Monthly Archives: March 2013

Driver sentenced for 2010 reckless homicide crash

Posted on March 25, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

On March 20, 2013, Teresa Turner was sentenced to three years for reckless homicide for her involvement in this July 23, 2010, crash, in which she allegedly crossed the center line, crashing into the pictured vehicle, injuring its driver and three passengers. One of the passengers eventually died from injuries suffered in the crash.

The driver responsible for a July 2010 crash that injured three and killed one has reportedly pled guilty to reckless homicide and has been sentenced to three years, with 189 days mandatory jail time.
According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper William Morgan, the crash occurred on Smithville Highway on July 23, 2010, between Lucille … CONTINUED


WCHS soccer nets another win; stays undefeated

Posted on March 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Controlling the ball. Surrounded by teammates, Dalton Pope kicks the ball away from a DeKalb County player in their 5-0 win over the Tigers. The Warriors are off to a 3-0 start to the season.

The White County High School Warrior soccer team kept their record perfect with a 5-0 win over DeKalb County Thursday on a very chilly night in Sparta.
Two different Warriors scored two goals apiece to help the Warriors improve to 3-0 on the season going into spring break.
In the eighth minute of the contest, Jordan Dukes scored what turned out to be the game winner as the WCHS defense, led by goalkeeper, … CONTINUED


Warrior baseball splits District 6AAA openers

Posted on March 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Game winning RBI. Adam Farley singles between short and third in the top of the seventh inning against Warren County on Friday. That single drove in teammates, Dustin Cole and Michael Sain, and gave the Warriors a 3-2 lead over the Pioneers. WCHS went on to take the 4-2 win for their first district win since 2011.

The baseball coaches of District 6AAA got together and decided to add a new facet to their district schedule.
Since the district is made up of only five total teams and after the teams play their home and away series with each other during the regular season, that amounts to only … CONTINUED


Warriorette softball drops two 8-1 games on Friday

Posted on March 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Looking at a pitch. Warriorette freshman, Sarah Wilson, checks out an inside pitch during a recent WCHS softball game. The Warriorettes are now 2-4 on the season. They will host Warren County Tuesday at 5 p.m.

The Warriorette softball team spent the weekend playing in the tournament hosted by Gordonsville High School at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville.
WCHS dropped both their Friday games by scores of 8-1.
They began play against Sullivan East Friday afternoon. Kelsey Roberts and Sarah Wilson shared the pitching duties in the loss.
The lone run of the game scored by the Warriorettes came in the first inning. Baylee Bain led off and … CONTINUED


Watoto choir to perform in Sparta

Posted on March 22, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Drums, dancing, soulful voices and powerful messages of perseverance and hope will soon fill the North Sparta Church of God.
The Watoto Choir is coming to town to share their personal stories with the local community as they travel across the Southern U.S. to instill hope and bring awareness about the crisis in Uganda.
The choir will be performing their free Beautiful Africa program at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 31 at the North Sparta Church of God.
The choir, which features 22 Ugandan children, ranging in age from 6 to 15, presents Watoto Child Care Ministries’ vision and mission through stories, music and dance.
Their mission?
To … CONTINUED


WCSD offers reward for alleged drug dealer

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Danita Jean Sigler, 39

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White County Sheriff Department is seeking the help of the public to locate a reported drug dealer.
According to Detective Joey Williams, Danita Jean Sigler, age 39, is wanted on six counts of selling schedule II drugs, including cocaine, crack cocaine and pills. She also faces four counts of selling drugs in a school zone.
Sigler is one of the 67 individuals the department sought to apprehend in the recent Operation Hawk Bill drug roundup.
Det. Williams says that Sigler was last seen in the Knollcrest apartment complex, and wanted posters with her picture on them have been hung on every door of … CONTINUED


New law would provide for election of school superintendents

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A bill circulating in the Tennessee General Assembly aims to revert the decision of choosing a school system’s superintendent to the city or county government, with approval of the voters, if the governing bodies so choose.
While existing law states the local boards of education have the responsibility for appointing superintendents, the proposed law would allow counties or cities to choose to elect their superintendents through a two-thirds vote of the city or county governing body with an approval by the voters in an election.
The proposed law would also create a mechanism for systems that have re-established the office of elected superintendent to abolish such office and … CONTINUED


Rockslide clean-up in progress on Monterey Highway in Putnam Co.

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A rockslide on Highway 84 just outside of Monterey on March 18 has left a portion of the road closed while TDOT crews clean up the large boulder that fell onto the roadway.
According to a report by TDOT, in addition to some trees and mud, a boulder that is 40 feet long, 20 feet high and 15-20 feet wide slid onto the road.
TDOT has contracted a company to break up the boulder so that TDOT crews can remove it from the road. While the crews work, Highway 84, also known as Monterey Highway, will be closed to thru traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m in … CONTINUED


Proposed law would allow motorcyclists to forego helmets

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A proposed law, dubbed the Motorcyclist Liberty Restoration Act, seeks to end the enforcement of helmet use on seasoned motorcyclists, despite opposition to the bill by several safety groups.
The bill, which was recommended for passage by the Transportation and Safety Committee, would permit, if passed, motorcyclists who are at least 21-years old that carry at least $100,000 in liability insurance and $200,000 in medical insurance, have completed a safety education course and have legally operated a motorcycle for at least two years prior, to, upon renewal of their motorcycle registration, purchase for $50 a sticker that permits riders to operate their motorcycle without a helmet.
Proof of … CONTINUED


Tennis nets District 6AAA win over Jets

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The return. Crockett Sewell returns the volley of his Cumberland County opponent during Tuesday’s home tennis match. The Warriors and Warriorettes both picked up wins over the Jets and Lady Jets.

The White County High School tennis team played host to District 6AAA foe, Cumberland County, on a chilly Tuesday afternoon and came away with a pair of wins.
The Warriorettes defeated the Lady Jets 7-2 while the Warriors captured the narrow 5-4 win.
It came right down to the end for the Warriors in their match against the Jets.
The doubles teams took the court first and the Warriors held a 2-1 lead after those contests were … CONTINUED


Baseball gets 10-inning win at Grundy Co.

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Freshman hurler. Joseph Stockton picked up his first high school win when he came in and pitched the ninth and tenth innings in the 6-5 victory over Grundy County. The Warriors will play in a District 6AAA round robin this weekend in McMinnville.

It took 10 innings, but the White County High School Warriors improved to 5-1 on the season with a 6-5 win at Grundy County on Tuesday.
Warrior coach, Shaun Floyd, used six different pitchers in the game and, in the end, it was freshman hurler, Joseph Stockton, who recorded his first varsity win after pitching the ninth and tenth innings.
After having Monday’s home opener … CONTINUED


Softball takes extra inning 6-5 victory

Posted on March 21, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Squaring up to bunt. Shana Simmons squares around to bunt during a recent Warriorette softball game. They will play in a tournament this weekend at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville.

The Warriorette softball team evened their season record at 2-2 with a 6-5 victory at Jackson County on Tuesday, but it took extra innings to get the win.
The Warriorettes saw a 5-0 lead slip away, but plated a run in the top of the ninth to hold on for the win. Freshman Sarah Wilson recorded the pitching win.
In the ninth, Erica Smiley reached on a one-out single and scored on a two-out double by Kaitlin Heath. … CONTINUED


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