Monthly Archives: August 2012

Freestyle Kayaking event at Rock Island, Aug. 24-26

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The World Cup event at Rock Island will give Eric Jackson, owner of Jackson Kayak, another opportunity to show off his expertise. Jackson, as well as other competitors from around the world, will participate in the event Aug. 24-26.

For the second time in six years, Rock Island will be the location for the World Cup event for Freestyle Kayaking.
“It may well be the last time for another 15-plus years before we see it again,” said Eric Jackson, owner of Jackson Kayak, in White County.
According to Jackson, the event changes countries/continents around the world every two years.
“We are very lucky to host this event a … CONTINUED


Soccer drops season opener to Macon Co.

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sandwiched. Kaitlyn Heath, who scored the lone goal of the game for WCHS, is sandwiched between two Macon County players as they all battle to get to the ball. WCHS was defeated 2-1 and hosts Cumberland County Thursday.

The White County High School soccer team opened the 2012 season at home Tuesday by hosting Macon County suffered a narrow 2-1 setback.
The lone score of the first half came in the 28th minute of the contest when Macon County’s Terra Pryor scored following a hand ball outside the box. Her long kick floated across the field and found the opposite corner of the net. WCHS goalkeeper, Jerrica Swift, … CONTINUED


Wilkerson wins Golf Capital Classic at Lake Tansi

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tourney winner. Warrior senior golfer, A.J. Wilkerson, shown above with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell, was the low medalist shooting a 73 during the Golf Capital Classic played Monday at Lake Tansi.

White County High School senior, A.J. Wilkerson, has had quite an exciting past seven days.
Last Wednesday, Wilkerson committed to play golf at Tennessee Tech and just for good measure on Monday, he was the individual winner of the Golf Capital Classic played at Lake Tansi.
Wilkerson fired a 1-over 73 to take low medalist honors in the nine-team event. It was his first ever outright title in a high school tournament. He has tied for … CONTINUED


WCMS football improves to 2-0

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Middle School football team improved to 2-0 on the young season when they traveled to Franklin County on Tuesday and defeated South 24-0.
The defense came up with stop after stop in the game with some big tackles and also forced a few turnovers to record the shutout.
The offense added three scores to push the team to their second win of the season and the first in Central Tennessee Conference action.
The Jr. Warriors set the tone with a defensive stop on the first Trojan series of the game, but the Warrior offense went three and out. The Trojans fumbled the punt return and … CONTINUED


Elizabeth Jean “Betty Cole Williams

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Elizabeth Jean “Betty Cole Williams, 79, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 21, 2012, at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Mrs. Williams was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., to William Alex and Laura Lou Hitchcock Cole.
Survivors include her husband, Buddy Williams, of Sparta; three daughters, Laura Pemberton and husband Tom, of Rockwood, Lynda Jolley, of Sparta, Leigh Ann Foster and husband Cecil, of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Jill Williams and husband Trent, Matthew Pemberton, Robyn Weakly and husband Christopher, Julie Locke, Jason Locke, Erin Foster, Will Foster; and four great-grandchildren, Emma Williams, Addie Williams, Molly Ross Williams and Colten Locke.
Mrs. Williams requested cremation. A memorial service … CONTINUED


WCHS volleyball opens slate with pair of losses

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Net action. Alex Lewis works at the net trying to block a spike of a Jackson County player in Tuesday’s home opener.

Going into the 2012 season, Warriorette volleyball coach, Kirsty Young, knew her team would be going through a lot of growing pains and the opening two games of the season have shown just that.
The WCHS squad opened the season on the road at Livingston Academy Monday and were defeated 3-0 They followed that up with a 3-0 loss in their home opener to Jackson County on Tuesday.
Young’s squad, which has only one senior on the entire roster, takes the term inexperience to a whole … CONTINUED


Warrior football looks to bounce back at Seymour Friday

Posted on August 23, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Looking to regroup. The Warriors, shown above huddling around Coach Matthan Houser, will look to bounce back from Friday’s opening night loss to Smith County against the Seymour Eagles this Friday night. Kick off for the game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. central time.

The White County High School football team will be looking to put last Friday’s opening night loss behind them and get into the win column against the Seymour Eagles in their second game of the season.
Despite the 34-0 loss, the Warrior football team and coaching staff is still very upbeat and have not let that change any of their goals or expectations. They … CONTINUED


Cyclist dies after crash with truck

Posted on August 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A man riding his bicycle on August 12 was killed in a crash when a Ford F-150 pickup truck allegedly crossed the centerline and struck the cyclist head on.
Alan P. David, 54, of Crossville, who was reportedly an avid cyclist, was riding his bike headed eastbound on Burgess Falls Road at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.
A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol states that Jeffery Maxwell, 55, of Baxter, who was driving a 1996 Ford F-150 truck, crossed the centerline, hitting David head-on.
The crash was investigated by Trooper David Hickey and the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Critical Incident Response Team. Trooper Hickey said that a … CONTINUED


Mary Elizabeth Johnson

Posted on August 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 85, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 16, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Sparta, to W. Hershell Lee and Laura Hampton Lee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, Herbert Johnson; and brother, J.W. Lee.
Survivors include her daughter, Gwendolyn Westphal and husband Steven, of Sparta; grandchildren, Chad Westphal and fiancé Leia, of Algood, Crystal Cheney and husband Jacob, of Cape Coral, Fla.; great-grandson, Evan Cheney, of Cape Coral, Florida; and sister-in-law, Martha Lee, of Sparta.
Funeral service will was 3 p.m., Aug. 19, 2012, at Hamptons Crossroads Baptist Church, with burial … CONTINUED


Drive Top Food Truck Recipes Into Your Kitchen

Posted on August 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kale Salad with Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cheddar-Parmesan Poutine with Gravy

Raspberry Cream Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

No other trend has parked itself at the forefront of the culinary world quite like food trucks, but these aren’t the stale doughnut and questionable hotdog stands of yore. From coast to coast, a new generation of chefs has been putting unique cuisines on four wheels. But if you’re not in an urban setting, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on these delectable dishes.
To celebrate the phenomenon, CanolaInfo partnered with four food truck chefs/owners representing different U.S. regions to create the Street Eats Recipe Collection, allowing home cooks everywhere … CONTINUED


Aldermen take oath of office

Posted on August 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The recently elected aldermen for City of Sparta were administered the oath of office during the Aug. 16, 2012, meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen. L-R: Dr. Chad Griffin, Judy Parker Payne, Robert Verble, and Lynn Omohundro, attorney for City of Sparta who administered the oath. Parker and Verble were re-elected to their positions, while Griffin is a newcomer to the political arena.


Warrant writer could lose position

Posted on August 20, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Judicial commissioner will answer to charge in court
A White County judicial commissioner who was recently charged by the sheriff department with carrying a weapon while having alcohol on his breath will soon find out his fate in court, as well as the future status of his job.
According to Commissioner Terry Alley, the judicial commissioner, Alan Marsh, is expected top appear in court within the next week. Alley also said although Marsh did have the smell of alcohol on his breath, he did not register above the legal limit.
“There’s a good chance that he will take a diversion, which the judge says if he does, he’s … CONTINUED


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