Warriorette Basketball Camp

Posted by | May 21, 2018 10:25 am

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White County High School Warriorette Basketball Camp

May 22-24, 2018


Roy Sewell Gymnasium

$40.00 per camper

(Make checks payable to White County High School)

Ages: K-8th grade

Dodgen steps down as WCHS softball coach

Posted by | May 21, 2018 6:08 am

Michael Dodgen

Not long after the 2018 softball season ended, White County High School head coach Michael Dodgen announced he was stepping down from that position.

Dodgen, who has been at the helm of the Warriorettes’ softball team for two seasons, steps down after one of the most successful seasons in school history. The Warriorettes, led by five seniors, posted an 18-12 mark. The Warriorettes won their first-round game shutting out Stone Memorial 9-0 but were defeated in their next two games by Cookeville and then Rhea County.

Dodgen, who has posted a 33-23-3 over his two years as the head coach of the Warriorettes, cited that he … Read More

Baseball players receive postseason honors at banquet

Posted by | May 21, 2018 6:06 am

Members of the Warriors’ baseball team who made the All-District team were (L to R), Drew Young, Jason Maxwell, David Smith, Holden Howard, Eli Young, and Macon Girdley.

Members of the Warriors’ baseball team who earned an award handed out by the coaches, on Thursday night, were (L to R) Tucker Allen, Jason Maxwell, Dawson Ogletree, Will Griggs, Dyson Reece, David Smith, Maverick Jennings, and Macon Girdley.

The finishing touches were put on the 2018 Warrior baseball season with a banquet, on Thursday, celebrating the season as a team and also distributing postseason honors.

The All-District team was selected by the coaches before the start of the District … Read More

National Heath Awareness Day reminds parents and coaches to protect youth athletes from heat

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:58 am

As weather warms up and many people are enjoying fun activities in the sun, health officials encourages everyone to take steps to protect yourself and your family against heat-related illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with school systems and sports programs to encourage parents and young athletes to prevent heat-related injuries this summer as part of the observance of National Heat Awareness Day, on May 25.

“Both heat and humidity play a role in the body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature and should be taken into consideration when planning outdoor activities,” stated Tennessee Department of Health Assistant Commissioner Dr. Morgan McDonald. “High body temperatures can … Read More

Should immigration be one of the top 10 issues concerning Tennesseans?

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:57 am

Democratic Dialog- By Debra Wines

Immigration and illegal immigration seem to be a major topic in politics during this current election season. Should it really be a big concern in Tennessee? Various politicians running for state offices seem to think it is. Diane Black ran a campaign ad, in April 2018, telling us that the Southern border is 760 miles from Tennessee, and liberals won’t enforce immigration laws. The underlying tones of her message were that because of liberals, Tennesseans could be “invaded” by illegal immigrants at any time, especially if she is not elected governor. She went on to say there would be no sanctuary cities under … Read More

The willing suspension of disbelief

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:55 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

It is with a sense of disbelief that I sit and write this article. The “spy” in the Trump camp’s name has been released, but, in reality, he was much more than a spy. It is he (Stefan Halper) that is credited with “dirtying up” the Trump campaign advisors that were then used as a pretext to start this whole investigation. Yes, you read that correctly. Mr. Halper is said to have connections inside Russia and elsewhere, and he used those connections to arrange Carter Page to be invited to Russia to present his paper. And then… along comes the dirt. … Read More

Finding more fishing holes

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:52 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

Let’s take another trip to the favorite fishing spot and revisit one of the scriptures from our last discussion.

Jesus spoke with Simon Peter and Andrew, in Matthew chapter 4. He called them to “follow him, and he would make them fishers of men.” First of all he observed them working. They were doing what they were good at, and that was fishing. God called them out of their profession and into the lives of mankind.

I mentioned last week that we are called to fish. This example clearly shows the model for discovering our calling, and it’s simple “get to work” … Read More

Snack Pack supports schools

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:50 am

The Bon Air Market “Snack Pack” recently made a donation to the administrators of Woodland Park Elementary School for approximately $145.30. Since the creation of the “Snack Pack” program in 2016, over $2,100 has been donated to the elementary schools in White County. Every month, customers at Bon Air Market have the opportunity to donate their spare change or the change from purchases made at the store into a bucket at the front counter. These donations are collected at the end of each month and then donated to one of the elementary schools in White County, in alphabetical order. On May 8, 2018, Bon Air Market co-owner Patti … Read More

White County’s April revenue reports reflect positive gains

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:47 am

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin recently announced that revenues during the month of April exceeded the revenues collected from this time last year, with White County maintaining healthy revenue collections as well.

Revenue collections for Tennessee, during April, came in at approximately $1.9 billion, which is a growth of 3.7 percent more than last year and approximately $128.3 million more than the state budgeted.

“Total revenues, in April, reflect significant improvement compared to this time last year,” said Martin. “Much of the growth is driven by franchise and excise tax payments, business tax receipts, privilege taxes, and sales tax revenues. While revenues look promising, … Read More

Tennessee’s unprecedented low unemployment rate continues

Posted by | May 21, 2018 5:46 am

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have announced that Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for April was recorded at 3.4 percent, the third consecutive month the rate has held steady.

According to data collected by the state, April 2018 marks one year since Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent for the first time in recent history. In May 2017, the rate, in Tennessee, dipped to 3.8 percent and has remained under that mark ever since. The state recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in September 2017. That figure is just 0.1 of a percentage point lower … Read More

Jeffrey Dean Staus

Posted by | May 20, 2018 8:06 am

Jeffrey Dean Staus, 53, of Sparta, passed away May 15, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 5, 1965, in Lawrence, Kansas, he was the son of Dorothy Loney Kirby and Edward Staus.

No services are planned at this time.

A Celebration of Life service will be planned at a later date, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bobby Joe Qualls

Posted by | May 20, 2018 8:05 am

Funeral service for. Bobby Joe Qualls, 75, of Sparta, was 3 p.m., May 18, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Robert Murdock officiated.

Mr. Qualls was born June 5, 1942, in Sparta, to William Donald Qualls and Jo Ellen Nash Miller.

He was a retired U.S. Navy combat veteran and a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He was a member of Cabul Lodge 116, of Green Cove Springs, Florida, and a life-long member of the Shriners, American Legion, and VFW.

Mr. Qualls was preceded in death by his father, William Donald Qualls; mother, Jo Ellen Miller; stepfather, Chester Miller; brothers, Donnie … Read More

Cultus Campbell

Posted by | May 20, 2018 8:04 am

Cultus Campbell, 89, of Sparta, passed away May 17, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Campbell was born Aug. 18, 1928, to Willard Campbell and Sadie Barnett Campbell.

His hobbies included raising a big garden every year and dancing. He was also an avid fisherman.

Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Stuart, Curtis, Burnis, and Everett.

Survivors include his wife, Nola Jean Adkins Campbell, of Sparta; son, Keith Alan Campbell (Debbra), of Spencer; daughters, Kelly Jean Campbell, of Sparta, Mona Gouveia (Manny), of Spencer; grandson, Caleb Anthony Campbell; granddaughter, Samantha Oxford (Brad), of Pikeville; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Gouveia, of Washington State, Vincent Gouveia, of Pikeville, … Read More

Virgil Ernest Tucker

Posted by | May 20, 2018 8:04 am

Virgil Ernest Tucker passed from this world to be with the    Lord, on May 17, 2018.

His passing was peaceful, quiet, and attended by The Holy Spirit. He was 74 years old.

Mr. Tucker was a proud native Californian, having been born in San Diego, on Jan. 20, 1944. He, his father, Jr., and his brother, Ronald, built and raced fuel-altered cars in the 50’s and were clocking world class times. They soon pursued other occupations, but cars were in their blood. Make no mistake! Virgil went to Vietnam and was actually given his draft notice mixed in with his birthday cards on his 21st birthday.

When he … Read More

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