Monthly Archives: January 2018

Enter Cutest Couple Contest 2018

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Enter Cutest Couple Contest 2018

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Rodney Isom

Posted on January 31, 2018 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Rodney Isom, 64, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 30, 2018.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Warriors fall short

Posted on January 30, 2018 9:09 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors were unable to overcome the Cookeville Cavs falling by a final score of 55-57. The Warriors were led by David Kinser who finished with 15 points. Masyn Winningham chipped in 13 points. The Warriors will return to action on Friday night when they host Stone Memorial High School.


Warriors and Cavs are all tied up heading into the fourth quarter

Posted on January 30, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warrior and the Cavs are all tied up at 42 heading into the final quarter of play.


Warriors trail at the half

Posted on January 30, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Cookeville Cavs 32-26 at the half. Masyn Winningham lead the Warriors with 8 first half points.


Warriors trail at the end of the first quarter

Posted on January 30, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Cookeville Cavs 14-12 at the end of the first quarter.


Warriorettes use a big second half to take down Cookeville

Posted on January 30, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes trail 20-11 at the half, but in the second half the Warriorettes outscore the Lady Cavs 50-30 to win by a final score of 61-50. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen. Dodgen finished with 24 points. Mia Murray also chipped in 13 points. With the win the Warriorettes move to 18-6 on the season and 3-2 in district play. The Warriorettes will return to action on Friday night when they take on Stone Memorial High School.


Warriorettes use a big third quarter to take the lead

Posted on January 30, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes outscore the Lady Cavs 17-7 in the third quarter and take a 33-27 lead into the final quarter of play.


Warriorettes trail at the end of the first half

Posted on January 30, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes struggle in the first half and trail the Cookeville Lady Cavs 20-11 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Hannah Leftwich in the first half. Leftwich finished with 4 points.


Warriorettes trail at the end of the first quarter

Posted on January 30, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes trail the Lady Cavs 9-8 at the end of the first quarter.


Cemeteries of Sparta

Posted on January 30, 2018 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Imogene “Jean” Flatt Brown

Posted on January 30, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Imogene “Jean” Flatt Brown, 90, of Cookeville, passed away Jan. 29, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Bloomington Springs, to Carlie B. Flatt and Vella Ethel Rodgers Flatt.

She was raised in the Martin’s Creek community where she attended Maple Shade school.

Mrs. Brown was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be fondly remembered for her supportive, encouraging, and giving nature.   She first worked at Cookeville Shirt Factory and made many lifelong friends, and, later, she and her husband, Hayden Brown, owned and operated Brown Electric. She was a member of the Bussell Church of Christ.… Read More


Commodities distribution

Posted on January 30, 2018 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at the White County Ag Building of the fairgrounds, at 565 Hale St., in Sparta.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


WCMS 6th grade Warriorettes win James C. Haile State Tournament

Posted on January 29, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The White County Middle School 6th grade Warriorettes team picked up a win tonight in the James C. Haile State Tournament Championship game. The Warriorettes took and early first half lead over Upperman Middle School and cruised to a 27-14 win. Celeste Reed led the Warriorettes with 12 points. Reed, Laney Copeland, and Tatum Rittenberry were all named to the All-Tournament team.

See Thursday’s paper for full details.


Wilburn Lee “Bo” Ferguson

Posted on January 29, 2018 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Wilburn Lee “Bo” Ferguson, 63, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 28, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Ferguson was born Dec. 16, 1954, in Pikeville. He was the son of Annie Jewell Brock Lee and John Ferguson.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Jan. 31, 2018, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Spencer Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends 3-9 p.m., Jan. 30, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 31, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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