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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Joe Nathan Looney

Posted on September 19, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joe Nathan Looney, 70 of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Looney was born Feb. 4, 1942, in Walling, te Roy Nathan and Frances Russell Looney.
He was a retired bridge builder.
Mr. Looney was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. George Russell Looney.
Survivors include two sons, Joey Looney, of Buffalo Valley, Jonathan Looney, of Sparta; grandchildren, Parker Looney, Jonathan Looney, Alexandria Looney; sisters, Lorena McKay, Sarah Dodson, both of Sparta; and special great-nephew, Richard Milton.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sept. 20, 2012, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends … Read More


Joe N. Looney

Posted on September 18, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joe N. Looney, 70, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Price officially named EMS director

Posted on September 18, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

After several months of indecision and failure to approve the county executive’s recommendations for director of White County Emergency Medical Services, commissioners voted Monday night in favor of Billy Price, a longtime EMS employee and paramedic to fill the position that was vacated in April 2012 with the retirement of Ron Bennett. Two of the 14 commissioners cast “no” votes. See the Sept. 20, 2012, edition of The Expositor for more details or log onto myspartanews.com.


Charlie Lowe

Posted on September 18, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charlie Lowe, 69, of Sparta, passed away Monday, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


White Co. Road superintendent clarifies Doyle storm cleanup

Posted on September 18, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clay Parker of the Highway Department wants White County to know that the department is taking care of county roads.
During the September meeting of the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Mayor Ray Spivey said that the county would not pay for the removal of tree limbs that had fallen during a storm on Gooseneck Road and Highway 70.
Mayo Spivey stated that the City of Doyle hired a Cookeville tree removal company and paid them $750 to clean up the fallen trees.
Parker clarified that Gooseneck Road from Highway 111 East is a state road, also known as Highway 285. Highway 70 where the limbs fell, … Read More


William “Bill” Eugene Smith

Posted on September 18, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

William Eugene “Bill” Smith, 83, of the Eastland community, passed away Sept. 17, 2012 at his residence.
Mr. Smith was born June 3, 1929, in the Eastland community to Pete and Anna Dodson Smith.
He was retired from Ford Motor Company, in Illinois, and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Eugene Smith; and two brothers, Thomas Lee Smith and James Edward Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Phyllis Kilgore Smith;
two daughters, Anita Hunter and husband Thad, Linda Richardson and husband Bruce; three sisters, Ann Johnson, Mary Exline and husband Lyle, Helen West and husband Charles; beloved … Read More


Huge turnout for third annual Backyard Invite

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On your marks! The girls’ field takes off for the varsity race of the third annual Backyard Invite hosted by the WCHS cross country team. More than 400 runners descended on the Voyles’ Farm on a foggy Saturday morning for the 3.1 mile race.

Cantrell Road is usually a pretty quiet road. That wasn’t the case Saturday morning as more than 400 runners descended on the Voyles’ Farm for the third annual Backyard Invite Cross Country race.
When the first racers arrived for Saturday’s event, the fog had not cleared from the area making it hard to see across the course, but as the sun burned the fog … Read More


State trooper from White County assists in alleged pill trafficking scheme arrests

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who lives in White County was one of two state officers responsible for the arrest of three individuals allegedly involved in a pill trafficking scheme.
According to Tennessee Department of Safety, Trooper Michael Jolley, of Sparta, assisted Trooper Michael Robertson in the traffic stop that led to the arrest of one female and two males.
Holly Garland, 24, and Shannon Collins, 30, both of Greeneville, were arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Jail. They were both charged with possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, financial responsibility and violation of the seat belt and registration laws. Collins was also charged with … Read More


Girl Scout Troop 1468 dedicates its efforts to saving animals

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hunter Koehler (Cadette), Toni Strode (Junior), Shelby Holt (Cadette), Hailey Kincer (Cadette), Zoey Layne (Junior), and Celina Coonrod (Junior) with supplies they donated to White County Animal Shelter. Other members not pictured: Raven Leftwich, Sydney Leftwich and Cassie Meadows.

Hailey Kincer decorates a barrel to be used for donations to help White County Animal Shelter. Hailey and other White County Girl Scouts have been working on numerous projects to raise awareness about the shelter, as well as gathering much needed items for the dogs that are housed at the facility.

When asked what led them to decide on helping the White County Animal Shelter, according to Troop Leader … Read More


Two Warriorette teams drop district contests to Lady Cavaliers

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Action in front of the net. The Warriorettes and Cookeville soccer teams battle in front of the net. Cookeville took the 8-0 win over WCHS on Thursday.

Thursday was not a good day for a pair of Warriorette teams as they took on the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers in District 6AAA contests.
Both the White County High School volleyball and soccer teams suffered defeats at the hands of archrival, Lady Cavs.
The Warriorette volleyball team traveled to Cookeville to take on the league leading team. WCHS did manage to keep the match close early and took a game from the Lady Cavs. The home team, however, regrouped and took … Read More


Country music artist spends day at airport in White County

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Aaron Tippin visits Flip-N Burgers at Cookeville Mall, on Sept. 13, to support its owner and his good friend John Fracker. The guys posed for a picture for The Expositor as Tippin waited in line to get his first Flip-N Burger.

Many people have heard Aaron Tippin’s numerous country music hits on the radio, but most do not realize that he is a licensed pilot and aircraft mechanic. He houses his six planes right here at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, in White County and can often be found in the hangar, taking care of his planes.
As he prepared for his performance Friday, Sept. 14 at the … Read More


Two WCHS golfers headed to the state!

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Region runner up. Shelby Johnson finished second in the region in just her second year of high school golf. That finish advances Johnson to the state tournament next week. She is pictured with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell.

Region champ. A.J. Wilkerson, pictured with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell, captured the Region 3AAA championship shooting an even par 72 at Harrison Bay on Thursday. That win gives Wilkerson his second trip to the state tournament.

For the third time in as many years, White County High School will be represented at the TSSAA state golf championships.
Two WCHS golfers earned the right to advance from the Region 3AAA … Read More


 

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