Monthly Archives: July 2008

Loriene Johnson Myers

Posted on July 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Loriene Johnson Myers, 90, of Doyle, passed away June 26, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Myers was born June 29, 1917, in Sparta, to Melvin Johnson and Lela Goldtrap Johnson.
She had been a homemaker.
Myers was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Anderson Myers; son, Will Ed Baker; daughter-in-law, Alma Walling Baker; daughter, Mary Katherine Myers; two sisters; three brothers; and son-in-law, Tollye Wayne Tittsworth.
Survivors include her children, Ruth Myers Tittsworth, of Doyle; William “Bill” Myers and wife Euvonda, of Mt. Juliet; Heardy Myers and wife Lisa, of Marietta, Ga., Jojhn Myers and wife Glenda, of Sparta; Floretta Myers Grove, of Doyle; … CONTINUED


Sparta’s Softball All Stars headed to state

Posted on July 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bailey Murray heads to second in the Sparta 11/12 softball All Star game. Sparta swept Portland to earn a berth in the state. (Picture courtesy of Ronald Lintz.)

    Sparta’s 11/12 year old girls’ softball All Stars had just one team standing between them and a trip to the state tournament in Morristown.
    That team was Portland and Sparta had to win two out of three from them in a district series to be played in Sparta.  The hometown team took all the suspense out of the series sweeping Portland in two straight and actually won both by the mercy rule.  
Both games were played Sunday afternoon.  Sparta took … CONTINUED


Long ball stalls Sparta 12’s

Posted on July 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Matt Howard slides safely into second.

Sparta manager, Rob Howard, talks to his pitcher, Jake Young, and catcher, Matt Howard. DeKalb County defeated Sparta 9-7 in extra innings.

    The members of Sparta’s 12 year old Little League All Star team have been known to show some power during the course of the past couple seasons.  On Monday night in their second game of pool play in the area tournament, it was their opponents who used the long ball to take the win.
    DeKalb County won the game 9-7 in seven innings.  Of the nine runs DeKalb scored, seven were driven in by home runs.  The Smithville squad sent … CONTINUED


9/10’s hold DeKalb hitless

Posted on July 3, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jacob Fresh stepped on second to get the first out and then threw for first to complete the double play.

Ethan Roberts threw 5 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball in the win over DeKalb County. Joseph Stockton and finished off the no-hitter.

    Sparta’s 9/10 year old All Stars stayed perfect in their bid for a trip to the district tournament picking up a 7-0 victory over neighboring DeKalb County Monday in area tournament pool play.
    Ethan Roberts and Joseph Stockton combined to pitch the no-hitter for the local team.  Roberts worked 5 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball.  He had to come out of the game with one out … CONTINUED


New Tennessee laws effective July 1

Posted on July 1, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

AEDs encouraged for schools
School districts will be encouraged to place automated external defibrillators in the educational facilities under a new law that goes into effect July 1.
However, the placement of these lifesaving devices will be totally left up to the individual school system and be contingent of the availability of funding from its own budget. The law plainly states, “No funding by the LEA (Local Education Agency) from the state would be allocated or expended for the purchase or maintenance of an AED.”
 In addition, the law stipulates the school system would not be responsible for any civil liability for any personal injury that results from … CONTINUED


Scott’s Gulf bluff-line part of purchase

Posted on July 1, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation recently purchased 689 acres, including three miles of stunning bluff at Welch’s Knob in Scott’s Gulf, near Fall Creek Falls.  
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund are providing funds for the purchase.  The land will be transferred Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and open to the public for hiking and hunting.  The 689 acres overlooks 10,000 acres that was previously donated by Bridgestone Firestone in 1998 and 2000.
On July 26, several area residents gathered at the bluff for a special dedication of the land.
Scott’s Gulf is a deep gorge carved by the Caney Fork River.  Fall Creek … CONTINUED


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