Monthly Archives: August 2012

Terry Junior Walker

Posted on August 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Junior Walker, 55, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 28, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Walker was born Aug. 25, 1957, in Indiana, to Deanna Palmore and the late Terry Walker. He was an employee of Rhythm North America.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Michael and Andrea Woodruff, of Sparta; granddaughter, Marleigh Woodruff; grandson, Liam Woodruff; mother, Deanna Palmore; sister, Lori Haley; and brother, Brian Walker.
Memorial service will be 5 p.m., Aug. 30, 2012, at Sparta First Church of the Nazarene, with Randy Marshall officiating. The family will receive friends after 3 p.m., Aug. 30, 2012, at the church.
Hunter Funeral

WCHS golfers rack up more wins to start the week

Posted on August 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A pair of good rounds. Tommy Sparkman turned in a couple of good rounds recently for the Warrior golf team. On Monday, he shot a 36 to help the Warriors to a win over Coffee County. WCHS hosts Oakland Thursday.

The WCHS golf team continued to pick up momentum in their season as they added more district wins.
Playing on back-to-back days at the Sparta Country Club, both the Warriors and Warriorettes defeated Coffee County Monday and then on Tuesday, WCHS played host to Cookeville for a varsity girls’ match and a junior varsity boys’ contest. The Warriorette made it three wins in a row while the junior … CONTINUED

Hormilla leaves sheriff department

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Detective Ruben Hormilla has accepted a position in Florida after five years with White County Sheriff Department

Detective Ruben Hormilla, who specialized in child abuse cases during his tenure with White County Sheriff Department, has moved to another position in another state after nearly five years of service to the community.
According to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Hormilla was offered a job at a security firm in Miami, Fla., that offered insurance and other benefits.
“He was a good officer,” Shoupe said. “But pay and benefits are the reason that good officers are leaving.”
Hormilla was the detective in charge of investigating many high profile cases in the county, … CONTINUED

Kidnapping and assault charges lodged against an upset grandfather

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Odis Oakley

A dispute between a Fancher’s Mill Road man and his son’s girlfriend and her mother has led to the arrest of James Odis Oakley for two counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated assault.
According to Deputy Shannon Jenkins, of White County Sheriff Department, Oakley’s son, who lived in a home next door to his father, and his girlfriend had recently returned home from the hospital after the girlfriend had just given birth to the couple’s child.
Reportedly, the son’s girlfriend was planning to leave the home to attend a baby shower with her newborn child. According to Jenkins, the child was only one … CONTINUED

Vice mayor named

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Newly sworn-in aldermen pose with their family members who helped them celebrate their accomplishments. (Left) Dr. Chad Griffin and his wife Kim, along with their four children; (middle) Judy Parker Payne and husband Jim (standing behind her); Vice Mayor Robert Verble; and Lynn Omohundro, City of Sparta attorney.

Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen continued business as usual at its recent meeting after the city attorney administered the oath of office to one newcomer and two who are returning for another term.
As previously reported, Dr. Chad Griffin was sworn in for his first political office, along with returning aldermen Judy Parker Payne and Robert Verble. Verble, who … CONTINUED

Hoarding of infected cats discovered

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Garbage is strewn throughout the living quarters for an individual where animal hoarding was taking place. White County Animal Shelter employees responded to the scene to rescue at least 40 cats that were diseased and dying.

White County Animal Shelter representatives have discovered yet another case of animal hoarding, this time at a residence in the eastern portion of the county, where they believe at least 40 cats, all with respiratory infections and ulcerated eyes, were living in a home that, in many places, was reportedly piled chest-high with garbage and waste.
According to Ronni Connelly, of White County Animal Shelter, a young man lives in the residence … CONTINUED

Family of Waymon Cole donates sawmill to White County Heritage Museum

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gary Cole passes on his father’s legacy to a new generation as Waymon Cole’s great-granddaughter, Lisa Cooper, and great-great-granddaughter, Ava, check out the sawmill.

Waymon Cole’s son, Gary Cole, and close family friend Terry Whitson discuss the operation of the sawmill.

Evelyn Cole, daughter of Waymon Cole, learns a little more about the history of her father’s mill from Bill Hurteau, of White County Heritage Museum

The Waymon Cole family poses with the engine of the sawmill.

As most knew him, Cole would travel to surrounding states to find dogwood trees to mill for the production of flying shuttle blocks, which were integral components of the professional weaving


Soccer nets district win

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Goal! Annalee Cunningham’s goal just as the first half expired put the Warriorettes up 1-0 on Cumberland County. WCHS went on to the 3-0 District 6AAA win over the Lady Jets.

Getting the first win of the season is always a momentum boost for a team.
Getting that win in a district game is an even bigger boost. That’s what the Warriorette soccer team achieved Thursday in their District 6AAA opener against Cumberland County.
The White County High School girls’ soccer team played host to the Lady Jets in their league opener, but it was the second district game for Cumberland County. The Warriorettes evened their overall record … CONTINUED

Drive Top Food Truck Recipes Into Your Kitchen

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kale Salad with Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cheddar-Parmesan Poutine with Gravy

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

No other trend has parked itself at the forefront of the culinary world quite like food trucks, but these aren’t the stale doughnut and questionable hotdog stands of yore. From coast to coast, a new generation of chefs has been putting unique cuisines on four wheels. But if you’re not in an urban setting, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on these delectable dishes.
To celebrate the phenomenon, CanolaInfo partnered with four food truck chefs/owners representing different U.S. regions to create the Street Eats Recipe Collection, allowing home cooks everywhere … CONTINUED

Peggy Faye Gentry Key

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Peggy Faye Gentry Key, 54, of Cookeville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Aug. 25, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Key was born July 22, 1958, in Sparta, to Carl Douglas and Clara Williams Gentry.
She married Kenneth Wayne Key, on Oct. 29, 1977. She was a member East Sparta Church of God. She had worked at Krystal more than five years. She will be missed by everyone that she came into contact with.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth W. Key; daughter, Kenetha Renee Hastings and husband Ken; two brothers, Steve Gentry and wife Elise, Dewayne Gentry and wife Lois; sister, Karen Oliver and husband Richard; brother-in-law, … CONTINUED

WCHS sweeps 3-way golf match at Willowbrook

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Under par. Cameron Bruce (above) and A.J. Wilkerson both shot under par to help the Warriors to a win in a three-way match at Willowbrook. Wilkerson shot 32 and Bruce carded a 35.

It was a great day for the White County High School golfers in a three-way match against District 6AAA teams Thursday at Willowbrook in Manchester.
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes came out victorious on the afternoon in the 9-hole match. WCHS defeated both Coffee County and Warren County.
The Warriors finished the day with a 152 bolstered by a stellar 4-under 32 from A.J. Wilkerson, who has been on a tear of late. Cameron Bruce, … CONTINUED

Highlights from Seymour game

Posted on August 27, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Highlights from the WCHS football game at Seymour on August 24th. 

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