WCMS volleyball wins third straight CTC Championship

Posted by | October 1, 2018 10:13 am

The White County Middle School volleyball team had the perfect ending to their perfect season, on Friday night. The Warriorettes put the final touches on their undefeated season with a CTC Conference Championship. This championship is the third straight for the Warriorettes.

The WCMS Warriorettes picked up a 2-0 semi-final win over the tournament host, Harris Middle School, winning 25-13 and 25-14 to earn their spot in the championship game.

In the championship match, the WCMS Warriorettes took on Warren County Middle School. In the first match, the WCMS Warriorettes won that match 25-18. In the second match, the WCMS Warriorettes would jump out to an early lead … Read More


Several missed opportunities prove costly for Warriors

Posted by | October 1, 2018 10:11 am

Sedryk Leftwich throws the ball down the field in a game earlier this season. Leftwich led the Warriors in rushing, on Friday night, against Shelbyville. Leftwich finished the night with six rushes for 47 yards.

Missed opportunities on the offensive side of the ball and getting off to an awful start were the downfall of the White County High School football team, on Friday night, as they fell to 0-6, with a 62-8 loss to Shelbyville.

The Warriors had several opportunities in the first half offensively to make the game more interesting. Add those missed opportunities on the offensive side to some costly mistakes on the defensive side, and the result is the third Warrior loss in region play.

The game started out the way the Warriors were hoping it wouldn’t happen. On the first offensive play for Shelbyville, their quarterback would drop … Read More


WCHS is hosting District 6AAA volleyball tourney

Posted by | October 1, 2018 10:06 am

The volleyball teams of District 6AAA will converge on Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, for the district tournament

There will be three games, on Oct. 1, with championship games slated for 5 p.m., on Oct. 2. The top two teams from the district tournament will advance to the Region 3AAA tournament.

The Warriorettes will open play in the tournament at 4 p.m., Oct. 1, against Warren County. The winner of that game will take on Cookeville, at 6 p.m., Oct. 1. The game between those two games will be between Rhea County and Soddy-Daisy, at 5 p.m.

The winners of the Rhea County-Soddy Daisy … Read More


WCMS earns their spot in CTC Bowl

Posted by | October 1, 2018 10:03 am

The 40-8 win over the Raiders not only gave WCMS a win, but it also clinched the Warriors a spot in the Central Tennessee Bowl game.

The White County Middle School football team played host to Coffee County, on Thursday night. The Warriors were supposed to take on Coffee County, on Tuesday night, but due to the storms that came through the area, the game was moved to Dee Harris field, on Thursday night.

The 40-8 win over the Raiders not only gave WCMS a win, but it also clinched the Warriors a spot in the Central Tennessee Bowl game. WCMS, which is 5-2 on the season and 4-1 in CTC play with only one regular season game remaining, was tied with Coffee County coming into the game. The win secured their spot in … Read More


Seagrave Mortgage opens Sparta office on Millers Point Road

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:49 am

Seagrave Mortgage is excited to announce that they are opening an office in Sparta. It will be located at 747 Millers Point Road and will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Seagrave Mortgage specializes in residential purchases and refinances. They offer various loan types such as conventional, FHA, USDA Rural Development and VA loans. The office provides financing for one-to-four-unit properties, whether they are owner-occupied, investment or second homes.

“We have been doing an increasingly large number of loans in Sparta and the surrounding area,” said Patty Seagrave, manager of the Cookeville office. “Per the Richey May & Co. HMDA Market Share report, in 2017, we were the … Read More


WCMS observes Constitution Week

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:45 am

The Rock House Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented a proclamation to students and faculty at White County Middle School in observance of Constitution Week, which was celebrated during the week of Sept. 17-23. L-R: Farrah Prater Griffith, WCMS principal; Carlie Gentry, student; Betty Ragland, D.A.R.; and Kylie Moore, student.


Eagles, ducks, ponds, and skies

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:43 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

If you send a duck to eagle school, it will frustrate the ducks. It will frustrate the eagles, and it will frustrate the school. A friend of mine speaking a few months back said, “You cannot pour into someone what God intentionally left out.”

Ducks that are in eagle school will slow down the eagles and likewise eagles would not learn to soar when placed into duck school. It’s not the duck’s fault or even the eagle’s fault. It’s just can’t happen. You see, we will disciple what we are, not what somebody else is. No matter how hard we try, eagles … Read More


Who is actually the antichrist?

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:42 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Is Donald Trump the antichrist? Will the antichrist be a Muslim? Is the pope, or the next pope, the antichrist? Upon a simple internet search, it is clearly seen that these are the questions people are asking.

There is a heightened interest in this Bible topic, and many are misguided and confused.   Yet, the identity of “antichrist” is plain from the writings of John. The inspired apostle is the only writer who used the term, appearing five times in four verses (1 John 2:18; 2:22; 4:3; 2 John 7). In every instance, there is a warning against “antichrist” because … Read More


Two speeches to last a lifetime

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:40 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

Once again, we have completed a week jam-packed with news. And once again, I will attempt to cover one or two pieces of it as time and space allows. We are truly living in momentous times -times that may well determine the course of our nation for a generation or more to come.

The leftists of the 70s and 80s depended on the courts to deliver for them decisions the nation, expressing their will in the voting booth, never would. The most obvious one was that of abortion, in 1973, that discovered a hither – to unknown – “right” in the … Read More


Marsha Blackburn is playing fast and loose with facts

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:39 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

Marsha Blackburn is a Republican’s Republican. She unquestionably is a hardcore Trump supporter. No one can doubt that for a single moment. Her interviews, her stump speeches, campaign ads, and her latest debate performance reinforces her commitment to back everything Donald Trump says or does, without question or concern for the majority of Tennesseans. One of her old stand-by lines is that if she is elected to the Senate, she will bring “Tennessee values” to Washington D.C. I have a couple questions I’d like to ask Marsha, “Congressman Blackburn, you have been in Washington for 16 years. What did you do with … Read More


Guidara inducted into Hall of Fame at Maryland high school

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:37 am

Ken Guidara

Ken Guidara, of Sparta, was recently inducted into the Albert Einstein High School Hall of Fame for Lifetime Career Achievement. The school is located in Kensington, Maryland.

As a 1965 graduate of Albert Einstein High School, Guidara was an athlete, playing all three school years on the varsity football and track teams. In football, he was a utility offensive lineman and in track he was a competitor in the mile race. Guidara was also active in Einstein Intramurals sports and was a member of the E-Club, a school service organization. The Guidara family also graduated from Einstein: Mike in 1969, Jim in 1970, Rita in 1972, … Read More


Chamber of Commerce discusses membership drive

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:28 am

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce is continuing its efforts to garner new members with an ongoing membership drive that has already brought in approximately $1,700

During the Sept. 25, 2018, meeting of the Chamber Board of Directors, President Marvin Bullock talked about the efforts to bring in new members to the organization.

When asked how much money they have raised so far, Bullock explained they had approximately $1,700. When asked if the amount was lower or higher than the previous years, Bullock responded that it was a lower amount, but there were still a few days left in the drive.

“We still have a few days,” said Bullock. … Read More


Unemployment rates are down for month of August

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:27 am

The state of Tennessee saw the unemployment rate dip again for the month of August.

Eighty-six of the 95 counties in Tennessee saw lower unemployment rates, according to recently released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Rates in White County lowered by .02 percent, from 4.3 percent, in July 2018, to 4.1 percent, in August 2018. This is still higher than the 4.0 percent rate last year at the same time.

“It’s great to see unemployment rates decrease in so many counties across the state,” said TDLWD Commissioner Burns Phillips. “Once again Tennessee successfully rebounded from the summer slump in unemployment we typically experience … Read More


Student resource officers in place for each school

Posted by | October 1, 2018 9:25 am

L-R: Sgt. Allan Hale, SRO Northfield Elementary; Sgt. David Grissom, SRO White County High School; Sgt. Dustin Reels, SRO Woodland Park Elementary; Capt. Kenny Dobson, SRO White County Middle School; Sgt. Wade Phillips, SRO Findlay Elementary, Sheriff Steve Page; Sgt. Steve Turpin, SRO Cassville Elementary; Sgt.Scott Odell, SRO Doyle Elementary; and Sgt. Wade Pike, SRO BonDeCroft Elementary (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

The White County school system and the White County Sheriff Department have teamed up to ensure the schools within the county remain safe.

The sheriff department has recently hired new school resource officers to provide at least one officer at every school. The state providing funding for them makes the addition easier.

On Sept. 27, Senator Paul Bailey announced that White County received over $158,000 in state grants to be utilized for school safety and security. Bailey was a member of Gov. Bill Haslam’s School Safety Working Group, which recommended to the Tennessee General Assembly to give more money to the cause. The general assembly earmarked $35 million … Read More


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