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WCHS soccer picks up first win

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Taking control. Warriorette sophomore soccer player, Raleigh Dale, shields off a DeKalb County player and controls the ball during the win over the Lady Tigers Thursday. The soccer team hosts Warren County for a District 7AAA contest Tuesday and then travels to Riverdale Thursday. They wrap up the week with a home game against Lebanon Saturday.

The battle is on. Warriorette senior captain, Chelsea Sims, battles a Dekalb County player for control of the ball during Thursday’s game which WCHS won 2-0. Sims, who just recently became the all-time WCHS leading scorer, scored both goals.

    The Warriorettes came into Thursday night’s game 0-2 on the season and entered … Read More


WCHS Volleyball still looking for district win

Posted by | September 8, 2008 12:00 am

Setting it up. Warriorette sophomore, Brittany Dodson, sets the ball to Tasha Delaney during a match.

Bump-set. Warriorette senior, Keshia Daniels bump sets the ball to a teammate during the match with Lebanon Thursday.

    The Warriorette volleyball team is still in search of their first district win of the season after losing 3-1 at home to Lebanon on Thursday. 
    WCHS continued their roller coaster play on the season in the match against the District 7-AAA foe.
    Lebanon won the first two games 25-20 and 25-22 and then here came the other group of Warriorettes.  After losing two in a row, WCHS regrouped and dominated game three.
    With Lebanon … Read More


Twistin’ senior

Posted by | September 7, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta senior citizens enjoyed their day at White County Fair, on Friday, as they displayed their many talents. This video proves those over 50 years of age have “still got it.” David Welch, who also dances with Sparta Senior Center Squaredancers, puts Chubby Checker to shame with his version of “The Twist.”


Faye S. Flannery

Posted by | September 7, 2008 12:00 am

Faye S. Flannery, 77, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2008, at Summit Medical Center, in Hermitage.

Funeral arrangement are incomplete at this time
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

George Daniel Matz

Posted by | September 7, 2008 12:00 am

George Daniel Matz,  93, of Florida and formerly of Sparta, passed away Sept. 6, 2008, at Bartow Center, in Florida.
Funeral arrangement are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Warriors fall in turnover-plagued game at Walker Valley

Posted by | September 6, 2008 12:00 am

It was a battle in the trenches for room to carry the ball at Walker Valley.

    The White County High School Warrior football team fell to 0-2 on the young season with a 42-7 loss at Walker Valley in a game marred by turnovers.
    The two teams combined for 13 turnovers in the game.  The Warriors committed seven, Walker Valley six.  WCHS, however, failed to convert any Mustang turnovers into points.  Walker Valley, on the other hand, turned three Warrior miscues into touchdowns.
    WCHS actually scored first in the game and trailed only 14-7 with less than four minutes to play in the third quarter.  Walker Valley, however, … Read More


Popular nightspot leveled by fire

Posted by | September 5, 2008 12:00 am

An early Sunday morning fire completely destroyed the Cadillac Ranch on Old Smithville Highway.
“We put loads and loads of water on it, but there wasn’t much we could do,” said Tracy Dover with Cassville Volunteer Fire Department.
Dover said the call came out at approximately 3 a.m. and, when firefighters arrived, the building was completely involved. Districts 3 and 7 were called out to assist but they could not save the structure.
According to members of the band, which finished playing earlier Saturday night, they understood that everyone had left the building by approximately 12:45 a.m. Owners of the building were reportedly out of town and are … Read More


Sparta National Guard deploying to Louisiana

Posted by | September 5, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta is now among the more than 1,100 soldiers and airmen that have been mobilized to assist in relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.
Members of 777th Maintenance Co., in Sparta, were put on alert last week when they were informed they would most likely be deployed to assist in the areas of Louisiana that were ravaged by Hurricane Gustav.
An additional 350 have been on duty within the state providing command and control of the deployed units and assisting with the more than 4,000 evacuees brought to Tennessee.
The total number deployed includes another 550 soldiers of a task force that departed over the weekend for Gulf … Read More


Hazardous place to be

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

    It’s official.  I know a little bit about how our football players feel after a Friday night football game. 
    This is my 15th football season covering the games on the sidelines for the newspaper and, by some small miracle, I have made it through the first 14 without getting hit on the sidelines.
    Anyone who knows me knows this is amazing.  You see, I am the definition of a klutz.  Those who know me very well have stories about me falling.  Some of you who are reading this right now are probably laughing right now thinking about one of those stories.  I’ve fallen down steps, up steps, out … Read More


Popular nightspot leveled by fire

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

An early Sunday morning fire completely destroyed the Cadillac Ranch on Old Smithville Highway.
“We put loads and loads of water on it, but there wasn’t much we could do,” said Tracy Dover with Cassville Volunteer Fire Department.
Dover said the call came out at approximately 3 a.m. and, when firefighters arrived, the building was completely involved. Districts 3 and 7 were called out to assist but they could not save the structure.
According to members of the band, which finished playing earlier Saturday night, they understood that everyone had left the building by approximately 12:45 a.m. Owners of the building were reportedly out of town and are … Read More


Construction begins September at Boy Scouts retreat

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

A dream recently became reality for thousands of individuals involved with Boys Scouts of America in the form of a land donation that will provide an outlet for fun and a place to learn moral values.
Latimer High Adventure Reservation began in its infancy in 2007 with a generous gift from Bill and Carol Latimer, of Union City. The 1500-plus acres of property, in Van Buren County and adjoins White County, is surrounded by more than 50,000 acres of public wilderness.
According to Ron Turpin, director for the reservation, construction of approximately 25 structures will begin in September 2008. Plans are to be completed December 2009. A corporate … Read More


Drought causes multiple economic problems

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

The severe drought that has been experienced in Tennessee during the past several months has created a snowball effect on the economy and triggering a rise in power costs. (See related story in today’s edition.)
Tennessee Valley Authority receives its data from 317 rain gauges located throughout the states covered by the power supplier
The most recent data from TVA, dated Aug. 14, 2008, indicated the entire Valley has had 25.32 inches of rainfall since Jan 1, 2008. This figure is 75 percent of the normal amount.
The definition of a drought is “a period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems.”
According to the U.S. Geological … Read More


 

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