Monthly Archives: March 2012

Warriors drop District 6AAA series to Pioneers

Posted on March 28, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making a play. Dustin Cole, Warrior second baseman, throws to first for an out in the District 6AAA series with Warren County. The Pioneers swept the Warriors in the two-game series. WCHS travels to Upperman Thursday and Friendship Christian Friday.

After the first District 6AAA series of the season, the Warrior baseball team finds themselves having to dig out of an 0-2 hole in league play.
Picked in the bottom two spots in the preseason media and coaches polls, the Warriors of White County High School and the Pioneers of Warren County found themselves matched up in the initial district series for the two. Monday night the two … CONTINUED


James Carroll Earles

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Carroll Earles, 74, of Quebeck, passed away March 25, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ambulance director replacement not approved

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ron Bennett, director of White County Emergency Medical Services, addresses commissioners about his impending retirement and the status of the ambulance service.

Commissioners united last week in their decision to not support the county executive’s recommendation for the new ambulance director when the name of a longtime emergency medical services employee was presented for their approval.
Rex Clouse, of Sparta, was the name on the resolution contained in the agenda for the March 19, 2012, White Board of Commissioners’ meeting. Selection of an ambulance director falls under the purview of the county executive’s authority, but the county commission must approve the recommendation.
Terry Alley, commission chairman, asked for … CONTINUED


Catherine Wallace Johnson

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Catherine Wallace Johnson, 64, of Sparta, passed away March 24, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Verdie Lee Hawkins Adcock

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Verdie Lee Hawkins Adcock, 78, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Adcock was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Overton County, to Milton Perry and Maude Hooten Hawkins.
She was a 1952 graduate of White County High School and member of the Hickory Valley Baptist Church. She retired from White County school system as a member of the Doyle Elementary School cafeteria.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alton D. Adcock.
Survivors include her son, Dwight Adcock, of Sparta; two granddaughters, Savannah Stebing and husband Matt, of Sparta, Amanda Adcock, of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Austin Stebing, Alli Beth Stebing; … CONTINUED


Softball blanks Cookeville

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

District 6AAA play opened for two of the local sports teams Monday with mixed results.
The Warriorette softball team had a great league opener as they defeated archrival, Cookeville, 10-0 in a game that ended because of the mercy rule.
The Warrior baseball team did not have as good results in their opener as they suffered a 5-1 seback at home to Warren County.
See Thursday’s edition for complete details of both games. 
Both will be back in league action on Tuesday.  The Warriorettes will host defending district champion, Coffee County, while the Warriors will head to McMinnville for the second game in the series with the Pioneers.  … CONTINUED


WEOC discusses creation of jobs

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Peggy Mahaney of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Kent Frisbee, the director of White County Hospital lead a Workforce Employer Outreach Committee meeting on March 19 to discuss the employment outlook in White, DeKalb and Van Buren counties.
While much of the discussion revolved around OSHA laws and administrative issues in the workplace, the group of local business owners and managers also discussed hiring new employees.
Moeller Marine, a local factory that manufactures all of the plastic parts for boats, is adding an additional shift, which will require adding an additional 22 employees onto their payroll.
The company says that because of new fuel … CONTINUED


Henrietta Inez Cantrell Grady

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to her country.

Henrietta Inez Cantrell Grady, 79, of Oklahoma, passed away March 18, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla.
Mrs. Grady was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Sparta, to Bill and Gladys Cantrell.
She was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Nursing Core.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas C. Grady, of Oklahoma; brother, Starl Cantrell and wife Dottie; sister, Shirley Rhyne and husband James; nieces, Toni Stewart, Ann Apple, Krystal Channell; nephews, Jim Rhyne, Allen Cantrell; and uncle and aunt, Herbert and Nancy Winstead, of Walling.
Graveside service was noon, March 23, 2012, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Dewey Young officiated.
Hunter … CONTINUED


Unemployment rate listed at 11.1 percent in White County

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County’s unemployment rate has once again declined from the previous month’s figure.
Tennessee Department of Labor has listed White County’s jobless rate for January 2012 at 11.1 percent, up from 10.7 percent in December.
Although the numbers dipped somewhat, the unemployment number for January 2012 is better than the figure for January 2011, which was 14.1 percent.
The month of January has seen some fluctuations in the past decade.
January 2011 and January 2009 registered the highest jobless rates, with both at 14.1 percent; January 2010, at 13.8 percent; January 2006, 11 percent; January 2003, 8.5 percent; January 2002, 8.1 percent; January 2005, at 7.6 percent; January … CONTINUED


Boy Scouts raise more than $3,000 at breakfast

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Seth Green (left) and Ocean Boruff (right) are part of the thousands of young boys who participate in the scouting program. Seth and Ocean were in attendance at the March 22 Boy Scouts breakfast where Seth led the invocation, and Ocean led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Several individuals from all walks of life attended the March 22 fundraiser breakfast at First National Bank for the Boy Scouts to show their support for a program in which many of those in attendance had spent several years of their youth.
Tony Turner, who has held several positions with the Black Fox District and throughout the Boys Scouts Council, served as … CONTINUED


Warriors let win slip away

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Avoiding the tag. Michael Sain slides around the shortstop avoiding the tag during Thursday’s game at Livingston. The Warriors were defeated 8-7 in a come-from-behind win by the Wildcats. WCHS has a two-game series with District 6AAA foe, Warren County, to start the week.

In what turned out to be their final tune-up before starting District 6AAA play, the Warrior baseball team let a five-run lead disappear and wound up falling 8-7 to the Livingston Wildcats Thursday on the road.
The Warriors, on the strength of a pair of home runs, had a 7-2 lead after 4 ½ innings of play. The home standing Wildcats, however, scored six … CONTINUED


Dudley Eugene Scott

Posted on March 26, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dudley Eugene Scott, 79, of Quebeck, passed away March 23, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Scott was born Feb. 28, 1933, one of 12 children, to Ambrose Dudley and Jenny Lee Ledford Scott
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tommie Jean Brindley Scott and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his two sons, Jerry D. Scott and wife Babetta, of Sparta, Joe Michael Scott, of Sparta; daughter, Gloria Lynn Roberts and husband Gordon, of Sparta; grandchildren, Leslie Jean-Ann Wehage, Rachel De-Lynn Scott, Kimberly Jean Moore, Joe Michael Scott Jr., Matthew Tyler Roberts, Brittany Dawn Roberts; great-grandchildren, Riley Moore, Madalyn Scott, Vaughn Wehage; two brothers, Gordon Scott, … CONTINUED


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