Monthly Archives: December 2010

THP supports C.O.P.S. ‘Project Blue Light’

Posted on December 3, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will once again partner with C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) this holiday season to encourage Tennesseans to display a blue light in home or office windows in remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers.
A blue light, candle or holiday decoration honors and remembers those law enforcement officers who have given their lives in service to their profession and thanks those who continue to work America’s dangerous streets and highways daily.
“The holidays are especially tough for anyone who has lost a loved one,” said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “This simple gesture is a reminder for the law enforcement officers who are no longer with … Read More


Single-vehicle crash injures one

Posted on December 3, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The driver of this 1996 Volvo reportedly lost control of the vehicle and landed in a creek bed.

A single-vehicle crash, on Nov. 23, sent a White County man to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
According to Deputy Lanny Wheeler with White County Justice Center, George Schneider, 63, was traveling northbound on Hickory Valley Road in a blue 1996 Volvo.
Wheeler stated, for reasons yet to be determined, Schneider lost control, left the roadway and struck a guardrail before coming to a rest just before going over an embankment into a creek bed.
Emergency responders with White County Emergency Medical Services, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Hickory Valley … Read More


Santa’s little helpers

Posted on December 3, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cute as pie. Santa’s little helpers at Cassville Elementary help hang the decorations on the school’s Christmas tree. Seated, L-R: Chloe Sullivan and Lauryn Sullivan; standing, L-R: Jasmine Dockins and Ella Lilley.                 


8th grade sweeps South Middle

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

Rebound battle. Blake Carter (33) and JoJo Matlock (42) battle with a South Middle School player for a rebound during Monday’s eighth grade contest.

Getting a shove. Eighth grade Warriorette, Alex Lewis, gets a bit of a shove from a South Middle School defender under the basket during Monday’s win. Both the WCMS boys and girls were victorious in Central Tennessee Conference action.

The White County Middle School eighth grade teams played host to South Middle School from Franklin County Monday night and came away with a sweep of the night’s contests.
The Warriors bounced back from a disappointing loss to Harris Middle School last week rolling to … Read More


Ninth grade Warriors fall in opener

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

Scrambling after the ball. Skylar Delaney and Jalon Foster battle with a pair of Cookeville players for the basketball during the freshman season opener. The Warriors were narrowly defeated by two points. Both the girls’ and boys’ freshman teams will host Stone Memorial Thursday.

The ninth grade Warriors opened the season with a narrow 52-50 loss to visiting Cookeville on Monday.
The game was supposed to have been a boys and girls doubleheader, but due to Cookeville’s girls’ losing several players at the start of the season, all the freshman players were moved up to varsity. There was still a doubleheader played. Following the freshman boys’ game, the … Read More


Warriors suffer first loss of season

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

To the hoop. Devon Davidson drives down the middle between two Tullahoma defenders for two of his 12 points in the loss to the Wildcats. The Warriors play host to Ooltewah Friday.

Saving the ball. Zach Hampshire tries to save the ball from going out of bounds while a Tullahoma player defends.

The four-game winning streak to start the season by the Warriors came to an abrupt halt Tuesday night at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.
Struggles from the free throw line (45 percent) and beyond the three-point arc (17.6 percent) were a pair of key contributors to the 65-56 loss. The Warriors also fell victim to a Tullahoma team … Read More


Warriorettes hold on to defeat Tullahoma 60-46

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

Give her three! Freshman Warriorette, Loren Foster, knocked down five treys on the way to 18 points in the win over Tullahoma Tuesday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

Drawing contact. Latha Wilson draws contact from a Tullahoma defender during Tuesday’s game.

Despite leading by as many as 20 in the second half of Tuesday’ game against Tullahoma, the Warriorettes had to withstand a late surge by the Lady Wildcats before they finished off the 60-46 win.
Freshman guard, Loren Foster, knocked down five treys in the game and finished with 18 points to lead the Warriorettes to the win.
Tullahoma (1-5) cut the 20 point deficit down to seven … Read More


Voyles and Stover compete in Footlocker Race

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

Regional race. Alex Stover (left) and Morgan Voyles, a pair of WCHS cross country runners, traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina this past weekend to compete in a South Regional race. (Photo submitted)

Two WCHS cross country runners traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina over Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the South Region Footlocker Championships.
Morgan Voyles and Alex Stover ran with the best of the best that the southeast has to offer and both came home with new PR’s to bring the 2010 cross country season to an end. This was the first time either of the two runners had competed in the Footlocker race.
Stover ran first in … Read More


Delma Mae Vance Young

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

Delma Mae Vance Young, 84, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 22, 2010, at Grace Healthcare, in Franklin.
Mrs. Young was born Sept. 16, 1926, in White County, to Lee and Maggie Adair Vance.
She was a retired sewing supervisor at Kellwood, in Sparta, and was a member of East Sparta Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Grover Cleveland Young.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Perrigan and husband Clyde, of Sparta, Sharon Smithson and husband Billy, of Sparta, Karen Waddell and husband of Roy, of Franklin; grandchildren, Stephanie Jordan and husband Jerome, of Franklin, Tracy Dille, of Sparta, Shannon Hazelwood and … Read More


Mary Louise Green

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

Mary Louise Green, 86, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, at Alive Hospice’s Skyline Madison Campus.
Mrs. Green was born May 18, 1924, in Sparta, to Lee and Annie Daniels Harris.
She was a member of Taft Church of Christ.
Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Willene Green; and a son, Shirley Green Jr.
Survivors include three sons, John Green and Charles Green, both of Sparta, Lloyd Green, of Indiana; daughters, Gladys Green, of Sparta; two sisters, Misty McDonald and Birtye Yates, both of Doyle; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Dec. 2, 2010, at … Read More


Virginia Ruth Halfacre

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

Virginina Ruth Halfacre, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Halfacre was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Jackson County, to Felix Dow Alcorn and Jonnie Vada Gibson-Alcorn.
She was a homemaker and member of Heavenly Host Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Halfacre was preceded in death by her husband, Audie Raymond Halfacre; her parents; a daughter, Donna Faye Halfacre; a brother, Marvin Alcorn; and a sister, Alta Alcorn-Halfacre.
Her family includes a son and daughter-in-law, Carey Raymond and Jennifer Halfacre, of Sparta; two daughters, Carol Frank and husband Stuart, of Sparta, Pamela Halfacre Boggs, of Cookeville; four grandsons, Stuart Audie Frank, Jacob Frank, Daniel Boggs, … Read More


Melba Ledbetter Sewell

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

Melba Ledbetter Sewell, 90, of Athens, passed away Nov. 29, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Sewell was born Jan. 3, 1920, in Clay County, to Bennie Chester and James Lurinda Ledbetter.
On Jan. 25, 1937, she eloped with Willie Roy Sewell to whom she was married 53 years before Mr. Sewell preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1990.
Mrs. Sewell was an active member of the Athens Church of Christ where she was affectionately known as “Granny Sewell.” She devoted herself to a card ministry with which she gave love and encouragement to family and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; … Read More


Minnie Frances Shockley

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

Minnie Frances Shockley, 80, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 18, 2010, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Shockley was born April 5, 1930, to Clifford Cowan and Eliza Strawyer Cowan.
Survivors include her grandson, Robert Gist; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mattie Underwood, of Gallatin, Annie Tucker, of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Nov. 21, 2010, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Doyle Cemetery. Lewis Carrick officiated.


Patsy Elizabeth Mann

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

Patsy Elizabeth Mann, 76, passed away Nov. 28, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Mann was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Frederick, Md., to Alva Edison Young and Ida Virginia Keeney Young.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Sparta, for 43 years.
Mrs. Mann was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Glenn (Bucky) Young.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Louis R. Mann, of Sparta; daughters, Jean Blankenship and husband Lee, of Murfreesboro, Brenda Kelsey, of Richmond, Va., Lona Cothran, of Cookeville; one son, Louis R. Mann Jr., of Sparta; brothers, Gene Young and wife Chanz, of Smiths, Ala., Guy … Read More


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