Monthly Archives: September 2015

Employee of New Jersey-based trucking company charged with stealing more than $1 million from her employer

Posted on September 9, 2015 8:08 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

An employee of a New Jersey based-trucking company was arrested today and charged with swindling her employer out of more than $1 million by issuing company checks for her own benefit, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Tracey Perrigan, 53, of Sparta, Tennessee, is charged by complaint with two counts of wire fraud. FBI agents arrested Perrigan this afternoon at her place of employment in Branchburg, New Jersey. She appeared late this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court.

According to the complaint:

Perrigan was an employee of a company identified in the complaint as “Company A,” the corporate parent of several subsidiary … Read More

Warriors host Cavaliers Friday at Warrior Stadium

Posted on September 9, 2015 5:05 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Kick off at 7 p.m.

The 2015 edition of one of the state’s oldest high school sports rivalries will kick off this Friday night at Warrior Stadium.

The White County High School Warriors and the Cookeville Cavaliers will do battle on Dee Harris Field in a traditional rivalry that extends across all sports. The first ever game the high school from Sparta ever played all the way back in 1910 was a 12-11 win over the high school from Cookeville and, thus the rivalry was born.

Now, the teams stand 115 years later ready to battle yet again on the gridiron. While they have not played every single … Read More

Warriors vs. Rhea County photo gallery

Posted on September 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School football team traveled to Rhea County last Friday and suffered defeat at the hands of the Eagles in the Region 4-5A opener for both teams.  The score was 7-6 at one point late in teh first quarter, but the Eagles closed out the game with 42 unanswered points and the win.

The following are the statistics from the game and a photo gallery from action in and surrounding the game:
WC – 6 0 0 0 – 6
SC – 14 21 7 7 – 49


First Quarter
RC (9:16) – Dotson 1-yard run (kick good), 0-7
WC (3:23) – Richmond … Read More

Two runaway teenagers may be in Sparta area

Posted on September 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Two runaway juveniles may be in the Sparta area, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which has issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for sisters Hailey Winningham and Emily Carter. Winningham is a white female, age 13, 5’7″ and 140 lbs with brown eyes and hair. Carter is a white female, age 16, 5’2″ and 130 lbs, with blue eyes and blond hair. They were both last seen wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. They are believed to be in the company of Blake Warren, age 18. They may be attending the White County Fair tonight. The sisters were last seen in their Hilham home.

FBI executing search warrants

Posted on September 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Information Officer Joel Siskovic, the FBI, with the assistance of Sparta Police Department, is currently executing search warrants involving Southern Cross Towing. They are unable to release any further information about the case at this time.

FBI, SPD at Sparta residence

Posted on September 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Law enforcement officers from Sparta Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation are at a residence at 1292 McMinnville Highway, located at the intersection of Pine Thicket, loading items into vehicles.

FBI, TBI, SPD at Southern Cross Towing

Posted on September 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Sparta Police Department have surrounded both office locations of Southern Cross Towing, according to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe. Further information is not known at this time, but will be updated as it becomes available.

Pacesetters Day at the White County Fair

Posted on September 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Howard Kenneth “Monk” Walker

Posted on September 9, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Howard Kenneth “Monk” Walker, 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Walker was born Dec. 6, 1933, in Sparta, to Albert Walker and Vallie Stewart Walker.

“Monk” was a lifelong piano player and retired owner of Walker Music, in Cookeville. He was a member of Sparta First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Doris Jean England Walker, and his sister Pauline Day.

He is survived by two daughters, Penny (Sam) Copeland, Cindy Lafever, all of Sparta; grandchildren, Martha Cayce, Meghan Davis, Ashley Chavez, Allison Lafever; great-grandchildren, Asher Davis, Poppy Davis and … Read More

Abandoned vehicle fire in Cane Hollow

Posted on September 9, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Cassville and North End Volunteer Fire Departments responded to an abandoned vehicle that was on fire in the Cane Hollow portion of the county. The fire is reportedly under investigation at this time.

Sparta First Free Will Baptist

Posted on September 9, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Expositor Job Fair

Posted on September 9, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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