Monthly Archives: July 2009

Youth Sports

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

Youth Sports

Former Warriorette taking reins of volleyball team

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

New coaching staff. New Warriorette volleyball head coach, Kirsty Young, goes through drills with her team in the foreground while in the background, assistant coach, Carrol Lee Norris, also works with the players.

Kirsty Young

In the early 90’s, Kirsty (Sims) Young was playing volleyball for White County High School.
Now, as the start of the 2009-10 school year approaches, Young will be taking over her alma mater’s volleyball team with the hope of maintaining the program that was built by her coach, Lynn Cannon.
Young, a 1992 graduate of WCHS, was a member of one of the school’s volleyball teams that made it all the way to … CONTINUED

Local pitching machine all stars begin play

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

Chasing him down. Sparta’s Andrew Sparks gets ready to run down a Lebanon base runner after fielding the ball during Monday’s loss. Sparta bounced back with a 7-3 win over Smith County on Tuesday. The other pitching machine team lost their first two games.

Driving a base hit. Roby Enlow led Sparta with three hits in their 14-9 loss to Lebanon Monday night in Carthage. They were also defeated by Smith County 8-3 on Tuesday.

Sparta’s two 10 and under pitching machine all star baseball teams began action this week in their tournaments.
Both of the teams played pool games on Monday and Tuesday at their respective locations. … CONTINUED

July 4th Celebration

Posted on July 8, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The first-ever White County Karaoke Star competition was a huge success, with 18 talented individuals taking to the stage at Sparta Amphitheater, on July 4, 2009. First place winner was Rachel Young, who won $125 and a trophy; second place went to Angie Howard, $75 and a trophy; and third place, Austin Francis, $50 and a trophy. [VIDEO BY KIM SWINDELL WOOD]

Graham charged in TennCare fraud

Posted on July 8, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ruby W. Graham, of Sparta

A 53-year-old White County woman has been charged with selling prescription drugs that were paid for by TennCare.
Ruby W. Graham, of Sparta, was reportedly picked up on June 30, 2009, after a joint investigation with White County Sheriff Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
According to the Office of Inspector General, Graham was charged with one count of TennCare fraud. She allegedly used TennCare to fill a prescription for morphine sulfate, which is a controlled-release drug used to treat moderate to severe pain requiring round-the clock relief for an extended period of time. Graham then allegedly sold a portion of the pills … CONTINUED

Plan the perfect summer soiree

Posted on July 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Summer is the perfect time to journey outdoors and mingle with family and friends. However, the stress of hosting summer get-togethers can sometimes be discouraging.  This year, avoid a meltdown and make your next barbecue or block party a breeze by keeping in mind the following party preparation tips:
1. Some barbecue fanatics spend days marinating their brisket before a barbecue. Who has time to make a potato salad on top of that? Provide the main course, and ask each guest to bring their favorite side dish with them. You’ll get a great variety of dishes, and even your pickier guests will be guaranteed to find one item … CONTINUED

Artful Adaptations

Posted on July 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Decadent Hot Chocolate Affogato

Mocha Cream Soda Floats

Caramel Macchiato-Topped Waffles With Maple-Walnut Sauce

Tiramisu Ice Cream Parfaits

Coffee Bananas Foster

Ice cream is a classic summertime treat and a favorite indulgence for people of all ages. Now, this palate pleaser gets a modern makeover with recipes that cater to the most sophisticated tastes.
Give simple backyard cookouts and festive dinner parties alike an artful finale with creative desserts that make the most of Starbucks ice cream. They’re simple to make, easy on the wallet and a sure-fire way to impress your guests.
Super-premium ice cream, inspired by popular Starbucks beverages, turns floats, tiramisu and even hot chocolate … CONTINUED

Mary Jane Ridge

Posted on July 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Jane Ridge, 89, of Sparta, passed away July 5, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Ridge was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Springfield, Ohio, to Arthur and Martha Jane Fisher Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Keen Sr.; parents; and two great-grandchildren, Zachery and Noah Keen.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Brock and husband Bill, of Quebeck, Louise Prater and husband Butch, Mary Helen Keen, all of Sparta; three sons, Malcolm Lester Keen and wife Shirley, Earl Thomas Keen and wife Nancy, Woodrow Wilson Keen Jr., all of Sparta; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be 2 … CONTINUED

Alvie D. Horn

Posted on July 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Alvie D. Horn, 60, passed away July 3, 2009, at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.
Mr. Horn was born May 18, 1949, in Putnam County. He was the son of Wilsie Sanford Horn and Dorothy Hall Horn Loftis.
He was self-employed as an automobile mechanic.
Mr. Horn was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Alex Sanford Horn, Samuel Eddie Horn, and two sisters, Barbara Horn and Ruby Jewel Horn.
Survivors include one son, Brian Horn and wife Vicky, of Cookeville; two daughters, Felicia Winningham, Rachel Horn, both of Cookeville; six sisters, Tina Hudson, of Sparta; Margaret Bouton, Neta Crosswhite, Eunetta Lewis, Gladys Phy, all of Cookeville; … CONTINUED

Stolen property recovered in White County

Posted on July 6, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Officers with White County Sheriff Department recovered this jet ski, June 30, after finding it at a residence on Coal Bank Road.

Officers with White County Sheriff Department recovered a Kawasaki jet ski, June 30, from a residence on Coal Bank Road that had been reported stolen in Cumberland County.

According to Detective Ruben Hormilla with WCSD, he received a call from an investigator with Crossville Criminal Investigation Division who reportedly gave him information about two jet skis and a motorcycle, which had been reported stolen and were believed to be stored at the residence.
Hormilla and Detective David Ward located only one of the jet skis at

Sophia Lynn Smothers

Posted on July 6, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sophia Lynn Smothers, 50, of Sparta, passed away July 4, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.

Ms. Smothers was born Dec. 1, 1958, in Bartow, Fla. She was the daughter of Wilson Smothers and Jeannette Harville Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wilson Smothers, and stepfather, Harold Stewart.
Survivors include her mother, Jeannette Stewart, of Sparta; stepmother, Brenda Smothers, of Bartow, Fla.; two sisters, Melinda Pallotta and her life partner, Larry Neeley, of Sparta, Pamela Farahani, of Danville, Calif.; brother, Richard Smothers and wife Tina, of Spencer; half-sister, Kathy Toro and husband Eddie, of Bartow, Fla.; two nieces, Sheena Farahani, of Sacramento, Calif., Ashley Roberts

Joyce Ann Lawson Hash

Posted on July 6, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Joyce Ann Lawson Hash, 55, of Quebeck, passed away July 4, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Hash was born April 27, 1954, in Sparta. She was the daughter of the late Marvin Lawson and Edna Young Lawson Dulaney and Bill Dulaney.
She had worked many years at Wagner Electric/Federal Mogul, in Sparta.
Ms. Hash was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Lawson and Edna Lawson Dulaney; stepfather Bill Dulaney; three sisters, Mattie Lawson, Frances, Brown, Valorie Dulaney; and one brother-in-law, Gary Hutton.
Survivors include two sons, James Hash, of Cookeville, Chris Hash and wife Missy, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Dustin Hash, Brandon Hash, Hannah Howard,

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