Warriorettes win the 29th annual Sunshine Classic

Posted by | December 29, 2018 3:39 pm

The Warriorettes pull ahead in the forth quarter to win the 29th annual Sunshine Classic. The Warriorettes trailed by two heading into the final quarter of play, but were able to come from behind to pick up the 45-39 win over Pulaski County High School. Kendreah Reeves led the Warriorettes with 12 points and Mia Murray chipped in 11 points. After the tournament, Mia Murray, Julia Curtis, and Kendreah Reeves were all named to the all-tournament team. Gracie Dodgen was named the MVP of the Tournament.

With the championship win, the Warriorettes move to 16-0 on the season.




Warriors pull out their second win in Florida

Posted by | December 29, 2018 2:05 pm

The Warriors picked up their second win in Florida with a 66-61 win over Elizabethton. The Warriors were led by Grant Slatten who finished with 18 points. Masyn Winningham (11) and David Kinser (15) also finished in double figures.





Judy Ann McCormick

Posted by | December 29, 2018 12:19 pm

Judy Ann McCormick, 75, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 28, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

She was born Aug. 15, 1943, in Tazwell, the daughter of Perry Whitaker and Alfa England.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Shelia Jones Richardson

Posted by | December 29, 2018 11:00 am

Shelia Jones Richardson, 52, of Walling, passed away Dec. 22, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Richardson was born Feb. 10, 1966, in Sparta, the daughter of Herchel “Doug” Jones and Joyce Judd Jones.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Survivors include her husband, Terry “Rooster” Richardson; father, Herchel “Doug” Jones, of Sparta; two children, Bobbi Presley and husband Elvis, of Sparta; Austin Harris, of Sparta; two grandchildren, Ariella Harris, Jackson Harris, both of Sparta; two sisters, Cheryl Bennett and husband Don, of Sparta, Connie Manson and husband Bruce, of Guelph, Ontario; one brother, Mark Jones and wife Grace, of Sparta; her beloved pets, Oscar and Hank; … Read More


Ruby Dianne Frasier Marion

Posted by | December 29, 2018 10:58 am

Ruby Dianne Frasier Marion, 71, passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2018, losing her battle with cancer.

Mrs. Marion was born July 3, 1947, in Sparta, to Ruby Ilene Bumbalough and Albert Frank Frasier.

She married Michael K. Marion, on Feb. 26, 1966, and had five children. She loved to knit, crochet, sew, read books, work in the garden, and go camping. For many years Dianne worked at White Tower, in Dayton, Ohio. After she divorced, she moved back to Sparta, Tennessee, to help with her ailing father, Albert. When Mrs. Marion was failing in her own health, she moved back to Dayton, Ohio, with her daughter, Tammy, where … Read More


Alberta Maxine Blankenship Hickey

Posted by | December 29, 2018 10:56 am

Alberta Maxine Blankenship Hickey, 88, of Pikeville, went home to Jesus, on Dec. 19, 2018.

She was born June 30, 1930.

Mrs. Hickey assumed duties of a pastor’s wife very well for over 50 years and was a lifetime member of Sampson Free Will Baptist Church.  She loved her family, flowers, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, traveling, cooking, feeding people, and spending time with friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Blankenship and Ruby Frady Blankenship; sisters, Naomi Hillis, Clara Mae Jolly; and grandson-in-law, Marty Mooneyham.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Leslie Pleasant Hickey; son, Terry (Fadonna) Hickey; daughters, Linda Singleton (Robbie), Rhonda (Gene) … Read More


David Ray Haston

Posted by | December 29, 2018 10:55 am

David Ray Haston, born Nov. 23, 1953, to Ernest and Betty Haston, passed away peacefully, on Dec. 20, 2018, with his loving family by his side.

He is survived by his loving family: sons, David Haston (Mandy), Robert Haston (Kim); grandchildren, Hannah Haston, Leigh Ann Haston, Mackenzie Haston,  Hunter Haston, Hailey Haston; brothers, Ernie Haston (Janette), Kenneth Haston (Carolyn); sisters, Norma Jean Key (Richard), Caroline Schopieray (Jason); nephews, Nat Haston, Scott Haston, Richie Key, Chris Seibers, Josh Seibers; and niece, Robin Carrick.

Funeral service was 3 p.m., Dec. 22, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, in Sparta, with burial in Haston Family Cemetery.

On behalf of David’s loving family, … Read More


Driver plows through cemetery

Posted by | December 28, 2018 10:28 pm

Driver of truck gets inspected by emergency officials while others assess the damage.

Headstones were toppled when the driver ran his truck through the cemetery

A lone driver of a red Dodge pick-up truck reportedly lost control of his vehicle and ran up the embankment of the cemetery at Plainview Church of Christ, on Highway 84. The driver suffered minor injuries but was allowed to go home. No more information was available at the time of this posting.


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