Monthly Archives: May 2017

Chamber seminars

Posted on May 2, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


WCHS Students received a visit from Life Force 

Posted on May 2, 2017 11:11 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Students from the White County High School received a special visit from the Sparta Fire Department and Erlanger’s Life Force medical helicopter. 

WCHS students were able to tour the helicopter, see the medical equipment and talk with the Life Force crew. 


WCHS Boys’ Soccer Senior Night

Posted on May 1, 2017 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Warrior Boys’ soccer faced Sequatchie County, on April 28. The Warriors were unable to secure the win as the game ended with the final score of 2-1. The Warriors did celebrate Senior Night with recognizing each senior and their achievements. L-R: Senior Warriors Sebastian Dunham, Conner Anderson, Patrick Barnfield, Justin Rittenberry, Andrew Thompson and Baltazar “Paco” Sebastian


Recovery efforts still underway for drowning victim

Posted on May 1, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Recovery efforts are still underway on Dale Hollow Lake for the body of a 46 year old Red Boiling Springs woman. Christina Esparza and her 17-year-old son left the Cedar Hill boat ramp paddling inflatable kayaks yesterday (April 30) before noon. With winds gusting at approximately 15-25 mph, waters were choppy and dock workers said the woman struggled to keep up with her son on the rough waters.

The son was maneuvering his kayak to return to his mother when he noticed her kayak had flipped and she was nowhere to be seen. Both kayakers were at least 100 yards from shore in water depths that varied between … Read More


Help counsel others about Medicare

Posted on May 1, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There is something to be said for those who tackle the subject of Medicare. Those who take on this difficult topic find great satisfaction in helping others feel empowered about their health care choices.

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is a federally grant-funded program that helps the Medicare population and their caregivers locally by offering free, unbiased information and counseling. SHIP is seeking professional volunteers to help provide local one-on-one benefits counseling in their own communities. Volunteers are trained on Medicare-focused benefits through a two-day course and are also cross-trained on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse through the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Program.

Upcoming training will take … Read More


Senior Community Service Employment Program

Posted on May 1, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region. This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies. They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train. They conduct workshops to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job. They can also refer you to … Read More


WCHS soccer falls to DeKalb and Sequatchie to end the week

Posted on May 1, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriors Soccer team faced off in a pair of makeup games with DeKalb County and Sequatchie County High School, on April 27 and 28. The Warriors lost 5-0 to DeKalb County, on April 27. The Warriors fell to Sequatchie County 2-1.

On April 27, the Warriors got down with 15:26 remaining in the first half, when DeKalb scored to take a 1-0 lead. Heading into halftime, the Warriors trailed 1-0.

In the second half, DeKalb picked up the offense scoring four goals in the half. They scored with 38:46, 31:07, 27:53, and 17:33 remaining in the half. DeKalb won by a final score … Read More


Warriorettes get swept by Rhea, win against Stone

Posted on May 1, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

On April 25, the White County High School Warriorettes’ softball team took on Rhea County in a District 6AAA doubleheader. Rhea County got the sweep over the Warriorettes, winning 9-6 and 4-3. On April 27, The Warriorettes finished off the season sweep when they defeated Stone Memorial High School 3-0.

In the first game, on April 25, the Warriorettes and Rhea County passed the lead back and forth, but, eventually, Rhea County prevailed 9-6.

Despite the loss, the Warriorettes collected six hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Rhea County had eight hits on the way to victory.

The Warriorettes took the lead in the bottom of the first … Read More


Warriors split pair of district games against Stone and Rhea

Posted on May 1, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School Warriors’ baseball team split a pair of district games last week. On April 24, the Warriors jumped out to an early lead vs. Stone Memorial high school, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings, and they ended up winning by a final score of 11-1. In the second game of the week, Rhea County jumped out to an early lead on the Warriors, and the Warriors couldn’t answer, losing 11-1 to Rhea County.

In the April 24 game, the Warriors jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when David Smith singled to right field, scoring Chris Mills from third base, who reached … Read More


Ashley Dicus earns National Cremation Certification

Posted on May 1, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ashley Dicus, of Hunter Funeral Home, recently earned his Certified Crematory Operator designation from the National Funeral Directors Association. The NFDA Cremation Certification Program is a voluntary certification program that helps funeral directors better serve the needs of families that desire cremation.

Nationally, in 2012, 43.2 percent of people who died in the United States were cremated, up from 34.2 percent in 2007. As the cremation rate continues to increase, ensuring that funeral home and crematory staff is properly trained to meet the needs of families that choose cremation is of utmost importance.

NFDA’s Cremation Certification Program provides participants with instruction in best practices for safe, proper and … Read More


The cult of Christ or Church of Christ?

Posted on May 1, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble, West Sparta church of Christ

From time to time, the church of Christ (Matt. 16:18) has been charged as being “cult like.” What does that mean? Is it not the case that a religious group either is a cult or is not a cult based on its description? There is no such thing as “cult like.” According to Walter Martin (researcher of cults) “a cult, then is any religious movement which claims the backing of Christ or the Bible, but distorts the central message by (1) an additional revelation, and (2) by displacing a fundamental tenet of faith with a secondary matter.”

With this in … Read More


Natural vision versus spiritual vision

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Macil Duncan, Gum Springs Baptist Church

A few years ago when Michigan State was playing UCLA in football, the score was tied with only seconds to play. Duffy Daugherty, the Michigan State’s head coach, made a decision to go for the win. He sent in placekicker Dave Kaiser who booted a field goal that won the game.

When the Kaiser returned to the bench, the coach said, “Nice going, but you didn’t watch the ball after you kicked it.”

“That’s right, Coach,” Kaiser replied. “I was watching the referee instead to see how he’d signal it. I forgot to wear my contact lenses today, and I couldn’t … Read More


The socialist Democrats and the seppoku option

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

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

Just who is in charge of the Socialist Democrat Party, no one knows. The remnants of the Democrat Party’s respected old guard have been pushed aside by a new order made up of self-serving radicals, communists and socialists, augmented by propagandized young college “snowflakes” with no real life experiences. I generally refer to this new group as the Socialist Democrat Party, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is not a political party, but a “mob.”

Several weeks ago the mob, still clinging to the name “Democrat Party,” selected two radical minority individuals … Read More


Job performance review of the first 100 days

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

A number of companies have hired people, in all kinds of positions, and used a 60-to-90-day probation period. They use specific job performance criteria to determine whether the person will be offered a permanent position, a higher salary and benefits. For the past few decades, a good number of various sized companies have used temporary employment agencies to “hire” employees, saving the companies money in the long run. Unfortunately, a large number of these temporary employees have been told that if they work hard and do a good job, as an additional incentive for these temps to do a good job, they … Read More


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