Monthly Archives: August 2015

Warriors score first

Posted on August 28, 2015 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

On the second offensive play of the game, Pierce Whited connected with Trey  Brewington for 21-yard  touchdown pass.  Andrew Cantrell’s kick was good.   Warriors lead  7-0 with 10:06 still to play in the first quarter.


Hylton deceased after being struck by a motor vehicle

Posted on August 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Paula J. Hylton, age 57, has passed away after being struck by a Chevy Blazer while walking along Old Union Road yesterday evening. Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Jimmy Jones states that Hylton and her companion were walking on the wrong side of the roadway when the vehicle struck the couple from behind. The driver reportedly told troopers he had been blinded by the setting sun and did not see the pedestrians. Trooper Cody Roberts in the investigating officer. Sgt. Jones states that the law requires pedestrians to walk facing oncoming traffic, and to wear reflective clothing. The investigation is ongoing.


Project Graduation needs help for fair food booth Sept. 4-12

Posted on August 28, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Needing parent and student volunteers for Project Graduation fair food booth

(Sept. 4) 3-5 p.m., and 8 p.m.-close

(Sept. 7) 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m., and 8 p.m.-close

(Sept. 10) 7:30 p.m.-close

(Sept. 11) 3-5 p.m., 5:30-8 p.m., and 8 p.m.-close

(Sept. 12) 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2-5 p.m., and 8 p.m.-close

If interested in helping, leave a message on the WCHS Project Graduation Class of 2016 Facebook page.


Tristin finds his great-grandfather’s name at the Veterans Park

Posted on August 28, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Tristin recently visited the Sparta Rotary Club Veterans Park and found his great-grandfather Carl Bain’s name on the wall.


Arrie I. Clouse

Posted on August 28, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Arrie I. Clouse, 91, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth Lee Cabral

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

Kenneth Lee Cabral, 68, of Smithville, passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, in Nashville.

Mr. Cabral was born Dec. 9, 1946, to Joseph Cabral and Rosa Belle Cabral.

He was a self-employed janitorial contractor. A lifelong Jehovah’s Witness, he was baptized, in 1959 and was an Elder in the Smithville Congregation.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn Cabral, of Smithville; four children, Kim Cabral, of Smithville, Kristen (Eric) Kulkarni, of Smithville, Allen (Trisha) Cabral, of Duffield, Virginia, Kathleen Cabral, of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Allisha, Kara, Evan Cabral; and two brothers, Ronald (June) Cabral, of Sparta, Steven (Lynda) Cabral, of Smithville.… CONTINUED


Old-fashioned congregational singing

Posted on August 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Copeland Chapel Church will host an old-fashioned congregational singing beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Bro. Freddie Copeland at (931) 738-5513.


Sparta Woman’s Club gets ready for upcoming year with new projects

Posted on August 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club Board met on July 27 to line up the programs and events for the upcoming year. The first meeting for all women who would like to make a difference here in Sparta, while having fun, will be noon, Aug. 31, at Sparta First United Methodist Church. Everyone bring a snack to share. Some of the upcoming events that are scheduled are a “Treasures and Trinkets Sale” at the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad building, on Saturday, Sept. 26, and a Bunco Party, on Oct. 17. For more information call (931) 739-2847. L-R: Marjorie Stevens, chaplain; Diane Myers, hospitality; Sherry Hickey, president; Mary Dingwell, treasurer; Kathy


Greenwood Cemetery decoration

Posted on August 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Greenwood Cemetery Decoration will be Aug. 29, 2015. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a covered dish for the luncheon, which will be served at noon. If you are unable to attend, please make a donation toward the upkeep of the cemetery or to the trust fund. Please send your donation to: Louise Hollingsworth, 182 S. Greenwood Rd., Doyle, Tn 38559.


TDOT roadway activity report

Posted on August 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

August 27, 2015 – September 2, 2015

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project continues. The contractor will be pressure washing and texture coating the bridge during this report period. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Estimated project completion date is August 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./Sorrelle/CNN292]

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 installation of an overhead sign structure at U.S. 70S (SR-1, LM 3.39): The contractor, subcontractors and TDOT personnel met on site August 10, 2015 to verify field elevations for the new overhead sign structure. The contractor will begin work once the shop drawings of … CONTINUED


Fall Sports Preview

Posted on August 27, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Click here to view the White County Fall Sports Preview Special Section.


Thursday’s results for local sports

Posted on August 27, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The following are the results from local sports action for White County teams on August 27, 2015.

The WCHS Warriorette soccer team picked up their first victory of the season with a 2-1 win over York Institute.

The Warriorette volleyball team took Rhea County to five games before falling 3-2 in a District 6AAA contest.

The WCMS volleyball team stayed undefeated with a win over Prescott.

The Warrior JV golfers were defeated by Cookeville at the Sparta Country Club.

See Monday’s print edition for details on all contests.


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