Monthly Archives: February 2009

Antonio Rosario Datuin

Posted on February 11, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Antonio Rosario Datuin, 78, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 9, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Feb. 13, 2009, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Father Fred Schmit, SDS, will officiate. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m., Feb. 12, at the church.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Lorene Vinson England

Posted on February 11, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lorene Vinson England, 85, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 10, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
England was born Sept. 5, 1923, in White County, to Guster Vinson and Maude Rice Vinson.    
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 50 years, Paul England; brothers, Jack Vinson, Jim Vinson; and sisters, Pauline Daniels and Wilma Clark.
Survivors include her loving children, Doris Walker and husband Kenneth, of Sparta, Shirley Kerkvliet and husband Lee, of Madison, Harold England and wife Teresa, of Cookeville, Kenny England and wife Diane, of Sparta; sisters, Sue Bray, of Sparta, Ima Golden, of Cookeville; four grandchildren, Penny Copeland, Cindy LaFever, Gregory … CONTINUED


Black History Month Celebration

Posted on February 11, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta Civic Center was filled with people from all walks of life and all races as they came together with one common goal – to celebrate Black History Month. The Saturday event focused on the history of African-Americans, as well as the outlook for the future under the guidance of the first black president, Barack Obama. Herman Hill, American Legion commander and organizer of the event, provided those who gathered with a line-up of inspirational and motivating entertainment, which was presented by several choirs from the surrounding area and out-of-state.


Riverdale takes two from White County

Posted on February 11, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    The White County High School basketball teams dropped a pair of District 7AAA games at Riverdale Tuesday.
    The Warriorettes fell to 7-6 in the district and 20-7 overall with the 53-40 loss to the Lady Warriors of Riverdale.  Ashley Page led the Warriorettes, who never led in the contest, with 12 points.  WCHS was within five with two minutes to play, but Riverdale finished out with an 11-3 run to seal the victory.
    A record setting performance by Corey Johnson was not enough for the Warriors to hold on for the win in the nightcap.  Johnson knocked down a school record eight three pointers on his way to … CONTINUED


Mass dog-breeding operation raided

Posted on February 11, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Officers with White County Sheriff Department, working in conjunction with District Attorney Randy York, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society on an investigation that began almost two years ago, took custody, on Wednesday, of an estimated 275 dogs from a residence on Lost Creek Road. Read the complete story on the NEWS page.


Gregory L. Jones

Posted on February 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Gregory Lee Jones, age 45, of Sparta passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at his residence.
Jones was born Aug. 1, 1963, in White County to Clayton and Evelyn Louise Graham Jones.  
He was a factory worker.
Survivors include his parents, Clayton and Evelyn Jones of Sparta; sisters, Patsey Young and husband Kenneth, Kathy Dodson and husband Mike, all of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Feb., 12, 2009, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m., Feb. 11, at the funeral home.  Joe England will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge


Antonio Datwain

Posted on February 10, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Antonio Datwain, 78, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 9, 2009, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Health Directory: Feb 2009

Posted on February 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Health Directory


Bride’s Guide: Jan 2009

Posted on February 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bride’s Guide


Spring sports practice begins

Posted on February 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County High School’s spring sports teams began official practice on Monday.


WCHS basketball at Oakland

Posted on February 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriors and Warriorettes traveled to Murfreesboro on February 6th to take on Oakland High School.


No Backyard? No Problem.

Posted on February 9, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

During World War II, Americans were encouraged to convert their backyards into Victory Gardens to contribute to the war effort. The gardens also saved families money, something that was not abundant to most at the time. With the current economic downturn affecting many families’ budgets and in light of produce scares in 2008, starting a backyard vegetable garden is a great way to help reduce grocery bills during the summer months while keeping your family supplied with healthy foods.
Even if you don’t have a lot of space — maybe only a balcony — you can still produce plump red tomatoes, fresh lettuce, spicy peppers and more before … CONTINUED


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