Airport industrial sewer lines discussed by mayor and aldermen

Posted by | October 25, 2010 12:00 am

The pavilion at Wallace-Smith Park has officially been named the Shockley-Price Pavilion after a request from American Legion Post #99 Commander Herman Hill was approved by Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

At their Oct. 21 meeting, the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed issues about the proposed sewer line to the Airport Industrial Park.
Alderman Hoyt Jones asked Mayor Jeff Young about meetings Young had attended with county leaders about the sewer project.
Young stated he had attended two such meetings, along with other city and county leaders, during which the county’s design of the sewer line that would link into Sparta’s sewer system was questioned.… CONTINUED


Arrest uncovers stolen items and meth labs

Posted by | October 25, 2010 12:00 am

James Jackson Walker, 36

A Spencer man faces numerous charges in several counties after an investigation by Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division led to his arrest, on Oct. 21, in White County.
According to Mike Browning, public information oficer with Tennessee Highway Patrol, James Jackson (Jimmy Jack) Walker, 36, was arrested for his alleged connection with a truck stolen from Crossville that was decorated to honor soldiers who have died in the line of duty.
Browning stated A.J. Brooks, of Crossville, began decorating the memorial truck with crosses, in 2003, to honor his brother and all servicemen who have died in the line of duty. The truck … CONTINUED


CDB Grants awarded to several area entities

Posted by | October 25, 2010 12:00 am

Sparta, Doyle and White County are three of the governmental entities in Tennessee that have received thousands of dollars in state funding to assist with covering the expenses of providing services to their residents.
State Representative Charles Curtiss and State Senator Charlotte Burks released the information last week after the funding was approved by Gov. Phil Bredesen and Commissioner Matt Kisber, of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
“The foundation of a community will only grow stronger with the help provided and will bring new opportunities and creation of quality jobs to all of White County,” said Curtiss.
White County was awarded a Community Development Block Grant … CONTINUED


Patty Ann Housley

Posted by | October 25, 2010 12:00 am

Patricia (Patty) Ann McNemar Housley, 47, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 20, 2010 in Dawson, Ala.
Ms. Housley was born Sept. 17, 1963, in Willington, W.V. She is
She was preceded in death by her father, James Cooper Sr. and a brother, James Cooper Jr.
Survivors include her three children, Christina Stewart and husband Junior, of Sparta, Dorothy Wood and husband Rickey, of Alabama, David Lough and wife Freda, of Sparta; mother, Barbara Blanton, of Cookeville; two sisters, Linda Cooper, of Baxter, Irma Preston, of Kentucky; and nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jacob, Molly, Destiny, Eli, Logan, Savanna, Samual and Ethan.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 25, 2010, … CONTINUED


Rough night for Warriors against Golden Eagles

Posted by | October 25, 2010 12:00 am

Devin Jerido pulls down a Shelbyville runner from behind late in Friday's contest.

The final home game of the 2010 season proved to be a tough outing for the Warriors when they played host to the Shelbyville Golden Eagles Friday night at Dee Harris Field.
On senior night, WCHS struggled to get anything going offensively in the contest managing only101 yards of total offense while the Golden Eagles took advantage of good field position and amassed 362 yards total on the way to the 41-7 victory over the Warriors. The loss drops the Warriors to 4-5 overall, but leaves them still alive for a play-off berth with those … CONTINUED


WCHS cross country has good showing at MSCCA

Posted by | October 25, 2010 12:00 am

Getting better and better. The WCHS cross country team continues to improve with each race they run with members setting new personal records all the time. Ali Justus (above) set a new personal record of more than a minute at the Midstate Championships in Smyrna on Wednesday. (Photo submitted)

The White County High School cross country team made a good showing at the Midstate championships on Wednesday in Smyrna.
The Warriors had four boys run in the silver division of the Midstate Cross Country Association championships. Zach Hodge led the Warriors with a new personal record (PR) of 18:33, which was good enough for 19th overall out of … CONTINUED


Warriors fall to Golden Eagles 41-7

Posted by | October 23, 2010 12:00 am

Devin Jerido pulls down a Shelbyville runner from behind late in Friday's contest.

The Warriors fell victim to a very solid Shlebyville squad Friday night by a score of 41-7. 
The game was the final home game of the 2010 season.  WCHS wraps up the regular season next week at Cumberland County with a berth in the playoffs on the line.
Look for full details of the game in Monday’s edition.


Gilbert Owen Yandell

Posted by | October 22, 2010 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Gilbert Owen Yandell, 79, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 21, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Yandell was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio, to Lewis and Pauline Weeks Yandell.
He had served in the U.S. Air Force, where he retired with the rank of major. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Yandell, of Sparta; aunt, Bessie McBee, of Dayton, Ohio; and niece, Sheila Sellers, of Ohio.
A memorial will be at a later date.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Patricia A. Housley

Posted by | October 22, 2010 12:00 am

Patricia A. Housley, 47, of Dawson, Ala., passed away Oct. 21, 2010, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete as of press time. Complete obituary information may be found online at myspartanews.com.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wanda Magnolia (Maggie) Usrey

Posted by | October 22, 2010 12:00 am

Wanda Magnolia (Maggie) Bray Usrey, 49, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 21, 2010, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Usrey was born Jan. 4, 1961, in Sparta, to William Esker (Eck) and Rowena McCulley Bray.
She was employed by the White County Board of Education as a teacher’s aide at Northfield Elementary School.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Usrey, of Sparta; son, J.R. Usrey, of Cookeville; two daughters, Abbie Usrey, Tara Usrey, both of Sparta; two sisters, Faye McBroom and husband Fred, of Sparta, Rosa Lee Haynes and husband Gerald, of Crossville; four sisters-in-law, Mary Reed and husband Frank, of Lebanon, Barbara Goodwin, of Sparta, Sue Grindstaff and … CONTINUED


William Dodson

Posted by | October 22, 2010 12:00 am

William Dodson, 77, of Quebeck, passed away Oct. 21, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Dodson was born Jan. 31, 1933, in White County, to Lester and Annie Emerton Dodson.
He was retired from Doyle Shirt Factory.
Mr. Dodson was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, J.T. and Henry Dodson; and sister, Lucille Bowman.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Bassett and husband Tony, of Quebeck; granddaughter, Reba Patterson, of Quebeck; great-grandson, Brycen Patterson, of Quebeck; brother, Fred Dodson, of Quebeck; and special friends, Dimple Burris and Sharon Sparkman.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Oct. 24, 2010, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Jericho Cemetery. The family … CONTINUED


‘Liquor by the drink’ controversy heats up

Posted by | October 21, 2010 12:00 am

Signs. Liquor-by-the-drink for City of Sparta, which is on the ballot for the Nov. 2, 1020, election, has generated support from those “for” and “against” the referendum.

Signs. Liquor-by-the-drink for City of Sparta, which is on the ballot for the Nov. 2, 1020, election, has generated support from those “for” and “against” the referendum.

Opponents and proponents have taken their respective stances on the issue of liquor-by-the-drink in City of Sparta as voters take to the polls during early voting.
The Expositor spoke with a few of those who had cast their ballots in the early voting this past week, inquiring if they were for or against liquor-by-the-drink. … CONTINUED


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