Democratic Party hosts Bredesen campaign

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
The Bredesen for Governor campaign was held at 6 p.m., Sept. 17, 2002, at the White County Courthouse. Representatives brought Bredesen bumper sticks, buttons, signs and pamphlets for local supporters to distribute and display.
After Bredesen representatives finished with their campaign, Chairman Geeta McMillen began the regular monthly meeting by asking for a motion to accept the previous meeting’s minutes. The motion was accepted. Treasurer Brenda Simmons gave the treasurer’s report and explained various bills that were paid.
McMillen thanked everyone for coming and gave a special thanks to Sheriff James O’Conner for being present at the meeting. She also announced the secretary had resigned and … Read More


Collision on one-way street

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A two vehicle collision sent one patient, William Corey Young, 16, of Sparta, to the hospital with injuries.
Ptl. J.T. King of the Sparta Police Department arrived on the accident scene at approximately 6:04 p.m., Wednesday. Matthew Cody Scoggins, 16, of Sparta, and the passenger, Young, were traveling north on Sparkman Street in a 1994 Dodge pickup truck when they were involved in the accident.
According to the report, Scoggins was unable to stop before the two vehicles hit head-on. The Dodge was owned by Timothy L. Scoggins, of Sparta.
According to authorities, Jeremy Merle Morgan, 25, of Cookeville, was allegedly traveling south on Sparkman Street, … Read More


Austin voted chairman of commissioners

Posted by | September 23, 2002 12:00 am

Sara Arthur
Wallace Austin, commissioner from the first district, was voted chairman of the board of commissioners at the meeting on Sept. 16, 2002.
The full court of commissioners conducted their first official meeting with newly elected members.
Among the first items on the agenda was the election of chairman, vice-chairman and parliamentarian.
Nominations were called for by acting chairman, Milligan. Wallace Austin and Kenneth Milligan were nominated for the position and Austin was named chairman by a 8-6 vote.
Austin thanked the board for having the confidence to put him in the position. He stated one of his main goals was to “keep the board informed of … Read More


Wanda Jean Bookheimer

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Wanda Jean Bookheimer, 65, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 17, 2002.
Bookheimer was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Monterey, to Rev. William Leslie and Cora Edna Madewell Long.
She had been a certified nurse’s assistant.
Bookheimer was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilma Joyce Swiney; and one granddaughter, Angela K. Perkins.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald R. and Kristine Poteet of Sparta, Ricky E. Bell of Phoenix, Ariz. and Charles A and Juanita Bell of Cookeville; tow daughters, Denise Poteet Smith and Candace L. Dodson both of Sparta; three brothers, Charles L. Long and Leslie Dewayne Long both of Prescott, Ariz. and Larry … Read More


William Reed Johnson Sr.

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

William Reed Johnson Sr., 76, of Brentwood, formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2002, at V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro
Johnson was born June 2, 1926, in Silver Point, to Oscar Staley and Sally Daisy Cole Johnson.
He was senior vice-president of Baptist Hospital.
Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Hershell Johnson; and two sisters, Mildred Trump and Maddie Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Lydia Johnson of Brentwood; one daughter, Katrina Norris of Brentwood; one son, William Reed Johnson Jr. of Homewood, Ala.; two brothers, Oran Johnson and Carl Johnson; five sisters, Ivah Hayes, Geneva Thompson, Patricia Green, Marcella Bilbrey and Vivian … Read More


Alton L. “Shorty” Myers

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Alton L. “Shorty” Myers, 81, of Doyle, passed way Sept. 17, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Myers was born April 15, 1921, to Charlie Carson Myers and Patty Ann Smith Myers.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was retired from McMinnville Concrete.
Myers was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer Lee and Haskel Irl Myers; one daughter, Linda Kay Taylor; and one granddaughter, Rhonda Mason.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Myers of Doyle; two daughters, Rita Baker of Sparta and Patsy Mason of Quebeck; nine grandchildren; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 … Read More


Clifford McDonald

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Clifford McDonald, 72, of Doyle, passed away Sept. 9, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
McDonald was born July 7, 1930, in White County, to Joe McDonald and Lounette Swindell.
He served his country during the Korean Conflict. McDonald had been employed in the maintenance profession.
McDonald was preceded in death by his parents; one sisters, Bessie Henry; three brothers, Wallace, Joe Gordon and Rayborn.
Survivors include five nephews, Mike Henry of Quebeck and Joey McDonald, Donald McDonald, Bennie McDonald and Carrol McDonald all of Sparta and three nieces, Sue Turner and Janice Cole both of Sparta and Judy Thomas of Nolensville.
Graveside services were held at 1 … Read More


Wayne Moore

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Wayne Moore, 65, of Fayetteville, passed away Sept. 15, 2002, at Lincoln Memorial Medical Center.
Moore was a native of White County and the son of Orville Clay and Maudie Mitchell Moore.
He operated the Zip-In Market, retired from Cooperweld, a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and a member and elder of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Crawford Moore; several nieces; and four great nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Sept. 18, 2002, at Higgins Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Pisgah at 3 p.m.
This information … Read More


Joyce Fowler Sanders

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Joyce Fowler Sanders, 73, of Smyrna, passed away Sept. 16, 2002, at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville.
Sanders was born Sept. 23, 1928, to Jim Lee and Reba Gertrude Hensley Fowler.
She had been employed at Chromalox.
Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Sanders; her parents; one brother, Thurman L. Fowler; and one sister, Mary E. Wilson.
Survivors include one son, Ron Vinson of Independence, Ky.; one grandson, Ron Vinson II of Mason, Ohio; and one nephew, Johnny Richards of Woodbury.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 21, 2002, at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Chaplin Allen Withers … Read More


Dorothy Lee Sissom

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Dorothy Lee Sissom, 79, of Cookeville, passed away
Sept. 14, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Sissom was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Clay County, to Sidney Edward Bilbrey and Ada Condra Bilbrey.
She attended the Church of Christ and had been a department store clerk.
Sissom was preceded in death by Lester Odle.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Joan Odle of Muncie, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Lynn of Sparta; one step daughter and spouse, Joyce and Matt Weaver of Muncie, Ind.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Donald and Mabel Bilbrey of Lafayette, David Bilbrey of Celina and James and Linda … Read More


Lindsay Elizabeth Floyd

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Lindsay Elizabeth Floyd, 23, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2002, in Corinth, Miss.
Floyd was born Feb. 16, 1979, in Putnam County, to William Robert and Carol Elizabeth Walker Floyd.
She was an assistant coach for the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Floyd was preceded in death by her grandfather, Silas Floyd.
Survivors include her parents, Bill and Carol Floyd of Sparta; one brother, Greg Floyd of Sparta; fiance’, Mark Price of Huntsville, Ala.; grandparents, Wendell and Katherine Walker of Spring City and Stella Floyd of Sparta; aunts and uncles, Larry and Donna Walker of Crossville and Jim and Frankie Floyd, Steve and Debbie Floyd … Read More


Hall ejected from vehicle

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A Sparta woman, Lynn Marie Hall, 29, was ejected from her automobile after she crashed on Crossville Highway. White County EMS transported Hall to White County Community Hospital because of her injuries.
The Emergency 911 Center dispatched emergency personnel to the scene of the accident in the area of 7325 Crossville Highway at approximately 9 p.m., Monday. According to Trooper R.C. Christian of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hall was traveling eastbound on Highway 70 in a 1999 Ford Taurus. The vehicle’s right tires allegedly went into the gravel, causing her to lose control. According to Christian, the vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic, struck a mailbox, … Read More


Floyd loses life in Mississippi crash

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Jebb Johnston
A violent crash on U.S. 72 in East Corinth Wednesday afternoon resulted in the death of the 23-year-old assistant women’s basketball coach for the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Lindsay Elizabeth Floyd of Huntsville, Ala., was a passenger in the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Richard A. “Andy” Blackston, 28, also of Huntsville. Blackston is the head women’s basketball coach for University of Alabama-Huntsville.
The second vehicle was a Peterbilt 18-wheeler owned by Hatcher Farms and driven by Patrick N. Turner, 37, of Russell Springs, Ky.
Corinth Police Chief Fred Johnson said it appears Blackston may have dozed off behind the wheel of the westbound Pontiac before … Read More


Sparta investigation has international connections

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
On Wednesday, agents with the F.B.I., D.E.A., U.S. Postal Service, along with officers from the Sparta Police Department, arrested Kevin Layne Brown, 32, and Ronald Keith Brown, 45, based upon a federal indictment issued out of the Southern District of Alabama. On Thursday afternoon, The Expositor attended an official press conference at the office of James K. Vines, U.S. Attorney Middle District Tennessee, where officials of the aforementioned governmental agencies made the announcement.
The arrests of these two subjects, who were identified as brothers, were part of a nationwide operation entitled “Webslinger”, which targeted Internet-based trafficking of “date rape” drugs. The indictment on Kevin L. … Read More


Tearing down the language barriers

Posted by | September 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Many people only dream of a career that is challenging and rewarding, but Heather Hayes is one of the lucky people. She has traveled to countries that most Americans will never see. Hayes has done all this to better educate herself and to serve her fellow man.
Hayes is a federally certified court interpreter for Spanish, and lived overseas for many years. She moved to White County from Maryland. “My aunt and uncle, Lyn and Mike Pallotta, live in Quebeck,” she said. “I came for a visit and loved it here.”
According to Hayes, the job of an interpreter is very portable. Internet access has … Read More


Expositor will be published Friday

Posted by | September 19, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
The Expositor will not be published Thursday, September 19, 2002.
It will be published Friday, September 20, 2002.
All subscribers should receive their papers Friday.


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