Attempted murder charges filed

Posted by | December 15, 2008 12:00 am

Serious charges. Tracy Darren Grissom, of White County, is facing several charges following an incident on Wednesday evening at a residence on Verna Qualls Road.

A White County man was arrested at an apartment in Van Buren County on Thursday afternoon after being charged with attempted murder on a police officer for an incident on Verna Qualls Road that occurred Wednesday evening.
According to Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, officers with White County Sheriff Department worked in conjunction with Federal Marshals to capture Tracy Darren Grissom, 39, on felony warrants.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., on Wednesday, White County law enforcement officials, including Shoupe, went to recover stolen property at a … Read More


School tests show positive results

Posted by | December 15, 2008 12:00 am

Detailed explanation. Sandra Crouch informs White County School Board of recent overall test results, as well as other student development issues being dealt with at the schools.

At its December meeting, the White County School Board heard a report from Sandra Crouch about test scores for grades six through 12 as well as graduation rates and their computation.
According to Crouch, test scores show steady, positive improvement over the last three years in every subject matter. Crouch explained that, although the results are positive, the White County school system is looking forward and recognizing the challenges that still lie ahead.
As an example, at White County Middle School, … Read More


Pay set at $14.70

Posted by | December 15, 2008 12:00 am

[Editor’s note: See the Dec. 18, 2008, edition of The Expositor for another story about county salaries.]
Lifesaving skills that cost several thousand dollars for training and certification are ranked at a pay scale that is close to the same level as that of several mid-level administrative positions in the county government.
White County’s paramedics are paid $14.70 per hour, which totals to $30,576 annually. Some of these individuals have been working in these positions more than two decades.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tennessee is listed as one of the five top states with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation, with 6,170. Tennessee also … Read More


Four games = four different champions

Posted by | December 15, 2008 12:00 am

Making his move. Doyle’s Logan Swoape makes a move toward the basket during the championship win over BonDeCroft. The Indians, behind the 19 points of Swoape, held on for the 29-25 win.

Headed to the hoop. Woodland Park’s Liz Qualls is headed to the hoop with the basketball during the large school girl’s title game. Spencer defeated the Lady Panthers 24-17.

Leading the fast break. Abbie Barlow, who led BonDeCroft to the championship with 14 points, leads the fast break down the court in the title game against Doyle on Saturday at the middle school. BonDeCroft won the game 26-22.

Action in the paint. Noah Roberts (Northfield) puts

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WCHS nets sweep in District 7AAA action

Posted by | December 15, 2008 12:00 am

Strategy. Coach Bryan Haley goes over strategy with the Warriorettes in a timeout during the Warren County win. The Warriorettes are still undefeated and headed to Fort Payne, Alabama.

Checking out the passing opportunities. Warrior junior post player, Caleb Lowery, holds the ball and checks out his teammates as they run through their offense. The Warriors (4-4) return to action Thursday against Decatur in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Knocking down the shot. Stewart Mitchell goes up high over a Warren County defender for two of his 22 points in the Warriors’ 60-37 district win. Mitchell posted a double-double adding 11 rebounds. He also had six steals.

Handling the ball.

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WCHS picks up district sweep in McMinnville

Posted by | December 13, 2008 12:00 am

Stewart Mitchell lays the ball in for two of his 22 in the win over Warren County.

Lacy Yslas tallied 20 in the Warriorettes win over Warren County that improved them to 9-0 on the season.

    The Warriors and Warriorettes wrapped up the 2008 portion of their District 7AAA slate with a sweep of the Warren County teams in McMinnville on Friday.
    After a sluggish first half, the Warriorettes netted the 46-24 win to stay undefeated to start the season.  Lacy Yslas was the long Warriorettes in double digits, but she poured in 20 to help her team to the 9-0 record.
    The Warriors got their first district … Read More



Liberating you from computer problems

Posted by | December 11, 2008 12:00 am

Liberty Computers. Ricky and Cynthia Johnson are ready, willing and able to help customers with their computer problems or to help put them into a brand new system just in time for Christmas.

36 Mayberry St., Sparta

Name of business: Liberty Computers
Address: 36 Mayberry St., Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number: 931-837-5555
Business owners: Ricky and Cynthia Johnson
Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. -7 p.m.
When did you open for business? Nov. 21, 2008
What products or services do you offer?
We lease to companies. We also work on laptops and custom built computers with a lifetime warranty motherboard, as well as service calls.
Do you have … Read More


Awesome Holiday Gifts for $25 or Less

Posted by | December 11, 2008 12:00 am

Children giving presents to their grandparents outdoors, Richmond, Virginia, United States

Finding the right gift for kids, moms and dads, nieces, nephews, cousins, and kids-at-heart can be an exhausting challenge. To take some of the pressure off and to make the experience fun without breaking the bank, here’s a guide to picking out the kind of affordable gift that can make just about anyone happy.
Crafty Ideas
Get their creative juices flowing by making jewelry, fleece blankets and throws, knitting projects, designing jewelry and stickers, or creating their own lotions, soap and lip gloss.
Furry Friends
The young and young-at-heart love a stuffed animal. Find a just-right friend … Read More



Sparta man charged in rape of baby

Posted by | December 11, 2008 12:00 am

A 24-year-old White County man was arrested Monday in Cookeville and charged in the rape of a 4-month-old boy.
Richard Holman, of Sparta, along with the baby’s mother, Ella Marie Rose Amish, 19, of Cookeville, were charged in the incident.
Holman is reportedly charged with aggravated rape of a child and aggravated child abuse.
Amish is reportedly charged with aggravated child neglect or endangerment and aggravated assault by failure to protect the child.
According to Putnam County officers, Holman is not the child’s biological father.
Holman’s and Amish’s bonds were each set at $200,000. They will appear in Putnam County Criminal Court on Jan. 26, 2009.


Beer sales on Sunday?

Posted by | December 11, 2008 12:00 am

A resolution that would allow more than 20 beer permit holders in White County to legally sell the beverage on Sundays will be presented to commissioners Dec. 15.
During the Monday night meeting of Steering Committee A, Commissioner Dewayne Howard said his first knowledge of the proposed resolution was when a business owner approached him about the matter.
“You’re going to get a big argument about losing tax money, but on my part – no,” said Commissioner Hank Clark. “If you want to drink on Sunday, you can buy it on Saturday night as far as I’m concerned.”
According to records from White County Court Clerk Office, 23 … Read More


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