Monthly Archives: March 2008

WCHS tennis in action last Wednesday and Thursday at home

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Lauren Cannon

J.T. Randolph

    The White County High School tennis teams played host to a pair of matches on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.  
    On Wednesday, the Warriorettes and Warriorettes hosted Coffee County in a contest between two evenly matched squads.  There were a total of six tiebreakers played on the afternoon.  The Warriors squeaked out the 5-3 win while the Warriorettes were narrowly defeated 4-3.
    Justin Turney picked up an 8-1 win in his singles match with Rutland.  Tyler Brady was defeated 8-5 by Avey.  Kevin Honaker suffered a 9-7 tiebreaker loss to Williams.  Tyler Rash picked up an 8-2 win over Taylor.  Conlan Cash went … Read More


WCHS softball loses another heartbreaker

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Catcher Brittany Gragg keeps a Warren County runner from scoring

Fielding the pop fly. Warriorette first baseman, Ashley Brock, fields a pop fly during the game with Warren County Tuesday. The Warriorettes led 1-0 for six innings before suffering the 4-1 loss. They travel to Monterey today and host DeKalb County Friday.

Markie Voyles hauls in a pop fly

Hannah Roberts gets hit by a pitch

    The White County High school softball team clung to a 1-0 lead through the first six innings of their District 7AAA contest with Warren County Tuesday in Sparta.
    The Warriorettes scored their run in the bottom of the first and, inning after … Read More


Unruly inmates get ‘the chair’

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Ready. Jail Administrator Jim Baker explains how the new restraint chair will be used as a punishment for inmates who “cause problems.”

A new tool has found a home at the White County Jail for those inmates who “misbehave and cause problems,” said Sheriff Oddie Shoupe – a restraint chair.
While the restraint chair has not been used as of yet because the entire staff must complete an instructional seminar on the proper use of the device, Shoupe said he hopes it deters some of the vandalism to jail property and alleviates some of the needless costs to the county.
According to Shoupe, inmates have broken numerous windows, … Read More


Soccer picks up third win of season

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warrior soccer team improved to 3-1 with a 1-0 win over Cumberland County.


Pamela Jane Vaughn

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Pamela Jane Vaughn, 73, of McMinnville, passed away March 30, 2008.
Vaughn was born March 3, 1935, in White County to Smith and Monte Davis Wallace.
She retired as a cook with the Warren County High School and as a caretaker for the elderly. Vaughn was a member of Bridges of Hope Fellowship Church and was an active member of the Senior Citizen Center.
Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, James Wallace, Powell Wallace and Bobby Wallace.
Survivors include one son, Timothy Vaughn; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Frank Southard, all of McMinnville; one brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Virginia Wallace, of … Read More


A LIFE REMEMBERED

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Life’s joys. Charles poses with his granddaughter, Reanna.

Charles Gillen was born Nov. 15, 1933, to Clarence and Edith “Geer” Gillen and grew up in the Cherry Creek community.
“Farming was his passion,” said Francis, his wife of 53 years. “From the time he was a kid, he knew he wanted to be a farmer.”
His parents were farmers, and he started working on their farm as a young boy. He was involved in FFA, Future Farmers of America. And he worked hard improving his skills.
“That was his life,” stated Francis. “And he didn’t want to have just another calf. He wanted a better calf. He wanted … Read More


Youth Basketball

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Youth Basketball


Cash to continue basketball career at Cumberland

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Brittany Cash in action

Signing day. Several people were in attendance as Brittany Cash signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Cumberland University. Joining Brittany on the front row are her parents, Amy and Alan Cash, along with younger sister, Macy. Back row (l to r): Katy Pinion, Warriorette assistant coach, Bryan Haley, Warriorette head coach, Terry Crain, WCHS athletic director, Clint Mason, Cumberland University head coach, Barry Roberts, WCHS principal and Rebecca Beaty, Warriorette assistant coach.

    Just a few weeks ago, Brittany Cash thought that when her high school basketball career came to a close, she would be through with organized basketball, but over the … Read More


Warriors blanked by Blackman in district series

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Making the throw. Joseph Johnson makes the throw from third to first during Monday’s game at home against Blackman. The Blaze swept the Warriors in the District 7AAA series. The baseball team hosts Bledsoe County Thursday and Coffee County Friday.

Jaylen Qualls fields the ball at second

Wesley Dickson at the plate

    The District 7AAA baseball schedule is set up where each team plays back-to-back games with each district opponent.  This format was put into place several years ago because of a guy by the name of David Price, who pitched for Blackman.
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    When Price was pitching for Blackman, the coaches made good … Read More


WCHS softball picks up split

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Warriorette infield huddle

Miya Teeples

    The White County High School softball team took on a pair of teams from neighboring Putnam County as last week ended and came away with a split in the series.
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    On Thursday, the Warriorettes traveled to Monterey and suffered another one run heartbreaker losing 1-0 on a sixth inning run.  The Warriorettes got back on the winning side of things as they rolled to the 11-2 win at home over Upperman on Friday.
    Thursday’s game was a pitcher’s duel.  Miya Teeples pitched all six innings for WCHS scattering five hits while striking out six and walking one.  The … Read More


Charges piling up on teen

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Identity theft. Sarah Rebecca Bilbrey has been arrested again, this time charged with two counts of criminal impersonation, for using someone else’s identification when charged with manufacturing methamphetamine earlier this month.

Only one day separates their birthdays, and now an Algood teenager has been charged with using the identity of a family member allegedly in an attempt to fool law enforcement when she was arrested on drug charges earlier this month.
Sara Rebecca Bilbrey, 18, of Algood, is being held in the White County Jail, under $47,000 bond.
On March 20, 2008, a story in The Expositor about three people arrested in a methamphetamine lab identified the female … Read More


WCHS soccer nets another win

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Graceful action

Cumberland County sandwich

The White County High School Warrior soccer team improved to 3-1 on the season with a hard fought 1-0 win over Cumberland County in Sparta on Thursday.
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A Jonathan Fann goal, his seventh of the season, less than five minutes into the game proved to be the game winner.  Neither team would score again in the contest as the Warrior defense, led by goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, recorded the shut out.
Even though, the scoring was limited in the contest, there was plenty of aggressive action and excitement in the game.
Fann’s goal came from approximately eight yards out … Read More


Gibson’s battles still continue

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

District Attorney General Bill Gibson

The man who was voted into office as district attorney general for White and six other counties and has served in that capacity almost two decades is facing a battle with state legislators who want to remove him from office.
White County State Representative Charles Curtiss, along with representatives Henry Fincher, of Cookeville, and Frank Buck, of Dowelltown, are co-sponsoring a resolution to remove District Attorney General Bill Gibson from the office he has held 18 years.
Gibson, who was first elected in 1990 and reelected in each subsequent election, became the center of controversy almost two years ago when the TBI … Read More


Warrior baseball picks up two wins to end five game skid

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Conor Sparkman dives back into base

Warrior huddle

Jordan Brown

Wesley Dickson

Drew Haston

    The White County High School baseball team picked up a pair of much needed wins ending a five game skid as last week came to a close.
    WCHS played host to Bledsoe County Thursday and then welcomed Coffee County to Pearson Park for a game that had been rescheduled from an earlier date.  A pair of senior pitchers took the hill for the Warriors picking up the wins.
    The Warriors put four runs on the board in their half of the first as they rolled to the 15-5 win over the visiting Warriors from … Read More


Warriorette softball completes busy week

Posted on March 31, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

The Warriorette softball team suffered two nail biting losses during the week of March 24th, but wrapped up the week with a big win over Upperman


James B. Cumby

Posted on March 30, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

James B. Cumby, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 28, 2008 at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.
Cumby was the son of Casto and Elsie Hyder Cumby.
He was preceded in death his sisters, Bonnie King, Frances Howard and Anna Pauline Young; stepmother, Ruby Cumby; and brothers-in-law, Vestal Howard, Ed Young and Hollis Garrett.
Cumby had been employed by City of Sparta.
Survivors include his special friend and companion, Thelma Louise Davis, of Sparta; four sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Roy Davenport, of Crossville, Mary Joy Barrett, of Crossville, Betty Jean and James Selby, of Pikeville, and Charlotte and Jack Rollins, of … Read More


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