Law has improved for child passengers

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A new law approved last fall by the General Assembly strengthens Tennessee’s child restraint law by requiring increased protection for young passengers.
The law requires children between the ages of 4 and 8, and who weigh less than 40 pounds, to be in an integrated child seat or belt positioning booster seat. Previous law required children 3 and under be in approved child restraint devices, and that children ages 4-17 be in seat belts no matter where they were sitting in the vehicle. However, the previous law did not give consideration to the child’s weight and whether they were large enough to fit properly under … CONTINUED

Broyles crowned Mr. Valentine

Posted by | February 11, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
“Miss” David Broyles was awarded the title of Mr. Funny Valentine on Saturday night by David McCulley. Not pictured:
“Miss” Darren Gongaware, first runner up and “Miss Boom Boom” (Herd Sullivan, second runner up). The Mr. Funny Valentine contest was held on Saturday night at the White County Middle School as a fund raiser for Northfield Elementary.
More pictures will be featured in Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.

Beth Ione Seivers

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Beth Ione Seivers, 43, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 3, 2002.
Seivers was born March 9, 1958, in Ames, Iowa, to Joyce Arnold Seivers and Elwin Seivers.
She was a member of Cookeville First United Methodist Church. Seivers was also past president of People First in the State of Tennessee, served on the State Council for Development Disabilities, an ardent TTU fan and a devoted employee of O’Charley’s Restaurant in Cookeville for the past eight years as a silver and napkin roller.
Seivers was preceded in death by her father; and grandfathers, Herbert Seivers and Clarence Arnold.
Survivors include her mother, Joyce Seivers of Smithville; one sister and … CONTINUED

Floyd Dodson

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Floyd Dodson, 89, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 6, 2002, at White County Community Hospital.
Dodson was born Oct. 12, 1912, in White County, to Thomas Dodson and Mary Lou Green Dodson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Jewell Dodson.
Survivors include one daughter, Georgia Buckley or Rochester Hills, Mi. and three grandchildren, Carrie, William and Sarah.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Feb. 9, 2002, at Almyra Methodist Church with burial in Saylors Cemetery. Bro. Harvey Neufeldt will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Jean Dorris

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Willie Jean Dorris, 68, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 2, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Dorris was born June 1, 1933, in Logan, W.V., to Columbus Adair and Dora Asbury Adair.
She was a homemaker.
Dorris was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Dorris of Sparta; seven children, Odetta Clary, Frances Dorris, Wende Seabolt, Tammi Stafford and Thomas Dorris II all of Sparta, Anita Kennedy of West Virginia and Wallace Dial of Indiana; two brothers, John Adair of Ohio and Bobby Adair of West
Virginia; two sisters, Marie Kennedy and Geraldine Rowe both of West Virginia; 14 grandchildren, Bo Dorris, Thrana Hunt, … CONTINUED

Payless Drugs is Chamber Member of the Month

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Pharmacist Alan Tatum of Payless Drugs in Sparta, was named Sparta/White County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month in February.
Tatum, a resident of the area since 1977, is a pharmacist at Payless Drug Store in Sparta, and a member of the Chamber since 1994.
He considers Sparta his home.
“I’m honored to be the Chamber person of the month,” said Tatum.
“I strongly believe in the Chamber of Commerce and wish every business owner in town would join.
They are always very helpful and will provide at no charge to any member demographic information which assists in the offering of new products or services … CONTINUED

Warriors plowed by Pioneers and Anderson’s buzzer-beater lifts Warriorettes

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Sam Agee dribbles through the Warren County pressure to get the ball down the court in Tuesday night’s action.
The Warriors were soundly defeated by Warren County to remain winless in the district race.
The Warriors have one last shot at a regular season district win when Oakland visits Roy Sewell Gymnasium Friday night.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite

Failure to yield results in crash

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Dibrell Street and Bockman Way on Feb. 5, 2002. One driver was traveling the wrong way on a one way street and received a citation for failure to yield.
Patrolman J.T. King and Sgt. Elmore Carter Jr. of the Sparta Police Department were dispatched to the scene of the accident at approximately 9:40 a.m. Regina Ann Henderson, 30, of Sparta, was driving a 1995 Ford Taurus when she was involved in an accident. Henderson was traveling east on the inside lane of Bockman Way when the impact occurred.
According to the … CONTINUED

Gardenhire speaks on intolerance

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“It’s one of the most evil things a person can have in their heart,” said Ben Gardenhire of prejudice.
“You’re hating something that God made.”
The classes of Mrs. Connie Harris at the White County High School were treated to a talk from Gardenhire, a Sparta resident, recently.
He spoke eloquently about racial prejudice and intolerance.
Gardenhire told a story of when he was a young man and on a trip to South Carolina.
Traveling by bus, he told of how the transport stopped at a terminal where food and beverage was available.
Gardenhire said he entered the terminal and waitied patiently as the waitress took … CONTINUED

Genlyte Thomas saved by hard work

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Genlyte Thomas has been a prominent member of the White County business community for almost 40 years. As a major employer of several generations of families, the company has witnessed growth and experienced the threat of plant closure.
However, last Friday a dream came true for the administrative staff and employees at Genlyte Thomas when Tenn. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Michael Magill announced a grant for Incumbent Worker Training. The $10,000 grant will be utilized for nine company employees in the light fixture production plant to upgrade their skills. These designated employees began their training at Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville in … CONTINUED

Attracting winter birds to your home

Posted by | February 7, 2002 12:00 am

There’s nothing more delightful than watching birds flit from one area of your garden to the next.
Attracting birds to your yard is really quite simple: if you supply their three basic needs — food, shelter and water — you will have an avian oasis in your own backyard.
The experts at Garden Artisans,, offer these tips for enjoying birds in your backyard all winter long:
In winter, the natural food supply for birds dwindles, and they become dependent on bird feeders for seeds and suet.
Although, there is debate about whether artificial feeding disrupts the migration urge of some birds, research shows this is not … CONTINUED

Elza C. Spivey

Posted by | February 4, 2002 12:00 am

Elza C. Spivey, 73, of Springfield, formerly of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2002.
Spivey was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Jackson County, to Bedford Spivey and Littie Rosette Emerton Spivey.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Spivey was a retired brick layer.
Spivey was preceded in death by his mother; two daughters, Mary Cynthia and Janet Faye Spivey; his wife, Mary Alice Williams Spivey; and one son, Billy D. Spivey.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hauskins of Springfield; four daughters, Barbara J. Arney of Gastonia, N.C., Shirley Ann Draughn and Katherine Richie both of Ravenscroft and Rita Rosettia Parrish of Midland N.C.; three … CONTINUED

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