Fix it or pay

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

My mother taught me the simple rules of life because she knew it was the foundation for the rest of my learning.
I inherited a love of maps from her. I used to bring her a map after any trip I took. She would study the maps in her spare time to educate herself.
While recently considering buying a topographical map of the White County and/or Upper Cumberland area, I remembered the first time I saw one. You know. They have raised areas where mountains are located. Kind of like a miniature version of the real thing.
I was young, and I had an inner desire to push … Read More


Did you know?

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

As the NCAA tournament comes to a close, here’s a little “Did you know?” fact for you.
As we were sitting at the Jolly house watching the Final Four games on Saturday, we started discussing something I guess would be considered useless information. No, it wasn’t anything about whom we thought we would win or who won a game in a preceding particular year although it was about filling out brackets.
We actually were discussing the online pools that give out huge paychecks for anyone who gets every game of the tournament correct. We got into a discussion of probabilities, odds and scientific numbers for the NCAA tournament … Read More


Own Your Own Dream

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

An upside of a down economy is that it inspires entrepreneurial creativity. Many well-known companies, such as Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company, were founded during economic recessions.
“It’s the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention,” says Amy Cosper, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Oftentimes, a layoff or other economic challenges are the nudge budding entrepreneurs need to take that initial step toward turning their dreams into reality.”
It’s something former high-tech worker Karen Singer knows first hand. When the dot-com bubble popped in 2002, Singer began to rethink her career path and decided to go into business for herself. Today, as a The UPS Store … Read More


Get Your Grill On

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Lamb Pinxtos

Grilled Loin Chops With Tomatillo Chutney

Lamb Sirloin With Stockyards-Style Garlic Mint Vinaigrette

Chef Tim Love, the nation’s foremost authority on urban western cooking, has gained a reputation as a “Master of Meats” and a grilling guru. “When I want to create something out of the ordinary or prepare a simple meal for my family,” he says, “I choose American lamb on the grill. With its sweet and rich flavor, it provides versatility and an unsurpassed taste that makes any recipe special.”
Grilling is an ideal low-fat cooking method for lean meats such as lamb. It’s rich in protein, iron, B vitamins and zinc, and on … Read More


Get ready for Spring planting

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Your place must be looking good now. You have raked up all those leaves, planted shrubs and trees, prepared your seed bed for annuals, to be put in the ground the last of April (April 15th is last frost). Don’t bring out plants that might be hurt by sudden cold spells. Fertilize lawn again this month. If you have large moss areas use fertilizer with moss killing in it. Reseed bare places. Use Rebel Confederate or some other warm climate Fescue, not Kentucky 31.
Keep the blade of your mower sharp to prevent tearing grass. Cut at 2 ½ inches.
Bulbs
Now is the time to plant summer … Read More


Drivers escape serious injury in crash

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Minor injuries. The driver of this Honda Fit was reportedly slightly injured after the collision at the intersection of Corolla and Randolph roads, which disabled both vehicles.

Road closed. A head-on crash blocked Corolla Road for some time while emergency personnel attended to the occupants of the vehicle and then cleared the vehicles from the scene.

A head-on crash on Corolla Road, Mar. 27 caused heavy damage to both vehicles, but left only one driver with minor injuries.
According to Trooper David Slatton with Tennessee Highway Patrol, Linda Loftin, 60, of Pleasant Hill, was traveling north on Corolla Road in a white 2007 Honda Fit.
As she was … Read More


Alderman questions equipment purchase

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Alderman Robert Verble explains to board members why the purchase of mowing equipment for Sparta Electric is an unnecessary expense.

A lone vote of ‘no’ was cast Thursday when Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen was presented with the bid results for purchasing a tractor, loader and rotary mower for the electric department.
Alderman Robert Verble was the only dissenting vote on accepting the bid from Gentry Bros. Tractor, of Sparta, for the amount of $26,496.28. Verble explained the reason for his vote.
“I’d just like to say I really can’t see having a mower and bush hog over at the street department and also having one at … Read More


WCMS student looks to future

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Ready for action. White County Middle School student Blake Lynn readies for the pitch at a recent game against Monterey. He battles the team’s opponents like he battled cancer — with all he’s got.

Active life. Lynn plays three sports at WCMS and is a standout in all three. He’s versatile enough to play both outfield, pitcher and shortstop. He’s also the leadoff batter at many games.

White County Middle School student Blake Lynn recently made a strong showing during a WCMS baseball game against Monterey.
Blake down-plays his role in the victory but, considering what the active young man has been through, it truly is a success … Read More


Marie Farnsworth Brewer

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Marie Farnsworth Brewer, 82, of Franklin, passed away April 4, 2009.
Mrs. Brewer spend her life in service to the Lord and support of her husband, a minister of the Church of Christ. She had been a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, S.E. and America Louise Fisher Farnsworth.
Survivors include her husband, Schumann Brewer; sons, John A. Brewer and wife Caroline, Thomas (Bogie) Brewer and wife Beverly; Will Brewer and wife Sarah; daughters, Suzanne Goldasich and husband Dennis, Amy Sparks; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., April 6, 2009, at Williamson Memorial Funeral … Read More


Warrior baseball falls 7-3 at Lebanon

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Roggie Haston makes a play from his shortstop position during Saturday's game at Lebanon.

The Warriors traveled to Lebanon Saturday for a make-up game with the Blue Devils in 7AAA action.
WCHS found themselves in a repeat of their last outing with one team enjoying a 5-0 lead. This time, however, it was the Warriors who trailed and were trying to make the comeback. They got to within two runs and had numerous chances to break the game open, but couldn’t get the needed big hit.
After leaving a total of eight runners stranded over a three-inning stretch, the Warriors saw Lebanon put a pair of insurance runs … Read More


Warriors put scare into Riverdale

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Josh Peterson had a great outing against Riverdale last Wednesday. Through 5 1/3 innings, he held the other Warriors scoreless.

For 5 1/3 innings of Wednesday’s game, the White County High School Warrior baseball team had league-leading Riverdale on the ropes.
With one out on the board in the top of the sixth, the Warriors held a five run lead over scoreless Riverdale. WCHS pitcher, Josh Peterson, had controlled Riverdale scattering four hits.
At that point, Riverdale mounted a comeback putting nine runs on the board over the next inning and two-thirds. During that time, the Warrior defense just simply fell apart. Riverdale did start hitting the ball … Read More


Warrior soccer edged by Coffee County

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Warrior goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, comes out to stop a shot by a Coffee County player during Friday's game.

Joshua Fann looks for a shot around the Coffee County wall.

The White County High School soccer team played host to Coffee County on a chilly April Friday night.
The Warriors battled the Red Raiders blow for blow, but came up short by a score of 2-1 when the final whistle sounded.
The Warriors appeared to have taken the early lead with the game’s first goal approximately halfway through the first period. The goal was on an indirect kick, but was waved off when it was ruled that no member … Read More


WCHS softball gives Riverdale a battle

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Stephanie Guth delivers a pitch during a recent game. Guth limited Riverdale to just two runs Friday night.

The varsity softball players huddle up around Coach Jason Wyatt.

The Warriorette softball team may not have picked up a win over Riverdale Friday night in Murfreesboro, but they had a moral victory of sorts against one of the perennially tough teams in the state of Tennessee.
On Monday, the two squared off in Sparta with Riverdale rolling to the 11-0 win. The Warriorettes did not pick up the win in the road meeting just four days later, but did improve the outcome by nine runs in their favor. Riverdale … Read More


Siegel nets win over WCHS tennis team

Posted by | April 6, 2009 12:00 am

Megan James makes a play at the net in Thursday's match that was suspended due to weather.

Kevin Honaker,a Warrior senior tennis player, figured in two wins for the Warriors on Tuesday, one in his singles match and the other in doubles.

The WCHS tennis team welcomed the Siegel squad to Sparta on Wednesday afternoon, but the Stars were not gracious visitors taking a pair of wins.
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes were defeated 5-2 by the visitors.
On Thursday, the teams were back at home in action against Riverdale. With impending inclement weather headed in this direction, the teams started early to try and complete the match. … Read More


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