Monthly Archives: April 2010

Beware of reported insurance scams

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

State officials are warning consumers to be on the lookout for scam artists who may be taking advantage of the recently enacted federal health care insurance reforms.
According to Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, elderly consumers are prime targets for these unscrupulous individuals who portray themselves as agents and sales representatives in an attempt to sell phony health insurance policies.
The department offers some tips to protect consumers from falling victim to these scams.
•Be cautious if someone shows up at your home or calls you and claims to be with the federal government and tries to sell you anything. U.S. Census workers may come to your … CONTINUED


Warriorette softball wins one of five

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Safely under the tag. Raven Pope slides in safely under the tag of the Coffee County catcher in Thursday’s District 6AAA contest, which the Lady Raiders won 14-1. The Warriorettes return home Tuesday to host Cumberland County.

Dropping in for a base hit. A ball drops in between Krista King and Paige Scott for a base hit during Saturday’s game.

The Warriorette softball team’s busy schedule continued over the weekend as they finished up the week wining only one out of five contests.
Over a nine-day stretch, the Warriorettes have played 13 games. The latest three-day stretch began with a District 6AAA contest in Sparta against league leading … CONTINUED


Italian Salad

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Italian Salad

8 oz. shell pasta, cooked and cooled
1/4 lb. provolone, cubed
1/4 lb. hard salami, cubed
6 oz. pepperoni
3.8 oz. can black olives, drained
One-half small jar green olives, drained
1 small onion, diced
One-half small green pepper, diced
One-half head of broccoli florets
One-half cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
One-half teaspoon basil
One-half teaspoon oregano
One-half teaspoon pepper
Mix oil, vinegar, basil, oregano and pepper together. Add to the other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate to let the flavors blend.


Express Road property rezoned to residential

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Thursday to rezone a section of property on Express Road, with one alderman casting the only “no” vote after he talked about a previous rezoning issue that was presented to the board last year. (See related story at the end of this article.)
Jeff Young cast the dissenting vote when rezone property owned by Rick and Dana Dildine, which would change the land from Commercial D to Residential A.
Express Road, which is a dead-end, is just past Walmart, on the right, and was once part of Clark’s Mill Drive. Clark’s Mill Drive was split when Highway 111 was built.
“The … CONTINUED


Warriorette tennis takes #2 seed for tourney

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Back over the net. Crockett Sewell returns the ball back over the net during a recent tennis match. The Warrior netters must travel to Manchester Wednesday for a play-in match in the District 6AAA tournament.

Doubling up the win. Shelby Thompson battles at the net as teammate, Samantha Turney, is ready to help in the background, during the Warriorettes’ sweep of Warren County last week. The WCHS girls’ tennis team is the number two seed for next week’s District 6AAA tournament. WCHS wraps up the regular season by hosting Livingston Tuesday.

With one regular season match left for the White County High School tennis team, the squad is … CONTINUED


Kirby charged in meth operation

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A White County man walked into the White County Justice Center, Apr. 13, and turned himself over to authorities, to answer to drug charges, stemming from the discovery of a large meth-making operation.
According to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe with White County Sheriff Department, Randall Keith Kirby Sr., 51, was being sought for his alleged involvement in the large meth lab discovered, on Apr. 7, at his residence on Will Thompson Road.
“This operation was one of the biggest in the area,” said Shoupe. “He had a large amount of meth-making components stored there. And there’s evidence a lot of meth had been made there too.”
Shoupe stated the … CONTINUED


E-911 Board members approve major upgrade

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

At its April meeting, the White County E-911 Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution for the purchase of a new communications system, at a price of $259,364, for phase one of two possible major upgrades to the county’s dispatching services.
“We would have all new radio equipment at the center from the back room all the way to the consoles,” said Board Chairman Jerry Denton, speaking of the phase one improvements.
The resolution came after a lengthy discussion of the need for the equipment, as well as what other options might remain to postpone the expenditure until better economic times, or to forgo the expense altogether.
Board … CONTINUED


Warriorette track wins Stone Memorial meet

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

WCHS sweep. Warrior distance runners, Hunter McCoy, Casey Bales and Zach Hodge, took first through third, respectively, in the 3200-meter race at the Stone Memorial track meet. WCHS travels to Tullahoma Tuesday.

Three for three. Morgan Voyles went three for three during the track meet at Stone Memorial. Voyles won the 3200, 1600 and 800-meter races to help lead the Warriorettes to the victory in the meet.

The White County High School track and field team traveled to Crossville Thursday to compete in a five-team meet hosted by Stone Memorial High School.
The Warriorette squad captured first place in the meet with a total of 92 points edging … CONTINUED


Beulah Manus Doran

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Beulah Manus Doran, 87, passed away April 18, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.
Mrs. Doran was born Sept. 25, 1922, in White County, to Ralph and Tribbie Manus.
She was a long-time employee of Wilson Sporting Goods factory, in Cookeville. Mrs. Manus bore four children but was ‘Mother’ to everyone she met. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, of Cookeville, and Blue Springs Presbyterian Church, in Sparta. Mrs. Manus received six years of loving care at Morningside of Cookeville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James M. Doran; and three brothers, J.B Manus, Rady Manus, and Ralph Kenneth Manus.
Survivors include three … CONTINUED


WCHS baseball suffers loss at Upperman

Posted on April 19, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stirring up dust. Jaylen Qualls slides into second during the 10-5 loss to the Upperman Bees on Friday. The Warriors host Cumberland County Monday in District 6AAA action.

The Warrior baseball team opened their season a month ago with a win over the Upperman Bees.
They could not complete the sweep when the two squared off in Baxter Friday. The Bees upended the Warriors 10-5 dropping WCHS to 7-7 overall. The loss was the fourth straight for the Warriors coming off a six-game win streak.
Four Warrior errors and timely hitting by the Bees were the difference in the contest. Upperman was able to drive in the runners … CONTINUED


Jerry Wyatt (J.W.) Phifer

Posted on April 17, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Jerry Wyatt (J.W.) Phifer, 62, of Sparta, passed away April 16, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Phifer was born July 8, 1947, in Doyle, to Charles F. and Alva Swoape Phifer.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the retired superintendent at Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, in Sparta.
Mr. Phifer was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Parsley, Kathy Wolfe; and one brother, Charles Phifer.
Survivors include his wife, Ovean Phifer, of Sparta; two daughters, Bridette Vargas and Minor, of Sparta, Christy Phifer and Marty Cash, of Dunlap; one son, Dickie Denton … CONTINUED


Donald Lee Vanatta

Posted on April 17, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Donald Lee Vanatta, 56, of Sparta, passed away April 16, 2010, at the White County Hospital.
Mr. Vanatta was born Sept. 24, 1953, in San Francisco, Calif.
He was a sawmill worker at White County Lumber Company. Mr. Vanatta had served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Grundy Young.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Frances Young ,of Sparta; six sisters and their spouses, Jill (Bob) Cunningham, of Sparta, Patty (Buster) Young, of Sparta, Vanessa (Danny) Cunningham ,of Sparta, Louise (Bob) Allen, of Resaca, Ga., Leland (Eddie) Lerch, of Chattanooga, Hilda (Mark) Davis, of … CONTINUED


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