WCHS 8th grade teams undefeated in conference play

Posted by | December 21, 2009 12:00 am

Going up strong. Skylar Delaney, an eighth grade Warrior, goes up strong with the ball in the win over Warren County. The Warriors are undefeated in conference play.

Eyes on the basket. Baylee BAin drives in for two points in the eighth grade Warriorettes’ win over Warren County. The eighth grade girls head into 2010 undefeated.

Both the White County Middle School eighth grade basketball teams are undefeated in Central Tennessee Conference action.
In their last outing in 2009, the seventh and eighth grade teams traveled to North Franklin County on December 17th. Both eighth grade teams were victorious, but no results were reported from the seventh grade … CONTINUED

Warriors drop two games in Carpet Capital Classic

Posted by | December 21, 2009 12:00 am

Over the big guy. Warrior senior, Caleb Lowery, puts up a shot over the 6-8 post player from Dalton on Friday. The Warriors lost to Dalton handily, but came up just two short in overtime to Murray County.

Daniel Duke looks to make a move in the paint against a Dalton defender.

The Warrior basketball team joined the Warriorettes in the pre-Christmas trip to Dalton, Georgia for the Carpet Capital Classic.
The WCHS boys’ did not fare as well as their female counterparts as they came home after dropping both their games in the event.
The opening round game on Friday against the host team, Dalton, was sloppy, … CONTINUED

Warriorettes split games in Dalton

Posted by | December 21, 2009 12:00 am

Penetrating to the hoop. Warriorette guard, Aubrey Sims, drives down the middle against Dalton in the opening game of the Carpet Capital Classic. The Warriorettes won one and lost one in the tournament.

Jessica Wilson puts up a shot against Heritage-Catoosa.

The Warriorette basketball team played a pair of games in the Carpet Capital Classic in Dalton, Georgia over the weekend and came back to Sparta with a 1-1 mark in the contests.
The Warriorettes (7-4) suffered a 53-44 loss on Friday night to the host team, Dalton High School, but then bounced back to capture the lop-sided 70-33 victory over Catoosa-Heritage High School from Ringgold on Saturday. … CONTINUED

Reba Alice Graham

Posted by | December 18, 2009 12:00 am

Reba Alice Graham, 84, of Dunlap, formerly of Sparta, passed away Dec. 17, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of Dunlap.
Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Diane Eggert, of Jasper; sons, Stanley Ray Graham, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thomas Michael Graham, of Big Pine Key, Fla.; brother, Samuel Porter Swindell, of Doyle; and many local relatives.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Dec. 20, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Doyle Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Dec. 19, at the funeral home.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bockman House Boutique offers numerous gifts and services for all occasions

Posted by | December 17, 2009 12:00 am

Detailed engraving. This or any other design could be the perfect gift for the hunter/collector in the family. Lisa Bagley with The Bockman House can personalize most any item with unique designs from almost any source.

Gifts for all occasions. Sparta’s historic Bockman House is where residents can find the perfect gift for all occasions with personalized service from business owner, Lisa Bagley.

Yert. The Bockman House now offers personalized “Yert” mugs. Simply contact Lisa and tell her what you want and she’ll have it back to you in a very short “turnaround” time.

The Bockman House
322 Gaines Street
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 836-2437… CONTINUED

Man leads police on chase

Posted by | December 17, 2009 12:00 am

A Sparta man is facing several charges, including evading arrest, after he fled, Dec. 17, when pulled over by a state trooper.

Expositor Turkey Bowl 2009

Posted by | December 17, 2009 12:00 am

Twenty-one participants took their turns tossing a turkey down isle seven at Floyd’s Cash Saver, the event’s corporate sponsor, to win great prizes, including the grand prize – a Playstation 3, which was won by Shane Williams. The contest was sponsored by Bumbalough’s Machine Shop, Radio Shack, Savage Building Center, Squealin’ Bob’s, 2nd Look II, Tender Care Pre-School, Ace Hardware, Bowling World, Sunoco, Shear Creations, Blue Smoke, Miss Molly’s Place, Walk-In Clinic of Sparta, Tennessee’s Wright Choice Real Estate, Captain D’s, Jim Brown’s Auto Parts, World Finance, Renewal Skin Solutions, The Swallows-Ward Agency and DTC Wireless.

Ohio man injured in hit and run

Posted by | December 17, 2009 12:00 am

An Ohio man, traveling with his family for the holidays, was injured on Crossville Highway, Nov. 24, after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a yellow-colored tractor-trailer, which left the scene.

Off-duty EMS worker jumps into action

Posted by | December 17, 2009 12:00 am

Whiteaker (left) with his partner, Jerry Fowler and Jackson Butcher (middle) poses with the paramedic partners, who had helped him after an Oct. 2007 vehicle crash, which killed Butcher’s friend, Jeff Griffin.

Damage. This Jeep, belonging to Whiteaker, shows the damage inflicted in the Dec. 11 crash on Memorial Highway.

Lucky to be alive. The driver of this vehicle, Jennifer Willard, of Sparta, was severely injured in a crash Dec. 11. Off-duty paramedic Nathan Whiteaker was the driver of the other vehicle involved. He applied direct pressure on Willard’s neck wound until his on-duty co-workers arrived.

“Don’t credit me for being a hero; credit my co-workers cause they … CONTINUED

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