Monthly Archives: July 2015

Warriors picked 7th at Region 4-5A media day

Posted on July 29, 2015 3:03 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior football team left the 2015 Region 4-5A media day with a lot to prove this season.

Two polls were voted on during the meeting, one by the coaches and one by the media, and both groups voted the Warriors to finish seventh in the 4-5A race this season.

Ooltewah was picked first by both groups receiving 14 of the 20 first place media votes.  The coaches poll was much closer with Ooltewah garnering four of the first place votes and Rhea County netting the other three.

Media Poll – 1.  Ooltewah (14); 2.  Rhea County (6); 3.  Cleveland; 4.  Walker Valley; 5.  McMinn County; 6.  Soddy … Read More


Kimberly R. Judd

Posted on July 29, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Kimberly R. Judd, 45, of Quebeck, passed away this morning at St. Thomas Rutherford, in Murfreesboro.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sparta man charged in Overton County fire department theft

Posted on July 29, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

A Sparta man has been arrested at his home following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury into an alleged theft at an Overton County fire department.

According to a press release by TBI, the investigation began on May 8, 2014, at the request of then-District Attorney General Randall York, following a complaint of funds missing from the Hardys Chapel Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville.

The Comptroller’s office conducted an audit of the finances of the fire department and reportedly found a cash shortage of at least $37,496.11 during the time period between Jan. 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.… Read More


Big Brothers, Big Sisters raising money with lemonade stand

Posted on July 29, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Big Brothers, Big Sisters has set up a lemonade stand outside of Caribbean Cafe, located at 20 W. Bockman Way, to help raise money for the organization.


WCSD, THP respond to motorcycle crash on Highway 111

Posted on July 29, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Hickey, along with assistance from White County Sheriff Department, responded to a crash on Highway 111 on Friday, July 24 near the O’Connor exit. One patient was reportedly transported to the hospital with injuries suffered in the crash.


Movie night

Posted on July 29, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood


World Breastfeeding Week

Posted on July 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Health has been helping mothers give their babies the best start in life for more than 90 years, and education and support for breastfeeding are a big part of these important efforts. TDH celebrates World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7 to help promote the importance of breastfeeding as a lifesaving goal. The theme for WBW 2015 is Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!, emphasizing the importance of workplace support for breastfeeding women. Click here for more information.


TDCI clues in consumers About “Mystery Shopper” scams

Posted on July 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Division of Consumer Affairs is warning Tennessee consumers to be wary of mystery shopper scams. In legitimate mystery shopping arrangements, consumers will shop at a store, report on their experience and are reimbursed for their purchase or are allowed to keep their purchases. Scammers who want to take advantage of consumers will create fraudulent mystery shopping solicitations – sometimes by mail or e-mail – promising to pay consumers to evaluate a retail experience or products. Click here for more information and to learn how to protect yourself from this scam.


“Get Alarmed Tennessee” smoke alarm program has saved more than 100

Posted on July 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office announced Friday that smoke alarms installed as part of the “Get Alarmed Tennessee” program have now contributed to helping save over 100 lives since the program’s inception in 2012. Since its inception, SFMO and Tennessee fire service partners have distributed more than 81,000 smoke alarms for free across Tennessee in high-risk areas. Figures have recently confirmed the 101st saved life. The installation program along with fire prevention education, fewer fires and other factors helped play a role in reducing Tennessee’s fire mortality rate in 2014.


WCHS band camp underway

Posted on July 28, 2015 11:11 am by Delaney Austin

The White County High School Warrior Marching Band prepares this year’s marching show to wow the crowd during half-time. Each group of instruments spend time together, called sectionals, working on their music. During band camp, band director Roger Mills is assisted by a variety of experienced staff to better help each student perform his or her best.


Bobby Eugene Sherrell

Posted on July 28, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bobby Eugene Sherrell, 79, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Sherrell was born Oct. 17, 1935, in White County, to William Orvil Sherrell and James Lillian Troglen Sherrell.

He was a retired service station owner and National Guard veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Marsh Sherrell; sons, Chris Sherrell, Tim Sherrell; grandson, Elijah Hunter Davis; brothers, Tommy Sherrell, Bruce Sherrell; and sister, Tina Jones.

Survivors include his children, Mike Sherrell, Jack (Vickie) Sherrell, Becky (Sam) Davis; grandchildren, Emily Sherrell, Ashley Rice, Brittany Sherrell, Alli Sherrell, Seth Davis, Chelsea Trejo, Brayden Davis; … Read More


Dorothy “June” Mace

Posted on July 28, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dorothy “June” Mace passed away July 27, 2015 after an extended illness.

She was born in White County to Jordan Anderson Young and Eppie Parker Young.

She was co-owner of Mace Trucking, an extraordinary cook and avid baseball fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Jocko” Mace; brother, Douglas Young; sisters, Audrey Carter, Maurine Jackson, Floyce Webb; and a very special friend and companion, Charles R. Rich.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Schoenberger, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kathleen Farina, of Indianapolis, Indiana; son, Christopher Farina, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son, Randy Young of Muncie, Indiana; Dee Ann Mace, of Sparta; brother, Bobby Young, of Louisville, Kentucky; 11 … Read More


Rogers explains long-term effects of cutting E-911 funding

Posted on July 28, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

During the July 27 meeting of White County Budget Committee, Cain Rogers, county commissioner who represents District 1, explains to fellow committee members how cutting $85,000 from E-911’s budget would have long-term repercussions. Tennessee Emergency Communications Board executives have reportedly told commissioners the state will cuts its funding to the local communications center if the county cuts its funding. Budget committee members have been struggling with providing a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015/2016 and had voted a few weeks ago to cut E-911’s funding.


YMCA director asks for county funding to be restored

Posted on July 28, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Vencent Bell, chief executive officer of Sparta-White county YMCA, addressed White County’s budget committee last night to request that the $8,000 that had been cut from the Y’s budget to be restored. Budget committee members have been struggling with providing a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015/2016 and had voted a few weeks ago to cut funding to the family-oriented organization that provides numerous services to the community. No final decisions were made during the July 27 meeting, which was held in the third floor courtroom at White County Courthouse with a large audience of concerned citizens.


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