Vehicle malfunction possible cause of crash

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Seatbelt safety in action. A concerned passerby climbs back into the SUV that rolled over on West Ravenscroft Road to retrieve something for the three-year old child and her mother, who both escaped serious injuries in the crash.

An unknown equipment malfunction is believed to be the cause of a SUV rollover on West Ravenscroft, Jan. 3, with a mother and daughter on board.
According to Trooper David Slatton with Tennessee Highway Patrol, Jennifer Lynn Daniels, 25, of Sparta, was traveling east on West Ravenscroft Road with her 3-year-old daughter in a 1997 GMC Yukon.
Daniels reportedly told Slatton the vehicle started behaving erratically, and the rear wheels … Read More

Sewer service to apartments delayed

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

A White County businessman has still not been given a definitive answer about whether or not City of Sparta will provide sewer service to his property on Smithville Highway.
Scott Davis, of Davis Rental Properties, had addressed Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, on Jan. 22, about hooking onto the city’s sewer line on Smithville Highway. Davis has converted a new structure into four apartments, with plans to construct two additional building that will house a total of eight apartments. The apartments are located outside the city limits, but are adjacent to one of the city’s recent sewer projects that extended service into the county.
Davis stated during … Read More

$600k needed by Middle TN YMCA to take over facility

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Expanse. The back portion of the YMCA property is sectioned off into ballfields used by Little League teams, which could change if Middle Tennesse YMCA takes over the Sparta-White County facility.

The goal is 1,100 members and more than a half-million dollars in donations for Middle Tennessee YMCA to take over the struggling Sparta organization that has been receiving the majority of its funding from the two governmental entities.
During a work session for Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, on Thursday, Mayor Tommy Pedigo said there are four things City of Sparta can do with the YMCA, “ shut it down, keep doing what we’re doing now, … Read More

Mildred Irene Tackett Powers

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Irene Tackett Powers, 77, of Murfreesboro, passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at her residence.
Powers was born July 26, 1931, in White County, to David and Joe Mae Crawford Tackett.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bertha Elllis, Maggie Smith; and two brothers, Herbert Tackett and David Tackett Jr.
Survivors include three sisters, Rowena Lowery, of Murfreesboro, Jessie Mae Dobbs, of Manchester, Ruby Parkeson, of Tiptonville; one brother, Buster D. Tackett, of Dayton, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Charles Lee, Joyce Tackett, Larry Tackett, Bobby Tackett, all of Ohio, David Lee, of Algood, Stevie Tackett, of Chattanooga, Fran George, of California, Wilma Foster, of … Read More

Mildred Power

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Power, 77, of Olympia Place, in Murfreesboro, passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Jean Pickering

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Barbara Jean Pickering, 59, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 7, 2009, at her residence.
Pickering was born Jan. 29, 1950, in Arizona, to James and Jeanette Simmons.
She had been a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith
Pickering was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include sons and their spouses, Ron and Linda Pickering, of Cookeville, Scott and Kristen Pickering, of Sparta; daughters and their spouses, Jeanette and Jim Reese, of Sparta, Trina and Vince Schele, of Cookeville; brothers, Glen and Brian Simmons, both of Arizona; sisters and their spouses, Marilyn and Bob Miller, of California, Debbie and Randy Hiller, of Arizona; 15 grandchildren; and … Read More

Antonio Datuin

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Antonio Datuin, 78, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 9, 2009. at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Black History Month celebrated

Posted by | February 8, 2009 12:00 am

State Senator Thelma Harper, state senator from Nashville, is a frequent guest at many of the events headed by Herman Hill. Harper, in her easy-going manner, interjects a little humor in her address to the crowd.

Sparta Civic Center was the location Saturday for one of White County’s annual events, as people of all races and ethnic backgrounds came together to celebrate Black History Month.
Herman Hill, commander of Sparta’s post of the American Legion, is the host and coordinator of the event, which features historical reminiscing and musical entertainment from numerous choirs.
Featured guests for the evening included: White County Executive Herd Sullivan, State Representative Charles Curtiss, … Read More

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