Sixth grade teams sweep neighboring Prescott

Posted by | November 18, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Making her way to the hoop. Tasha Delaney backs her way to the basket for two of her 11 points in the win over Prescott Tuesday night.
The sixth graders travel to Baxter Monday night to take on Cornerstone.


WCHS basketball season begins this weekend

Posted by | November 18, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Ready to get down to business. Molly McFadden and the Warriorette basketball team are ready to get the regular season started.
They wrapped up preseason scrimmages last Tuesday with a victory over Clarkrange.
Both the Warriors and Warriorettes open their seasons this weekend when they host Hall of Fame games.
On Friday night, they will both take on DeKalb County with the girls game set to tip off at 6:30.
On Saturday, Lawrence County visits.
The girls play at 6 p.m. followed by the boys.


Watching the light come on

Posted by | November 18, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Teachers motivating children to learn build the foundation for education, and for Glenda Green Jones, watching “that light come on” in a student’s eyes is the most rewarding part of her job.
With a career that has spanned 29 years and two generations, Jones still has the same excitement about her students as she did the first day she stepped foot into classroom. She has witnessed numerous changes in the educational field over the past three decades, but for Jones, her third-grade students at Cassville Elementary School are still the reasons she refuses to even think about retirement.
“You teach children how to learn and … Read More


Accident claims life

Posted by | November 18, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A 29-year-old White County man lost his life in a crash Friday night on McMinnville Highway.
According to Trooper R.C. Christian, of Tennessee Highway Patrol, Leonard Murdock, 29, of Sparta, was traveling eastbound the McMinnville Highway, driving a 1988 Ford Mustang.
Terry Lee Mitchell, 39, of Sparta, was driving a 1985 Chevy Silverado and traveling eastbound on the McMinnville Highway. Mitchell’s vehicle was carrying two passengers, Ricky Green, 39, and Billy Mitchell, 65, both of Sparta.
Christian said the Murdock vehicle and the Mitchell vehicle met at the crest of a hill and collided at approximately 8:30 p.m., near Scepter Hardwoods. Murdock was killed in … Read More


Fleeing suspect fires shots at deputy

Posted by | November 18, 2003 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A White County deputy had a brush with death Saturday night when a 19-year-old man driving a stolen vehicle from Putnam County fired shots as he fled the scene of an accident.
According to Detective Chris Isom, of White County Sheriff Department, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Cookeville Police Department asked the White County Sheriff Department for assistance in their pursuit of Daniel Thomas Norton, 19, who had evaded arrest by Putnam County authorities. Norton had stolen a 2003 Honda Accord owned by Ryan Sixbey, of Cookeville, and was headed for the White County line.
Deputy Dale Bumbalough and Deputy Jerry Cole Jr., both of White … Read More


Billy F. Cope

Posted by | November 17, 2003 12:00 am

Billy F. Cope, 72, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2003.
Cope was born April 18, 1931, to Frank Cope and Vena Roberts Cope.
Cope served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He had been a meat cutter for Kroger.
Cope was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frankie Cope and George Cope; and one sister, Betty Wallace.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cope, of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Shawn Cope, of Sparta; one daughter, Tena Cope; one stepson, Tommy Narramore; one stepdaughter, Linda Narramore; two sisters, Winona Gillispie and Zula Mitchell, of Nashville; seven grandchildren, Misty, Lee, Matthew, Aaron, Emily, … Read More


Charlie Glasco Moore

Posted by | November 17, 2003 12:00 am

Charlie Glasco Moore, 81, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 13, 2003.
Moore was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Overton County, to John Allen Moore and Elmina Holloway Moore.
Moore served in the infantry during World War II.
He had been a farmer.
Moore was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clio Moore; son, Charlie E. Moore; four sisters, Bertha Moore, Dorothy Quarles, Gladys Choate, Clora Robinson; and one brother, Floyd Moore.
Survivors include his children, Roger Dale Moore and wife Judy, of Sparta, Joyce Ruth Adcock, of Sparta, Harold David Moore and wife Lisa, of McMinnville, Mary Frances Nash and husband Phillip, of Sparta, Cynthia Ann McBride, … Read More


James Casto Carter

Posted by | November 17, 2003 12:00 am

James Casto (J.C.) Carter, 61, of Walling, passed away Nov. 15, 2003.
Carter was born Aug. 19, 1942, in White County, to Casto Carter and Mary Gladys Delong Carter.
He had been employed at Rock Island State Park.
Carter was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include wife, Margaret Jackson Carter, of Walling; two sons, Lanny Carter and wife Vivian and Eddie Carter, all of McMinnville; one brother, Harold Carter, of McMinnville; three sisters, Geneva McPeak, of Walling, Marie Redmond, of Walling, Dorothy Sue Wanamaker, of McMinnville; and two grandchildren, Tristin Lee Carter and Kaylee Campbell.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Nov. 17, 2003, at Central … Read More


Wilbur Lorenza Saylors

Posted by | November 17, 2003 12:00 am

Wilbur Lorenza Saylors, 93, of Cookeville, passed away.
Saylors was born Nov. 22, 1909, in White County, to William Dow Saylors and Nota Oliver Saylors.
He had been the owner of Builder Supply.
Saylors was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lena Bell Howell Saylors; and one son, Donald Wilburn Saylors.
Survivors include children, Barbara Jett and husband Charles, of Tullahoma, Frances Sutton and husband Harold, of Brendenton, Fla., Phillip Howell Saylors and wife Ann, of Cookeville, Kathy Cope and husband Douglas, of Franklin, and Sherry Eble and husband, David, of Tupelo, Miss.; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were at noon, Nov. 15, 2003, … Read More


Leonard Lee Matthew Murdock

Posted by | November 17, 2003 12:00 am

Leonard Lee Matthew Murdock, 29, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 14, 2003.
Murdock was born Dec. 28, 1973, in Smithville, to Leonard Wayne Murdock and Brenda Gail Hassler Murdock.
He had been employed at Perdue Farms.
Survivors include his parents, Leonard Wayne Murdock and Brenda Gail Hassler Murdock, of Sparta; two children, Ashley Ann Murdock and Christopher Matthew Murdock, both of Sparta; and one sister, Kimberly May Johnson, of Manchester.
Services will be at 1 p.m., Nov. 17, 2003, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Highland Cemetery. Bro. Charlie Myers will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Almost brought back to life

Posted by | November 14, 2003 12:00 am

Coleen Gorski
Tumbleweeds, grass, trees and even rocks have been collected from the natural habitat of each animal to perfect the experience of Wilson’s Wildlife.
Grady Wilson, a taxidermist, started collecting these animals 15 years ago.
“His dream was to open a wildlife museum and bring them to life.” said Janet Wilson, his wife. “And most of the exhibits are action displays, like the beavers cutting down trees and the cougar attacking the deer.”
The Grady Wilson family and the Freeman King family, all from Jamestown, partnered up, and created Wilson’s Wildlife, located in Crossville. It has been open to the public for a year and a half … Read More



Eighth grade Warriors remain undefeated

Posted by | November 14, 2003 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
Eighth grade Warriorette, Kayla Anderson, works to get out of a trap by the Baxter Lady Bees.
Baxter defeated the Warriorettes to hand them their first loss of the season.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite




Officer assaulted

Posted by | November 14, 2003 12:00 am

Jody Sliger
A concerned White County citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Department after noticing a vehicle parked on the side of a county road with the driver slumped over the wheel.
Detective Chris Isom responded to the call and upon arriving at the location on Old Cookeville Road near Old Kentucky Road contacted the Sheriff’s office to run a check on the vehicle tag number. Isom then began approaching the vehicle, observed thru the rear window a dark haired man with his head laid back in the seat.
As the officer passed the rear driver’s side window, the subject bolted out of the car imparting expletives to Isom before … Read More


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