Monthly Archives: September 2003

Spooktacular Stroll conjures holiday fun

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Since the terrorists’ attacks of 9/11, Americans have been more aware of the vulnerability of this nation. In an effort to increase awareness and prepare Tennessee residents for a possible major disaster, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will be conducting special training classes in White County.
According to Jerry Cole Sr., White County Emergency management director, the classes will be 6-10 p.m., Sept. 23 and 30, 2003. These will be a two-part series of classes for all emergency services personnel, first responders and anyone directly involved with an emergency situation in the event of a local disaster.
The first part of the class will be … CONTINUED


Put another one in the win column!

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriorettes are Choo Choo Champions

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors fall hard at Livingston

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


WCHS volleyball team finishes in Top 8 at Choo Choo Classic

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Reputation is built on honesty

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Sain Heating and Cooling has been the recipient of the “Best of the Best Readers Choice Award” for the last two years. “Our reputation is built on honesty,” David
Sain, owner/operator said.
He believes his reputation is the key to his success. He belongs to the Sparta and White County Chamber of Commerce. The company holds a City of Sparta business license and a White County business license. “I am proud to be part of the White County and Sparta Business community” David said “The best compliment a business can have is word-of-mouth referrals.”
All installation and service technicians are skilled and professional. The company has … CONTINUED


Attorney sought for wastewater case

Posted on September 16, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Hodges Bridge area residents in White County have fought for several weeks to stop Spencer’s plans to discharge its wastewater into the Caney Fork River near their homes. However, according to Ricky Dunn, spokesperson for Friends of the Caney Fork, Saya Qualls, engineer for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, notified him on Sept. 5, 2003, that she had issued the permit.
At a meeting on Sept. 2, 2003, at White County Courthouse, Qualls said she had been given numerous letters of opposition from individuals in the Hodges Bridge area, as well as many from concerned residents of the surrounding counties. Qualls had said … CONTINUED


J.R. Austin

Posted on September 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

J.R. Austin, 76, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 14, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Austin was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Tennessee, to Judge Edgar Austin and Josephine Davis Austin.
He was retired from Thomas Industries as a truck driver.
Austin was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Katy O’Connor Austin.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Emma Jo Austin Perry and John Perry, of Nashville; two grandsons, Adam Perry and Nicholas Perry, both of Nashville; one sister, Margaret Gribble, of Sparta; and two brothers, Harold Austin and Kelly Austin, both of Chattanooga.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Sept. 16, 2003, at Hunter … CONTINUED


Betty J. Nunley Hitchcock

Posted on September 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty J. Nunley Hitchcock, 65, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2003, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.
Hitchcock was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Warren County., to Willie Oscar Nunley, Sr. and Lucy Victoria Young Nunley.
She was employed as a loan officer at Citizens Bank in Sparta.
Hitchcock was preceeded in death by two sisters, Wilma Irene Stepp and Helen Curtis and one brother, Billie Franklin Nunley.
Survivors include her husband Oval Hitchcock, of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice and David McFerrin, of McMinnville; two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Roxanna Hitchcock, of Sparta, and Thomas and Kim Hitchcock, of Murfreesboro; and one sister, Shirley … CONTINUED


Nellie Landry

Posted on September 15, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Nellie Landry, 77, of Sparta, formerly of Jackson County, passed away Sept. 12, 2003, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Landry was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Jackson County, to Haywood Bullington and Alice Cleo Petty Bullington.
She was a member of O’Connor Church of Christ and a former member of the Center Grove Church of Christ.
Landry was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Corliss and Charles Goodwin of Sparta; two grandchildren, Angie Goodwin of Cookeville and Timmy Thomas of Sparta; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Glen and Mary Bullington and Muriel Bullington, all of Gainesboro; and several … CONTINUED


Spice up the day with a bowl of soup

Posted on September 12, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

“No soup for you!” shouts the man behind the counter. Since the infamous “Soup Nazi” episode aired on the sitcom “Seinfeld” in 1995, soup has been perceived as a hearty, satisfying meal.
Indeed, soup is more than just something you eat when you have a cold. Soups boast versatility — a gourmet bisque can be an appetizer at a dinner party, a chilled soup can cool you on a summer’s day or a bowl of noodles and broth can be a meal in itself. Soups can be as simple as some vegetables, water and stock or as complex as you desire.
Soups improve in flavor when allowed to … CONTINUED


Commission offered plan to certify jail

Posted on September 12, 2003 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
Approximately two years ago, White County spent $6.6 million building a new justice center, which houses a jail with the latest technology and updated equipment. However, the jail has not yet been certified by the state inspector because of understaffing.
Commissioners, who are members of Steering Committee B, expressed concern during the Monday night meeting about the lack of certification for the jail. According to Herd Sullivan, White County executive, this not only means less pay from the state for housing state prisoners, but also the risk of potential lawsuits.
State jail inspectors have stated in previous reports the jail is lacking in proper staffing … CONTINUED


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