Elementary basketball wraps up regular season

Posted by | December 8, 2008 12:00 am




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Sixth grade sweeps Coffee Co.

Posted by | December 8, 2008 12:00 am

Laying it up. Shelby Johnson heads for a lay-up during the sixth grade win over Coffee County. The Warriorettes avenged their loss earlier in the season to the Lady Raiders.

Who wants it? Sixth grade Warrior Josh Golden tries to beat a couple of Coffee County players to a loose ball during Thursday’s WCMS win.




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WCHS sweeps pair from Independence

Posted by | December 8, 2008 12:00 am

Taking it straight at ‘em. Lacy Yslas goes up strong over Independence defenders for two of her 15 points in Friday’s win. The Warriorettes start district play against Siegel Tuesday with a perfect 7-0 mark.

Laying it in. Keshia Daniels lays the ball up during the win over Independence.

Sailing in. Corey Johnson sails in for two of his 19 points in the win over Independence.

Up for 2! Warrior sophomore, Conor Sparkman, puts in two points in the 51-44 WCHS win over Independence Friday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The Warriors are now 3-3 on the season.




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SPARTA MAN REPORTEDLY CHARGED IN IRAQI BLACKWATER INCIDENT

Posted by | December 7, 2008 12:00 am

According to a news release from CNN, a Sparta man is one of five Blackwater security guards who has been charged in the 2007 shooting incident in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqis dead.

Nick Slatten, 25, a graduate of White County High School, will reportedly surrender to the FBI on Monday.
The indictment is reportedly under court seal and could be made public by the Justice Department on Monday.
Details will be provided just as soon as they are available.
         
 

WCHS takes two from Independence

Posted by | December 6, 2008 12:00 am

Laying it in. Keshia Daniels gets two of her 10 points on this lay-up as the Warriorettes improved to 7-0 on the season.

Sailing in. Corey Johnson sails in for two of his 19 points in the Warriors' victory over Independence.

    The White County High School basketball teams swept a pair of games from Independence High School Friday night at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.  The Warriorettes got 15 points from Lacy Yslas on the way to the 60-49 victory and the 7-0 start on the season. 
    The Warriors, despite playing without Aaron Puckett, who hurt his knee in practice, picked up the 51-44 win over the Eagles.  They got … Read More


How to Make Your Holidays Ship Shape

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

With more families opting to stay home for the holidays, Santa might be the only person racking up frequent flier miles this season. While getting your holiday gifts delivered intact may seem daunting, with some tips from a certified packing professional, it’s easy to pack like a pro.
Think Inside and Outside the Box
“Always use a new box specifically designed for shipping,” advises The UPS Store franchisee Les Beare, who has 20 holiday shipping seasons under his Santa belt. “The more times a box is used, the more it loses its strength and protective quality. Plus, leftover shipping labels can create confusion about your package’s destination.”
Beare … Read More



‘Shopping at Home’ boosts economy

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

decorating. Crystal Gately, owner of Essential Salon and Day Spa, prepares for ‘Christmas in our Town,’ which is set for Dec. 6. This event promotes Sparta’s businesses and encourages ‘shopping at home.’

Lessons can be learned about how to survive a tough economic outlook if White Countians will follow one simple rule – shop at home.
“We realize you can’t buy everything here in Sparta, within the county boundary,” said Wallace Austin, president of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. “But as many things and as much as possible, if we, the citizens of White County would shop at home, it benefits us.”
Austin explained how money spent locally … Read More


Salaries for county officials set by state

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

[Editor’s note: See the Dec. 8, 2008, edition of The Expositor for another story about county salaries.]
White County has boasted a strong and secure budget for the upcoming fiscal year that reflects numerous hours of laboring over how to best spend taxpayers’ money in this unstable economy.
Many of the budgetary items are controlled by state mandates, such as the salaries for elected officials, as well as certain appointed positions. County commissioners have no authority over these matters.
Compensation for most county officials is governed by TCA 8-24-102, which establishes the minimum compensation for county officials. This law provides for an automatic increase in the minimum salary … Read More


Almyra Methodist is good as new

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

Beautiful. The gorgeous stained glass windows provides an inspiring view as church attendees enter the doors of Almyra United Methodist Church.

Members are thankful their church weathered the storm that almost destroyed the historic house of worship.

Almyra United Methodist Church, with its beautiful white exterior and lofty steeple, is reminiscent of days-gone-by.

A tornado caused extensive damage to the house of worship.

Members of Almyra United Methodist Church held a free community soup and chili supper on Saturday, Nov. 15, to celebrate the anniversary of “Weathering the Storm”, following completion of repairs to the church after last year’s tornado that damaged all four sides of the building.… Read More


Ester Ruth Mulllican

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

Ester Ruth Mullican, 98, of White County, passed away Dec. 4, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Mullican was born June 3, 1910, in White County, to George Hampton and Vinnie Elizabeth Hooper Mullican.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Mullican and his wife Morrell, Robert Mullican; and one niece, Sue Ake.
Survivors include two nieces, Melba Maggart and husband Gerald, Ann Rice and husband Harold, of Sparta; four nephews and spouses, Albert and Mary Jo Mullican, of Sparta, Harold and Marian Mullican, of Indiana, Kenneth and Pat Mullican, of McMinnville, Gary and Mary Frances Mullican, of Morrison; sister-in-law, … Read More


Roy Vanmeter

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

Roy Vanmeter, 79, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 3, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Nancy Steele Hutchings

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

Nancy Steele Hutchings, 93, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 3, 2008, at her residence.
Hutchings was born Dec. 2, 1915, in White COunty to Matthew and Susie Steele.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Hutchings; daughter, Othena Kinnard; three grandchildren, Steve, Angela and Cynthia Susan Lafever; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Nettie Elmore; and brother, Virgil Steele.
Survivor include her son, Harold Eugene Hutchings, of Sparta; daughter, Marvine Stanley, of Sparta; brother, Joe Steele, of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2008, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. The family will receive friends … Read More


Yslas sinks Stone with buzzer beater

Posted by | December 4, 2008 12:00 am

Passing out of the trap. Warriorette junior post, Whitney Randolph, passes out of a trap by Stone Memorial defenders during the 47-45 thrilling victory on Tuesday. The Warriorettes host Independence Friday.

Fake a pass. Tasha Delaney gets a Stone Memorial defender off her feet with a ball fake.

    Lacy Yslas is averaging right at 10 points per game in this young basketball season.  She added 10 to her tally in the latest game, but none was bigger than the final three she tossed in. 
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    With time running down and the Warriorettes trailing by one, the WCHS senior post player, who might be better … Read More


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