Monthly Archives: November 2012

Clara Marie Higgenbottom Selby

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clara Marie Higgenbottom Selby, 82, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Selby was born March 3, 1930, in Sparta, to Charles and Prilla Wallace Higgenbottom.
She was a homemaker and a member of North Sparta Church of God.
Mrs. Selby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman Burl Selby; a son, Lavaughn Selby; and daughter-in-law Teresa Selby.
Survivors include her son, Terry Selby, of Sparta; grandchildren, Trent Selby, Tyler Selby, Kim Sherrell and husband Karl, Michelle Selby; daughter-in-law, Barbara Selby; and sister, Alvilda Green.
Funeral service was 6 p.m., Nov. 23, 2012, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial at 10 … CONTINUED


Shirley T. Green

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shirley T. Green, 93, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 24, 2012, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Green was born July 3, 1919, in Sparta, to Bill Green and Effie Werley Green.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mamie Ellen Green; two sons, Shirley Thomas Green Jr., Robert Lynn Green; daughter, Willene Green; two brothers, Rance Green, Ike Green; and one sister, Lizzie Baker.
Survivors include three sons, John Leslie Green, of Doyle, Charles Thomas Green, of Sparta, Loyd Douglas Green and wife Susan, of Indiana, daughter, Gladys Marie Green, of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Mary Seaman, of Unionville; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and … CONTINUED


Richard Earl Price

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Richard Earl Price, 75, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Price was born Nov. 18, 2012, in White County, to Dillard Earl and Mary Frances England Price.
He was a member of F&AM 99, a Shriner and Al Menah Charter, Eastern Star, the American Legion 99 and served in the National Guard.
Mr. Price worked for Tom’s Snacks for 29 years and was the White County schools transportation supervisor and bus driver for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Elease Howell Price, of Sparta; daughter, Cynthia “C.Y.” Price, of Sparta; son, Richard Earl Price II, of Hoboken, N.J.; two sisters, … CONTINUED


Mortgage aid still available for struggling homeowners

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee homeowners are still able to receive assistance under the National Mortgage Settlement to help them stay in their homes.
Tennesseans are able to participate in the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement, established in February, with the five largest mortgage services: Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Citi, GMAC/Ally Financial, and Wells Fargo.
The settlement is expected to provide $146 million in aid to Tennessee homeowner, as well as addresses future mortgage servicing practices.
Since March 1, Tennessee homeowners have received over $85 million in the form of loan modifications, refinances and facilitated shot sales. Servicers are also in the process of offering another $28 million to eligible … CONTINUED


Unemployment insurance runs out January 2

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

As the unemployment rate drops statewide to the lowest rate since June, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is announcing that the federal extension of unemployment insurance will be expiring on Jan. 2, 2013.
Many Tennesseans who have been relying on their unemployment benefits until they can obtain a new job will be losing those benefits if they are receiving the benefits as part of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation federal extension, which extends unemployment compensation past the 26 weeks of state benefits.
The last payable week of federal benefits will be Dec. 29, with claimants for that week receiving their last payment the first week of … CONTINUED


Nearly $1 million available to expand and improve operations

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has announced that the Producer Diversification cost share program will be returning for the eighth year to award nearly $1 million to 168 farmers to invest in new equipment or expand their operations.
The program aids farmers by providing cost share funding of 25 to 50 percent, up to $15,000, toward activities that include agritourism, fruits and vegetable, honey bees, horticulture, organics, value-added products, viticulture, cattle improvement, hay and feed storage, and animal health improvement.
The program dedicates funds to help farmers who wish to install farm infrastructure, purchase specialty equipment and market their diversified farm products.
Applications are reviewed for eligibility, ranked … CONTINUED


Warriors overcome slow start for 72-59 win

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Laying it in. Dalton Nash beats his York defender and lays the ball up for two of his 16 points in the victory over the Dragons last Tuesday. The Warriors travel to McMinn Central tonight.

A trio of Warrior guards combined for 52 points as WCHS overcame a slow start and picked up the 72-59 win over the visiting York Dragons Tuesday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.
For the second time in as many outings, Kordell Henderson, poured in 23 points. The sophomore knocked down six threes as the Warriors improved to 2-1 on the young season. Junior guard, Dalton Nash, added 16 points and A.J. Wilkerson tallied 13 … CONTINUED


Nancy Ann Parrish Smith

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Nancy Ann Parrish Smith, 66, of Stockridge, Ga., formerly of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2012, at her residence.
Ms. Smith was born Jan. 23, 1946, to Jim and Ruth Parrish.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Bobby Parrish and James Parrish.
Survivors include her children, Franklin L. Kelly and wife Debi, of Stockridge, Ga., Tonya Bragg and husband Steven, of Brooklet, Ga., David Benton, of Riverdale, Ga., Gene Parker and wife Dee, of Keystone Heights, Fla.; brother, Gus Parrish, of Sparta; sisters, Diane Allen, of Ringgold, Ga., Drema Moceri, of Sparta; and beloved best friend, Teenie.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., Nov. 24, … CONTINUED


James Albert Mullican

Posted on November 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Albert Mullican, 77, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Mullican was born Sept. 25, 2012, in White County, to Jim and Morelle Pistole Mullican.
He was a welder at Keene Corporation, in Cookeville, and then worked in the set-up line at Mallory Timers for many years. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class REGAF, July 23, 1954-April 14, 1958. He was a member of Hampton’s Crossroads Baptist Church
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sue Ake.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Jo Weaver Mullican; two sisters, … CONTINUED


WCMS splits conference pair at Harris

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

Up and in. Brooke Stoglin puts the ball up and in for two of her team-high 11 points in the overtime loss at Shelbyville.

Solid second half. Pierce Whited scored 16 points, all in the second half, to lead a comeback by the eighth grade Warriors in their CTC game at Harris Middle School in Shelbyville on Monday.

Charles Dickens once wrote “A Tale of Two Cities” about it being the best of times and the worst of times.”
The same can be said of Monday’s trip to the Shelbyville for the White County Middle School 8th grade team’s Central Tennessee Conference match-up against Harris Middle School. In … CONTINUED


Hard work leads to a successful path in life

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

A doctor in the house. Actually in the Beckwith household, there are two doctors in the house. Aaron Beckwith, a 2002 graduate of WCHS, is doing his residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, along with his wife, Lindsey. Since high school, Beckwith has graduated from college and medical school and served in Iraq. He is proof positive that hard work pays off.

Everyone has seen the commercials from the NCAA where college athletes explain about going pro in something other than sports.
Aaron Beckwith, a 2002 graduate of White County High School, has chosen the path of hard work and that work ethic is leading him to a … CONTINUED


WCHS takes a twinbill from York Institute

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

Playing their final game before the Thanksgiving holiday, the White County High School basketball teams swept a twinbill from visiting York Institute at Roy Sewell Gymnasium on Tuesday.
The Warriorettes held off a pesky York squad and finished with the 65-59 win. WCHS led … CONTINUED


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