Monthly Archives: November 2015

Searching for Pearl Harbor veterans

Posted on November 26, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for a World War II veteran who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and who resides in White County.  The Expositor has published three stories with Pearl Harbor veterans in the past, with one posthumously.  We are now searching for any others who may have been at the U.S. naval base on that fateful day. Please call Kim Swindell Wood at (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.


Update on football coaching search

Posted on November 25, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

For the 10th time in 25 years, White County High School is about to undertake a search for a new head football coach.

The job became vacant when Coach Matthan Houser stepped down at the end of this past season. While football season has been over for the Warriors for almost a month, football season is still underway in the state of Tennessee, as well as other surrounding states.

WCHS principal, Grant Swallows, talked about what lies ahead in the coaching search, “I’ve had several questions about where we are in our football coaching search We have taken this time to evaluate where the program is and … Read More


New school records set at latest swim meet

Posted on November 25, 2015 11:11 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School swim team had a pair of meets last week.

The team competed at a meet in Gallatin on November 19th with a couple of school records falling and then more records fell at a meet in Lebanon at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center on Saturday.

In the meet at Gallatin, Japheth Griggs finished first in both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races. Griggs’ time of :23.42 in the 50-yard race not only broke the school record of :23.96, which he sat, but also qualified him for the state meet. His time of :53.23 in the 100-yard freestyle race qualified him for the region … Read More


Counting each day as a blessing

Posted on November 25, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin

Sparta local, Logan Titus Crawford, remains positive during his ongoing battle with testicular cancer after multiple surgeries and a period of remission.

Crawford, who graduated White County High School in 2011, was previously in remission from testicular cancer in the spring and summer of this year after a surgery to remove one testicle was performed.

“I don’t know how my cancer came back. My cancer was in remission for months; all summer long and all spring. Suddenly, in October, my cancer came back,” stated Crawford. “I have been taking 5 days treatments.”

Crawford travels to Murfreesboro on Mondays and Fridays and McMinnville on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for … Read More


Torah Portion teaching

Posted on November 25, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Please come to hear the Torah Portion teaching for the Sabbath at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Yeshua’s Sabbath Church, 4199 Robert-Matthews Highway, in Sparta, O’Connor Road exit, one block from Highway 111. If you have any questions, please call (931) 314-7214 or “like” “Yeshua’s Sabbath Church” on Facebook.


Tinsel Town Market

Posted on November 25, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Searching for Pearl Harbor veterans

Posted on November 25, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for a World War II veteran who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and who resides in White County.  The Expositor has published three stories with Pearl Harbor veterans in the past, with one posthumously.  We are now searching for any others who may have been at the U.S. naval base on that fateful day. Please call Kim Swindell Wood at (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.


Thanksgiving safety

Posted on November 25, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


EMV card technology arrives ahead of ‘Black Friday’ holiday shopping

Posted on November 25, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Consumer Affairs Division reminds Tennesseans to be aware of changes in credit card technology as this holiday season will be the first year retail stores will be required to become compliant with EMV credit card technology.

EMV (which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is a new global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. In the wake of numerous large-scale data breaches and increasing counterfeit card fraud, U.S. card issuers have migrated to EMV technology which is harder to counterfeit than the magnetic stripes on traditional credit cards. Thus far, approximately 120 million … Read More


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints preparing for new location

Posted on November 25, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will soon be moving into a new meetinghouse in Sparta, on Turntable Road, next to Payless Family Pharmacy. The structure, which is now under construction, is 12,133 square feet, all within one story. The chapel will seat 274, and the cultural hall can seat an additional 257. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2016. The congregation is now meeting at 124 E. Bockman Way, in Sparta. In the photo at the left, church members anxiously watched as the steeple was installed on Nov. 19, 2015.


Van Buren splits at Clay County

Posted on November 25, 2015 12:12 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Van Buren County High School teams split their games at Clay County on Tuesday night.

The Eaglettes edged Clay County 65-63 behind 46 combined points from Carly Cole (24) and Lakelyn Bouldin (22).

The Eagles were defeated by Clay County 99-69 despite 27 points from Caden Mills.

See Monday’s print edition for the complete story.


Both WCHS teams come back for wins

Posted on November 24, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Both White County High School basketball teams overcame double digit second-half deficits to win at York Institute.

The Warriors trailed by 16 at the half, but came back to win 60-55 over the Dragons.  Jacob Fresh led the Warriors with 17.

It took overtime but the Warriorettes overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 67-69.  Hannah Leftwich posted a double-double posting 18 points and 13 rebounds.


Warriors fall behind at half

Posted on November 24, 2015 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The hot shooting York Dragons have taken advantage of their shooting and size advantage to lead the Warriors 36-20 at the half.


Warriorettes come from behind for win

Posted on November 24, 2015 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorettes overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and defeated York Institute 67-60 in overtime.  Hannah Leftwich paced the Warriorettes with 18 points.


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