Monthly Archives: November 2010

Warriors rack up fourth win of young season

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Battling for the carom. Josh Turner and A.J. Wilkerson battle a York Institute player for a rebound during the second half of Tuesday’s win over the Dragons. The Warriors defeated York 80-65 improving to 4-0 on the season. They will play host to Tullahoma Tuesday.

Despite not having shot the ball well from the field yet this season, the Warrior basketball team is off to a 4-0 start after their 80-65 win over York Institute last Tuesday night.
The Warriors put five players in double figures led by the 21 points of senior Josh Turner. Devon Davidson added 12 and Robbie Johnson 10. A pair of sophomores came … CONTINUED

Sixth grade boys finish second in tournament

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The White County Middle School sixth grade boys’ basketball team competed in a tournament in Clinton County, Kentucky on Saturday, November 20th and came home with a runner-up finish.
The Warriors won two out of the three games they played in during the event. The championship game loss was the first defeat of the season for the Warriors. All three games were against teams from Kentucky.
WCMS opened tourney play Saturday morning against Pulaski Southern from Somerset. The Warriors jumped to a 17-4 lead after one quarter of play and coasted to the 37-12 victory.
Zack Lynn led the way for WCMS tossing in 13 points. Trenton Hodges … CONTINUED

Tennessee schools are improving — not failing

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The 2009-2010 school year introduced a world of change in how Tennessee gauges the performance of its school systems, educators and students.
Because of these changes, the public may not readily understand how the schools are actually faring.
A quick glance at the facts paints a much different, more optimistic picture than what may initially be perceived.
Prior to the changes, Tennessee faced two problems: the content of the statewide tests and the expectations of the students.
Tennessee students were graduating from high school and entering college, career training, or the workforce. However, many of the graduates were not prepared for any of these difficult endeavors.
After consultation … CONTINUED

The Logistics of a Hassle-Free Holiday

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Avoid exhaustion after Christmas shopping with these helpful hints.

The holidays are supposed to be filled with love and good cheer, but the logistics of shopping for gifts, sending out cards, taking family trips and shipping packages can leave even the jolliest of people in a Scrooge-like mood.
Fortunately, there are some ways you can take the hassle out of the holidays and make them a little brighter for yourself and those around you.
Shop Smart
Avoid long lines, crowded parking lots and out-of-stock items with these helpful hints:
Get Ready — Before you head out to the mall, make a list of the gifts you want to … CONTINUED

Warriorettes hold off York for win

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Handling the ball. Loren Foster handles the ball against the pressure of a York defender during the second half of Tuesday’s win over the Lady Dragons. Foster, a freshman, finished with 12 points in the contest.

The Warriorette basketball team was able to hold off the York Lady Dragons for the 54-48 win improving to 2-1 overall on the season.
WCHS put three players in double figures led by the 16 points of Brittany Dodson. The senior hit half of the six treys the Warriors hit in the contest. Kristin Jones and Loren Foster chipped in with 12 each. Latha Wilson just missed double figures tallying nine points.… CONTINUED

Unemployment rate remains at 11.4%

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County remains status quo with its unemployment rate for October 2010, while officials anticipate how these numbers would be affected with the recent announcement the oldest manufacturing plant in operation will be closing its doors within 17 months.
The unemployment rate for White County, in October 2010, remained at the same level as September 2010, 11.4 percent. This was a decrease from October 2009, when the rate was 13.2 percent. However, the October 2010 rate of 11.4 percent is the fifth highest October figure in 38 years.
The highest October jobless figure since 1973 was reported in 1982, with 22.8 percent. The second highest was 1986, at … CONTINUED

Emergency situations call for more help

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A fire in the middle of the night rips through a residence with several occupants, including children; destroys the building; and leaves the victims with no place to go and nothing but the clothes on their backs.
That is a scenario that happens far too frequently in Sparta and White County. And to whom do these victims turn when they find themselves with nowhere else to go? Thankfully, they have CVEST.
CVEST, which stands for Community Volunteer Emergency Service Team, is the all-volunteer White County organization that steps in to provide the immediate needs of victims of emergencies, such as finding overnight housing and clothing.
These situations are … CONTINUED

Soft Lemonade Cookies

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Soft Lemonade Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate, divided
Addition sugar to sprinkle
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating after adding each egg. Combine flour and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture alternately with one-third cup lemonade concentrate, beating well after each addition. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Let stand one minute and remove to a wire rack. Brush with remaining lemonade concentrate, sprinkle with sugar. Makes 6 dozen.

Fuel checkpoint unsafe says businessman

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by By Kim Swindell WoodEditorkim@myspartanews.comOriginally published Nov. 24, 2010

Editor’s note: The Expositor did not receive notification of this checkpoint. However, Sara Houghland, of Tennessee Department of Revenue provided a copy of the correspondence, along with the e-mail addresses of the recipients. The Expositor’s e-mail address was contained in this list; but the e-mail was not received.)
A Department of Revenue fuel compliance checkpoint set up last week in White County, on Highway 111, left one longtime business owner concerned about the safety of the general public.
Jim Ward, owner of Middle Tennessee Limestone, was adamant in his correspondence to Sara Jo Houghland, director of communications for the Department of Revenue.
The Special Investigations Section of Tennessee … CONTINUED

Rollover crash injures one

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

This SUV landed on its top, in a ditch, after the driver reportedly attempted to negotiate a curve but lost control of the vehicle.

A Sparta woman suffered injuries, on Nov. 23, during a rollover crash on Winding Lane.
According to Lt. Robert Hall with Sparta Police Department, Lisa Hall, 31, made a turn off Highway 111 onto Winding Lane, driving a red 2004 Isuzu Rodeo.
As she attempted to negotiate a curve, she reportedly lost control of the vehicle, hit a ditch and flipped the SUV over onto its top.
Emergency personnel with White County Emergency Medical Services, Sparta Fire Department, and Sparta Police Department were dispatched … CONTINUED

Harley toy ride huge success – again

Posted on November 29, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Almost 100 Harley cycle riders rallied once again for the annual Toy Ride. The ride begins at Dan’s Harley Davidson Shop and ends at White County Middle School where participants unload their bounty of gifts from a White County fire truck that served as their escort en route to WCMS. Each year, these bikers work hand-in-hand with Department of Children’s Services to help provide Christmas gifts for children in foster care.

Herbert Paul Yott

Posted on November 27, 2010 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Mr. Herbert Paul Yott, 61, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 26, 2010, at his residence.
Mr. Yott was born Jan. 11, 1949, in Charleston, W.V., to Paul Lewis Yott and Wilma Gennell Roberts Yott.
He served in the United States Army.
Mr. Yott was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jackie Alan Yott.
Survivors include by his loving wife, Lecel Yott, of Sparta; son, Clifton Thor Yott, of Sparta; daughter, Brandy Michell McCollum, of Oxford, Ala.; sister, Paulette Yott, of Sparta; grandchildren, Courtnie Yott, David Allen McGinty, Brandon Yott, Scotty McCollum Jr., Brandon McCollum, Astrid Yott … CONTINUED

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