Monthly Archives: April 2014

WCHS archery wins state championship

Posted on April 6, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Top individual WCHS finishers. In addition to the team championship, WCHS junior, Isaiah Gardenhire, captured the individual title at the tournament. His teammate, Jacklynn Bryant, a freshman, was the second finisher among high school girls.

State champs. The White County High School archery team takes a moment to pose with their trophy just after they won the NASP state archery title on Friday in Murfreesboro. The team is now qualified for the nationals to be held in Louisville, Kentucky in May.

After finishing runner-up in the state last season, the White County High School archery team took that next step on Friday winning the NASP (National Archery in … Read More


WCHS tennis team completes sweep of Cumberland County

Posted on April 6, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

At the net. Lacee Hitchcock makes a play at the net during her doubles match against Cumberland County. The Warriors and Warriorettes defeated CCHS and will host the other team from Crossville Tuesday when Stone Memorial visits.

The White County High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams completed a regular season sweep of Cumberland County with a pair of wins Thursday in Sparta.
The Warriors, in fact, completed the regular season sweep not losing a single match to the Jets as they posted 9-0 team wins both times. The Warriorettes followed suit by picking up a pair o 6-3 victories both times.
Coach Nicole Delaney did a little … Read More


More personal marks set at recent track & field meet

Posted on April 6, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Solid outing. Jake Shockey had a solid day competing at the King of the Mountain. He set a new school record with the relay team, won and finished second in individual races.

The White County High School track and field team competed on Tuesday in the second of the three King of the Mountain events scheduled for Stone Memorial this season.
A few school records and some personal marks were set at the event, according to WCHS coach, David Bruce.
Abby Ratliff broke the school record in the triple jump with a jump of 25’2”.
The 4×200 relay school record fell. The team of Cameron Bruce, Rance McCurry, … Read More


Carol Rene Moon

Posted on April 5, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Carol Rene Moon, 45, of Sparta passed away on April 3, 2014, at her residence in Sparta.
Ms. Moon was born July 12, 1968, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was the daughter of Norbert Donacik and Lyn Witkowski and the wife of Terry Moon.
No services are planned at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jennifer Denise Lawson Fisher

Posted on April 5, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jennifer Denise Lawson Fisher, 41 of Doyle, passed away on April 2, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.
Mrs. Fisher was born on Feb.14, 1973.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.C. and Ruth Foster and Bill and Edna Dulaney.
Mrs. Fisher attended Community Fellowship Church of Sparta.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Fisher, of Doyle; parents, Eugene Lawson and Gail Foster Lawson, of Doyle; mother-in-law, Annie B. Fisher, of Louisiana; sons, Jordan Wooten, of Doyle, Isaiah Fisher, of Doyle, Malachi Fisher, of Doyle; stepson, Treal Wooten, of Tullahoma; brother, Marty Eugene Lawson Jr. and wife Tabitha, of Sparta; sister, Bethany Lawson, of Doyle; nieces … Read More


Tammy Michelle Blaylock Blanton

Posted on April 5, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Michelle Blaylock Blanton, 44, of Sparta, passed away April 3, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Mrs. Blanton was born April 8, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio, to James C. and Dorothy Marie Parks Blaylock.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bob and Easter Parks, Claude and Vernell Blaylock, father-in-law, Bobby Joe Blanton Sr.; and several special uncles and aunts.
Survivors include her husband Bobby Joe Blanton Jr., of Sparta; three daughters, Brittany Marie Arnold, Tiffany Nichole Mott, Stephanie Michelle Mott, all of Sparta; two grandsons, Caydin Matthew Arnold, Blake Xsavier Graham; parents, James C. and Dorothy Marie Parks Blaylock, of Sparta; two brothers, Jack Blaylock … Read More


James J. Gemberling

Posted on April 5, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

In honor and remembrance of service to his country

“Life is like a Mirror, Smile at it and it Smiles back at you”.
James J. Gemberling, 89, passed away March 30, 2014.
For the past four years, he was lovingly cared for by his daughter, Shurla, and son-in-law, David Clark, in St. Augustine, Fla.
Mr. Gemberling was born in 1925, in Union Mills, Ind. He enlisted in the Army at age 17 and joined his unit, the 70th Tank Battalion, in Africa. During his service, he was deployed to Europe to partake in, among other battles, the famous World War II “Battle of the Bulge.” He proudly earned … Read More


TTU tuba ensemble to perform Carnegie program April 16

Posted on April 4, 2014 8:08 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Only one tuba ensemble in the world has played in New York City’s Carnegie Hall. April 16, the group will play the same concert it gave there March 13 at Tennessee Tech University.

The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble recently performed for a packed house at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall for the eighth time in its nearly 50-year history, 38 years exactly after its first performance there on March 13, 1976.

“It’s an honor to play at Carnegie Hall; not many people get to do that and here I am, a chemistry major, and I get to experience it through the ensemble,” said junior Tullahoma native Amanda Werlein, … Read More


Life Care and Highlands Medical donate to WCHS

Posted on April 4, 2014 8:08 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

On April 4, 2014, Life Care Center of Sparta and Highlands Medical Center each donated $500 to the Health Sciences Program at White County High School to purchase medical terminology textbooks. Because healthcare professionals listed medical terminology as one of the major weaknesses of new faces in the healthcare field, these textbooks are intended to target this weakness and better prepare students to enter the workforce in future healthcare careers. From the left, Tim Mackie, WCHS assistant principal and CTE Director; Judy Guth, health science teacher; Karen Weaver, Highlands Medical Center; Cathy Howe, Life Care Center of Sparta’s executive director; Michael Gateley, health science teacher; Angela Fresh, WCHS … Read More


Court docket released for White County General Sessions

Posted on April 4, 2014 8:08 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The following cases were heard in the General Sessions Court for White County on Fri., March 28, 2014

Initial Appearance

•Adel Hadi Alamor: Driving while license suspended, speeding

•Keari Ann Anderson: Driving while license suspended, obedience to required traffic control device, DL to be carried and exhibited, financial responsibility

•Lindsey Amber Barnes: Attachment for contempt

•James D. Brewer: Probation violation

•Rhonda Gail Green: Probation violation

•Christopher James Harris: Probation violation X2

•Christopher Harrison: Violation of order of protection/restraining order

•Ronnie Lee Maupin: Probation violation

•Keri Lynn Mayberry: Criminal Trespass, theft of property $500-$1,000, driving while license suspended

•Tommy Gene Mayberry: Criminal trespass, theft of property $500-$1,000

•Randall William … Read More


Ollie Otter visits BonDeCroft Head Start

Posted on April 4, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The students at BonDeCroft Head Start were given an excellent source of learning. Thanks to Tennessee College of Applied Technology’s Marketing Coordinator, Cliff Wightman; Tennessee Road Builders Association, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Tennessee Tech University, the children got to meet Ollie Otter. Spokeswoman Kayla Davis talked to the children about the need for a booster seat and proper seat belt placement, “Belts to Bones.” She also told the children why it is important to slow down when construction workers are working on our roads.


Head Start children learn valuable lessons

Posted on April 4, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

BonDeCroft Head Start students got a chance to see how wool is made into yarn. Demonstrator Kristina led the children through the step-by-step process. She allowed each child to work the spinning wheel for a hands-on learning experience.


White County Public Library announces recent donations

Posted on April 4, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Books in Memory:

•Thelma Bartold, A Christmas Garland; A Christmas Hope, given by Patricia Hinton

•Mary Ellen Johnson Blackwell, Women’s Search for Independence in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Nellie Bumbalough

•Ann Brown, Step by Step Cake Decorating, given by Shana Martin

•J.C. Cantrell, Car: The Definitive Visual History, given by Bill, Brenda, and Natalee Anderson

•Rosa Nell Carter, Quilt-opedia, given by Ovean Phifer, Dickie and Martha Denton, and Betty Demps

•Rosa Nell Carter, Music: The Definitive Guide, given by Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Bumbalough and Family, Mr. and Mrs. James Rittenberry and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jenkins and Family, and Uon and Oliver Jenkins.

•Anne Cooper, People … Read More


Posted on April 4, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

A small group of staff members and other medical personnel watched intensely as Dr. Janis Holt, aided by her surgical team, performed a corneal transplant in the Plateau Surgery Center located within Cumberland Eye Care in Fairfield Glade.

While literally thousands of complex eye surgeries have been performed at Plateau Surgery Center, this was a very different, history-making event. It was the first solid organ transplant in the history of Cumberland and surrounding counties. Until now, patients who needed corneal transplants traveled to major metropolitan areas to have their surgery and follow up care.

Since joining Cumberland Eye care in December 2013, Dr. Holt has now twice performed … Read More


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