Monthly Archives: September 2011


Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta authorities are looking for two men, who reportedly took two English Pointer bird dogs after the dogs got out of their pen and ended up on Bockman Way, at 3D Financial.
The men were reportedly driving a gray and silver 2000 to 2003 Chevrolet dually pickup with a diamond plate toolbox in the bed.
One of the men was reported to be in his 50’s and approximately 6 feet 1 inches tall.
They were last seen heading eastbound on Bockman Way.
The 7-months-old dogs are white in color with liver markings.
If found, call Sparta Police at (931) 836-3734.

Doyle Board gives nod to several projects

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

At the Sept. 6 meeting, the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved several bids for weather-related repairs and a community project, as well as additional funds for Doyle Volunteer Fire Department to conduct a fire prevention awareness program at Doyle Elementary School.
The Board approved a $500 bid from Young Construction to make repairs to Doyle city hall, which had developed multiple new leaks during recent heavy rains.
Recurring leaks have plagued the building for several years and have been patched repeatedly.
Members considered building an a-frame roof structure over the flat roof of the current building. But that idea was deemed too costly for the city … CONTINUED

Teen injured in fair racing event

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A 15-year-old male was critically injured, on Sept. 8, while participating in the 450cc open class four-wheeler race at the White County Agricultural Fair.
According to Fair Board President Mike Wilson, the accident occurred when the juvenile’s four-wheeler became involved with another rider, causing the juvenile to be thrown from his four-wheeler.
Personnel with White County Emergency Medical Services were stationed close by and quickly arrived to help the injured racer.
The juvenile was reportedly transported to White County Community Hospital, where he was transported by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
As of press time, the juvenile was listed in critical condition at VUMC.
The extent … CONTINUED


Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Law enforcement officials are asking all White County and Sparta residents to watch for a possible kidnapper.
According to Detective Chris Isom with White County Sheriff Department, multiple incidents have been reported of a person in a white vehicle trying to get children in the vehicle.
If anyone sees anything they consider suspicious activity or has any information about a possible abduction, please call Detective Ruben Hormilla at (931) 836-2700.

Mule teams enjoy Co-op hospitality

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Farmer’s Co-op Manager Shane Ward shakes hands with Wendell Oakes after Oakes and his partners spent the night in the Co-op’s hay barn and as they head out to continue their trip to Franklin, Ky. in an old fashioned wagon train.

A group of men in beautifully restored authentic wagons spent the night of Sept. 8 at the White County Farmer’s Co-op as they made their way on a 200-mile trip to Franklin, Ky. – the way it was done many years ago.
The six teams, using mules to pull the load, began their trip on the morning of Sept. 7 from the Fall Creek Falls … CONTINUED

Preparedness is key to surviving during a disaster

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County, Tennessee and national officials are urging residents to become more involved in preparing for any manmade or natural disaster that could potentially disrupt critical operations of emergency and governmental entities.
September is National Preparedness Month, with the theme of ‘A time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.’
According to officials with Tennessee Emergency Managemnt Agency, “ready” is the key word to preparedness.
TEMA officials stress that preparedness goes beyond fire alarms, smoke detectors, dead-bolt locks and extra food in the pantry.
Being ready includes: getting an emergency supply kit; making a family emergency plan; being informed about emergencies and their appropriate responses; and getting involved in … CONTINUED

TennCare enrollment available for new applicants Sept. 12

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A limited number of qualified low income individuals or those with high, unpaid medical bills who are aged, blind, disabled or the caretaker relative of a Medicaid eligible child, may be eligible for coverage under the ‘TennCare Standard Spend Down’ program.
‘Standard Spend Down’ is available through a waiver to the Medicaid program for a limited number of low income people who need the required guidelines. Eligible individuals must have enough unpaid medical bills to meet the “spend down” threshold to qualify for coverage.
A special call-in phone line, which is available through Tennessee Department of Human Services, has been set up for interested applicants. The only way … CONTINUED

Spirits high for upcoming U.C. Air Show

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The preparations are almost complete for the 2011 Air Show at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, on Sept. 17. Gates open at 9 a.m. for visitors to get an up-close view of some unique aircraft, as well as other fun activities for the whole family.
The opening ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a parachute jump with the United States National Anthem.
A special appearance will come from the Red Thunder Aerobatic Team, which included longtime member, Cookeville businessman and aviator, William (Bill) E. Walker, who was lost his life during an air show in Florida earlier this year.
Walker was a driving force for the air … CONTINUED

Langley named 2011 Fairest of the Fair

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pageantry. The 2011 Fairest of the Fair was selected during the official opening night of the agricultural event, on Sept. 5. Winner: Veronica Langley; 1st runner-up: Isabella Copeland; 2nd runner-up: Chelsea Baca; 3rd runner-up: Chenae Bradley; 4th runner-up: Tiara Huddleston; Miss Congeniality: Brianna Stoglin. See additional photos HERE.

Warriors drop second straight game

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior junior defensive back, Michael Sain, dives and bats down a pass intended for a DeKalb County receiver.

All things being equal, sometimes it’s the special things that make a difference.
In the high school football game between the Warriors of White County High School and the Tigers of DeKalb County, it was the Tiger special teams that made the difference.
The Warriors had more offensive yards, more first downs and the teams had an equal number of turnovers. As it turned out, the DeKalb County special teams made the difference in their 20-10 homecoming win over the visiting Warriors.
Even though there were only two turnovers by … CONTINUED

Girls’ golf takes sixth in tourney

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Soccer and golf were two things last week that were impacted by the weather.
The Warrior golf team had their tournament last Tuesday cancelled, but the Warriorettes did get to play in the Lady Raider Invitational at Willowbrook on Wednesday.
WCHS finished sixth out of 14 teams that competed. Allison Geer led the Warriorettes with an 81 followed by Shelby Johnson with an 88. Gabriella Farley also played and shot a 116.
No further results were available from the tournament.
The Warriorette soccer team was back in action Thursday at Sequatchie County after having their game at Cookeville rained out on Tuesday.
The Warriorettes suffered a 3-1 setback … CONTINUED

Cross country runs in Alabama

Posted on September 12, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Freshman runner. Nikole Pryor, a freshman on the WCHS cross country team, set a new personal record with her time at the Chickasaw Invitational in Alabama. She was one of six runners to set new personal marks in the race. WCHS will host a race this weekend.

Nine members of the WCHS cross country team headed off to Alabama this weekend to compete in the Chickasaw Invitational.
Six of the nine runners that competed set new personal records (PR’s) in the very crowded field of runners.
Leading the way again for the girls was Morgan Voyles. She just missed her PR by six seconds, but was the top … CONTINUED

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