Monthly Archives: August 2008

Sparta defeats Cookeville!

Posted on August 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Quarterback Cole Bohannon get the Warrior offense moving.

Gang tackle. A whole host of Warriors team up to make a tackle during the win over Avery Trace.

Give him six (twice)! WCMS running back, Kayne Tollison scored two touchdowns in the thrilling win over Avery Trace Tuesday. The second came with less than a minute to play after the visitors from Cookeville had surged ahead of the Warriors. That 52 yard run turned out to be the game winner.

Time to celebrate. The middle school football team and coaches erupt in celebration as the final horn sounds on the 24-20 thrilling win over Avery Trace. The win was

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Airport official wants FBO standards reviewed

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Discussion during a recent board meeting about the contractual agreement with the fixed base operator at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport led the airport manager to address the issue of minimum standards and what should be expected of the entity that provides that service.
Averitt Aviation has been the FBO for the airport since 1998. However, Douglas said Averitt is reportedly feeling the need to downsize because they are not getting the level of business as in the past.
 “In my opinion, they’re breaking their lease,” said Douglas.
Douglas said he has spoken with Averitt’s vice president, Steve Gregory, and explained the problems. Douglas said phones were “going unanswered” … CONTINUED


Dr. Maurice Moore

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dr. Maurice Moore, 77, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 18, 2008, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Moore was born June 7, 1931, in Whiteville, to Newton S. Moore and Ruby Newsom Moore.
He had lived in and served the White County community 53 years with his work as an optometrist. Moore was a member of Sparta First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Warren Moore.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Wilma Lee Aaron Moore; son Reece Moore, of Anniston, Ala.; daughter, Amy Johnson and husband Tim, of Sparta; brother, Dr. Newell S. Moore, of Murfreesboro; … CONTINUED


Judy Layne

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Judy Layne, 62, passed away Aug. 17, 2008, at University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital, in Knoxville.
Layne was born March 8, 1946, in White County, to O.L. Harden and Mable Pearl Kerr Harden.
She was preceded in death by her father and her sister, Nina Harden.
Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Wilbert Layne, of Sparta; sons, Troy Layne, Todd Layne and Crissy Dunn; mother, Mable Harden; brothers, Jerry Harden and wife Sandy, John Harden and wife Loretta; sister, Jennie McCoy and husband Larry; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Jimmy Anderson; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Aug. 21, 2008, … CONTINUED


Commissioners approve increased costs for ambulance services

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Board of Commissioners met Monday night, with regular business issues on the agenda. One item of interest was presented by Ron Bennett, director of White County Ambulance Service, which was an increased price list for services rendered by the department.
See the Aug. 21, 2008, edition of The Expositor for complete details.
SEE THE ATTACHED VIDEO


Squealin’ Bob’s is back!

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Check out the great BBQ, as well as other items on the menu, at Squealin’ Bob’s, located at the site formerly known as 2nd Act Deli. Bobby Price, owner, became well known in the area as a teenage entrepreneur who marketed and sold his special brand of barbecue and catered numerous events in the White County area. Stop by and visit with Price and the rest of the staff. Squealin’ Bob’s officially opens Aug. 20.


Martha Clouse Fitzgerald

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Martha Clouse Fitzgerald, 67, passed away Aug. 10, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Graveside services will be at a later date at Green Hills Memorial Gardens, in New Castle, Ind.
Main and Davis Funeral Home, of New Castle, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.


Vehicle pursuit ends in crash

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

As of 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, a female subject remains at large after evading White County Sheriff Department officers during a high-speed chase.
A foot chase ensued after the suspect reportedly wrecked her two-door vehicle next to the Hillcrest Restaurant, in DeKalb County, and ran into a nearby wooded area. Officers from White County Sheriff Department, Putnam County Sheriff Department, DeKalb County Sheriff  Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol were involved in the searched.
Details will be available online as soon as they are available.

Lola Dean Moore

Posted on August 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lola Dean Moore, 72, passed away Aug. 18, 2008,a t her residence surrounded by her family.
Moore was born May 12, 1936, in Fentress County, to Claude Ashburn and Artie Jane Neely Ashburn.
 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest Moore; son, Michael Moore; daughter, Sandra Gayle Moore Mace; and sister, Golda Wilson.
Survivors include her son, Steve Moore and wife Marla, of Sparta; brothers, Nolan Ashburn, Olen Ashburn, Bobby Ashburn; sister, Mamie Turner; two grandchildren, Gregory Moore, Eli Price; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Aug. 20, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Old Bon Air … CONTINUED


Local officers qualify with weapons

Posted on August 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ready, aim. Officers with the White County Sheriff’s office fire their pistols at targets during their annual qualification with their service weapons as Sergeant Darrin Gongaware, their firearms instructor, scores their marksmanship.


Airport official wants FBO standards reviewed

Posted on August 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Discussion during a recent board meeting about the contractual agreement with the fixed base operator at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport led the airport manager to address the issue of minimum standards and what should be expected of the entity that provides that service.
Averitt Aviation has been the FBO for the airport since 1998. However, Douglas said Averitt is reportedly feeling the need to downsize because they are not getting the level of business as in the past.
 “In my opinion, they’re breaking their lease,” said Douglas.
Douglas said he has spoken with Averitt’s vice president, Steve Gregory, and explained the problems. Douglas said phones were “going unanswered” … CONTINUED


Scooter mishap slows night-time traffic

Posted on August 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Highway 111 crash leaves debris scattered on the roadway.

On Aug. 9, 2008, at approximately 9:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to Highway 111, just south of the O’Connor Exit, about a motor scooter that had crashed. The driver of the scooter was taken to White County Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Personnel from White County Sheriff Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene.


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