Monthly Archives: November 2015

Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted on November 24, 2015 6:06 pm by Tammy Wilhite

After leading early, the Warriorettes fell victim to the hot shooting Lady Dragons and trail 33-23 at the half.


Auberger bring home 10 medals

Posted on November 24, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Sparta’s Dani Auberger traveled to Spain a few weeks ago to compete in the World Kickboxing Union World Championships.

The event was held October 28th through November 2nd in Albir, Spain with approximately 1800 competitors from more than 40 countries.

Auberger carried over her success from last year’s trip to the World Championships by bringing home 10 more medals this time.

Five of the medals Auberger brought back to Sparta were gold. Those were in fighting, traditional forms, traditional weapons, Korean forms and hardstyle forms.  An additional three of her medals were silver. Those were in team fighting, creative weapons and Kumite fighting.The other two medals Auberger were … Read More


Elementary basketball tournament photo gallery

Posted on November 24, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The elementary school basketball season wrapped up Saturday with the annual tournament played at White County Middle School.

Doyle and Woodland Park swept the titles in the two divisions.

The day began with the small girls’ division championship match-up between Doyle and Cassville with the Lady Indians taking the 32-8 victory.

The Doyle boys’ followed with a 40-24 win over Central View in the boy’s small division title game.

Woodland Park’s girls’ captured the large division title with the 29-9 win over Findlay.

Woodland Park’s boys’ rolled to the large division boy’s title with a 49-19 victory over Spencer.

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Richmond and Howard named All Region

Posted on November 24, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Farley gets academic honors

Region 4-5A released their All Region football team at the start of the week.

The coaches of the region got together at the end of the regular season to vote on the superlatives from the region for this season.

With a region that was made up of seven deeply athletic teams, being named for postseason honors is quite an accomplishment.

WCHS had just two players named to the All Region team and another one named to the All Academic team.

Kolter Howard and Chris Richmond garnered All Region honors and Austin Farley received academic honors.

Kolter Howard was a senior linebacker for the Warriors … Read More


Crosland named Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on November 24, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

This week’s winner of the Gary Maxwell Insurance WCHS Scholar Athlete of the Week is Cade Crosland.

WCHS boys’ basketball coach, Eric Mitchell, nominated the senior Warrior basketball player.

The coach commented, “Cade is a four-year starter for us and one of the hardest workers I’ve seen.  He strives just as hard for good grades as he does on the basketball court.  He is a well-rounded young man.  He videoed for the football team this year, is active in FCA and his church’s youth group.”

See Thursday’s print edition for the complete story.


Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church

Posted on November 24, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin


Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Cunningham’s Pre-K class

Posted on November 24, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor


Eastland Fire Department Breakfast

Posted on November 24, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin


Christmas Craft Fair

Posted on November 24, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin


Carrol Rozell Oakley

Posted on November 24, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carrol Rozell Oakley, 81, passed away Nov. 23, 2015, at Saint Thomas Highland Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Oakley was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Sparta, to Willie Allen England and Roxie Lee Cooper England.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Haston England; and sister.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Bill Oakley; daughters, Billie Stingley and husband, Alan, Tammy Hicks and husband Steve; son, Greg Oakley and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Benz Oakley, Leslie Price, Jason Stingley, Ginger Singley, Sara Smyth, Nate Smyth, Tiara Stingley, Caitlin Hicks; great-grandchildren, Haylee Stingley, Cameron Stingley, Kieren Smith, Quinn Smyth, Sylar Oakley; and sister, Moline Cravens.

Funeral service … Read More


Torah Portion teaching

Posted on November 24, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Please come to hear the Torah Portion teaching for the Sabbath at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Yeshua’s Sabbath Church, 4199 Robert-Matthews Highway, in Sparta, O’Connor Road exit, one block from Highway 111. If you have any questions, please call (931) 314-7214 or “like” “Yeshua’s Sabbath Church” on Facebook.


Myron Edwin Adcock

Posted on November 23, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Myron Edwin Adcock, 60, passed away Nov. 22, 2015, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Adcock was born April 20, 1955, to Jesse James Adcock and Winnola “Dink” Rena Luna Adcock.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Lou Ann Hyder Adcock; daughter, Myronika Franklin and husband Ronald; father, Jesse James Adcock; mother, Dink Adcock; brother-in- law, Tim Hyder; brothers, Richard Adcock, Shannon Weaver, Timmy Adcock; granddaughter, Charis Franklin; nephews, Ethan Hyder, Brandon Adcock; nieces, Deeter Hyder, Amanda Bullis and husband Carl, Ariane Caskey and husband Dale, Aja Hyder; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be at noon, Nov. 25, 2015, with burial in … Read More


Local farmer finds large turnips

Posted on November 23, 2015 1:01 pm by Delaney Austin

Jerry Ford, a local farmer, found two turnips in his crops that were about twice the size as usual. The two turnips combined weight was just over 8 pounds with the largest individual turnip weighing 4.25 pounds. The average size of a turnip is about 2.2 pounds, according to web sources.


Holidays on a mission

Posted on November 23, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

The Cookeville Rescue Mission seeks to help all those in the Upper Cumberland area during cold months by providing free meals and a warm bed for all those in need. Executive Director Kim England talks about what the Cookeville Rescue Mission is all about.

“We are a homeless shelter. We provide emergency services for those in need. We provide bedding, lodging, hygiene, and three meals a day,” stated England. “We do a life recovery program for those who have stronghold, regardless of what that stronghold is—alcohol, drugs, relationships.”

Cookeville Rescue Mission (CRM) is first and foremost a ministry, according to England, and receives no state or federal funding. … Read More


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