Monthly Archives: February 2017

Head Start taking applications

Posted on February 21, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

LBJ&C Head Start is now taking applications for the 2017/2018 school year. For more information or how to apply please call Melony at the Sparta location, (931) 836-2615, or Lisa at the BonDeCroft location, (931) 935-8420. Head Start enrolls children ages 3 and 4, and they do not have to be potty trained to attend Head Start.


Warriorettes win in Overtime

Posted on February 20, 2017 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes defeated Cookeville 64-63 in the consolation game tonight. Deandra Luna led the Warriorettes with 30 points. The Warriorettes will play again on Friday in the Regionals at East Hamilton. 


Warriorettes are headed to overtime 

Posted on February 20, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes were able to tie the score up at 58 with 13.8 seconds left on a Kanden Reeves three to head into overtime.


Warriorettes lead at the half 

Posted on February 20, 2017 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead the Cookeville Lady Cavs 35-29 at the half. Deandra Luna leads the Warriorettes with 14 points in the first half


Sheriff department responds to threatening suspect

Posted on February 20, 2017 5:05 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

On Feb. 20, at approximately 3:34pm, White County E-911 received an emergency call about a male suspect allegedly threatening harm. The call was received from a residence on Slash Lane, which is off of Country Club Road, Sparta. The White County Sheriff Department, as well as White County EMS, and Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. Deputies, along with Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, worked diligently to stage personnel and to make sure all necessary resources were on the scene before approaching the male suspect. The Sheriff’s department was able to de-escalate the situation with the unidentified male subject, and cleared the scene at approximately 4:25pm.… CONTINUED


Martha Earlene Phifer Guy

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Martha Earlene Phifer Guy age 75, passed away on February 19, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Guy was born July 9, 1941, to George Phifer and Della Burden Phifer.

Survivors include her loving husband Freddie Guy; children, Michael and Karen-Brennon White, of New Hampshire, Matthew White, of New Hampshire, Tim White, of New Hampshire, Mark White, of North Carolina, Darren and Carrie Guy, Corey and Sandy Guy, Mandy King, all of Sparta; brother, David Phifer, of Illinois, Bill Phifer, of Sparta; 15 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 22, 2017, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Frasier’s … CONTINUED


Cane Creek SportsPlex co-ed softball registration March 1-24

Posted on February 20, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Registration for spring co-ed softball at the Cane Creek SportsPlex is March 1-24.

Teams for both slow-pitch leagues – church and recreation – consist of five males and five females, who play a 14-game schedule. Church teams will play double-headers on Mondays at 6, 7, 8 or 9 p.m., beginning April 3, while recreation teams play Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 6, 7 or 8 p.m., beginning April 4. Players must be at least 18 years old.

Team fees are $330, plus a $25 sanction fee. Player fees are $5 each when rosters are submitted. Additional players may be added for $7 each afterward.

A coaches’ meeting is scheduled … CONTINUED


Free concert at Cumberland County Playhouse

Posted on February 20, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Katherine Atchley Sherrell

Posted on February 20, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Katherine Atchley Sherrell, 89, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 17, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Sherrell was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Clay County, to Bob Atchley and Ollie Collins Atchley.

She was a member of Pistole Southern Baptist Church and had worked at Thomas Industries, in White County.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alva Sherrell; a daughter, Vickie Sherrell Logan; two brothers, Clyde Atchley, Claude Atchley; and a sister, Fannie Ruth Gribble.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Jimmy Logan, of Albany, Kentucky; two brothers, Billy R. Atchley, of Celina, Paul Atchley, of Allons; sisters, Rosa Nell Marsh, of Sparta; … CONTINUED


Mother’s March Madness 3 on 3 basketball tournament

Posted on February 20, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Mother’s March Madness 3 on 3 basketball tournament sponsored by Sonic will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. There will be two registration days: 1-3 p.m., Feb. 26, and 1-3 p.m., March 4. Location will be White County High School’s Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The cost is $15 per player, and there will also be a 30-sec Challenge and Team T-shirt design sponsored by Xceed Limitz. Make checks or money orders payable to: Betty Farley’s Scholarship Fund. Also if you have any forms and payments please mail them to: 1691 Country Club Road Sparta, Tennessee 38583. If you have any questions or would like to … CONTINUED


Two WCHS swimmers compete in the High School State Swimming and Diving Championships

Posted on February 20, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

On Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th, Japheth Griggs and Tyler Vaughn competed in the 2017 Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association State High School Swimming & Diving Championships.  Griggs qualified in the 50 yd freestyle with a time of :22.68 which is a WCHS record. Griggs placed 38th out of 96 swimmers in this event with a time of :22.87. Griggs also qualified in the 100 yd freestyle with a time of :50.74. Griggs place 46th out of 73 swimmers in this event with a time of :51.23. This was Griggs third straight year competing in both events at the State Championships. Vaughn qualified for his first … CONTINUED


Warriorettes advance in first game of the District Tournament

Posted on February 20, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes traveled to McMinnville to take on the Rhea County Lady Eagles in the first round of the District Tournament. This meeting was the second time last week the Warriorettes faced off against the Lady Eagles. The Warriorettes took on the Lady Eagles on Feb. 13 and were able to come away with a 61-51 win. On Friday night, the Warriorettes were able to defeat the Lady Eagles 69-60 thanks in large part to free throws. The Warriorettes got almost half of their points from the free throw line. The Warriorettes scored 33 of their 69 points from the free throw line.

In the … CONTINUED


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