Monthly Archives: April 2010

Warriorette softball gets the hits, but not the wins

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Got her in a pickle. Warriorette catcher, Mollie Abell, chases a Cumberland County runner back to third and eventually gets her out after getting her caught in a rundown. Cumberland County, however, picked up the 4-2 victory. WCHS hosts Warren County Thursday at 5 p.m.

The Warriorette softball team was in action both Monday and Tuesday and came up short in both contests despite out hitting their opponents in both games.
On Monday, WCHS traveled to Livingston and were defeated 10-8 despite picking up twice as many hits in the contest. Tuesday, they were back at home against Cumberland County in 6AAA action. The Lady Jets avenged their … CONTINUED


WCHS tennis drops season finale to Livingston

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Serving it up. Austin Holman serves during the tennis match against Livingston on Tuesday. The Warriors took on Coffee County in the play-in match of the District 6AAA tournament on Wednesday, but results were not available at press time

The White County High School tennis team wrapped their regular season up Tuesday at home with a loss to Livingston in non-district competition.
The WCHS girls were narrowly defeated 5-4 by the Lady Wildcats.
Megan James suffered an 8-6 loss in the number one singles spot. Coach Nicole Delaney commented, “Megan played and moved very well in the match. She just needs to keep swinging through the ball, but … CONTINUED


Track team sets new school records

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In a sprint. Cody Murray runs down the stretch in a recent track meet for WCHS.

The White County High School track team traveled to Tullahoma Tuesday to compete in Rudy’s Relays featuring several teams from across the midstate.
Four new school records were set on the afternoon.
Both the girls’ and boys’ 4×800 meter relay teams shattered the previous school records setting new marks.
The girls’ relay team finished third in the event, but improved the school record by 38 seconds with a new time of 11:35.76. Teaming up to set the new mark were Morgan Voyles, Amanda Kinsor, Samantha Stoltz and Ali Justus.
The boys’ relay … CONTINUED


Baseball drops 4-1 decision to Jets

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Throwing it in. Warrior left fielder, Ethan Tollison, throws the ball into the infield after making a catch during Monday’s 6AAA loss to the Jets.

The Warrior baseball team’s skid continued against Cumberland County Monday at home in District 6AAA action.
The Jets defeated the Warriors 4-1 extending the WCHS losing streak to five games. WCHS and CCHS were supposed to have squared off against Tuesday in Crossville, but rain forced postponement of that game until Wednesday. The results of that game were not available at press time.
The Jets had just one more hit than the Warriors in the game, but five WCHS errors helped Cumberland County … CONTINUED


Industrial loan fails to pass in county commission

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A 20-year business in White County has been denied a $40,000 industrial loan after the resolution failed to receive a majority vote.
The final tally was five in favor of the loan, seven voting “no,” and one casting a “pass” vote.
Tennessee Cultured Marble owner James Ferraro had appeared before White County Industrial Development Board, on April 5, 2010, to request a $40,000 loan to assist with developing a retail outlet for his manufacturing facility. The majority of the industrial board voted in favor the request, with two members voting against the loan. The matter was then sent to the county commission for the final action.
“We had … CONTINUED


‘Tennessee’s Wright Choice’ recognized at banquet

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

honored. Agents with ‘Tennessee’s Wright Choice’ were recently recognized at the recent Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors banuqet. L-R: Kelly Speck, president of Women’s Council of Realtors for 2010; Alease Madewell, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award; and Bula Price, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award. Jane Wright (not pictured) also received the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Man attempts ‘suicide by cop’

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

According to White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, the department received a call, at approximately 4 a.m., on Apr. 11, regarding a man allegedly wanting to commit ‘suicide by cop.’
Shoupe stated the man’s wife informed officers her husband was depressed, which she believed was due, in part, to a change of his medications.
Deputies Lewis Carrick, Daniel Trivette and Dustin Farris responded to the call, along with Shoupe, Chief Deputy Tommy Simmons and Detective John Ford.
Shoupe said the man had several problems, including being out of work, saying he had ‘nothing to live for.’
“He said he just wanted us to kill him,” said Shoupe. “After I … CONTINUED


Edna Louise Wilhite

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edna Louise Wilhite, 69, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilhite was born Nov. 25, 1940, in White County, to Fannie Lee Demps Sliger and J.P. Randolph.
She was a member of Findlay Church of Christ and the former owner of “What’s Cooking?” restaurant, in Sparta.
Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Joe H. Wilhite.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Wilhite and wife Cara, Paul Wilhite and wife Cindy, all of Sparta; daughter, Lisa Cloyd and husband Bobby, of Sparta; mother, Fannie Lee Sliger, of Sparta; brother, Kenneth Randolph and wife Brenda, of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jordon Cloyd, … CONTINUED


Industrial park road approved by commissioners

Posted on April 22, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Nine out of 14 county commissioners voted Monday night to approve funding for constructing a road into the industrial park that sits adjacent to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.
Hill Bros. Excavating Inc., of Overton County, had submitted the lowest bid for the project in the amount of $355,668.
Commissioner B.K. Luna asked if Hill Bros. would purchase rock for the project at a White County company. County Executive Herd Sullivan said he did not have the answer to that question. Luna said he was concerned the rock would be purchased in Putnam County, which would cause White County to lose tax revenue.
Sullivan said the rock “was just … CONTINUED


Virgie J.L. Holman

Posted on April 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Virgie J.L. Holman, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edna Louise Wilhite

Posted on April 21, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Edna Louise Wilhite, 69, of Sparta, passed away April 20, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Wilhite was born Nov. 25, 1940, in White County, to Fannie Lee Demps Sliger and J.P. Randolph.
She was a member of Findlay Church of Christ and the former owner of “What’s Cooking?” restaurant, in Sparta.
Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Joe H. Wilhite.
Survivors include two sons, Greg Wilhite and wife Cara, Paul Wilhite and wife Cindy, all of Sparta; daughter, Lisa Cloyd and husband Bobby, of Sparta; mother, Fannie Lee Sliger, of Sparta; brother, Kenneth Randolph and wife Brenda, of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jordon Cloyd, … CONTINUED


Robert Nelson Davis

Posted on April 20, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Nelson Davis, 76, of Baxter passed away peacefully April 19, 2010 at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., April 22, 2010, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Lonny Davis will officiate.
The family will receive friends on 4-8 p.m., April 21, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 22, at the funeral home.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


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