Monthly Archives: September 2013

Two WCHS golfers headed to the state!

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

State bound. Cameron Bruce and Shelby Johnson, pictured above with WCHS golf coach, Eric Mitchell, earned berths in the Class AAA state golf tournament with their play in the Region 3AAA tournament at Riverwatch on Thursday.

The White County High School golf team kept its state tournament streak alive last week.
Shelby Johnson and Cameron Bruce both earned berths in the Class AAA State Tournament making it four consecutive years that WCHS will have a representative in the big show. The winning team from the Region 3AAA tournament played Thursday at Riverwatch Golf Course along with the low four finishers not on that team advanced on to the … Read More


Warrior football homecoming highlights

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Video highlights of the 37-0 homecoming win by the Warrior football team over Chattanooga Christian on homecoming. 


Warriors roll to shutout victory on homecoming

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Homecoming royalty 2013. Lacee Hithcock was crowned the 2013 WCHS homecoming queen during halftime of Friday’s football game. She was escorted by her stepfather, Mike O’Neal. See Page 6B for pictures of the rest of the homecoming court.

Headed to the end zone. Hunter Cantrell makes his way to the end zone for the first WCHS touchdown of the game from 18 yards out after hauling in a catch from quarterback, Jake Young. The Warriors rolled to the 37-0 win over Chattanooga Christian on homecoming night.

The White County High School football team put the exclamation point on Homecoming 2013 with a resounding 37-0 victory over visiting Chattanooga … Read More


James Ronald Tungate

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Ronald Tungate, 47, passed away at his parents’ home, in Sparta, on Sept. 22, 2013, after losing his battle with cancer.
Mr. Tungate was born Aug. 16, 1966.
He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Barbara Tungate; wife, Sylvia Tungate; grandmother, Marie LaFever; brothers, Scott and Kris; sisters, Cindy, Pam and Sara; brothers-in-law, Todd and Anthony; sisters-in-law, Melonie and Shae; four nephews; three nieces; stepchildren, Richard, Daniel and Hannah and their spouses, Casey and John; and several extended family members.
A small service was held 11 a.m., Sept. 24, 2013, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.


Helping a friend and co-worker

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County school bus drivers volunteered their time, on Sept. 27, to help one of their fellow bus drivers, Shawn Morgan, who is battling cancer. Drivers pitched in to cook hamburgers and prepare take-out meals to help raise funds to assist Morgan with her medical expenses. See Thursday’s edition of The Expositor for more photos and information.


Soccer team adds another win to slate

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Battling in front of the net. Warriorette soccer player, Autumn Ferree, tries to get to the ball before the DeKalb County goalkeeper can grab it. The Warriorettes improved to 5-6 on the season with a 4-1 win over the Lady Tigers. WCHS travels to Cookeville Thursday.

The Warriorette soccer team improved to 5-6 on the season with their second 4-1 win during the week.
Hosting DeKalb County Thursday on homecoming eve for White County High School, the girls’ soccer team added a win to the week’s list with a 4-1 victory over the DeKalb County Lady Tigers. That was the exact same score as Tuesday’s win over another … Read More


Van Buren gets new school resource officer

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Van Buren School resource officer Rick Perez

When Rick Perez moved to Spencer two years ago, he anticipated a quiet retirement away from the hurricanes and fast-paced Florida lifestyle. Retirement just wasn’t in the cards for Perez, however, as he has recently become the new school resource officer for Van Buren County schools.
Before taking his new position on Sept. 2, Perez wasn’t content to be completely retired. He volunteered more than a year as a court officer and doing administrative work for the Sheriff Department. Even after 30 years of service in law enforcement, he just wasn’t ready to completely walk away from serving his community.
Perez … Read More


Taste of Home Cooking School prizes announced

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

What now? That simple question of “What now?” appears to be what young Jonathan Cranford is asking his buddy Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist with Taste of Home Cooking School. Roberts not only teaches the audience how to prepare simple and delicious dishes, but she also adds a bit of humor to her presentation. Jonathan has become one of her regular sidekicks during the Sparta event. Jonathan is the son of David and Jennifer Cranford, of Sparta, and grandson of Alan and Joyce Tatum, also of Sparta.

The grand prize for the upcoming Taste of Home cooking school event has just been announced.
Shaffield’s Furniture has announced it will … Read More


Richard A. Zinser

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Richard A. Zinser, 84, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2013, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Zinser served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1968 (with tours of duty in the Mediterranean and Antarctica) and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a current member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He possessed a great love of God and his country.
He was a brother of the Sparta, Tenn., Masonic Lodge, No. 99 and past brother of the Union Masonic Lodge, No. 259, New Brighton, Penn., as well as the Mt. Vernon Lodge, No. 4, in North Kingstown, R.I. He was a Past Worthy Patron … Read More


Cookeville spoils senior night for volleyball team

Posted on September 30, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Volleyball seniors. The five seniors on the WCHS volleyball team were honored prior to their final home match of the season against Cookeville on Thursday. Those five seniors are (l to r): Kelsey Roberts, Brooke McCulley, Haily Lamb, Rachel Kinser and Sydney Holeman.

The Warriorette volleyball team had a tough match Thursday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium for senior night.
Five WCHS seniors played their final home volleyball match of the season against their archrivals, the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers (19-9, 8-2). Cookeville completely dominated the Warriorettes in the first meeting of the season in Cookeville, but that would not be the case this time around. The Lady Cavaliers did … Read More


Warriors shut out Chattanooga Christian on homecoming

Posted on September 28, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warrior football team enters Warrior Stadium for the homecoming. The WCHS marching band drumline escorted the team onto the field.

The White County High School Warrior football team celebrated homecoming in high fashion with a 37-0 win over Chattanooga Christian on Friday at Dee Harris Field.
The win improved the Warriors to 5-1 on the season.
WCHS scored all 37 points in the first half prompting a running clock for the entire second half.  The Warriors scored on the ground, through the air and defensively.
Blake Lynn was the leadere on offense with six carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
See Monday’s edition for complete details.… Read More


Parrish arrested in Louisiana for allegedly kidnapping female juvenile

Posted on September 27, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Staff Writer
pamela@myspartanews.com
White County resident Charles Parrish was arrested in Marksville, La., on Sept. 26, 2013, after allegedly kidnapping a White County female who is under 18 years of age, on Sept. 23.
According to Detective Steve Page who has led the investigation on the case, last July, a woman came to White County Sheriff Department and made a statement to officers that she had found love notes in her teenage daughter’s school back pack between her daughter and a school bus driver, 42-year-old Parrish.
The mother reportedly told officers her daughter had babysat at Parrish’s residence, and her daughter admitted that they had sexual intercourse on … Read More


State Tournament berths on line at Riverwatch

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

Berths in the TSSAA Class AAA golf tournament will be on the line Thursday at Riverwatch Golf Course when the Region 3AAA tournament gets underway.
The top teams and individuals from Districts 5 & 6 will tee off Thursday morning and each will be in hopes of turning in their best rounds of the season to earn a spot in the state tournament.
White County High School will have seven golfers competing in the event. The Warriorettes earned one of the team spots in the region with their runner-up finish last Thursday in the District 6AAA Tournament, which was also played at Riverwatch.
The Warriorettes, led by third … Read More


E-911 director released from position

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

E-911 Chairman Denny Wayne Robinson reads a statement to the board and those in attendance announcing his opinion that Director Greg England should be released from his position after receiving the results of an investigation by an outside attorney. The details of that investigation were not made public at this meeting.

In a special-called meeting held on Sept. 23, the E-911 Board met to discuss the future of Director Greg England, who had been placed on administrative leave last month, after the board received the findings of a thorough and independent investigation by a Cookeville attorney.
Chairman Denny Wayne Robinson addressed the room filled with volunteer firefighters and … Read More


Brothers will be inducted into WCHS Hall of Fame Friday

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

Brothers into the Hall of Fame. Kenneth Broyles (left) and Ralph Broyles will become the first set of brothers to be inducted into the WCHS sports Hall of Fame. That will take place prior to Friday's homecoming game. A reception in their honor will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the WCHS cafeteria. All family, friends and former teammates are invited to attend.

Homecoming week at White County High School will culminate Friday with the football game against Chattanooga Christian, the crowning of the homecoming queen and the induction of the two newest members of the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.
A pair of football playing brothers will … Read More


Warriors host Chargers for Homecoming 2013

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

The Queen and her court! The White County High School homecoming court is ready for their part of football homecoming 2013. Lacee Hitchcock (middle), the 2013 queen chosen by the WCHS student body, does her best Heisman pose as she is surrounded by the rest of the homecoming court. Hitchcock will be crowned at halftime. The rest of the court is (l to r): Macy Cash (freshman), Brooke Bruner (sophomore), Sarah Ward (junior), Brooke McCulley (senior), Hitchcock, Ashton Mitchell (senior), Jacee Holder (junior), Sarah Wilson (sophomore) and Hannah Clayton (freshman). Kick off for the game is set for 6:30 p.m.

Homecoming 2013 invades Warrior Stadium Friday night when … Read More


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