Monthly Archives: April 2014

Soccer hosts Jets Saturday

Posted on April 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Giving it his all. Perry Clayton attempts a higher weight during his clean max as teammates look on. The Warriors have been scheduled to hit the field for spring practice, but weather has postponed the start of that.

Last Thursday’s district finale against Cookeville turned out to also be the regular season finale for the White County High School soccer team.
Mother Nature, who reared her head over the beginning of this week, forced cancellation of the soccer game at DeKalb County on Tuesday. That leaves the Warriors at 5-7-1 overall.
Soccer had the advantage over some of the other team sports as far as completing the regular … CONTINUED

Weather wreaks havoc on 6AAA tourney scheduling

Posted on April 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Playing for seeding. When the Warriorettes take on Rhea County, they will be battling for seeding in the district tournament.

While tennis and soccer have their District 6AAA standings and brackets set and ready to go, baseball and soccer are not quite as fortunate.
Mother Nature has forced postponement of games and, in the process, postponed the finalization of the standings and with that, delayed the final brackets being released.
As of press time on Wednesday, both the WCHS softball and baseball teams were going to try to complete their regular season slate with district games that figure largely into the final standings and the tournament seedlings.

Warrior baseball drops 2-0 contest to Jets

Posted on April 30, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Back in ahead of the throw. Dustin Cole gets back into first well ahead of the pick off attempt during Tuesday’s game at Cumberland County. Cole went 2-3 at the plate and didn’t allow an earned run on the mound, but the Warriors suffered the 2-0 loss. WCHS was scheduled to play the Jets at home on Wednesday and will then play Saturday at 2 p.m. in the opening round of the 6AAA tournament. The place and the opponent will be decided when all regular season games are completed.

After having the start of the 6AAA series against the Jets delayed for a day, the White County High … CONTINUED

Storm damage in the Walling area

Posted on April 29, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

The severe storms on April 28 damaged homes and downed trees across White County. This damaged structure is in the Walling community.

Evans graduates basic training

Posted on April 29, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Air Force Airman Kahla M. Evans has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Evans is the daughter of Patricia Davis and Jerry Evans, of Pikeville.
She is a 2009 graduate of Van Buren County High School, in Spencer.

Cora B. Stockton Buff

Posted on April 29, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Cora B. Stockton Buff, 1934-2014

Cora B. Stockton Buff, formerly of Cookeville, passed away April 28, 2014, at her home in Sparta after a long illness with cancer.
Mrs. Buff was the daughter of Marshall Hodges Stockton and Ella Pervus Wilmoth Stockton. She was born in Putnam County in a log home.
She grew up as a farm girl with hard work, with her parents, two sisters and brother by her side. As time passed by, she met a young man from North Carolina through her double-first cousin’s husband who had moved to Detroit to work at Dodge Main. Billy Ray Buff had also moved for work. He … CONTINUED

James Bolivar “J.B.” Wilhite

Posted on April 29, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James Bolivar Wilhite, 82, of Sparta, passed away April 29, 2014, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.
Mr. Wilhite was born Oct. 26, 1931, in White County, to Willie Lee and Ollie Belle Tallent Wilhite.
He was a member of Athens Church of Christ, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Wilhite was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Joe H. Wilhite; sister, Alberta Gardner; and sister-in-law, Louise Wilhite.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wilhite, of Sparta; sons, Rudy Wilhite and wife Debbie, Troy Wilhite (Susie Davis), all of Sparta; brother, Bobby Wilhite and wife Loretta, of Sparta; … CONTINUED

Backpack Assist Ministry reaching out to community

Posted on April 29, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The committee for the Backpack Assist Ministry would like to tell everyone about an event planned for school children in White and Van Buren Counties.
Area businesses and churches are invited to participate.
This is the third year for B.A.M. Backpacks, school supplies and hygiene items are provided to students living in this area.
This event is scheduled for 8-10 a.m., Aug. 9, 2014, at White County Agriculture Complex, at the fairgrounds. Multiple churches and businesses sponsor this event. Many youth groups, school teams, men’s and women’s prayer groups, 4-H groups and grandparents volunteer their time. Everyone is working together to show God’s love and unity in this … CONTINUED

Storm damage in Eastland

Posted on April 28, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Straight line winds from Monday’s storms damaged some residences in the Eastland community. Trees fell across the county and a traffic light was downed on Bockman Way at Churchill Drive.

Drug Take Back sets new record

Posted on April 28, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth reports a recording-breaking amount of prescription medications turned in locally at the National Drug Take Back Day on April 26 with 86 pounds of unused or expired medications. Guth was set up outside Walgreens to collect medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Typically, about 50 pounds of medications are turned in at a drug take back event.

Extrication training

Posted on April 28, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Members of the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, along with Sparta Fire Department, Cherry Creek Fire Department and some firefighters from Central View Fire Department spent their weekend at the Sparta Fire Station re-certifying in vehicle extrication. Sparta Fire Chief Kirk Young says that he appreciates the fire fighters and rescue workers giving up their time to be able to provide the best service to the citizens of White County.

Niko & Co. provides USDA approved poultry processing

Posted on April 28, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Niko & Company, a family owned business, in Walling, has recently opened its doors to provide USDA approved consistent, high-quality poultry slaughter and processing for small farms at an affordable price, in an effort to assist farmers so they can focus on marketing and selling their products.
The company, owned and operated by the Malamatos family, who moved to Tennessee six years ago, was created with the aim of aiding family farms and small poultry producers who would like to keep their product local, as before now, there was no USDA certified poultry processing facility in the state that would process birds for small farms.
In fact, there … CONTINUED

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