Monthly Archives: April 2011

Holloway killed in two-vehicle crash

Posted on April 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Originally published April 28, 2011
Kelton Gabriel Holloway, 20, of Sparta, was killed after a two-vehicle crash on Turntable Road, near White County Middle School, at approximately 9:15 p.m., on April 25. [Video by Greg England]


Softball sweeps Cookeville

Posted on April 29, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hannah Roberts is greeted at home plate by her teammates after her second inning solo home rum at Cookeville.

The Warriorette softball team completed the regular season district sweep of their archrivals Thursday with a 3-2 win at Cookeville.
WCHS built an early 3-0 lead and then held off the Lady Cavaliers for the 3-2 win. The Warriorettes host Warren County Tuesday in the final regular district game with second place on the line.
The Warrior baseball team lost their shot at third place in the regular season with a 6-5 loss to Warren County. The Warriors built a 4-0 lead, but couldn’t hold on as the Pioneers … Read More


Samuel Titus (Sammy) Sullivan

Posted on April 29, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Samuel Titus (Sammy) Sullivan, 65, of Spencer, passed away April 28, 2011, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Sullivan was born Feb. 1, 1946, in Van Buren County, to Henry and Oma Williams Sullivan.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., May 1, 2011, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Molloy Cemetery. The family will receive friends 8 a.m.-2 p.m., May 1, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Frances Miller

Posted on April 29, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Frances Miller, 80, of Sparta, passed away April 27, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Ms. Miller was born May 1, 1930, in Van Buren County, to Sam and Rosetta Brock Miller.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., April 29, 2011, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Davis Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m., April 29.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dollie Sparks Law

Posted on April 29, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dollie Sparks Law, 47, of Sparta, passed away April 27, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Law was born Jan. 18, 1964, in White County, to John D. and Vernell Miller Sparks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Charlene Margeson; and brothers, John Lee Sparks and Charles Thomas Sparks.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Jimmy Law, of Sparta; daughters, Karen Sparks, of Liberty, Jessica Law Cantrell and husband Tony Cantrell II, of Wickliffe, Ky.; sister, Shirley Usrey, of Sparta; grandchildren, Deidra Sparks, Preston Cummings, Savara Cantrell; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., April 30, 2011, at Thurman Funeral Home, … Read More


Holloway killed in two-vehicle crash

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kelton G. Holloway, 20, of Crossville, was killed after a two-vehicle crash on Turntable Road, near White County Middle School, at approximately 9:15 p.m., on April 25. [Video by Greg England]


Softball falls in extra innings

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Throwing to first. Warriorette pitcher, Kristen Abell, throws to first baseman, Olivia Link, for an out in a recent WCHS softball game. Link was one of six seniors honored prior to the game.

The Warriorette softball team honored their seniors prior to Monday’s non-district contest with Livingston and then proceeded to battle it out in an extra inning game.
Livingston’s two runs in the top of the eighth proved to be enough for the win as the Lady Wildcats defeated the Warriorettes 6-4.
WCHS had to overcome a 3-0 deficit to even make the extra innings possible.
Livingston scored one run in each of the third, fourth and … Read More


Commissioners reject planning commission recommendations

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Four names submitted by the county executive to serve on White County Planning Commission were rejected by a majority vote during a recent meeting.
Nine commissioners cast a “no” vote when presented with the names of Ralph Griffith, Gary McBride, Jeff Wilson and Clifford Templeton. The terms for each of these individuals would expire in April 2015.
However, the resolution failed for lack of a majority vote. The casting “no” votes included Bruce Null, B.K. Luna, Diana Haston, Hank Clark, Paul Bailey, Jerry Austin, Andy Alley, Terry Alley and Marion Bumbalough. Those voting “yes” were Joe B. England, Matt McBride, Al Klee and Wallace Austin. Denny Wayne Robinson … Read More


11.6 percent unemployment rate reported

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White Countians may once again have a spark of hope with the recent release of the county-by-county unemployment figures.
According to Tennessee Department of Labor, White County has an 11.6 percent jobless rate for March 2011, down from 12.2 percent in February.
When taking a broader look at the past two years, the unemployment rate for March 2011 is the fourth lowest.
The year began with a jobless rate of 14.1 percent, in January, but decreased almost two percentage points in February. As March’s numbers were calculated, the figure of 11.6 percent provided a hopeful outlook for the upcoming summer months.
Unemployment rates for March 2011 in the … Read More


Women Today

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Women Today


Some 6AAA seeding still up in the air

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

From last to second. Jonathan Griffin and the Warrior tennis team may have garnered the number two spot for the coming District 6AAA tournament. If so, they will have improved from last to second over a year’s span. All spring sports teams are headed toward post season play with approximately a week of regular season action remaining.

As the close of the regular season for spring sports draws near, some spots from the coming District 6AAA tournaments have been decided while others are still up in the air.
The rain on Tuesday postponed a couple of key district contests and delayed the process of figuring out the seedings.… Read More


Two men arrested after stabbing

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Daniel Christophe Burgess (left), 22, of Sparta; Carol Clifford Craig, 60, of Doyle

Two men were arrested, on April 24, after they were reportedly involved in an altercation that left one of them with a knife wound in the lower abdomen.
At approximately 9 p.m., on April 23, White County Sheriff Deputy William Whitson was dispatched to a residence on Waymon Mason Road, about a stabbing, according to a report by Whitson.
When he arrived, he reportedly found Daniel Christophe Burgess, 22, of Sparta, lying on the porch of a nearby residence, being treated by an off-duty paramedic.
The report states Burgess told Whitson that Carol Clifford Craig, … Read More


Warriors walk off with district win again

Posted on April 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Another home run winning celebration. Logan Hicks is triumphantly greeted at home plate by his teammates when his home run ended an extra inning district contest. His two-out ninth inning home run gave the Warriors an 8-7 win over Warren County on Monday. The Warriors are scheduled to travel to McMinnville tonight (Thursday) for the final game of the series.

For the second time in as many district games, the Warrior baseball team got a walk-off home run from one of their seniors for the win.
Last Monday, it was Kieran Mayberry doing the honors for the win over Cumberland County.
If possible, this time it was even … Read More


Holloway killed in two-vehicle crash

Posted on April 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Severe damage. Both ends of this Lincoln Town Car were demolished after it was struck from the rear by a pickup truck, sending it farther east on Turntable Road until it struck a utility pole head-on. The driver suffered serious injuries in the incident.

Fatal crash. This Nissan pickup truck, being driven by Kelton Holloway, of Sparta, lies on its side after it collided with another vehicle on Turntable Road, on April 25. Holloway was killed in the crash.

Kelton G. Holloway, 20, of Crossville, was killed after a two-vehicle crash on Turntable Road, near White County Middle School, at approximately 9:15 p.m., on April 25.
According to … Read More


Enzie Marie Elliot

Posted on April 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Enzie Marie Elliot, 88, of Quebeck, passed away April 24, 2011, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Ms. Elliot was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Huntsville, Ala., to Cecil and Daisy Kirby Elliot.
She was a retired factory worker.
Survivors include two nieces, Kathy Seibers, of Quebeck, Marilyn Swindell, of McMinnville; nephew, Ricky Dodson, of Lebanon; and great-nephew, Brian Seibers, of Quebeck.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m., April 30, 2011, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Ricky Dodson will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kelton Gabriel Holloway

Posted on April 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kelton Gabriel Holloway, 20, of Sparta, passed away April 25, 2011, at the White County Community Hospital.
Kelton Gabriel was born Nov. 21, 1990, in Cookeville, to James Earl Holloway and Lynn Sims Holloway, of Sparta.
He was a 2009 graduate of White County High and graduated McMinnville Tech Center as a machinist, on April 21, 2011.
Kelton Gabriel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe B. Sims, and Bethel and Syble Holloway.
Survivors include his parents, James Earl and Lynn Sims Holloway, of Sparta; brother, Garrison Holloway, of Sparta; grandmother, Virginia Sims, of Sparta; and aunts and uncles, Carl Sims and wife Patsy, Dwain Sims, Teddy … Read More


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