Monthly Archives: January 2018

Marie Hutchings Howard

Posted on January 26, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Marie Hutchings Howard, 94, of Sparta, passed away Jan.24, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Howard was born May 11, 1923, in White County, to R.I. Hutchings and Emma Davis Hutchings.

Mrs. Howard enjoyed her profession as a bank teller for over 35 years and was a longtime member of Spring Hill The Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family, her church, and her community. Mrs. Howard was well known throughout her community by her involvement in various clubs and organizations, including Bible study groups, Sunday School classes, the Rock House DAR, Welcome Neighbors, and the Golden Girls. She ministered to others through her delicious cooking … Read More


Treva Dale Pittman

Posted on January 26, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Treva Dale Pittman, 77, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 23, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born Thursday, July 18, 1940 in Campton, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Marion Hollon and Miranda Elkins Hollon.

Mrs. Pittman was a member of BonDeCroft Baptist Church and enjoyed working with the food donation program there. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Senior Center, and she loved her dogs.

Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Sewell (Greg), of Sparta; son, Lester E. Anderson (Kathy), of Sparta; sister, Velma Riley, of Ohio; grandchildren, Crockett Sewell, Johnny Knight Jr., Daniel Knight, Ashley Martinez; and special friends and neighbors.

She was preceded … Read More


Photo contest open to White and Van Buren counties

Posted on January 26, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Warriors down at the half

Posted on January 25, 2018 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers 37-19 at the half. The Warriors were led by Micah Webster in the first half. Webster finished with 7 points in the half.


Warriors trail at the end of the first quarter

Posted on January 25, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriors trail the Stone Memorial Panthers at the end of the first quarter 15-9.


Warriorettes fall to the Lady Panthers

Posted on January 25, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes were unable to make a comeback tonight and fall to the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers by a final score of 75-43. The Warriorettes were led by Hannah Leftwich who finished with 9 points. Paige Parker added 8 points. The Warriorettes will return to action on Saturday night when they take on Jackson County at home.


Warriorettes trail at the end of three

Posted on January 25, 2018 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes trail 62-33 at the end of the third quarter.


Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted on January 25, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes trail the Lady Panthers 36-19 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Hannah Leftwich in the first half. Leftwich finished the first half with 5 points.


Warriorettes trail at the end of the first quarter

Posted on January 25, 2018 6:06 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes trail the Stone Memorial Lady Panthers 17-10 at the end of the first quarter.


Spencer Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Jan. 25, 2018

Posted on January 25, 2018 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Checking in with the White County High School swim team

Posted on January 25, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School swim team competed in a Divisional Meet on Jan. 9 at the Gallatin Civic Center. In that meet, the WCHS team finished in first place out of 11 teams. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished in third out nine teams, but with the combined score, WCHS finished in first place in their division.

Overall, for the meet, WCHS had six swimmers finished in the top 10 in their races and WCHS had four swimmers place in multiple races. The WCHS swimmers also broke five WCHS records and set new personal best on 14 different race.

On the boys’ side, Japheth Griggs swam … Read More


WCHS honoring 1998 State Championship team Saturday

Posted on January 25, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

“The Triumphant tale of a high school basketball teams’ longshot attempt to ascend to the State Championship.”

That is the description taken from the back of the jacket for the movie “Hoosiers” but could just as easily describe the 1998 White County High School Warriors’ basketball teams.

20 years ago, the fans of White County basketball lived their version of Hoosiers. WCHS, one of the smallest high schools in Class AAA, is one of the, if not the only, smallest schools ever to win back-to-back state titles. In fact, they are one of only a few schools to have ever won consecutive state titles in basketball.

WCHS will … Read More


Warriors unable to hold on late against Pioneers

Posted on January 25, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

It’s just a fact that there is no way of getting around – basketball games are made up of a total of 32 minutes.

On Tuesday night, the Warriors led the Warren County Pioneers for 30 minutes, but for some time in the second quarter, the final 1:08 remaining in the game, the Warriors were outscored by the Pioneers 8-3 and lost to the Pioneers by a final score of 66-61.

The Warriors would get a basket, with 5:09 remaining in the game, but over the rest of the game, the Warriors would go 3-12 from the free throw line.

Despite the loss, the Warriors shot 48 percent … Read More


WCHS Warriorettes grab second District 6AAA win

Posted on January 25, 2018 8:08 am by Andy Southard

A solid second half, on Tuesday night, helped the Warriorettes avoid their second straight district loss and put them into a tie for second place in District 6AAA with Stone Memorial.

The Warriorettes trailed Warren County 35-22 at the half, but the Warriorettes would turn things up in the second half to finish with a 70-57 win.

A 27-13 third quarter helped key the win for the Warriorettes (16-5, 2-1), who were led by sophomore guard Kanden Reeves, with 22 points. Freshman Mia Murray chipped in 16 points, 14 rebounds, and five steals to help key the Warriorettes’ comeback.

Warren County (11-10, 1-3) opened the game with 9 … Read More


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