Monthly Archives: October 2008

Pet Adoption: A Lifetime Commitment

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

How much will owning a pet cost? How much time do I really need to devote to a pet? These are questions potential pet owners should ask prior to adopting. However, not everyone takes the time to assess the responsibilities and requirements associated with pet ownership, increasing the likelihood a pet will be surrendered to an animal welfare organization. Sometimes a pet is given up for hardship reasons such as displacement after a natural disaster or home foreclosure. But one of the biggest and more controllable factors affecting pet relinquishment is a lack of knowledge on the owner’s part.
The good news is pet relinquishment is often preventable … Read More

Surviving tough economic times

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    My subject for today is one many of you may not want to hear. You probably feel as if the news carries enough doom and gloom, and you’re not ready for any more negatives comments. Well, I truly understand, but please just bear with me for a few moments.
    There are days when I, just like everyone else, worry about how I’m going to pay for gas and buy groceries. The costs are continually rising, and financial relief seems to be in the distant future. However, I never give up hope. I suppose that’s my stubborn streak and the faith I have that those matters are in the … Read More

Taste of Home Cooking School

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Taste of Home Cooking School

Warriors do not let this victory slip away!

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sam Gribble had a busy night for WCHS. He scored two touchdowns, ran in a two point conversion and intercepted a pass on defense.

Making the plays along the way. The Warriors made the plays throughout the game that translated into a victory over Chattanooga Central. One of those plays was (above) Trevin Wright falling on the football after Aaron Murray blocked a Pounder punt in the first half. The Warriors captured the 28-14 win.

    The White County High School Warriors knew the feeling too well of walking off the field after letting a win slip right through their fingers. 
    Two times in the past three outings, the … Read More

Alumni basketball game set for November 1

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County High School is hosting alumni basketball games on Saturday, November 1st.  There will be a girls’ game beginning at 6 p.m. with a boys’ game to immediately follow. 
It is a night where the present meets the past in the tradition-rich WCHS basketball program.  Several former Warriors and Warriorettes have already agreed to play in the game and some will compete in a three-point shooting contest.  There will also be some coaches from the past who will retake their place on the sidelines for one night.  It promises a lot of fun and a trip down memory lane.
In addition to getting to see the past … Read More

Soccer picks up 4-0 senior night win over Smith Co.

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Putting it in the net. Shelby O’Neal puts the ball in the net for the third Warriorette goal of the contest Thursday. WCHS shut out Smith County 4-0 on a rain-soaked senior night. The Warriorettes travel to Siegel today for opening round action in the District 7AAA tournament.

    The White County High School soccer team wrapped up the regular season by hosting Smith County on senior night.
    The Warriorettes sent their four seniors out on a winning note with the 4-0 shut out of the visiting Lady Owls.
    The game was played with a steady rain falling throughout most of the game.  Senior Chelsea Sims, who will already … Read More

Sixth grade teams win openers

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kordell Henderson led the sixth grade Warriors with nine points on the way to the 30-15 win over Harris Middle School from Shelbyville.

Opening night wins. The WCMS sixth grade teams opened their season with wins over Shelbyville’s Harris Middle School Thursday at home. Ashley Marcum and the Warriorettes garnered the 26-9 win.

    The White County Middle School sixth grade basketball teams opened their 2008 seasons with a pair of wins on their home court over Harris Middle from Shelbyville.
    The Warriorettes, coached by Leah Wilhite and Lindsey Lowery, picked up the 26-9 win while the Nathan Aaron-coached Warriors doubled up on the Eagles 30-15.
    The youngest of … Read More

Voyles win MSCCA silver title

Posted on October 20, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Markie Voyles, a WCHS senior, took the top spot in the girls’ open/silver division race at the Midstate Cross Country Association (MSCCA) championship held Wednesday at the Sharp Springs Recreation Complex in Smyrna. 
    Voyles ran the 5k race in a time of 20:02 for the top finish in her division.  She still remains in second place in the Class 3A standings for the overall MSCAA standings behind national champion, Kathy Kroeger, of Independence High School.
    Two other girls competed for White County in the silver race.  Alex Stover returned to competition after being off for almost a month due to injury.  Her time was 33:19.  Dayna Balek, the … Read More

Warriors hold on for second win of the season

Posted on October 18, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Following a punt that was blocked by Aaron Murray, he and Trevin Wright jump on it to the give the Warriors good field position in the first half.

   Two out of the last three weeks, the Warriors have watched as the opportunity for victory quickly turned into heartbreaking losses.  That would not be the chance in Harrison when the Warriors, after spotting Chattanooga Central an 11 point lead, roared back with 21 unanswered points on the way to the 28-14 victory.
    The Pounders scored on the opening kick, which they returned 95 yards for the touchdown.  After adding a two-point conversion, they picked off a Warrior pass and … Read More

Barn, car and tractor destroyed by fire

Posted on October 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Firefighters from Cassville Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly to a fire Thursday on East Pin Hook Road, but were reportedly unable to save a barn, a car and a tractor.

Azilkie Gilliam

Posted on October 17, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Azilkie Gilliam, 68, of Sparta passed away Oct. 16, 2008 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her son, Paul Gilliam, of Sparta; mother, Naoma Mosley Farris, of Sparta; sisters, Lynda K. Reed and husband George, of Sparta, Mildred Beal, of Ohio, Wanda Lackey, of Manchester; brothers, Bill Shelton, of Sweetwater, Robert Shelton, of California; grandsons, Paul D. Gilliam, Roger Gilliam; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Oct. 20, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in New Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Oct. 18, and 4-8, Oct. 19.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge

Siegel ends WCHS volleyball season

Posted on October 16, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Net action. Warriorette senior volleyball player, Katelyn Meadows, puts the ball in play against Siegel in the first round of the District 7AAA tournament at Cookeville. The Warriorettes’ season came to a close with a 3-0 loss to the Lady Stars.

    For the third straight year, the Warriorette volleyball team had their season come to an end in the first round of the District 7AAA tournament.
    This year, it was Siegel who ousted the Warriorettes Tuesday in three straight games, albeit hard fought, at Cookeville High School.  Siegel took 25-14, 25-15 and 25-21 victories to earn a spot in the semifinals along with top seeded Cookeville, Blackman and … Read More

Pounders are next on the schedule for Warriors

Posted on October 16, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Looking for room. Warrior running back, Sam Gribble, follows lineman, Bryce Pullum, looking for room to run in last week’s game against Brainerd. This week the Warriors are on the road at Chattanooga Central for another 4-4A match-up.

    After another heartbreaking loss to Brainerd last Friday at Warrior Stadium, the White County High School football team hits the road Friday looking for a way to bounce back.
    The Warriors have had a whole week to lick their wounds after Brainerd came from behind and scored 12 points in the final four minutes to steal the win.  The Warriors led 20-12 with eight minutes to play, but couldn’t hold … Read More

Memories that last a lifetime

Posted on October 16, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Preserved forever. Samantha Heady creates a way for most anyone to preserve precious memories or to make a very personalized memento for that special someone.

Name of business
724 South Edgewood Drive
Sparta, TN
(931) 738-8838
Name of owner
Samantha Heady
Type of business (what is sold and/or manufactured, etc.)
“I sell custom artwork. People email me their pictures and I create anything from birthday cards, Christmas cards, baby announcements and even posters.”
How long has the business been in operation?
since 2005
Number of employees
Anything else you would like to share?
“In college, I learned the program Adobe Photoshop through a work … Read More

Homes needed for dogs at county shelter

Posted on October 16, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mixed breed male puppy - somewhat shy, but very lovable and friendly.

Beautiful male Rottweiler - alpha male with a very gentle soul.

Dewey. Adorable young male Lab - very gentle and loving.

Mixed breed male with lots of energy and very friendly.

Male hound - great dog that needs lots of love and space to roam.

Young male Lab mix, very gentle, great family dog.

Beautiful male Spaniel with great attitude and mild temperament.

Mixed breed female - very gentle, and easily trained.

These are a few of the dogs available for adoption at the White County Animal Shelter, which … Read More

150 weapons to be sold

Posted on October 16, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Weapons confiscated from convicted felons and during drug-related arrests will be sold by White County Sheriff Department to help fund additional guns for the deputies.
    Sheriff Oddie Shoupe addressed Steering Committee B of White County Board of Commissioners during a Monday night meeting about the scheduled sale. Shoupe said Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns signed the official order granting the sheriff permission to proceed with the sale.
Shoupe said serial numbers are checked through all sources to determine if any of the weapons are stolen. If a gun is determined to have been stolen, it is returned to its owner.
    Shoupe said the judge was “really upset” about … Read More

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