Spring forward? Already?

Posted by | March 3, 2008 12:00 am

    I have not seen enough snow yet for the spring to be at our doorstep, but regardless of my stand on the subject, we “spring forward” our clocks this weekend. Now just one cotton pickin’ minute, hold your horses granny – how can that be?
    Every spring we move ahead the clocks by one hour, and then in the fall, we “fall back.” This system was instituted decades ago to take advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. But Daylight Saving Time was extended four weeks with the passage of the Energy Policy Act in 2005. The time change now begins the second Sunday … Read More

What in the world is ‘mommy meditation?’

Posted by | March 3, 2008 12:00 am

    Just when I thought Calgon could  “take me away” to a land of stress-free days, up jumps a new remedy for all those overstressed, unappreciated, extremely busy mothers.
    Give me a break! What mother ISN’T overstressed, unappreciated and extremely busy at some point in her life? Sorry, folks. That goes with the territory. And, yes, it’s true that everybody needs a little time alone to get a new lease on life. However, the latest quick fix for taking care of all that stress comes in the form of “mommy meditation.”
    Now, those two words, when separated, have clear definitions. But, when combined, they take on a whole new … Read More

Who wrote the book of love?

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

    Do you ever wonder what kind of computer program it takes or what type of questions people answer on those matchmaker websites to find their perfect love? I do.
As I sit in my chair in the living room, watching reruns of Law and Order, here it comes, a commercial for eHarmony or one of those other “just click here and we will find your perfect partner” websites my mind wanders on certain questions and how we would answer them. I glance over at my spouse and consider areas we agree on and the ones we don’t.
Now maybe you have been one of those who have found … Read More

What happened to respect?

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

    Wow. I was playing with the title with one particular incident in mind, but looking at it in black and white this may have to be number one in a series. I will try my best to stay on subject.
    Okay, we all saw it – the video of the Cookeville officer “obviously” taking the marijuana out of his shirt pocket and planting it on the “poor innocent victim.”
    I automatically thought, “There has to be more to the story.” Call me a skeptic, or whatever, I am tired of police officers taking a bad rap in the media when they have a job that most of us … Read More

My new place

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

    What a great view I have from my new abode! I love living in downtown Sparta. After all, there’s a lot to see, especially all those individuals who refuse to pay attention to that gadget hanging from a cross-pole, otherwise known as a traffic light. I can see it all! My kitchen window is directly aligned with the stopping point for those turning on North Church. So, if you fail to yield, I will see you! Then, my living room window (and I’ve got three of them facing the same direction as the kitchen) really gives me a great look at those drivers who think where they’re going … Read More

A little nerve wracking

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

   Just got back from Shelbyville where I watched the Warriors pull one out over Oakland in the region semifinals.
    At halftime, I’ll admit I was a little concerned.  We weren’t playing very good and Oakland had the lead.  We came out like a team on a mission in the second half and took the win ending Oakland’s season.  That means we get to go on to the region championship game and to the substate.
    I did take a moment as I was leaving the gym to stop and say something to one of Oakland’s seniors.  The gym was almost empty and he stood there taking it all in.  … Read More

Region finals struggles

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

    As much success as the White County High School basketball teams have had through the years, there is one place where that has been limited.  It’s not an actual place; it’s a point of the season.  The region finals
    Through the years, the WCHS basketball teams have not had the best of luck in the region championship games.  As many times as our teams have been to the state tournament, I can remember four times that we have gotten to host a substate game.  The Warriors have only once – 1981.  The Warriorettes have three times – 1983, 1993 and 1997.  To be fair, the 1980 Warrior team … Read More

The life of a sports writer

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

    It’s nearly midnight and I am actually just really getting started.  It was almost 1 p.m. today before I got to sleep so I didn’t get up until most people were home from work and getting settled in for the night.  
    Some people say I have my days and nights mixed up, but it’s the nature of being a sports writer.  When the games are over and others go home to bed, we get to sit down in front of a computer and write about what we just saw.  If it’s deadline night (we who are not daily newspapers don’t have deadlines every day), I have to not … Read More

Expositor Women’s Show is May 10

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

Expositor's Women's Show is May 10. Tickets on sale April 1.

The 8th Annual Expositor Women’s Show is May 10 at the White County Ag Complex on Hale Street.
Tickets are $7 in advance; $8 at the door. Tickets go on sale April 1.
Call (931) 836-3284 to place your order. Debit cards and checks can be taken over the phone instantly, with no need to mail a payment or stop by our office. If more convenient, stop by our office at 34 West Bockman Way in Sparta.

Warriors survive double overtime scare

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

Coaches readily agree that is what matters when tournament time rolls.  Winning and getting to the next round is all that matters.  Whether a team wins by one or 50 has no bearing on the next game.  Just getting to the next game is the important thing.
The Warriors did just that.  They survived an upset bid by visiting Tullahoma Saturday night to live another day and keep the dream alive.  
The win was the 29th of the season for the Warriors and the 18th in a row at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.  
The 74-73 double overtime win over the Wildcats advances … Read More

Warriors secure second straight trip to substate

Posted by | February 29, 2008 12:00 am

Stewart Mitchell

Time to celebrate. Josh Brown celebrates the Warrior win after tossing the ball high into the air while the WCHS fans show their approval. Despite the snowy evening, plenty of White County fans made the trip to Shelbyville to watch the Warriors defeat Oakland 57-44. The win pits the Warriors against Siegel in the Region 4AAA title game Thursday at 7 p.m. The win also guarantees the Warriors a second straight trip to the substate.

Taking care of the ball. Kyle Delaney holds the ball high above his head as he is pressured by a pair of Oakland defenders late in the game. Delaney, after being

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