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Charles Benton Rogers

Posted on November 18, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles Benton Rogers, 95, of Spencer, passed from this life on Nov. 15, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Rogers was born April 14, 1922, in Spencer, the son of Benton Rogers and Georgia Kell Rogers.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer, where he served as deacon. He also served as the church treasurer for many years. Mr. Rogers was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed golf, woodworking, and gardening.

Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Violet Barker Rogers; his parents; two brothers, Thomas F. Rogers, Karl Rogers; and one sister, Katy … Read More


Warriors pick up their first win of the season

Posted on November 17, 2017 9:09 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors picked up their first win of the season tonight with a 77-54 win over Cannon County. The Warriors were led in scoring by Dyson Reece who finished with 24 points. Grant Slatton also chipped in 14 points. The Warriors and Warriorettes will be back in action on Tuesday night when they return to Roy Sewell Gymnasium to take on DeKalb County High School. The Warriors will also been honoring anyone who was previously in the military. Any Veterans and their spouses will get into the game for free.


Warriors lead at the half

Posted on November 17, 2017 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors expanded their lead in the second quarter to take a 41-22 lead at the half. Dyson Reece leads all scorers with 15 points.


Warriors lead at the end of the first quarter

Posted on November 17, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors hit two three’s in the final minute of the first quarter and lead Cannon County 17-12.


Warriorettes pick up their first win of the season

Posted on November 17, 2017 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes picked up their first win of the season tonight over Cannon County 68-30. Kanden Reeves led all scorers with 12 points. Gracie Dodgen also chipped in 11 points.


Warriorettes lead by 32 at the half

Posted on November 17, 2017 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead Cannon County 40-8 at the half. Hannah Leftwich leads all scorers with 7 points.


Warriorettes lead at the end of the first

Posted on November 17, 2017 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes lead Cannon County 18-3 at the end of the first quarter.


Wylie Gene Austin

Posted on November 17, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wylie Gene Austin, 87, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 17, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Austin was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Sparta, to Shelah Austin and Josie Mitchell Austin.

He was married, on March 9, 1950, to Nannie Lee Elrod Austin who, along with his parents, preceded him in death.

Mr. Austin was a lifelong resident of the Cole’s Chapel and Fancher’s Mill communities of White County, and he attended Liberty Baptist Church. Retired from dairy farming and other businesses he owned and operated, he and his wife spent time in Florida and traveling.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Austin was … Read More


Rotary Club of Sparta Christmas Parade announces grand marshals

Posted on November 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Rotary Club of Sparta’s will hold its 72nd annual Christmas Parade beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. starting at White County High School and ending at the courthouse. Line-up begins 2 p.m., and judging of floats is 3 p.m.

The grand marshal for 2017 is William Bohannon, along with Rotarian of the Year Alan Marsh. The theme is “Winter Wonder Land.”

The Rotary Club of Sparta held its first annual parade, on Dec. 6, 1945, and has done so every year since. The first parade featured a guinea pig race, Christmas carols, and Santa Claus, who distributed fruit and hard candies to the children.

“Children of all … Read More


Chamber welcomes Tony Ray’s Small Engine Repair

Posted on November 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Where else would you use a chainsaw for a Ribbon Cutting? Tony Ray has been repairing small engines for over a quarter of a century. Whether you need to resuscitate a dead lawn mower, tune up a tiller, liven up a leaf-blower, or rebuild a chainsaw, Tony Ray’s Small Engine Repair is the place to go. No job is too “small.” Having worked at the former White County Lawn and Tractor until it closed, Tony Ray has opened his own shop. Located in the former Patio Furniture building, at 6630 Smithville Highway, in Sparta, the winter hours are from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.


White County – Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted on November 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 11-19-2017 on SR 135 in White County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Van Buren – Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted on November 17, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 11-19-2017 on US 70S in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


 

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