Twistin’ senior

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta senior citizens enjoyed their day at White County Fair, on Friday, as they displayed their many talents. This video proves those over 50 years of age have “still got it.” David Welch, who also dances with Sparta Senior Center Squaredancers, puts Chubby Checker to shame with his version of “The Twist.”


Doyle still needs alderman

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen discuss several items, including the need to fill a seat on the board vacated by Jeff Looney.

Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen is still seeking applications for anyone interested in filling vacancies left by the departures of previous members.
Interested parties must fill out an application, which can be picked up at Doyle City Hall. Applications also need to be turned in before the next meeting on Oct. 7. Additionally, applicants must attend the next board meeting.
City Hall hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-noon, on Tuesdays.
At the August meeting, four applications were presented to … CONTINUED


Airport has new fixed base operator

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

An agreement has been reached with two area men to take over the responsibilities of fixed base operator for Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.     
Bill Walker and Eric Walker have been unanimously approved to take over as the FBO of Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. The Walkers have agreed to purchase certain assets from Averitt Air, which has been the FBO since 1998.
The two men expressed concern about not being able to meet certain requirements of the Minimum Standards for the FBO that were adopted in March 2005, which specifically included flight training, aircraft rental, aircraft charter operations, aircraft storage and a maintenance repair station.  However, the board had … CONTINUED


Water plant lagoons develop sinkholes

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

A drawing provided for Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen shows the plan for repairing the sinkholes.

Ross Fann, City of Sparta public works director, explains about the sinkholes that formed in the newly constructed lagoons at the water plant.

Sedimentation lagoons that were built only a few months ago at Sparta Water Treatment Plant have malfunctioned and developed sinkholes that must be repaired to prevent any leakage into the river.
This information was relayed to Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen during a Thursday meeting. A Water Compliance Inspection Report issued by Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control indicates the lagoons “are being adversely affected by karst.… CONTINUED


Faye S. Flannery

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

 Faye Stamper Flannery, 77, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2008, at Summit Medical Center, in Hermitage.
Flannery was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Buckhorn, Ky., to Harlen and Mae Combs Stamper,
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Dorvin Flannery, and one sister, Helen Hurst.
Survivors include her daughter, Lois Jean Flannery and partner Richard Crisafull, of Algood; two sons, Gerald Wayne Flannery and wife Becky, of Mt. Juliet, Kelly Lee Flannery and wife Sharon, of Sparta; one sister, Frankie Cassel, of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one brother, Glen Stamper and wife Jo, of Frankfort, Ky.; six grandchildren, Amanda Creel and husband Eric, of Mobile, Ala., … CONTINUED


George Daniel Matz

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

George Daniel Matz, 93, of Bartow, Fla., formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2008, at Bartow Center Nursing Home.
Matz was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Stonega, W.V., to Joseph Matz and Ailene Roseham Matz.
He served in the U.S. Army and was in the fencing business.
Matz was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Lee Beverly Matz, and his parents.
Survivors include five daughters, Karen Davis and husband Marty, Elizabeth Cofer and husband Gary, Darlene Alejandro and husband Henry, all of Florida, Jean Hauk and husband Tim, Pamela Johnson and husband Anthony, all of Sparta; four … CONTINUED


Terry Keith Holder

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Terry Keith Holder, 74, of Quebeck, passed away Sept. 8, 2008, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriors “turnover” game to Walker Valley

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

On the prowl. Warrior linebacker, Jay Currin, was a problem for the Walker Valley offense. The senior picked off two passes and recovered a fumble.

Looking for six points. Warrior quarterback, Conor Sparkman, rolls out from pressure and finds Seth McDonald in the end zone on their first possession of the game. They went up 7-0, but would not score again in the game that saw the two teams combine for 13 turnovers. Walker Valley took advantage for the 42-7 victory.

    With a little over a quarter remaining in Friday night’s game at Walker Valley, the Warriors trailed the Mustangs 14-7.  Then everything fell apart.
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WCHS soccer picks up first win

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Taking control. Warriorette sophomore soccer player, Raleigh Dale, shields off a DeKalb County player and controls the ball during the win over the Lady Tigers Thursday. The soccer team hosts Warren County for a District 7AAA contest Tuesday and then travels to Riverdale Thursday. They wrap up the week with a home game against Lebanon Saturday.

The battle is on. Warriorette senior captain, Chelsea Sims, battles a Dekalb County player for control of the ball during Thursday’s game which WCHS won 2-0. Sims, who just recently became the all-time WCHS leading scorer, scored both goals.

    The Warriorettes came into Thursday night’s game 0-2 on the season and entered … CONTINUED


WCHS Volleyball still looking for district win

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Setting it up. Warriorette sophomore, Brittany Dodson, sets the ball to Tasha Delaney during a match.

Bump-set. Warriorette senior, Keshia Daniels bump sets the ball to a teammate during the match with Lebanon Thursday.

    The Warriorette volleyball team is still in search of their first district win of the season after losing 3-1 at home to Lebanon on Thursday. 
    WCHS continued their roller coaster play on the season in the match against the District 7-AAA foe.
    Lebanon won the first two games 25-20 and 25-22 and then here came the other group of Warriorettes.  After losing two in a row, WCHS regrouped and dominated game three.
    With Lebanon … CONTINUED


Twistin’ senior

Posted by | September 7, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta senior citizens enjoyed their day at White County Fair, on Friday, as they displayed their many talents. This video proves those over 50 years of age have “still got it.” David Welch, who also dances with Sparta Senior Center Squaredancers, puts Chubby Checker to shame with his version of “The Twist.”


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