Monthly Archives: March 2012

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


What’s Your Style?

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

Giuliana Rancic

Glade recently hosted an event to launch the Glade Expressions Collection, which features true-to-life scents in contemporary designs. Visit the Glade Facebook page for more information.

Color-coordinated accessories add a touch of glamor to any living room.

Are you ready for a decorating change? A recent survey by the retailer HomeGoods found that while almost half of Americans haven’t updated their home dÈcor in the last five years, only 20 percent are happy with it. If that sounds like you, then it’s time for some fresh ideas.
These budget-friendly decorating ideas from Glade, the worldwide leader in home fragrance, and Giuliana Rancic, entertainment journalist and style … 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


Healthy Start program may lose funding

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

Healthy Start, a program that provides home visits to at-risk first-time parents to prevent child abuse and neglect, is at risk of losing its funding by the state.
According to Carolyn Isbill, director of the Healthy Start program at the Stephens Center in Livingston, which provides services to the Upper Cumberland Region, the program has been funded jointly by the state and federal governments since its implementation in 1995.
For the past three years, however, the federal government has no longer funded the program, leaving the state responsible for funding the $3.6 million annual cost of Healthy Start. At the Stephens Center, the annual cost of Healthy Start … 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.


WCHS soccer team off to a 4-0 start in 2012

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

Kicking it downfield. Adam Jones gives the ball a good hard kick during recent WCHS soccer action. Jones had two goals in the 8-0 win over Stone Memorial Thursday while teammate, C.D. Hindenberger recorded a hat trick. WCHS hosts Smith County Thursday.

The Warrior soccer team stayed perfect with an 8-0 win over Stone Memorial Thursday in Sparta.
Dodging the storms that moved through the area, WCHS recorded their second shut out this season in four tries. Fueled by a hat trick from C.D. Hindenberger and the stingy play of the defense, the Warriors improved to 4-0 on the young season.
In the fifth minute of the game, … CONTINUED


Edward Cole

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

Edward Cole, 79, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Cole was born May 9, 1932, in White County, to Benjamin and Winnie Usrey Cole.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
Mr. Cole was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was retired from General Motors Corp. after 35 years. He was a member of the Lansden Church of Christ.
He was the husband of Betty Jo Norris Cole; devoted father to Rhonda Graczyk and husband Harry, Donna Whisman and husband Joe, Rita Williamson and husband Eddie, and Pamela Cantrell; loving grandfather of Kimberly Anderson … 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


Fresh and Fun Family Recipes

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

The Only Pizza You'll Ever Want Again

To help families transform ordinary meals into fresher versions that the whole family will feel good about eating, Ziploc Brand has partnered with best-selling author and TV personality Rachael Ray to bring healthier food choices to tables with the Great American FreshOver Project, a fresh food makeover made easy.
Rachael is an expert at creating quick meals. She aims to motivate families to swap their traditional recipes for versions that contain healthier ingredients and taste just as good.
“According to a Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey, 72 percent of Americans feel like a good parent when their family eats fresh food, but … 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.


Delsie Dallas Richardson Humphrey

Posted on March 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Delsie Dallas Richardson Humphrey, 86, of Belleville, Mich., formerly of Overton County, passed away March 18, 2012 at Heartland Healthcare Center, in Canton, Mich.
Ms. Humphrey was born March 24, 1925, in Overton County, to Billie Richardson and Maude Sells Richardson.
She enjoyed quilting, laying poker, going to the casino, and she loved to dance. Most of all she was a social person who could chat with anyone, and she lived to spoil grandkids.
Ms. Humphrey was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Delma Nation, Donna Mullins, Desma Harrell; and two brothers, Dennis Richardson and Doil Richardson.
Survivors include one son, James C. Henderson, of Belleville, … CONTINUED


Brenda Lee Mitchell Fountain

Posted on March 22, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brenda Lee Mitchell Fountain, 38, of Sparta, passed away peacefully at her home, on March 13, 2012.
Ms. Fountain was born Aug. 6, 1973, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., to George and Barbara Mitchell.
From the age of 18 until 2009, Ms. Fountain worked as a nurse’s aide and caregiver. The greatest joys of her life were her two daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her nephew, David George Hathaway, who lost a courageous battle with cancer six years earlier.
She leaves behind two daughters, Megan Selby, 15, Kyra Selby, 13; father of her children, David Selby; two sisters, Lea Mitchell, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Barbara Bradley … CONTINUED


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