Posted by Andy Southard | August 6, 2018 3:31 pm
The White County High School football team will be kicking off their season Aug. 17 when the Warriors travel to Livingston. The Warriors will open up their home slate of games, on Aug. 24. against Warren County, at Dee Harris Field.
Tickets for reserved seating and general Admission will go on sale Aug. 7. The tickets can be purchased during school office hours, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The reserved seats are $55 each, which gives the ticket holder admission to all four regular-season varsity home games.
General admission tickets can also be purchased for $24 each.
The Warriors have five home games on the slate beginning with the Aug. … Read More
Posted by Andy Southard | August 6, 2018 3:27 pm
Morgan Quick tees off in a match from earlier this season. Quick finished in second place, on Thursday afternoon, with a 40.
Tyson Welch tees off in a match from earlier this season. Welch finished with his best round of the young season, on Thursday afternoon. He would finish with a round of 77.
It was a great day for the White County High School golfers in a three-way match against District 6AAA teams Thursday, at Sparta Country Club.
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes came out victorious on the afternoon in the 18-hole match. WCHS defeated both Warren County and Stone Memorial.
The Warriors finished the day with … Read More
Posted by Andy Southard | August 6, 2018 8:58 am
Hunter Pope tries to bring down a Cumberland County player in Friday’s scrimmage.
Allen Shoupe finds some running room in Friday’s scrimmage against Cumberland County. Shoupe was the leading rusher for the Warriors in Friday’s scrimmage against Cumberland County.
The White County High School Warrior football team, continued their preparation for the season opener against Livingston by hosting Cumberland County Friday, at the WCHS practice field.
The scrimmage was the second of the pre-season for WCHS and leaves them with one more tune-up. They will travel to Cannon County, on Aug. 10, to wrap up their pre-season scrimmages.
Friday’s scrimmage was more like an actual game situation. Teams … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | August 6, 2018 7:51 am
By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church
It’s August, and a few things that come to mind when we think of this month are steamy days – school starting back, garden harvesting, county fairs, and well, surprise Lilies. For the men and maybe most of the women who are reading this, you may be wondering what a surprise Lily is. Actually, I had to stop by a stranger’s house myself to inquire about them and ask about the name. They have a stem that shoots out of the ground about 24 inches, with a cluster of blooms at the top. They grow in groups and can be seen along … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | August 6, 2018 7:49 am
The Right Stuff- By Donald Holman
The American people (many of them) have fallen in love with a guy named Donald Trump. There are lots of folks that want to tell us why to hate him, but perhaps there is more to learn in analyzing the other side of the coin. Let’s do so!
I would put right at the top of the list the fact that Donald Trump loves America. Seems a strange thing to admire in a politician yet… The “modern” American liberal dialogue tries to say that love of country equals “nationalism,” which they would caution leads people to elect Hitler types because they are … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | August 6, 2018 7:48 am
Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines
Last week, at another campaign rally, Donald Trump again complained about voter fraud and the need to prevent non-Americans from voting. He called for every state to have stricter voter ID laws. As of the end of June of this year, 34 states either have or are beginning to enforce voter identification requirements. Tennessee is one of the states that has strict voter identification requirements that require a voter to have an approved photo ID.
Shortly after taking office, Donald Trump stated several times that he could not believe he won the election, but he could not understand how Hillary Clinton received … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | August 6, 2018 7:45 am
As technology is increasingly prevalent in daily lives, scammers are using these new tools to reinvent their schemes and swindle unsuspecting consumers.
To help raise consumer awareness, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding residents to be on the lookout for con artists using technology as their platform to perpetrate scams.
A recent report from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sheds light on the growing problem of scams in Tennessee. Tennessee has the 10th highest rate per capita for reports of fraud with losses totaling over $13.7 million last year for Tennessee consumers.
“While technological advances have made life easier, consumers must … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | August 6, 2018 7:43 am
Two former inmates at the White County Jail were unsuccessful in lawsuits they filed about a standing order issued more than a year ago that allowed inmates to receive contraception services for a reduced jail sentence.
On May 15, 2017, Judge Sam Benningfield issued the order that stated, “Any White County inmate serving a sentence for the General Sessions Court who satisfactorily completes the State… Department of Health Neonatal Syndrome Education Program be given two days credit toward… jail sentence.”
The order also stated that inmates who received contraception services would be granted an additional 30 days credit toward completion of their jail sentences. Female inmates could receive … Read More
Posted by Rima Austin | August 6, 2018 7:41 am
Increased road construction and delays in movement of traffic can cause drivers to become frustrated. Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth said drivers should be prepared to move over and observe safety procedures. (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)
Road construction along Bockman Way has steadily increased the past couple of weeks and is causing numerous delays and frustration for drivers who complain about the possible damages that may occur to their vehicles.
With increased road construction comes increased need for safety. While there has only been one crash because of the construction, there have reportedly been many close calls.
The construction on Bockman Way will most likely last into September. City officials suggest that people use common sense when driving through the zones. This means staying off cell phones, slowing down, and being extra aware of surroundings.
“The bottom line is, people are going to have … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | August 6, 2018 6:34 am
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | August 4, 2018 4:28 pm
Gabriel Jared “Gabe” McCurry, 30, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 2, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mr. McCurry was born Dec. 7, 1987, in Crossville, to Angel Lita Margeson McCurry and Charles Waymon “Charlie” McCurry.
He was an avid fisherman, and he was a former employee of Norcom.
Mr. McCurry was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Angel McCurry; brothers and their spouses, Gideon and Jessie McCurry, Nathan and Abby McCurry, Jericho and Sheyenne McCurry, Israel and Trisha McCurry; and nieces and nephews, Haley, Gracie, Jadeah, Skyler, Kyler, Tyler, Jericho, and Charlie.
A private funeral service was 2 p.m., Aug. 4, 2018, at … Read More
Posted by | August 4, 2018 12:19 pm
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | August 4, 2018 8:13 am
Check out the huge yard sale today, at 272 N Spring St., sponsored by Knights of Columbus, of St. Andrew Church. All proceeds benefit Pacesetters, whose mission is to empower and support people with disabilities and their families to lead enriched and fulfilled lives.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | August 3, 2018 3:24 pm
Check out the precinct-by-precinct final election results from Aug. 2 for White County by clicking here.