Sparta seeks public works director

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

City officials are looking for a qualified individual to fill the vacancy that will be created when the public works director leaves his position May 1.
Ross Fann, who began as a G.I.S. coordinator for the city, eventually moved into the slot of public works director. In his letter of resignation submitted to Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo, Fann said he would be returning to private practice where he would again be using his engineering and contractor licenses to do survey, civil design, utilities and land development work. Fann praised the city for its leadership in addressing problems with the water and sewer systems.
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Herren fills vacant seat

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Official. Milton Herren is officially sworn in as county commissioner for District 4. Herren will be filling the vacancy created by the death of Betty Sapp Bohannon.

A man who already has experience in governmental leadership has filled one of the county commission seats for District 4 that was left vacant with the death of Betty Sapp Bohannon.
Milton Herren, 65, was selected by White County commissioners Monday night to serve on the 14-member board. The retired truck driver garnered seven votes to secure the position. Herren served as county commissioner during the 1990’s representing the Doyle area. He now resides on Old Bon Air Road.
The remaining … CONTINUED

Vendors still signing on for 2009 Women’s Show

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Tickets are selling like hotcakes for the annual Expositor’s Women’s Show set for April 25, at White County Agriculture Complex.
From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., women (and even some men) will be perusing the hundreds of items at the event-of-a-lifetime. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door and can be purchased at either The Expositor or Atnip Chiropractic, in Cookeville.
Christy Hampton, Expositor promotions director, is keeping the grand prize a secret until all details are finalized. The Expositor will provide that exciting information just a soon as possible.
Just in case anyone is wondering what can be found at the Women’s Show, here is a … CONTINUED

Explosives found in search

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

James Fredrick Willard, 35

James Fredrick Willard, 35, of White County, was arrested Mar. 13 after two explosive devices were found at a residence on Whittaker Road in the northeastern portion of White County.
According to officers with White County Sheriff Department, a concerned resident reported possible drug activity involving Willard. Officers went to the residence and conducted a “knock and talk”, which resulted in consent to search the premises.
Officers reportedly found schedule VI drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as the two pipe-type bombs.
Willard has been charged with two counts of possession of prohibited weapon, three counts of reckless endangerment, simple possession of schedule VI … CONTINUED

Steven Robert Underwood

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Steven Robert Underwood, 52, of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Morris (Joe) Reece Parks

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Morris (Joe) Reece Park Morris (Joe) Reece Parks, 67, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away March 17, 2009, at Clinton Memorial Hospital, in Wilmington.
Parks was born Dec. 3, 1941, in the Ravenscroft community, of White County. He was the son of Charlie and Dora Emerton Parks and stepson of Bessie Parks.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 21, 2009, at Littleton Funeral Home, in Sabina, Ohio, with burial in Centerville Cemetery, at Lees Creek.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.

Blaze burn Warriors in 7AAA baseball opener

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Fielding the ball. Warrior first baseman, Seth McDonald, fields the ball during a recent game. The Warriors will play in a tournament in Franklin County this weekend.

    Mother Nature forced the Warrior baseball team to miss four straight games. 
    The lay-off from action took its toll in their first outing in a week.  WCHS traveled to Murfreesboro to take on Blackman.  The Blaze bats were on fire in the game as they rolled to the 16-1 victory.
    Blackman scored their 16 runs on 14 hits.  Four Warrior errors contributed to the Blackman surge.  Blackman exploded for 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning taking away all … CONTINUED

Dancing across the land in NCAA

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

    White County has representatives of its basketball tradition dancing this week all across the country.
    Making the NCAA tournament is a tough thing to do, but the small town of Sparta has three people carrying that maroon and gray pride into the Big Dance.
    Molly McFadden, a 2006 graduate of WCHS and a former Warriorette, will be traveling to East Lansing, Michigan with the Middle Tennessee State University Lady Raiders.  McFadden is a freshman reserve for the Lady Raiders. 
    MTSU (28-5) garnered an eight seed, but has the tough task of taking on nine seed, Michigan State, on their home court.  That game is slated to tip off … CONTINUED

Football supporters meet the coach

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

    New Warrior head coach, Tracy Malone, was in town Monday night and spoke to players and supporters of WCHS football gathered in the school’s cafeteria. 
    On hand were several current Warrior football players and their parents as well as future Warriors.  There were players from the middle school age down through the youth league on hand to meet the new coach.  Also attending were WCMS coach, Luke Dycus, as well as several Spartan youth coaches. 
    Taking the podium first was Quarterback Club president, Steve Howell.  He spoke a bit about the organization and plans for expanding to help with football at all levels … CONTINUED

WCHS soccer nets first win of season

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Getting after the ball. Matt Geer races to gain control of the ball during recent action. The Warriors defeated Sequatchie County 5-2 for their first win of the season.

    The White County High School Warrior soccer team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday when they defeated Sequatchie County 5-2.
    After rain forced cancellation of last Thursday’s game, the Warriors hit the field for only the second time this season when they traveled to Dunlap for a non district contest. 
    The Warriors struck first and would never trail in the contest when Joshua Fann scored from about 20 yards out 10 minutes into the match.  Five … CONTINUED

WCHS softball shut out by Blackman

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

Making a play. Warriorette shortstop, Paige Scott, throws to first during the loss to Blackman Tuesday. The Warriorettes gave up four unearned runs in the 4-0 loss. They will host Lebanon Thursday at 7 p.m.

    The Warriorette softball team finally returned to action after rain had forced cancellation of their scheduled games over the weekend.
    WCHS fell victim to visiting Blackman dropping a 4-0 decision to the Lady Blaze.  The Warriorettes managed only two hits in the game.  Miya Teeples pitched for WCHS and scattered 10 Blackman hits, but all four runs were unearned.  The Warriorettes committed five errors in the game. 
    Blackman plated what turned out to … CONTINUED

WCHS track competes in meet at Macon County

Posted by | March 19, 2009 12:00 am

    The White County High School track and field team traveled to Macon County Tuesday for a late addition to the schedule. 
    The Warriorettes finished second in the five-team meet while the Warriors finished third.  Station Camp captured first place in both the boys and girls.  The Station Camp girls netted 177 points followed by the Warriorettes at 95.  Trousdale County took third with 39 points.  Macon County and Clay County each tallied two points.  On the boys’ side, Station Camp picked up 161 points followed by Macon County with 92.  The Warriors tallied 62 followed by Clay County with 23 points.  Trousdale County wrapped things up with 10 … CONTINUED

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