Monthly Archives: May 2010

Grand jury requests funding for jail

Posted on May 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A report issued to White County Board of Commissioners from the grand jury denotes a request that is not a usual part of its quarterly inspection of the jail facilities.
Part of the responsibilities of the White County Grand Jury is to inspect the jail and provide a report to the county commission that states the condition of the structure, as well as any problems that might exist within the justice center that need to be addressed by the legislative body.
In the report dated May 11, 2010, the grand jury for the summer term of 2010 recommended the county commission approve and allocate for the 2010-2011 fiscal … CONTINUED

WCHS Class of 2010 celebrates the good times

Posted on May 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County High School added approximately 250 more alumni to its ranks Thursday night when the Class of 2010 walked across the stage and received their diplomas.
For the first time since 2004, graduation was forced inside to Roy Sewell Gymnasium due to the threat of inclement weather, which as the ceremony drew to a close turned out to be a good decision as the rains began to fall.
A standing room only crowd spilled over into the auxiliary gymnasium at the school where a live feed was broadcast for those who weren’t able to fit into the main gym. In addition, the ceremony was streamed live online … CONTINUED

‘Click It or Ticket ‘campaign underway

Posted on May 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In an effort to save lives in White County, the White County Sheriff Department is working with Governor’s Highway Safety Office to conduct a special high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign through the end of May.
Beginning May 17, the special rural roads enforcement campaign, which is taking place in addition to the traditional Click It or Ticket enforcement activities during the Memorial Day holiday, will buckle down on all motorists not buckling up.
“Seat belts clearly save lives,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “Unfortunately, too many people in Tennessee, especially in rural areas, are not using these life-saving devices. So this May, we’re … CONTINUED

Yslas completes successful first season

Posted on May 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lacy Yslas just completed a very successful freshman season of track and field at Tennessee Tech University. She already has recorded the third longest discus throw in Tech history. (Photo appears courtesy of TTU Sports Information)

Despite having only been throwing the discus for two years, White County High School graduate, Lacy Yslas, has already made a big impact in college.
Yslas, a member of the WCHS Class of 2009, joined the Tech track and field program after finishing off her high school career with a fifth place finish in the TSSAA state track meet last spring.
This spring, Yslas had a very successful freshman campaign for the … CONTINUED

Bales signs with Blue Mountain College

Posted on May 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Casey Bales recently signed a grant-in-aid to run cross country for Blue Mountain College.

Even though WCHS runner, Casey Bales, has one more task to complete as a high school runner, he has already made the commitment to continue competing at the collegiate level.
Bales, a member of the 2010 graduating class, recently signed a grant-in-aid to run cross country for Blue Mountain College, but this week, despite having already received his diploma, he will compete in the state track meet in the 800-meter run.
At Blue Mountain, Bales will be running cross country, which is a little different than competing at the high school level. In high … CONTINUED

More youth sports camps announced

Posted on May 24, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Now that school is officially out, it’s summer vacation time for the kids.
While many may spend most of their time at the pool or lake, the summer break is a prime time for young athletes to fine-tune their game. Whether it is with workouts and conditioning for the older athletes or youth camps for the future stars, the summer is when athletes are made. Many of the WCHS golfers will spend part of their summer competing in the youth tours.
Both the Warrior and Warriorette youth basketball camps are on tap for this week, but a couple of other sports have announced the dates of their youth … CONTINUED

Three qualify for state track meet

Posted on May 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hurdling way into the state. WCHS sophomore, Chelsea Baca, finished second in the 300-meter hurdles earning a berth in the TSSAA state track meet. Her time of 49.29 set a new WCHS record in the event. Baca competed in four events on the afternoon.

Coming down the stretch. Morgan Voyles, a WCHS freshman, closed the gap on the Shelbyville runner in front of her down the stretch to finish fourth in the 800-meter sectional race earning a spot in the state meet. Voyles finished fourth in the race.

Leading the way to the state. WCHS senior, Casey Bales, leads the cast of runners down the stretch in the


WCHS Youth basketball camps set

Posted on May 23, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

As the school year comes to an end, it’s time for young athletes to work on improving their sports skills.
Warrior and Warriorette youth basketball camps will be the first on the agenda.
Coach Eric Mitchell will conduct the boy’s youth camp May 24-26 at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The camp is open to boys in third through eighth grade and will be from 8-10 a.m. each day.
Mitchell will be the camp director. Instructors for the camp are Warrior assistants, Nathan Aaron, Montuka Murray and Justin Brown, along with current Warrior basketball players.
Registration for the Warrior camp will be Sunday, May 23rd at the gym from 3-4 … CONTINUED

James Leffie Hamlin

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

James Leffie Hamlin, 71, of Spencer, passed away May 21, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Hamlin was born March 4, 1939, in Van Buren County, to Brown and Laura Hamlin.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired coal miner.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m., May 24, 2010, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Frazier’s Chapel Cemetery, in White County. The family will receive friends 2-9 p.m., May 23, and 8-10 a.m., May 24, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Dexter Price

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

Charles Dexter Price, 87, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Price was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Lenoir City, to Joe and Laura Robinett Price.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Cleo E. Hensley Price and Margie Kim Fletcher Price; four brothers, Joe, Ted, Wilke, and Arley Price; and two sisters, June and Wanda Faye Price.
He was a retired employee of Sparta Hardware.
Survivors include four sisters, Pauline Ward, of Knoxvile, Vilet Graham, of Niota, Lestie McCarrell, of Lenoir City, Sue Kitts, of Halls; brother, Jamie Price, of Lenoir City; two stepdaughters, Ann Trowbridge and husband Gray, Glenda Moore … CONTINUED

Arnold Edward Miller Sr.

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

Arnold Edward Miller Sr., 73, of Baxter, passed away May 18, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Miller was born April 27, 1937, in Peru, Ind., to August Miller and Agnus Miller
He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Jeffrey and Louise; brothers, Sylvester and Clarence Miller; and sisters, Agnus Miller, Minnie Hoover and Rosemary Koffowit.
Survivors include his wife, Frances E. Miller, of Baxter; sons, Arnold Miller Jr., of Baxter, Dewayne Miller, of Phillips, Wis.; daughters, Elaine Richardson, of Peru, Ind., Melinda Lewis and husband Jason, of Sparta; brothers, Henry Miller, of Anderson, Ind., Steve Miller, of Lessern, Ind., August Miller, of Phillips, Wis.; … CONTINUED

Nelson David Grady Wilkey

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

Nelson David Grady Wilkey, 52, of Sparta, passed away May 21, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Wilkey was born July 11, 1957, in New Burgh, N.Y.
He had served in the U.S. Navy and had been employed at S & S Precision, in Sparta.
Survivors include his wife, Delorise Wilkey, of Sparta; two daughter, Mary Rose, of Sparta, Tiffany Wilkey, of Murfreesboro; two sons, Nelson Wilkey, of Sparta, Christopher Moore, of Sparta; mother, Elizabeth O’Dell, of Sparta; two brothers, Jody O’Dell, Danny O’Dell, both of Sparta; sister, Candy Wilkey; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., May 23, 2010, at Hunter Funeral Home, with … CONTINUED

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