WCMS improves to 2-0 in CTC

Posted by | September 2, 2009 12:00 am

Stopping ‘em in their tracks. The WCMS football team’s defense gave up little to North Scott’s offense in the 28-8 win Tuesday at Warrior Stadium.

After dropping the first game of the season, the White County Middle School Warrior football team has bounced back to win their next two games, both conference contests.
The junior Warriors improved to 2-0 in the Central Tennessee Conference with a 28-8 win over North Scott from Franklin County Tuesday night at Warrior Stadium.
The Warriors, led by three touchdowns from Blake Lynn, scored twice in the first quarter and never looked back. The Warrior defense dominated the contest giving up only one … CONTINUED

Busy week for WCHS golf team

Posted by | September 2, 2009 12:00 am

Chipping. Jonathan Griffin chips during Tuesday’s match at the Sparta Country Club.

The White County High School golf team is in the middle of a busy week of action, but the highlight thus far has been a win over the Lady Cavaliers by the Warriorettes.
On Tuesday, WCHS played host at the Sparta Country Club to Cookeville and DeKalb County for a nine-hole match. The match, with some high profile golfers, drew interest from several spectators.
The Warriorettes, led by Allison Geer’s 37, was the winner on the day. Geer’s overall low score of 37 added with Ashley Sherrell’s 49 gave the Warriorettes a team score of 86. … CONTINUED

Soccer gets first win of season

Posted by | September 2, 2009 12:00 am

Stretching out. Warriorette soccer player, Ashley King, stretches out to try and control the ball against Sequatchie County. King scored twice in Tuesday’s game.

Making a save. Reanna Young makes a save on a Cookeville shot on goal. Despite the five goals scored by the Lady Cavs, Young recorded 17 saves in the contest which Cookeville won 5-1.

After dropping their first three games of the season, the Warriorette soccer team got in the win column with a shutout victory over Sequatchie County at home Tuesday.
After holding a slim 1-0 advantage at the half, WCHS exploded for five second half goals to coast to the 6-0 win.… CONTINUED

WCHS runners compete in Voyles’ Classic

Posted by | September 2, 2009 12:00 am

WCHS cross country. The 2009 cross country team is made up of (front row, l to r): Mira Gonzalez, Rachel Kolodziej, Morgan Voyles, Sara Shanks, Krista King, Ali Justus and Alex Stover. Back row: Billy Buck, Zach Hodge, Ron Fry, Jack Bales, Casey Bales, Jonathan Craig, Kade Mayberry and Coach Stephanie Naaktgeborn.

Following the untimely death of WCHS cross country star, Markie Voyles, last October, the Midstate Cross Country Association elected to name their first race of the season in her honor.
The first Voyles’ Classic was held Tuesday at Sharp Springs in Smyrna and on hand to compete was Voyles’ high school team.
Eleven runners competed for … CONTINUED

Volleyball gets another district win

Posted by | September 2, 2009 12:00 am

The Warriorette volleyball team picked up another District 6AAA win Tuesday on the road.
WCHS traveled to Manchester to take on Coffee County in a league game and won the match in three straight. The Warriorette varsity won 25-18, 25-11 and 25-14.
The WCHS junior varsity also won their match in two straight games. Their scores were 25-13 and 26-24.
The middle school volleyball team split their two games to start the week. They defeated Warren County Monday on the road, but dropped their first match at home to Cornerstone on Tuesday.
The Warriorettes (3-2) travel to Stone Memorial today and will then compete in the prestigious Choo … CONTINUED

Hit the Road!

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

Although many families are watching their finances this year, it doesn’t mean vacations, special occasions or family gatherings have to be out of reach. For example, road trips can be a great way to reach your destination while staying within your budget. Also, with some proper planning, your family can enjoy not just the destination, but also the journey.
“Make the planning process fun by getting your entire family involved with decisions from where you stop along the way to keeping track of the budget,” says Kim Danger, family financial expert, founder of Mommysavers.com and Shell spokesperson. “By following these simple planning tips before you hit the road, … CONTINUED

Peach Cobbler

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

1-29 ounce can sliced peaches, juice included
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
One-half cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
In an 8 inch x 11 and one-half inch casserole, melt the margarine. Mix together the flour, sugar milk and vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour the flour mixture over the margarine. Pour the sliced peaches over the top including the juice. Bake at 400 until golden brown. 30 to 35 minutes depending on your oven.

5 tips to keep your home safe in an emergency

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

Over the years, Americans have endured many different types of tragedies and crises — from Hurricane Katrina and Sept. 11 to countless tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. During these hardships, we have learned to expect the unexpected and to be ready for anything.
With this in mind, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has declared September National Preparedness Month in an effort to educate people about natural and national disaster preparedness and to motivate families to plan ahead. In support of this year’s “Ready Campaign,” First Alert and The Lehigh Group, makers of home safety and security products, offer some simple tips for preparing your home and … CONTINUED

Favorite Foods With a Twist

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Peppers

Spicy Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Mexican Chicken Pizza with Cornmeal Crust

Smoky Mac 'n Cheese

It’s the perfect time of year to add a little pizzazz and sophistication to favorite dishes. The secret? Start with Muir Glen organic fire roasted tomatoes. Roasted with a blend of natural hardwoods in a special open-flame searing and smoking process, these tomatoes have a subtle smoky flavor that’s like no other.
Fire roasted tomatoes introduce a new twist to braised chicken, pulled-pork sandwiches, mac ‘n cheese, and Mexican pizza. With these easy recipes, you’ll turn everyday comfort foods into delicious main dishes that are sure to impress!

Unemployment figure lower for July

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

Recent unemployment figures are indicating some positive numbers for 78 counties in Tennessee.
White County is among those counties that showed a lesser rate for unemployment, at 14.9 percent, which was down from 15.7 percent in June. This year started out with 13.7 percent in unemployment and steadily increased through June. July is the first month of 2009 in which White County has seen a decline.
Although the rate decreased in 82 percent of the counties, high unemployment figures still plague the remaining 18 percent. Scott County is ranked at the highest, at 19.6 percent, followed by Lauderdale County, 19.5 percent; Perry County, 19.3 percent; Marshall Counmty, 19.2 … CONTINUED

THP in full force for Labor Day

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

Tennessee Highway Patrol state troopers will join Sparta and White County law enforcement during the Labor Day holiday as they take part in the “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” crackdown on impaired driving.
The official Labor Day holiday weekend begins at 6 p.m., Sept. 4, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sept. 7. Many White Countians will choose to take advantage of the long weekend as it typically signifies the last holiday of the summer season. Others will stay closer to home and enjoy the annual White County Fair, which has historically taken place during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Over the 2008 Labor Day holiday, 12 … CONTINUED

UCARTS expanding and offering more services

Posted by | August 31, 2009 12:00 am

Independence and self-reliance are just two of the key elements encouraged by Upper Cumberland Area Regional Transit Systems as the program that has been in existence for several decades continues to expand its services.
UCARTS, which is a division of Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, has been providing a means of transportation for countless individuals during its long history, and anyone can ride.
Rebecca Harris, transportation director for Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, recently addressed members of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce about UCARTS.
“Tennessee is unique in that it is only one of six states that has public transportation offered in every county,” said Harris.
Harris said … CONTINUED

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