Cougars defeat White County High School Warriors in final game

Posted by | November 4, 2019 2:11 pm

Freshman Malachi Dowell with a big hit on Goodpasture’s runner #8 (Photos by JULIA MORRIS)

By Jerry Lowery

The traveling Goodpasture Cougars entered Warrior Stadium with up-set on their minds on Friday night.

It was senior night for the Warriors, and their final game of the season.  Due to pulling out of the TSSAA region system, the Warriors were not eligible for postseason play this year, so this was the final game of the season.  The Warriors’ record heading into the contest was 5-4.  Good-pasture’s record was 3-6.

Goodpasture took the opening kickoff and moved down the field for 10 plays, and, on a fourth down and eight yards to go, they rolled the dice and went for the first down.  The Warrior … CONTINUED



The marching band theology

Posted by | November 4, 2019 2:07 pm

Christpoint Church – By Steve Qualls

We’ve all watched marching bands from time to time. After all, there would be a great void in the good ole American college football landscape without them. Notice with me the precision and focus it takes for many members to move as one. There are several different instruments carried and played by a host of individuals, all playing the same song yet cranking out a different part. They unite together to form a familiar tune yet, at the same time, create a synergy that promotes deep continuity. On top of the listening enjoyment, the team flows in unison with their physical steps … CONTINUED


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Posted by | November 4, 2019 2:03 pm

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Please tell me what terrible crime or misdemeanor that President Donald Trump is being impeached for

Posted by | November 4, 2019 2:01 pm

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

Here we go again! Another week, and another bunch of lies from the Democrats. Right off the bat, let me start with correcting a mistake of mine from last week. Last week, I said that once the Democrats actually voted on process, they would be required to “play fair.” But I underestimated the Democrats’ willingness to continue their corrupt ways, even in the eye of the public.

It might be good to explain what did and did not happen last week. The Democrats did not vote to open an impeachment inquiry. Rather, they voted on the rules under which an impeachment … CONTINUED


Republicans behaving like they’re at a Black Friday sale at Walmart

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:57 pm

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

On Oct. 23, 2019, 41 Republican Congress members, following Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell’s order to attack the current impeachment inquiry process, pushed their way into the SCIF room in the basement of the capitol.  A closed-door deposition was about to get underway of Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.  Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Committee chairman, left the room with Ms. Cooper, and her interview was held up for five hours.  The House Intelligence Committee is comprised of 13 Democrats and nine Republicans.  Thirteen of the Republican “storm troopers” are also members of the Oversight … CONTINUED


Walmart celebrates online grocery shopping with ceremony

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:54 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Walmart in Sparta held a Ribbon Cutting, on Oct. 28,  to officially announce the beginning of their online grocery shopping/curbside pick up that launched the next day.

“We are excited to be offering this service starting tomorrow,” store manager Tammy Hordos said. “This is just another way can serve our community. This can be a big help for busy moms, people rushing home from work, or the elderly who maybe can’t get around the building easily. Hopefully, it will be both a time and a money saver for them.”

Sparta Walmart has spent the past three months preparing for the online shopping program, including restructuring … CONTINUED


Leftwich receives Distinguished Public Service Award on Oct. 26

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:51 pm

James Leftwich, of Sparta, was presented the Distinguished Public Service Award, and was introduced by Geeta McMillan, also of Sparta, who is a community advocate and longtime friend of the honoree.

A well-known White County man was honored Oct. 26 during the annual banquet of the Cookeville-Putnam County Branch of the NAACP.

James Leftwich, of Sparta, was presented the Distinguished Public Service Award, and was introduced by Geeta McMillan, also of Sparta, who is a community advocate and longtime friend of the honoree.

“Born in White County, Tennessee, James attended Wallace-Smith Elementary School, in Sparta as well, as Cummingsville Elementary School,” said McMillan. “Later he graduated from Darwin High School, in Cookeville.

“James spent the majority of his professional career with United Parcel Service. During his time with UPS, Leftwich was an active member of the Teamsters Union.

“His … CONTINUED


Averitt Express to sponsor barbeque for veterans Nov. 9

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:49 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Averitt Express is partnering with the Clean Hearts Veterans Outreach Program to host a barbecue Nov. 9 for all White County veterans and their immediate families.

According to Bill Rabchenia, a Veterans Outreach sponsor and facilitator, they are expecting to host between 100 and 150 people after the conclusion of the White County Veterans Parade. The parade, which will begin lining up at 9 a.m., at White County High School, with the parade starting at 10 a.m., will make its way through downtown Sparta, ending at the Rotary Club Veterans Park where guest speaker Senator Paul Bailey will address the crowd.

“After the program, we … CONTINUED


White County gets ThreeStar grant to build an EMS skills lab

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:46 pm

Drew Hooker, EMS program director at Motlow College, said the purchases and the development of the EMS program at the Sparta campus will drastically improve the quality of education provided to the community. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, on behalf of White County, recently received the governor’s ThreeStar Award and an accompanying $50,000 grant for the purpose of workforce development.

“I was honored to meet with Gov. Lee [today] and receive White County’s ThreeStar Award and the $50,000 grant that was also awarded,” Robinson said in a statement released Oct. 25.  “I am meeting with the Career Academy and Motlow to use this grant to start a new curriculum in White County. There is a shortage in the EMS [emergency medical services] field all across the Upper Cumberland, and this program will be great opportunity for the people … CONTINUED


WCMS sixth grade basketball

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:42 pm

By Jerry Lowery

BThe sixth grade Warriorette basketball season is underway.  The Warriorettes won their first game on Oct. 20 against Coffee County by a score of 37-21.  Bella Winningham led the scoring with eight points.  Kyla Fox scored six points.  Hannah Haley, Addie Cocke, and Mollie McDowell scored four points each.  Lilly Parker scored three points.  Lakelyn Gratsy, Gracie Clark, and Chole Anderson finished with two points.  The Warriorettes went 3-6 from the line.

The sixth grade Warriorettes played Upperman Middle School on Oct. 21.  The Warriorettes dominated the game and outscored Upperman 42-13.  Chole Anderson led Sparta with nine points.  Bella Winningham and Ashlyn Gibson scored … CONTINUED


WCMS seventh grade basketball

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:39 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The seventh grade Warriorettes moved their record to 1-0 on the season.  They defeated Avery Trace by a score of 26-5.  The Warriorette defense did not allow Avery Trace to score a single point in the second half of the game.  Ava Jones led with 14 points.  Josie Williams scored six points.  Marion Swindell, Kennedy Billings, and Hannah Poteet scored two points each in the win.  The Warriorettes went eight  for 10 from the free throw line.

The second game of the season saw Pine Haven defeat the Warriorettes in a close matchup.  Pine Haven took the win 26-23 over the Warriorettes.  The Warriorettes’ defense … CONTINUED


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