Commissioners tour jail; construction problems found

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
“I can take you to a dozen jails and show you the same things are happening,” said Mark Rogers, architect, who designed the multi-million dollar White County Justice Center.
Rogers led the Thursday tour, which consisted of several White County commissioners and Hershell Wells, of Cambridge Construction, who serves as construction manager for White County. Herd Sullivan, White County executive, and The Expositor also joined the group as they critiqued the one-year-old facility.
Commissioners had heard complaints about cracks in tiles and concrete within the jail area. A recent inspection by the state, which pinpointed some of the deficiencies, and a Grand Jury inspection report … Read More


Fair takes first place at convention

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Jarrod Conner
The White County Fair won first place for the best fair in the Class A division at the Tennessee Association of Fairs 81st Annual Convention, which was held recently at the Sheraton in downtown Nashville.
A page from a ledger was discovered by members of the fair board containing entries from Oct. 3-5, 1855.
The ledger page contained entry information from events held during the fair taking place on those dates.
This page was shown at the Tennessee Association of Fairs, and the White County Fair Board was presented with a certificate proclaiming the White County Fair a “Century Fair”.
A Century Fair is a fair … Read More


Tip from city workers leads to stolen vehicle recovery, arrest

Posted by | February 3, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
A tip from workers with City of Sparta Street Department led to the eventual arrest of an out-of-state man on Jan. 29, 2003.
According to Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, street department employees working on the city-owned parking lot, located on East Bockman Way next to Citizens Bank, became suspicious when a vehicle began driving erratically near the work area on Jan. 27, 2003.
Workers took the license plate number and contacted Sparta Police after the car drove off.
A check in the computer database indicated the car had been reported stolen in Sequatchie County.
At 1:56 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2003, Sgt. Travis Barker, of … Read More


Dorothy L. Dow

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Dorothy L. Dow, 72, of Camden, passed away Jan. 27, 2003.
Dow was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Sparta, to Paul Davis and Dannie Davis.
She was a retired boat dock owner.
Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Dow; one son, Ricky Dow of Eva; one brother, Douglas Davis of Sparta; and one granddaughter, Lee Ann Dow.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 29, 2003, at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Camden with burial in Phifer Cemetery. Bro. Walter Lockhart officiated.
Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Camden was in charge of arrangements


Kenneth Vaughn Welch

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Kenneth Vaughn Welch, 91, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2003, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Welch was born Aug. 9, 1911, in the Clifty community of White County.
He had been a loan officer with Federal Land Bank.
Welch was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ben J. Welch Sr. and Basil C. Welch; two sisters, Grace Ellen Smith and Cecil Muriel Chittick; and one grandson, Kyle Billingsley.
Survivors include his wife, Beulah Erwin Welch of Sparta; one son and daughter and daughter-in-law, James A. and Barbara Welch of McMinnville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Afif Srouji of Brentwood, Patricia and Dan Billingsley … Read More


Carl Hubert Dilldine

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Carl Hubert Dilldine, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 27, 2003.
Dilldine was born April 3, 1927, in White County, to James Monroe and Margaret Susan Phillips Dilldine.
He was a retired police officer with the City of Sparta, where he also served as chief.
Dilldine was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Loucinda Tollison Dilldine of Sparta; one daughter, Beverly Luna of Sparta; two sons, Ricky Dilldine and Randy Dilldine both of Sparta; five grandchildren, Chris, Jimmy, Brandi, Shane and Tanner; and four great grandchildren, Aarey Ann, McKenna, Daylon and Dayston.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 30, 2003, at Hunter … Read More


Arrie Lena Rice Mason Kirby

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Arrie Lena Rice Mason Kirby, 89, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 2003.
Kirby was born May 10, 1913, to Georgie Rice and Novella Davidson Rice.
She had been employed at the Doyle Shirt Factory and Sparta Shirt Factory.
Kirby was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include five daughters, Lena Roberts of Walling, Dorothy Webster of Homer, Mich., Pat Hollingsworth and Sandra Spakes of Sparta and Sharon Reed of McMinnville; one son, Calvin Mason of Sparta; one sister, Clara McDonald of Doyle; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Roberts Rice of Cookeville and Willie Rice of McMinnville.
Services were held at … Read More


Richard Davis

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Richard Davis, 49, of Folkston, Ga., passed away Jan. 24, 2003, in Folkston, Ga.
Davis was born in Madison County, Ind., to James Harold Davis and Earline Fish.
He had been a self-employed contractor.
Fish was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Davis Davis of Folkston, Ga.; two daughters, Pamela Davis of Sparta and Janice Davis of Folkston, Ga.; two sons, Robert L. Davis of Folkston, Ga. and Jeffrey A. Davis of Woodbury.; mother, Earline Fish of Sparta; one sister, Patricia Bridges of Sparta; two grandchildren, Courtney Nichole Davis and Jacob Allen Davis.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 31, 2003, … Read More


Horace Lynn Dewvall

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Horace Lynn Dewvall, 63, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 26, 2003.
Dewvall was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Johnson County, Texas, to Jesse and Opal Johnson Dewvall.
He had been a truck driver.
Dewvall was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Prater Dewvall of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Krystal and Michael Moore of Austin, Texas; one step daughter and husband, Donna and Jeff Biggs of Cleburne, Texas; two stepsons, Kevin Crawford and wife Rena and Stacy Crawford all of Sparta; two brothers, Ross Dewvall of Henrietta, Texas and Coleman Dewvall of Sherman, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Services were held … Read More


Something for everyone at Brasel’s

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Terri Brock
Whether you favor antique glassware, old cookbooks, collectible Barbies, or a pocket knife, Brasel’s Antiques and Collectibles has something for you.
“I want people to just come in and look around,” said owner Carl Brasel, “because if they stop in, they’ll find something they just can’t get out of here without buying.”
Located at 222 W. Bockman Way, owners Carl and Martha Brasel have definitely created a haven for a mass variety of unique treasures for all individuals.
Just one stroll through the sanctuary of antiques and collectibles and you’ll find old quilts, authentic antique paintings, antique furniture, iron skillets, oil lams, handmade crafts, isles of … Read More


WCHS drops two heartbreakers to Cookeville

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Amanda Lewis was four of seven from three point range tallying 14 points in Tuesday night’s game with Cookeville.
However, Cookeville swept the season series defeating the Warriorettes 46-39.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Health Council hears information about smallpox vaccinations

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Preparedness is the key to implementing a plan of action in the event of a bioterrorism act on American. With the Homeland Security Act now in place, a uniform plan has been established for all states that would be implemented if a case of smallpox were reported anywhere in the United States.
Pam Grossberg, emergency response coordination for the Upper Cumberland region, told White County Health Council members during a Tuesday meeting a $20 million grant was issued to help establish the necessary infrastructure for mass vaccination. “There will be 117 clinics across Tennessee,” she said. “However, the 14-county region within the Upper Cumberland will … Read More


Valentine’s Day can be special with Blooms for Babies 2003

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Valentine’s Day is the time when everyone’s thoughts turn to love, and tokens of affection are given to special individuals. The March of Dimes in this area has created a unique way of expressing those sentimental feelings, while also helping fight birth defects.
Blooms for Babies, which was originated in the Chattanooga office of the March of Dimes, has been a successful fundraiser. This campaign focuses on Valentine’s Day by offering individuals and companies the opportunity to purchase a vase five gorgeous purple tulips, which are purchased from Holland, and come with a clear glass, full-cut vase, with a ribbon tied around the center. The … Read More


Bond reduction denied for alleged multiple sexual battery offender

Posted by | January 30, 2003 12:00 am

Billy Jarvis
A
motion requesting a bond reduction was heard by Judge Lillie Ann Sells during the Jan. 27, 2003, White County Criminal Court proceedings.
Defense attorney Joe Finley requested the court reduce the bail for his client, Eddie Dean Clark, from $50,000 to $10,000. Clark is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery, with two of the alleged counts reportedly against victims under the age of 10.
White County Criminal Investigator Chris Isom was called to testify on behalf of the State. Isom stated his investigation showed a pattern of criminal conduct relative to the defendant.
“My investigation revealed that he [Eddie Dean Clark] has a … Read More


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