Monthly Archives: September 2018

Seeing leaves change colors for the first time with help of new device

Posted on September 21, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

By Hansel Moore

Fall is in the air, the mornings are a bit crisper, and the days are getting shorter.

Pumpkins and gourds are becoming the decor at many homes and businesses. October is quickly approaching, and it is that time when the plentiful trees transform the mountainsides into  cascading blankets of colors. It is the burst of red, orange, and gold that draws people to the mountains to enjoy the visual concert of colors.

Unfortunately, for approximately 8 percent of the male population, this simple life’s pleasure has not been available because to red/green color blindness (protanopia and protanomaly), which also affects 0.5 percent of the female … CONTINUED

Posted on September 21, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Reversing and preventing diabetes and heart disease

Posted on September 20, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Investigation results in charges against former Cookeville senior home care operator and practitioner

Posted on September 20, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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A joint investigation by special agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and multiple local and state agencies has resulted in a multiple-count indictment against a former operator of a Putnam County group home.

According to a press release issued by the TBI, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, on April 10, 2018, TBI agents joined investigators with the following agencies, in investigating complaints of financially-based crimes against residents of the Senior Lifestyles facility in Cookeville: the District Attorney General, Social Security Administration, the Putnam County Sheriff’s … CONTINUED

2018 deer archery hunting season opens September 22

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 2018 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 22. The archery season dates in all five of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 22-Oct. 26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

Tennessee is divided into five deer units for better management, A, B, C, D, and L. The antlerless deer bag limits are four in Units A-D management areas and three per day in Unit L areas. The antlered deer bag limit is a total of two for the entire deer season.

In addition to deer, archers may harvest one bearded turkey during the archery-only deer season in counties … CONTINUED

WCMS volleyball picks up a win to open their week

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Karley Gentry goes up for a spike in a game last week. Gentry helped the Warriorettes move to 15-0 on the season, on Monday night.

The White County Middle School volleyball team continued their great season, on Monday night, as they picked up another CTC Conference win over Harris Middle School. The Warriorettes won the game in straight sets winning 25-19 and 25-11. With the win, the Warriorettes move to 15-0 on the season. The Warriorettes will return to action, on Sept. 20, when they take on North Middle School, at the White County Middle School. The Warriorettes will travel to Warren County to compete in the Lady … CONTINUED

WCHS volleyball hits another losing streak

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Lauren Turner goes up for a kill in the Tuesday match against Warren County. Turner finished the match with 11 kills to lead the Warriorettes.

After having broken a losing skid earlier in the season, the White County High School volleyball team has hit another losing streak.

After picking up a win over Clarkrange last Monday, the Warriorettes have lost two straight matches.

On Sept. 10, the Warriorettes traveled to Clarkrange to take on the Lady Buffaloes. The Warriorettes would win that match in straight sets winning 25-7 and 25-17.

However, on Sept. 11, the Warriorettes traveled to Cookeville for a District 6AAA match. In that match, the … CONTINUED

WCMS homecoming

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

White County Middle School celebrated its annual homecoming, on Tuesday night. Members of the homecoming court included (L-R) Jayde Hawkins, Luci McBride, Nia Powers, homecoming queen Katelyn Young, Lexie Golden, Ally Anderson, and Ally Edmonds. The WCMS football team also picked up a 32-20 homecoming win to move to 4-2 on the season. See Monday’s Expositor for full details.

Morton headed back to state

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Makenzie Morton will make her second trip to the Large Division State Tournament. Morton finished in fourth place, on Monday afternoon, which was good enough to qualify her for the state tournament.

The White County High School golf team will send another golfer to the state tournament.

Makenzie Morton earned a spot in the Large Division State Tournament, on Monday afternoon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Morton will be making her second trip in a row after helping the Warriorettes’ golf team make it last year. The winning team from the Region 3AAA tournament, along with the low three individuals not on that team, advanced on to the … CONTINUED

White County FFA members attend Tennessee State Fair FFA ham breakfast and gubernatorial forum

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County FFA members are pictured with Phil Bredesen, former governor of Tennessee and current candidate for U.S. Senate – Tennessee. L-R: Dustin Hawkins, Governor Bredesen, FFA advisor Charles Cooper, Braxton Hutson, Caleb Bailey.

Bill Lee, Republican candidate for Tennessee governor, welcomes White County FFA members. L-R: Dustin Hawkins, Braxton Hutson, FFA advisor Kyler Moore, Caleb Bailey, Bill Lee, FFA advisor Charles Cooper, State Senator Paul Bailey.

Members and advisors of the White County FFA attended the Tennessee Future Farmers of America Foundation’s 4th Annual Tennessee State Fair FFA ham breakfast and gubernatorial forum, on Sept. 10, 2018, at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. More than 500 … CONTINUED

Unhinged: Is violence the new normal?

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty – By  Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers

California’s Rudy Peters was supposed to be running for Congress — not running for his life. But late Sunday, he was doing both after a scary encounter with the latest rabid liberal fanatic. What should have been a simple campaign stop at the Castro Valley Fall Festival turned violent when police say Farzad Fazeli lunged at Peters and pulled out a switchblade, screaming profanity about Donald Trump.

It was a surreal scene, the latest in a string of unimaginable harassment from the Left.

Fortunately for Peters, the switchblade malfunctioned. And when Fazeli decided to throw mugs instead, … CONTINUED

Finally 5, but what a way to celebrate a birthday

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

She couldn’t wait for her birthday! At one point in the slow movement of time, Katie Grace even told Nahnee, in exasperation, “I’ll never be 5!”

Part of her frustration was due to the fact that, by North Carolina law, her birthday fell a few days after the deadline for kindergarten registration in the public school system…that on top on the normal vexation of counting days to any birthday.

Finally, the day arrived when she could say, “Today I am 5 years old.”

But before that day, a few other events took place. She was allowed to enroll in a private kindergarten … CONTINUED

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