Monthly Archives: August 2013

E-911 board hears from company that director blamed for turning down wattage at tower

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Communications Evolutions came before the E-911 board during a special-called meeting on Aug. 22 to address concerns the board had voiced during its regular meeting on Aug. 12 and said they were “shocked” about statements they read in The Expositor that had been made during that meeting.
Richard Myers, of Communications Evolutions, stated to the board he became aware of the concerns after reading the Aug. 15 edition of The Expositor. Myers said he wanted to assure the board that Communications Evolutions would address those issues.
“To say that we were shocked concerning Mr. [Director Greg] England’s comments concerning our actions would be an understatement,” Myers said. “We … Read More


Warrior opening night highlights

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Highlights from the Warrior football team’s 46-0 win over York Institute on opening night of the 2013 season. 


Warriors dominate Dragons in season opener

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Putting the pressure on. The Warrior defense spent a lot of time in the Dragon backfield Friday night in the season opener. Above, Seth Davis and Jo Jo Matlock take down a York ball carrier in the 46-0 win. Seven different players scored touchdowns for WCHS.

First touchdown of the season. Jake Young plunges in for the first touchdown of the Warrior season with the help of his linemen. The Warriors rolled to the 46-0 win over York and will host Livingston Academy Friday.

The 2013 edition of the Warriors did something no other White County High School football team has been able to do in the past … Read More


Dr. Andrew P. Nelson

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Dr. Andrew P. Nelson, age 85,of South Fulton, Tenn., passed away Aug. 21, 2013 at his residence.
Dr. Nelson was a member of Smith Street Church of Christ and the Fulton Country Club. He was a graduate of the
University of Tennessee Medical College, in Memphis, and he practiced medicine in Fulton, Ky., and was a former chief of staff at Parkway Regional Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Adcock Nelson;
one brother, Martin Young Nelson; and his parents Evelyn Young Nelson and Charles Tate Nelson.
Survivors include one son Andrew P. Nelson Jr. and wife Cindy, of North Augusta, S.C; one daughter Eve … Read More


James Edward Brock

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Edward “Jim” Brock, 87, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 20, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Brock was born May 17, 1926, in Spencer, to William Releford Brock and Maggie Lee Mills Brock.
He retired after 40 years of skilled labor with Firestone. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of Heavenly Host Lutheran Church.
Mr. Brock was preceded in death by his parents; brother, J.R.
Brock; son-in-law, Donald Slater; and brother-in-law, Virgil Wilson.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lois Lenore Megenhardt Brock; two sons, Donald (Susan) Brock, Allen Brock; three daughters Diana Slater, Catherine Everly, Carol … Read More


Warriorette volleyball drops District 6AAA opener

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Working to bump the ball over. Four Warriorettes move to the ball in an effort to return it over the net in the district loss to Rhea County. In the picture above are Bella Taylor, Shelby Johnson, Haily Lamb and Brooke McCulley.

After opening the season with a 3-2 win over former district rival, Coffee County, the roles were reversed when the Warriorette volleyball team hosted Rhea County Thursday in their District 6AAA opener.
The Warriorettes were defeated by the visiting Lady Eagles in the first meeting between the two teams.
The first game of the match was a see saw affair, but the Warriorettes were able to … Read More


Patricia Ann Ritter

Posted on August 26, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Patricia Ann Ritter, 71, of Sparta, formerly of Bronx, N.Y., passed away Aug. 21, 2013, at her residence, surrounded by family.
Mrs. Ritter was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Anthony Olivet and Josephine Heim Olivet.
She was a retired supervisor for the New York Department of Social Services, after 25 years of service.
Mrs. Ritter was preceded in death by her parents; several brothers and sisters; and longtime companion, Sophus Tetens.
Surviving family members include her children, Donna Irwin and husband Ronnie, Richard Ritter Jr. and wife Sandy, Toni Dempsey and husband Wayne; Krystal and Richie Ritter, Shane and Brady Dempsey; great-granddaughter, Miya … Read More


Fair Book 2013

Posted on August 25, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Fair Book 2013


Warriors slay Dragons 46-0

Posted on August 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior quarterback Jake Young plunges into the end zone behind his offensive line as he scores the first touchdown of the season for WCHS. The Warriors went on to the 46-0 win over York Institute.

The Warrior football team opened the 2013 season in resounding fashion as they rolled to the 46-0 win over York Institute at Tennessee Tech’s Overall Field on Friday night.
The Warriors got seven touchdowns from seven different players in the opening night win as they limited York to just eight yards of total offense for the game.
Look for complete details in Monday’s edition.


Bike Sparta set for Saturday, Sept. 21

Posted on August 23, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The fourth Aaron Shafer Memorial Birthday Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Come and join in the fun to make this a great day — in memory of Aaron.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Central Church of Christ parking lot at 45 N. Main St. in Sparta. The ride begins at 9 a.m. The bike routes vary from 7.4 miles to 100 miles. The 7.4 mile route is for families and those looking for a leisurely ride. Bring everyone and have a fun time. Adults can choose from the 20, 40, and 100-mile courses. The rides are all $20 for adults and $10 for ages … Read More


Seniors expected to lead 2013 WCHS soccer team

Posted on August 22, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Senior Warriorettes. Coach Amber Lannom did not graduate any players off of last yer’s team and has eight seniors to lead the way this season for the WCHS soccer team. Those seniors are (bottom l to r) Sharon Young, Jerrica Swift and Annalee Cunningham. Back row: Kenzi Smith, Loretta Beaty, Kaitlyn Heath, Kaydra Cash and Sarah Webb.

Even though their season is getting started later than most teams, the White County High School girls’ soccer team is anxious to get things going.
The Warriorettes open their season August 27th at Cannon County. They actually won’t play a home match until September 12th and will be playing their home … Read More


White County High School named as one of Tennessee’s “Reward Schools”

Posted on August 22, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as the 2012-13 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement.
White County High School has been named in this distinguished category.
The Reward Schools span 52 districts across the state and include 70 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.
“Tennessee continues to set the standard in education reform as we maintain our focus on high levels of achievement and continuous growth,” Haslam said at an event held at Percy Priest Elementary, recognized for its overall academic achievement. “Our Reward Schools … Read More


WCHS volleyball team opens season with win

Posted on August 22, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The best way to gain confidence for the start of any season is win the opening game of the year. The White County High School volleyball team did just that.
The 2013 edition of the Warriorettes went on the road to Manchester Monday and defeated former district foe, Coffee County, 3-2, to take the season opening match.
The Warriorettes started the day off with a 25-22 victory in game one, but Coffee County reversed things in game two and took the win by the exact same score. The Lady Raiders took the 2-1 lead in the match with a 25-20 win in game three. The Warriorettes came back … Read More


“Veterans Memorial Bridge” dedicated in Van Buren

Posted on August 22, 2013 12:12 am by By Becky BrogdenVan Buren Co. correspondentbecky@myspartanews.com

Johnny Banks, Vietnam veteran of Van Buren County, unveils the new sign renaming the Highway 30 Bridge, in Spencer, as Veterans Memorial Bridge. Standing, L-R: VFW Post Commander Doug Dietz, and Danny Fleisher, district commander of VFW Post 5064

The idea began developing about a year ago when Van Buren County veteran Johnny Banks decided to contact State Senator Janice Bowling and ask for her assistance in dedicating the Highway 30 Bridge to Spencer’s military heroes.
Banks began circulating a petition to obtain signatures of community members in favor of renaming the bridge. Senator Janice Bowling and Banks, with the help of Billy Chandler, of Tennessee Department of … Read More


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