Warriors pick up the win

Posted on December 14, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warriors take down the Signal Mountain Eagles  by a final score of 78-42. Grant Slatten led the Warriors with 21 points. The Warriors will be back in action on Wednesday night in the 11th annual Sonic Shootout.


Warriors lead after one

Posted on December 14, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warriors come out hot and score the first 15 points of the game and lead the Signal Mountain Eagles 20-8 at the end of the first quarter.


Warriorettes pick up their 10th win of the season

Posted on December 14, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warriorettes hold on to pick up their 10th win of the season by a final score of 59-49. Gracie Dodgen led the Warriorettes with 24 points. Kendreah Reeves also finished in double digits with 13 points. The Warriorettes will be back in action next week during the Sonic Shootout that starts on Wednesday night.



Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted on December 14, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

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The Warriorettes lead the Signal Mountain Eagles 39-20 at the half. Gracie Dodgen leads the Warriorettes with 13 points. Kendreah Reeves chopped in 10 points.



TN Military Department celebrates National Guard’s 382nd birthday

Posted on December 14, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Soldiers and Airmen gathered in the Hall of Flags at the Tennessee National Guard Headquarters on December 13 to celebrate and honor the 382nd Birthday of the National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, held the birthday celebration and cake cutting to remember the long and storied history of the Guard; the oldest component of the Armed Forces in the United States.

“382 years ago, local citizens pledged to put down their plows and pick up their weapons in defense of this great nation,” said Haston during the ceremony. “They were citizen-soldiers. They were willing to sacrifice their lives at a moment’s notice and that legacy … Read More


Averitt honors employees

Posted on December 13, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Sparta Woman’s Club hosts annual Christmas party

Posted on December 13, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club held its annual Christmas party recently at First National Bank. The group was entertained by Torry Martin who is an actor and author and has taken up a mission of making Sparta special. The club also recognized new members that joined recently: Barbara Breon, Sharon Ertsgaard, Mistie Ragland, and Diana Verble. Kim Carr, also a new member, was not present.

 


October sales tax collections down for Van Buren compared to last year

Posted on December 13, 2018 2:02 pm by Rima Austin

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Tennessee revenues grew from the same month a year ago and were slightly more than the budgeted estimate for October.  Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin today reported that October revenues were $1.0 billion, which is $29.5 million more than October of last year and $3.2 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for October was 2.91 percent.

For Van Buren County, during the month of October 2018, approximately $48,327.11 was collected in local sales tax and $109,215.29 was collected in state sales tax, compared to last year’s figures for October 2017 that came in at $50,891.04, and $126,483.36 respectively.

The year-to-date figures for the local … Read More


Government charity: Unconstitutional and unlawful, Part I

Posted on December 13, 2018 2:02 pm by Sparta Live

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Language of Liberty – by KrisAnne Hall, JD

Americans watch our federal government spend and spend and spend. Not only paying out tax dollar funded charity to Americans, US corporations, and foreign countries, but now even so-called conservative politicians are claiming “we have an obligation” to give taxpayer dollars to non-citizens here in the United States and even in Mexico. This is out of control, forced charity. Government agents giving money taken from Americans by the force of government is the very epitome of over-grown, uncontrollable, bloated government.

Maintaining the limited form of government our Constitution demands is vital to the preservation of our nation. If we fail, … Read More


Tennesssee Division UDC attend General Convention in Virginia

Posted on December 13, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Members of the Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy recently attended the 125th Annual General Convention held at the Omni Hotel, in Richmond, Virginia. The Tennessee UDC Division received 16 award for their work in Benevolent, Educational, Memorial, Patriotic and Historical. Nelma Crutcher, Fort Donelson 1582 Chapter, was elected President General. Seated: Rebekah Lemley, James Madison Sparkman 2363; Kaylin Hester, Captain W. Y. C. Hannum 1881; Matilda Speck, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123; Pat Bryson, President General; Brenda Hall McDonald, Tennessee Division President; Rebecca Sardella, Captain W. Y. C. Hannum 1881; Carlene Johnson, Knoxville 89; second row: Mary Loyd Reneau, William Wesley Elam 2557; Bonnie Crutcher, Fort Donelson … Read More


STEM students participate in job shadowing at SeaStar Solutions

Posted on December 13, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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STEM 4 students spent at total of three classes with drafting and engineering professionals at SeaStar Solutions to gain a better understanding of how their classwork applies to real world scenarios and applications. Students worked with professionals on Solidworks 3D design software, which they have been using in class prior to the job shadowing opportunity.

Bill Brackney, manager of product development and engineering at SeaStar Solutions, made the following statement about the opportunity.

“It is our privilege to be able to help high school STEM students see how a specific discipline is used in the business world,” said Brackney. “For the students, it really helps bring their learning … Read More


School system receives portion of $8.9 million grant

Posted on December 13, 2018 8:08 am by Rima Austin

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The White County School System was recently selected to receive a $30,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Education to conduct the 2019 Read to Be Ready Summer Reading Program.

The program will be held at Woodland Park and will serve 30 rising first and third grade students from across the district to enrich literacy skills and promote the love of reading.

“The funding will provide enrichment activities, a set of books for the children attending, and teachers’ salaries for the program,” said Shelia Felton, White County schools federal programs supervisor and district grant writer. “The board is always appreciative and supportive of programs that further the literacy … Read More


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