West Nile Virus found in White County mosquitoes

Posted by | August 23, 2018 3:58 pm

According to Bill Christian, Associate Director for Office of Communication and Media Relations for Tennessee Department of Health, the West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in White County. Christian states that they are seeing this on other parts of the state as well.

“This time of year the Tennessee Department of Health urges Tennesseans to take steps to prevent mosquito bites,” says Christian. “To avoid mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus.”

There are several steps that can be taken in order to reduce the risk of being infected by mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. These include:

  • Use insect repellants such as DEET, Picaridin, oil of
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Truck and motorcycle collide on Highway 111

Posted by | August 23, 2018 3:00 pm

At approximately 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 23, a truck heading north on Highway 111 struck a motorcycle at the intersection of Fred Hill Road and Highway 111. According to the driver of the truck, the man on the motorcycle pulled out of Fred Hill Road to go north on 111. The motorcycle then veered to the outside lane where the truck struck the motorcycle, knocking the occupant off of it and into the road. The motorcycle was caught underneath the bumper of the truck, which came to a rest in the median of the highway.

According to officer Cody Roberts with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the operator of … Read More


WCMS volleyball team picks up two wins to open their week

Posted by | August 23, 2018 9:06 am

Nia Powers spikes the ball across the net in the Warriorettes’ game against Upperman, on Tuesday night. Powers has helped the Warriorettes get off to an early 5-0 start on the season.

The White County Middle School volleyball team picked up two wins to open up their week, which moved the Warriorettes to 5-0 on the season.

On Monday night, the Warriorettes traveled to Avery Trace. The Warriorettes would pick up the win winning in straight sets 2-0 (25-9 and 25-13).

On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes played host to Upperman Middle School. The Warriorettes first set against Upperman would come down to the wire. The Warriorettes would come … Read More


Quarterback Club Auction and BBQ dinner Aug. 25 at WCHS

Posted by | August 23, 2018 9:03 am

The Quarterback Club Auction and BBQ will begin at 5 p.m., Aug. 25, 2018, at the White County High School cafeteria. Auction will be at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or can be purchased from football player or cheerleader. They are asking churches and businesses to choose a theme for a basket, such as family fun night, tailgate items, lawn and garden, etc. These items should be put together in a basket or bundle to be donated for the auction. If these items need to be picked up, contact Shane Rittenberry – srittenberry@gmail.com or deliver 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 25, at the WCHS cafeteria.


BonDeCroft basketball tryouts

Posted by | August 23, 2018 9:00 am

The BonDeCroft boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will have tryouts Aug. 28. The girls will have tryouts 4:30-5:30 p.m., and the boys will follow, 5:3-6:30 p.m.

 


Kelley and Sloan compete in world championship fishing

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:59 am

Elijah Kelley and Hunter Sloan fished, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in the The Bass Federation World Championship. They competed against 35 states and one team from Canada. The first two days of the tournament, the states were divided into divisions, with one winning team from each division qualifying to compete in the World Finals, on Saturday. The boys won the Southern Division, qualifying them for the world finals, on Saturday, where they finished fourth in the world. Kelley and Sloan are pictured with Dewayne Dodson, TN Bass Federation president, and Jeff Stafford, TN Bass Federation state youth director, who said he was very proud of the boys and … Read More


Youth football team picks up two wins on Saturday

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:56 am

The Sparta Youth football teams returned to action, on Aug. 18, when they traveled to DeKalb County. All three Warriors’ teams were in battle on the day, with the Warriors picking up wins in two of their three games.

The Pee Wee Warriors stayed undefeated on the season when they took down DeKalb County 27-13. Griffin Adams, who finished the day with three touchdowns, and Gabe Palmer, who finished the day with one touchdown, led the Warriors offensively. Defensively, Paul Dylan Bickford was an anchor for the Warriors as he finished with seven tackles. The Warriors take their 3-0 record to Livingston, at 4 p.m., on Saturday.

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Warriorette volleyball splits pair

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:54 am

Kanden Reeves goes up for a spike in a game earlier this season. The Warriorettes went 1-1 to open up their week.

The White County High School volleyball team had a busy opening to their week. The Warriorettes were on the road on both Monday and Tuesday. On Monday night, the Warriorettes traveled to Livingston Academy 2-0 (25-21 and 25-19). On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes would travel to Soddy-Daisy to open up their District 6AAA slate. The Warriorettes would come up with the short end falling 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, and 25-14).

On Monday night, Lauren Turner led the Warriorettes. Turner finished the game with seven kills and five … Read More


WCHS soccer team gets their first win of the season

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:52 am

Saige Johnson dribbles past an Upperman defender, on Monday night. The Warriorettes picked up their first win of the season on Monday night 2-0.

The White County High School Soccer team picked up its first win of the season, on Monday night, picking up a win over Upperman High School 2-0.

The Warriorettes got off to a quick start, on Tuesday night, jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, with 23 minutes remaining in the first half, when Madison Correa found the back of the net.

The Warriorettes would pick up their second goal of the game at the 13-minute mark when Kasey Scarlett scored to make it 2-0. Upperman looked like they were going to get their first goal of the game in the first half, with just seconds to go. … Read More


Warriors host Warren County on Friday night at Dee Harris Field

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:49 am

Dawson Ogletree tries to take down Livingstone’s runner, on Friday night. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

The White County High School Warriors will look to pick up their first win of the season, on Friday night. The Warriors are returning to the friendly confines of Dee Harris Field and will take on the Warren County High School Pioneers.

Friday’s game is against a very familiar foe. Warren County and White County have always been regular combatants in the sports arena. Whether in the same district or not, the two have faced off just about every season in just about every sport.

Since McMinnville City and McMinnville Central consolidated, in 1969, to become Warren County High School, the Warriors and Pioneers have met 39 times. … Read More


Bible Lands Museum to tour Sparta

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:49 am

Free to the public, exhibits will include: “The Sea of Galilee Boat Model,” Taylor Prism Reproduction, Egyptian Mummy Mask, Life-Size Roman Soldier and Persian Archer, The Great Isaiah Scroll replica, and more.

The Bible Lands Museum of Sandy, Ore. will be offering exhibits free to the public the following dates, times and locations:

Sparta, Tennessee

  • Days/Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 24-26
  • Where: West Sparta church of Christ, Sparta, TN 38583
  • Exhibit times: 2 pm-6 pm (Friday), 10 am-6 pm (Saturday) with a lecture from 6 pm-7 pm on Saturday, Lectures Sunday (9 am, 10 am, 1:30 pm) and Exhibit Open 3 pm-6 pm (Sunday)

For more information visit www.westspartacoc.org or … Read More


Bible Lands Museum to tour Sparta

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:49 am

Free to the public, exhibits will include: “The Sea of Galilee Boat Model,” Taylor Prism Reproduction, Egyptian Mummy Mask, Life-Size Roman Soldier and Persian Archer, The Great Isaiah Scroll replica, and more.

The Bible Lands Museum of Sandy, Ore. will be offering exhibits free to the public the following dates, times and locations:

Sparta, Tennessee

  • Days/Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 24-26
  • Where: West Sparta church of Christ, Sparta, TN 38583
  • Exhibit times: 2 pm-6 pm (Friday), 10 am-6 pm (Saturday) with a lecture from 6 pm-7 pm on Saturday, Lectures Sunday (9 am, 10 am, 1:30 pm) and Exhibit Open 3 pm-6 pm (Sunday)

For more information visit www.westspartacoc.org or … Read More


A lesson in humility

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:40 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

My wife was first to notice the young family. They were on Main Street, in Berlin, Ohio. We had stopped at a traffic light where US 62 turns into Main, and they were in and around their buggy in front of Sommer’s General Store. Their rugs and aprons were displayed nearby.

After finding a parking place, we walked back to the corner to check out their goods. The rugs and aprons were all handmade, with material that used to be clothing. The older boy would be starting sixth grade, soon, he told us. Leather key chains, some cut in the shape of … Read More


Thomas Jefferson called it “prostitution to falsehood” – today it’s called “fake news”

Posted by | August 23, 2018 8:39 am

Language of Liberty – By KrisAnne Hall, JD

The Boston Globe recently printed an Opinion piece as a rebuttal to all the “fake news” accusations. Their new hashtag professes “#FreePress is not the enemy.”

It is true Freedom of Press is not the enemy. Freedom of Speech is not the enemy either. They are two of the foundational principles of Liberty that make America great.

But since we are on the topic, let us examine the nature of the true enemy. You see, Free Press is not a person, it is a principle.

  1. The enemy is a group of people who call themselves journalists joining together in a
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