Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jesse LaRue Shattuck

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A memorial service with military honors for Mr. Jesse LaRue Shattuck, 77, of Sparta, will be 1 p.m., Oct. 20, 2012, at the Cookeville chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home.
Mr. Shattuck passed away Oct. 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born July 5, 1935, in Belvidere, Ill., to Harold and Gladys Lobdell Shattuck.
Mr. Shattuck served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a dedicated employee of 30 years of Almond Freight in Rockford, Ill. He was known for his great humor and upbeat nature, even throughout his extended sickness. He was an avid sports fan of the Chicago Bulls, … Read More


Pick me, pick me – please

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Morgan Jolly, of The Expositor, reaches across the rows of attendees at the Taste of Home Cooking School, on Oct. 18, to retrieve the cards that must be filled out to qualify for the grand prize drawing.


The Ultimate Family Getaway

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Disney Dream docks at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the tropical waters of the Bahamas, reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests. In a setting of crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white-sand beaches and lush landscapes, the 1,000-acre island offers one-of-a-kind areas and activities for every member of the family. (David Roark, photographer)

There are so many options for a great family vacation that it can be hard to decide on where to go. One thing that will help you decide on a destination is to think about your family’s vacation personality. Is your family laid back, or adventurous? Do you enjoy exploring on land or experiences … Read More


Warrior highlights vs. York Institute

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Highlights from the Warrior football game vs. York Institute. 


Driver safety urged during deer season

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

With October through December being the most dangerous months for deer-related vehicle crashes, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be attentive this fall.
Due to deer mating and hunting, deer will be on the move in the coming months, particularly at dawn and dusk.
THP Colonel Tracy Trott states, “November is typically the worst month for deer related crashes. It is important to exercise caution, slow down and stay alert in areas where deer are populated.”
THP reports that in 2011, there were 5,644 deer-related crashes statewide. 285 involved injuries and two were fatal. On average, White County experiences 32 deer-related crashes annually.
The highway patrol … Read More


Governor’s Safety Award presented to Sgt. Trivette

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lt. Chadra Daniels, of White County Sheriff Department, presents Sgt. Daniel Trivette with the Governor’s Safety Award.

Sgt. Daniel Trivette of the White County Sheriff Department has received a Saved by the Belt award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office after a dangerous vehicle pursuit earlier this month.
According to a report by Lt. Chadra Daniels, on Oct. 1, Sgt. Trivette was on patrol when he initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed. While Trivette was speaking with the driver and passenger at the window of the vehicle, the vehicle reportedly sped off.
Trivette went back to his patrol … Read More


Early voting total exceeds 1,200 to-date

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Karen Hyder Lafever (left) and Ann Golden assist with early voting at White County Courthouse, which continues through Nov. 1. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon, on Saturday.

White County election officials have stayed busy this past week with the onset of early voting that continues 10 more days.
White County’s early voting total as of Oct. 19 was 1,296: 487, on Oct 17; 397, on Oct. 18; and 412, on Oct. 19.
The total number of votes cast in White County during the November 2008 election was 9,855, with 4,968 of that number listed as early voting.
In surrounding counties, as of … Read More


Commissioners vote on budget items and PILOT

Posted on October 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County commissioners have voted in favor of a payment in lieu of taxes program for a 40-year-old industry that is in process of expanding.
During the recent meeting of White County Board of Commissioners, members voted to approve a recommendation from the industrial board to grant a request from Federal Mogul to extend its existing PILOT program through 2018. The current PILOT program expires in 2013.
Federal Mogul is in the process of making capital improvements of $5.8 million to the Sparta facility, which will result in additional employment of 55 hourly workers and five salaried employees.
Stephen Ross, plant manager, appeared before White County Industrial Development … Read More


Inez Turney Holt

Posted on October 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Inez Turney Holt, 95, of Hermitage, formerly of Sparta, passed away Oct. 18, 2012, at Summit Medical Center, in Hermitage.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Oct. 23, 2012, at Kynett Methodist Church, with burial in Davis Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m., Oct. 23, at the church.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Eunetta Mason Kent

Posted on October 21, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Eunetta Mason Kent, 96, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at HIghlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriors drop home finale to Dragons

Posted on October 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Physical contest. Friday's game was a physical outing between the Warriors and Dragons, but York Institute captured the 26-0 victory.

The two teams combined for nine turnovers during Friday’s game on Dee Harris Field, but York Institute was able to overcome their five miscues for the 26-0 win.
The Warrior offense was never able to get on track and the Dragons turned a 6-0 halftime advantage into a 26-0 victory.
WCHS fell to 3-6 on the season with one regular season game remaining at Cumberland County next week. 
See Monday’s edition for full details of the game. 


TBI issues strict Halloween regulations for sex offenders

Posted on October 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

With Halloween just weeks away, the White County Sheriff Department reminds sex offenders of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regulations that restricts their participation in Halloween activities.
The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole have released a list of regulations for sex offenders under the supervision of the TBPP that they must comply with this Halloween:
Neither they, nor anyone in their home, can answer the door to trick or treaters on Halloween;
They cannot pass out candy;
Their homes cannot be decorated for Halloween, either inside or outside;
They cannot host Halloween parties at their homes;
They cannot go to haunted houses, corn mazes, hay rides or any … Read More


Bernard “Ben” Mueller

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

in honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Bernard “Ben” Mueller, 92, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 17, 2012, at Life Care of Sparta.
He has been a resident of Sparta since 2008 when he and his wife Betty moved from Indiana.
Mr. Mueller was born Jan. 3, 1920, in in Hamilton, Ohio. He was the son of Bernhard Mueller and Lena Becker Mueller.
Hw served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a founding Rotarian of the club at his longtime residence of Greenfield, Ind., and a Paul Harris fellow. He was a member of the Presbyterian … Read More


12th annual Taste of Home Cooking School is another success

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

Hundreds of individual braved the long lines for the opportunity to take part in the 12th annual Taste of Home Cooking School, at White County Ag Complex, on Oct. 18. The event is sponsored by The Expostor and draws attendees from surrounding counties, as well as other states. The night was filled with recipes that were created on-stage by Taste of Home culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts. Ar the end of the event, the dishes were given away to members of the audience. In addition, numerous door prizes were given away throughout the evening, which made for an exciting and fun time.


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