Monthly Archives: November 2018

Spencer Elementary victorious over BonDeCroft in White County

Posted on November 3, 2018 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Story and photos by Tara Reid

Spencer Elementary boys’ and girls’ basketball teams faced off against the BonDeCroft Lions, of White County, on Oct. 25, 2018, after the awards ceremony.

The girls played the first game finishing the first period with 12-0 lead over the Lions. The second period saw both the Eaglettes and the Lions gain 2 points, ending the first half at 14-2 in favor of the Eaglettes.

The Spencer Elementary Ccheerleaders took the floor and performed a short routine, getting the crown pumped up, before entering into the third period.

The Eaglettes and Lions both gained 2 points in the thirds, but Spencer girls ended … CONTINUED

Halloween event huge hit with children and adults in Spencer

Posted on November 3, 2018 6:06 am by Sparta Live

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By Hansel Moore

On Oct. 30, the historic square in Spencer became a destination for costume-clad seekers of treats. As a golden sunset closed a beautiful fall day, a number of groups lined the square with trunks open to greet the trick-or-treaters. Crystal Ray from Blondie’s, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Van Buren County Sheriff Department, American Legion, Burritt College Library, Van Buren schools, and the Little Chocolate Shop were at the ready to pass out sweet treats. Healthier Van Buren and the Chamber of Commerce took a little healthier choice with apples and decorated oranges. Cedar Grove, Spencer, and Piney volunteer fire departments … CONTINUED

Time change

Posted on November 3, 2018 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Don’t forget to set your clocks BACK one hour at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 4.

Macedonia Baptist Church

Posted on November 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta White County YMCA brings back popular class for seniors

Posted on November 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Rima Austin

Pictured from L-R: YMCA member Noryne Lockwood, Enhanced Fitness Class Instructor Megan Blaylock

Sparta White County YMCA has decided to bring back the Enhanced Fitness class for seniors. This class is specifically designed for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis. The YMCA states that this class fosters strong social relationships between participants and offers cardiovascular, strength, balance, and flexibility training. It will be taught by Megan Blaylock on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 a.m.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed participating in the senior exercising programs offered here at the Sparta “Y” and know they have helped me to stay active,” stated YMCA member Noryne Lockwood. “It’s been fun … CONTINUED

Lowery announces resignation

Posted on November 2, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

For the 9th time in the last 23 years, White County High School will be looking for a new football coach.

Warrior football Coach, Jerry Lowery, announced his resignation Friday. Lowery has been at the helm of the Warrior football program for three seasons. Since taking over the team prior to the 2016 season, Lowery has guided the team to a 3-27 mark.

See Monday’s print Edition for the complete Story.

One vehicle overturned on Highway 84

Posted on November 2, 2018 12:12 pm by Rima Austin

At approximately 7:30 p.m. November 1, emergency personnel responded to a one-vehicle accident on Highway 84. According to the WCSO, the sole occupant of the vehicle refused emergency medical services but still complained of a headache. Upon hearing there may have been head trauma, Sheriff Page called for EMS anyway to make sure the driver was stable enough to go home.

Posted on November 2, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TBI agent teaches class about human trafficking

Posted on November 2, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WCMS sixth grade team picks up a pair of wins

Posted on November 1, 2018 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

 Brianna Powell takes a shot against Aldardt. Powell finished Monday night’s game with 4 points.

Brianna Powell takes a shot against Aldardt. Powell finished Monday night’s game with 4 points.

The White County Middle School sixth grade teams picked up two more wins this past Monday night when they traveled to Allardt Middle School. The Warriorettes opened up the night with a 34-4 win. In the second game of the night, the Warriors used a big second half to pull away with the 40-16 win.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes opened up the game with a 6-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Warriorettes expanded their lead, outscoring Allardt 15-0 and lead … CONTINUED

Life Care Center cookbooks are in just in time for the holidays

Posted on November 1, 2018 1:01 pm by Rima Austin

Life Care Center of Sparta Cookbooks have arrived just in time for the holidays and the Life Care Center Craft Fair on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cookbook features recipes of current residents at Life Care as well as some timeless recipes from residents who have passed on. The surrounding community of White County donated some of the recipes too. They are on sale now for $12.00 at Life Care Center of Sparta and will also be available at the craft fair November 3. All proceeds from the sale will go to Alzheimer’s Tennessee Incorporated. To pick up a copy of the cookbook or to … CONTINUED

Cross-country season comes to an end in the regional meet

Posted on November 1, 2018 1:01 pm by Andy Southard

The 2018 cross-country season came to an end in the region tournament for the White County High School team.

The cross-country teams traveled to East Ridge on Oct. 24 for their region race, which was run at Camp Jordan.

WCHS had a runner qualify for the state meet. Evan Welch, a sophomore, ran and finished in third place. However, because she has been invited to an Olympic Triathalon Camp the same week, she will go to the camp instead.

Welch was the top finisher for the Warriorettes, finishing the race in third place, with a time of 19:47.

Katie Anderson was the next Warriorette to finish, with a … CONTINUED

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