Monthly Archives: February 2013

What is the impact of sequestration?

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Americans are anxiously awaiting news of a deal regarding a deficit reduction plan that would prevent the looming sequestration — automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that would have a major impact on everyday programs — set to go into effect Friday, March 1.
While politicians continue to rally for a deal and while agency leaders and department heads come up with contingency plans should the cuts go into effect, many Americans are wondering just how big of an impact the cuts will have on them.
According to state-by-state report recently released by the White House, the budget cuts are estimated to have the following impact on state agencies and … CONTINUED

Offender tracking system presented to commissioners

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A national company based in Kentucky that is now expanding its services into Tennessee could be utilized by White County’s court systems to track non-violent offenders.
Chuck Geveden, regional sales manager for Corrisoft of Lexington, Ky., recently met with commissioners who are members of Steering B and explained the services provided by the company.
“We are an alternative to incarceration via rehabilitation,” Geveden said. “We basically track and monitor offenders for the court systems. What sets us apart from the other companies that does this is we actually give the participants social services support, if needed, as ordered by the court.”
Geveden said the company could help offenders … CONTINUED

Henry Reece Green

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Henry Reece Green, 92, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Mr. Green was born Oct. 26, 1920, in White County, to John Reece and Dovie Oberg Green.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II in the European Theater, owner of Green’s Shoe Repair more than 27 years, and a lifelong farmer.
Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and their husbands, Gladys Webster and Herbert, Clara Crowell and Ransom, Clata Carroll and Clyde; a sister-in-law, Ann Bohannon Cooper; and an infant brother and sister.… CONTINUED

Wilfred Franklin McCulley

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilfred Franklin McCulley, 86, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., formerly of Sparta, went to be with his Lord and to join his loving wife Ruth Jean Tollison McCulley, on Feb. 21, 2013.
He was the beloved father of Brenda (Jack) Humphrey, Cheryl (Carl) DeRocher and Jeannie (Eli) Csernyant; loving grandfather of Stacey Romatz, Kelly (Andrew) Wood, Jason (Becky) McCulley, Eli Csernyant, Kimberly Csernyant, Jessica Rangel and Jaquelyn McCulley-Kosmowski; great-grandpa of Jacob; brother of Enzena (Houston), Lee (Mary), Doyle (Maryann), Linda (Gary).
He will be loved and missed by many nieces and nephews.
He served his county in U.S. Army, during World War II
Mr. McCulley was loved by … CONTINUED

Willie Lee Geer

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Willie Lee “Bill” Geer, of the Derossett community, passed away peacefully, on Feb. 23, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Geer was born Sept. 12, 1930, in the Derossett community of White County, to Beecher and Maggie Lee Jordan Geer.
He was raised in Kentucky and returned to White County in 1958.
Mr. Geer served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a lifelong member of the Derossett Church of Christ. By all accounts, he was a man who spoke his mind, when needed. He entertained his family and friends with stories of his boyhood in the coal camps of Kentucky.
When unemployed, … CONTINUED

WCSD welcomes new K-9 Taro

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Det. Craig Capps proudly shows off his new K-9 partner Taro, who he purchased through his own fundraising efforts. Taro will be on patrol beginning March 4.

Detective Craig Capps of the White County Sheriff Department has been hitting the pavement hard lately, and it’s not just to lock up those who break the law.
When his beloved K-9 partner Duco, who helped him not only make numerous drug arrests, but also save lives, passed away recently, Det. Capps knew he would have to find a new K-9 partner, and raise the money himself to pay for the dog.
Det. Capps found his new partner, Taro, at Nashville … CONTINUED

Arnold Stewart Sullivan

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Arnold Stewart Sullivan, 59, of Spencer, passed way Feb. 23, 2013, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Sullivan was born May 3, 1953, in Spencer, to Betty Jean Brimer Sullivan and Titus Page Sullivan Jr.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Feb. 26,2 013, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Spencer Town Cemetery.
Spencer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

White County announces TN Teachers of the Year

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pamela Cote
Staff Writer
Three White County teachers have been selected as Tennessee Teachers of the Year for White County. The Tennessee Teachers of the Year is a program sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Niswonger Foundation. Teachers are selected through five cycles-from the building, system, CORE office level, grand division and state from three categories-grades pre-k-4, 5-8 and 9-12. The Tennessee Teacher of the Year will represent Tennessee at the National Teacher of the Year competition, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers and Scholastic, Inc. For White County, the teachers selected are (left to right): Melea Johnson, White County High … CONTINUED

Wilma Jean Clark Green

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wilma Jean Clark Green, 82, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 23, 2013, at her home.
Mrs. Green was born Jan. 6, 1931, in White County, to Crowder and Dora Mae Bumbalough Clark.
She was retired office worker for Spartan Industries.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one son, Roy Green, of Crossville; three sisters, Mattie Pearl Polston, of Cookeville, Joyce Clark, of Ohio, Elise Roberts, of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Michael Green, Matthew Czarnomski, Ashley Green; and five great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jordan Green and Cali, Kelsey, and Elizabeth Czarnomski.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Feb. 27, 2013, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Upper … CONTINUED

John Garrett Morford

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Garrett Morford, 62, of the Riverwatch community, passed away Feb. 22, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Morford was born in Pensacola, Fla., on July 6, 1950, to John G. and Freida Stock Morford.
He recently retired as a highway safety specialist for the department of transportation, in Washington DC.
Mr. Morford was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Michael C. Morford.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Morford, of Sparta; sister, Janice Morford, of Germantown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Terrance and Frances McGittigan, of Baton Rouge, La.; three brothers-in-law, William J. McGittigan and wife Raquel, of Decatur, Ga., Thomas J. McGittigan and wife Anne, of Houston, … CONTINUED

Patsy Mae Dillon McDonald

Posted on February 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patsy Mae Dillon McDonald, 68, of Doyle, passed away Feb. 25, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. McDonald was born June 25, 1944, in Rock Island, to Willis and Edna Taylor Dillon.
She was a floor supervisor and seamstress at Doyle Shirt Factory for 40 years and attended Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Bennie Joe McDonald, of Doyle; son, Brandon Joe McDonald and wife Stacie, of Doyle; daughter, Bethnie Fox and husband Jim, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Kalie McDonald, Taylor McDonald, Braden McDonald; sister, Shirley Norris and husband Robert, of Rock Island; mother-in-law, Clara McDonald, of Doyle; and several nieces, … CONTINUED

Warriorettes fall in region finals to Bradley

Posted on February 27, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kelsey Roberts, who led the Warriorettes with 15 points in the loss to Bradley Central, drives down the middle of the paint to challenge the Bradley defense.

The Warriorette basketball team hung right with Bradley Central for most of Wednesday’s Region 3AAA championship game, but the Bearettes were about to pull away in the second half for the 53-42 win.
WCHS trailed by just two, 24-22, at the half. Bradley drained a couple of threes early in the third quarter and was able to push out to the 38-31 lead after three and then held on for the 11-point win.
Kelsey Roberts led the Warriorettes with 15 points. … CONTINUED

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