The Art Bin has grand opening ceremony

Posted by | August 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Art lovers will be pleased to know that there is a new business in Sparta that will have art classes for both children and adults. Located at 408 North Spring Street, The Art Bin’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was Friday, August 24, at 11:30 a.m. Hours are by appointment only, call 931.981.9333 or email them at

Sunny Adair Davis

Posted by | August 24, 2018 9:13 am

Sunny Adair Davis, six-and-a-half months old, passed away Aug. 23, 2018, at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

West Nile Virus found in White County mosquitoes

Posted by | August 23, 2018 3:58 pm

According to Bill Christian, Associate Director for Office of Communication and Media Relations for Tennessee Department of Health, the West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in White County. Christian states that they are seeing this on other parts of the state as well.

“This time of year the Tennessee Department of Health urges Tennesseans to take steps to prevent mosquito bites,” says Christian. “To avoid mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus.”

There are several steps that can be taken in order to reduce the risk of being infected by mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. These include:

  • Use insect repellants such as DEET, Picaridin, oil of
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Truck and motorcycle collide on Highway 111

Posted by | August 23, 2018 3:00 pm

At approximately 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 23, a truck heading north on Highway 111 struck a motorcycle at the intersection of Fred Hill Road and Highway 111. According to the driver of the truck, the man on the motorcycle pulled out of Fred Hill Road to go north on 111. The motorcycle then veered to the outside lane where the truck struck the motorcycle, knocking the occupant off of it and into the road. The motorcycle was caught underneath the bumper of the truck, which came to a rest in the median of the highway.

According to officer Cody Roberts with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the operator of … Read More

WCMS volleyball team picks up two wins to open their week

Posted by | August 23, 2018 9:06 am

Nia Powers spikes the ball across the net in the Warriorettes’ game against Upperman, on Tuesday night. Powers has helped the Warriorettes get off to an early 5-0 start on the season.

The White County Middle School volleyball team picked up two wins to open up their week, which moved the Warriorettes to 5-0 on the season.

On Monday night, the Warriorettes traveled to Avery Trace. The Warriorettes would pick up the win winning in straight sets 2-0 (25-9 and 25-13).

On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes played host to Upperman Middle School. The Warriorettes first set against Upperman would come down to the wire. The Warriorettes would come … Read More

Quarterback Club Auction and BBQ dinner Aug. 25 at WCHS

Posted by | August 23, 2018 9:03 am

The Quarterback Club Auction and BBQ will begin at 5 p.m., Aug. 25, 2018, at the White County High School cafeteria. Auction will be at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased from football player or cheerleader. They are asking churches and businesses to choose a theme for a basket, such as family fun night, tailgate items, lawn and garden, etc. These items should be put together in a basket or bundle to be donated for the auction. If these items need to be picked up, contact Shane Rittenberry – or deliver 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 25, at the WCHS cafeteria.

BonDeCroft basketball tryouts

Posted by | August 23, 2018 9:00 am

The BonDeCroft boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will have tryouts Aug. 28. The girls will have tryouts 4:30-5:30 p.m., and the boys will follow, 5:3-6:30 p.m.


Kelley and Sloan compete in world championship fishing

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:59 am

Elijah Kelley and Hunter Sloan fished, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the The Bass Federation World Championship. They competed against 35 states and one team from Canada. The first two days of the tournament, the states were divided into divisions, with one winning team from each division qualifying to compete in the World Finals, on Saturday. The boys won the Southern Division, qualifying them for the world finals, on Saturday, where they finished fourth in the world. Kelley and Sloan are pictured with Dewayne Dodson, TN Bass Federation president, and Jeff Stafford, TN Bass Federation state youth director, who said he was very proud of the boys and … Read More

Youth football team picks up two wins on Saturday

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:56 am

The Sparta Youth football teams returned to action, on Aug. 18, when they traveled to DeKalb County. All three Warriors’ teams were in battle on the day, with the Warriors picking up wins in two of their three games.

The Pee Wee Warriors stayed undefeated on the season when they took down DeKalb County 27-13. Griffin Adams, who finished the day with three touchdowns, and Gabe Palmer, who finished the day with one touchdown, led the Warriors offensively. Defensively, Paul Dylan Bickford was an anchor for the Warriors as he finished with seven tackles. The Warriors take their 3-0 record to Livingston, at 4 p.m., on Saturday.

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Warriorette volleyball splits pair

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:54 am

Kanden Reeves goes up for a spike in a game earlier this season. The Warriorettes went 1-1 to open up their week.

The White County High School volleyball team had a busy opening to their week. The Warriorettes were on the road on both Monday and Tuesday. On Monday night, the Warriorettes traveled to Livingston Academy 2-0 (25-21 and 25-19). On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes would travel to Soddy-Daisy to open up their District 6AAA slate. The Warriorettes would come up with the short end falling 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, and 25-14).

On Monday night, Lauren Turner led the Warriorettes. Turner finished the game with seven kills and five … Read More

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