Monthly Archives: August 2012

Anita Kay Mayfield

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

Anita Kay Mayfield, 51, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 26, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Missed opportunities drop Warriors to 0-2

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

Making the stop. Seth Davis (15) and several of his teammates bring down a Seymour runner near the goal line of Friday’s 38-14 loss to the Eagles. Davis, in his first varsity start, led the team with 15 tackles.

Missed opportunities on both offense and defense were the downfall of the White County High School football team on Friday as they fell to 0-2 with the 38-14 loss at Seymour.
The Warriors had several opportunities in the first half offensively to take a lead into halftime. Add those missed opportunities on the offensive side to some near game changing plays on defense and … 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


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. 

Warriors fall to 0-2 with 38-14 defeat at Seymour

Posted on August 25, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kayne Tollison dives forward for extra yards as River Boruff blocks a defender.

The White County High School football team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 38-14 loss at Seymour.
The two teams were locked in a 7-all tie at the half after a touchdown run by Devon Davidson accounting for the Warrior points in the first two quarters of action.
Each team scored on their initial drives of the second half keeping the score tied at 14.  However, the Eagles of Seymour outscored the Warriors 24-0 over the final quarter and a half to take the win.
See Monday’s paper for complete details of the … CONTINUED

Freestyle Kayaking event at Rock Island, Aug. 24-26

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The World Cup event at Rock Island will give Eric Jackson, owner of Jackson Kayak, another opportunity to show off his expertise. Jackson, as well as other competitors from around the world, will participate in the event Aug. 24-26.

For the second time in six years, Rock Island will be the location for the World Cup event for Freestyle Kayaking.
“It may well be the last time for another 15-plus years before we see it again,” said Eric Jackson, owner of Jackson Kayak, in White County.
According to Jackson, the event changes countries/continents around the world every two years.
“We are very lucky to host this event a … CONTINUED

WCMS football improves to 2-0

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Middle School football team improved to 2-0 on the young season when they traveled to Franklin County on Tuesday and defeated South 24-0.
The defense came up with stop after stop in the game with some big tackles and also forced a few turnovers to record the shutout.
The offense added three scores to push the team to their second win of the season and the first in Central Tennessee Conference action.
The Jr. Warriors set the tone with a defensive stop on the first Trojan series of the game, but the Warrior offense went three and out. The Trojans fumbled the punt return and … CONTINUED

Warrior football looks to bounce back at Seymour Friday

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Looking to regroup. The Warriors, shown above huddling around Coach Matthan Houser, will look to bounce back from Friday’s opening night loss to Smith County against the Seymour Eagles this Friday night. Kick off for the game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. central time.

The White County High School football team will be looking to put last Friday’s opening night loss behind them and get into the win column against the Seymour Eagles in their second game of the season.
Despite the 34-0 loss, the Warrior football team and coaching staff is still very upbeat and have not let that change any of their goals or expectations. They … CONTINUED

Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Ride scheduled for September 22

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Aaron Shafer’s unmistakable smile is only one of the many things that endeared him to those who knew him. He passed away in February 2010 in an auto crash, but not before leaving a lasting impression on the community he loved.

The Third Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Birthday Ride is set for Sat., Sept. 22 and has a day packed full of fun events for the entire family.
Bike rides range from 7.4 miles to 100 miles. The family ride is 7.4 miles, and adult rides are 20, 40, 60 and 100 miles. These rides are all $20.
For children ages three to eight, there is a Bike … CONTINUED

Aaron Lenox Herd

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Aaron L. Herd, 75, passed away peacefully on Aug. 17, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Herd was born June 4, 1937 to Baxter and Millie Palmer Herd.
He served in the U.S. Navy for many years. He retired from Bush Construction after 45 years of employment.
Mr. Herd was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is known for his easy-going and kind spirit. He loved to be outside and working in the garden.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Herd, Elene Bryant; one brother, Roy Herd; and his mother-in-law, Betty Gilliam.
Survivors include … CONTINUED

Disaster averted with quick action

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A fire was reported in LTD Parts, located at 5538 Smithville Hwy, on Aug. 22. According to Cassville Fire Chief Tracy Dover, the dust collection system, which removes the aluminum dust from the air, had caught on fire and filled the building with smoke. The department, with assistance from Sparta Fire Department, North End Fire Department, Central View Fire Department and Mt. Gilead Fire Department, soaked the machine and extinguished the fire. Chief Dover says that no one was hurt in the incident.

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