Monthly Archives: January 2011

Officials forced to conserve salt

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

According to departmental officials, salt supplies in White County and Tennessee are almost depleted, causing street and road departments to limit the use of salt in melting snow and ice to emergency situations.
White County Road Supervisor Clay Parker stated the county has approximately 1.5 tons of salt left, which is now only being used to assist emergency agencies.
Fire departments, ambulances and rescue personnel are considered temporarily as the top priorities left in decisions to use the depleting salt supplies.
Parker said, while the department is waiting for delivery of additional salt, an alternative calcium chloride/sand mixture is being used for the first time in the county.… Read More


Go Big for the Big Game

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Spicy Sausage Queso

Touchdown Italian Sausage Chili

Reuben Brat Hoagie

PigTails & Fries

Deli Bites

When your friends and family gather around the big screen for the big game, only BIG FLAVOR will do! Earn MVP status with quick and easy Johnsonville recipes featuring sausages that are big on flavor when served by themselves, or when they’re included in these traditional sports-fan favorites.
Visit www.johnsonville.com for great recipes to flavor up any get-together.
Touchdown Italian Sausage Chili
12 servings ($1.38/each)
Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
1 package (19.76 ounces) Johnsonville
Italian Sausage Links
1 cup onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large sweet … Read More


9th Warriors finish runner-up in district

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The District 6AAA freshman teams got together Saturday and completed their district tournament all in one day at Cumberland County High School.
The Warriors won their first game, but fell to Cookeville 52-38 in the title game. The Warriorettes were ousted in overtime by the host team in their opening game.
In a repeat of Friday’s varsity game, the Warriors squared off against Cookeville in the boys’ freshman championship game Saturday night in Crossville.
The Warriors played from behind all the way in the title game. Cookeville led 13-5 after one and 30-19 at the half. The Warriors were within eight, 40-32, at the start of the fourth, … Read More


Healthy options improve with recent YMCA upgrades

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

People of all ages take advantage of the many recent upgrades made at the Sparta YMCA, including new treadmills and elliptical machines.

Recent upgrades at the Sparta YMCA are offering members more options to improve and maintain their health.
Director Rob LaRoy welcomes the public to tour the facility and see the improvements that will benefit the community as a whole.
The Wellness Center is now equipped with new elliptical machines, new treadmills, as well as some new weight equipment.
A new space has been created for group spin (cycling) classes, which are offered several times a week, with new instructors being added.
The YMCA now has an … Read More


Expert tips for throwing the best end-of-season football party

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

When the best two professional football teams square off at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Feb. 6, party goers in parking lots and homes across the United States will expect their hosts to put on the ultimate football party. Last year’s Saints vs. Colts game had a record breaking audience of more than 106 million viewers, and this year’s big game is bound to have just as many people gathering to watch. But watching the game is only part of the fun. It’s the food, the camaraderie and fun that needs to measure up with fans to truly make it the biggest football party of the year.
Joe … Read More


WCMS eighth grade takes two from Tullahoma East

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Looking it over. Hyle Robbins looks the East defense over during the WCMS sweep of the Tullahoma school on Thursday.

In the paint. WCMS eighth grade Warriorette, Hannah Howard, looks toward the basket after getting the ball into the paint during the game with Tullahoma East on Thursday.

The White County Middle School eighth grade teams played host to East Tullahoma Thursday night and came away with a split of the night’s games.
Prior to the start of the girls’ contest, the school remembered long-time teacher, Betty Farley, who recently passed away by presenting items to her four grandchildren.
The Warriorettes took an 11-point lead in the third … Read More


Warriorettes squander big lead to Lady Cavs

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Double-double. Kristin Jones’ double-dobule was not enough to help the Warriorettes defeat the Lady Cavaliers Friday. Jones netted 18 points and pulled down 15 rebounds, but WCHS came up short 47-44 to Cookeville after leading by 15 with 12 minutes left in the game. The Warriorettes host Shelbyville Tuesday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

For the first 20 minutes of Friday’s District 6AAA match-up at Cookeville, the Warriorettes were in firm control of the game.
With four minutes left in the third quarter, WCHS had built a double figure lead and, in fact, led by 15 points on the home court of their archrivals, a place tat which Warriorettes … Read More


Sluggish second half sends Warriors to first district loss

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Battle for the roundball. Josh Turner and Jordan Armstrong battle it out with a Cookeville player for control of the basketball. The Cavaliers exploded in the second half turning a close game into a 22-point loss for the Warriors.

It’s hard to judge just exactly how the Warriors and Cavaliers stack up against each other, but one thing is clear, each team likes their home court.
The two teams have met three times this season and none of the final scores have been close. Cookeville won the championship game of the MidSouth Classic by 19 points. WCHS jumped to a decisive advantage in the second meeting and then … Read More


Philips plant access road contemplated

Posted on January 31, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Future planning for potential industries brought about a brief discussion at the recent meeting of the county’s Industrial Advisory Committee as several commissioners talked about the possibility of constructing an access road from Highway 111 to Philips Luminaires to benefit the existing company or any future business that might locate on that property.
Commissioner Paul Bailey said Joe England, commissioner for the seventh district, had inquired about a possible access road from Highway 111 to the Philips plant as a concession to either stop the closure of the facility, which has been slated to occur within next 15 months, or as an enticement to any future industry that … Read More


WCHS drops pair at Cookeville

Posted on January 29, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

It was a tough night in Cookeville for the maroon and gray teams.
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes suffered District 6AAA losses to thier archrivals.
The Warriorettes led by 15 with 12 minutes left in the game, but were outscored 28-10 during those final 12 minutes allowing the Lady Cavaliers to escape with the 47-44 win keeping their district slate perfect.
Kristin Jones led the Warriorettes with 18 points and 15 rebounds.  Cookeville’s Hannah Goolsby led all scoreres with 26 points.
The Warriors saw their perfect district record come toa crashing halt.  The Warriors trailed by only one with 5:34 left in the third.  A 14-0 run by … Read More


Aaron LaCount Woodard Jr.

Posted on January 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Aaron LaCounty Woodard Jr., 32, of Sparta, formerly of Louisville, Ky., was called to his heavenly home to rest and was given his angel wings on Jan. 11, 2011, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville.
Mr. Woodard was born Jan. 25, 1978, at Darnall Army Community Hospital, Ft. Hood, Texas, to Yvonne Lacy Woodard Evans and Staff Sgt. Aaron LaCount Woodard Sr., retiree of the U.S. Army, who preceded him in death.
As a young child growing up in a military family, Aaron had the advantages to travel all over the world and to experience different cultures. His most enjoyable tour was Ansbach, Germany.
He accepted Christ as his … Read More


Virginia Faye Walker

Posted on January 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Virginia Faye Walker, 71, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 28, 2011, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Miss Walker was born Aug. 16, 1939, in White County, to James William Walker and Laura Elizabeth England Walker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Johnnie Mae Walker, Jimmie Ann Hayes and Evelyn Herd.
Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Geraldine Bradley and Dr. Donald H. Bradley Sr., of Sparta, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Jan. 30, 2011, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Saylors Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m., Jan. 30, at … Read More


Home destroyed by fire

Posted on January 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

No injuries were reported when a residence on Cloverdale Drive burned to the ground, on Jan. 27, after a neighbor noticed the structure on fire and dialed 9-1-1. According to E-911 records, firefighters with Cassville and North End volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the scene, at approximately 10:07 a.m., along with personnel with White County Emergency Medical Services and White County Sheriff Department.


Defense keys Warriorette win over Lady Pioneers

Posted on January 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Going up strong. Warriorette senior post play, Kristin Jones, goes up strong for two points in the first half of the Warriorettes’ win over Warren County Tuesday night. The Warriorettes will be looking to move into a tie for first place in the district when they travel to Cookeville Friday.

The Warriorette basketball team kept within a game of league-leading Cookeville with a 38-25 win over the Warren County Lady Pioneers in McMinnville.
Tuesday’s win improved the Warriorettes to 11-8 overall and 3-1 in District 6AAA. That sets up a huge encounter with the Lady Cavaliers Friday in Cookeville. The Lady Cavs sit atop the standings at 4-0 … Read More


Warriors perfect at halfway mark of district race

Posted on January 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Even with his eyes closed. The camera caught A.J. Wilkerson at a point where it looked as if his eyes were closed as he drives to the basket against a Pioneer defender. Eyes open or closed, the sophomore had a solid game with 17 points and five rebounds. His classmate, Kane Young, led the way with 20 and also added six rebounds and six assists. The Warriors travel to Cookeville Friday for a big 6AAA match-up.

The White County High School Warriors finished the first half of the District 6AAA slate a perfect 4-0 after their 82-46 trouncing of Warren County on Tuesday in McMinnville.
Led by a … Read More


State approves water and sewer projects

Posted on January 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Development of Airport Industrial Park is one step closer to completion with the recent announcement the state has approved the plans for both the water and the sewer lines.
Ronnie Reece, engineer for the project, recently addressed the Industrial Park Advisory Committee about the progress. Reece said there are several review stages for a project, once the design is completed.
“We have cleared all those,” he said.
Two separate divisions within Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation approve the water project and the sewer project. The funding agency, which is Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, has also reviewed and approved the design.
“As you know, in … Read More


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