the collegiate level.
Rita Maynard McCarthy is one of those.
McCarthy, a 1996 graduate of WCHS, played both volleyball and tennis for the Warriorettes. She continued her playing days onto Cumberland University, where she also played both sports and went on to become a coach there. For the impact she made at Cumberland, McCarthy was recently inducted … CONTINUED


Volleyball season comes to an end

Posted on October 14, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making a play. Cendra Tollison moves to make a play during the District 6AAA volleyball tournament. The WCHS season come to a close with a 3-0 loss to Warren County.

The Warriorette volleyball team had their season come to an end Monday night in their opening game of the District 6AAA tournament, but didn’t go down without a valiant effort.
WCHS came in as the number three seed and had to square off against second seeded, Warren County, in the semifinal round with the winners advancing not only to the finals, but also on to the region. The loser of the game had their season come to an … CONTINUED


First day of state golf match in books

Posted on October 14, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Putting on 18. A.J. Wilkerson finishes up the opening day of the state with a putt on hole #18 at Willowbrook. The WCHS sophomore fired a 75 in the opening round.

Lining it up. Allison Geer lines up to chip onto the green during the second half of play on Tuesday at the TSSAA Class AAA state golf match. Geer shot an 80 in the opening round.

The state’s top high school golfers converged on Willowbrook Golf Course in Manchester on a beautiful fall Tuesday to begin play in the Class AAA state match.
Two White County High School golfers were amongst that group and after 18 holes … CONTINUED


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