Monthly Archives: February 2015

WCHS splits regular season finale

Posted on February 9, 2015 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School basketball teams split their regular season finales at Lebanon.  The Warriorettes won 55-39 while the Warriors suffered a 67-51 loss.

UTC announces fall 2014 Dean’s List

Posted on February 9, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The following is a list of students from this area who made the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2014 at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade point average are awarded the honor: Tiffany Coronado, Caleb Fresh, Hannah McCoy, Ashton Mitchell and Tiffany Randolph, all of White County.

UTC announces fall 2014 graduates

Posted on February 9, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Chelsea Duke, of White County, participated in the fall 2014, 244th commencement exercise for The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with a graduating class of over 700 students. Her received a Bachelor of Science Degree in general management.


Thomas G. “Tom” Dodson

Posted on February 9, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Thomas G. “Tom” Dodson, 51, of Smyrna, passed away Feb. 6, 2015.

He was a native of Sparta and the son of Irene Mabe Dodson.

Mr. Dodson was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church, in Leanna, Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Charles L. Dodson; and sister, Janice M. Young.

Mr. Dodson is survived by his son, Matthew T. Dodson, of Smyrna; daughter, Alicia L. Dodson, Smyrna; father, Arnold Dodson, of Smyrna; brothers, Walter (Linda) Mabe, of Murfreesboro, Joe Mabe, of Murfreesboro; and sisters, Gail (Wesley) Murks, of Murfreesboro, Rita (Johnny) Haynes, of North Carolina.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Feb. 13, … Read More

Relay for Life of White County

Posted on February 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Relay for Life of White County will be 1-10 p.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015, at White County Agriculture Complex, 565 Hale St. For more information contact Beth Stephens, (931) 836-2211. Relay for Life is American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising event.

Betty Sue Hammock

Posted on February 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Betty Sue Hammock, 69 of Sparta, passed away Feb. 7, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Smithville.

Mrs. Hammock was born Nov. 24, 1945, in Albany, Kentucky, to Bedford Dulworth and Jewell Lowhorn Dulworth.

Survivors include her husband, Billie Hammock, of Sparta; son, Clay Brown and wife Ruby, of Sparta; three daughters, Pansy Bowles and husband Leland, of Sparta, Karen Baker, of Sparta, Stacey Parrish, of Sparta; two stepdaughters, Debbie Stoglin and husband Terry, of Sparta, Joyce Brooks and husband Gary, of Sparta; stepson, Dewayne Hammock, of Sparta; brother, Jim Crowe, of Virginia; sister, Olene Hill, of Cookeville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hammock chose cremation, and the … Read More

District 6AAA Tournament brackets set

Posted on February 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Three WCHS representatives receive superlatives

The coaches of District 6AAA got together this morning to finalize plans for the District 6AAA tournament and to vote on the All District teams.

The Warriors had already secured the top seed for the 6AAA tournament with their perfect regular season.  The top spot in the girls’ bracket came down to a flip of the coin.  Cumberland County won the coin toss earning the top seed.

Both the Warriors and Warriorettes will open play in the 6AAA tournament Saturday, which is being played at cumberland County High School.  The Warriorettes will start play on Saturday at 3 p.m. against the winner of … Read More

WCTE Community Cinema features American Denial on February 17

Posted on February 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Community Cinema, presented by WCTE, the Independent Television Service, Independent Lens, and CPAC, is offering an advance screening of American Denial at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Cookeville Performing Arts Center. The film offers a provocative look at race in America through the prism of a landmark 1944 inquiry into Jim Crow segregation. The preview screening event on Feb. 17 is free and open to the public. Attendees can arrive after 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments before the film. American Denial premieres on WCTE at 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23.

Firefighters Association lists 2015 officers

Posted on February 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The White County Firefighters Association has recently elected officers for 2015. They are:

Andy McCulley (North End Volunteer Fire Department): Chairman
Tyler Brandes (Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department): Vice ChairmanT.C. Good (Sparta-White County Rescue Squad): 2nd Vice Chairman
William England (Cassville Volunteer Fire Department and Sparta Fire Department): Secretary


American spiritual ensemble to perform at TTU

Posted on February 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

A critically acclaimed group of vocalists, including New York Metropolitan Opera soloists and Broadway veterans, will perform at Tennessee Tech University. The American Spiritual Ensemble consists of more than 100 singers. Members of the group will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17. They will also provide a master class at 11 a.m., Feb. 17.  The concert is free but tickets are required. TTU students can pick up one ticket at the music department office, Bryan Fine Arts Building 204, 1150 N. Dixie Ave. General admission tickets can be picked up at the music department office beginning Monday, Feb. 16. For more information, call (931) 372-3637.


International Friends banquet to celebrate diversity

Posted on February 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

An evening of food, fun and diversity await those who attend the 45th annual International Friends banquet. The banquet is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Tennessee Tech University’s Roaden University Center’s second-floor multipurpose room. The event is sponsored by International Friends, a non-profit organization focused on matching international students with local host families. International friends is not a home-stay program. The potluck-style dinner celebrates ethnic diversity on campus and in the community. The event is open to the community. Each guest is asked to bring a sweet or savory dish and/or a one-liter drink that represents his or her country.

Doyle Community Center Chili Supper set for Feb. 21

Posted on February 9, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

The Doyle Community Center is holding a chili supper 5-8 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 21 at the center, located at 396 Mountain Street, in Doyle. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Monies raised will support Visions of Hope, also known as the Doyle Help Center, toward the purchase of a second-hand truck to pick up food in Murfreesboro for needy families.

Are you an adult interested in learning more about Tennessee’s native plants and animals?

Posted on February 9, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

MISC•Tennessee Naturalist logoThe Tennessee Naturalist Training Program will be offered in April at Cumberland Mountain State Park. Participants will attend all day classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for three consecutive weeks: April 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Class size is limited to 20 participants so sign up soon. Last day to register is April 3. Cost of the program is $250 plus tax. Lodging and meals are available at the park. Participants must complete the 40-hour course, plus 40 hours of volunteer service in approved activities to receive the Naturalist Certification. To register call (931) 484-6138. For more information visit or contact Nancy Dorman at


Sparta Head Start has Circus Day

Posted on February 9, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta Head Start had a Circus Day, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Pictured are all the circus performers.

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