Monthly Archives: March 2016

Warrior baseball improves to 5-1 with district win

Posted on March 22, 2016 2:02 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a win at Cumberland County Monday, which in the process gave the Warriors their first District 6AAA win of the season.

The Warriors defeated the Jets 4-3 in eight innings.  Trenton Hodges doubled in Auston Glenn in the top of the eighth for what turned out to be the winning run.  Hodges then went to the mound in the bottom of the frame and struck out all three Cumberland County batters to record the save.

Zach Barlow got the win as he pitched the sixth and seventh allowing one run on two hits.

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William “Biggun” Jesse Rice

Posted on March 21, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

William Jesse “Biggun” Rice, 61, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2016, at the Saint Thomas Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Mr. Rice was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Sparta.

He was the best and a remarkable dad, loving husband, grandfather, mentor and friend. He was the strongest man to have known and loved. He will be missed and forever loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Reba Rae Montgomery; father: Junior Rice; brother, James Rice; and nephew, Joshua McDonald Rice.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Sandra Ruth Rice; dad, Bill Montgomery; daughters, Jessica Dawn Rice, Sandra Marie Rice, Jennifer Lynn Rice, Ashley … Read More


Sandy Copeland Zigler

Posted on March 21, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sandy Copeland Zigler, 54, of Birchwood, passed away March 19, 2016, at Memorial Health Care System, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mrs. Zigler was born June 14, 1961, in Sparta, the daughter of James Richardson and Clata Mason.

She was the wife of Lynn Zigler.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn Zigler, of Chattanooga; daughter, Tabetha (Jason) Greene, of Sparta; William (Breanna) Copeland, of Sparta; Walter Richardson, of Sparta; sister, Debbie (David) Copeland, of Sparta; grandson, Andrew Seth Greene, of Sparta; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends and neighbors.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., March 25, 2016, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 11 … Read More


Church of Christ at Bethel gospel meeting

Posted on March 21, 2016 2:02 pm by

Church of Christ at Bethel, at 2275 Blue Springs Rd., will have a gospel meeting Sunday-Thursday, March 20-24, 2016.

10 a.m.-Sunday morning Bible study

11 a.m.-Sunday worship

1:30 a.m.- Sunday afternoon worship

7 p.m.-Monday through Thursday

Speaker will be Barry Kennedy, from Main Street Church of Christ, in Crossville. Song service led by James Rittenberry. Lunch after services on Sunday morning.


Hannah Wilkins recipient of Agrium U.S. Inc. scholarship

Posted on March 21, 2016 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Hannah Wilkins, of Sparta, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, is the recipient of the Agrium U.S., Inc. Tifton, Georgia, Scholarship. The freshman recently had the opportunity to meet Clint Faircloth, terminal supervisor for the Tifton Distribution Terminal, to thank him in person for the scholarships.

Wilkins is a diversified agriculture major with an emphasis in agricultural business and agricultural education.

“Without this scholarship, I wouldn’t have been able to go to college,” said Wilkins. “I decided to pursue a career in agriculture for several reasons. I grew up on a farm and have always had a passion for agriculture. I also had a wonderful agriculture teacher … Read More


Stanley Joseph Schultz III

Posted on March 21, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Stanley Joseph Schultz III, 62, of Sparta, passed away March 7, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Schultz was born July 31, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, to Stanley Joseph Schultz II and Patricia Jean Rhodes Schultz.

He was retired from the U.S. Army and National Guard where he served as a military police officer.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Schultz, of Sparta; daughters, Miranda Sanchez, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Raeanne Schultz, of Pennsylvania; son, Stanley Edward Schultz, of Kansas; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m., March 25, 2016, at Hunter Funeral Home. The Rev. Carolyn Cheek will officiate. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m., … Read More


School board special called meeting

Posted on March 21, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A special called meeting of the White County School Board will be held April 7, 2016, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the White County Board of Education conference room, 136 Baker St., Sparta. The purpose of the meeting is to hire a new director of schools. The public is welcome.


Overton County Patriots

Posted on March 21, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Overton County Patriots will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2016, in the Millard Oakley Public Library, in Livingston. Attendees will be discussing upcoming events in Overton and surrounding counties. Everyone is invited to attend.


Relay For Life

Posted on March 21, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Rock House is open

Posted on March 21, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Rock House Historic Society announces that the Rock House will open March 30 for the spring and summer season. Hours will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.


Robert Franklin Goodwin

Posted on March 21, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Robert Franklin Goodwin, 86, was born June 8, 1929, in White County, to Charlie Robert Goodwin and Della Irene Howell Goodwin.

Mr. Goodwin served in the U.S. Army. He retired from White County Highway Department. Mr. Goodwin enjoyed farming and gardening.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Neota Eldridge Goodwin; an infant son, Royce Gene Goodwin; daughter, Barbara Price; sister, Louise Austin; and brothers, Harold Goodwin, Thomas Goodwin and Billy Joe Goodwin.

He is survived by his daughters, Anita Smith and husband Bill, Joyce Young and husband Daryl; grandsons, Seth Price and wife Lacey, Jim Bob Morris; granddaughters, … Read More


Sandra Copeland Zigler

Posted on March 21, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sandra Copeland Zigler, 54, of Birchwood, formerly of Sparta, passed away March 19, 2016, at Memorial Hospital, in Chattanooga.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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