Monthly Archives: November 2008

Helena Walker Cooper

Posted on November 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Helena Walker Cooper, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 23, 2008, at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga.
Cooper was born Dec. 21, 1922, in White County, to Wesley M. and Ova Greer Walker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Stone Cooper; and one brother, Ralph Walker.
Survivors include three daughters, Susan Wilson and husband Wayne, of Conyers, Ga., Beth Cooper, of Kennesaw, Ga., Vicki Cooper and husband Dave, of Yorktown, Va.; two brothers, Denny Walker and wife Ann, of Sparta, Russel Walker and wife Jo Ann, of Sparta; three sisters-in-law, Willene Cooper, of Sparta, Pauline Stewart and husband Jessie, of Bowling Green, Ky., Marie Cooper, of … CONTINUED

Mary Iva Savage Mason

Posted on November 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Iva Savage Mason, 89, of Quebeck, passed away Nov. 23, 2008, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta. 
Mason was born June 26, 1919, in White County, to Clint and Bertha Raper Savage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Denton Mason; one son, Clyde Mason; and granddaughter, Rhonda Mason.
Survivors include two sons, Earl Mason and wife Carolyn, of Quebeck, Roy and Joyce Mason, of Doyle; two daughters, Clata Richardson and husband James, of Sparta, Janie and Burgess Luna, of McMinnville; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 25, 2008, at Doyle Nazarene Church, with burial in Skurlock Cemetery.  … CONTINUED

Deborah LaVigne Osborn

Posted on November 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Deborah LaVigne Osborn, 50, of White County, passed away Nov. 22, 2008, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Osborn was born July 19, 1958, in Chicago, to Marianne Burris Osborn and Raymond LaVigne.
She had been an LPT at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Osborn was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Ramie LaVigne; and one sister, Leah LaVigne.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Osborn, of Sparta; mother and stepfather, Marianne Burris Osborn and Roy Osborn, of Gainesboro; one son and wife, Robert and Lisa Goldstein, of Rickman; one daughter and husband, Taylor and Francisco Antencio, of Denver, Colo.; on sister and husband, Connie and Ralph Schaffer … CONTINUED

WCMS sixth grade sweeps Warren County

Posted on November 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Over the defense. Daniel Bray goes up strong over a Warren County defender for two of his 10 points in Thursday’s victory.

Tying it up. The WCMS sixth grade girls defeated Warren County Thursday night, but the game was not without it’s ties or to be more specific jump balls. There were 27 jump balls in the contest.

    The White County Middle School sixth grade teams swept a pair from visiting Warren County Thursday night.
    The sixth grade Warriorettes jumped to a 12-2 lead after one quarter and held a 20-7 advantage at the end of the first half. WCMS finished with the 24-11 win. 
    Lindsey Phillips led … CONTINUED

Roy Thomas

Posted on November 24, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Roy Thomas, 83, of Burns, passed away Nov. 22, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson.
Thomas was born in Cherry Log in Fannin County, Ga.  He graduated from University of Chattanooga and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.  He retired in 1983 after 31 years of service as a traffic engineer with Bell South.  His hobbies included golf, woodworking,and farming.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thomas and Ethel Weeks Tinsley, and brothers, Ralph and Clifton Thomas.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Katherine Smith Thomas; son, Glenn Thomas … CONTINUED

WCHS splits with Lenoir City

Posted on November 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tasha Delaney led the Warriorettes with 14 points in the Hall of Fame win over Lenoir City on Friday.

Sam Gribble drives to the basket during the loss at Lenoir City.

    The White County High School basketball teams made the journey eastward on Interstate 40 to take on Lenoir City Friday in their second Hall of Fame games of the season. 
    The WCHS teams came home with the split of the night’s action.  The Warriorettes held on for the 49-46 win after watching a 20 point third quarter lead vanish.  Lenoir City actually came back to lead in the fourth quarter, but the Warriorettes stepped up their defense … CONTINUED

WCHS basketball season openers

Posted on November 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriors and Warriorettes opened their season with Hall of Fame games against Baylor and Stone Memorial.

Home completely destroyed by late night fire

Posted on November 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Nothing left. Firefighters were unable to save a house on Carrick Road in the early morning hours of Nov. 14 after battling two fires at the home within just a few hours.

In the early hours of Friday morning, a home on Carrick Road burned to the ground, despite the efforts of firefighters to save the structure.
According to Chief James Bumbalough with Central View Volunteer Fire Department, they responded to a call, at approximately 12:30 p.m., and found one room on fire, which they were able to put out. The damage was limited to the one room, and the living room was partially charred.
At approximately 2:30 … CONTINUED


Posted on November 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live


Log truck overturns on sharp curve

Posted on November 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Traffic on Old Kentucky Road was disrupted for several hours Nov. 18 by a log truck that overturned just south of Hawkins Road.
According to Trooper David Hickey, of Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver, Randy Ellis, of Alexandria, was traveling south and reportedly tried to negotiate “S” curves when the load shifted and he lost control, at approximately 2 p.m., on the heavily traveled road.
The 18-wheeler, owned by Melton Logging, of Auburntown, came to a stop, with the passenger side resting on the west shoulder of the road.
Many of the logs tumbled down an embankment and into a barbed wire fence.
In addition to Hickey, firefighters … CONTINUED

Is it not time to look at change?

Posted on November 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

With the recent landslide election by the Democrats in Washington, a sense of change has swept this country. Even here on a local level, this change has started coming forth. Our surrounding counties are also starting to view their own well being as more important than previous moral or ethical views and standards.
During the recent election, Baxter, Tenn., voted to sell alcoholic beverage by the drink, and it passed overwhelmingly as it did in Crossville. Baxter probably did so to help stop the out-flow of tax dollars to Cookeville and Gainesboro. Now White County is practically surrounded and tax dollars are once again going to our neighbor’s … CONTINUED

WCHS gets pair of wins in Hall of Fame openers

Posted on November 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Double double start. Aaron Puckett, shown above drawing a lot of attention from Stone Memorial defenders helped the Warriors to a win in their opener posting a double-double. He poured in 28 points, including 16 in the third quarter, and also pulled down 11 rebounds.

Getting the start. Robbie Johnson, a sophomore, got the first start of his high school career when the season tipped off Tuesday. The Warriors defeated Stone Memorial.

Leading the way. Lacy Yslas led the Warriorettes with 13 points in the 53-43 Hall of Fame win over Baylor.

Performing off the bench. Jessica Wilson came off the bench to post a double-double in the


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