Monthly Archives: December 2012

Elma J. Hoyt

Posted on December 8, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elma J. Hoyt, 88, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her home in Williamsport, Penn., where she lived for the past three years. She was resident of Sparta 1986-2009.
She was married to Robert H. Hoyt Sr. before his passing in 2001.
Mrs. Hoyt was a graduate of Williamsport High School, in 1942, and graduated as a registered nurse from Garfield Memorial Hospital, in Washington, DC, in 1947.
She was preceded in death by one sister ‘Molly’ Zondory.
Survivors include two daughters and one son, Myrene L. Bradley and husband Donald, of Williamsport, Penn., Jennifer Kelly and husband Donald, of Sparta, Robert H. Hoyt Jr. and … CONTINUED


Crisis in youth employment topic of new report

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Employment for youth ages 16 to 24 is at its lowest point in 50 years, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT project.
According to the report, the economic downturn has forced adolescents and young adults to compete for entry-level jobs now held by more experienced, older workers as many displaced workers now hold positions that have historically been “starter” jobs for youth.
Youth employment is at its lowest level since World War II. Only about half of young people ages 16 to 24 held jobs in 2011. Among the teens in that group, only one in four is now employed, compared to … CONTINUED


Seasonal flu cases widespread in TN

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread in our state. But it’s not too late to vaccinate! The Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect vulnerable people around them, their families and themselves from the flu virus.
“This is the earliest start to an ordinary flu season in Tennessee since 2003, with seasonal flu now spreading in communities across our state,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “People who are still unvaccinated are at increased risk of getting sick and spreading the virus to … CONTINUED


Texas fugitive arrested by Sparta police

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Thomas Rhea Butler

On Dec. 1, Sparta Police responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Midway Motel on Bockman Way that lead to the arrest of a fugitive reportedly wanted on felony charges in Galveston, Tex.
According to a report by Officer Charlie Sims, the department received a report of a suspicious white female at the motel. Sims reported to the scene to attempt to locate the suspect.
Upon arrival at the motel, Sims located the suspect’s vehicle and ran the license plate number, which showed that Thomas Rhea Butler, 27, reportedly owned the vehicle.
A search of the National Crime Information Center, a computerized index … CONTINUED


Holiday gathering hosted by Bank of White County

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Serving up the brew. Dave and Don Sergio, owners of Calfkiller Brewing Company, were on hand at the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce and Bank of White County’s Annual Holiday Business After Hours party to serve some of their locally brewed beer. The event spotlighted local businesses and provided an opportunity for networking among business owners. Hors d’oeurves and beverages were served and a chocolate fountain surrounded by fresh fruit provided a festive atmosphere for the evening.


Busy weekend ahead for WCHS

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

After taking Tuesday off, the White County High School basketball teams will jump back into action this weekend with a pair of games against some solid competition.
The Warriors and Warriorettes will welcome Bradley Central and Upperman High Schools to Roy Sewell Gymnasium for games on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Friday’s meeting between the Warriorettes and Bearettes figures to be a match-up of two teams that could meet again in the Region 3AAA tournament in February.
Both teams come into Friday’s game at 5-0. The Warriorettes will be facing a tough test against Bradley. The Bearettes are coming off two sound wins in their first two District 5AAA … CONTINUED


Freshmen squads split with Crossville hoops’ teams

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In the middle of the paint. Cameron Bruce, shown above putting up a shot over the Stone Memorial defenders, led the freshman Warriors in scoring in both games this week.

Up for two. Logan Quillen goes up for two points in the win over Stone Memorial for the freshman Warriorettes on Tuesday.

The White County High School freshman teams took on the two Crossville teams to start the week and came away with a split of the action.
Both WCHS teams were defeated on the road by Cumberland County on Monday, but bounced back to take a pair of home victories over Stone Memorial Tuesday.
The Warriorette freshman/sophomore … CONTINUED


Elementary tournament finals set for Saturday

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County elementary school basketball teams will wrap up their seasons Saturday in the annual championship day of the county tournament.
The small school girls’ championship game will kick the day of basketball off in the White County Middle School gymnasium at 9 a.m. The small school boys’ title game will follow at 10:15. The large school girls’ championship game is set for 11:30 a.m. followed by the boys’ at 12:45 p.m.
The tournament begins Thursday with the small school division semifinals. The top seeded and undefeated Cassville girls will take on Central View at 4 p.m. The Doyle boys, who are the number one small seed, … CONTINUED


Voyles commits to run for Trevecca

Posted on December 6, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ready to run. Morgan Voyles has committed to continue her running career at the collegiate level for Trevecca Nazarene University.

It’s pretty much been a given that Morgan Voyles would continue her running career to the collegiate level after her four years of high school.
The only question has been what college would she attend?
Voyles ended speculation last week when she committed to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville.
The White County High School standout entertained offers and communicated with many colleges, but according to the senior, the decision was easy.
“I chose Trevecca for several reasons. I really loved the campus and location – the fact that … CONTINUED


Miss Charley Addison Caldwell

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

Miss Charley Addison Caldwell, 5 months old, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.
Charley Addison was born June 9, 2012, in Nashville, the daughter of Charles Caldwell and Cassie Hillis.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Paula Lynn Walker Smith; great-grandfather, Leo Caldwell; great-grandparents, Kayo and Deanna Adkisson; and uncle, Ronnie Dewayne Smith.
Survivors include her mother, Cassie Hillis; father, Charles Caldwell; sisters, Cayleigh and Cami; grandmother, Lorain Caldwell and Duane Yates; grandfather, Charles and Darlene Caldwell; grandparents, Harvey and Mary May; great-grandparents, Nathaniel and Betty Crain; great-grandparents,
great-grandmother, Lucille Caldwell; aunts, Amy and Jeremy Howard, Tina … CONTINUED


Keith M. Wallace

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

Keith M. Wallace, 76, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 2, 2012, Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Wallace was born Sept.16, 1936, in Sparta to Gordon and Dova Passons Wallace.
He was retired from serving as an administrator in both the Tennessee Department of Health and Department of Children’s Services.
He had many interests that included breeding and showing Whippets and Italian Greyhounds, collecting, art, opera and classical music. He was very proud of his Scottish heritage and acted as the family genealogist. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in history from Middle Tennessee State University.… CONTINUED


Royce Exum

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

Royce Exum, 66, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 4, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Exum was born Sept. 9, 1946, in White County, , Luther and Ova Lennie Dobbs Exum.
He was a woodworker and former school bus driver. I
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip Randall Exum; sister, Jean Phillips; and brothers Jim Exum and Oakley Exum.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Venson Exum; daughters, Cynthia Redmon and husband Jim, Lisa Frasier and special friend Jeff Barrett, Amy Troglin and husband Don, Cathy Brown and husband Lance, Marla Meadows and husband Chip, Melissa Cole and husband Eddie Ray; brother, Luther … CONTINUED


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