Monthly Archives: October 2008

Warriors defeat Chattanooga Central

Posted on October 21, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriors picked up their second win of the season defeating Chattanooga Central 28-14.


2-vehicle crash occurs near TACO Metals

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

A two-vehicle crash that occurred just before noon, on Monday, temporarily shut down traffic on Smithville Highway, near TACO Metals. Read the complete story on the NEWS page.


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


Cemetery walking trail discussed

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

Entrance. The walking trail through Old Sparta City Cemetery was halted about two weeks.

    The mayor and aldermen briefly discussed on Thursday the walking trail that had been under construction at the Old Sparta City Cemetery about two weeks ago when work was halted after some stones were unearthed that could not be identified.
    “If we’re not going to do anything to preserve and take care of that cemetery, let’s leave it like it is,” said Pedigo. “That means that people are going to go up there and knock down tombstones. They’re going to throw them over the bank. They’re going to pile them under trees like’s been … Read More


City saves thousands with new garbage pick-up

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

Pretty. Ruth Mitchell, 90, and a few of her girlfriends from Sparta-White County Senior Center, check out one of the new carts that will be delivered to city residents beginning in November as a part of the new automated garbage pick-up. Mitchell will be one of the recipients of this beautifully designed can. See complete story on page 3A. L-R. Ruth Mitchell, Brenda Roberts, Garnetta Flatt, Nina Bennett and Donna Lee

Sparta residents can get ready for the delivery of their new and beautifully logoed garbage carts that will be the beginning of financial savings for the city coffers.
A new automated garbage pick-up will begin Dec. 2, … 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


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


DTV transition to increase viewing capabilities

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

Coverage map. This map is a color graph of how the signal from Channel 5, WSMV, will spread across the region and how it will be received, or not received, by a consumer’s antenna. (Notice the “dead” spot around Sparta.)

    On Feb. 18, 2009, all television stations have been mandated by federal law to begin delivering their programming in a digital format and cease analog transmissions.
The change is intended to bring more capabilities to consumers, including sharper images and enhanced services like high definition programming (HDTV).
    Consumers with cable or satellite service will not notice any significant change or have any disruption in their services.
    However, anyone … 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


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


McFadden finds way back to the hardwood

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

Molly McFadden

Back in action. Molly McFadden, a 2006 graduate of WCHS and former District 7AAA Player of the Year, has returned to basketball after being away from the game for almost three years. She is getting ready for the season with the MTSU Lady Raiders.

    When NCAA basketball practice officially got underway over the weekend, a former Warriorette was making her return to the sport after an absence of almost three years.
    Molly McFadden, who admits that she probably had not touched a basketball since she played her final game for the Warriorettes back in March of 2006, decided she missed the game and now finds herself … 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


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