Monthly Archives: December 2012

Miss Charley Addison Caldwell

Posted on December 5, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Miss Charley Addison Caldwell, 5 months old, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.
Charley Addison was born June 9, 2012, in Nashville, the daughter of Charles Caldwell and Cassie Hillis.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Paula Lynn Walker Smith; great-grandfather, Leo Caldwell; great-grandparents, Kayo and Deanna Adkisson; and uncle, Ronnie Dewayne Smith.
Survivors include her mother, Cassie Hillis; father, Charles Caldwell; sisters, Cayleigh and Cami; grandmother, Lorain Caldwell and Duane Yates; grandfather, Charles and Darlene Caldwell; grandparents, Harvey and Mary May; great-grandparents, Nathaniel and Betty Crain; great-grandparents,
great-grandmother, Lucille Caldwell; aunts, Amy and Jeremy Howard, Tina … Read More

Christmas concert for Mastersingers on Dec. 9

Posted on December 4, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Mastersingers Christmas Concert, Dec. 9, at TTU

 MasterSingers will present its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m., Dec. 9, 2012,. It will feature Bach’s To Us a Child is Given and other favorite Christmas songs. The concert will be performed at the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the campus of Tennessee Tech University. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those under 18. Tickets will be available at the door, or use the ticket form on the website:

A Deliciously Different Holiday Meal

Posted on December 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Trifle Cups

Hazelnut Chocolate Cheese Board Spread

Cocoa Crusted Roast Beef with Chocolate Red Wine Au Jus

Who says you have to wait until the end of the meal for a taste of chocolate? Make this holiday season unforgettable for family and friends by adding a sweet touch to each course of the holiday meal, from appetizer to entrÈe and even your wine.
You might think of chocolate as only a dessert option, but according to chocolate expert and historian Beth Kimmerle, using cocoa as an ingredient accentuates the complex flavors of your savory foods, amplifying them on your palate. Here are some of her … Read More

WCSD is drop-off for the St. Jude gifts

Posted on December 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Sheriff Department hopes to put smiles on the faces of the children who will be spending their Christmas away from their homes, as they are fighting for their lives as patients in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The department is opening their doors as a drop-off location for any donations that residents would like to make to give these children a wonderful Christmas.
The WCSD is accepting gifts for the children from Dec. 3-Dec. 14 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at their office, located at 111 Depot Street.
Lt. Chadra Daniels and staff from the WCSD will then personally transport the donations to St. Jude.… Read More

THP releases holiday crash stats

Posted on December 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released its statistics for the 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday period, and 2012 has set the record for the lowest number of deaths on record.
While there were no deaths in White County and only one non-fatal crash, state-wide there was a total of six fatal crashes that resulted in six deaths. That equates to one death every 17 hours.
Five of these crashes were single vehicle crashes and half of those killed were not wearing seat belts.
Half of the crashes involved alcohol.
No pedestrians or motorcyclists were killed.
Between the 102-hour period of 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 21 through 11:59 p.m. Sun., Nov. … Read More

Police sued for alleged “violation of civil rights”

Posted on December 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth and officers Brent Copeland and Chris Bennett have been named as defendants in a lawsuit by former Sparta resident Chad James Bradshaw, 31, who alleges a violation of his civil rights in an altercation he had with Copeland and Bennett on Nov. 8, 2011.
According to the suit, filed by Bradshaw’s attorney Richard Brooks, of Carthage, Bradshaw is disabled from injuries he suffered in a 2004 snowmobile accident, which has left him with degenerative disc disease and three herniated discs. In 2005, he underwent a cervical fusion operation to fuse two vertebrae as a result of these injuries.
Bradshaw alleges he was at … Read More

Audit report is explained to commissioners

Posted on December 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

General fund

General-purpose school fund

County fund balances - June 30, 2012

Cash with trustee - June 30, 2012

Finance Director Chad Marcum presented a synopsis of the state audit to county commissioners during a recent meeting that indicated several positive aspects for the county’s economic outlook.
The approximately 150-page audit, which was for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, was released a few weeks ago with detailed information about the status of the county’s finances. Marcum had compiled some of the basic information into a PowerPoint presentation to show commissioners fund balances and debt service.
According to Marcum, the general fund takes up almost half of … Read More

WCHS swim team has two meets in the book

Posted on December 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

WCHS swim team. The swimmers in the picture are as follows (left to right): Clay Wilson, Ethan James, Dalton Pope, Jonathan Bohannon, Karli Fisher, Jacob Winton, Clint Cannon, Brittney Nagle, Hunter McCoy and Kent Sapp. Not pictured are Brittany Burke, Becky Maine and Coach Ken Craig.

The fifth season for the White County High School swim team is underway.
The 12-member team, coached all five years by Ken Craig, has competed in two meets thus far.
Swimming is not governed by the TSSAA. WCHS is a member of the Middle Tennessee High School Swimming Association (MTHSSA) and the Tennessee Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA).
Each swimmer competes in … Read More

2nd quarter burst keeps Warriorettes perfect

Posted on December 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bounce pass. Amber Hudgens makes a bounce pass inside to a teammate during the second half of the Warriorettes’ win over Stone Memorial on Friday. The WCHS girls’ are now 5-0 on the season and will host Bradley Central Friday.

For the second straight game, the Warriorette basketball team got off to a slow start, but found a way to shake it off and come away with the win.
Trailing 17-8 after one quarter, WCHS put together a 24-2 run over the first six minutes of the second quarter turning their deficit into a double figure lead before the half and proceeding to take the 57-45 win. That … Read More

Late rally pushes WCHS to win over Panthers

Posted on December 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Stepping up big. Warrior freshman, Cade Crosland, played a big role in the Warriors’ win over Stone Memorial. Crosland came off the bench to score 17 points as he knocked down five three pointers. He also added five rebounds and four assists.

Facing a 13-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter, the Warrior basketball team rallied and outscored Stone Memorial 23-9 in the final eight minutes for the narrow 72-71 win over the host Panthers Friday in Crossville.
With the Warriors trailing by two, senior guard, A.J. Wilkerson, drove to the basket, scored and was fouled. His free throw with 2.8 seconds left proved to be the difference.… Read More

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