Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tuesday’s local sports action

Posted on September 2, 2015 8:08 am by Tammy Wilhite

The following is the results of White County sports action from Tuesday, September 1st.

The Warrior golfers were defeated by Cumberland County at Bear Trace.  The Warriorettes won their match, Cumberland County had only one female golfer.

The WCHS soccer team ended in a 3-3 tie with Cannon County.

The Warriorette volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by Cookeville

For WCMS teams, the volleyball team defeated Warren County 2-1, but the football team was defeated 40-6 by North from Franklin County.

See Thursday’s print edition for all the details.


Former Warriors in college football

Posted on September 2, 2015 8:08 am by Tammy Wilhite

When the college football season kicks off this weekend, White County will have four former Warriors on collegiate rosters, two of which are at the top of teh dpeth chart for their position.

ETSU resurrects their football program this Thursday night against Kennesaw State.  River Boruff will be starting at middle linebacker.

When Tusculum College travels to Virginia Wise on Saturday, Hunter Cantrell will once again be their #1 punter.

Jo Jo Matlock is #2 on the depth chart at defensive end for Sewanee:  The University of the South.  They open their season Saturday against Keynon College.

Adam Farley has returned to football and is a long snapper … Read More


The McKameys in concert Sept. 24

Posted on September 2, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The New Park Theater, in McMinnville, is proud to present The McKameys in concert, at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, 2015.

Each member of this Southern Gospel singing group is sincere in their love for the Lord, sincere in their love for the music they sing, and sincere in their need to spread the Word to others through their music.

Organized as a trio of sisters — Dora, Peg and Carol McKamey — in 1954, the group is in its fifth decade of spreading love and blessings through the music they sing. Even though there have been several changes in the group’s makeup, the wonderful harmonies, great songs and … Read More


Finding a cure

Posted on September 2, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, click this link to the American Cancer Society.


Sparta ranks 6th in Tennessee for tax-friendly places for retirees

Posted on September 1, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

According to a recent study from SmartAsset, a New York-based financial technology company, Sparta is one of the most tax-friendly places for retirees in Tennessee. The study ranks cities on a Retirement Tax Friendliness Index, which takes into account local property taxes, and whether or not Social Security income is taxed in that area.


Family Crusade

Posted on September 1, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Discover Sparta 2015

Posted on September 1, 2015 10:10 am by Jarrod Conner

Sparta and White County, as well as the surrounding area, is filled with beauty beyond compare and numerous attractions that continually draw people from all over the country to the heart of the Upper Cumberland. Discover Sparta is a compilation of all those things that make this a great place to live, work and play.

View magazine: Discover Sparta 2015


Raising a relative child, need housing?

Posted on September 1, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

diaAre you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at Upper Cumberland Development District at 1-877-275-8233. A support group meeting for relatives that are caring for relative children will be noon- 1p.., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sparta-White County YMCA, 123 Moore Street. For housing assistance while caring for relative child, contact Myra Walker at (931) 432-4111.


Library closed

Posted on September 1, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

LibraryWhite County Library will be closed Sept. 7-12 for inventory.


Victory over PTSD

Posted on September 1, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Terrance Alan Bailey Sr.

Posted on September 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Terrance Alan Bailey Sr., 50, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 16, 2015.

Mr. Bailey was born Feb. 14, 1965, in West Chester Pennsylvania, the son of Clyde Wayne Bailey and Edith Mae Cox Bailey.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 2, 2015, at Smith Chapel Cemetery, in White County.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Belle Dalton Whiteaker

Posted on September 1, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Anna Belle Dalton Whiteaker, 87 of the Cherry Creek Community of White County, passed away Aug. 31, 2015, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Whiteaker was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Hillsville, Virginia, to James Rosco Dalton and Alva Mae Jennings Dalton.

She was a former shirt factory worker and retired from Mallory. She was an avid gardener and volunteered at the hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Isera “Bill” Whiteaker, and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Mike) Patton, of Nashville, Brenda (John) Simpson, of Sparta; sons, Jim (Coleen) Whiteaker, of Sparta, Gary … Read More


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