Woman injured in dog attack

Posted by | July 22, 2009 12:00 am

Recuperating. Gretta DeMarco is back at her home in White County recuperating from injuries received in an attacked by a neighbor’s dog during her morning walk.

Multiple injuries. This photo shows the multitude of marks left on Gretta DeMarco’s left arm after a neighbor’s dog attacked her July 20.

A 79-year-old White County woman was attacked July 20 by two dogs belonging to her neighbor while she was taking her usual morning walk on Vandy Circle in the Rimrock Mesa subdivision.
According to a report by Deputy Lanny Wheeler with White County Sheriff Department, a neighbor heard the screams of Gretta DeMarco as the dogs were attacking her.… CONTINUED


Agnes Bohannon Goff

Posted by | July 22, 2009 12:00 am

Agnes Bohannon Goff, 77, of Sparta, passed away July 21, 2009, at Alive Hospice, at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Mrs. Goff was born May 27, 1932, in Sparta, to David and Cecil Elizabeth Bartlett Bohannon.
She was a retired employee of the White County Tax Assessor’s office and Register of Deeds’ office.
Mrs. Goff was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Goff, and a brother, Wesley Bohannon.
Survivors include her daughter, Gail Goff, of Sparta; son, David Goff and wife Joyce, of Sparta; grandsons, Joel Goff, of Crossville, Adam Goff and wife Laura, of Adairsville, Ga.; sister, Marie Officer, of Hermitage; and brothers, David Earl Bohannon, … CONTINUED


Bessie Lee Miller DeLaney

Posted by | July 22, 2009 12:00 am

Bessie Lee Miller DeLaney, 94, of Roanoke, Va., formerly of Nashville and Sparta, passed away July 21, 2009, in Roanoke.
Mrs. DeLeney was born Jan. 22, 1915, to Charles E. Miller and Nancy (Nanny) A. Walker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd D. DeLaney; brothers, Benton, Burle, Louis and Fred Miller; and sisters, Ruth, Louise and Lila.
Survivors include her son, Robert S. DeLaney and wife Diane; sister, Reba; grandchildren, Scott DeRocher, Dineen Miller and husband Kee; one great-grandchild, Emily Goria; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. DeLaney was especially grateful for the care provided by her niece, Linda Carden, and the Walker family … CONTINUED


9/10’s eliminated from state tournament

Posted by | July 22, 2009 12:00 am

Trenton Hodges on the mound for the 9/10 year old Sparta all stars.

Sparta’s 9/10 year old baseball all stars saw their campaign come to an abrupt halt with an 18-2 loss to Lawrenceburg on Tuesday
Check Thursday’s edition for full details of state tournament action. 


Donald William (Bill) Lewis

Posted by | July 21, 2009 12:00 am

Donald William (Bill) Lewis, 53, of Sparta, passed away July 18, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Lewis was born March 3, 1956, in California, to James T. and Phyllis Jean Westover Lewis.
He had been a roofer in White County and the surrounding area for many years.
Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, James T. and Phyllis J. Lewis.
Survivors include one daughter, Misty Tyson and husband Marcus, of Whitehouse; two sons, Dion Lewis and wife Misty, of Millersville, Christopher Lewis, of Sparta: four grandchildren, Gabrielle and Kaitlynn Tyson, both of Whitehouse, Dion and Dyson Lewis, both of Millersville; three sisters, Tammy Hunter … CONTINUED


9/10’s fall into loser’s bracket

Posted by | July 21, 2009 12:00 am

Trenton Hodges on the mound for the 9/10 year old Sparta all stars.

Sparta’s 9/10 year old baseball all stars fell into the state tournament loser’s bracket Monday with a defeat at the hands of Donelson.
Sparta actually scored first in the game, but that would be their only lead.  The maroon and gray team just could not catch a break in the contest and Donelson was able to take advantage rolling to the 9-2 win.
That drops Sparta into the loser’s bracket where they will take on the winner of the Lawrenceburg/Lexington game Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Check Thursday’s edition for full details of state tournament action. … CONTINUED


Off the field

Posted by | July 20, 2009 12:00 am

Those of you who were at the pitching machine all star game on Friday saw me be asked to leave the field.
Yes, that’s right. I was thrown off the field at a Little League pitching machine game. No, I wasn’t making a scene or getting upset about anything. I was actually doing what I always do at games. Standing off to the side making pictures. Now, I may have over exaggerated a little bit. I wasn’t actually “thrown out” of the game, but everyone who was there watching had a good time laughing about it and telling me that they had actually seen me thrown out of … CONTINUED


Here’s a bright idea

Posted by | July 20, 2009 12:00 am

A Grandmother and Grandson Painting a Birdhouse — Image by © Image Source/Corbis

How many seniors does it take to change a light bulb? It only takes one, but it can be a lot more rewarding if it takes two — a senior and a youth, a grandparent and a grandchild, an “acorn” and an “oak.”
Intergenerational activities increase cooperation, interaction and exchange between people of different generations, according to Generations United — an organization that began in 1986 and is the country’s only membership organization promoting intergenerational public policies, strategies and programs.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these activities can prevent unnatural age segregation and apply … CONTINUED


Please picky eaters

Posted by | July 20, 2009 12:00 am

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

No-Mess Banana Nut Pancakes with Cinnamon-Raisin Syrup

No-Mess Banana Nut Pancakes with Cinnamon-Raisin Syrup
Cost per serving: $.96
Makes four to six servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: about 10 minutes total
Pancake Ingredients:
1 large ripe banana
2 cups whole grain pancake mix
1 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup California Raisins
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cinnamon Raisin Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup California Raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:
Place banana in a large resealable bag and squeeze well to mash. Add remaining pancake ingredients; CONTINUED


Oven Barbecued Chicken

Posted by | July 20, 2009 12:00 am

Oven Barbecued Chicken

2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken
   breast or chicken pieces with bone-in
1 cup chopped onion
18 oz. BBQ sauce
1/3 cup honey
Dice the onion and brown in a pan with a small amount of canola oil. Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and place in the pan with the onion. Brown lightly on both sides. Remove chicken and place in a greased baking dish. Add about one-fourth cup of water to the pan with the onion. Stir. Add the barbecue sauce and honey. Mix thoroughly. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Bake uncovered for about 35 minutes or until done, depending on the thickness


Thunder goes ‘boom’

Posted by | July 20, 2009 12:00 am

Lelan Statom, meteorologist at WTVF-TV, talks with children at White County Public Library, on Thursday, as part of their Summer Reading Program. Not only did Statom read a book to the group, but he also fielded questions about the weather. He is pictured here explaining how thunder occurs. [VIDEO BY KIM SWINDELL WOOD]


Multi-agency effort nets several arrests

Posted by | July 20, 2009 12:00 am

Twenty-two people with active warrants from White County were recently arrested in operation FALCON, a multi-jurisdictional effort through the U.S. Marshals Office, which began June 1.
According to a press release from Deputy U.S. Marshal Danny Shelton, Richard Barlow, Koey A. Boswell, Gerald Brown, Eddie D. Clark, Bonnie S. Cozine, Harlan Cumby, Evelyn Daniels, Chadwick Dunham, Jimmy Henry, Christopher C. Hillis, William Holland, Latisha M. Jones, Joseph Oaf, Michelle Smith, Ronnie S. Vinson, and Jaqueline D. West were arrested in White County for outstanding White County warrants during the operation.
Additionally, Shiloh Elmore was arrested in Cumberland County, Aaron Pittman in Maury County, Tina C. Howard in Overton … CONTINUED


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