Monthly Archives: June 2014

Housing grants are awarded to cities of Doyle and Sparta and White County

Posted on June 19, 2014 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

The cities of Doyle and Sparta, as well as White County, have each been selected to receive $250,000 HOME grants to aid residents in the rehabilitation of their homes.
The announcement was made recently by the awarding agency, Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
A total of $15.25 million was given to 50 cities and counties across the state for the preservation and rehabilitation of households of low income, a press release from THDA says.
“The funds will provide supportive housing development, homeowner repairs and down payment assistance to more than 450 households of low income.”
According to Michelle Price, of Upper Cumberland Development District, who wrote the grant for … Read More


Jarvis Road fire destroys three rooms, cause unknown

Posted on June 19, 2014 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

A fire on the afternoon of June 16 at a residence at 484 Jarvis Road destroyed three rooms in the residence, with the cause of the blaze under investigation.
According to Central View Fire Chief James Bumbalough, firefighter Matt McBride was first on the scene and reported heavy smoke. Bumbalough was on the scene shortly thereafter and reported there was smoke coming from the eaves of the home.
A page was put out for the south group fire departments, which includes Doyle, Central View, Hickory Valley and Mt. Gilead Volunteer fire departments.
Sparta Fire Department, along with Cherry Creek, Cassville and North End volunteer fire departments, also responded … Read More


Housing grants are awarded to cities of Doyle and Sparta and White County

Posted on June 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The cities of Doyle and Sparta, as well as White County, have each been selected to receive $250,000 HOME grants to aid residents in the rehabilitation of their homes.
The announcement was made recently by the awarding agency, Tennessee Housing Development Agency.
A total of $15.25 million was given to 50 cities and counties across the state for the preservation and rehabilitation of households of low income, a press release from THDA says.
“The funds will provide supportive housing development, homeowner repairs and down payment assistance to more than 450 households of low income.”
According to Michelle Price, of Upper Cumberland Development District, who wrote the grant for … Read More


Sparta man arrested on two counts of arson

Posted on June 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Firefighters respond to two alleged arsons on June 12 that have reportedly both been attributed to Josh Davis, 27, of Sparta, who was arrested on charges of arson in both fires. In the photo above, firefighters attempt to contain a blaze at a trailer on Lucky Lane.

Two residential fires on the afternoon of June 12 had firefighters across the county scrambling as they attempted to attend to both blazes, and one man is now in police custody for reportedly setting those fires.
According to public records from White County E-911, the first fire was in a trailer located at 5439 McMinnville Highway and was reported at 3:04 … Read More


Jarvis Road fire destroys three rooms, cause unknown

Posted on June 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Firefighters respond to a fire at 484 Jarvis Lane on June 16 in which three rooms were destroyed. Though there was moderate smoke damage in other areas of the home, firefighters were able to contain the flames.

A fire on the afternoon of June 16 at a residence at 484 Jarvis Road destroyed three rooms in the residence, with the cause of the blaze under investigation.
According to Central View Fire Chief James Bumbalough, firefighter Matt McBride was first on the scene and reported heavy smoke. Bumbalough was on the scene shortly thereafter and reported there was smoke coming from the eaves of the home.
A page was … Read More


Charles F. Freeman

Posted on June 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles F. Freeman, 80, of Sparta, passed away June 18, 2014, at Bethesda Healthcare of Cookeville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Piggly Wiggly coming soon

Posted on June 18, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

A sign in the window of the former Kroger building confirms that Piggly Wiggly is moving into the facility, and is now accepting applications.


BDT takes Doyle league championship

Posted on June 18, 2014 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

Through the years, softball at the Doyle field has become one of the White County sports standards.

The field, however, had gone unused for the last several years, but was resurrected this spring. That spring league came to an end Saturday with the league tournament.

Regular season champion, BDT, added the tournament title to their worksheet. They went through the double elimination tournament undefeated until the championship game.

Dingers and Stingers battled their way through the loser’s bracket and forced an “if-needed” game by handing BDT a 20-11 loss in the first championship game.

BDT held off Dingers for the 21-19 win in the second game capturing the … Read More


TSSAA looking to revise football playoffs again

Posted on June 18, 2014 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

Three different proposals on table

The governing body for high school athletics in the state of Tennessee, the TSSAA, has been looking for the best way to decide a football state champion for years.

The organization might be changing things up again, but whatever format they decide won’t go into effect until the 2015 season. There are three possible formats on the board for consideration now.

Currently, there are three classifications for all sports under the guidance of the TSSAA. That is for the regular season. When it comes time for the playoffs, each of those three classifications are split in half making six classifications for football. Add … Read More


Warrior basketball wraps up June team camps

Posted on June 18, 2014 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

Handily defeats Pickett and Sequoyah

As the dead period nears, the Warrior basketball team has already completed all of their June schedule practices and camps.

The TSSAA sets aside the last week of June and the first week of July as the dead period when no teams can practice. Prior to that dead period, basketball teams are allowed to practice and can compete in five days of team against team competition.

The Warriors wrapped up their five days of intended camps with their own play day on Monday. Teams on hand for that day were Upperman, Pickett County and Sequoyah, in addition to the Warriors. Varsity teams played … Read More


Edward York

Posted on June 18, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Edward York, 86, of Gainesboro, formerly of Sparta, passed away June 17, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Hiram Clark

Posted on June 18, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Hiram Clark, 56, of Cookeville, passed away June 16, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


White County women attend GFWC Convention

Posted on June 18, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 118th Annual Spring Convention of the GFWC of Tennessee was recently held in April at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. Representing the Renaissance Club were Janey Ruth Price and Kaye Barlow. Representing the Sparta Woman’s Club was Sherry Hickey. 131 people from across the state were present. Special guest was Sheila Shea, First Vice President of GFWC International who resides in Florida. During the convention, Renaissance Club receive six certificates and awards and two plaques, including 100 percent club membership, 100 percent participation, 1st place in Division I GFWC Conservation CSP Collaboration, 2nd place Division I GFWC International Outreach CSP Collaborations, State’s Best from … Read More


TSSAA looking to revise foootball playoffs again

Posted on June 18, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The governing body for high school athletics in the state of Tennessee, the TSSAA, has been looking for the best way to decide a football state champion for years.
The organization might be changing things up again, but whatever format they decide won’t go into effect until the 2015 season. There are three possible formats on the board for consideration now.
Currently, there are three classifications for all sports under the guidance of the TSSAA. That is for the regular season. When it comes time for the playoffs, each of those three classifications are split in half making six classifications for football. Add to that, two private school … Read More


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