Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wanda Lee Rose

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

Wanda Lee Rose, 75, of Dayton, Ohio, entered eternal life at 10 a.m., Oct. 27, 2011.
Ms. Rose was born Sept. 5, 1936.
She was a native of White County and a retired employee of Inland Division. She volunteered for years at a local nursing home, helping with services and being a friend to many. She loved her family a “bushel and a peck.” It was easy to see the love of God through her smile, a faithful Christian that lived a life of making this world a better place.
Ms. Rose was preceded in death by her father Gilbert R. Frasier and her sister Doris A. “Ann” … Read More


Milton Samuel Cash

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

Milton Samuel “Sam” Cash, 62, of Sparta, passed from this life Oct. 28, 2011.
Mr. Cash was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Attleboro, Mass., to Milton F. Cash and Lena E. Germaine Cash.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lena E. Cash, and a brother, Gary T. Cash.
Survivors include Nancy Jones, of Sparta; father, Milton F. Cash, of North Attleboro, Mass.; sons, Craig S. Cash and wife Melissa, of Chapel Hill, Dana C. Cash, of Lavernge, Conlon T. Cash, of Sparta; daughter, Kaydra A. Cash, of Sparta; siblings, David F. Cash and family, of North Attleboro, Mass., Richard F. Cash, of Hillsborough, N.J., Pamela M. … Read More


Warriors top Jets on Senior Night

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

The Warrior defense allowed just one touchdown and that came in the fourth quarter of the 34-6 win over Cumberland County in the regular season finale.

On a cold, wet Friday night in late October, the Warrior football team sent their seniors out in high fashion with a 34-6 win over Cumberland County.
The Warriors went on a 34-0 run over the first three quarters and allowed a late score by the Jets for the final of 34-6. The win improved the Warriors to 5-5 on the season, but that may not be enough to get them into the playoffs as 11 teams in Class 5A finished with … Read More


Taste of Home Cooking tonight at White County Ag Complex

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

 The annual Taste of Home Cooking School will be tonight at White County Ag Complex. Doors open at 4 p.m. for reserved seating; 5 p.m. for general admission; and show begins at 7 p.m. Come one, come all for a great night of fund. Several lucky winners will get to take home delicious dishes prepared by culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts. Also, the grand prize is a $2,000 shopping spree, and a runner-up prize – GE free-standing gas range, retail value of $560. The reserved seating grand prize is an LCD TV. Various other giveaways will take place throughout the school. For more information call 836-3284.


Warriorette cross country team is state bound

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

State Bound. The Warriorette cross country team finished third in the region which qualifies them for the state for the first time ever as a team. Members of the squad are (l to r): Ali Justus, Mollie Abell, Lacey Clark, Nikole Pryor, Alex Stover, Hannah McCoy and Morgan Voyles.

Buoyed by three top ten finishes, the Warriorette cross country team earned their first-ever trip to the state meet.
Overcoming the rain and cold conditions, the Warriorettes finished third overall in Region 3AAA capturing the final team spot.
Individually, the Warriorettes placed three in the top 10. Alex Stover finished sixth, followed by Morgan Voyles and Nikole Pryor in … Read More


Tennetek Industries moving to White County

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

An industry that has been in business more than 40 years will relocate to White County within the next eight months. Tennetek Industries, of Goodlettsville, will move into the former location of Southern Wood Products.

Jim McKee (far right) explains his business operation and future plans for the company. L-R: Kenneth Broyles, Kenny Crouch, both industrial board members; White County Executive Herd Sullivan; and McKee.

A business that was begun more than 40 years ago in the Davidson County area will be moving its operation to Sparta within the next eight months.
According to Jim McKee, owner of Tennetek Industries, his foundry business has literally outgrown its existing … Read More


Cross County Regions here Thursday

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

Running for state in Cassville. High school runners from all across Region 3AAA will be converging on the Voyles’ Farm in Cassville Thursday in an attempt to qualify for the TSSAA state cross county meet.

Region 3AAA runners will descend on the Voyles’ Farm in the Cassville community on Thursday with hopes of extending their seasons another week.
At stake will be spots in the state cross-country meet. The top ten individual runners as well as the top three teams in the region race will earn berths in the state meet. Class AAA high schools in District 5 and District 6 will be on hand competing for those … Read More


England selected as new E-911 director

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

White County E-911 Communications Center will be under the administration of a new director effective Nov. 7, 2011.
Greg England, whose resume included an extensive background in management, will take the helm as the sixth E-911 director since the creation of the enhanced emergency communications service that was implemented Jan. 1, 1995. Gene Eller was the first to hold the position, followed by Harry Cole, Lee Swindell, David Teter and Wayne Sherrell.
Earlier this year, Sherrell announced his pending retirement because of health issues. England’s first official day on the job is Nov. 7, 2011. Sherrell said he would remain at the communications center briefly to help with … Read More


Important outings

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

Thursday and Friday are a pair of important days in local high school sports and the kids involved need the support of their fans.
State meet berths and a spot in the playoffs are up for grabs.
It all begins Thursday when all the Region 3AAA teams descend upon Sparta and more specifically, the Voyles’ farm in Cassville for the region race. This is the big one that does one of two things – end the high school season or advances them on to the state. White County has been a familiar face at the state meet for the past six years with individuals qualifying. This year, they … Read More


Catching up with sixth grade hoops’ action

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

Up and in. Hannah Leftwich puts the ball up and in for two of her eight points in the sixth grade Warriorettes’ win over Jackson County.

After a loose ball. Kendall Barker attempts to chase down a loose ball in the sixth grade Warriors’ loss to Jackson County.

White County Middle School’s sixth grade teams have been busy over the past week.
The team wrapped up play in a tournament at Baxter, began played in the Border Wars tournament in Cannon County and then hosted Jackson County Tuesday. The following is a recap of those games.
In their most recent outing, the teams split with Jackson County. The … Read More


Warriors host Jets for Senior Night

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

Senior night versus Cumberland County. The Warriors will be looking to win their final home game of the season, pick up their fourth straight victory and get into the playoffs when they host Cumberland County Friday night. WCHS is coming off a 33-32 win over York in their last outing.

The Warrior football team started the season off with one win in their first six games. Then the bye week happened.
Since that bye week, WCHS has won three straight. Granted two of them were thrillers that were decided on the game’s final play, but nonetheless, the Warriors are undefeated since moving Devon Davidson to quarterback.
WCHS will … Read More


Residents are warned to avoid possible tragedy

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

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Local firefighters are urging residents to protect themselves from the hazards of chimney fires now that colder weather causes fireplaces and wood stoves to be back in use.
According to Chief Tracy Dover with Cassville Volunteer Fire Department, anyone that uses combustible materials as a source of heat, or any other purpose, should have his or her chimney checked by a professional to avoid a potential disaster.
Dover said professional chimney sweeps are the best way to keep safe from the potentially devastating effects of a chimney fire.
Although fireplaces can be beautiful architectural features, the real function of fireplaces and wood stoves or furnaces is to … Read More


$50,000 farmers’ market grant nixed

Posted on October 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

City officials said “no” to a proposed $50,000 grant for a farmers market that would have required several thousand dollars more to construct even the simplest of structures.
Mayor Jeff Young discussed the grant with aldermen during an Oct. 20, 2011, work session. The city had been informed several months ago about the grant by Scott Swoape, U.T. extension agent.
No matching funds were required.
Aldermen Jim Floyd and Robert Verble had previously been appointed by the mayor to search for potential locations. They looked at existing city assets, which were not considered good options.
Young said DeKalb County had built a small-scaled version of what he had … Read More


Only 3 days until‘Taste of Home’

Posted on October 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Grab up that favorite buddy and make plans to attend the annual Taste of Home Cooking School, 7 p.m., Oct. 27, at White County Agriculture Complex, sponsored by The Expositor.
Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist with Taste of Home, will return once again to her adoring fans in White County. Roberts will bring new and simple recipes to the amateur chefs of Sparta. She will inspire and encourage a great kitchen experience.
Tickets are $12 general admission and may be purchased in advance at The Expositor or the night of the school. Reserved seating is sold out. Doors open at 4 p.m. for reserved ticketholders and 5 p.m. for … Read More


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