Monthly Archives: November 2011

Parking ticket scam invades White County

Posted on November 28, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Sheriff Department is warning area residents about an alleged scam that involves e-mails from a company associated with a large parking lot company.
Detective Ruben Hormilla, of White County Sheriff Department, said he recently received a phone call the possible scam. After a preliminary investigation, Hormilla said he found the scam is nationwide.
Hormilla said two individuals claiming to be attorneys are reportedly sending e-mails to people claiming they owe unpaid parking violations to a company called Central Parking. According to Hormilla, the amounts range between $17 and $75.
Hormilla said the e-mail contains a phone number, but callers only get voice mail when they attempt … CONTINUED


Warriorettes struggle in weekend outings

Posted on November 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Up and in. Kelsey Roberts goes up for two of her 12 points in the 66-33 loss to Cannon County. The Warriorettes also lost to Brentwood 43-20 over the weekend in Cannon County.

The Warriorettes didn’t come away from the holiday weekend with a lot to be thankful about as far as the action on the basketball court went.
Playing in the Mitch Wilson Classic hosted by Cannon County High School, the White County High School girls’ basketball team found the going rough falling decisively in their two contests.
WCHS had the tough task of facing off against two teams that were off to perfect starts on the … CONTINUED


Warriors drop two in Thanksgiving Classic

Posted on November 27, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

To the hoop. Devon Davidson recorded a double double netting 17 points and 11 rebounds against Smith County, but it wasn’t enough to stave off defeat. The Warriors lost to Smith County (55-51) and Lebanon (77-69) in the Mitch Wilson Thanksgiving Classic.

The Warriors went into the Mitch Wilson Thanksgiving Classic sporting a 2-0 record, but could not double their win total over the weekend.
In fact, WCHS came out of the holiday break at .500 having dropped two games at Cannon County and falling to 2-2 overall.
The Warriors hit 12 threes in Friday’s game over Lebanon and got 24 points from Kane Young, but it was … CONTINUED


Girl Scouts participate in ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’

Posted on November 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

 Girl Scout Troop 1468 recently participated in ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’ through the American Red Cross, where they send holiday cards to service members, their families or veterans. The Scouts have already completed more than 200 cards. Back row, L-R: Pictured Back Row L-R: Hailey Kincer, Shelby Holt, Toni Strode, Stepheny Hickey, Gabrianna Young, Sarah Vanlandingham, Cassie Meadows, Olivia Randolph; front row, L-R: Ashlee Hickey, Alyson Jones, Allie Randolph, Hailee Strode.


‘Christmas in our Town’ set for Dec. 3

Posted on November 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Several Sparta businesses are gearing up for big giveaways and fun activities for kids at Sparta’s 4th Annual Christmas in Our Town, scheduled for Dec 3. from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fourteen businesses are participating in the event this year and many are offering fun for children and grownups alike. Some of the events planned for the day are:
•Musical entertainment provided by Ruth and Edward Baker at Oldham Theater.
•Fragrant Mushroom will have crafts for children, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
•An Angel’s Bazaar to raise money for charity will be held at Simply Southern Quilt Shop.
•The American Legion will be hosting a Christmas craft fair.
•A … CONTINUED


Support Sparta businesses on ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Small Business Saturday’

Posted on November 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County Farmers Co-op has all the needs for farm and home, as well as many unique items for everyone in the family.

The Berry Basket is ready for this weekend’s shopping frenzy when “Black Friday” and “Small Business Saturday” bring out bargain hunters who are checking their Christmas lists.

Many Sparta businesses are offering special discounts for holiday shoppers on Black Friday, Nov. 25 and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
A sample of some of the sales Sparta shoppers can expect on Friday and Saturday are:
• Berry Basket: Sat., $10 off purchases of $50 or more storewide.
• Compugeeks: Fri. at 6:00 a.m., $600 laptops on … CONTINUED


Lane closures will cease during holiday

Posted on November 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways will be halted during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday.
According to Jennifer A. Flynn, community relations officer for Region II, all construction related lane closures were stopped beginning at 6 a.m., Nov. 23, and will continue through Nov. 28. However, some long-term lane closures will remain in place at various construction projects for the safety of motorists.
Although all lane closure activity will be ceased, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Flynn said motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey posted speed limits, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted … CONTINUED


Keep these phone numbers handy during travel

Posted on November 23, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Individuals driving these yellow vehicles are only a phone call away if a motorist should happen to break down on any interstate in Tennessee.

Holiday travelers will have one less worry as they hit the roadways during the official Thanksgiving holidays with helpful phone numbers that can bring assistance in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
The HELP program, which is part of Tennessee Department of Transportation, has provided a list of coordinators and assistant coordinator, along with their phone numbers. Travelers may contact these individuals if their vehicles should become disabled on a Tennessee interstate. These individuals would dispatch the yellow TDOT HELP trucks to assist the … CONTINUED


WCHS basketball teams in action over Thanksgiving break

Posted on November 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Hoops for Thanksgiving break. Dalton Nash and the Warriors, as well as the Warriorettes, will be in action this weekend in the Mitch Wilson Classic in Woodbury. The Warriors play Lebanon at 9:30 a.m. Friday and then take on Smith County at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The White County High School Warriors and Warriorette basketball teams will try to overcome the feasts of Thanksgiving by competing in the Mitch Wilson Thanksgiving Classic Friday and Saturday.
The event is hosted by Cannon County High School and will be played at two different sites in Woodbury. In addition to the high school, Woodbury Grammar School will be used in the Classic … CONTINUED


TTU hosts Central Arkansas Saturday in FCS playoffs

Posted on November 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Action at the goal line. Seth McDonald, a 2009 graduate of WCHS and current member of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle football team, will be in action this Saturday at Tucker Stadium in the opening round of the NCAA FCS playoffs. TTU hosts Central Arkansas at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Tennessee Tech football team earned a berth in the NCAA FCS playoffs with their 49-7 win over Austin Peay Saturday in the regular season finale.
On Sunday, the Golden Eagles found out their playoff fate. TTU will host one of four first round games on Saturday when Central Arkansas comes to Tucker Stadium. The game is slated for … CONTINUED


Giving thanks!

Posted on November 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Here we are at yet another Thanksgiving and time to step back and give thanks for all the blessings we have been given in life.
Let me begin my column by wishing a big Happy Birthday to my mom, Jewell Smith, whose birthday is today, the day before Thanksgiving. She is one of the utmost things in life for which I am thankful. God blessed me dearly when he chose she and my dad, Porter Wilhite, to be my parents. My dad died when I was 11 so my mom had to be a single mom for the toughest years of a child’s life – those teenage years. … CONTINUED


WCMS 8th grade splits CTC games with Harris

Posted on November 22, 2011 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Darin Cole moves the ball around the court during the game against Harris Middle.

Logan Quillen gets fouled while being trapped by Harris players.

The White County Middle School eighth grade teams were in action Monday night at home against Harris Middle School from Shelbyville for a pair of Central Tennessee Conference contests.
The Warriors held off the Eagles for the 43-39 win while the Warriorettes came up just short 32-28. The loss was the first of the season for the Warriorettes.
Harris took a 10-7 lead after one quarter in the girls’ contest, but the Warriorettes trailed by one, 14-13, at the half.
The Eagles scored the … CONTINUED


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