David Joseph (Joey) Clark

Posted by | July 16, 2009 12:00 am

David Joseph (Joey) Clark, 24, passed away July 14, 2009, at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.
Mr. Clark was born June 22, 1985, in Warren County. He is the son of David Jeffery Clark and Teresa Ann Gay Prater.
He was a carpet layer.
Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Clark.
Survivors include his mother, Teresa Ann Prater and husband Jim, Woodbury; father, David Jeffery Clark and wife Lori, of Quebeck; fiancée, Crystal Seagraves and her daughter, Adora, of Crossville; grandfather, Harold Gay and wife Pat, of Sparta; Sue Richardson and fiancé John Humphrey, of Walling; grandmother, Rose Clark, of Quebeck; and several cousins … Read More


William Craig Hawk

Posted by | July 16, 2009 12:00 am

William Craig Hawk, 76, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2009, in Edinburg, Texas, after a brief battle with cancer.
Mr. Hawk was a Mason for the past 50 years. He was a perpetual member of the Millennium Lodge # 543 AF&AM in Tulsa, Okla., and a 50-year member of the Oklahoma Scottish Rite 32nd-degree. He retired after 31 years from Dresser Industries as marketing manager. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in McAllen, Texas, Challenged Sportsman of America, the NRA, the American Gunsmith Association and a lifelong member of the North American Hunting Association.
He was preceded in death by his … Read More


Clark dies in Erlanger Hospital

Posted by | July 15, 2009 12:00 am

A White County man, who was allegedly severely beaten on a houseboat near Horseshoe Bend Marina, died at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, July 14, reportedly from injuries suffered in the beating.
Joey Clark, 24, of Sparta, had reportedly been in serious condition at the hospital since he was admitted July 7 with severe neck and head injuries.
James P. Vernon, 38, of Rock Island, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder for his alleged role in the incident that reportedly occurred 148 feet outside of White County, in DeKalb County.
According to officials with the District Attorney General’s office, charges on Vernon will now be upgraded to … Read More


Donald Henry Nielson

Posted by | July 15, 2009 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Donald Henry Nielson, 88, of Sparta, passed away July 13, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Nielson was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Henry and Sylvia Russell Nielson.
He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a combat pilot.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Nielson, of Sparta; daughter, Sue Nielson, of Las Vegas, Nev.; son, Don Nielson, of California; daughters, Berki Stepp and husband Thomas H. Williams, of Sparta, Randy Stepp, of Lu Ray, Va.; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Peggy Nielson, of St. George, Utah; and … Read More


Charles Richard (Ricky) Rigsby

Posted by | July 15, 2009 12:00 am

Charles Richard (Ricky) Rigsby, 59, of Spencer, passed away July 14, 2009.
Mr. Rigsby was the pastor of Bellview Southern Methodist Church for 19 years. He was also a longtime diesel dozer mechanic.
 Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mary Lou Rigsby; son, Shane Rigsby and wife Lisa, of Spencer; daughter, Tawana Hills and husband Dickey, of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Gage and Greta Rigsby; parents, George Lee and Dortha Rigsby, of Spencer; three sisters, Gwen Rigsby, Sandra Rigsby, Shirley Madewell, all of Spencer; two brothers, Jerry Rigsby, of Spencer, Michael Rigsby, of Tracy City; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Funeral service will be … Read More


Ada Louise Phifer Jones

Posted by | July 15, 2009 12:00 am

Ada Louise Phifer Jones, 87, of Doyle, passed away July 15, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Jones was born March 5, 1922, in White County, to Clarence Samuel and Myrtle Guy Phifer.
She was a retired nurse’s aid.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee (R.L.) Jones and a brother, George Earl Phifer.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Lee Jones Jr., of Quebeck, William Eric Jones and wife Donna, of Doyle; four grandchildren, Cindy Kollmorgen and husband Don, of Sparta, Chris Jones and wife Theresa, of Carthage, Adam Jones and wife Katina, of Cookeville, Sara Cope and husband Cayce, of Sparta; four … Read More


325-year sentence handed out to Putnam County resident

Posted by | July 14, 2009 12:00 am

William Vincent Dunn, 34, of Baxter, was sentenced today (July 14, 2009) by U.S. District Chief Judge Todd Campbell to 325 years in prison for soliciting the murders of a Putnam County sheriff’s deputy, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and an informant.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Judge Campbell stated, “This is among the most serious offenses the court has seen.  It is a complete lack or regard for life.”
On Nov. 8, 2008, a federal jury in Nashville found Dunn guilty on all counts of a 21-count indictment, including the solicitation to murder law … Read More


Martha Jean Thompson

Posted by | July 14, 2009 12:00 am

Martha Jean Thompson, 67, of Sparta, passed away July 12, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Thompson was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., to Nunzio Cessante and Florence Romano Cessante.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Juliuis Cessante, Nunzio Cessante; and two sisters, Nancy House and Florence Cessante.
Survivors include her husband, William (Bill) Thompson, of Sparta; two sons, Patrick Thompson and wife Tracey, of Doyle, Joe Thompson, of Westland, Mich.; one daughter, Abby Sutton and husband Barry, of Temple, Ga.; brother, Vincente Cessante, of Canton, Mich.; three sisters, Rose Milavec, Celestine Cessante, both of Westland, Mich., Virginia Ardley, of Ontario, … Read More


Potato Salad

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

4 or 5 medium sized potatoes
4 tablespoons juice from
    Kosher dill pickles
3 tablespoons finely chopped
    dill pickles
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
One-half cup chopped red onion
One-half cup chopped celery
2 Hard boiled eggs, chopped
One-half cup light mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
One-half teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes. Reduce heat and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20-30 minutes. Cool until they can be handled. Remove skins. Cut potatoes into cubes. Put potatoes in a bowl and add the pickle juice and the pickles. Add parsley, onion, celery, hard-boiled egg. In another … Read More


Classic Makeover

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Pita Pesto Pizza Snackers

Apple-Cinnamon Pancake Stackers

Berry Breakfast Parfaits

Classics never go out of style – whether presented simply or dressed up with trendy new touches. Cottage cheese has been a favorite for generations, but innovative serving ideas give new appeal to this trusty favorite.
Cool and refreshing cottage cheese is an easy “right now” quick meal or snack for on-the-go people. It’s naturally high in protein, low in fat and carbohydrates and is a favorite among active, nutrition-conscious adults, providing women with the calcium they need. And, parents can feel good about it as an easy, healthy snack for kids. The creamy satisfying flavor of cottage … Read More


Turn the recession into revenue for you

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

We’ve all heard the bad news: There is a global recession, the housing market continues to decline, the banking industry is struggling and unemployment continues to rise.
But, if you are one of the many whose employment has been affected by the recession, there is a silver lining. Entrepreneurs account for 50 percent of the gross domestic product and 50 percent of job creation in America. Small businesses grew rapidly in the last two recessions. If you prefer being part of an existing company, many companies are looking to upgrade their talent, especially smaller companies who will value previous experience.
Ready to start your own business? A recent … Read More


‘The Dirty Dozen’

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Strawberries are among the 'Dirty Dozen' produce list.

No, I’m not talking about a bunch of tough guys in an old WWII movie. Instead, I want to talk about tough guys (and some not-so tough guys) in the garden. 
Public interest in organic produce has developed a great deal, and for good reason. Today’s consumer is more savvy and health-conscious than ever before. But, unless you have the space, time and knowledge to grow your own fruits and vegetables organically, you have probably spent some time in the organic produce section of the supermarket wondering if its really worth the extra cost.  
The most obvious benefit of an … Read More


Three-car crash sends five to hospital

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

A three-vehicle chain reaction crash, July 3, at the intersection of Taft Church Road and Sam Walton Drive, sent five people to the hospital with varying injuries, none of which were reported as serious. [VIDEO BY GREG ENGLAND]


Doyle Convenience Center to relocate

Posted by | July 13, 2009 12:00 am

Business. Mack Johnson (left) and Jim Ward talk about their proposal to move Doyle Convenience Center.

Careful. Vehicles can be seen crossing the railroad tracks as they travel to the Doyle Convenience Center (at the left). Middle Tennessee Limestone encompasses the convenience center.

Patrons of Doyle Convenience Center may soon be traveling just a few hundred feet down the highway when the existing facility is relocated to make more for an expansion project at Middle Tennessee Limestone.
Jim Ward and Mack Johnson, of MTL, appeared before members of the Solid Waste Committee, on Thursday, to make an offer that would benefit not only their business, but also help … Read More


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