Monthly Archives: July 2011

$51.9 million in federal funds cut from TDOT

Posted on July 25, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Department of Transportation was notified last week that $51.9 million federal funds would be rescinded by the department’s federal allocation of funds.
Federal Highway Administration officials notified TDOT last week about the cut in revenue, which comprises approximately 50 percent of the department’s budget.
This announcement comes only two weeks after Tennessee was ranked as one of “America’s Stop States for Transportation and Infrastructure.”
How will this drastic cut in revenue affect highway construction in Tennessee. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer stated the reduction “significantly impacts” resources available to his department.
According to FHA, the rescission of funds is a separate issue from the debt limit discussions underway … Read More


Protecting athletes from excessive heat

Posted on July 25, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Preparing for the rising heat index
Athletes should be ready for the hottest time of year
The dog days of summer are upon us and for high school athletes, it’s important they be prepared to deal with them.
The end of July through the early part of September is considered by most to be dog days. Temperatures and humidity will rise making for some almost unbearable heat indexes. Although by TSSAA standards, the first athletes to swing into action for each school year are said to be involved in fall sports, fall temperatures are far from with what they are dealing.
Golfers are hitting the links, football players … Read More


Inn at Fall Creek Falls honored for commitment to the environment

Posted on July 25, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced today that the Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park has been certified as a “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facility by the Tennessee Hospitality Association. The hotel is one of only 32 certified facilities in the state.
To achieve Tennessee Green Hospitality certification, a hotel must demonstrate a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas including an optional linen service; recycling and reducing waste; water conservation; energy conservation; offering a “green events” package; and a written plan for continued environmental improvement. The Inn at Fall Creek Falls has received certification based … Read More


Samuel Todd Price

Posted on July 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Samuel Todd Price, 50 of Sparta passed away  July 20, 2011 at his home.
Mr. Price was born July 26, 1960, in White County, to Donald Keith Price and Janette Garrett Price.
He was an avid sports fan being a fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and baseball’s Atlanta Braves.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son, James Keith Price.
Survivors include his two daughters, Brandi Thompson and husband Nathanael, of Dickson, and Shawna Price, of Sparta; his mother, Janette Garrett Price, of Sparta; sister, Jennifer Winton and husband Greg, of Sparta; brother, Tim Price and wife Becky, of McMinnville; … Read More


Charles Delbert Johnson

Posted on July 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Delbert Johnson, 71, of Sparta, passed away July 20, 2011, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Protestant faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Roscoe and Linnie Frances Lafever Johnson; two sisters, Juanita Johnson, Donna Johnson; and two brothers, Jessie Paul Johnson and Johnny E. Johnson.
Survivors include one son, Timothy Joseph Johnson, of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Susan Wilson and husband Mark, of Smithville; granddaughter, Amanda Wilson, of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Rose Daniels and husband George, of Sparta, Wanda Wright and husband Ben, of Michigan; … Read More


DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN SHOOTING

Posted on July 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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This material may not be broadcast, published, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.

According to Kristin Helm, public information for Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, agents have responded to the scene of an officer-involved shooting at 351 Howard Spakes Street, in Doyle, involving one subject who was shot and three deputies from White County Sheriff Department. According to Helm, none of the officers was injured.
The deputies reportedly went to the address to serve a ‘failure to appear’ warrant when … Read More


Another Jolly joins the hoops coaching ranks

Posted on July 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Assistant coach at Tusculum College. Ross Jolly, who just graduated from UT-Chattanooga in the spring, was recently hired as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Tusculum College.

Some family names are just synonymous with certain things.
The Jacksons have kind of made a name on the musical front. The Mannings, of course, have that knack for becoming successful quarterbacks. Over the course of the past several decades in White County, the Jolly name has become synonymous with basketball and more particular of late, in coaching basketball.
The youngest of the three Jolly siblings, Ross Jolly, was just recently named the assistant women’s basketball coach at Tusculum College. His … Read More


Pilot lands on Memorial Hwy

Posted on July 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Close call. An unidentified pilot seemingly “took it all in stride” after an emergency landing on Memorial Highway, in White County. Sgt. Chadra Daniels, of White County Sheriff Department, is assisting the pilot with securing additional fuel. According to the pilot, he had left Memphis with 2-1/2 hours of fuel and had only flown about 2 hours before his gauge began indicating the tank was empty. He searched for a safe place to land, which he achieved. His apparent expertise allowed him to scope out a highway with the least amount of traffic. He successfully landed his plane and pulled into the median crossover, therefore avoiding any hindrance … Read More


Floyd hired as Warrior baseball coach

Posted on July 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior baseball skipper. Shaun Floyd, a 1996 graduate of White County High School, will be moving up from coaching the middle school baseball team and take over the program at his alma mater.

Lifelong Sparta resident, Shaun Floyd, was named the newest coach of the Warrior baseball team Monday.
Floyd takes over for Brian Everett, who stepped down at the end of the 2011 spring season after serving as head coach of the Warriors for four years.
Floyd is no stranger to Warrior baseball. A 1996 graduate of WCHS, Floyd was a three-year member of the Warrior baseball team. Upon his graduation from college, Floyd joined Coach Steve … Read More


$43.8 million county budget approved by commissioners

Posted on July 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Property owners can breathe a sigh of relief since the official county budget was passed during a June 18 meeting with no additional financial burden placed on the taxpayers.
County commissioners unanimously approved the $43.8 million budget without any discussions or debates. The property tax rate will remain the same as last year’s, which is $1.85 on each $100 of assessed property. The breakdown of the $1.85 is as follows: 99 cents goes to the General Fund; 78 cents for General Purpose Fund; and 8 cents for General Debt Service.
Some of the highlights of the budget include:
Appropriations for non-profit charitable organization:
•$130,000: Fire departments
•$9,000: Sparta-White … Read More


Critical blood shortage issued by Red Cross

Posted on July 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White Countians will be given the opportunity to help alleviate the critical blood shortage that is affecting the Tennessee Valley Region of American Red Cross.
According to the Red Cross, donors of all blood types are needed.
The summertime shortage is attributed to many of the donors busy traveling or school being out of session. The blood levels are reported to be the lowest in the same time frame for the past 12 years.
The “universal” blood donors are needed. Those are individuals who have ‘O negative’ blood type, which can be used to treat any patient.
Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region provides blood to 57 … Read More


Marty Dean Lamb

Posted on July 21, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Marty Dean Lamb, 39, of Sparta, passed away July 19, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Lamb was born Nov. 9, 1971, in Cookeville, to Robert Dean Lamb and Deborah Clouse Lamb.
He was an avid fan of sports of all kinds, especially University of Tennessee, as well as any and all White County sports. He had a special love for Fantasy Football.
Survivors include his daughter, Haily Lamb, of Sparta; son, Mitchell Lamb, of Sparta; mother of his children and wife of 15 years, Janet Lamb, of Sparta; parents, Robert and Debbie Lamb, of Sparta; sister, Becky Sims and husband Brandon, of Sparta; niece, Alayna Sims, of Sparta; … Read More


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