Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale

Posted by | September 26, 2017 7:43 am

Saturday, Oct. 7

Who: All those interested in participating

What: All day yard sale (This year there will be spaces for travelers to park RVs.)

When: Starts at daylight and ends at dark

Where: The entire expanse of Bockman Way; will also include Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center, and the vacant lot on South Church Street below the cemetery, which is the former location of the old jail. (All residents on side streets are also encouraged to participate.)

Contact: (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237


Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale

Posted by | September 26, 2017 7:43 am

Saturday, Oct. 7

Who: All those interested in participating

What: All day yard sale (This year there will be spaces for travelers to park RVs.)

When: Starts at daylight and ends at dark

Where: The entire expanse of Bockman Way; will also include Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center, and the vacant lot on South Church Street below the cemetery, which is the former location of the old jail. (All residents on side streets are also encouraged to participate.)

Contact: (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237


Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale

Posted by | September 26, 2017 7:43 am

Saturday, Oct. 7

Who: All those interested in participating

What: All day yard sale (This year there will be spaces for travelers to park RVs.)

When: Starts at daylight and ends at dark

Where: The entire expanse of Bockman Way; will also include Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center, and the vacant lot on South Church Street below the cemetery, which is the former location of the old jail. (All residents on side streets are also encouraged to participate.)

Contact: (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237


WCHS students operate new ultrasound equipment

Posted by | September 26, 2017 6:55 am

White County High School Large Animal Science students are shown operating new ultrasound equipment for pregnancy checking of their cows. Large Animal Science is an applied course in veterinary and animal science for students interested in learning more about becoming a veterinarian, vet tech, vet assistant, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or agriculture professions. This course covers anatomy and physiological systems of different groups of large animals, as well as careers, leadership, and history of the industry.


Sgt. Alvin C. York’s Peace and Valor Foundation focus of Rotary Club of Sparta’s recent program

Posted by | September 26, 2017 6:49 am

Deborah York, executive director at Center for Peace and Valor, recently addressed Rotary Club of Sparta about a historical program based on Alvin C. York’s promise to promote peace in accordance with the principles of the Medal of Honor.

On Sept. 21, 2017, the Rotary Club of Sparta heard Deborah York, executive director at Center for Peace and Valor, a historical program on Alvin C. York’s promise to promote peace in accordance with the principles of the Medal of Honor.

The Sgt. York Center for Peace and Valor in Pall Mall, Tennessee, serves to promote the “values and the qualities of courage, sacrifice, patriotism and peace through increased awareness, education, behavior, and example.”

Deborah York said, “On Sgt. York’s deathbed, he said he did not want his legacy to be of war’s horrors, but for peace. His legacy can be our legacy to promote the values of … Read More


2017 4-H chicken sale

Posted by | September 26, 2017 6:41 am

Looking for some laying hens to furnish your table with delicious food made with farm fresh eggs? Well come out to the White County Fairgrounds Poultry Barn for the Annual 4-H Poultry Show and Auction on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2017. The auction begins at 10 a.m.; gates open at 9 a.m. (Enter at the gate by the petting barn). The birds will be judged on size, maturity, egg production, and other features. The sale will follow immediately after judging and awards. Experience first-hand the great things 4-H’ers learn by doing. This year’s breeds are Black Australorp and Rhode Island Red – all brown egg layers. These birds will … Read More


Shakespeare in the Park opens Sept. 29 with ‘King Lear’

Posted by | September 26, 2017 6:22 am

King Lear (Evan Cole) listens as his three daughters express their love and devotion to him. They are, from left, Sam Raper as “Goneril,” Emily Remmert as “Regan” and, at right, Kim Frick-Welker as “Cordelia.”

It’s the tragic story of an aging king and his three daughters.

Who loves him most? That’s what Shakespeare’s King Lear asks his daughters amid the nobility who have gathered as he prepares to step down from the throne.

“He decides to divide his kingdom into three parts, one for each daughter,” explained Dave Johnson, director of Cookeville Leisure Services’ 14th annual Shakespeare in the Park series, which opens Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Dogwood Park performance pavilion. Admission is free.

The daughter who best expresses her love and devotion to the king is to be given the largest piece of the kingdom – and Lear … Read More


The Warriorettes Golf team is headed to the State Tournament

Posted by | September 25, 2017 7:54 pm

The White County High School Warriorettes Golf team is head to the State Tournament. The Warriorettes won the Region Tournament with a final score of 169. Which was 12 strokes better than 2nd place finishing Sequoyah. This was the first time ever that the Warriorettes or Warriors have won the Region Tournament.

The Warriors golf season came to an end on Monday afternoon. The Warriors missed out on making it to the State Tournament by 10 strokes. Blake Gongoware missed making his first trip to the state tournament by 1 stroke. But the Warriors did finish in 2nd Place.

See Thursday’s Paper for Full Details of the Region


White County Middle School homecoming queen and court

Posted by | September 25, 2017 8:31 am

White County Middle School homecoming will be Sept. 26. They will have the pinning of colors for 8th grade football players and cheerleaders, at 5:45 p.m. The WCMS game vs. Coffee County will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the crowning of queen and court will be at halftime of the football game. Front row, L-R: Shea Hawkins (8th grade attendant), Abby Grissom (Queen), Josie Perkins (8th grade attendant); back row, L-R: Brayden Taylor (6th grade attendant), Sydney Light (6th grade attendant), Nia Powers (7th grade attendant), Katelyn Young (7th grade attendant)


WCHS volleyball finishes their week going 1-1

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:57 am

Gracie Geer goes up for a kill in Thursday’s game vs. Soddy Daisy. Geer finished with three kills in the game.

The White County High School Volleyball team finished up their week going 1-1. The Warriorettes struggled, on Thursday, falling to district opponent Soddy-Daisy 3-0. On Friday night, the Warriorettes picked up a much need win vs. Van Buren County.

On Thursday night, the first game would stay close throughout most of the game. But Soddy-Daisy would take control and win 25-18. In the second game, both teams would trade points for most of the game, with neither team able to take control. Soddy-Daisy would win that set 25-16. In the final set, the Warriorettes would have the lead 16-14, but Soddy-Daisy wasn’t going to let the game go … Read More


White County High School soccer loses heartbreaker on Senior Night

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:53 am

Before the game on Thursday night, the White County High School soccer coach and players honored the seniors on the team. Senior members on this team are (L-R) Hannah England, Dani Auberger, Maria Barker, Millie Simmons, Mason Mullins, Jessie Green, Hannah Dycus, and Emily Lemonds.

The White County High School soccer team and coaches honored their eight seniors before the start of Thursday’s home game.

During the match, the Warriorettes were looking to pick up their first victory over Warren County since 2009. It took 81 minutes to   decide what the outcome of the game would be. The Warriorettes would fall behind 3-0, with 20 minutes remaining in … Read More


Trip to state on the line Sept. 25 at Bear Trace

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:46 am

The Warriors’ golf team earned a spot in the region with their third-place finish in the District 6AAA tournament. L-R: Jarrett Lee Glass, Blake Gongaware, Coach Eric Mitchell, Tanner Bryant, Tyson Welch, and Trey Crockett. (Photo submitted)

Making a trip to the state tournament is a dream of athletes that compete at the high school level no matter what sport they play. Of course, the ultimate goal is to win a state title. But to achieve that goal, one must first get to that level. The White County High School golf teams will be looking for that trip to the state when they tee off in the Region 3 Large Division golf tournament Sept. 25, at Bear Trace Golf Course, in Crossville.

Both White County High School golf teams secured their spots in the tournament by finishing in the top three of the District 6 … Read More


Three athletes from White County will represent TN in Special Olympics USA National Games

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:42 am

Mary Bailey (in the pink and butterfly shirt) and Lexi Wilhite (in the blue shirt) are heading to the Special Olympics USA Game, in July 2018, in Seattle, Washington.

This past week, there were three athletes from White County who were selected to attend Special Olympics USA National Games.

Mary Bailey, who is no stranger to Special Olympics, has   competed for over 10 years in various sports. She was selected to play Unified Bocce Ball. Bailey also loves snowboarding and has a few medals to her credit from the Tennessee Winter Games. She is a great help on local, state, and national events with her serving personality. Bailey is employed by White County High School as one of the beloved “lunch ladies.”

Her partner will be Lexie Wilhite. Wilhite has been involved with Special Olympics at the … Read More


Do you feel the hunger for God’s word?

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:39 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

The Word of God is so powerful that it functions in many different capacities. For instance, Jeremiah recorded, “Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” (Jer. 23:29). Thus, God’s Word can be warm, comforting, consuming, and purifying like a fire, and it can pound and break the hardest of hearts like a divine sledge hammer (Exo. 7:14; 12:31). Furthermore, God’s Word is pictured as a light that guides (Psa. 119:105), a mirror that reveals the true image of a man (James 1:22-24), a sharp two-edged … Read More


Who do you trust with your health care?

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:37 am

Democratic Dialog – by Debra Wines

Just in case you haven’t noticed, the Senate is once again trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Since Donald Trump was inaugurated, the Republicans have promised to actually get rid of the Affordable Care Act, this time with Donald Trump’s blessing. Of course, he did promise Americans, repeatedly during his campaign, he would replace the ACA with something better and less expensive that would cover everyone. Shortly after his inauguration and discussions with Congressional leaders, on the subject of healthcare, Mr. Trump made a public statement regarding healthcare, “Who knew it was so complicated?” I laughed when I heard … Read More


Fall Carnival a great success at Woodland Park Elementary

Posted by | September 25, 2017 6:34 am

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(1) Everyone enjoyed the parade around the yard.

(2) Kurt Dronebarger, director of schools, took his turn as a target in the dunking booth.

(3) Thanks to Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department, kids enjoyed a ride around the neighborhood onboard a fire truck.

(4) Bounces houses provided plenty of entertainment for the kids during the Fall Carnival.

(5) A wide range of animals were on hand for the petting zoo.

(6) Thanks to the abundant amount of items available, the silent and live auction raised funds for Woodland Park Elementary.

(7) A face painting station was quite the hit among the children.

(8) Rides … Read More


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