Monthly Archives: September 2012

Girl Scout Troop 1468 dedicates its efforts to saving animals

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hunter Koehler (Cadette), Toni Strode (Junior), Shelby Holt (Cadette), Hailey Kincer (Cadette), Zoey Layne (Junior), and Celina Coonrod (Junior) with supplies they donated to White County Animal Shelter. Other members not pictured: Raven Leftwich, Sydney Leftwich and Cassie Meadows.

Hailey Kincer decorates a barrel to be used for donations to help White County Animal Shelter. Hailey and other White County Girl Scouts have been working on numerous projects to raise awareness about the shelter, as well as gathering much needed items for the dogs that are housed at the facility.

When asked what led them to decide on helping the White County Animal Shelter, according to Troop Leader … CONTINUED

WCHS football video highlights

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Video footage of the Warrior football team’s win over Coffee County.

Warrior football breaks into the win column!

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Headed upfield. Kade Howard looks for room to run after picking off a Coffee County pass during Friday’s win over the Red Raiders. Howard also had a big catch to set up the winning touchdown in the third quarter.

Gang tackle. The Warrior defense was keying in on Deangelo Rozier and kept the middle clogged up all night. WCHS only allowed the Red Raiders 33 yards rushing in the game. The Warriors got their first win of the season defeating Coffee County 12-7.

When the final horn sounded Friday night at the Coffee County football stadium, the Warrior football team finally had cause to celebrate.

Sparkman and Cantrell voted top two school board positions

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

BonDeCroft Principal Dr. Larry Thompson and School Board Member Janet Webb pose with the BonDeCroft Rock Stars, Tia Cantrell and Jade Erickson. The school board’s spotlight on students this year focuses on students who excel in the arts, community service and physical education. The students chosen, including Alea Tindal, who could not attend the meeting, were hand picked after their contribution to the Coal Miner’s Celebration earlier this year.

The September meeting of White County School Board was very optimistic, as the board elected chair, vice-chair and committee positions and unveiled the fruits of the summer’s labor on numerous construction projects across the district.
The first order of … CONTINUED

Tennessee Downtowns accepting applications

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is now accepting applications for Tennessee Downtowns, a competitive community improvement program for communities seeking to revitalize traditional commercial districts. The program is open to communities with downtown commercial districts established at least 50 years ago and whose citizens are ready to organize efforts for downtown revitalization. Applications are available online at and must be completed by Thursday, Nov. 1.
“A healthy downtown historic district is a sign of a vibrant local economy,” ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Making our downtowns even better places to live and work can pay dividends in terms of attracting new jobs and investment.”… CONTINUED

Floyd Bennie Dodson

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Floyd Bennie Dodson, 61, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 13, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Dodson was born Jan. 15. 1951, in Sparta, to Arlis and Dollie Cagle Dodson.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 17, 2012 at Spencer Funeral Home.The family will receive friends 3-9 p.m., Sept. 15; 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sept. 16; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 17, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Etta Dodson

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Etta Dodson, 77, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 13, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be noon, Sept. 18, 2012, at Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. Sept. 17, and 7 a.m.-noon, Sept. 18, at the funeral home.
Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.

Paula Ruth Stone Tompkins

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Paula Ruth Stone Tompkins, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2012, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville,
Mrs. Tompkins was born Sept. 23, 1944, in White County, to Dennis T. and Daisy Steele Stone.
She was a hairdresser.
Mrs. Tompkins was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank Tompkins; brothers, Bobby Stone and Charles Stone and sister Dean Fleaher.
Survivors include two sisters, Dixie Phifer, Sandra Lewis, both of Sparta; brother, Jimmy Stone and wife Bonita, of Maryville; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Stone, of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be graveside at 2 p.m., Sept. 16, 2012, at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Robert Wright will … CONTINUED

Alene Bryant Adams

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Alene Bryant Adams, 69, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Adams was born Nov. 6, 1942, in the Mobry Community of White County, to Samuel E. and Bessie Cleo Howard Bryant.
She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind. I
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Adams; brother, Robert Bryant; and sisters, Margaret Bryant and Winnie Ellen Bryant.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the staff of NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Survivors include her siblings and their spouses, Mary and Joe Tucker, of Crossville, Barbara and Don Lambert, of Sparta, Terry and … CONTINUED

Warriors get first win of season

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Defensive effort. The Warrior defense was able to control Deangelo Rozier and the Coffee County offense for most of the game on Friday night en route to the 12-7 win.

The Warrior football team broke into the win column with a 12-7 victory over Coffee County in Mamchester Friday night.
A solid defensive effort coupled with a pair of touchdowns, one in each half, gave Coach Matthan Houser his first victory as a head coach. 
Not only was it the first win of the season, but it was a District 6AAA victory keeping the Warriors playoff hopes alive.
See Monday’s edition for complete details. 

John Eskew

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Eskew, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RSVP volunteers show support to law enforcement and firefighters on 9/11

Posted on September 14, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

(White County Sheriff Department) Deputy Richard Bullard had his hands full after a visit with Cheryl Pack, Barbara Cunningham and Jo O’Neal, who brought numerous trays of cookies for the officers of White County Sheriff Department.

(Sparta Police) Jo O’Neal and Barbara Cunningham brought three heaping plates of cookies to the Sparta Police Department. Patrolman David Grissom was very happy to accept them on behalf of the department.

(Sparta Fire Department) Jo O’Neal and Barbara Cunningham know the way to Fire Chief Kirk Young’s heart is through cookies.

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