Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stem cell therapy for WCMS student has remarkable results

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lisa Biermann has been dedicated to the improvement of her son’s quality of life. Thus far, she has experienced the miracle of hearing her son speak, as well as many other accomplishments, after she was told he would never be able to perform everyday tasks.

Tyler Biermann is a lot like other sixth grade boys. He loves working on his computer, playing video games, riding a bike and watching television. He has a silly sense of humor and is very curious about the world around him.
What makes Tyler so very special is the great physical hurdles he has overcome in the past 12 years of his life … CONTINUED

Jackie M. Simmons

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jackie M. Simmons, 74, of Sparta, passed away April 24, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Simmons was born Feb. 4, 1938, in White County, to George and Ora Green Simmons.
He was retired from Thomas Industries and White County Lumber Company.
Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Simmons; and brothers, Arless Simmons and Charles Simmons.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Horton Simmons, of Sparta; children, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Simmons, of Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Simmons, of Doyle, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Robinson, of Texas, Jackie “Butch” Simmons, of Gallatin; grandchildren, Seth Simmons, Kendra Simmons, both of Doyle, Chelsea Robinson, … CONTINUED

Snack Sense

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

When was the last time you ate three meals in a day? What was the last snack you had? If you can answer the snack question faster than you can answer the meals question, it’s not surprising.
Today’s on-the-go, 24/7 lifestyle has created a nation of snackers. In fact, about half the nation eats fewer than three meals in a day, according to a survey for Emerald(r) Breakfast on the go!(tm) Blends. Instead, people average two meals and three snacks in a 24-hour period. And no matter how health-conscious people are, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of people are snacking on what they want vs. foods with the … CONTINUED

Erbie Gene Young

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Erbie Gene Young, 78, of Sparta, passed away April 25, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Young was born June 29, 1933, in White County, to Benjamin Franklin Young Sr. and Pearl Young.
He was a retired backhoe operator and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Willie Vaughn Fowler Young.
Survivors include his six children, Linda Gail Hickey and husband James, of Sparta, Ricky Gene Young, of Georgia, Sandra Kaye Bartholomew and husband Brian, of Virginia, Tammy Joyce Key and husband Tommy, of Lebanon, Teresa Jo Parrish, of Cookeville, Erbie Glenn Young, of Georgia; … CONTINUED

New THP captain from White County

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

R.C. Christian, of Quebeck, has been named captain of Tennessee Highway Patrol’s District 6 headquarters where he will oversee operations in 15 counties.

A man whose name and face has become a familiar part of the White County community during the past 14 years has been named as the new captain for District 6 of Tennessee Highway Patrol.
R.C. Christian, who was raised in Spencer and now resides in Quebeck with his wife Michelle and their three daughters, officially took over as captain last week. His office will be in Cookeville, which is the headquarters for THP District 6. District 6 covers White, Putnam, Fentress, Overton, Pickett, Cumberland, … CONTINUED

New bill expands “doctor shopping” laws

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The House has unanimously passed a bill that aims to prevent “doctor shopping,” which they define as visiting several doctors or pharmacies to acquire schedule II medications for a nonmedical use, in the state of Tennessee.
The bill will authorize licensed pharmacists and state and federal law enforcement personnel to access the controlled substance database without having to obtain a search warrant.
It also will allow licensed hospitals to access the database concerning employees who are suspected to be prescribing controlled substances and subsequently obtaining the medication for the prescriber’s personal use.
Any treatment center for opiate addiction that prescribes or dispenses Schedule II medications will be required … CONTINUED

Jobless rate decreases for White County

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The latest numbers for Tennessee Department of Labor show White County on a positive trend with an unemployment rate of 10.6 percent.
The March 2012 jobless rate has dropped from the number listed for February 2012, which was 11.1 percent. The recent figures is also 1 percent lower than March 2011, which was listed at 11.6 percent.
According to statistics from TDOL, White County has a workforce of 11,160, with 9,980 employed and 1,180 unemployed.
In the five bordering counties, the unemployment rates are Cumberland, at 9.4 percent; DeKalb, 8.1 percent; Putnam, 7.2 percent; Van Buren, 11.3 percent; and Warren, 9.1 percent.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate was 7.9 percent, … CONTINUED

Reba Evelyn Dodge

Posted on April 30, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Reba Evelyn Dodge, 67, of Sparta, passed away April 24, , 2012, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Dodge was born Oct. 16, 1944, in White County, to David Franklin Kirby and Mattie Lou England Kirby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur George Dodge; and brothers, Charlie Ray Kirby and Franklin Eugene Kirby.
Survivors include her sister, Ruby Paul, of Sparta; special nieces, Donna Kirby, Ashley Tittsworth, both of Sparta, Rachel Hale, of Texas; special friends, Linda and Eddie Herman, Elsie Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was noon, April 27, 2012, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. … CONTINUED

Roberts just misses out on softball no-hitter

Posted on April 29, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Shut-out. Kelsey Roberts pitched the Warriorettes to the shut out win over Monterey Friday. She was two base runners away from a perfect game. WCHS can finish second in the district with a win at Cumberland County Tuesday.

The Warriorette softball team played their final non-district contest of the season Friday when they traveled to Monterey.
Kelsey Roberts pitched WCHS (14-20) to the 8-0 shutout win and was just one out away from a no-hitter.
The final batter Roberts faced in the bottom of the seventh broke up her no hitter with a single, but she was quickly erased attempting to steal second by catcher, Mollie Abell.

Warriors snap losing skid

Posted on April 29, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Bat on the ball. Dustin Cole puts the bat on the ball during play in the Mountain Valley Tournament over the weekend. Cole pitched the Warriors to their lone win in the tournament and ended a nine-game losing skid.

After running their losing skid to nine games with a 6-2 loss to Whitwell on Thursday night in the Mountain Valley Tournament, the Warrior baseball team snapped that skid with an 8-2 win over Macon County Saturday.
Back in action for two games on Saturday at the Grundy County baseball field, the Warriors wrapped up play in the tournament with a 3-2 loss to the host team in Saturday’s … CONTINUED

WCHS archery team takes third in the state

Posted on April 29, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Top five in state. WCHS had two finish in the top five in the state in their division. Chris Swindell (left) finished fifth and Jordan Jellinick (second from left) finished fourth. Hunter Mason of Van Buren County (far right) had the top score.

Headed to nationals. The White County High School archery team (pictured) above will be headed to the national finals in Lousiville next week after finishing third in the state in early April. The WCMS team finished second and a team comprised of local sixth grade and under took third in the elementary division.

To say White County was well represented at the 6th annual Tennessee … CONTINUED

Warrior soccer gets 6AAA double overtime win

Posted on April 29, 2012 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Teamwork. Rex Frame #5, who scored the game winner in overtime against Warren County, and Austin Hall control the ball during a recent WCHS soccer game. The Warriors (8-2-1) have two regular season games remaining.

For the second time in as many games, 40 minutes has not been enough time to settle the outcome in a District 6AAA soccer game in which the White County High School Warriors were playing.
After dropping a heartbreaker to archrival Cookeville in double overtime at home on Warrior senior night, WCHS traveled to McMinnville and spoiled Warren County’s senior night with a 3-2 double overtime win over the Pioneers.
Rex Frame’s goal … CONTINUED

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