Monthly Archives: February 2012

WCHS teams fall at Cumberland County

Posted on February 3, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriors and Warriorettes suffered a pair of district losses to the Jets and Lady Jets of Cumberland County Friday night in Crossville.

Both the White County High School Warriors and Warriorettes suffered District 6AAA losses Friday at Cumberland County.
The Warriorettes (10-15, 5-1) fell for the first time in district play dropping a 54-45 decision to the Lady Jets despite 15 points from Latha Wilson. 
The Warriors dropped their second out of their last three league games when they were defeated 67-57 by the Jets.  Kane Young and Dalton Nash tossed in 13 each for the Warriors (13-12, 3-3).
Look for full details of the games in … CONTINUED

SkyNet Airwaves bringing wireless Internet service and jobs to Sparta and White County

Posted on February 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Bell, of SkyNet Airwaves

SkyNet Airwaves, operated out of Compugeeks at 350 W. Bockman Way, is a new wireless Internet service provider that is positioning itself to be Tennessee’s only privately owned multi-county wireless Internet service based network.
Charles Bell, president of Compugeeks and CEO of SkyNet Airwaves, predicts within the very near future, this service will not only bring high speed affordable internet to the areabut will also bring greatly needed jobs and tax revenue.
Wireless Internet uses low power radio antennas to transfer the digital data over airwaves rather than through telephone or cable wires. Customers of the new service would have small receivers that … CONTINUED

Stove fire causes heavy smoke

Posted on February 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pamela Cote
Staff Writer
STOVE FIRE. At approximately 9 a.m. on Feb. 1, Sparta firefighters, Sparta Police, and White County Sheriff department responded to a fire on South Young Street caused by a stove fire. Fire Chief Kirk Young says that the owner did escape the residence and was being treated by White County EMS.

Representatives and senators reviewing bills of interest this week

Posted on February 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tennessee’s lawmakers in full swing with the newest session of the general assembly as they begin looking over numerous bills this week that affect almost every demographic and scenario.
With three weeks of meetings under their belts, legislators are now down to the serious business of considering several bills that would potentially have an impact of some type on almost every Tennessean.
The following are bills of interest that are on the schedule for state representatives and state senators the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 3.
•HB2287 would require all driver licenses issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2012, to bear a photo of the applicant by … CONTINUED

Unemployment rate increases to 10.7 percent

Posted on February 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

White County is still in the up-and-down cycle with its unemployment rates as the December 2011 numbers reflect yet another increase in the jobless statistics.
According to the latest numbers released from Tennessee Department of Labor, White County is listed at 10.7 unemployment for the last month in 2011. That figure is up .6 percent from November 2011 and the same as the rate for October 2011.
January 2011 ranked the highest in unemployment for the year, with 14.1 percent. The next highest were February and June, both with 12.2 percent. The remaining months stayed at 11-plus percent.
A 40-year history of unemployment rates for White County, in … CONTINUED

Soil Conservation District 2011 Farmer of the Year

Posted on February 2, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

TEAMWORK. Roy and Donna Farmer are proud to accept the honor of “Farmer of the Year.” With the last name of “Farmer,” they were surely destined to become keepers of the soil. They are surrounded by family and friends during the recent event that honored them for their dedication to farming.

Roy Farmer was born and raised on a farm north of St. Joseph, Mo. His family raised corn, hay, hogs, chickens and milked cows. They did not have electricity, running water, indoor plumbing, or a tractor until he was about 15 years old.
As a young boy, Roy was active in 4-H and later Future Farmers of … CONTINUED

WCHS completes sweep of Warren Co.

Posted on February 1, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Faking them off their feet. Amber Hudgens fakes a shot to get a Warren County defender off their feet during the Warriorettes’ 53-35 win over Warren County. The victory was the 22nd straight by the Warriorettes over the Lady Pioneer

26-point performance. Kane Young shots for three of his 26 points during the Warriors’ 76-60 win over Warren County Tuesday night. WCHS travels to Cumberland County Friday.

The White County High School basketball teams completed a regular season sweep of the Warren County teams Tuesday night at Roy Sewell Gymnasium in a District 6AAA doubleheader.
The Warriorettes kept their district slate perfect with the 53-35 win and got … CONTINUED

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