Monthly Archives: January 2013

Warriors have won 10 of first 15 games

Posted on January 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Sophomore standout. The Warriors have gotten a lot of valuable playing time from some of their young players thus far this season. Sophomore Kordell Henderson is leading the team in scoring at 13.3 points per outing.

Like the Warriorettes, everything the Warrior basketball team has done to this point is to get ready for what lies ahead in the 2013 portion of their schedule.
The Warriors are 10-5 after the holidays and are coming into 2013 following a runner-up finish in their own Christmas tournament, the Sonic Shootout.
WCHS was defeated 49-37 in the championship game by a very talented Oakland team. During the two-week holiday period, the … Read More

Warriorettes head into 2013 at 11-4

Posted on January 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leading scorer. Loren Foster has led the Warriorettes in scoring in their first 15 games. The junior guard is averaging 15.3 points per game with the bulk of her scoring coming outside the three-point arc. The WCHS girls start the 2013 portion of their schedule off Friday night at home against Clarkrange then travel to Bradley Central Saturday night.

With the 2012 portion of their schedules behind them, the Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams are ready to jump into the crucial part of their regular season slates.
The teams have their holiday tournaments behind them and are now ready to dive into the District 6AAA portion of their … Read More

Helping their community

Posted on January 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Members of the BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department spent the morning of Sat., Dec. 22, exemplifying the real reason for the season by delivering 15 baskets of food, supplies and toys to those who are in need on Bon Air Mountain this Christmas. The department says it is important to do what you can to help your neighbors, and they hope that next year, others will follow suit in their own communities. Pictured are Dwayne Steele, Jordan LaCourt, David Pruitt and Wendy Steele handing a heaping basket of Christmas goodies to an excited Bon Air resident. See more photos on 4A.

Troopers checking for safety violations

Posted on January 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

During the Booze It and Lose It holiday DUI enforcement effort, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, with coordinated efforts with law enforcement throughout the Cumberland Plateau, is gearing up for yet another saturation, focused not just on DUI violations, but on every type of traffic safety violation.
Cumberland Crackdown is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 through New Year’s Day, and THP Captain R.C. Christian says that the enforcement will cover the entire span of Highway 111, a major thoroughfare from Interstate 40 to Chattanooga and the southern states, as well as Highway 127.
Capt. Christian says this is a multijurisdictional effort, with numerous counties and agencies … Read More

Sales tax collections increase $83,000

Posted on January 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Consumer spending for White County seems to be on an upward climb with the latest numbers showing state and local sales tax collections higher than the previous month and also elevated from the two previous years.
Tennessee Department of Revenue recently released revenue collections for November 2012. White County’s numbers jumped from $1,040,295 for state sales tax collections in October 2012 to $1,111,421 in November 2012. Local sales tax collections also echoed the same trend, with $307,791 reported for November 2012, which was a marked increase from $295,529 for October 2012.
In comparison, the numbers for White County one year ago (November 2011) showed state sales tax collections … Read More

Prepare for winter weather dangers now

Posted on January 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The winners of the 2012 lighting contest, sponsored by Sparta Electric and Public Works along with the GFWC Sparta Women’s Club, have been announced with Ruth Baker named best overall.
Though they say it was a very difficult decision to make because all displays were beautiful, Sparta Electric and Public Works and the GFWC Sparta Women’s Club list their winners as:
•First place: Ruth Baker
•Second place: Mindy Graham
•First place: Don Simmons
•First place: Mildred Pryor
•Second place: Opal Williams
•Third place: Robert Zimmerman
•First place: Helen Walker
•Second place: Ronald Thompson
•Third place: Robert Zimmerman

Sparta’s last living POW honored as “our greatest hero”

Posted on January 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Wallace Jenkins was honored by the Tennessee Department of Veterans affairs and the American Legion as White County’s last living prisoner of war. Jenkins, who joined the Army at age 20, was captured in France in 1944 and was imprisoned in a German prison camp where he was forced to shovel coal all day while subsisting on only one bowl of soup per day. “I didn’t live day by day, I lived minute by minute,” he stated. Jenkins says he didn’t expect to survive, but he knows now, “I’m here for a reason.” Pictured are: back row left to right-Chip Pennington, Mike Gallager, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs … Read More

Reviewing stories that impacted White County this year

Posted on January 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

2012 has been an eventful year for White County-with headlines ranging from this summer’s extreme drought, numerous fires, drug arrests and fatalities. There were 20 stories that touched White County more than the others, based on the number of hits they received on The Expositor’s website, These are the stories that interested White Countians most.
20. 100-plus morphine pills reportedly sold illegally-April 23
White County Sheriff Department Deputy Kyle Herren performed a traffic stop on 46-year old Sparta resident Ted Howard Sr., and after a search of the vehicle and a pat down, reportedly located two nearly empty morphine bottles and $1439 in cash, which lead … Read More

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