Mildred Anthanette (Snooks) Black

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Anthanette (Snooks) Black, 84, of Sparta, passed away July 9, 2009, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.
Mrs. Black was born March 14, 1925, in Sparta, to Jeff Williams and Sibbie Jane Paul Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lula Scott, Cholra Mae Simmons, Sarah Emery, Mary Hardie; and brothers, Bob Williams and Earl Williams
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, A.R. Black, of Sparta; special nephew, Jim Scott and wife Brenda, of Sparta; three additional nephews; four nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., July 11, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery, … Read More


Both Sparta pitching machine all star teams advance to district

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Teamwork in the outfield. Hayden Farris throws the ball in from the outfield as teammate, J.J. Baksa, backs him up in pitching machine tournament action last week in Sparta. The district tournament starts tonight here with two Sparta teams playing. The first plays at 6 p.m. and then the second follows at 7:30.

Getting the out at first. Sparta pitching machine all star, Bradley Seibers, throws to first to get the out during the win over DeKalb County in Carthage on Thursday.

Sparta’s Little League field will play host to the district 10 and under pitching machine all star tournament this week and local fans will have plenty … Read More


9/10 year old All Stars headed to state

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Taking a cut. Tyler Randolph takes a cut at a pitch during Thursday’s 12-0 shut out win over Hartsville.

One of many runs. One of Sparta’s 9/10 year old all stars slides safely home for one of the 12 runs they scored in the shutout win over Hartsville. Sparta followed with an 11-4 extra inning victory over Gallatin to capture the district title and earn a berth in the state tournament. That will begin Saturday in Lebanon. The time and opponent had not been announced at press time.

Sparta’s 9/10 year old baseball all stars picked up two wins in the district tournament to capture the District 2 … Read More


11/12 all stars still in hunt for state berth

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

In a pickle. The Sparta defense got a Smith County runner in a run down. Catcher, Tyler Brock, throws over the runner back to home plate for the out.

Hauling it in. Auston Glenn settles in under a fly ball to right field during the Sparta 12-year old all star team’s 11-6 win over Smith County Friday in Smithville. The 12’s will battle Lafayette tonight at 7 p.m. in the finals. Sparta will have to beat Lafayette twice to advance.

Sparta’s 11/12 year old baseball all stars opened district tournament play in Smithville with a loss, but have bounced back to fight their way out of the loser’s … Read More


Ben E. Swindell

Posted by | July 10, 2009 12:00 am

Ben E. Swindell, 70, of Sparta, passed away July 9, 2009, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred Anthanette (Snook) Black

Posted by | July 10, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Anthanette (Snook) Black, 84, of Sparta, passed away July 9, 2009, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.
Survivors include her husband, A.R. Black, of Sparta; great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., July 11, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery, in Cumberland County. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time for the service, on July 11.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jean Hogenson Brockman

Posted by | July 10, 2009 12:00 am

Jean Hogenson Brockman, 83, of Florida, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 8, 2009, at Villages Regional Medical Center, in Florida.
Mrs. Brockman was employed several years with Gooch Pharmacy, in Sparta She served as church secretary 25 years for Sparta First United Methodist Church
A graveside service will be at a later date in Sparta.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Brockman, of Florida; one daughter, Mary Holt and husband Larry, of Corryton; two sons, Bill Brockman, of Sparta, John Brockman, of Palm Springs, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Philips fire shuts down plant

Posted by | July 9, 2009 12:00 am

A fire at Philips Luminaires on McMinnville Highway, at approximately 11:30 a.m, July 7, caused company officials to evacuate the plant and send employees home for the rest of the day. [VIDEO BY GREG ENGLAND]


8 traffic fatalities listed for July 4th holiday

Posted by | July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Tennessee’s July 4th holiday period will go into the record books as the four lowest number of deaths from traffic crashes since 1981.
According to Tennessee Department of Safety, eight people died on the state’s highways during the Independence Day holiday. During the same period in 2008, 11 people died on Tennessee highways.
White County was not listed in the statistics. However, neighboring Cumberland County was the site for one holiday fatality, which occurred at 2:25 a.m.., July 4. The crash was not alcohol-related.
All eight of the holiday deaths occurred in single-vehicle crashes. Two of the fatalities were reportedly alcohol-related. The remaining six people killed were vehicle … Read More


Methadone clinic denied in Van Buren County

Posted by | July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Spencer will not be the site for a proposed methadone clinic after state officials with Tennessee Health Services Development Agency denied the application approximately two weeks ago.
State Representative Charles Curtiss, of White County, testified at the June 24, 2009, meeting in Nashville. Curtiss said the vote was 6-3 against issuing the license.
Paul Connell, chief executive officer of Private Clinic North, of Rossville, Ga., had originally filed a Certificate of Need with THSDA to locate a methadone clinic in Monterey, in Putnam County.
In February 2009, Connell told The Expositor he pulled the application for the Monterey clinic because of “a technicality in the filing process.” (The … Read More


Lennie Roe

Posted by | July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Lennie Roe, 51, of Sparta, passed away July 5, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Roe was born July 13, 1957.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Roe, of Sparta; son, Matthew Roe, of Mt. Juliet; daughters, Lisa Catherine Authier, of Clarksville, Beth Ann Manor, of Huber Heights, Ohio; parents, Amel and Juanita Roe, of Xenia, Ohio; brother, Dwight Roe, of Fredonia, Pa.; sisters, Carol Roe, of Cleveland, Ohio, Shirley Roe Stroup, of Xenia, Ohio; and mother-in-law, Rozelle Johnson, of Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., July 9, 2009, at Mundy Funeral Home, in Jamestown, with burial in Fellowship Cemetery. Bro. David Goff will officiate.
Mundy … Read More


Destiny Alexis Jagnandan

Posted by | July 9, 2009 12:00 am

Graveside service and interment for Destiny Alexis, daughter of Ravinder and Toni Pike Jagnandan, of Sparta will be 11 a.m., July 11, 2009, at Greenwood Cemetery. Bro. Steve Tiebout will officiate.
Destiny was stillborn July 8, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her parents; brother, Skyler Jagnandan; maternal grandparents, Darrell and Charlene Dodson, Anthony Pike; paternal grandparents, Deborah Jagnandan, David Pope, both of Sparta, Edward and Brenda Jagnandan, of North Carolina; great-grandparents, Helen Jagnandan, of Georgia, Lola Maynard, of Sparta, Lillian Kirby, of Spencer, Roger and Bobbie Pike, of Monterey; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at … Read More



Former Warriorette taking reins of volleyball team

Posted by | July 9, 2009 12:00 am

New coaching staff. New Warriorette volleyball head coach, Kirsty Young, goes through drills with her team in the foreground while in the background, assistant coach, Carrol Lee Norris, also works with the players.

Kirsty Young

In the early 90’s, Kirsty (Sims) Young was playing volleyball for White County High School.
Now, as the start of the 2009-10 school year approaches, Young will be taking over her alma mater’s volleyball team with the hope of maintaining the program that was built by her coach, Lynn Cannon.
Young, a 1992 graduate of WCHS, was a member of one of the school’s volleyball teams that made it all the way to … Read More


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