‘No’ on Sunday beer sales

Posted by | December 18, 2008 12:00 am

Bombarded. Commissioner Dewayne Howard says he has received numerous phone calls opposing Sunday beer sales.

Explanation. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe talks to a member of the audience after commissioners voted down Sunday beer sales.

Revenue. Victoria Gentry, who is in favor of beer sales on Sunday, explains how other counties will benefit from the extra revenue.

White County commissioners voted down the proposed resolution Monday night that would have allowed beer sales on Sundays as many of their constituents observed the proceedings from the audience.
Members of White County Beer Board had voted at a Nov. 17 meeting to send the matter to the full commission. Commissioners reported they … CONTINUED


WCHS teams headed to Alabama for tournament

Posted by | December 18, 2008 12:00 am




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Teams not off to joyful start in Christmas tournament

Posted by | December 18, 2008 12:00 am

Driving down the lane. Sam Gribble drives down the lane during the opening game of the Wills Valley Shootout. The Warriors struggled shooting the ball as they were defeated by Decatur.

First loss. The Warriorettes suffered their first loss of the season in Fort Payne,Alabama to Gadsden City. Tasha Delaney had 19 points in the loss.




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Warriorettes embrace the season of giving

Posted by | December 18, 2008 12:00 am

Giving back to the community. The Warriorettes represent their hometown on the court and in the community. They had their team Christmas party in one of Sparta’s most recognizable places, Oldham’s Theater, and spent the day prior to that out in the community playing Santa Claus.




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WCMS hoops action galore

Posted by | December 18, 2008 12:00 am

Soaring in. Dalton Nash soars in for two points in the final two minutes of the seventh grade win over Martin.

Drive and score. Devon Davidson drives to the basket for two of his 15 points in the win over Tullahoma West.

Knocking down a trey. Loren Foster, a member of the eight grade team at WCMS, puts up a three during the win over Tullahoma West Monday. Both eighth grade teams won Monday as well as both seventh grade teams over Martin on Tuesday. The two WCMS sixth grade teams won to advance to their conference finals.

Running down a loose ball. Brooke McCulley, a seventh grade

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Mobile home extensively damaged by fire

Posted by | December 17, 2008 12:00 am

Firefighters were able to save a mobile home on Three Island Road from completely burning to the ground after a concerned neighbor noticed smoke coming from the structure and called 911 on Monday. Read the complete story on the NEWS page.


Robert Wayne Davidson

Posted by | December 17, 2008 12:00 am

Robert Wayne Davidson, 41, of Smithville, passed away Dec. 13, 2008,a t Centennial medical Center, in Nashville.
Survivors include his wife, Candida Davidson, of Smithville; one son, Robert Wayne Davidson Jr., of Smithville; mother, Brenda Lou Higham, of Sparta; father, Asher Davidson, of Sparta; one brother, Steve Davidson and wife Sherry, of Sparta; sister, Priscilla Judkins, of Smithville; brother-in-law, Tony Culwell and wife Lori and family, all of Smithville; aunts, uncles; nieces; nephews; and many friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Dec. 17, 2008, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Bonham Cemetery, in DeKalb County. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Oak
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Charles Ishmel Alderman

Posted by | December 17, 2008 12:00 am

Charles Ishmel Alderman, 53, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Sparta, passed away Dec. 15, 2008, at Veterans Administration Hospital, in Murfreesboro.
Alderman was born Nov. 30, 1955, in Harlen, Ky., to Charles Dale Alderman and Edna Clarice Lewis Alderman.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.
Alderman was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gail Gilley.
Survivors include his son, Charles Ian Alderman, of Alabama; three sisters, Edna Dille, of Sparta, Judy Wood, of Crossville, Debby Boone, of Murfreesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be noon, Dec. 18, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Bolin Cemetery. The Rev. … CONTINUED


Sunday beer sales voted down

Posted by | December 16, 2008 12:00 am

White County Commissioners voted down a resolution Monday night that would have allowed beer to be sold on Sundays.


VID IN STORY TEST

Posted by | December 16, 2008 12:00 am

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“You’re going to get a big argument about losing tax money, but on my part – no. If you want to drink on Sunday, you can buy it on Saturday night as far as I’m concerned.”
Commissioner Hank Clark.
Beer sales on Sunday, yes or no?
Sunday beer sales on commission agenda
By Kim Swindell Wood
Editor
kim@myspartanews.com
Commissioners will make decision
A resolution that would allow more than 20 beer permit holders in White County to legally sell the beverage on Sundays will be presented to commissioners Dec. 15.
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Just a kid at heart

Posted by | December 15, 2008 12:00 am

    I’ll go ahead and admit it; I am a kid at heart.
    Some people might even describe me as not ever having completely grown up.  I guess that could be true and to be honest, it really doesn’t bother me.  
    I guess a big part of that goes along with the fact that I get to cover games for a living.  I go to ball games of all sorts and write about them.  I take pictures constantly.  That is something that all kids are enamored with – taking pictures.  Every kid wants to pick up a camera and take pictures. 
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