Monthly Archives: June 2008

Pawnshop business increases during economic decline

Posted on June 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Many business owners are feeling the pangs of stress from the economic slowdown while one segment of entrepreneurs are actually seeing an increase in revenue.
Pawnshops owners are among the few who are optimistic about the economic outlook. Although statistical predictors indicate a steady decline in the economy until 2009, Steve Grissom, owner of Freedom Pawn, said he has seen some different trends his business since the first of 2008.
“People that were just getting by, they’ve had to readjust their whole household finances,” said Grissom. “And it takes a while for that adjustment to be acclimated.”
Grissom talked about the highly discussed topic of rising gasoline prices. … Read More


Handgun carry permits increasing

Posted on June 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

According to National Rifle Association, 40 states have “right-to-carry” laws. Thirty-six have “shall issue laws, requiring carry permits to be issued to applicants who meet uniform standards established by the state legislature.  Three have fairly administered discretionary-issue carry permits systems. Only one, which is Vermont, respects the right to carry without a permit. Alaska, one of the “shall issues” states, has its permit system for the purpose of permit-reciprocity with other states, and also a adopted a no-permit-required law in 2003. 
There are 10 non-right-to-carry states. Eight have restrictedly-administered discretionary-issue systems. Only two, Illinois and Wisconsin, have no permit system and prohibit carrying.
In Tennessee, a person must … Read More


Food stamps usage on the rise in America

Posted on June 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Rising food costs have prompted consumers to take advantage of bargain shopping, such as this mega meat sale at Floyd’s Cashsaver, on Friday. Longtime grocery store owner Jim Floyd is providing low prices for its customers to help them stretch their food dollars.

The Congressional Budget Office is reportedly predicting 28 million Americans will be enrolled in the food stamp program by 2009, which will bring participation levels to those not seen since the 1960s.
In Tennessee, in March 2008, it was reported 407,104 households, which is almost 6 percent more families than during the same period in 2007, were receiving help from the federal food stamp program.… Read More


Senior Awards 2008

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Senior Awards 2008


Graduation 2008May 2008

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Graduation 2008


Rebuilding TogetherMay 2008

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Rebuilding Together 2008


Police Week 2008May 2008

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Police Week 2008


DecadesJune 2008

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Decades (June 2008)


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