Monthly Archives: May 2014

Vietnam Vets give away bikes to WCMS students

Posted on May 30, 2014 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

Two White County Middle School students were the lucky recipients of bikes from the Vietnam Veterans of White County.  The group gave a bike to one boy and one girl whose names were randomly drawn from a box. Students were given chances to win by having good grades, conduct and attendance. This was the first year for the bike giveaway, but the group is already planning to expand the giveaway to four bikes next year. Pictured are the students, Cindy Wilson and Christopher Murdock. Pictured with the students, left to right, are Vietnam Veterans Pete Broehl, Jack Bussell, Paul Steele and Fred Graham.


UDC Chapter members recognize ancestors

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Marr Temples; Amanda Roberts, chapter registrar; Cathy Sullivan; and Edith Parman

At a recent meeting of the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter #2123, United Daughters of the Confederacy, four chapter members were presented with Certificates recognizing their ancestors who served as Confederate soldiers during the War Between the States, 1861-1865.  To receive this recognition, members are required to research and prove the honorable military service of the ancestor as well as their genealogical lineage to him.
 Marr Temples received certificates on six of her ancestors from Georgia:  James J. Beddingfield, John Beddingfield, Solomon Beddingfield, Henry Hosch, John Jacob Hosch and William Hill Hosch.   Amanda Roberts received a certificate on … CONTINUED


Vietnam Vets give away bikes to WCMS students

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Two White County Middle School students were the lucky recipients of bikes from the Vietnam Veterans of White County.  The group gave a bike to one boy and one girl whose names were randomly drawn from a box. Students were given chances to win by having good grades, conduct and attendance. This was the first year for the bike giveaway, but the group is already planning to expand the giveaway to four bikes next year. Pictured are the students, Cindy Wilson and Christopher Murdock. Pictured with the students, left to right, are Vietnam Veterans Pete Broehl, Jack Bussell, Paul Steele and Fred Graham.


Lois Lenore Megenhardt Brock

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lois Lenore Megenhardt Brock, 88, of Sparta, passed away May 29, 2014, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bailey donates to agricultural facility

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

State Representative Paul Bailey (left) recently donated $500 to White County High School Agricultural Facility. Pictured is Kyler Moore, of the White County High School Ag Department. Johnson Electronic Systems, Security and Fire Alarm, License #C-0377 (not pictured), also presented a $500 labor donation for the facility.


4th Annual Harold Blankenship Memorial Big Bass Tournament is May 31

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The 4th Annual Harold Blankenship Memorial Big Bass Tournament will be Saturday, May 31, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing through 7 a.m., Sunday. Muncey Rules apply. Weigh-in will be at Ragland Bottom. Big bass tickets are $20. Poundage pot is $20. For tickets or more information call Troy at (931) 510-7715. Blankenship, a well-known and well-loved law enforcement official, had worked at White County Sheriff Department in the early 1970’s and moved to Sparta Police Department where he remained until his retirement.


Ronald Wayne McCoy

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ronald Wayne McCoy, of Sparta, passed away May 29, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. McCoy was born Sept. 15, 1947, to Thelbert McCoy and Flora Jones McCoy.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., June 1, 2014, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Spencer Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-9 p.m., May 31, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m., June 1, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Four from White County honored by TTU College of Business

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Four Sparta natives received scholarships from Tennessee Tech University’s College of Business.
Dylan Henry, a senior management information systems student, received the Leroy and Peggy Mackie endowed scholarship. He is a graduate of White County High School.
Hannah Mackie, a sophomore basic business major, received the Fitzpatrick family endowed scholarship. She is a graduate of Daniel 1 Academy.
Jesse Welch, a senior international business and cultures major, received the L.W. Legge Agency scholarship. He is a graduate of White County High School.
Dania Witt, a freshman basic business student, received the Floyd Null memorial scholarship. She is a graduate of White County High School.
They were among more … CONTINUED


CofC members visit historical marker

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

At the recent meeting of the Colonel Sidney Smith Stanton Chapter 962, Children of the Confederacy, members visited the Civil War Trails Marker “The War Around Sparta” located at White County Courthouse. Chapter members pictured at the marker are L-R: Aidan Welch, Mattie Harris, Kaitlyn Bradam, and Duncan Welch


Girl Scouts Daisy Day

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

If your daughter is officially enrolled in kindergarten, now it’s time for her to bloom in Girls Scouts. As a Girl Scout Daisy (kindergarten and first grade), your daughter will foster new friendships, develop leadership skills, help her community and so much more. Stop by Cookeville Girl Scout office, 25 W. Broad St., Suite 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 31 to learn about Girl Scouts and sign up your daughter.


Tennis camps and clinics galore on tap for summer

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

If playing tennis and getting better at the game are goals for the summer, there will be plenty of opportunities in the Sparta area over the next few weeks.
There will be a tennis clinic June 10th and 11th from 5-7 p.m. at the WCHS tennis courts.
The White County High School tennis players, along with Coach Nicole Delaney, will be offering a two-day clinic on tennis strokes, games, and lots of fun. The cost is $25. This is for open to all ages and all ability levels. All money raised during this program will be put right back into White County Tennis. Prizes and T-shirts will be … CONTINUED


Johnny Young

Posted on May 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Johnny Young, 66, of Sparta, passed away May 30, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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