Monthly Archives: March 2014

Victim of stabbing treated at Sparta hospital

Posted on March 20, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Incident reportedly occurred in Putnam County
A stabbing in Putnam County, on Wednesday, has ties to an occurrence in White County that led sheriff department officers to the hospital in Sparta.
According to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, a call was received at approximately 11:15 a.m., March 19, 2014, that a double stabbing had taken place at a Johnson residence, on Luna Road, in White County. Officers checked two “Johnson” residences, but found no signs of an alleged stabbing.
Officers soon received notification that a man with stab wounds had been transported to the emergency room at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta, at which time they went to the hospital … CONTINUED

School-based mental health services proposed to board

Posted on March 20, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County High School is represented at SCOPE. From the left: Nikole Pryor, Kerri West, Saige Payne

Central View Principal Sheila Felton and Donna Jones, school board member, awarded Gabe LaPoint, Hallie Morgan and Seth Simmons (not pictured) trophies as Literacy Leaders in their school.

Raela Gore
Staff Writer
Ashley Lewis, supervisor of Coordinated School Health, addressed White County School Board during its March 13, 2014, meeting and asked members to consider an opportunity to make a difference in student mental health.
According to Lewis, school-based mental health services would provide treatment to students while in school. Students with behavioral or emotional problems would undergo treatment at … CONTINUED

Three transported in Bockman crash

Posted on March 20, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County EMS rush to the aid of the injured parties in a traffic crash that took place on March 14 on Bockman Way that left three injured. Sparta Police Sgt. Jeff Hutson (far right) takes the information of those involved in the crash.

A two-vehicle crash March 14, on Bockman Way, sent two adults and one child to Highlands Medical Center for injuries suffered in the crash.
According to Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth, at approximately 12:58 p.m., a 2009 blue Nissan Altima driven by Casey L. Gibson, 21, of Crossville, was attempting to exit O’Reilly Auto Parts to turn left on Bockman Way.
A witness to … CONTINUED

Cookeville Police Department and Flowserve nominated for 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Posted on March 20, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Two Putnam County employers are among 58 employers that have been nominated to receive a prestigious award from Tennessee National Guard.
Cookeville Police Department and Flowserve were nominated to receive the Freedom Award, which is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
Up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer and honored at the Pentagon in September at the 19th annual Freedom Award ceremony.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve received 2,864 nominations nationwide during the nomination season. Nearly one-half of the U.S. military is comprised of Guard and Reserve members.
Freedom Award recipients are recognized … CONTINUED

Quebeck/Walling Community Club to host potluck supper

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Quebeck/Walling Community Club will have a potluck supper at 6 p.m., March 22, at Quebeck Community Center. Please bring a side dish, entrée, etc. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

News from White County Humane Society

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A big “thank-you” to everyone that supported us during “Spay Month, White County.” Whether you helped sponsor a spay/neuter surgery, attended our chili dinner, or made a donation during our fund drive at Walmart, you helped make this event a huge success, and we appreciate you. We raised a grand total of $3750.50, all of which will be used to fund spay/neuter surgeries for pets belonging to families who can’t afford the cost. A special thanks to the Friends of White County Animals and the Girl Scouts who joined forces with us in sponsoring our second annual chili dinner. Forty animals have already been spayed or neutered with … CONTINUED

Betty Sue Vinson Kerr

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Betty Sue Vinson Kerr, 75, Sparta, passed away March 15, 2014, at her home.
Mrs. Kerr was born Oct. 9, 1938, in White County, to Donald and Anna Lee Simmons Vinson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Lloyd Kerr; and two brothers, J.C. Vinson and Tom Vinson.
She is survived by her daughter, Renee (Gary) Backes, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandsons, James Andrew Carpenter, of Murfreesboro, Garrett Lee Backes, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; two brothers, Eddie (Teri) Vinson, of Sparta, Coy Vinson, of Chattanooga; sister, Joyce (William) Brock, of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was 11 a.m., March 19, 2014, at … CONTINUED

Robert Allen Wheaton

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Allen Wheaton, 22, of Sparta, passed away March 16, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Wheaton was born Oct. 13, 1991, in Charleston, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dale D. Shively, and great-grandfather, Doyal A. Thornley.
He is survived by his mother, Betty A. Shively, of Putnam County; brother, Michael A. Wheaton, of Putnam County; sisters, Deborah E. Wheaton, of Putnam County, Haily A. Shively, of Sparta; grandparents, Debra E. Hiers, of South Carolina, Roy L. Hiers, of Putnam County; great-grandparents, Virginia N. Barnes and Norris Barnes, both of Charleston, S.C.; uncles, Clarence E. Houge, of Beaufort, S.C., Donnie L. Hiers and … CONTINUED

Marline Marie Bernel Lamb

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Marline Marie Bernel Lamb, 77, of Sparta, formerly of Arizona, passed away March 14, 2014, at her residence
Mrs. Lamb was born Jan. 2, 1937, in San Jose, Calif., Earnest and Mary Cruz Rodrigues Bernel.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lamb, and a son, James Lamb.
She is survived by her three daughters, Sandra Lamb, of Ohio, Brenda Langston, of Arizona, Sheila Byler, of Sparta; two sons, Joseph M. Lamb, of Sparta, Mark Lamb, of Sparta; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Robert Danny Randolph

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Robert Danny Randolph, 59, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2014, at his residence.
Mr. Randolph was born Aug. 10, 1954, to Estus Randolph and Lillian Christine Prater Randolph.
He was employed by the zinc mine, in Carthage, for 25 years and at Federal Mogul of Smithville for 10 years. He was a devoted father and grandfather, as well as a devoted husband of 40 years to his wife, Vicky Parks Randolph.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Randolph is survived by two daughters, Christie Randolph Snodgrass, of Sparta, Danya Seal and husband Tim, of Sparta; Danny Wayne Randolph and wife Ashli, of Sparta; grandchildren, Kaylee and Cayd … CONTINUED

Elizabeth Ann Anderson Smith

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elizabeth Ann Anderson Smith, 55, of Sparta, passed away March 18, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, after a long battle with cancer.
Ms. Smith was born Aug. 18, 1958, in Warren, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her father, William T. Anderson; daughter, Jenny Lynn Bridges; niece, Sherry Creason; and a brother-in-law, William Phillip Creason.
She is survived by her two sons, Billy Lee Anderson and his friend, Jenny, and her son, Trevor, all of Sparta, Andrew Smith and his friend, Lisa, of Sparta; mother, Lela Mae Anderson, of Sparta; grandson, Billy Thomas Lee Anderson; two brothers, William (Barbara) Anderson, of Sparta, Johnny (Jillian) Anderson, of … CONTINUED

Rintha Mae McCarter Brown

Posted on March 19, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rintha Mae McCarter Brown, 97, passed away quietly Feb. 17, 2014, in Lynchburg, Va. She was formerly of Walling, in White County, and had previously lived in Greeneville, Tenn.
Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 15, 1917, the daughter of Oscar McCarter and Josephine Ramsey McCarter, of Philadelphia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Herbert Brown (2001); one son, Robert Vernon Brown (1949); eight brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her two sons, James Paul Brown and wife Mary of Lynchburg, Va., Fred Thomas Brown and wife Charlene, of Sparta; sister, Viola McCarter Neal Wilson, of Pine Knot, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; … CONTINUED

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