Monthly Archives: August 2010

TSSAA implements new concussion policy

Posted on August 9, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) continues to enact policies to keep the health of their student athletes at the forefront.
The newest policy implemented by the state’s athletic governing body is in regards to concussions. The TSSAA agreed upon and passed the new policy in July and it will be enforced immediately.
The TSSAA and the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) are becoming proactive in identifying and treating athletes who show signs of concussions, which are an all too real aspect of sports. WCHS even recently had an athlete that had to give up a sport due to repeated concussions. Being proactive in this kind … CONTINUED


Warriors defeat Cannon County in scrimmage

Posted on August 9, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Breaking through. Conor Sparkman breaks through the line for a sizeable gain during the scrimmage.

Weather forced the postponement of the Warrior football scrimmage from Thursday to Friday, but the delay did nothing to slow down WCHS.
The Warriors outscored the Lions seven touchdowns to two on the afternoon of football.
WCHS wasted little time getting going as Devon Davidson intercepted a Lion pass on the third play from scrimmage. Each team, however, kept the ball on offense for ten consecutive plays. Cannon would later score on their first series. After breaking off a run for a sizable gain, the Warriors forced a fumble. The bouncing ball squirted … CONTINUED


Meet the coaches of WCHS football

Posted on August 9, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warrior football coaching staff. The WCHS football coaching staff is working hard each day to get the team ready for the coming season. Joining Coach Tracy Malone (seated) on his 2010 staff are (l to r): Brent Farley, Mike Harris, Bill Harris, Brandon Smartt (athletic trainer), Glen Smiley, Mark Frasier and Jerry Lowery. Not pictured is Montuka Murray.

As the fall practices begin, it’s time to meet the staff in charge of turning around the fortunes of White County High School football.
With almost 80 players out this year for the high school football team, it takes a large staff to be able to handle the teaching needs … CONTINUED


WCHS golf ready to tee it up in 2010

Posted on August 9, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Leading the way. Allison Geer, the reigning District 6AAA female Player of the Year, is ready to lead the WCHS golf team into the 2010 season.

While the other fall sports teams are just a week into their preseason practice slate, the high school golf teams across the state are teeing off their regular seasons.
The White County High School golf team opens their season today at Riverwatch against DeKalb County, who is coached by a former WCHS golfer, Joe Pat Cope.
The WCHS golf team is in a unique position of being young, but with a lot of experience under their belt. Despite having no seniors on … CONTINUED


Christopher Lee Pittman

Posted on August 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Christopher Lee Pittman, 39, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 5, 2010, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charla Marie Phillips

Posted on August 6, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charla Marie Lawson Phillips, 70, of Cookeville, passed away Aug. 4, 2010, at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville.
Mrs. Phillips was born June 27, 1940, to Jim and Carrie Abney Lawson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Virgil and Horace Lawson; and sister Jane Hogan.
Survivors include her husband, Alonzo Phillips, of Cookeville; Linda Rippetoe and husband Kenny, of Hermitage; one stepson, Lloyd Phillips and wife Kathy, of Baxter; beloved grandchildren, Justin and Jesse Rippetoe; sisters and their families, Chris Warrington, Helen Morris and Dorothy Pope, all of Sparta; brother and his family, Jimmy Lawson, of O’Fallon, Mo.; and a host of beloved nieces … CONTINUED


Taste of Home Cooking School coming to Sparta

Posted on August 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Waiting. The line at the 2009 Taste of Home Cooking School was “par for the course” as hundreds of people wait for their turn to purchase a ticket and take part in the annual event sponsored by The Expositor.

Drop those whisks, grab some friends, and join The Expositor for a night of fun at the Taste of Home Cooking School show, presented live at White County Agricultural Complex, on Oct. 21. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
During this interactive two-hour event, attendees will watch top culinary expert Michelle Roberts demonstrate 10 new recipes that can easily be recreated at home—from … CONTINUED


Nashville man faces drug charges

Posted on August 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Drugs and money. Exactly $300 cash and two baggies of what is believed to be crack cocaine, is pictured, after it was reportedly confiscated during the arrest of Lorinza Chinca McCord (inset), 33, of Nashville.

A Nashville man was arrested, on July 30, after officers reportedly found drugs and money during a search.
According to Detective Craig Capps with White County Sheriff Department, Lorinza Chinca McCord, 33, was observed leaving a room of the Budget Inn on Mayberry Street.
Capps stated McCord had previously been arrested in White County and was on probation in Davidson County for selling crack cocaine.
He said McCord walked through a gap in … CONTINUED


Bomb threat empties LTD

Posted on August 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Law enforcement officers are searching for the person who called in a bomb threat, on Aug. 3, at LTD Parts on Smithville Highway.
According to Detective Chris Isom with White County Sheriff Department, two calls were received at the plant, one at approximately 9 a.m. and another at approximately 11 a.m., saying a bomb would go off at the manufacturing facility.
Employees were immediately evacuated from the facility and a complete search was conducted.
No bomb was found, and employees were allowed to return to work.
In addition to WCSD, the investigation is being conducted in conjunction with federal marshals and the District Attorney General’s office.
Isom stated … CONTINUED


FINAL ELECTION TALLIES

Posted on August 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The voters of Sparta and White County have spoken. They chose to keep several incumbents, while also choosing new officials to fill the positions on the ballot. The following are the local election tallies.  

County Executive  
Herd Sullivan 3603
Barry Cooper 921
Terry Whitson 2140
   
County Commission  
District 1  
Wallace Austin 444
Diana Haston 442
Richard Lane 289
   
District 2  
Terry Alley 486
Denny Wayne Robinson 620
Kenneth G. Young 334
   
District 3  
Andy Alley 608
B.K. Luna 613
   
District 4  
Jerry Austin 428
Milton Herren 302
Al Klee 393
Lee Swindell 363
   
District 5  
Marion Bumbalough 322
Raymond Harold England 275
Richard Paul England 169
Matthew S.
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Live video streaming of election returnsavailable

Posted on August 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Anyone interested in finding out up-to-the-minute tallies from the 11 voting precincts for the White County General Election will now be able to watch returns via live video streaming courtesy of myspartanews.com.
Polls close at 7 p.m., Aug. 5. The first results are usually provided within 30 minutes. The live show will begin at approximately 7 p.m. Interviews with election officials and candidates, as well as members of the audience, will highlight the first-ever live broadcast for myspartanews.com. However, the broadcast will not be continuous programming. There will be pauses in the video to allow for gathering information and preparing for the next interview segment.
Final … CONTINUED


Decades

Posted on August 5, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Decades


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