Monthly Archives: April 2014

Military appreciation night

Posted on April 8, 2014 6:06 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The White County High School baseball team donned camouflage uniforms and honored all current and former military when they hosted Cookeville Monday at Pearson/Sparkman Park. Throwing out the honorary first pitch was local military hero, Kevin Honaker. The 2009 graduate of WCHS was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Honaker himself was a pretty good pitcher back in his youth days, but gave up baseball for tennis in high school. His first pitch must have been good luck as the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers for the first time in the last 15 games.


TTU Brass Arts Quintet pays tribute to the U.S. with “American Salute”

Posted on April 8, 2014 6:06 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Brass Arts Quintet at Tennessee Tech University will continue its 2013-2014 season with a tribute to the music of America at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14.

Selections to be performed include new and traditional works for brass including the premiere of Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” transcribed for brass by TTU music professor and resident composer Greg Danner. Other selections include works by Aaron Copland and Charles Ives, as well as the Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Liberty Bell March,” and solos featuring TTU trumpet professors Charles Decker and Chris McCormick, and trombone professor Joshua Hauser.

With selections ranging from the late 19th century theme and variations, to … CONTINUED


Willie Mae Lowery

Posted on April 8, 2014 6:06 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Willie Mae Lowery, 90, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


Charitable Care for Cancer Patients is focus of Anne Cameron Golf Classic

Posted on April 8, 2014 6:06 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Cookeville’s oldest charity tournament is back for its 39th year and focusing on raising funds to help with charitable care for cancer patients at Cookeville Regional. The tournament honors the memory of both Anne Cameron and Bobby Nichols.

The Anne Cameron Golf Classic is scheduled for June 14, 2014 at Ironwood Golf Course. Flights are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. with an afternoon flight handling any overflow. The format will be a four man scramble. Contests and Prizes will include longest drive, closest to the pin, first, second and third place for each flight.

“The tournament is a lot of fun and we are proud that it helps with … CONTINUED


Joe Edward Whitworth

Posted on April 8, 2014 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Quebeck resident and Warren County native Joe Edward Whitworth, 83, was born Sept. 17, 1930 and died April 6, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN following an extended illness.

A retired employee of Mallory Timer and member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late John Floyd and Josephine Mayfield Whitworth.

Mr. Whitworth was married May 7, 1965, to Claudine Whitworth, of Quebeck.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Brock Whitworth; daughter, Evelyn Whitworth; grandson, Toby Whitworth; brothers, E.L., “Bug” and Wayne Whitworth; and sister, Mae Gibbs.

In addition to his wife … CONTINUED


Two-vehicle crash on Bockman Way injures one

Posted on April 8, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

A two-vehicle crash on the afternoon of March 24 injured one and blocked traffic from the Highway 111 off ramp onto Bockman Way temporarily while emergency workers cleared the scene.

According to a report by Patrolman David Grissom, at approximately 12:52 p.m., a 2007 Dodge R35 truck pulling a trailer carrying a shed, driven by William W. Stebbins, Jr., age 54 of Sparta, was on the exit ramp from Highway 111, attempting to turn left onto Bockman Way to travel west.

As Stebbins pulled out, Grissom states that his truck struck a 2012 Chevy Malibu driven by Joyce Christine Bandy, age 67 of Sparta, which was traveling east … CONTINUED


Bray and Brewington attend Youth Leadership Summit

Posted on April 8, 2014 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Daniel Bray and Hopelyn Brewington of White County High School were sponsored by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative to attend the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s 2014 Youth Leadership Summit March 24-26 in downtown Nashville. Daniel is the son of William and Dana Bray and Hopelyn is the daughter of Joe and Tisha Brewington, both families reside in Sparta. These students were among 46 high school juniors representing the state’s 23 electric cooperatives who attended the annual event.

“The Youth Leadership Summit teaches these exceptional students how important electric cooperatives are to Tennessee’s communities and provides them an opportunity to see the legislative process in the Capitol,” said Todd Blocker, … CONTINUED


Lackey sentenced to 22 years for Caldwell murder

Posted on April 8, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

James Harland Lackey, 37, of Lewisburg, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the 2012 murder of James Caldwell in an April 7 sentencing hearing.

According to the lead investigator for the case, Detective Chris Isom of White County Sheriff Department, Judge Leon Burns had the option of sentencing Lackey for 15 to 25 years, but because of mitigating factors in the case, he chose to sentence Lackey to 22 years, with 100 percent of that sentence to be served behind bars.

Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie, who, along with Assistant District Attorney Philip Hatch, represented the state, says Judge Burns considered two mitigating factors … CONTINUED


Military appreciation night

Posted on April 8, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School baseball team donned camouflage uniforms and honored all current and former military when they hosted Cookeville Monday at Pearson/Sparkman Park. Throwing out the honorary first pitch was local military hero, Kevin Honaker. The 2009 graduate of WCHS was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Honaker himself was a pretty good pitcher back in his youth days, but gave up baseball for tennis in high school. His first pitch must have been good luck as the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers for the first time in the last 15 games.


Joe Edward Whitworth

Posted on April 8, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Quebeck resident and Warren County native Joe Edward Whitworth, 83, was born Sept. 17, 1930 and died April 6, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN following an extended illness.
A retired employee of Mallory Timer and member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late John Floyd and Josephine Mayfield Whitworth.
Mr. Whitworth was married May 7, 1965, to Claudine Whitworth, of Quebeck.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Brock Whitworth; daughter, Evelyn Whitworth; grandson, Toby Whitworth; brothers, E.L., “Bug” and Wayne Whitworth; and sister, Mae Gibbs.
In addition to his wife … CONTINUED


Dorothy Heady

Posted on April 8, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dorothy Heady, 84, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Willie Mae Lowery

Posted on April 8, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Willie Mae Lowery, 90, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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