Monthly Archives: March 2011

Warrior tennis improves to 2-1 on season

Posted on March 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Returning the serve. Samantha Turney returns a serve during a recent WCHS tennis match. WCHS hosts Cumberland County Tuesday.

The White County High School Warrior tennis team improved their overall record to 2-1 when they picked up a win on a cool damp Thursday spring afternoon.
Thursday’s victory over Coffee County evened their District 6AAA record at 1-1 after opening with a loss to Warren County. The Warriors defeated the Red Raiders 6-3 on the afternoon. The Warriorettes are, however, still in search of their first win of the season as they fell to Coffee County 7-2.
In boys’ singles matches, the Warriors won four of the six … CONTINUED


Soccer defeats Cumberland County

Posted on March 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sailing in. Jordan Dukes, a sophomore on the Warrior soccer team, sails through after kicking the ball in the 3-0 loss to DeKalb County. The Warriors host Cumberland County today at 6 p.m.

The White County High School soccer team broke into the win column with a 3-1 victory over visiting Cumberland County Monday.  (Look for full details of that win in Thursday’s edition.) WCHS played host to the DeKalb County Tigers on a chilly Thursday spring evening and were defeated 3-0.
The Warriors and Tigers played to a scoreless tie for the first 37:30 of the contest. In fact, WCHS controlled the ball for much of those … CONTINUED


Chester Ray Graham

Posted on March 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Chester Ray Graham, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away March 22, 2011, at the NHC of Dunlap.
Mr. Graham was born March 21, 1923, in White County, to Hershel Thomas and Bertha Holland Graham.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, during World War II, and was retired from Delta Airlines after 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Reba Alice Swindell Graham; and second wife, Mary Jane Valkenburg Graham.
Survivors include his daughter, Sharon Eggert, of Jasper; two sons, Stanley Ray Graham, Michael Thomas Graham, both of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by all his … CONTINUED


Evelyn Louise Wilson Myers

Posted on March 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Evelyn Louise Wilson Myers, 76, of Sparta, March 25, 2011, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Myers was born Jan.13, 1935, in White County, to Johnny and Gladys Sapp Wilson and was married to the late James LeRoy Myers.
Survivors include three daughters, Dianne Arthur, of Smyrna, Lisa Liles, of Nashville, Tina Renee Myers, of Sparta; brother, John David Wilson, of Sparta; two sisters, Betty Broyles, of Sparta, Fay Luna, of Washington; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., March 29, 2011, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Jeff Guth will officiate. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m., … CONTINUED


Jeremy Patrick Griffin

Posted on March 25, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jeremy Patrick Griffin, 31, of Sparta, passed away March 17, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.
Mr. Griffin was born Jan. 9, 1980, in Cookeville.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Dorothy Jean Slatten Wilson.
Survivors include his parents, James Randall and Linda Huron Slatten Griffin, of Sparta; two brothers, Bryant Griffin and wife Angela, of Smyrna, and Cason Griffin and wife Heather, of Memphis; nieces and nephews, Katie Ann, Hannah, Sarah Beth, and Boyd; two aunts, Janice Sue Stinnett, of Johnson City, Donna Karen Morris, of Greenville; and uncle, Melvin Slatten, of Biloxi, Miss.
Graveside service was 3 p.m., March 20, 2011, at Old … CONTINUED


Reported tornado rips through western part of county

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

No injuries were reported when a severe storm, which is believed to have spawned at least one tornado, made its way across White County, on Mar. 23, and destroyed at least one residence and damaged several other homes and structures.


Warrior tennis nets first win of season

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Volleying. Shelby Thompson returns the ball to her opponent during her singles win against Livingston. The Warriorettes were, however, defeated 6-3 by the Lady Wildcats.

Power serve. Jonathan Griffin helped the Warrior tennis team to their first win of the season. Griffin won his singles match and teamed up with Caleb Winton for a doubles win. The WCHS boys won the match 6-3.

The WCHS tennis team hosted Livingston on a warm Tuesday spring afternoon and came away with a split of the matches.
The Warriors picked up their first win of the season defeating the Wildcats 6-3. The Warriorettes came up on the short side of the … CONTINUED


Manchester man charged with soliciting 9-year-old

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Terry Lynn Edwards, 26, of Manchester

Terry Lynn Edwards, 26, of 480 Skinner Flat Rd., in Manchester, was arrested, on Mar. 17, and charged with solicitation of a minor and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means after a multi-agency investigation.
Detective Ruben Hormilla with White County Sheriff Department reportedly received a complaint, on Mar. 13, from White County parents of a 9-year-old girl, who had received text messages that were “sexual in nature” from an unfamiliar phone number.
Hormilla, WCSD’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) specialist, began an investigation and received assistance from ICAC sister agencies, Cookeville and Winchester police departments.
An undercover agent reportedly … CONTINUED


Sewer project must be re-bid

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

An error in the bidding process for sewer and water lines at Airport Industrial Park has caused the county to re-bid the project at an additional cost of more than $800.
According to minutes from the Feb. 22, 2011, meeting of the Industrial Park Advisory Committee, 17 companies had submitted bids for the project. The three lowest bidders were within $15,000 of each other. After reviewing the references and recommendations from several professional engineers and utilities, Ronnie Reece, engineer who represents White County in the project, recommended awarding the contract to the lowest bidder, G. Meeks Construction, with a base bid of $684,187.
However, during the March 21, … CONTINUED


Warriors roll past Sequatchie in home opener

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taking it for a ride. Kieran Mayberry, the senior second baseman for the Warriors, took the first pitch he saw in the game over the fence for a two-run homer. That would be the first of two homeruns in the game by Mayberry as he helped WCHS to the 13-3 victory.

The Warriors had to wait a week to play their first home game, but it turned out to be well worth the wait as WCHS run ruled visiting Sequatchie County 13-3 on Tuesday.
With near perfect weather for the latter part of March, the Warriors made it an even more enjoyable afternoon for their fans with their … CONTINUED


TTU Tuba Ensemble presents annual concert April 6

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Entertainers. Bottom row, L-R: Adrian Romero, Briana Engelbert, Jayna Yates, Kenji Kabe, Alex Hill, Leslie Puryear; middle row: R. Winston Morris, director, James Baggett, Patrick Curry, Ryan Snell, Caleb Matthews, Preston Light, Jalen Taley, Bill Glesias; top row, Nick Waycaster, Bryan Cole, Travis Jackson, Derek Cunningham, Jacob Reid, Matt McMillan, Kyle Newland, Chris Thornton, Austin Vogt.

The spring season at Tennessee Tech University always brings a familiar sound — of tubas.
The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wattenbarger Auditorium Bryan Fine Arts Building.
The TTTE is an internationally acclaimed student group known for performing … CONTINUED


Commissioners question request for advertisement

Posted on March 24, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County commissioners voted Monday to suspend the rules during the monthly meeting to allow discussion of an item that had not been listed on the pre-set agenda,
During the March 21, 2011, meeting, Commissioner Denny Wayne Robinson said the matter was related to Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce’s request for the county to purchase an ad in a publication that is being sold by an out-of-town company, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Chamber. The cost would be approximately $1,600.
Robinson said the matter had been referred from the budget committee to the full commission. He asked White County Executive Herd Sullivan about the omission.… CONTINUED


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