Monthly Archives: July 2008

Senior Awards: May 2008

Posted on July 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Senior Awards (May 2008)


Body and More: March 2008

Posted on July 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Body and More (March 2008)


Teacher Appreciation: April 2008

Posted on July 29, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teacher Appreciation (April 2008)


Davis “Jack” Floyd Sapp

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Davis Floyd “Jack” Sapp, 81, passed away July 25, 2006, at his residence, in White County
Sapp was born March 11, 1927, in Bon Air, to David Casto and Mary Evelyn Davis Sapp.
He was retired from Mallory Controls and was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Marie Sapp; two brothers, Hollis Sapp and H.C. Sapp; and one sister, Gladys Wilson.
Survivors two sons, Floyd Dean Sapp and wife Marie, of Spencer, Joseph A. Sapp and wife Donna, of Sparta; grandchildren, Joshua A. Sapp, … CONTINUED


Former deputy decertified as officer of the law

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Clarification (Aug. 1, 2008): The story “Former deputy decertified as officer” in the July 29, 2008, edition of The Expositor did not identify the officer. The name of the decertified officer is Marcus Caldwell.
At a July 17 hearing in Nashville, a former White County Sheriff’s deputy was decertified as a law enforcement officer. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe initiated the decertification process once he realized the situation could lead to problems for other communities.
“I promised the people that I’d clean this department up and I’m not going to pass my problems on to someone else,” said Shoupe. “He cannot be a police officer in the state of Tennessee … CONTINUED


Ruby Leola Pickett Kilgore Golden

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruby Leola Pickett Kilgore Golden, 86, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Golden was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Chattanooga, to John Albert Pickett and Ollie Louise O’Neil Pickett.
She had been employed at Standard-Coosa-Thatcher Co. 23 years.
Golden was preceded in death by her husband, Hardy Kilgore Sr.; parents; and three sons, Hardy Thomas Kilgore Jr., Larry Kilgore, Charles Cannon.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Golden, of Sparta; five daughters, Wanda Forgey, of Doyle, Mary Ann Smith, of Chattanooga, Elizabeth Anderson, of Sparta, Phyllis Graham, of Sparta, Regina Totherow, of Chattanooga; one son, James Kilgore, of Sparta; one sister, Johnnie Bowen, … CONTINUED


Lori Ann Melton

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Lori Ann Melton, 37, of Spencer, passed away July 26, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., July 29, 2008, at Spencer Funeral Home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Lavonia K. Chapman

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lavonia K. Chapman, 65, of Sparta, formerly of Fairbanks, Ala., passed away July 28, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Chapman was born May 29, 1943, in Albany, Ga., to Charles and Julia Bragg Morris.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Chapman, of Sparta; two daughters, Rebecca Davis and husband Michael, of Nashville, Tialisa Chapman, of Sparta; mother Julia Morris, of Sparta; two brothers, Leland Morris and wife Mary, of Fairbanks, Ala., Larry Morris and wife Connie, of California; one sister, Laverne Pugsley and husband Terry, of Monticello, Ind.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


15 cents per gallon varies in price

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jose Lopez checks the pumps at his business as he waits for a new shipment of gas.

The fluctuation of crude oil prices and the rollercoaster ride with numbers at the gas pumps is keeping the fuel crisis at the top of almost every consumer’s list of budgetary priorities.
Jose Lopez, owner of Jose’s Market on Roberts-Matthews Highway, is keeping a positive attitude about gas prices, although he says most convenience store operators really only “break even” on their fuel expenses. Lopez and his wife Dawann work from opening to closing at their business and would like to see some relief from the rising costs of fuel, … CONTINUED


Unemployment rate increases

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The latest figures from Tennessee Department of Labor indicate a downturn in the jobless rates as all 95 counties saw an increase in unemployment.
Statistics for June 2008 show White County at 8.1 percent in unemployment. This is an increase of 0.8 percent from May.
The highest unemployment rates were in Perry, Lauderdale, Scott, Clay, Wayne, Haywood, Lewis, Pickett, Henderson and Bledsoe counties. Perry took the number one spot at 14.8 percent. The lowest rate was Williamson County, with 4.8 percent.
According to TDL Commissioner James Neeley, the services sector, where the state typically sees employment growth, is down from last year. Neely said this is indicative of
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Charles E. Bumbalough

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles E. Bumbalough, 77, of White County, passed away July 26, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Bumbalough was born May 29, 1931, in White County to Ora Lee Bumbalough and Hassie Eller Bumbalough.
Though a man with only an eighth grade education from Yankeetown School, Bumbalough was an expert at many things. He began his working career at the age of 14 as a shoe cobbler’s apprentice. Through the years, he hauled coal, mixed concrete, worked at Ring Screw Works, in Michigan, was a serviceman and supervisor at Middle Tennessee Natural Gas. He also owned 1,000 Oaks Market, a construction company and Bumbalough’s Machine Shop. He did
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Timely, respectful reporting

Posted on July 28, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

We, at the Expositor, have recently received comments by phone and on our website about our coverage of the recent deaths of some of our White County residents. Mostly, the comments centered on how much we write about certain individuals.
While each situation is different, the persons commenting felt the individuals who had passed away were deserving of more coverage. And I can’t argue with that.
Every individual in this county is important and unique. And I understand the need to properly pay our respects to them and their life’s work. I also understand the need to do it in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, how we cover certain … CONTINUED


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