Monthly Archives: October 2013

New face at State Farm in Sparta

Posted on October 29, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leah Cox

Leah Cox is settling into her new role as the new State Farm agent; filling in for Tommy Pedigo, who recently retired.
It’s been a little more than two weeks since Cox took the helm; but, she’s no stranger to the business.
“I’ve got a lot of years with State Farm,” she said.
She adds that she is excited to be a part of the Sparta community and have the opportunity to meet with existing and future clients.
“I’m hoping to provide insurance and financial services to all of White County and to the surrounding counties,” she said.
She is licensed in securities and can do … Read More


Slatten facing new charges in the Blackwater Iraqi incident

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

A Sparta man has once again been charged for his reported involvement in a 2007 shooting incident in Baghdad that allegedly left 14 dead and 20 injured.
According to a national news source, four of the former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors, including Nicholas Slatten, of Sparta, are once again facing several charges filed by the U.S. Justice Department.
In late 2008, Slatten and four other security guards, who had been hired to guard U.S. diplomats in Iraq, faced a 35-count indictment that included charges of voluntary manslaughter, attempt to commit manslaughter and firearms violations.
At the time, Assistant Attorney General for National Security Patrick Rowan alleged that “at … Read More


Dense fog reportedly the cause of Van Buren crash

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

Thick fog in Van Buren County was reportedly the cause of a crash that occurred Oct. 18, 2013. According to Van Buren Sheriff Eddie Carter, Roy Stamps Sr. was traveling south on Highway 111 in his 2004 Lincoln Navigator when he struck the pictured vehicle, which was also traveling south. Stamps was issued a citation for failure to exercise due care. Trooper Ronnie Simmons with Tennessee Highway Patrol worked the accident scene. According to the sheriff, the driver of the pictured vehicle felt the use of her seat belt is why she was able to walk away from the crash with only a few bruises. Sheriff Carter said … Read More


Football highlights vs. Stone Memorial

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

Highlights from the Warrior football game against Stone Memorial. 


Possible TVA projects may be in the works

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

Chamber of Commerce business development consultant Lisa Norris

The Oct. 14 meeting of the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce had a short agenda that highlighted a few possible new projects in the works with TVA and the introduction of the county’s new business development consultant.
According to Jody Sliger, marketing director for the Chamber, she is currently working on two grants for the purchase of 10 acres of property and finishing the road at the Upper Cumberland Regional Industrial Park.
She says TVA is offering a grant that would give a 70 percent match with the local government covering 30 percent.
Sliger also reports that she took representatives … Read More


Warriors improve to 7-2 with win over Panthers

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

No room to run. River Boruff and Jo Jo Matlock team up to make a tackle in the backfield during the Warriors’ 22-7 win over Stone Memorial on Friday. That sets up a District 6AAA regular season finale between WCHS and Cookeville this Friday on Dee Harris Field.

The White County High School football team got back in the win column following only their second loss of the season when they defeated visiting Stone Memorial 22-7 on a cold Friday night at Warrior Stadium.
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Behind a 3-touchdown, 234-yard performance on the ground by senior running back, Blake Lynn, the Warriors improved to 7-2 … Read More


Commissioners vote down resolution to reinstate their original rate of pay

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

A very straightforward statement delivered by one county commissioner during a recent board meeting left no uncertainties about his feelings toward a resolution that would undo previous action by the legislative body.
Commissioner Bruce Null addressed White County Board of Commissioners during the Oct. 21, 2013, meeting about a resolution passed by the legislative body, on Aug. 19, 2013, that reduced the county commissioners’ pay from $250 to $200 per month. This action was taken because of budgetary concerns for the 2013/2014 fiscal year.
However, during the Oct. 21 meeting, Null said he was “appalled” that a new resolution had been presented to commissioners that would now revert … Read More


Warriors improve to 7-2 with win over Panthers

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

No room to run. River Boruff and Jo Jo Matlock team up to make a tackle in the backfield during the Warriors’ 22-7 win over Stone Memorial on Friday. That sets up a District 6AAA regular season finale between WCHS and Cookeville this Friday on Dee Harris Field.

The White County High School football team got back in the win column following only their second loss of the season when they defeated visiting Stone Memorial 22-7 on a cold Friday night at Warrior Stadium.
Behind a 3-touchdown, 234-yard performance on the ground by senior running back, Blake Lynn, the Warriors improved to 7-2 on the season and 3-1 … Read More


Cross country season comes to end in regional meet

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

12th place. Megan Holland just missed out on a trip to the state with her 12th place finish in the Region 3AAA cross country meet on Thursday.

The 2013 cross country season came to an end in the region tournament for both the White County and Van Buren County high school teams.
Both teams traveled to Dayton for their respective region races, which were run at Fort Bluff camp. The Region 3AAA races were the first followed by the Region 4A-AA tournaments later in the day on Thursday.
WCHS saw their streak of seven consecutive years with a runner qualifying for the state come to an end this … Read More


Golf earns Crouch a spot in the TTU Hall of Fame

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

Taking center stage. Kylie Crouch watches as a slideshow of her career accomplishments at Tennessee are played on the video screen during Friday’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Crouch was a standout performer on the TTU golf team from 1997-2001, which earner her a spot in the school’s sports Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy of Ben Corda, TTU athletics)

White County athletes often go on to make names for themselves after their playing days at WCHS.
Many even have such prolific careers at the next level that they earn spots in their respective university’s Hall of Fame.
Kylie Crouch joins that list.
Crouch, a 1997 graduate of White … Read More


Warriors improve to 7-2

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

Blake Lynn heads around the end during Friday's win over Stone Memorial. Lynn scored three touchdowns and rushed for 234 yards putting him on the 1,000 yard mark for the season.

The Warrior football team picked up thier seventh win in a season for the first time since 1987 when they defeated Stone Memorial 22-7 Friday night in a crucial District 6AAA encounter on a cold evening at Warrior Stadium. 
Blake Lynn went over the 1,000 yard mark for the season and the 2,000 yard career mark in the contest.  The senior scored all three Warrior touchdowns and carried the ball 23 times for 234 yards. 
WCHS scored … Read More


Barbecue, sides, and drinks available for $25 for two. Proceeds help White County programs

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

Folks chow down on tasty barbecue at the annual Jack Mitchell Rotary Barbecue.

Tasty pork barbecue sandwiches and sides will be up for grabs at the 49th annual Jack Mitchell Rotary Barbecue beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26.
“Our barbecue is one of our biggest fundraisers,” Donna Fare, with the Sparta Rotary Club, said.
Money raised through the barbecue event help provide funding to local boy scouts, and non-revenue sports.
“We also offer four scholarships every year to graduating seniors,” Fare said. “One of those is designated for vocational school … we offer a scholarship for a non-traditional student that goes to Motlow. So, if there’s folks … Read More


Prescription refills restricted by new law

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

A new law passed by the state will limit many prescription drug refills to a 30-day supply at one time in an effort to combat drug abuse and misuse.

A new Tennessee law became effective on Oct. 1 that limits the amount of opioid and benzodiazepine medications that can be dispensed at one time.
In an effort to reduce the misuse of these drugs and to reduce the quantities available for abuse or overdose, prescriptions for medications that are schedules III, IV or V that have been written for greater than a 30-day supply must be filled in 30-day increments for up to a six-month period.
Current law … Read More


6AAA basketball coaches discuss coming season

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

Media day appearances. WCHS basketball coaches, Bryan Haley and Eric Mitchell spoke to the media and other coaches of District 6AAA at the preseason media luncheon in Cookeville on Monday.

The basketball coaches of District 6AAA got together Monday at the First National Bank in Cookeville to talk about their teams for the coming 2013-14 season at the annual preseason media luncheon.
The coaches and media also voted and compiled a preseason poll for the predicted order of finish in the league.
The Warriorettes were voted the favorite by the media. The coaches’ poll had a three-way tie at the top with the Warriorettes sharing the spot with … Read More


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