Monthly Archives: December 2009

Smyrna proves tough road trip for Warriorettes

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tasha Delaney protects the ball from a Smyrna defender.

Warriorette coach Bryan Haley talks to his team during a timeout.

Turnovers and poor shooting proved the downfall of the Warriorettes when they traveled to Smyrna Friday to take on the Lady Bulldogs.
The meeting was only the third ever between the two girls’ basketball programs with Smyrna having won the previous two. The last time the two met was back in December of 1980 in Smyrna’s Christmas tournament. Prior to that, the only other meeting was in the region tournament in 1962.
Over the past few seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have been consistently among the top teams in … Read More


Bowling team drops two contests last week

Posted on December 7, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County High School bowling team suffered losses to Livingston Academy and York Institute last week.
On Monday, November 30th, the Warriors and Warriorettes were in action against Livingston Academy with the Wildcats sweeping both the boys’ and girls’ side of the matches.
The Warriorettes were narrowly defeated 15-12. Livingston captured the three points for a slim 51 point advantage in the overall pin fall. Livingston scored a 2000 while the Warriorettes rolled a 1949.
Game one went to Livingston with a 675 compared to a 658 by the Warriorettes. WCHS split the three head to head matches with Livingston. Taking wins for WCHS were Sara Shanks … Read More


WCHS suffers dual losses at Smyrna

Posted on December 5, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Conor Sparkman puts up a shot at Smyrna.

Stephanie Lewis battles the pressure defense of the Lady Bulldogs.

For the first time in over two decades the Warrior and Warrior basketball teams traveled to Smyrna and the outcome was definitely not worth the wait.
The two Bulldog teams swept the night of action Friday. The Warriorettes fell behind 12-2 early and never recovered as they suffered the 67-42 setback falling to 4-2 overall. Tasha Delaney led WCHS with 12 points.
The Warriors led by five (29-24) at the half and held a six-point advantage with 5:21 to play into eh third quarter. However, Smyrna went on a 13-2 … Read More


Lucinda Tollison Dilldine

Posted on December 4, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lucinda Tollison Dilldine, 77, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 3, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Dilldine was born Feb. 18, 1932, in White County, to Homer Casto and Chinnie Odella Cole Tollison.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carl H. Dilldine.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky Carl Dilldine, Randy Lynn Dilldine, both of Sparta; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arvil (Buck) Tollison .
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Dec. 5, 2009, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. David Lee England will officiate. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m., Dec. 4, at the funeral home.


Horace G. (Bud) Waller Jr.

Posted on December 4, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Horace G. (Bud) Waller Jr., 75, of Cookeville, passed away Dec. 2, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Waller was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Putnam County.
He had been a member of Wilhite Baptist Church and was district manager of Cal/Ameri Gas 37 years.
Mr. Waller was preceded in death by his parents, Horace G. and Velma Uhles Waller; sister, Kathleen Bryant; brothers-in-law, Marshall Byrant, Donald Hawkins, Ray Hunter; two half-sisters, Bessie Watts, Beatrice Fisher; one half-brother, Joe F. Waller; and nephews, Larry Hawkins, Timothy Harris and Michael Swift.
Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Uhles and husband Phillip, of Cookeville, Lisa Massa and husband Jerry, of Baxter, Darlene … Read More


Find that flawless look at Professions

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The professional look. Marlene Jackson, owner of Professions Cut & Color, offers the most up-to-date cuts and color treatments at her new salon on Duck Pond Road. She also offers men’s cut with special deals for military and first-timers.

Profession’s Cut & Color
Address:
495 Duck Pond Road
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 738-1960
(706) 980-4320 cell
Name of owners:
Marlene Jackson
Email:
marlene_jackson45@yahoo.com
Hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends by appointment
When did you open for business?
November 12, 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“Profession’s Cut & Color offers all professional up-to-date color and cuts that fit … Read More


Doyle volunteer fire department adds four recruits

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

At its December meeting, the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen accepted four new recruits to the Doyle Volunteer Fire Department and approved the purchase of four sets of ‘turn-outs’ from Central View VFD, as well as discussed work on a Doyle home to finish out this year’s grant to refurbish low-income homes in the city.
The fire department’s new recruits, Patricia Bain, James Rice, Evelyn “Tooter” Tindle and Joel Tindle, will begin training to officially be able to respond to fires. State law requires several rounds of training before any recruit is allowed to actually fight fires.
The training will be paid by the city of Doyle … Read More


Students make contact with outer space

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Long distance call. These Northfield students were invited to participate in a downlink from the International Space Station, orbiting 250 miles above Earth. One student, Logan Sims, was able to ask a question of the floating astronauts. Front, L-R: Mackenzie Burton and Angelle Howard. Back, L-R: Dalton Stallings, Bethany Tripp, Logan Sims, Riley Whiteaker and Alissa England.

Great question. Northfield fourth grader Logan Sims was selected to participate in an educational event at TTU with astronauts on the International Space Station and was able to ask a question he submitted for the astronauts’ consideration.

Seven Northfield Elementary School students, including Mackenzie Burton, Angelle Howard, Dalton Stallings, Bethany Tripp, … Read More


Jobless rates 13.4 percent

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County’s unemployment rate for October 2009 declined by only one-tenth of a percent, dropping from 13.5 percent in September 2009 to 13.4 percent in October 2009.
The October 2009 rate was the third highest October unemployment rate for White County since 1982. In 1982, the figure was 22.8 percent; 1986, 13.8 percent; and then 2009, at 13.4 percent.
Tennessee’s October 2009 unemployment rate of 10.2 percent was also the highest for the month of October since 2000. The second highest October figure during that time frame was October 2008 at 6.6 percent.
In the surrounding counties for October 2009, Van Buren was at 13.6 percent unemployment; Warren, … Read More


Governor meets with county commissioner

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stats. This chart is indicates the percentages of county funds controlled by the state. Statistics provided by Tennessee County Services Association

Stats. This chart breaks down the percentages of a county’s overall budget. The figures on this chart add up to 102 percent because of the rounding off of figures. Statistics provided by Tennessee County Services Association

State of Tennessee’s budget crisis is expected to trickle down to the individual counties as funding issues are addressed about how to save money while also maintaining critical services on the local levels.
On Nov. 30, 2009, Wallace Austin, county commissioner and president of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, as well … Read More


Warriorettes sweep King of Mountain games

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brittany Dodson puts up a three point shot during the King of the Mountain Thanksgiving Classic.

After opening play in the King of the Mountain Thanksgiving Classic with an overtime win over host team, Stone Memorial, on the opening night, the Warriorette basketball team finished off the classic with two more victories sweeping the event.
The Warriorettes’ ability to get to the free throw line and convert points from there proved crucial in both of the final two contests.
The day after Thanksgiving, the Warriorettes were on the court taking on the Science Hill Lady Hilltoppers (4-1). WCHS used a 13-5 third quarter to secure the win. Science … Read More


Warriors split their King of Mountain contests

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jordan Armstrong makes a move during recent action. The Warriors split their two games in the Thanksgiving Classic.

The Warrior basketball team played two games in the King of the Mountain Classic at Stone Memorial High School over the holiday weekend and ended the event with a 1-1 mark.
The Warriors picked up their first victory of the season with a 51-34 win over Monterey (0-3) on Friday despite getting off to a very cold start. Freshman Devon Davidson led the Warriors with 18 points in the contest.
Scoring was at a minimum in the first quarter for both teams, but the Warriors definitely were on the short … Read More


Turner’s six treys push Warriors to second win

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Six treys. Josh Turner hit six treys on the way to 22 points in the Warriors' win over Tullahoma.

Taking over point guard. Conor Sparkman got the start at point in the win over Tullahoma.

The hot hand of Josh Turner and the best defensive outing of the year, according to Coach Eric Mitchell, keyed a 66-52 win over Tullahoma, the second of the season for the Warriors.
The Warriors came out firing on all cylinders as they hit four threes in the first three minutes of the contest and never trailed against the Wildcats of Tullahoma (4-3) Tuesday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. In fact, as a team … Read More


Wilson pours in 26 in win over Tullahoma

Posted on December 3, 2009 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leading the way to the win. Jessica Wilson poured in 26 points in the Warriorette win over Tullahoma Tuesday.

Stephanie Lewis hits a shot from outside to open the paint for the Warriorettes.

The Warriorettes countered the three point shots of Tullahoma Tuesday night with baskets a little closer to the goal to pick up their fifth win of the season and the 100th of Coach Bryan Haley’s high school coaching career.
Senior Jessica Wilson helped insure Haley reached the win plateau powering up 26 points in the game. Six came from the charity stripe and the other 20 came in the paint. Wilson matched the Lady Wildcats … Read More


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