Weather days and schools

Posted by | November 12, 2019 11:48 am

From Kurt Dronebarger, director of White County schools

“I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that families face as a result of school closings and delays. With a family myself, I understand the challenges each day to be sure that your children are on time, supervised, and safe. For the record, the White County Board of Education’s first priority is student safety. Each decision to open, delay or close school is done so with the best information available at the time. However, meteorologists are not perfect and unfortunately, neither are superintendents.

“On days such as this, members of my staff and I are on the roads by … CONTINUED


Operation Christmas Child drop-off dates Nov. 18-25 in Sparta

Posted by | November 12, 2019 9:33 am

This month, sites in the Sparta area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Sparta families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, Sparta-area residents hope to collect more than 21,605 gifts to contribute to … CONTINUED


Looking for meal delivery volunteers in this area

Posted by | November 12, 2019 9:24 am

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, caring, compassionate, and looking to give back to their community by delivering meals to people in need. As a meal delivery volunteer, you will be delivering meals in your community to frail elderly and disabled individuals. If you have time to give and transportation to deliver meals, we need your help! If you would like more information, please call 931-432-4210,



WCHS Warrior and Warriorette basketball update

Posted by | November 12, 2019 8:26 am

By Jerry Lowery

The Warriors traveled to Livingston Nov. 7 to play in a scrimmage against the Wildcats.  Coach Eric Mitchell stated the team played solid but still has much to work on.

“We still do not have the football players on the court yet, but overall the team did well,” said Mitchell.

Coach Michael Dodgen and the Warriorettes traveled to Murfreesboro last week to play a couple of scrimmage games at Middle Tennessee Christian Academy.

Coach Dodgen stated, “We had some bright spots and some moments that we must get better at.  But it is still early, and we have time to improve. Proud of the team … CONTINUED


WCMS sixth grade basketball defeats Algood

Posted by | November 12, 2019 8:25 am

By Jerry Lowery

The sixth grade Warriorettes and Warriors took to the Nov. 7 to take on Algood.  Both teams came out as winners in the contest.  In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes beat Algood by a score of 32 to 24.  Bella Winningham and Hannah Haley each combined for nine points to lead the Warriorettes.  Gracie Clark added seven points.  Chole Anderson scored four points.  Lilly Parker scored two points, and Addison Dodgen added one point in the win.  The team went to the free-throw line 11 times and made only four.

In the boys’ match up, the outcome was the same.  The Warriors … CONTINUED



Kanden and Kendreah Reeves sign with Thomas More University

Posted by | November 12, 2019 8:22 am

By Jerry Lowery

Kanden and Kendreah Reeves, senior Warriorette basketball players and twin sisters, have signed to play at the next level of basketball when they complete their senior year at White County High School.  Both have signed and committed to play at Thomas More University, in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.  Sparta is looking forward to watching these two sisters as they play their final year at Roy Sewell Gym.


There are no insignificant battles

Posted by | November 12, 2019 8:12 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

Battles come at us in many different ways. The sad truth is that battles in life are inevitable. They may not look like the traditional hand-to- hand, sword-to-sword combat we watch from a popular blockbuster movie. However, those cinematic special effects aren’t real. They fail to leave scars the same way the real battles do.

The enemy of your soul disguises himself in various ways and waits for the perfect opportunity to ambush. One of those many disguises we call the carnal mentality. Some prefer the term “flesh,” but, either way, the battle is real. Let me show you how this works, … CONTINUED


Digging deeply to discover the new Democrat candidate

Posted by | November 12, 2019 8:10 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

I guess it’s time to take another look at the freak show that is the Democrat Party candidate roster. It is always interesting when the opposition agrees with you in the middle of a contest – and the Democrat “wise men” are obviously agreeing with most of us observers out here that their current crop of candidates is not gonna be able to defeat the Trump, so they cast about anxiously, looking for that magic candidate that will be able to carry them to victory.

One of the problems the Democrat Party large wigs is having is that they agree with … CONTINUED



Commissioners discuss county sales tax increase at work session

Posted by | November 12, 2019 8:08 am

By Ron Moses

White County Board of Commissioners met Nov. 7  in a work session to discuss the possibility of a special-called election that would give the residents of the county an opportunity to vote for an increase in the sales and usage tax that would ultimately help the school system.

The increase would match the City of Sparta in bumping the tax from 9.25 percent to 9.75 percent. Some of the commissioners disapproved of an earlier motion to call a special election just for the tax vote, saying the election was needlessly pricey when a presidential preference election falls in March.

“I feel like some want a … CONTINUED


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