Monthly Archives: September 2015

This Week in White County History

Posted on September 7, 2015 5:05 am by Sparta Live

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•In 1975 White County recognized their own “club with a heart” for the work in their county. The White County Town and Country CB (Citizens Band) set out to create a better radio communication in the area but all in all did so much more for the community.  The club played special requests for nursing homes and set up fundraiser to those in need within our community.
•The White County Student Council was invited to attend one of three leadership workshops located in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. While attending the workshop, the students set out to learn skills and techniques for great leadership qualities, which would improve student … Read More


Billy Earl “B.E.” Anderson

Posted on September 7, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Billy Earl “B.E.” Anderson, 69, of Sparta, and a native of Jackson County, passed away Sept. 6, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 9, 2015, at Sparta First United Methodist Church, with burial in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friend 4-8 p.m., Sept. 8, and beginning at noon, Sept. 9, at the church.

Memorials may be made to Sparta First United Methodist Church Good Samaritan Fund or the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center c/o Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, TN 38583

A complete obituary will be available later today.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Warrior video highlights from Rhea County

Posted on September 7, 2015 2:02 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior football team traveled to Rhea County last Friday and despite the 49-6 loss to the Eagles, check out a few video highlights from the game.


Earnest Gene Manus

Posted on September 5, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Earnest Gene Manus, 80, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 3, 2015, at his home.

Mr. Manus was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Spencer, the son of Revedy Manus and Goldie Prater Manus.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Sept. 6, 2015, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Spencer Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Sept. 5, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Fire on Magnolia Road

Posted on September 5, 2015 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

Thomas Steele, of BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department, arrives on the scene of a house fire located on Magnolia Road, in the northern portion of the county, on the afternoon of Sept. 4. Also pictured is North End VFD Assistant Chief Kyle Winnett making entrance into the home while Houston Austin, White County Emergency Medical Services and also of North End Volunteer Fire Department continually checks on firefighters who were struggling with the heat. A countywide page was made for firefighters to respond at approximately 3 p.m. Firefighters arrived from North End VFD, BonDeCroft VFD, Mt. Gilead VFD, Doyle VFD, Sparta Fire Department, Central View VFD, and Cherry Creek
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Warriors fall at Rhea County

Posted on September 4, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors opened Region 4-5A play with a 49-6 loss at Rhea County.


Warriors trail 35-6 at the half

Posted on September 4, 2015 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

After Chris Richmond made it 7-6, Rhea County used big plays and answered with 28 unanswered points to take a 35-6 halftime lead.


Rhea takes early lead

Posted on September 4, 2015 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Rhea County turns their initial drive into a one-yard touchdown taking a 7-0 lead at the 9:16 mark of the first quarter.


Soggy Bottom Boys

Posted on September 4, 2015 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Soggy Bottom Boys – what more needs to be said. The quartet was brought back by popular demand at this year’s Senior Day at White County Fair. Actually, in reality, they are identified as David Broyles, Denny Bray, Teddy Stockton and Marshal Huddleston.


Salute to veterans

Posted on September 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Gene Hodge, a native White Countian who now lives in Chattanooga, has been a well known entertainer in the Sparta area for many years with his remarkable talent behind the microphone as he sings the songs made famous by Elvis Presley. During Senior Day at White County Fair, on Sept. 4, Gene dedicated the song “American Trilogy” to all the veterans in the audience.


The queen and her court

Posted on September 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The new Ms. Senior White County, who was selected during today’s pageant at White County Fair’s Senior Day, is pictured with the runners-up. L-R: Sherry Hickey, 1st runner up; Marjorie Stephens, 2nd runner up; Opal Haston, 3rd runner up; and Rebecca “Becky” Groves, Ms. Senior White County 2015.


“Ya wanna dance?”

Posted on September 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By day, he’s the mild-mannered executive director of Life Care Center of Sparta. Then his alter ego kicks in as a member of the Soggy Bottom Boys as he searches out an unsuspecting dance partner. Most people identify this “hillbilly hunk” as Marshal Huddleston, but to everyone at Senior Day at White County Fair, he was the leader of the pack.


Senior Day hat contest

Posted on September 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Style and flare were on parade with the Original Hat Contest at White County Fair’s Senior Day, on Sept. 4. Winners were: 1st place, Ruth Baker; 2nd place, Mary Kate Floyd; and 3rd place, JoAnn Black.


Senior Day at White County Fair

Posted on September 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Life Care Center of Sparta sponsored Senior Day at White County Fair, on Sept. 4. Talent contest winners were: 1st place, Pamela Sanders; 2nd place, Linda Moorehead; 3rd place, Floyd Whaley; 4th place, Sparta Senior Square Dancers; 5th place, Bob Abbott; 6th place, Lonnie Daniels; 7th place, Ruth Conatser; 8th place, Grace Parker; 9th place, Charlene Carlock; and 10th place, Jean Campbell.


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