Monthly Archives: May 2017

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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


Say thanks to nurses

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

Dear SpartaLive,

Did you ever stop to think about how fortunate we are to have the Tennessee Technological University Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, in Cookeville in the Upper Cumberland area.

Since 1980 it has provided nurses for the 14 county area in hospitals, public health, hospice care, schools, clinics, and industry. The school draws students from this region and many nurses tend to stay in this area. Each year we celebrate International Nurses week from May 6-12. The date was established to honor Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern day nursing, who was born in 1820.

Nightingale was a gifted women who is known mostly for being the … CONTINUED


Unemployment rate falls in White County and entire state

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

White County was one of the 91 out of 95 Tennessee counties that saw a decrease in the unemployment percentages from last month.

On April 27, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the unemployment rates for all Tennessee counties. In White County, the unemployment rate for March 2017 was announced at 5 percent. This is an improvement from February 2017, when the unemployment rate was 5.2 percent.

Although the unemployment rate in White County continues to gradually decline, the rate is still 0.2 percent higher than March 2016. It is estimated that White County has a labor force of 11,780 people, with 11,200 now … CONTINUED


Woodland Park receives reading program grant

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced on April 25, 2017 that more than 11,000 students in 107 communities across the state would benefit from the 2017 Read to be Ready Summer Grant program, with White County’s Woodland Park Elementary School designated as one of the recipients.

These funds will be used for educational camps that target rising first, second, and third graders who are not on grade level in reading during the critical summer months. In total, the department is awarding more than $8.5 million to 212 grant recipients throughout Tennessee.

This spring, the Tennessee Department of Education received applications from nearly three-quarters of school districts across Tennessee for … CONTINUED


Fire marshal urges residents to take precautions while burning brush

Posted on May 1, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

The historic 2016 fall fire season in Tennessee brought attention to how wildfires burn woodland areas, especially when the state is under severe drought conditions.

While the severity of the drought has been reduced this spring, Tennessee’s State Fire Marshal’s Office and Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry remind residents it is still important to remain cautious with any outdoor burning activities.

“As residents head outside to begin sprucing up their property, we remind them to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions,” stated Julie Mix McPeak, Tennessee’s commerce and insurance commissioner. “Fire spreads quickly, igniting brush, trees, homes and belongings. By planning ahead and ensuring that burnings … CONTINUED


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