Thomas discusses numerous services provided by Frontier

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Becoming acquainted with various entities of the business community is the objective of the Chamber Membership Luncheon, and Danny Thomas, account manager for Frontier Communications spoke to members on Wednesday about the services provided by his company.
As members of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce gathered in the meeting room at White County Community Hospital, Thomas spoke about the telecommunications industry that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. He said in June 2001, Citizens Communications completed its acquisition of Frontier Corporation and therefore was able to provide a larger telecommunications company with an extended reach.
Thomas gave a brief history, … Read More


Candidates speak at Republican meeting

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
There are only a few days left until election day, and candidates of various races took the opportunity to express their views before a small group of White Countians during the Republican Party meeting on Monday night.
Donald Holman, chairman, stated according to national statistics, 20 percent of voters have not decided on a candidate when they pull up to the polls. He said for that reason, it is very important for the Republicans to be available to work the various districts throughout the county on election day.
The main focus of the meeting was to listen to several Republicans who are candidates for the … Read More


Firefighters battle blaze in Cherry Creek

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Denton residence on Mary Gardner Road on Tuesday.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Emergency 911 Center dispatched the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department to the location. According to authorities, the ceiling fan in the living room had caught on fire and the firemen spread a tarp on the floor and removed the ceiling fan, along with insulation and debris surrounding the area.
There were 10 firemen on the scene until approximately 8:30 p.m. Firemen were dispatched a second time due to a relight at approximately 9:18 p.m. No additional information was available at press time.
– Residence burglarized … Read More


Strange phenomenon engulfs community of Central View

Posted by | July 25, 2002 12:00 am

Rima Austin
Twenty-six years ago, 73-year-old Herod McPeak, was gunned down as a man tried to rob a local store he happened to be shopping in that day.
McPeak spent twelve days in the hospital with his wife by his side. The fact that a man got shot three times in the chest during a robbery gone bad and lived to tell about it, is not the only amazing part of this story. The amazing part is what happened while he was in the hospital one hundred miles away.
While Herod lay fighting for his life in a Nashville intensive care unit, back home his hay was being … Read More


Sam Holland Jr.

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Sam Holland, Jr., 80, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away July 18, 2002, in Eaton.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Holland of Eaton, Ohio; one son, Phillip Holland of Ohio; one daughter, Tharon Randall of Eaton, Ohio; four brothers, James Holland, Monroe Holland, Everette Holland and Cordell Holland all of Sparta; four grandchildren; and several niece and nephews.
Services will be held July 22, 2002, at Barnes Funeral Home in Eaton, Ohio.
Barnes Funeral Home in Eaton, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
This information is courtesy of Thurman Funeral Home.


Alma Sue Hurst Hollingsworth

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Alma Sue Hurst Hollingsworth, 59, of the Cummingsville community, passed away July 19, 2002, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
Hollingsworth was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Rhea County, to James Albert Hurst and Eleanor Dunn Hurst.
She attended Cummingsville United Methodist and was a member of the Methodist Woman’s Group. Hollingsworth was a homemaker.
Hollingsworth was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Wilson and one brother, Ivan Hurst.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Hollingsworth of Spencer; one son, Donald Keith Hollingsworth of Spencer; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Brent Jones of McMinnville; five sisters, Rohena Blankenship and Juanita Simmons both of Pikeville and Camellia Holt, Wanda Bean and … Read More


Carl Robert “Bob” Young

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Carl Robert “‘Bob” Young,
77 of Knoxville, passed away at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on July 9, 2002.
Young was a member of Central Baptist Church of Bearden and Board of Directors of First National Bank of Loudon County.
Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Young McMillin; grandchildren: Robert Woodson McMillin, Kenneth Young McMillin and Louise Callaway McMillin all of Knoxville; sister, Mary Young Maples of Lenoir City; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Loretta Young of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Young was well known around the Southeast for his cattle brokerage,, as co-owner of Young Livestock Company of Knoxville, and owner … Read More


Marie Allison Davis

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Marie Allison Davis, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 17, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Davis was born Dec. 7, 1921, in White City, Kansas, to William Herbert and Mary Ann Ferguson Allison.
She was a beautician.
Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. Davis and four brothers, Johnny Allison, Hollis Allison, Bill Allison and Wallis Allison.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David Cassety of Gainesboro; three sisters, Dorothy Nell Hargis, Dimple Howard and Margaret Maxwell all of Cookeville; two brothers, Jimmy Allison of Cookeville and Ralph Ferguson of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Melissa Vance of Carthage, John Cassetty of … Read More


Thomas F. Rogers

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Thomas F. Rogers, 84, of Spencer, passed away July 19, 2002, at Erlanger Hospital.
Rogers was born May 1, 1918, in Van Buren County, to W.B. Rogers and Georgie Kell Rogers.
He attended First Baptist Church and was a retired Van Buren County educator.
Rogers was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy Rogers and John Benton Rogers; one grandson, John Thomas Rogers; and one brother, Karl Rogers.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Seals Rogers of Spencer; one son Daniel Rogers of Spencer; one daughter, Bonnie Adcock of Spencer; one brother, . C.B. Rogers of Spencer; one sister, Katy Mixon of McMinnville; five grandchildren, Lesa Guy, Sue Adcock, … Read More


Hershell Thomas Peterson

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Hershell Thomas Peterson, 69, of White County, passed away July 16, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Patterson was born June 6, 1933, in Lafayette, to Willie Franklin Patterson and Lou Addie Law Peterson.
He attended a non-denominational church.
Patterson was retired from the maintenance department at the University of Illinois.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Gene Patterson.
Survivors include his wife, Eula Jane Patterson; four sons, Hershell Thomas Patterson Jr. of Texas, Michael Patterson, Paul Patterson and John Patterson all of LaPorte, Ind.; two sisters, Kathleen Noland of Hoopeston, Ill. and Nancy Wescott of Las Vegas; three brothers, James Robert Patterson of Las … Read More



Local softball All Stars begin play in state tournaments

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
The 13/14 year old Junior Girls softball All Stars also captured the District 2 title.
Members of their team are front row( left to right):
Savannah Hodge, Jessica Taylor, Terrena Jolly, Shelly Rogers, Brandi West and Rachel Scott.
Back row:
Coach Jackie Wilkerson, Natasha Bumbalough, Tara Wilkerson, Coach Jerry Scott, Alesha Billings, Ashley Roberts, Audrey Wyatt and Coach Bruce Roberts.
The team is playing their state in Dandridge, Tennessee.
They lost a 23-20 offensive battle in their opening game.
Photo submitted.


Subjects arrested after marijuana found

Posted by | July 22, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Several subjects were taken into custody for possession of schedule VI drugs after a deputy was given permission to search the occupants of a vehicle on Bunker Hill Road.
At approximately 8:45 p.m., Saturday, Deputy Connor Wardlaw of the White County Sheriff’s Department was on a traffic stop and observed a vehicle pull into a driveway and stop. Wardlaw flashed his light at the vehicle and identified the passenger as Clarence Grantham, 42, of Sparta. Grantham allegedly had an active violation of probation on him.
When the deputy came into contact with Daniel Grantham, 23, of Sparta, Grantham gave the deputy permission to search him. During … Read More


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