Monthly Archives: July 2009

Howard Garrett

Posted on July 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Howard Garrett, 67, of Sparta, passed away July 1, 2009.
Mr. Garrett was born July 6, 1941, in Ohio, to Brevis and Minnie Lee Meadows Garrett.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Leonard Garrett.
Mr. Garrett was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Gail Doney Garrett, of Sparta; daughter, Kaye Hale and husband Tim, of Rock Island; three sons, Howard Garrett Jr. and wife Tammie, of Cookeville, Anthony Garrett and wife Christy, of Sparta, Jason Garrett and wife Sharon Hinson, of Crossville; five grandchildren, Chelsea Garrett, Shawn Garrett, Kayla Hale, Joshua Ballew, Nicholas Bradshaw; three great-grandchildren; brother, Nobert Garrett, … CONTINUED


Mrs. Charlie Mae Jett

Posted on July 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mrs. Charlie Mae Jett, 96, of Tullahoma, passed away July 1, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Jett was a graduate of White County High School, where she played on the Ladies Basketball Team. She was also a retired teacher from the White County school system. She was a member of Cedar Lane Church of Christ, in Tullahoma.
Mrs. Jett was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Jarvis and Minnie Cruise Jarvis; husband, Charles O. Jett; and one son, John L. Jett.
Survivors include one son, Charlie Jett and wife Barbara, of Tullahoma; one daughter, Barbara Gail Jett, of Tullahoma; four grandchildren, Tonya Thompson, Denise Hutson, Greg Jett, … CONTINUED


Pitching machine All Stars open play Monday

Posted on July 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

10 and under All Stars to play in Carthage. The above pitching machine all star team will play their pool games in Carthage. They will begin play Monday at 6 p.m. also against Lebanon. The team is managed by Merrill Howard, who will be assisted by Craig Reece and Mike Carter. Members of the team (in no particular order) are: Kyler Allen, Cameron Carter, Garrett Daniels, K.J. Enlow, Roby Enlow, Clayton Gilbert, Macon Girdley, Holden Howard, Tyler Pinegar, Dyson Reece, Bradley Seibers, Logan Sims and Drew Young.

10 and under all stars to play in Sparta. The above pitching machine all star team will play their pool games

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11/12 All Stars split first two games

Posted on July 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Covering ground. Jakob Brock, the centerfielder for the 11/12 year old All Star team covers some ground to attempt to make a play during Tuesday’s game.

Taking it deep. The ball flies off the bat and toward the fence for one of Allen Newport’s two homeruns in the 11/12 year old All Star area tournament. He and Tyler Qualls each hit two homeruns while Ethan Roberts added a grand slam.

Sparta’s 11/12 year old baseball All Star team ended their first two games at complete different ends of the spectrum.
The Spartan squad opened play Saturday in DeKalb County with a 12-2 win over Lebanon. Things didn’t go … CONTINUED


9/10’s complete area play with perfect record

Posted on July 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Look of determination. David King keeps his eyes focused on the mitt as he prepares to deliver a pitch in 9/10 year old all star action. King was the winning pitcher in the 11-3 win over Smith County Monday night allowing just three hits and striking out seven.

Don’t even think about it. Warrior catcher, Trenton Hodges, hustles back and dares a runner to try and score on him following a wild pitch. The 9/10 year old All Stars will be back in Carthage next week for the district tournament.

Making contact. Brandon Tripp recorded a pair of doubles in the 9/10 year old win over Smith County

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11/12’s bounce back for another mercy rule victory

Posted on July 2, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Celebrating at the plate. Tyler Qualls is greeted at home plate by his teammates after his three-run homerun in the win over DeKalb County. The 11/12 year old All Stars went 2-1 in area play.

Two wins on the mound. Ethan Roberts, shown above delivering a pitch in Tuesday’s game against DeKalb County, pitched the Sparta 11/12 year old All Stars to a pair of wins in area play. Sparta must now await the outcome of another game to find out if those two wins are enough to send them to the district tournament.

The Sparta 11/12 year old baseball All Stars continued their rollercoaster ride through their … CONTINUED


Body pulled from Calfkiller River

Posted on July 1, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    According to E-911 records, emergency services personnel, with the help of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, pulled a body from the Calfkiller River, just north of Sparta city limits on Highway 84, at approximately 4:40 p.m., July 1.
    Officers with the White County Sheriff Department have begun an investigation.
    More information will be posted as soon as it is available.


Kenneth Alfred Nash

Posted on July 1, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Kenneth Alfred Nash, 93, of Cookeville, passed away June 30, 2009, at NHC Healthcare Center.
Mr. Nash was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Putnam County.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a self-employed barber.
Mr. Nash was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ida Maxwell Nash; wife, Elise Scarlett Nash; one brother, Clarence Nash; and two sisters, Ada Stone and Willie Nash.
Survivors include two sons, Phillip Nash and wife Mary Frances, of Sparta, Dale Nash, of Floral City, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Tina Long, Darrell Nash, Linda Hunter, Kevin, David, Conley … CONTINUED


New heat index policy goes into effect July 1st

Posted on July 1, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A good cold drink. Mandatory water breaks are one of the guidelines instituted by the TSSAA in their heat policy.

The dog days of summer are upon us and with sultry temperatures looming, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) and the White County School Board are doing something to try and protect student athletes.
Since 1995, at least 39 football players across all levels in the U.S. have died from heat-related causes. At least 42 states now have some sort of illness prevention guidelines, which are rules that are geared to help better acclimate all student athletes, no matter what the sport, to the heat. The state … CONTINUED


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