Country Club Scramble very competitive

Posted by | June 24, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Four teams ended the 18-hole scramble at the Sparta Country Club tied at 15 under par.
The teams all head over the fairway to play off the tie on hole number one.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Sparta prepares for lack of state funding

Posted by | June 24, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
With the legislature still debating the budget situations, the City of Sparta is concerned about the revenue received each fiscal year from the state. On Thursday, the Board of Mayor and Alderpersons adopted an interim continuing budget to fund the city’s daily functions and services.
The current budget is in effect until June 30, 2002, and without knowledge of the state’s funding to be shared with local governments, board members voted unanimously to extend the financial plan. Alderwoman Margaret Pearson requested further explanation about the funding and stated she would like to have the board participate in a workshop before any budgetary plans were finalized.… CONTINUED


A “Flatt” good time with friends

Posted by | June 24, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Gene and Val Johnson, right, had a good laugh on Saturday as they watched the “Soggy Bottom Boys”, left, perform their version of “A Man of Constant Sorrow” during the Lester Flatt Celebration at Wal-Mart. Val has coordinated the event for the past several years and is looking forward to next year for an even bigger event.
Photo by Kim Swindell Wood


Doyle fires threaten City Hall

Posted by | June 24, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities responded to the scene of several fires near Doyle City Hall over the weekend. At one point, several stacks of pallets were on fire in front of an old store front, threatening the structure. A 1988 Ford Escort, belonging to Randy Yates, was also found engulfed in flames, threatening city hall. Firemen were on the scene and extinguished the fires.
Firefighters were dispatched to the area of High Street and Doyle Circle Drive several times between 11:30 p.m., Saturday and 3 a.m., Sunday. Doyle Volunteer Fire Department had five firemen and three explorers on the scene three times.
According to authorities, the first call was … CONTINUED


William H. “Pete” Mason

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

William H. “Pete” Mason, 68, of Wickliffe, Ohio, formerly of
White County, passed away May 18, 2002, at Hospice House of Cleveland, Ohio.
Mason was born May 21, 1933, in Quebeck, to Eston and Mary Halterman Mason.
He served in the U.S. Army military police from 1953-56 and was a member of Willoughby Masonic Lodge 302, TRW Old Guard, past president of the former Servicemen Club of TRW, F.O.P. Lake and Geauga Lodge #16. Mason had also been employed by the Lake County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office as an investigator.
Mason was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, E.C. Mason and … CONTINUED


Donna Marie Murphy

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Donna Marie Murphy, 37, of Gainesville, Fla., passed away June 11, 2002, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Murphy was born Dec. 2, 1964, in West Virginia, to Hubert and Nellie Fisher Cogar.
She was a factory worker.
Murphy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Roger Cogar; and one sister, Geraldine Smith.
Survivors include one son, Ted Howard Jr. of Sparta; three sisters, Barbara Burr, Nancy Green and Molly Sullivan all of Ohio; and three brothers, Hubert Cogar of Florida, Windal Cogar of Ohio and Arthur Cogar of West Virginia.
Services were held at 11 a.m., June 14, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in … CONTINUED


Maude Exum Jones

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Maude Exum Jones, 94, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Jones was born Dec. 17, 1907, in DeKalb County, to Ike and Mary Coleman Exum.
She was a homemaker.
Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Jefferson Jones.
Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Treva and John Rice of Nashville and Jewell and Fed Jones, Billy and Elvis Masters, Pearl and Charles Luna and Charlene and Roy Farley all of Sparta; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Frank and Joan Jones, Howard and Wanda Jones and Dewayne Jones all of Sparta; one sister, Lona Stover of Sparta; 18 grandchildren; and … CONTINUED


Virgie May Hunter

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Virgie May Hunter, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 14, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Hunter was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Overton County, to L.K. (Kelly) and Celia Maynord Hunter.
She was a bookkeeper.
Hunter was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys and Hubert Thompson, Lassie and Bill Norris and Dean and Howard Griffin all of Sparta and one brother and sister-in-law, Price and Jenny Hunter of Cartersville, Ga.
Services were held at 4 p.m., June 16, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Old New Hope Cemetery. James Wright and Glen Kellian officiated.
Hunter Funeral Home was


Mattie Virgie Arizona Manning Cantrell

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Mattie Virgie Arizona Manning Cantrell, 93, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2002.
Cantrell was born May 22, 1909, in the Eastland community, to Oliver Manning and Eady Roberts Manning.
She was a homemaker.
Cantrell was preceded in death by her husband, James Lum Cantrell.
Survivors include 10 children and their spouses, Stanton and Minnie Cantrell, Nannie Mae Billings, and Carolyn and Curtis Copeland all of Sparta, Fred Cantrell of Stone Mountain, Ga., Edd and Hilda Cantrell and Bobby and Janie Cantrell all of McMinnville, Hannah Mize, Mattie Helen and Joe Burnette and Lum Ellen and Harold Mayberry all of Cookeville, and Jim Cantrell of Memphis; 15 grandchildren; … CONTINUED


WCHS cheerleaders participate in camp

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
The WCHS cheerleaders worked on their stunts, as well as cheers and dance routines, during the four days they spent at cheerleading camp at Tennessee Tech University last week.
Photo by Natalee Anderson


Little League City Tournament comes to close

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
A Tristate Distribution fielder comes charging after a Sonic baserunner to try and apply the tag during the Minor League girl’s championship game.
The out was made on this play but Sonic went on to win the game.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


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