Monthly Archives: December 2008

Santa Letters

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

Letters to Santa


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


DCS Computer Services offers years of IT experience

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

Full-service provider. DCS Computer Services offers full-service computer consultation and repair as well as in-home and shop services.

Name of business:
DCS Computer Services
Address:
102 S Church St Sparta
Phone number:
931-837-7117
Web site:
www.dcs-computer-services.net
Name of owners:
Richard Fischer
Hours of operation:
Mon-Wed-Thurs-Fri 9am to 5pm
Tues 9am to 7pm and Sat 10am to 4pm
Sun by appointment only.
When did you open for business?
October 1, 2008
What products or services do you offer?
“We are a full-service computer consultant and repair shop. Below are many of the services we provide.
•Our Shop Services include Virus & Spyware removal, full system repair, system upgrades, system … CONTINUED


The Expositor Great Turkey Bowl 2008

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

A great bowling arm and little luck went a long way when Lynn Rains competed in the recent Turkey Bowl, sponsored by The Expositor and Floyd’s Cash Saver Foods. Rains’ wife and six children were all present to give him moral support. The grand prize was a Nintendo Wii. View PHOTOS


Barn and contents lost in flames

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

A barn on County House Road, owned by Terry Jolley, was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday, Dec. 13, as were a pickup truck and equipment that were located in or near the barn.
According to Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Chief Paul McCormick, the fire was already heavily involved when they arrived on the scene
Several departments tried to save the structure including firefighters from Doyle, Hickory Valley and Central View. No one was injured in the incident.


‘No’ on Sunday beer sales

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

Bombarded. Commissioner Dewayne Howard says he has received numerous phone calls opposing Sunday beer sales.

Explanation. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe talks to a member of the audience after commissioners voted down Sunday beer sales.

Revenue. Victoria Gentry, who is in favor of beer sales on Sunday, explains how other counties will benefit from the extra revenue.

White County commissioners voted down the proposed resolution Monday night that would have allowed beer sales on Sundays as many of their constituents observed the proceedings from the audience.
Members of White County Beer Board had voted at a Nov. 17 meeting to send the matter to the full commission. Commissioners reported they … CONTINUED


WCHS teams headed to Alabama for tournament

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




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Teams not off to joyful start in Christmas tournament

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

Driving down the lane. Sam Gribble drives down the lane during the opening game of the Wills Valley Shootout. The Warriors struggled shooting the ball as they were defeated by Decatur.

First loss. The Warriorettes suffered their first loss of the season in Fort Payne,Alabama to Gadsden City. Tasha Delaney had 19 points in the loss.




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Warriorettes embrace the season of giving

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

Giving back to the community. The Warriorettes represent their hometown on the court and in the community. They had their team Christmas party in one of Sparta’s most recognizable places, Oldham’s Theater, and spent the day prior to that out in the community playing Santa Claus.




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WCMS hoops action galore

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

Soaring in. Dalton Nash soars in for two points in the final two minutes of the seventh grade win over Martin.

Drive and score. Devon Davidson drives to the basket for two of his 15 points in the win over Tullahoma West.

Knocking down a trey. Loren Foster, a member of the eight grade team at WCMS, puts up a three during the win over Tullahoma West Monday. Both eighth grade teams won Monday as well as both seventh grade teams over Martin on Tuesday. The two WCMS sixth grade teams won to advance to their conference finals.

Running down a loose ball. Brooke McCulley, a seventh grade

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Highway Department salaries lower than average

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

[Editor’s note: See the Dec. 22, 2008, edition of The Expositor for another story about county salaries.]
Jobs that consist of handling heavy equipment, shoveling gravel and cleaning overgrown roadsides are set at pay scales equal to, or less than, the salaries of several office positions in county government.
A majority of workers at White County Highway Department earn just a little more than $12 per hour.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top-paying states for highway maintenance workers are Alaska, $26.75 hourly; California $23; Connecticut, $21.58; Illinois, $20.98; and Washington, $20.61. The average mean wage is $15.67.
Information obtained from County Technical Assistance Service indicates White … CONTINUED


Robert Wayne Davidson

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

Robert Wayne Davidson, 41, of Smithville, passed away Dec. 13, 2008,a t Centennial medical Center, in Nashville.
Survivors include his wife, Candida Davidson, of Smithville; one son, Robert Wayne Davidson Jr., of Smithville; mother, Brenda Lou Higham, of Sparta; father, Asher Davidson, of Sparta; one brother, Steve Davidson and wife Sherry, of Sparta; sister, Priscilla Judkins, of Smithville; brother-in-law, Tony Culwell and wife Lori and family, all of Smithville; aunts, uncles; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Dec. 17, 2008, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Bonham Cemetery, in DeKalb County. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Oak
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