Monthly Archives: March 2017

WCHS Archery team wins another tournament

Posted on March 27, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Archery Team participated in its third tournament of the season at Dibrell School, on March 19, and brought home first place to maintain a perfect 2017 record. The team had three shooters placing in the top individual rankings: Braxton Hutson, 3rd place male; Hailee Young, 2nd place female; and Alexus Smith, 1st place female. The team scored a total of 3,313 points, which edged Warren County High who came in second. The WCHS Team will compete for its third state championship in four years, on March 31, in Murfreesboro.


Rock-star week leads Roberts to first OVC Pitcher of the Week accolades

Posted on March 27, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Three brilliant appearances out of the bullpen propelled Tennessee Tech hurler Ethan Roberts to his first career Adidas Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week honors, sharing the weekly award with Jacksonville State’s Colton Pate.

A native of nearby Sparta, Roberts saved three of four victories for the Tech baseball team last week in helping the Golden Eagles to a 15-6 overall and 6-0 OVC start to the season. For the week he appeared in three games, tossing four and one third innings and did not allow a hit while striking out six and walking only one.

He opened the week by striking out the lone batter he … CONTINUED


WCMS Warriors baseball gets swept by Tullahoma Middle School

Posted on March 27, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

On March 20, the White County Middle School baseball team traveled to Tullahoma to take on Tullahoma Middle School. Grant Slatton threw a no-hitter for the Warriors but was charged with a tough luck 1-0 loss. The Warriors fell behind early but were never able to overcome the deficit falling 9-7 to Tullahoma.

The Warriors fell behind early and couldn’t ever get their offense going. Tullahoma took the lead in the bottom of the first inning when their leadoff hitter was able to get on via a walk. He would move around the bases and score on a wild pitch to give Tullahoma the early 1-0 lead.

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Savage throws a shutout as WCHS Warriorettes defeat Van Buren County High School team

Posted on March 27, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Maggie Savage was on her game March 21, as she didn’t allow a run in the White County High School Warriorettes’ softball win over Van Buren County High School. Savage allowed just two hits in the game as the Warriorettes were able to come away with the 17-0 win on Tuesday night.

The Warriorettes were able to score five runs in the first inning, four runs in the second inning, and eight runs in the third inning. The third inning was started with a Megan Anderson double, a single by Savage, a single by Gracie Villard, a single by Jessie Green, and a groundout by Jensen Lane.

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Warriors get swept by Rhea in a 6AAA district affair

Posted on March 27, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Despite the chance of rain on March 20, a good crowd was on hand at Culley Field as the White County High School baseball team took on Rhea County High School in a 6AAA matchup. The Warriors led 9-1 after three innings of play but saw their lead slowly dwindle away after Rhea County came from behind to win 10-9 in 5 innings. The game was called in the sixth because of the lightning and possibility of heavy downpours. On March 21, the Warriors were never able to get much going offensively and saw the Eagles get the two-game sweep with an 8-1 win.

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Birthday girl

Posted on March 27, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Lena Kathleen Mahan celebrated her 6th birthday, on Feb. 17, 2017. She is the daughter of Jeff and Mollie Mahan, of Cookeville. She has one sibling, Eva Mahan. Mollie is the granddaughter of R.L. and Opal Mahan, of Sparta, Kathy Mott, of Cookeville, and the late Donald Mott.


Do you know being an unforgiving person can make you blind and deaf in your walk with God?

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Macil Duncan – Gum Springs Baptist Church

If you can describe Easter from Jesus’ actions, messages and ministry it could be the word “FORGIVE!” One of His last statements on the cross to our Heavenly Father was, “Father FORGIVE them …” WOW, forgive betrayers, haters, liars, sinners like Peter, Judas and the church? Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process to change feelings and attitude regarding an offense. In time letting go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. The author of “Learning to Forgive” by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, gives us evidence that forgiveness can be … CONTINUED


Obama, a far-left insurgency, and the Cloward-Piven plan

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Jerry Jones – Patriot and Constitutionalist, Central Intelligence Agency, Ret., Sparta’s native son

This article dovetails with my previous article on Barrack Obama and his alleged leadership role in a possible far-left insurgency to undermine President Donald Trump and remove him from office by any means possible. Thus far, Obama has been moving quietly behind the scenes letting the corrupt National News Media and congressional Democrats attack President Trump, his family members, advisors, cabinet members, cabinet nominees and block the president’s efforts to keep his campaign promises. They are aided and abetted by ‘deep state’ subversives inside key federal government departments, along with bought-and-paid-for liberal judges. Thus … CONTINUED


Running America like a private company will not work

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

I understand people wanted a change in Washington. They wanted someone who was different and not a life-time politician. That was the overwhelming consensus from many Democrats, Republicans and Independents. A great many of us wanted someone who wasn’t so entrenched with the two biggest political parties who, in our opinion, did not always have America’s best interests at heart. The Republicans rolled out several non-politicians. The Democrats pretty much forced Bernie Sanders to switch his party affiliation from Independent to Democrat in order to run in the primaries. Personally, I feel that was a huge mistake, but that is the past. … CONTINUED


News from the White County Humane Society

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

After a slow January, business picked up in February. We funded a total of 46 surgeries during the month, bringing our total for the year to 53. Our goal for 2017 is 600 surgeries, so we have a way to go before we meet that number. Please pass the word to friends, neighbors or relatives that our services are available for anyone needing assistance with the cost of having their pet spayed or neutered. We advertise our program on flyers posted at many businesses and government organizations, in the local paper (pets section of the want ads) and on our Facebook page.

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Capitol Hill Week

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Senator Paul Bailey

By Senator Paul Bailey

The State Senate tackled a wide variety of issues this week as committees prepare to close for the 2017 legislative session. The Transportation and Safety Committee, which I chair, has issued our final calendar. We will hear several key bills including legislation addressing distracted driving, autonomous vehicles and traffic enforcement cameras, to name a few. Many important issues still remain on the General Assembly’s agenda before adjourning next month, including the state’s budget, which will move front and center in the remaining weeks.

Welfare Fraud — Legislation designed to combat welfare fraud in Tennessee was approved by the Senate State and … CONTINUED


Donation to YMCA

Posted on March 27, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Vicky Brady with First Tennessee Foundation proudly presents Sparta-White County YMCA with a $3,000 donation. (Photo by BOBBY MCCULLEY)


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