Positive news

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Every now and then, it is good for our town to actually be the focus of some positive news in the national spotlight.
Kellie Jolly Harper has given us that in the past week. Actually, she has done that several times in her playing and coaching career, but over the past week, she has increased that spotlight.
Too often our small town gets a bad rap because it seems the only time the bigger media outlets pick up on Sparta is for the bad headlines. Of course, they are only doing what the people want to hear and read about. I guess it’s human nature, but it is … CONTINUED

Bowen can put a spring back in your step

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Personalized treatment. Patrick Bowen offers hands-on therapy as well as with the aid of machines for a variety of physical conditions at his offices on East Bockman Way, located next to Citizen’s Bank. He offers flexible programs to fit the needs of individual patients.

WELCOME. Camilla Collins, office manager; and Patrick Bowen, owner, welcome everyone to their new office on East Bockman Way, located next to Citizen’s Bank

Bowen Physical Therapy is a privately owned and operated practice located in Sparta.
113 East Bockman Way,
Suite 102, Sparta (corner of E. Bockman and Butler)
Phone Number:
(931) 836-2221
Email address:
Patrick Bowen, MPT

Web site draws thousands of viewers

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

More than 350,000 page views in March attracted countless potential customers to the hundreds of advertisers listed on myspartanews.com.
As the world of technology advances, the newspaper industry is readily becoming a vital part of the Internet as they devise newer and better ways to serve their customers.
Account executives can offer their clients advertising opportunities that were never available in the past decade. By combining newspaper advertisements with the easy accessibility of Web site ads, clients get the best of both worlds. Not only will potential customers in the immediate area see their ads, but individuals hundreds of miles away can also view them.
For more … CONTINUED

White County Clean Sweep 2009

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Again this year, the White County Litter Program is sponsoring White County Clean Sweep 2009. We are continually collecting trash along our roadsides. But as usual, we have a lot of people who throw out trash and allow things to blow from their vehicles that are not properly secured.
We are going to have a special cleanup through April 24. White County is asking for all concerned citizens, business and industries, Adopt-A-Highway organizations, schools, and anyone else interested in keeping White County beautiful.
To keep White County moving in a positive direction, we feel it is important for our county to look good to others who are contemplating … CONTINUED

County executive wants clarification

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

A controversy that began last week during Steering Committee B about a 1997 resolution that eliminated out-of-county garbage at the landfill continued Monday night during the Board of Commissioners meeting.
“I need clarification on who I can help and who I can’t,” said White County Executive Sullivan.
Sullivan presented a resolution to commissioners that stated, “Whereas, it is the wishes of the White County Commission that White County will not, in the future, help out any neighboring county in ANY emergency situation…”
DeKalb County has been hauling a portion of its garbage to White County’s landfill since March and will continue to do so for approximately one more … CONTINUED

Tavern owners question THP visit

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Danny Lewis (left) listens as Sheriff Oddie Shoupe explains to White County Board of Commissioners how he has never had any trouble from the tavern operated by Lewis. Lewis and his wife Mary operate “Rumors” on Highway 84.

A White County couple appeared before the Board of Commissioners on Monday to ask why four state troopers would have been checking their establishment for violations.
Danny and Mary Lewis, operators of “Rumors” tavern on Highway 84, said Sheriff Oddie Shoupe and his deputies were the only law enforcement officers were the ones who had been doing a “walk-through” of their business.
“This week, four state troopers pulled in our … CONTINUED

Women’s Show is Saturday

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Ready. Everyone at Dog and Co. is looking forward to The Expositor’s Women’s Show, on Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at White County Agriculture Complex. Dog and Co. is one of the many businesses that will be conducting fashion shows on stage. L-R: Janette Lee is holding Bella Holtzclaw and Missy Lee; Madison Holtzclaw (standing) with Chloe Holtzclaw; and Jenna Holtzclaw with Bean Eller and Brutus Lenhart.

If anyone has ever wondered what to do with old newspapers, come to The Expositor’s Women’s Show this Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at White County Agriculture Complex.
The women asked, and The Expositor responded to their request to bring back the Newspaper … CONTINUED

Donald Edward Gore

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Donald Edward Gore, 70, of Cookeville passed away April 22, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m., April 25, 2009, at Taft Church of Christ. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. A private family burial will follow in Old Zion Cemetery
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WCHS soccer breaks six game skid

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Taking on the official, too. Joshua Fann not only had to take on a Bledsoe County player, but also the official, who found himself right in the middle of the action.

Defending the goal. Warrior defenders, Cameron Young (14), Chris Dodson (40) and Brandon Loughman (1), along with goalkeeper, Aaron Webb, work to hold Bledsoe County scoreless in the first half. WCHS allowed only one Bledsoe goal in the entire contest on the way to the 6-1 win on Tuesday. WCHS returns to action Friday against Middle Tennessee Christian in front of the student body at 1 p.m.

The White County High School soccer team broke their six … CONTINUED

WCHS softball gets first district win

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Stephanie Guth, who pitched the Warriorettes to the district win over Warren County, throws the batter out at first from her knees after making a play. First baseman, Miya Teeples, waits on the ball.

It was an unusually busy Wednesday afternoon in local sports action due to make-up games rescheduled because of all the rain that has fallen around the area as of late.
The Warriorette softball team seemed to enjoy the Wednesday night action as they broke through for their first District 7AAA victory of the season. The Warriorettes avenged an 11-1 loss the night before and bounced back to defeat the Warren County Lady Pioneers 1-0 … CONTINUED

One inning proves detrimental for Warriorettes

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

Reaching out for the ball. Warriorette shortstop, Paige Scott, reaches out to make contact with the softball during a recent contest. WCHS is scheduled to host Franklin County Friday for a doubleheader.

Take away one inning from Tuesday’s game in McMinnville and the Warriorettes would have been tied at one with the Warren County Lady Pioneers.
However, unfortunately for the WCHS squad, the game was made up of five innings and in one of those the home team put 10 runs on the board to take the lop sided victory.
Warren County exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the second and coasted to the victory from … CONTINUED

WCHS tennis splits with Lebanon

Posted by | April 23, 2009 12:00 am

In action. Chelsea Sims battles her opponent in Tuesday’s match.

Returning the ball. Conlon Cash returns the ball over the net in Tuesday’s match against Lebanon. The WCHS team begins District 7AAA tournament play next week.

Netting a win. Jessica Jones was the lone Warriorette winner in the matches against Lebanon.

Picking up the win. Tyler Rash helped the Warrior tennis team to a victory over Lebanon with his 8-3 singles win.

The White County High School tennis team got to show off their newly resurfaced courts Tuesday when they played host to Lebanon for a District 7AAA match.
WCHS split with the Blue Devils squads, who are … CONTINUED

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