Monthly Archives: May 2013

6AAA baseball tourney game moved to Monday

Posted on May 6, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Waiting to make tag. Warrior second baseman, Dustin Cole, waits on the Cumberland County base runner so he can apply the tag after the Warriors picked off the runner attempting to steal second during Wednesday’s 8-3 win over the Jets. The two will square off again Monday at 6 p.m. in Sparta in the District 6AAA tournament play-in game.

Rain wreaked havoc on the Warrior baseball schedule all last week.
Monday’s home game against the Cumberland County Jets turned into a Wednesday game. Then the Warriors were to have hosted the Jets again on Saturday for the play-in game of the District 6AAA tournament. A quick look outside … CONTINUED


Soccer gets Sr. Night win

Posted on May 6, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Senior night. The four Warrior soccer seniors, Adam Jones (#4), Rex Frame (#5), Daniel Stott (#11) and Jordan Dukes (#10), along with their parents, were honored at halftime of Thursday’s game. They were joined on the field by their coaches and teammates.

Kicking it at midfield. Three Warriors converge on a Bledsoe County player to take control of the ball during the 6-0 senior night win. The Warriors travel to Coffee County Tuesday for their opening game in the District 6AAA tournament.

The White County High School soccer team wrapped up their regular season Thursday with a 6-0 win over Bledsoe County on senior night.
The victory ends … CONTINUED


WCHS softball season ends in 6AAA tournament

Posted on May 6, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Throwing from a knee. After making a diving stop during the District 6AAA softball tournament, WCHS shortstop, Kaitlyn Heath, throws to first from a knee. The Warriorette season ended with two losses in the tournament. They ended the season with an 8-26 mark.

The White County High School softball season came to a close last week in the District 6AAA tournament.
The Warriorettes lost their first two games in the double elimination tournament played at Cookeville High School.
Tournament play began on Thursday with the Warriorettes taking on Cumberland County in the game between the fourth and fifth seeds.
The Lady Jets finished the game off in five … CONTINUED


Hitchcock headed to region tennis tournament

Posted on May 6, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Region bound. Warriorette junior tennis player, Lacee Hitchcock, earned a spot in the Region 3AAA tennis tournament with her runner-up finish in last week’s District 6AAA individual tournament. Playing as the number two WCHS singles seed, the only district singles match Hitchcock lost all season long was in the championship game of the tournament.

While tennis season came to an end for most of the members of the White County High School tennis team this past weekend in the District 6AAA tournament, one member, Lace Hitchcock, kept her season alive by earning a berth in the Region 3AAA tournament in the individual singles portion.
Hitchcock, a junior, became … CONTINUED


Prostitution case nets three arrests

Posted on May 6, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A routine traffic stop on Bockman Way by Detective Joey Williams of White County Sheriff Department has led to warrants against three individuals for allegedly participating in prostitution at a Sparta hotel.
According to a report by Det. Williams, he performed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Rodney James Gass, 34, of Chattanooga, on the afternoon of May 3, 2013. Det. Williams says Gass’s license was suspended and a search of the vehicle reportedly revealed drug paraphernalia.
Gass was issued a citation for the drug paraphernalia, and Det. Williams reportedly directed Gass to call someone to pick him up because of his suspended license. According to … CONTINUED


Ward recognized for excellence

Posted on May 4, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville recognized Joshua Ward, on April 15, 2013, at the college’s 2013 Honors Convocation with the United Press International Award for Sports Scholarship.  Ward is a resident of Sparta. He is pictured with Professor and Director Peter Gross of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. 


Redmon donates to Locks of Love

Posted on May 4, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ayslen Redmon made a Locks of Love donation of more that 10 inches of hair at Shear Creations Salon in Sparta recently by having Terri White, salon owner and Barber/Stylist do the honors. Ayslen grew her hair out specifically to donate it and plans to … CONTINUED


Secretary Hargett announces changes to the photo ID law

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

The General Assembly amended Tennessee’s voter photo identification law during its recently-concluded legislative session. Amendments sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mount Juliet) seek to clarify and strengthen the law that was successfully implemented during the 2012 election cycle.
Voters may no longer use photo IDs issued by other states as acceptable forms of identification when voting in person. This change mirrors similar laws in other states, including Indiana. Indiana’s photo ID law has been upheld by the United States Supreme Court.
The amendments also clarify the General Assembly’s original intent in passing the law by explicitly excluding photo IDs issued by counties and … CONTINUED


District tourney time for WCHS teams

Posted on May 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Preparing for tournament time. The Warriorette softball team, shown above in an infield huddle, will begin play in the 6AAA double elimination tournament Thursday at 5 p.m. in Cookeville against Cumberland County.

As the regular season wraps up, the White County High School spring sports teams head into the postseason with many getting that tournament action underway this week.
The WCHS soccer team still has one regular season game remaining. They are scheduled to host Bledsoe County Thursday at 6 p.m. in the home finale. The four seniors will be honored at halftime.
As far as tournament time goes, the tennis team will be the first to jump … CONTINUED


WCHS baseball ends District 6AAA skid

Posted on May 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Safe at home. Michael Sain slides safely home despite a collision at the plate and scores the first run for WCHS in the 4-2 win over Cumberland County on Tuesday. The win ensures the Warriors will get to host the play-in game Saturday at 6 p.m. The opponent will be the Jets again.

The Warrior baseball team ended a seven-game District 6AAA losing skid when they traveled to Cumberland County Tuesday and picked up the 4-2 victory over the Jets.
Even with one game remaining in the district, the win ensures that WCHS will get to host the 6AAA tournament play-in game. That will be played Saturday in … CONTINUED


Burritt College Museum opens with new summer schedule

Posted on May 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

It’s been 165 years since Burritt College opened its doors to the first class of students in Spencer. Though the school could not endure the Great Depression, the rise in free public education and World War I, there has been a strong urge to protect the heritage of the school and what it meant to Van Buren County.
The school was founded in 1848, and somehow survived the loss of male students who had been sent to war during the Civil War, and being demolished by Federal troops and their horses encamping in the buildings.
The college, which is considered a pioneer in bringing coeducation to the south, … CONTINUED


Cemetery in dire need of donations

Posted on May 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The graves at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery could eventually be overgrown if donations to the cemetery continue to dwindle.

Hundreds of graves sit in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery, near the White County/DeKalb County line.
Spanning nearly 150 years, the cemetery is the final resting place for civilians and veterans alike. And it’s in danger of being forgotten.
With donations and support dwindling, cemetery board member Joe Derek Oakley says taking care of those graves has become nearly impossible.
“The only way we live is through donations,” Oakley said.
With an aging population primarily supporting the cemetery, donations to the cemetery have begun to dry up.
“A lot of people don’t … CONTINUED


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