Monthly Archives: September 2012

Million Dollar Mile yard sale set for Oct. 13

Posted on September 5, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The 2nd Annual Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale will be Oct. 13, 2012, along Highway 70, through Sparta. Join the fun, and shop ‘til you drop. Eat at great hometown restaurants. The event is sponsored by Finder’s Keepers, Brady Printing, Antiques on Bockman Way, Betty’s Junktique and Hair, Pluto’s Hot Dogs, Brenda Cardwell, Fragrant Mushroom, Wendell and Tanya Rust, The Berry Basket and Miss Marenda’s Tea Room. Set up is free. For information to set up call (931) 808-2026 or (931) 837-3463.


Teresa Broom Selby

Posted on September 5, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teresa Broom Selby, 53, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 4, 2012, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Team showing off style and creativity

Posted on September 4, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tallen Gooch and Chris Morton prepare to begin the cook-off, armed with their utensils.

Tallen Gooch took home second place in the beef category and Chris Morton came in sixth place in the pork category out of 115 students who competed in the Outdoor Meat Cookery.

These rib eye steaks earned Tallen Gooch 2nd place honors.

There’s nothing like the smell of your favorite meat cooking on the grill!
We are proud to announce that our 4-H Outdoor Meat Cookery Team did not go home empty handed from the 4-H Regional Outdoor Meat Cookery Competition that took place on Aug. 23, 2012, at the James E. Ward Agricultural … Read More


Deborah Ann Smith Hicks

Posted on September 4, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Deborah Ann Smith Hicks, 58, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 3, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Ms. Hicks was born Aug. 15, 1954, in Frankfort, Ind.
She was a former store manager for Alcorn’s Market and a member of North Sparta Church of God. She was a breast cancer and also brain cancer survivor.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Leon Smith; mother, Mary Gill Gleason; and sisters, Theresa Smith and Marilyn Melton.
Survivors include her daughters, Stacy Scott and husband Danny, Amanda Bulakowski and husband Jeffrey, Echo Hicks, Tonja King, all of Sparta; grandchildren, Brittany Melton, Chase Scott, Hannah Howard, Tyler Seals, Eric … Read More


Identity Theft Division opened by state

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

With the growing number of identity theft victims in Tennessee and across the nation, the Tennessee Department of Safety has created a new Identity Crimes Unit, with specially trained officers from The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver Services Division to fight identity theft and related crimes in Tennessee.
The new unit is also receiving support from federal agencies, such as the Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the Department of Safety, Governor Bill Haslam requested a top-to-bottom review of the department and found that one of the primary needs of Tennessee citizens … Read More


Laws change for payday loans

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee has made changes to its Deferred Presentment Services Act, which governs the operation of payday lenders, which consumers who use these services should be aware of.
The new amendments expand the definition of “check” to include any authorization for electronic payments. Another major change states that no person shall engage in payday loan services in Tennessee through any means without obtaining a license with the state. Furthermore, a person is considered engaging in deferred presentment services if they induce a consumer within the state of Tennessee to enter into a deferred presentment services transaction.
Some other stipulations of the law include:
•The maximum fee that can be … Read More


Willease Deering Carter

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Willease Deering Carter, 78, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 2, 2012.
Mrs. Carter was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Sparta, to Lee Deering and Clarsie Mae Cash Deering.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Clarsie Cash Deering, and her husband of 52 years, Orby Carter.
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Cravens and husband Donnie, Glenda Phillips and husband Rodger; sons, Troy Carter and wife Jan, Keith Carter, Sammie Carter, Donnie Carter and wife Kathi; brother, Bud Deering; grandchildren, Dana Carter Bray, Greg Cravens, Crystal Carter Nall, Rachel Carter Floyd, Lizann Carter Allen, Matthew Phillips; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Makenna Cravens, Daniel and Kaleigh Bray, Abigail … Read More


Ellen Marie Young

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ellen Marie Young, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 1, 2012,at her residence.
Mrs. Young was born June 6, 1930, in White County, the daughter of Jesse Lee and Beulah Stinnett.
She was a member of DeRossett Church of Christ.
Mrs. Young would often refer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as “my Babies.” In return, they would refer to her as Gran-Gran.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin V. Young Jr.; three sons, Jimmy W. Young, Johnnie D. Young, Bobby L. Young; one brother J.D. Stinnett; and two sisters, Malba J. Stinnett and Lillan L. Stinnett.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna J. Blaylock, … Read More


Earl E. Jenkins

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Earl E. Jenkins, 89, of Ferguson, Mo., passed away Aug. 27, 2012, at DePaul Hospital, in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Jenkins was born April 28, 1923, in Sparta, to Ephriam and Ethel Moore Jenkins.
He and Billie J. Reed were married April 19, 1965, in Waterloo, Ill. She preceded him death.
Mr. Jenkins served in the U.S. Navy and worked for Lou Fusz as parts and labor manager more than 30 years. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jackie King; brother, Carl Jenkins; and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include his three daughters, Michelle … Read More


Katherine Cooley Jenkins

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Katherine Cooley Jenkins, 94, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 30, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Jenkins was born Oct. 19, 1917, in White County, to Monroe Cooley and Cora Mai Stults.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband, George Fred Jenkins; and brother, Beecher Cooley.
Survivors include her daughter Margaret Slatten and husband Keith, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Jamie and Josh Kirby, AnnMarie Wilhite and fiancé Ron Murphy, all of Sparta; five great-grandchildren, Wade Judd, Cayden Kirby, Kyanna Kirby, Connor Murphy, Ayla Murphy; sisters, Mary Ruth Alley, Daphene Richardson and husband Horace, Geraldine Hickey and husband John; brothers, Floyd Cooley, Hollis Cooley, John and Doris Cooley; sister … Read More


Ivan Ware Jr.

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ivan Ware Jr., 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 2, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Ware was born March 22, 1937, in Springfield, Ill., to Ivan Ware Sr. and Myrtle Painter Ware.
He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years after which he retired.
Mr. Ware was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, brother, Hershel Ware, and four sisters Betty Moore, Ruth Ann Mattingley, Frances Brinkley and Vicky Mansfield.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ware, of Sparta; stepdaughter, Vickie Brown, of Sparta; two brothers, George Ware and wife Sigi, Ed Ware, Mike Ware, all of Springfield, Ill.,; four sisters, Shirley Swain, Cathrine Fisher, Barbara … Read More


WCHS soccer & volleyball suffer defeats on the road

Posted on September 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Both the White County High School and volleyball teams suffered defeats on the road Thursday.
The Warriorette volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision at Warren County in District 6AAA action.
The Lady Pioneers took the 25-21 win in game one, but the Warriorettes bounced back for the 25-20 victory in the second set. Warren County wrapped up the match with victories in the next two games (25-18 and 25-21).
The Warriorette junior varsity won their match (25-19, 23-25 and 15-10).
The loss dropped the Warriorette varsity to 2-8 overall and to 0-2 in the district. The Warriorettes host Upperman Tuesday at 6 p.m. The junior varsity match is … Read More


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