Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mary Kate Davis

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Kate Davis, 98, of Spring Harbor, Mich., formerly of Sparta, passed away July 26, 2009, in Spring Harbor.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

QB Club BBQ and Auction on tap this Saturday

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Items galore. The senior members of the Warrior football team show off many items that will be auctioned off by Terry Whitson at Saturday night’s Quarterback Club BBQ and Auction that will be held in the WCHS cafeteria. Included in the items to be auctioned off is the maroon Dodge Caravan in the background donated by Federal Mogul. The BBQ dinner, sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, begins at 5 p.m. followed by the auction at approximately 6 p.m. Pictured with auctioneer, Terry Whitson, are seniors (l to r): Ethan Green, D.J. Cunningham, Logan Holeman, Andrew Manus, Tyler Ferree, Aaron Murray, Dylan Riddle, Seth Anderson, Caleb Lowery, Sean Will, Austin


Brian Lee Conley

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brian Lee Conley, 30, passed away July 23, 2009, at his residence, in Graysville.

Mr. Conley was born May 12, 1979, in Putnam County, to Michael Parks and Kimberly Conley.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Kimberley Conley Parks, of Quebeck; half brothers, Bobby Michael Parks, Johnny Edward Parks, Bruce Lee Parks, all of Sparta; grandparents, Fred and Mearline Dodson, of Quebeck; aunts, Cathy Lance, of Crossville, Elaine Qualls, of Sparta, Mary Mendoza, of Spencer, Lisa Lytle, of McMinnville, Janie Whitman, of Quebeck; children, Ruby, Douglas, Sara; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., July 28, 2009, at Hunter Funeral Home,

Sheriff addresses dog attack

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Attackers. These two dogs attacked a woman in the Rimrock Mesa subdivision while she was taking her morning walk. State law requires all owners of dogs to be in control of their animals at all times.

The Expositor was contacted by Sheriff Oddie Shoupe about the recent dog attack and his recent appeal to the county commission about banning pit bulls from White County.
“I’m not trying to take people’s dogs away from them,” said Shoupe. “I know what these animals mean to their owners. But something needs to be done because it’s gotten out of hand.”
Shoupe stated, on a daily basis, he sees the dangers of … CONTINUED

Minimum wage increases to $7.25

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Workers who are paid minimum wage will see an increase in their upcoming paychecks after the official hike effective July 24, 2009.
For the third consecutive year, the federal minimum wage has been elevated. Although several states have their own minimum wage standards, Tennessee is one of only five states that do not have a minimum wage. The four remaining states are Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
However, several states have a minimum wage standard. Some of the states have higher rates than the federal mandate, some are lower and some are the same as the federal rate. In the event the state’s minimum wage exceeds the … CONTINUED

Christopher Lee Tollison

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Christopher Lee Tollison, 44, of Sparta, passed away at his residence, on July 26, 2009.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Priceless Design

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live



If you have big design dreams but are working with a small budget, no fear – you don’t have to sacrifice style and professional-looking results.
“When people think about do-it-yourself projects, they automatically think about costly, floor-to-ceiling overhauls,” says designer and contractor Amy Matthews of the DIY Network’s “Sweat Equity” and “Bathroom Renovations.” “However, there are several low-cost projects that homeowners can tackle to freshen up their home’s style and add a punch of personality.”
Try these budget-friendly decorating tips from Matthews to help get you the priceless design you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank.
Shed a little light: Give your kitchen an instant and … CONTINUED

Unemployment ranks 16th out of 95 counties

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County has once again shown an increase in unemployment with the release of the June rates.
At 15.7 percent, White County is maintaining its position in the top 20 counties with the highest unemployment in the state for June 2009. White County now sits at 16th place.
Unemployment figures since 1973 show the lowest unemployment rate was August 1973 at 3.3 percent. The highest rate for the same time period was April 1982 at 26 percent.
In June 2009, the unemployment rate increased in 84 counties and decreased in eight counties. The rate remained the same in three counties.
The highest rate was Perry County with 22.1

Man arrested on Cookeville warrants

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Failed escape. Officers with White County Sheriff Department place Corey Jack Dupuy, 19, of Cookeville, in the back of the patrol car after he was found hiding in a building on Sullivan Knowles Road.

Officers with White County Sheriff Department assisted U.S. Marshals in the arrest of Corey Jack Dupuy, 19, of Cookeville, July 23, near White County Lumber Company on Sullivan Knowles Road.
According to officials with Putnam County Sheriff Department, Dupuy was being sought by Marshals for two criminal warrants from Putnam County. As Marshals tried to apprehend him, Dupuy reportedly fled on foot.
Deputy U.S. Marshal and WCSD Sgt Wade Pike called the local department … CONTINUED

Puckett headed to Sewanee

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sewanee bound. Aaron Puckett, a 2009 graduate of WCHS, will head to Sewanee at the end of August to continue his education and play basketball.

Playing sports in college was just kind of something that everyone thought Aaron Puckett would do from the time he was old enough to start dribbling a basketball.
For Puckett, a 2009 graduate of White County High School, it was just always in his genes. Both his parents, Tina Puckett and Tracy Curtis, continued their high school careers on to the collegiate level as did his aunt, Nena (Puckett) Daily. But it wasn’t until the younger Puckett had basketball taken away from him … CONTINUED

Braddie Sullivan Jr.

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Braddie Sullivan Jr., 78, of Spencer, passed away July 19, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Sullivan was born April 24, 1931, in Van Buren County, to Braddie Sullivan Sr. and Audrey Lawson Sullivan.
He was a member of United Community Church of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mildred Sullivan and Iva Jean Madewell.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Blankenship Sullivan, of Spencer; daughters, Margie Harvey and husband James, Barbara Roses Bowler, all of Painesville, Ohio, and Joyce, of Oklahoma; sons, Clifton Stanley and wife Louise, of Willoughby, Ohio, Eric Sullivan, of Pikeville; 18 grandchildren; and one sister, Ella Oakes, … CONTINUED

WCHS golf season begins today

Posted on July 27, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teeing off. The 2009 WCHS golf season tees off today. Ashley Sherrell is the lone senior on the squad. The 11 remaining golfers on the team are in the freshman and sophomore class.

As the other high school fall sports begin official preseason practice today, the golf teams across the state can start their official 2009 campaigns.
Official team golf practice could begin on July 13th. Even though that was the official start for high school practice, several of the WCHS golfers have spent quite a bit of time on the links this summer either practicing or playing in various tournaments as individuals.
The Warriors and Warriorettes will … CONTINUED

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