Monthly Archives: November 2013

Spencer approves formation of city industrial board

Posted on November 4, 2013 12:12 am by By Becky BrogdenVan Buren correspondentbecky@myspartanews.com

At the September and October meetings of Spencer Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the board discussed many items, including the approval of the filing of a city charter for a City Industrial Board.
The forming of this board will help with industry and the maintaining and increasing employment within the City of Spencer. There are numerous state grants and aid programs available that can only be applied for through an industrial board.
There are loans at 0-1% for the development and maintenance of business and industry through TVA.
Mayor Greg Wilson commented, “This is going to open the doors to do several things to move forward with our … CONTINUED


White and Van Buren report bullying numbers

Posted on November 4, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The results of legislation passed last year requiring school districts to report the number of bullying cases within the district, along with the manner in which they were resolved, have been released, with high numbers for the state, but low reports for White and Van Buren counties.
The legislation was sponsored by Senator Bill Keatron, R-Murfreesboro, along with White County resident and State Representative Charlie Curtiss-D.
According to the report, statewide, 7,555 cases of bullying were reported, with 5,478 cases in which there was an indication that the bullying did occur.
When breaking down the causes of the bullying, of the cases in which a cause was indicated, … CONTINUED


Sparta defeats Cookeville 13 – 0

Posted on November 4, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The streak comes to an end.  The Warrior football team, led by the seniors shown above in front of the scoreboard, brought an end to their 17-game losing streak to their archrivals, the Cookeville Cavaliers.  WCHS (8-2) defeated their neighbors 13-0 on Friday night at Warrior Stadium in front of a standing room only crowd.  That win not only ended the drought to the Cavaliers, but also gave the Warriors second place in the district and a home playoff game this Friday.  That home playoff game is the first in school history.  See the sports section for more details on the game and the playoffs


Houser nominated for Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week

Posted on November 4, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Go online to vote Matthan Houser Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week in recognition of the win over Cookeville Friday night and also earning their first ever home playoff game.

The Tennessee Titans are proud to announce the Week 10 nominees for the Titans High School Coach of the Week honors!
The nominees are Joe Campbell of Midway High School, Mike Lunsford of Hampton High School, Cane Ridge High School’s Jonathan Parks and Matthan Houser of White County High School in Sparta.
Each coach was nominated by sports media throughout the state of Tennessee on the basis of specific criteria that include: beating a longtime rival, … CONTINUED


The Streak comes to an end

Posted on November 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Video Highlights of the Warirors victory over Cookeville that brought a 17-game losing streak to an end.


Warriors host Cleveland Friday night in playoffs

Posted on November 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Celebrating hosting a playoff game. After their win on the football Friday night, the Warriors were up early Saturday morning and gathered to watch the playoff bracket announcement. They found out they will be the first Warrior football team to ever host a playoff game. WCHS hosts Cleveland Friday at 7 p.m.

The 2013 version of the White County High School football team has met many of their team goals and has done several things that haven’t been done in a while, but they have one record that is all theirs in the history of the program.
With their 8-2 regular season and second place finish in District … CONTINUED


The streak comes to an end!Warriors blank the Cavaliers 13-0

Posted on November 3, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

A time to celebrate. The Warrior football players cannot control their enthusiasm as time expires on the shut out win over the Cookeville Cavaliers. It was the first win over their arch rivals since 1995. Very few of the current players were even born when that last win occurred. The victory improves the Warriors to 8-2 in the regular season as they head into the playoffs. It is the first eight win season since 1980.

Taking down the quarterback. Warrior tacklers, led by Blake Newman (54), take down Cookeville quarterback, Jacob Edgington, during the 13-0 win over the Cavaliers on Friday.

Oftentimes, the phrase “win for the ages” … CONTINUED


Charles Cordell Weller

Posted on November 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charles Cordell Weller, 47, of Newark, Ohio, formerly of Sparta, passed away Oct. 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Weller was born April 2, 1966, in Dayton, Ohio, to Samuel Weller and Thelma Christine Henry Vieira.
He graduated from Miamisburg High School (Miamisburg, Ohio), Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) and Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, Ohio) and worked as a systems analyst for the US Government (DISA).
He was preceded in death by his brother, David Allen Weller, and his beloved grandparents, Cordell and Mattie Pearl Copeland Henry.
Survivors include his parents, Samuel Weller and wife Ruth and Thelma Christine Vieira; wife, Kelley Howell Weller and their daughters, … CONTINUED


Charlie Erbie Edmonds

Posted on November 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Charlie Erbie Edmonds, 99 of the Cassville community, passed away Oct. 30, 2013, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Mr. Edmonds was born July 8, 1914, in DeKalb County, to Mack and Vina Steele Edmonds.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 71 years, Birdie Cordell Edmonds; five brothers, Beecher, Richard, Walter Frank, Earl, Mack Edmonds Jr.; and three sisters, Ersie Carter, Florene Davis, and Mary Lou Humphrey.
Survivors include two brothers, John L. Edmonds and wife Doris, of Sparta, Waymon Edmonds, of Hermitage; niece and caretaker, Debra Edmonds; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 2, 2013, at Plainview … CONTINUED


Lisa Sue Beaty

Posted on November 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lisa Sue Beaty, 40, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 30, 203, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Beaty was born Oct. 10, 1973, in Putnam County.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Amanda Jackson; grandfather, Junior Carter; uncle, Bobby Carter; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buddy and Martha Beaty.
Survivors include her husband, Buddy Beaty, of Sparta; daughter, Mandi Beaty, of Sparta; mother Deborah Jackson, of Algood; stepfather, Claude Jackson, of Algood; grandmother, Janice Carter, of Algood; stepdaughters, Tandy Vaughn, of Sparta, Brandy Beaty, of Livingston, Jordan Daniels, of Sparta; brothers, Bubba Jackson, of Algood, Greg Benson, of Cookeville; stepson, Logan Beaty, of Livingston; sisters, Dianna Blake, … CONTINUED


The streak has ended!

Posted on November 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Let the celebration begin. The Warrior football team starts to celebrate their win over the Cavaliers as the final seconds tick away on Friday's game.

After 17 years of frustration against their archrivals, the Warrior football team ended that Friday night at Warrior Stadium with a 13-0 victory over the Cookeville Cavaliers.
The win gives the Warriors a second place in District 6AAA and pretty much guarantees them a home playoff game. 
The playoff brackets are to be announced Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
Check back for playoff match-up and see Monday’s edition for complete details of all the action.


DesJarlais announces office hours in Van Buren County

Posted on November 1, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

To provide the best possible constituent services, Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) has set up four district offices located in Columbia, Cleveland, Murfreesboro and Winchester.
Additionally, Congressman DesJarlais announced local office hours in cities and towns across Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.
Staff will be on hand to provide Fourth District residents with a variety of constituent services, including help in dealing with federal programs and agencies.
The congressman’s staff will be holding office hours 1-4 p.m., Nov. 5, 2013, at Spencer Civic Center, 445 College St.
Below is a partial list of issues that Congressman DesJarlais’ staff can assist with:
•Social Security, disability, Medicaid and Medicare benefit problems
•Workers’ … CONTINUED


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