Monthly Archives: December 2008

Warriors drop two more games in tourney

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On the break. Jordan Armstrong leads the Warriors down the floor on the fast break during Saturday’s game against Pearl River, Mississippi. Armstrong had 11 to lead WCHS in the scorebook in the 59-55 loss.

On the drive. Corey Johnson puts the ball on the floor and attempts to drive around a Grissom defender during Friday’s loss.

   The final two games of the Wills Valley Shootout were about missed opportunities.
    The Warriors went to Alabama with their record even at 4-4, but are coming back to Sparta with some ground to make up in the Sonic Shootout.  WCHS lost all three games in the Alabama tournament to fall … CONTINUED


Warriorettes bounce back from first loss

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hanging on. Star Simpson hangs on for a jump ball in the win over Lee High School from Alabama.

On fire. Keshia Daniels was on fire outside the arc in the 80-48 win over Pearl River on Saturday. Daniels was six of 10 on three point attempts finishing with 18 points.

    The Warriorettes found themselves in a situation they hadn’t been in during the first month of the 2008-09 season – trying to bounce back from a loss.
    The WCHS girls had won their first nine consecutive games to start the season before dropping the opening game of the tournament in Fort Payne, Alabama.  They bounced back in … CONTINUED


Michael Dean Frazier

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Michael Dean Frazier, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2008, at the Cancer Center of American, in Tulsa, Okla.
Frazier was born Dec. 26, 1963, in Sparta, to Harold and Wanda Frazier.
Survivors include his wife, Betty G. Frazier, of Sparta; son, T.K. Frazier, of Sparta; three daughters, Brittney Frazier, Ashlee Frazier, Tabitha Gilreath, all of Sparta; parents, Harold and Wanda Frazier, of Sparta; two sisters, Annette Austin and husband Jimmy, of Sparta, Sheila Eller and husband Mark Evan, of Sparta; three nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Dec. 27,2007, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Howell Cemetery. The family will receive friends … CONTINUED


Tennessee teachers’ salaries rank 32nd

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

[Editor’s note: See the Dec. 29, 2008, edition of The Expositor for another story about county salaries.]
Teachers’ salaries are determined by the degree of education obtained and the number of years the individual has spent in that particular career.
Tennessee ranks 32nd out of the 50 states for the average for teachers, at $42,537. The highest average salary is California, at $59,825, and the lowest is South Dakota, at $34,709.
According White County Director of Schools Donny Haley, the entry level pay for teachers is as follows:
•Bachelor’s degree: $31,715
•Master’s degree: $33,990
•Master’s + 30/45: $36,115
•Education specialist: $37,535
•Doctorate: $40,665
Salaries are also increased according … CONTINUED


Two juveniles facing charges after chase

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Two juveniles were taken into custody on Dec. 16, after they led deputies on a short, high-speed chase in Doyle.
According to a report by Deputy Lanny Wheeler, at approximately 1:13 a.m., he responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Wallace Street, in Doyle. He reportedly came in contact with a maroon Volvo, which matched the description of the suspected vehicle in the break-in.
Wheeler stated as he was turning around to intercept the vehicle, the suspected vehicle reportedly almost hit the patrol car as it went past at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was immediately initiated, but the suspects fled.
At … CONTINUED


Dairl McCormick

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dairl McCormick, 61, of Rock Island, passed away Dec. 21, 2008, at Livingston Regional Hospital, in Overton County.
McCormick was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Van Buren County, to George McCormick and Daisy Yates McCormick.
He had worked at Powermatic 37 years and the last seven years at TLT, in Sparta.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janice McCormick; parents; and sisters, Carolyn Young and Judy McCormick.
Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Dec. 23, 2008, at High Funeral Home, in McMinnville, with burial in Crain Hill Cemetery, in Van Buren County. Michael and Phillip Buck will officiate.
High Funeral Home, in McMinnville, is in charge


Fun times

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

    Well, we’re all just back from another basketball Christmas road trip. 
    The only difference this year was the trip took place before Christmas instead of after.  This is really the first time I went away for a trip right before the holiday instead of after.  I’m not sure how this is going to work out as far as getting all my shopping done, but I guess I’ll figure it out.  Anyway, it was another fun trip for me as far as hanging out with people.  I wish both teams could have won the tournament and I don’t think Coach Mitchell would agree with me about all the fun.  … CONTINUED


The Three R’s of Holiday Entertaining

Posted on December 22, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tuscan Tuna Crostini

Tortellini Tuna Salad

Throwing a holiday party doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. When you know the three R’s of entertaining – how to get Ready, be Realistic and choose a Reliable menu – you’re on your way to a party everyone can enjoy.
Get Ready. When it comes to party planning, lists are your friend. With so many things to do, lists will help you think things through and keep track of what you still need to accomplish. (And it feels great to see to-do items checked off!)
In addition to the lists for guests and pre-party chores, make two grocery lists: one … CONTINUED


Josephine “Terry” Sims

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

Josephine “Terry” Sims, 68, formerly of Sparta, passed away Dec. 19, 2008, at her residence in Cookeville.
Sims and her husband helped bring the Young Life Club to the Upper Cumberland. She was a member of Christ’s Community Church, Monday Bridge Club, Tuesday Bible Study Group, and CBS. She had youth groups and Bible studies throughout her life as opening the word of God to people was her passion.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, John Moody Sims, of Cookeville; daughter, Eleanor York and husband David, of Livingston; two sons, John Taylor { Jack } Sims and wife Lynlee, of Loudon, William Scott Sims, of Nashville; eight
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Josephine “Terry” Sims

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

Josephine “Terry” Sims, 68,  passed away Dec. 19, 2008.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Action from second day of Wills Valley Shootout

Posted on December 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Corey Johnson drives with the ball during the loss to Grissom on Friday.

Star Simpson battles above with a pair of Lee players for the basketball. The Warriorettes bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 56-20 win.




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        The Warriors and Warriorettes were back in action on Friday in the Wills Valley Shootout in Fort Payne, Alabama.   The WCHS teams picked up a split … CONTINUED


Santa Letters

Posted on December 19, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Letters to Santa


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