Monthly Archives: November 2015

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 … CONTINUED


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.


Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted on November 24, 2015 6:06 pm by Tammy Wilhite

After leading early, the Warriorettes fell victim to the hot shooting Lady Dragons and trail 33-23 at the half.


Auberger bring home 10 medals

Posted on November 24, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Sparta’s Dani Auberger traveled to Spain a few weeks ago to compete in the World Kickboxing Union World Championships.

The event was held October 28th through November 2nd in Albir, Spain with approximately 1800 competitors from more than 40 countries.

Auberger carried over her success from last year’s trip to the World Championships by bringing home 10 more medals this time.

Five of the medals Auberger brought back to Sparta were gold. Those were in fighting, traditional forms, traditional weapons, Korean forms and hardstyle forms.  An additional three of her medals were silver. Those were in team fighting, creative weapons and Kumite fighting.The other two medals Auberger were … CONTINUED


Elementary basketball tournament photo gallery

Posted on November 24, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The elementary school basketball season wrapped up Saturday with the annual tournament played at White County Middle School.

Doyle and Woodland Park swept the titles in the two divisions.

The day began with the small girls’ division championship match-up between Doyle and Cassville with the Lady Indians taking the 32-8 victory.

The Doyle boys’ followed with a 40-24 win over Central View in the boy’s small division title game.

Woodland Park’s girls’ captured the large division title with the 29-9 win over Findlay.

Woodland Park’s boys’ rolled to the large division boy’s title with a 49-19 victory over Spencer.

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Richmond and Howard named All Region

Posted on November 24, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Farley gets academic honors

Region 4-5A released their All Region football team at the start of the week.

The coaches of the region got together at the end of the regular season to vote on the superlatives from the region for this season.

With a region that was made up of seven deeply athletic teams, being named for postseason honors is quite an accomplishment.

WCHS had just two players named to the All Region team and another one named to the All Academic team.

Kolter Howard and Chris Richmond garnered All Region honors and Austin Farley received academic honors.

Kolter Howard was a senior linebacker for the Warriors … CONTINUED


Crosland named Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on November 24, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

This week’s winner of the Gary Maxwell Insurance WCHS Scholar Athlete of the Week is Cade Crosland.

WCHS boys’ basketball coach, Eric Mitchell, nominated the senior Warrior basketball player.

The coach commented, “Cade is a four-year starter for us and one of the hardest workers I’ve seen.  He strives just as hard for good grades as he does on the basketball court.  He is a well-rounded young man.  He videoed for the football team this year, is active in FCA and his church’s youth group.”

See Thursday’s print edition for the complete story.


Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church

Posted on November 24, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin


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