Monthly Archives: March 2008

Warriors blanked by Blackman in district series

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making the throw. Joseph Johnson makes the throw from third to first during Monday’s game at home against Blackman. The Blaze swept the Warriors in the District 7AAA series. The baseball team hosts Bledsoe County Thursday and Coffee County Friday.

Jaylen Qualls fields the ball at second

Wesley Dickson at the plate

    The District 7AAA baseball schedule is set up where each team plays back-to-back games with each district opponent.  This format was put into place several years ago because of a guy by the name of David Price, who pitched for Blackman.
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    When Price was pitching for Blackman, the coaches made good … Read More


Alderman wants ‘mosquito breeding ground’ cleaned

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Alderman Howard Griffin said he wants someone to check into who owns the property adjacent to Life Care Center of Sparta and ask that person to clean up the debris scattered alongside the road that leads into the facility.
Griffin, during a recent meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, expressed his concerns about “the mess” he sees each time he travels the road that enters the cul-de-sac where Life Care Center of Sparta is situated. Life Care does not own this property. According to information obtained from the office of White County Assessor of Property, J. Paul Smith owns the strip of land.
Griffin indicated the … Read More


Deal offered to ‘trade’ water’

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Board members with O’Connor Utility District have agreed to “trade” water with City of Sparta in a solution to a serious water pressure issue in the Rainbow Hills Subdivision.
Residents of the affected neighborhood appeared at the March 6 meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen to air their complaints. According to spokesperson Gail Swindell, the pressure was lowered after recent changes to the system.
Reportedly, City of Sparta turned off a valve near Rainbow Hills. Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo said this action was taken when Sparta water officials discovered a water connection where Sparta was selling water to O’Connor, and then O’Connor “was turning around” and … Read More


Tennis defeated by Lebanon

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Justin Turney

    The WCHS tennis teams returned to action for the first time in a week and were handily defeated in District 7AAA action by Lebanon.
    Justin Turney kept the day from being a complete sweep by Lebanon as he won the match between the top two boys’ seeds.  He took the 8-4 victory.  From there, it was all Lebanon.
    Other singles scores:
Puryear def. Tyler Brady 8-3
Misinphon def. Tyler Rash 8-0
Morgan def. Conlon Cash 8-2
Lannon def. J.T. Randolph 8-1
Reeder def.  Deric Young 8-1
Fyke def. Kim Madge 6-0
Morgan def. Star Simpson 8-0
Conaster def. Chelsea Sims 8-0
McElfey def. Lauren Cannon 8-0… Read More


WCHS softball loses another heartbreaker

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Catcher Brittany Gragg keeps a Warren County runner from scoring

Fielding the pop fly. Warriorette first baseman, Ashley Brock, fields a pop fly during the game with Warren County Tuesday. The Warriorettes led 1-0 for six innings before suffering the 4-1 loss. They travel to Monterey today and host DeKalb County Friday.

Markie Voyles hauls in a pop fly

Hannah Roberts gets hit by a pitch

    The White County High school softball team clung to a 1-0 lead through the first six innings of their District 7AAA contest with Warren County Tuesday in Sparta.
    The Warriorettes scored their run in the bottom of the first and, inning after … Read More


Liens will be placed on city property

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Three separate properties in City of Sparta that have been under repair will now have additional costs attached to them.
During the recent meeting Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Mayor Tommy Pedigo asked members how they wanted to proceed in the matters where some property owners had been issued citations because of violations.
Dennis Clark, codes enforcement officer, reminded the board the citations had been issued more than 90 days ago. The owners had appeared at a December 2007 board meeting to address the problems. They were supposed to have already corrected the violations by the time they appeared at the meeting. However, they had failed to … Read More


Home Improvement 2008

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Home Improvement


WCHS track competes in dual meet at Warren County

Posted on March 27, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lacy Yslas led the WCHS track team with wins in the discus and the shot put

    The White County High School track team competed in their first meet that counted team points.  It was WCHS against Warren County.
    The WCHS girls were defeated 51-45 while the boys were outscored 76-31.  Team members’ finishes in their respective events earn points.  Total points are compiled at the end of the meet to determine a winner.
    Track coach, David Bruce, commented, “We had a good outing in our first official event.  We didn’t win, but we had some good showings.  The girls actually could have won, but I was missing two … Read More


Body and More

Posted on March 26, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Body and More


Busy day in spring sports

Posted on March 26, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ashley Brock fields a pop fly during Tuesday's softball game with Warren County

    Tuesday was a busy day in spring sports at White County High School.  All five school teams were in action, but only one could come up with the win.
    The Warrior soccer team picked up a 4-1 win at Coffee County improving to 2-1 on the season.  The WCHS tennis teams were defeated handily at Lebanon.
    The WCHS track team competed in a dual meet at Warren County.  The girls came up just shot by a score of 51-45 while the boys suffered a 76-31 loss.
    The Warriorette softball team suffered a heartbreaking loss in … Read More


WCHS presents Beauty and the Beast

Posted on March 26, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School theater group will perform the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, April 3, 4, and 5, 2008. Call 836-3214 to order tickets or for more information.


No one injured in Tuesday school bus crash

Posted on March 26, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Emergency personnel from fire, rescue, law enforcement and medical departments responded to the scene of a crash on McMinnville Highway involving a White County School bus full of students on Tuesday afternoon.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Slatton conducted the investigation.
Slatton said at approximately 3:15 p.m., a White County School bus, loaded with around 33 students, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway and had stopped to “let off passengers” when a 16-year-old female, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop and “ran underneath the back of the bus.”
All the students were checked and none found to have suffered any injuries. The bus driver, Daniel P. … Read More

Connie Diane Keiber

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Connie Diane Keiber, 61, of Saint Marys, Ohio, passed away March 22, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Keiber was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Connersville, Ind., to Eugene A. and Josephine Hendricks Wedding.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Crist, Diane Rosell, both of St. Marys, Ohio; one son, Christopher Keiber, of Wapak, Ohio; and two nephews, Will Nunnery and Ernest Wagner, both of Sparta.
Services will be March 27, 2008, in St. Mary’s, Ohio.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


Connie Elaine Webb

Posted on March 25, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Connie Elaine Webb, 52, of Sparta, passed away Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the residence of her mother, in McMinnville.
Webb was born March 28, 1955, to Jean Hawkins Killian and William Morgan Webb.
She was a former employee of Mallory Controls, Putnam Dental Lab and Service Transport.
Webb was preceded in death by her father and an uncle, Raymond Hawkins.
Survivors include her daughter and spouse, Robynn Qualls Nash and Joel Nash, of Sparta; mother and special friend, Jean Hawkins Killian and Dexter Brady, of McMinnville; grandsons, Dalton, Tucker, Briley and Christian Nash, of Sparta; brothers, Daniel Killian, of McMinnville, and Keith Webb, of Illinois; boyfriend, … Read More


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