Monthly Archives: March 2008

Pamela Jane Vaughn

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pamela Jane Vaughn, 73, of McMinnville, passed away March 30, 2008.
Vaughn was born March 3, 1935, in White County to Smith and Monte Davis Wallace.
She retired as a cook with the Warren County High School and as a caretaker for the elderly. Vaughn was a member of Bridges of Hope Fellowship Church and was an active member of the Senior Citizen Center.
Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, James Wallace, Powell Wallace and Bobby Wallace.
Survivors include one son, Timothy Vaughn; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Frank Southard, all of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Virginia Wallace, of … CONTINUED

Unruly inmates get ‘the chair’

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ready. Jail Administrator Jim Baker explains how the new restraint chair will be used as a punishment for inmates who “cause problems.”

A new tool has found a home at the White County Jail for those inmates who “misbehave and cause problems,” said Sheriff Oddie Shoupe – a restraint chair.
While the restraint chair has not been used as of yet because the entire staff must complete an instructional seminar on the proper use of the device, Shoupe said he hopes it deters some of the vandalism to jail property and alleviates some of the needless costs to the county.
According to Shoupe, inmates have broken numerous windows, … CONTINUED

WCHS soccer nets another win

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Graceful action

Cumberland County sandwich

The White County High School Warrior soccer team improved to 3-1 on the season with a hard fought 1-0 win over Cumberland County in Sparta on Thursday.
A Jonathan Fann goal, his seventh of the season, less than five minutes into the game proved to be the game winner.  Neither team would score again in the contest as the Warrior defense, led by goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, recorded the shut out.
Even though, the scoring was limited in the contest, there was plenty of aggressive action and excitement in the game.
Fann’s goal came from approximately eight yards out … CONTINUED

WCHS tennis in action last Wednesday and Thursday at home

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lauren Cannon

J.T. Randolph

    The White County High School tennis teams played host to a pair of matches on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.  
    On Wednesday, the Warriorettes and Warriorettes hosted Coffee County in a contest between two evenly matched squads.  There were a total of six tiebreakers played on the afternoon.  The Warriors squeaked out the 5-3 win while the Warriorettes were narrowly defeated 4-3.
    Justin Turney picked up an 8-1 win in his singles match with Rutland.  Tyler Brady was defeated 8-5 by Avey.  Kevin Honaker suffered a 9-7 tiebreaker loss to Williams.  Tyler Rash picked up an 8-2 win over Taylor.  Conlan Cash went … CONTINUED


Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Life’s joys. Charles poses with his granddaughter, Reanna.

Charles Gillen was born Nov. 15, 1933, to Clarence and Edith “Geer” Gillen and grew up in the Cherry Creek community.
“Farming was his passion,” said Francis, his wife of 53 years. “From the time he was a kid, he knew he wanted to be a farmer.”
His parents were farmers, and he started working on their farm as a young boy. He was involved in FFA, Future Farmers of America. And he worked hard improving his skills.
“That was his life,” stated Francis. “And he didn’t want to have just another calf. He wanted a better calf. He wanted … CONTINUED

Warrior baseball picks up two wins to end five game skid

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Conor Sparkman dives back into base

Warrior huddle

Jordan Brown

Wesley Dickson

Drew Haston

    The White County High School baseball team picked up a pair of much needed wins ending a five game skid as last week came to a close.
    WCHS played host to Bledsoe County Thursday and then welcomed Coffee County to Pearson Park for a game that had been rescheduled from an earlier date.  A pair of senior pitchers took the hill for the Warriors picking up the wins.
    The Warriors put four runs on the board in their half of the first as they rolled to the 15-5 win over the visiting Warriors from … CONTINUED

Charges piling up on teen

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Identity theft. Sarah Rebecca Bilbrey has been arrested again, this time charged with two counts of criminal impersonation, for using someone else’s identification when charged with manufacturing methamphetamine earlier this month.

Only one day separates their birthdays, and now an Algood teenager has been charged with using the identity of a family member allegedly in an attempt to fool law enforcement when she was arrested on drug charges earlier this month.
Sara Rebecca Bilbrey, 18, of Algood, is being held in the White County Jail, under $47,000 bond.
On March 20, 2008, a story in The Expositor about three people arrested in a methamphetamine lab identified the female … CONTINUED

Youth Basketball

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Youth Basketball

Warriorette softball completes busy week

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette softball team suffered two nail biting losses during the week of March 24th, but wrapped up the week with a big win over Upperman

Soccer picks up third win of season

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warrior soccer team improved to 3-1 with a 1-0 win over Cumberland County.

Cash to continue basketball career at Cumberland

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brittany Cash in action

Signing day. Several people were in attendance as Brittany Cash signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Cumberland University. Joining Brittany on the front row are her parents, Amy and Alan Cash, along with younger sister, Macy. Back row (l to r): Katy Pinion, Warriorette assistant coach, Bryan Haley, Warriorette head coach, Terry Crain, WCHS athletic director, Clint Mason, Cumberland University head coach, Barry Roberts, WCHS principal and Rebecca Beaty, Warriorette assistant coach.

    Just a few weeks ago, Brittany Cash thought that when her high school basketball career came to a close, she would be through with organized basketball, but over the … CONTINUED

Gibson’s battles still continue

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

District Attorney General Bill Gibson

The man who was voted into office as district attorney general for White and six other counties and has served in that capacity almost two decades is facing a battle with state legislators who want to remove him from office.
White County State Representative Charles Curtiss, along with representatives Henry Fincher, of Cookeville, and Frank Buck, of Dowelltown, are co-sponsoring a resolution to remove District Attorney General Bill Gibson from the office he has held 18 years.
Gibson, who was first elected in 1990 and reelected in each subsequent election, became the center of controversy almost two years ago when the TBI … CONTINUED

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