Warriors head to Rhea County Friday

Posted by | September 2, 2015 6:28 pm

The Warrior football team will be looking to improve to 3-0, but standing in their way Friday night is the state’s 6th ranked Class 5A team, Rhea County.

The game is the initial region contest of the season for WCHS, who has started off with wins over Monterey and York Institute.  In their most recent outing, the Warriors defeated the Dragons 39-21.  Rhea County is 1-1, but is coming off a 64-20 win over McMinn Central.

Kick off for the game is 7 p.m. central time at Rhea County High School.

See Thursday’s print edition for a complete preview of the game.


Chester Lee Dodson

Posted by | September 2, 2015 2:00 pm

Chester Lee Dodson, 93, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Aug. 31, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care, in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Born Dec. 18, 1921, in the Ravenscroft community of White County, he was the son of Earnest Dodson and Ida Wallace Dodson

Shortly after the beginning of World War II, Mr. Dodson joined the 305th Fighter Control Squadron in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator serving in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he earned his bachelor’s and graduate’s degrees in geology from West Virginia University.

He spent 11 years working for the United States Geological Survey as a field geologist and … Read More


Co-op members from White County attend 2015 Farm Fest

Posted by | September 2, 2015 12:41 pm

Attending Farm Fest from White County Farmers Cooperative are, from left to right, Willie Miller, Scott Swoape, David Simmons, Jeff Jolly, Zach Jolly and Bryan Simmons.

Members of White County Farmers Cooperative were among a record crowd of more than 2,000 farmers, Co-op managers and employees, vendors, and guests who attended the 2015 Farm Fest on Aug. 11 and 12 at the headquarters of Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC) in LaVergne.

This year’s event is the third Farm Fest held by TFC, a statewide farm supply organization owned by White County Farmers Co-op and 52 other Co-ops across Tennessee. Nearly all of these Co-ops were represented at the two-day event, which gave farmers a chance to see the assets they own as cooperative members and learn more about Co-op products, equipment, and the latest agricultural … Read More


New tire environmental fee on new motor vehicles effective Oct. 1

Posted by | September 2, 2015 10:30 am

Tennessee General Assembly recently passed legislation (Public Chapter 525) imposing a tire environmental fee assessed on the purchase of new, previously untitled motor vehicles to be titled and registered in Tennessee, effective Oct. 1, 2015. The fees are as follows: . $5 for a motor vehicle with four or fewer wheels, not including any  spare . $10 for a motor vehicle with more than four but fewer than 11 wheels, not including any  spare . $15 for a motor vehicle with 11 or more wheels, not including any  spare

The law requires dealers of new motor vehicles to begin collecting appropriate fees from customers at the time of


Russell and Rogers reunion

Posted by | September 2, 2015 10:14 am

The Russell and Rogers family reunion will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Shelter #1. Bring a covered dish. Friends are also welcome.


TDOT halts lane closures on Labor Day weekend

Posted by | September 2, 2015 9:14 am

Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, Sept. 4, through 6 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on site in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.


Tuesday’s local sports action

Posted by | September 2, 2015 8:17 am

The following is the results of White County sports action from Tuesday, September 1st.

The Warrior golfers were defeated by Cumberland County at Bear Trace.  The Warriorettes won their match, Cumberland County had only one female golfer.

The WCHS soccer team ended in a 3-3 tie with Cannon County.

The Warriorette volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by Cookeville

For WCMS teams, the volleyball team defeated Warren County 2-1, but the football team was defeated 40-6 by North from Franklin County.

See Thursday’s print edition for all the details.


Former Warriors in college football

Posted by | September 2, 2015 8:10 am

When the college football season kicks off this weekend, White County will have four former Warriors on collegiate rosters, two of which are at the top of teh dpeth chart for their position.

ETSU resurrects their football program this Thursday night against Kennesaw State.  River Boruff will be starting at middle linebacker.

When Tusculum College travels to Virginia Wise on Saturday, Hunter Cantrell will once again be their #1 punter.

Jo Jo Matlock is #2 on the depth chart at defensive end for Sewanee:  The University of the South.  They open their season Saturday against Keynon College.

Adam Farley has returned to football and is a long snapper … Read More


The McKameys in concert Sept. 24

Posted by | September 2, 2015 7:59 am

The New Park Theater, in McMinnville, is proud to present The McKameys in concert, at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, 2015.

Each member of this Southern Gospel singing group is sincere in their love for the Lord, sincere in their love for the music they sing, and sincere in their need to spread the Word to others through their music.

Organized as a trio of sisters — Dora, Peg and Carol McKamey — in 1954, the group is in its fifth decade of spreading love and blessings through the music they sing. Even though there have been several changes in the group’s makeup, the wonderful harmonies, great songs and … Read More





Discover Sparta 2015

Posted by | September 1, 2015 10:33 am

Sparta and White County, as well as the surrounding area, is filled with beauty beyond compare and numerous attractions that continually draw people from all over the country to the heart of the Upper Cumberland. Discover Sparta is a compilation of all those things that make this a great place to live, work and play.

View magazine: Discover Sparta 2015


Raising a relative child, need housing?

Posted by | September 1, 2015 7:25 am

diaAre you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at Upper Cumberland Development District at 1-877-275-8233. A support group meeting for relatives that are caring for relative children will be noon- 1p.., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sparta-White County YMCA, 123 Moore Street. For housing assistance while caring for relative child, contact Myra Walker at (931) 432-4111.




Terrance Alan Bailey Sr.

Posted by | September 1, 2015 6:40 am

Terrance Alan Bailey Sr., 50, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 16, 2015.

Mr. Bailey was born Feb. 14, 1965, in West Chester Pennsylvania, the son of Clyde Wayne Bailey and Edith Mae Cox Bailey.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 2, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery, in White County.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Belle Dalton Whiteaker

Posted by | September 1, 2015 6:37 am

Anna Belle Dalton Whiteaker, 87 of the Cherry Creek Community of White County, passed away Aug. 31, 2015, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Whiteaker was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Hillsville, Virginia, to James Rosco Dalton and Alva Mae Jennings Dalton.

She was a former shirt factory worker and retired from Mallory. She was an avid gardener and volunteered at the hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Isera “Bill” Whiteaker, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Mike) Patton, of Nashville, Brenda (John) Simpson, of Sparta; sons, Jim (Coleen) Whiteaker, of Sparta, Gary … Read More


WCHS/York Institute Football Gallery

Posted by | August 31, 2015 4:42 pm

The Warriors traveled to Jamestown on Friday and came home with a 39-21 victory over the York Dragons.  That win improved the Warriors to 2-0 on the season.

Attached is a photo gallery and stats from the game.

WC – 13  14   0   12  – 39

YAI – 7    6     8    0 – 21

SCORING SUMMARY

First Quarter WC (10:06) – Pierce Whited pass complete to Trey Brewington 21 yards. (Cantrell kick). 7-0 YAI (2:56) – Cravens 24-yard touchdown pass to Josh Molands (kick good). 7-7 WC (:37.8) Richmond 10-yard run (kick failed) 13-7

Second Quarter WC (4:52) – Rowan 9-yard run (Cantrell kick) 20-7 YAI (2:49) – … Read More


Book sale donations

Posted by | August 31, 2015 1:13 pm

White County Public Library always accepts donations of used and new books for their annual book sale. Bring books by any time or call for more information, (931) 836-3613.


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