Monthly Archives: October 2011

District attorney general joins in fight against meth

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

District Attorney General Randy York

District Attorney General Randy York, a former White County resident, has joined the governor and other DA’s in the state to launch a statewide meth awareness campaign.
Although other meth awareness campaigns have been launched since this deadly drug made its appearance in Tennessee, this combined effort is expected to “hit home” with the straightforwardness of the message.
In 2005, the DA’s across the 31 judicial districts addressed the problem with a campaign that graphically described the drug’s deadly effects. At one point, meth arrests declined. However, according to law enforcement, meth has begun a steady upward climb and is now plaguing communities … Read More


Basketball practice tips off today

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

As the air begins to get a bit crisper outside, athletes start to move inside for the winter.
The temperature drop coincides with the official start of high school basketball practice across the state of Tennessee.
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes begin practice today. Both teams will have scrimmages later in the week to conclude their first week of practice.
The season openers for the WCHS teams are Tuesday, November 15th at Soddy Daisy in a Hall of Fame game. They will host Loudon on Friday the 18th for another Hall of Fame contest.
With the start of practice, season tickets have gone on sale for the 2011-12 … Read More


White County 4-H members participate in Chick Chain Show

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

L-R: Sarah Beaman, Marlee Dyer, Shandi Elia, Katlyn Brymer, and Kyler Allen.

4-H Chick Chain. On Oct. 6 , 2011, at White County Fairgrounds, White County 4-H’ers held the annual 4-H Chick Chain Show and Sale. These members receive baby chickens at the end of March and raise them until the sale in October.
“This is a life lesson in responsibility,” said UT Extension Agent David Bussell. “These kids learn how to care of another living thing. They also learn how to manage money and time, which is a very important skill to have.”
The show consists of a pen of 3 class and a pen of 5 … Read More


Warriors shoot down Jets 34-6

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

1,000 yards rushing. Devon Davidson became the first Warrior to rush for over a 1,000 yards since 1995. His 137 yards against the Jets gave the junior 1,133 yards for the season.

Returning the interception. Senior linebacker, Travis Howard, returns the ball after picking off a pass in his final game on the football field for WCHS.

Ganging up for the stop. The Warrior defense gangs up to stop Cumberland County running back, Tyler Howard. WCHS held Howard, who has rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his career, to 88 yards for the game.

On a cold night at Warrior Stadium, the Warriors put the finishing touches … Read More


Fire Safety Room by Room

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

 Home fires may seem like the kind of event that happens to someone else, but the reality is, it could easily happen to you.
Approximately every three hours a home fire death occurs somewhere in the nation, according to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). Take action now to make sure your home is safer, and that your family knows what to do in case a fire does break out. And don’t stop there – share some positivity in your community by reminding family and friends to change the batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this fall.
Make a Plan
When a home … Read More


Warriors left out of state playoffs

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

Five weeks ago, the Warriors appeared to have little chance of making the TSSAA state playoffs.
After six games, WCHS stood at 1-5. However, they came out of the bye week and finished the season with four straight wins. They improved to 5-5, but that .500 mark wasn’t enough to get the Warriors into the playoffs for the third straight year.
In Class 5A, thirty-two teams advance into the playoffs. The TSSAA has a complicated list of criteria. The top two teams in each district qualify for the playoffs. Coffee County and Cookeville took those spots and went into the 6A playoffs. Those are the automatic qualifiers. The … Read More


Two WCHS alums coach teams to title games

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

White County High School has a rich athletic tradition that not only manifests itself on the local area, but also carries over to other high schools across the state.
This year’s TSSAA volleyball state title games had some subtle maroon and gray tints to it.
Two WCHS graduates were coaches of teams that made it all the way to the state finals, one winning the championship.
Friendship Christian School won their first-ever volleyball state title when they captured the Class A championship under the direction of first-year coach, Randy Alley.
The Lady Commanders (47-11) defeated Summertown (25-16, 25-19, 25-18) in Friday’s title game. They defeated Sale Creek in … Read More


Creative kids in the kitchen

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

Wushu Chicken Tacos - 2011 Winner

Po' Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak - 2009 Winner

Peanut Butter Rolls Sushi Style - 2007 Winner

Tropical Fantasy - 2003 winner

Everyone loves a classic PB&J sandwich. Now, with a little culinary creativity, your family can liven up lunch and win money for college.
Over the past 10 years, Jif(r) Peanut Butter has inspired thousands of kid chefs to reinvent the peanut butter sandwich for the chance of earning a fund for college. This year, in the 10th Annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest(tm), families can foster creativity in the kitchen for a chance to win a $25,000 college … Read More


Warriorettes are state bound

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

Stride for stride. Morgan Voyles (left) and Alex Stover ran stride for stride during a great deal of the race. Stover finished sixth and Voyles seventh to help lead the Warriorette team to the state.

Top ten finish. Nikole Pryor outran this Ooltewah runner down the stretch for eighth place in the Region 3AAA race.

Headed to the state. The Warriorette cross country team earned a spot in the TSSAA state meet with their third place finish in the Region 3AAA meet. Members of the team are (l to r): Ali Justus, Mollie Abell, Lacey Clark, Nikole Pryor, Alex Stover, Hannah McCoy and Morgan Voyles. Stover, Voyles and

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Elementary hoops recap

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

The White County elementary school basketball teams were back in action on Thursday with a full slate of games. The following are the results that were reported.
Cassville swept a pair of games at BonDeCroft.
The Lady Bees picked up the 29-14 win in the night’s first game.
Madison Meadows led all scorers tossing in 16 points. Haylee Wilhite and Kanden Reeves added four each for Cassville.
Zoey Lane paced the Lady Lions with seven. Amber Porter added three. Tinley Gray and Ashley Sherrell tossed in two each.
The Cassville boys rolled to the 53-19 win in the nightcap.
Ian Sneed led the Bees with 12 followed closely … Read More


Voter ID education Town Hall meeting on Nov. 1

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

A new law that will require voters to show a valid photo ID at the polls won’t go into effect until next year, but in preparation for this new requirement, White County Election Commission will hold a town hall meeting to inform the public of the change in the law.
The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 1, 2011, at White County Courthouse, third floor courtroom. The purpose of the meeting is to present information about the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2012. The town hall meeting will include a presentation, followed by a question and answer period.
The major points of the law … Read More


12 percent unemployment listed for September

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

White County is still facing double-digit unemployment figures with the release of the September numbers.
According to Tennessee Department of Labor, White County’s jobless rate was 12 percent for September 2011, which is higher that August’s figure of 11.6 percent and July’s number of 11.5 percent.
In January 2011, White County listed 14.1 percent unemployment. The next eight months fluctuated between 11 percent and 12 percent.
White County also recorded the highest jobless rate out of the five bordering counties. Warren and Van Buren counties listed 11.4 percent; Cumberland, 10.5 percent; DeKalb, 9.6 percent; and Putnam, 9 percent.
Statewide, for September 2011, the unemployment rate decreased in 32 … Read More


Season finale highlights

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

Highlights of the Warrior football team’s season finale win over Cumberland County.


Milton Samuel Cash

Posted on October 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Milton Samuel “Sam” Cash, 62, of Sparta, passed from this life Oct. 28, 2011.
Mr. Cash was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Attleboro, Mass., to Milton F. Cash and Lena E. Germaine Cash.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lena E. Cash, and a brother, Gary T. Cash.
Survivors include Nancy Jones, of Sparta; father, Milton F. Cash, of North Attleboro, Mass.; sons, Craig S. Cash and wife Melissa, of Chapel Hill, Dana C. Cash, of Lavernge, Conlon T. Cash, of Sparta; daughter, Kaydra A. Cash, of Sparta; siblings, David F. Cash and family, of North Attleboro, Mass., Richard F. Cash, of Hillsborough, N.J., Pamela M. … Read More


Lottie B. Roberts

Posted on October 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lottie B. Roberts, 82, of Spencer, passed away Oct. 28, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Roberts was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Spencer, to Morgan and Paulene Delong Grissom.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 31, 2011, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Crain Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 31, at the funeral.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wanda Lee Rose

Posted on October 30, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wanda Lee Rose, 75, of Dayton, Ohio, entered eternal life at 10 a.m., Oct. 27, 2011.
Ms. Rose was born Sept. 5, 1936.
She was a native of White County and a retired employee of Inland Division. She volunteered for years at a local nursing home, helping with services and being a friend to many. She loved her family a “bushel and a peck.” It was easy to see the love of God through her smile, a faithful Christian that lived a life of making this world a better place.
Ms. Rose was preceded in death by her father Gilbert R. Frasier and her sister Doris A. “Ann” … Read More


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