Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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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


$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


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


Samuel Todd Price

Posted on July 21, 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 preceded in death by his father and a son, James Keith Price.
Survivors include his mother, Janette Garrett Price, of Sparta; sister, Jennifer Winton and husband Greg, of Sparta; brother, Tim Price and wife Becky, of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Rylee and Brady Thompson, of Dickson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral service will be graveside at 11 a.m., July 23, 2011, with burial in Saylors Cemetery. Trevor Trahan will officiate. The … 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


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


Grant available to help fund Local Planning Office

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

Counties that were affected by the restructuring of Tennessee Department Economic and Community Development may now have a means of helping fund at least one of the services that was affected by the cutbacks implemented by the governor.
ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently announced applications for transition funding are being accepted from the 212 communities that were formerly provided with Local Planning Office services from the department. Gov. Bill Haslam has included $1 million in the state’s 2011-2012 budget to be divided n equal amounts among the entities that apply for assistance. Grant applications are due by Sept. 1, 2011.
Local Planning Offices assist in the preparation and … Read More


Babe Ruth team eliminated

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

Sparta’s 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Star team saw their quest for a state title come to a close with their second loss on Sunday.
After falling into the loser’s bracket with a loss to a talented Kingsport team, the Sparta squad was not able to stave off elimination when they ran into another experienced travel team, the Franklin Coyotes. The Coyotes rolled to the 21-5 win over Sparta Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville.
Three Sparta pitchers, Chaz Williams, Daniel Winnett and Ethan Roberts, took the mound, but couldn’t stem the tide. Franklin pounded out 15 hits. Those hits combined with several errors, eight walks and three hit batsmen accounted … 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


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


Gary Lee Lautzenheiser

Posted on July 18, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gary Lee Lautzenheiser, 66, of Sparta, lost his battle with cancer on July 8, 2011.
Mr. Lautzenheiser was born July 26, 1944, in Canton, Ohio, to Ralph E. and Betty McKeen Lautzenheiser.
He graduated from Louisville (Ohio) High School, in 1962, worked on the family dairy farm until 1964, and was then employed at the Ohio Power Company (AEP) Canton, Ohio, for the next 32 years as a lineman. He retired in 2000 and was employed part-time by Constitution Land Surveying of Louisville, Ohio. He resided in Louisville until 2008 and then moved to Sparta.
He enjoyed farming and hunting throughout the United States, plus several trips to … Read More


Jeremy Franklin Webb

Posted on July 18, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeremy Franklin Webb, 27, of DeKalb County, passed away 14t, 2011, at DeKalb Community Hospital, in Smithville.
Mr. Webb was born March 30, 1984, in Crossville, to Roger and Teresa Smith Webb.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Marisha Webb, of Smithville; son, Daylin Webb, of Smithville; daughter, Reo Sears, of Smithville; parents, Roger and Teresa Webb of Sparta; brothr Dean Webb and wife Kelly, of Sparta; grandparents, Frank and Aline Smith, of Sparta; nieces and nephews, Gavin, Shayla, Sophia, Ryliegh; father-in-law – Ken Sears, of Smithville; mother-in-law, Deborah Hall, of Smithville; grandmother-in-law, Mary Hensley; and numerous aunts and uncles also survive.… Read More


Life Care of Sparta offers new high-tech service

Posted on July 18, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ease of use. This patient at Life Care Center of Sparta uses the latest technology in treadmills, the AlterG, which allows for the protection of healing tissue, encourages range of motion, prevents atrophy, and encourages more rapid return of motor control.

Life Care Center of Sparta now has an anti-gravity treadmill available for patients recovering from lower extremity injury or surgery to assist in the recovery process with less joint stress and pain.
“We are truly blessed to work for a company who provides such cutting edge technology,” stated Rehabilitation Director Jayne Guy. “The AlterG’s benefits stretch from our residents, to our staff, and also to our community.”… Read More


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