ERG receives Award of Excellence

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

The Upper Cumberland Association of Realtors recently presented the prestigious Award of Excellence to three ERG agents who have produced at least one million dollars in sales for the fiscal year. L-R: Bula Price, Kathy Frasier and Diana Birdwell as Award of Excellence recipients and Evon Heady, 2002 president.




Legislative luncheon hosted by Chamber of Commerce

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The budgetary problems for the State of Tennessee are still a hotly debated item at political gatherings, and White Countians had the opportunity to directly question legislators during a luncheon held on Friday.
The Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a legislative luncheon at White County Community Hospital, with State Senator Charlotte Burks and State Representative Charles Curtiss answering questions posed by those in attendance.
Curtiss reviewed items he felt were top priority in the budget crisis. “When we left this session, we were 256 million in the red,” he said.
Curtiss referred to the controversial use of tobacco settlement monies used to help with … CONTINUED


Burgess Falls reopens

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Budget crunches in the state financial situation led to the closure of several state parks in Tennessee, but last week, officials announced some parks would be temporarily reopened. Burgess Falls State Park, located in White County was among the selected group to benefit from the decision.
State Representative Charles Curtiss said the state legislature actually funded the parks last year, but the attorney general ruled the legislators did not have the authority to say the parks could remain open.
“When the governor saw we didn’t have revenue, he chose to close the parks,” said Curtiss. “But, he operated within his right.”
Burgess Falls State Park … CONTINUED


Illegal gambling devices seized

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities worked together to seize illegal gambling devices on Wednesday. “We are working with the District Attorney’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation,” said Sheriff Guy Goff.
Members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the White County Sheriff’s Dept. seized illegal gambling devices from several White County businesses. This operation was the result of a recent Supreme Court decision in the case of State of Tennessee vs. Rhonda Burkhart which declared certain video devices are deemed to be illegal gambling devices. Under Tennessee state law, it is illegal to possess gambling devices.
TBI members and White County deputies arrived at Lazy Day’s Deli … CONTINUED


Over 1,200 attended Women’s Show

Posted by | April 18, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Angie Saylors, one of the four winners of a Styled and Polished make over during the 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women, looked stunning with her new appearance.
Saylors received a free make over courtesy of Styled and Polished salon, a free outfit from The Outlet in Cookeville and complimentary shoes from The Shoe Sensation.
See more pictures from the 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women in the April 18 edition of Living.


Katherine Ann Nist Martin

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Katherine Ann Nist Martin, 69, of Sparta, passed away April 13, 2002, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville.
Martin was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years,m James F. Martin Jr. of Sparta; two daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Kincer of Sparta and Virginia Gardner of Monroe, N.C.; three sons, James F. (Buck) Martin III and Christopher M. Martin both of Sparta and Bret M. Martin of Monroe, N.C.; five grandchildren, Kenneth B. (Bud) Kincer III, Sarah A. Rittenberry, Christopher S. Martin and Matthew R. Martin all of Sparta and Brice C. Martin of Monroe, N.C. four great grandchildren; one nephew, John … CONTINUED


Virginia M. Bolding

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Virginia M. Bolding, 67, of Hartsville, passed away April 11, 2002, at Comprehensive Care Center o Hartsville.
Bolding was born May 29, 1934, in Shelby Anna, Ky., to Aaron Robinson and Bertha Seagrace Robinson.
Her attended the Church of God.
Bolding was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by a special, truly loved friend, William Alonzo Baker Jr. and eight children.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Bill Collins of Alabama and Dorthy and Richard Creekmore of Spencer; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James E. and Dimple Bolding of Sparta and B.J. Bolding of Alabama; two sisters, Nancy Honiker of Hopkinsville, Ky. and Clara Powers … CONTINUED


Melda June Echterling Humphrey

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Melda June Echterling Humphrey, infant daughter of Darin Humphrey and Jennifer June Echterling, passed away April 11, 2002, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Melda June was born April 11, 2002.
Survivors include her parents, both of Hermitage; maternal grandmother, Cynthia Echterling of Indiana; paternal grandparents, Linton and Sandra Humphrey of Sparta and Mary Ann and Don Taylor of Mt. Juliet; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at 2 p.m., April 13, 2002, at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Tony Hudson and Donald Howard officiated.
Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville was in charge of arrangements.


Daniel Marcel Young

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Daniel Marcel Young, 19,m of Gainesboro, passed away April 10, 2002.
Young was born March 4, 1983, in Lebanon.
He was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church in Gainesboro.
Young was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Benton and Mary Young and Reed and Irene Dunn.
Survivors include two daughters, Jordyn Leannn and Kylee Hope both of Gainesboro; father and step mother, Marty and Janice Young of Crossville; mother and step father, Feleshia and Lawrence Christian of Sparta; two brothers, Wesley Massa of Sparta and Jason Young of Gainesboro; and grandparents, Hubert and Bonnie Young of Gainesboro and Charles and Wylodean Reed of Doyle.
Services were … CONTINUED


Ida Arlena Grimsley

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Ida Arlena Grimsley, 74, of Cookeville, passed away April 10, 2002, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville.
Grimsley’s attended the Baptist Church and was a factory worker for Acme Boot Co. for 36 years.
Grimsley was born July 22, 1927, in Putnam County, to William Bryan and Maggie Lou Adcock Grimsley.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one brother, William Grimsley of Cookeville; one sister, Ila Burns of Hixson; one niece, Phyllis Byrd; one nephew, Randy Burns; and two great nieces, Rachel and Robyn Burns.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 12, 2002, at the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Smith … CONTINUED


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