Monthly Archives: September 2011

Grand Jury report spurs tour of jail

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Questions. White County commissioners took a “surprise” tour of the jail, on Sept. 19, after reports of possible overcrowded conditions. L-R: Paul Bailey and Wallace Austin, commissioners; Connie Jolley, White County Court Clerk, and one of her deputy clerks; Marion Bumbalough and Jerry Austin, commissioners; Sheriff Oddie Shoupe (plaid shirt); and Bruce Null, commissioner.

Food service. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe takes county commissioners on a tour of the kitchen area at the jail. L-R: Sheriff Shoupe, Wallace Austin, Joe B. England, Denny Wayne Robinson and Paul Bailey.

White County commissioners took an unexpected tour of the jail Monday night after the chairman cited information in the September 2011 Grand … CONTINUED

Juveniles injured in one-vehicle crash

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Injuries. Law enforcement officials examine the pickup truck carrying two White County juveniles, who were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Jerry Parker Road in the western portion of the county.

A 17-year-old male driver and his juvenile male passenger, both of White County, were injured in a single-vehicle crash, on Sept. 19, when their vehicle struck a mailbox and two trees on Jerry Parker Road, in the western portion of White County.
According to Trooper David Hickey with Tennessee Highway Patrol, the juvenile driver was traveling northbound on Jerry Parker Road, also known as Old Smithville Highway North, in a blue Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.
Hickey stated … CONTINUED

WCMS football blanked by Algood

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lots of action in the backfield. WCMS quarterback, Tyler Qualls, looks to make a pass out to Josh Rowan as his teammates attempt to block the Algood defenders.

The White County Middle School Warrior football team found the going tough for the second consecutive week.
This week, the Warriors stepped outside of Central Tennessee Conference action and traveled just a few miles north to Algood to take on the undefeated Redskins. Algood scored on the opening kick and never looked back on the way to the 28-0 victory.
All 28 points scored came in the first half of action. In fact, the Redskins (7-0) scored on the first … CONTINUED

Reba Lois Bohannon

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Reba Lois Bohannon, 80, of Greenville, Texas, passed away Sept.19, 2011 at her home.
Mrs. Bohannon was born June 4, 1931, in Sparta, to Beecher and Daily Bumbalough.
She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was a seamstress and loved spending time with her loving family.
Mrs. Bohannon was preceded in death by her son, Danny B. Bohannon, and grandson, Ty B. Bohannon.
Survivors include her daughter, Connie Bohannon, of Greenville, Texas; adopted daughters, Marsha Nave, of Greenville, Deborah Blevins of Greenville, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lynch Funeral Service, of Greenville, Texas, … CONTINUED

Sam Thomas (S.T.) Selby

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sam Thomas (S.T.) Selby, 70, of Swamp Road, in Sparta, passed away Sept. 21, 2011, at his residence
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Warriorettes are District 6AAA Champions

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Third place finish. The Warrior golf team earned a spot in the region with their third place finish in the District 6AAA tournament. The team is (l to r): Tommy Sparkman, Caleb Winton, Jesse Villard, Coach Eric Mitchell, Drew Holland and A.J. Wilkerson.

District champs. The Warriorette golf team captured the District 6AAA tournament championship Monday at the Bear Trace in Crossville. Pictured above are (l to r): Andrea Sergio, Allison Geer, Shelby Johnson and Gabriella Farley. Geer was the medalist for the tournament finishing with the low score on the day. Her freshman teammate, Shelby Johnson, came in second overall. The team will compete at the region


Capt. Edmund Bartholem Mahinske

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Capt. Edmund Bartholem Mahinske, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 21, 2011, at White County Community Hospital.
Capt. Mahinske was born March 3, 1923, in Fairmont, Ohio. He served as a U.S. Navy captain, specializing in electronics. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta.
Survivors include his wife, Ruscelle Mahinske, of Sparta; daughter, Crigell Sequin, of Centerville, Va.; son, Dwayne Mahinske, of Springfield, Va.; stepdaughters, Kimberly Keller Saylor, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Karin Magmusson, of Burnsville, Minn.; stepson, Donald Wayne Keller, of Idaho; and three step-grandchildren, Rachel Saylor, Benjamin Saylor and Jakob Magmusson.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sept. 24, 2011, at First Baptist … CONTINUED

Warriors host Wildcats for homecoming

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The 2011 football homecoming court. The above young ladies were elected by the Warrior football team as the homecoming court for 2011. They will be presented at halftime of Friday’s game. Lacey Clark (center) was voted by the student body as the homecoming queen. Members of the court are (front row, l to r): sophomore attendants, Annalee Cunningham and Lacee Hitchcock, and freshman attendants, Hopelynn Brewington and Alexis Kidd. Back row: junior attendant, Taylor Marcum, seniors, Macy Cole, Taylor Kimball, Lacey Clark, Siera Sims and Marissa Holland, and junior attendant, Latha Wilson.

Making a hole to run through. The Warrior offensive line is going to have to control


Soccer shut out by Stone Memorial

Posted on September 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A collision on the field. Kaitlin Heath collides with a Stone Memorial player as they both try to make a play on the ball. Stone won the game 3-0. The Warriorettes travel to Cumberland County Thursday.

After having their game against Cookeville scheduled for Monday postponed yet again because of rain, the Warriorette soccer team was back in action Tuesday against Stone Memorial.
The Lady Panthers proved ungracious visitors as they outscored WCHS 3-0 in the non-district contest.
Stone broke the scoreless tie in the 13th minute of the game. That 1-0 lead would last all the way until the half.
In the first minute of the second … CONTINUED

Warriors vs. Raiders

Posted on September 20, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Highlights of the White County/Coffee County football game on September 16, 2011.

Abuse, drug and theft charges filed against 37-year-old man

Posted on September 19, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Detective Jacob Groce (bending, left) and Chief Deputy Tommy Simmons (right) take inventory of the alleged meth components found at the residence of Charles Howard Young, 37, who can be seen in the inset above.

Charles Howard Young, 37, faces multiple charges after a burglary investigation led officers to 519 Ballard Lane where he shared a residence with his elderly grandmother.
White County Detective Jacob Groce and other White County officers, as well as Putnam County Detective David Gibbons, executed the search warrant, on Sept. 7, 2011, and reportedly found Young, his grandmother and another female in the residence.
According to Groce, the search revealed several items that … CONTINUED

City and Chamber issues still unsettled

Posted on September 19, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce is continuing to operate on a tight budget after the mayor restated the city’s stance on withholding funding because of the organization’s president serving in a dual role that is reportedly causing a conflict.
During the Sept. 12, 2011, meeting of the Chamber Board, Sparta Mayor Jeff Young and Chamber Board members once again discussed the issues existing between the city and the Chamber.
A point of contention for city officials has been that Wallace Austin, Chamber president, also serves as a county commissioner. A majority of the members of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen had previously voted to withhold the city’s … CONTINUED

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