Myrtle Lorene Kirby

Posted by | March 31, 2009 12:00 am

Myrtle Lorene Kirby, 77, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Kirby was born May 5, 1931, in White County, to Harm Martin and Nannie Mae Stacy Rich.
She had been a homemaker.
Mrs. Kirby was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Gary Kirby.
Survivors include her husband, Verlon Kirby, of Sparta; four sons and their wives, Danny and Gail Kirby, Randall and Susan Kirby, Tracy and Janet Kirby, all of Sparta, Mike and Shirley Kirby, of Cookeville; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Kirby, of Sparta; four brothers and their wives, John and Sylvia Savage, Earl and Linda Rich, all of Smyrna, … Read More


Kenneth B. Milligan

Posted by | March 31, 2009 12:00 am

Kenneth Bartlett Milligan, 76, of Grandview Drive in Sparta, passed away March 29, 2009.
Milligan was born in White County on July 20, 1932, the son of the late Lee B. and Josephine Floyd Milligan.
He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War and worked many years for the U.S. Postal Service. Kenneth was a member of the Cumberland Heights Church of Christ, a Mason and a Shriner. Milligan was a true public servant, serving as Mayor of Sparta, an Alderman, a County Commissioner, and a member of the White County Planning Commission.
Funeral services will be held at Oak Lawn Funeral Home … Read More


Farewell to a memory

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Today I have said goodbye to another wonderful part of my life. The father of my best friend in high school has passed away.
When I found the obituary of Lt. Col. Elbert Hill Eller, I felt a tug at my heart as I recalled all the wonderful times I spent at his home. He was the epitome of a true military man who had carried many of his mannerisms and habits over into civilian life. However, there was one thing I always knew for a fact – he loved his baby girl, Mary Lou.
There were three other children that made up the Eller family, all of … Read More


Down to four!

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

  As this weekend comes to an end, it’s down to four in the NCAA tournament.
Actually while I am writing this, the final two spots in the men’s tournament are still undecided and the women are still working their way to the Elite Eight.
As far as the men’s tournament goes, the Villanova/Pitt game will go down as one of the classic endings in tournament lore. It looked a lot like the end to the UCLA game several years ago when Tyus Edney took the ball the length of the floor to keep the Bruins alive.
This time it was Villanova’s Scotty Reynolds who was off to the … Read More


Sweet Easter Treats

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Bring some colorful fun to your Easter celebration with family-friendly crafts and recipes from chef and party planning expert, Ingrid Hoffmann.
“I love to design crafts and recipes that families can make together to add a special touch to holiday celebrations,” Hoffmann says. “Working on a project such as making Easter Chicks is a great way for families to spend time together – and they make tasty, festive treats for Easter guests to take home, too.”
To add some spring cheer to the Easter brunch or dinner table, try the Egg Garden Centerpiece – it’s easy to make and offers a great conversation piece during Easter get-togethers. “Kids … Read More


A harvest of savings

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

FRESH VEGGIES. A 15 by 15 feet garden can produce more than 100 pounds of garden-fresh vegetables and herbs.

The economy is tanking, grocery bills are climbing and food safety scares are on the rise. For the 43 million Americans planning a vegetable garden this spring, growing your own is a matter of dollars and sense.
Food gardening will jump 19 percent this year over last year, according to a new survey by the National Gardening Association (NGA). Homeowners with shrinking household budgets are looking for help in their own backyards. Can planting a veggie patch really save you money? Government agencies and gardening organizations say yes.
Every … Read More


Hop to It, Y’all!

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Rustic Orange Eggs Benedict

Peanut Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs

Ham and Vegetable Frittata

There’s nothing quite like a delicious, spiral-sliced ham for Easter dinner – except maybe enjoying that ham’s leftovers in other meals, too! Food Network celebrity cook Paula Deen has been busy cooking up ways to enjoy ham any time – for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
“Start with my Smithfield Crunchy Glaze Spiral Ham – it’s so easy!” she says. Just heat the glaze in the packet, spoon over the top of the ham, then return it to the oven for 15 minutes. “You get a sweet, baked-honey crunch that is just fabulous!”
Use the leftover … Read More


Two-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Roger Green, 53, of Sparta, was taken to White County Community Hospital on Monday, Mar. 23, after the vehicle in which he was riding struck the rear of another vehicle on Bockman Way in front of Auto Zone.


14.3 percent unemployed in White County

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

White County’s unemployment rate is steadily rising as Thursday’s report listed the figure for February 2009 at 14.3 percent and is the third highest February rate in 36 years.
When January 2009’s unemployment rate was listed at 13.7 percent, business and industrial leaders had hoped the numbers would improve by the time February’s rate was released. However, the trend seems to be set as the unemployment rate fell .6 percent.
White County’s February 2009 rate of 14.3 percent is also the 13th highest of all 95 counties in Tennessee. Greene and Smith counties are also in 13th place with the same percentage.
Reviewing the past 14 months for … Read More


Charges made in Airport Marathon break-in

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

William Carlton Barlow, 23, of Sparta

One man has been charged by White County Sheriff Department, another has a warrant waiting for him after his release from Putnam County Jail, and one man is still being sought for the Mar. 4 break-in of Airport Marathon.
According to Detective Ruben Hormilla with WCSD, William Carlton Barlow, 23, of Sparta, was served a warrant for his arrest, on Mar. 13, after an investigation led officers to him and two other individuals.
On Mar. 4, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Deputy Lewis Carrick responded to a call about the glass of the front door being smashed out of the Airport Marathon. Two … Read More


‘Vessels of Grace’ performing at Beach Blaze 2009

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Spirit. Members of the band Vessels of Grace are preparing for their performance at Beach Blaze 2009. L-R: John Weatherly, Chris O’Brien, Nathan Hawkins and Craig Dial.

Celebrating spring break has taken on a new meaning for four White County men as they take to the road to spend a few days in sunny Panama City, Fla., at an event known as Beach Blaze.
One might think traveling to the Sunshine State is exactly what a vast number of red-blooded American guys do during those few days of respite from their regular routines. However, one group of males has found an alternative to the familiar scene. Instead of … Read More


Myrtle L. Kirby

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Myrtle Kirby, 77, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth B. Milligan

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Kenneth B. Milligan, 76, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2009, at Summit Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


East takes win in TACA All Star game

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Looking for his options. Warrior senior, Stewart Mitchell, looks over his options while being guarded by a Summertown player on the West squad in the TACA All Star game. Mitchell, who got to play for his coach, Eric Mitchell, one more time, was a member of the East squad which picked up a 95-92 win.

Reacting to the shot. Warrior coach, Eric Mitchell, the head coach of the East All Stars, reacts to a shot put up by the West late in the game. The East came from behind to win the game by three. Joining Mitchell on the sidelines was Maryville coach, Mark Eldridge, a Livingston Academy

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