Monthly Archives: September 2012

WCHS football video highlights

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Video footage of the Warrior football team’s win over Coffee County.


Warrior football breaks into the win column!

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Headed upfield. Kade Howard looks for room to run after picking off a Coffee County pass during Friday’s win over the Red Raiders. Howard also had a big catch to set up the winning touchdown in the third quarter.

Gang tackle. The Warrior defense was keying in on Deangelo Rozier and kept the middle clogged up all night. WCHS only allowed the Red Raiders 33 yards rushing in the game. The Warriors got their first win of the season defeating Coffee County 12-7.

When the final horn sounded Friday night at the Coffee County football stadium, the Warrior football team finally had cause to celebrate.
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Two WCHS golfers headed to the state!

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Region runner up. Shelby Johnson finished second in the region in just her second year of high school golf. That finish advances Johnson to the state tournament next week. She is pictured with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell.

Region champ. A.J. Wilkerson, pictured with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell, captured the Region 3AAA championship shooting an even par 72 at Harrison Bay on Thursday. That win gives Wilkerson his second trip to the state tournament.

For the third time in as many years, White County High School will be represented at the TSSAA state golf championships.
Two WCHS golfers earned the right to advance from the Region 3AAA … Read More


Huge turnout for third annual Backyard Invite

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On your marks! The girls’ field takes off for the varsity race of the third annual Backyard Invite hosted by the WCHS cross country team. More than 400 runners descended on the Voyles’ Farm on a foggy Saturday morning for the 3.1 mile race.

Cantrell Road is usually a pretty quiet road. That wasn’t the case Saturday morning as more than 400 runners descended on the Voyles’ Farm for the third annual Backyard Invite Cross Country race.
When the first racers arrived for Saturday’s event, the fog had not cleared from the area making it hard to see across the course, but as the sun burned the fog … Read More


Girl Scout Troop 1468 dedicates its efforts to saving animals

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hunter Koehler (Cadette), Toni Strode (Junior), Shelby Holt (Cadette), Hailey Kincer (Cadette), Zoey Layne (Junior), and Celina Coonrod (Junior) with supplies they donated to White County Animal Shelter. Other members not pictured: Raven Leftwich, Sydney Leftwich and Cassie Meadows.

Hailey Kincer decorates a barrel to be used for donations to help White County Animal Shelter. Hailey and other White County Girl Scouts have been working on numerous projects to raise awareness about the shelter, as well as gathering much needed items for the dogs that are housed at the facility.

When asked what led them to decide on helping the White County Animal Shelter, according to Troop Leader … Read More


Country music artist spends day at airport in White County

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Aaron Tippin visits Flip-N Burgers at Cookeville Mall, on Sept. 13, to support its owner and his good friend John Fracker. The guys posed for a picture for The Expositor as Tippin waited in line to get his first Flip-N Burger.

Many people have heard Aaron Tippin’s numerous country music hits on the radio, but most do not realize that he is a licensed pilot and aircraft mechanic. He houses his six planes right here at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, in White County and can often be found in the hangar, taking care of his planes.
As he prepared for his performance Friday, Sept. 14 at the … Read More


Sparkman and Cantrell voted top two school board positions

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

BonDeCroft Principal Dr. Larry Thompson and School Board Member Janet Webb pose with the BonDeCroft Rock Stars, Tia Cantrell and Jade Erickson. The school board’s spotlight on students this year focuses on students who excel in the arts, community service and physical education. The students chosen, including Alea Tindal, who could not attend the meeting, were hand picked after their contribution to the Coal Miner’s Celebration earlier this year.

The September meeting of White County School Board was very optimistic, as the board elected chair, vice-chair and committee positions and unveiled the fruits of the summer’s labor on numerous construction projects across the district.
The first order of … Read More


State trooper from White County assists in alleged pill trafficking scheme arrests

Posted on September 17, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who lives in White County was one of two state officers responsible for the arrest of three individuals allegedly involved in a pill trafficking scheme.
According to Tennessee Department of Safety, Trooper Michael Jolley, of Sparta, assisted Trooper Michael Robertson in the traffic stop that led to the arrest of one female and two males.
Holly Garland, 24, and Shannon Collins, 30, both of Greeneville, were arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Jail. They were both charged with possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, financial responsibility and violation of the seat belt and registration laws. Collins was also charged with … Read More


Tennessee Downtowns accepting applications

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is now accepting applications for Tennessee Downtowns, a competitive community improvement program for communities seeking to revitalize traditional commercial districts. The program is open to communities with downtown commercial districts established at least 50 years ago and whose citizens are ready to organize efforts for downtown revitalization. Applications are available online at www.tennesseemainstreet.org and must be completed by Thursday, Nov. 1.
“A healthy downtown historic district is a sign of a vibrant local economy,” ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Making our downtowns even better places to live and work can pay dividends in terms of attracting new jobs and investment.”… Read More


Floyd Bennie Dodson

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Floyd Bennie Dodson, 61, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 13, 2012, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mr. Dodson was born Jan. 15. 1951, in Sparta, to Arlis and Dollie Cagle Dodson.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sept. 17, 2012 at Spencer Funeral Home.The family will receive friends 3-9 p.m., Sept. 15; 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sept. 16; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 17, at the funeral home.
Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Alene Bryant Adams

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Alene Bryant Adams, 69, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mrs. Adams was born Nov. 6, 1942, in the Mobry Community of White County, to Samuel E. and Bessie Cleo Howard Bryant.
She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind. I
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Adams; brother, Robert Bryant; and sisters, Margaret Bryant and Winnie Ellen Bryant.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the staff of NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Survivors include her siblings and their spouses, Mary and Joe Tucker, of Crossville, Barbara and Don Lambert, of Sparta, Terry and … Read More


John Eskew

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

John Eskew, 75, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Paula Ruth Stone Tompkins

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Paula Ruth Stone Tompkins, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 12, 2012, at Centennial Medical Center, in Nashville,
Mrs. Tompkins was born Sept. 23, 1944, in White County, to Dennis T. and Daisy Steele Stone.
She was a hairdresser.
Mrs. Tompkins was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank Tompkins; brothers, Bobby Stone and Charles Stone and sister Dean Fleaher.
Survivors include two sisters, Dixie Phifer, Sandra Lewis, both of Sparta; brother, Jimmy Stone and wife Bonita, of Maryville; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Stone, of Cookeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be graveside at 2 p.m., Sept. 16, 2012, at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Robert Wright will … Read More


Mary Etta Dodson

Posted on September 15, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mary Etta Dodson, 77, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 13, 2012, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral service will be noon, Sept. 18, 2012, at Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-9 p.m. Sept. 17, and 7 a.m.-noon, Sept. 18, at the funeral home.
Whitson Funeral Home, in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements.


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