Youth sports camps dot the summer schedule

Posted by | May 25, 2009 12:00 am

The young athletes of White County may be getting a break from reading, writing and arithmetic during the summer, but there will be plenty to keep them busy as most of the high school teams will be conducting youth sports camps at various times during the summer.
TSSAA guidelines actually help to dictate when teams can conduct their youth camps. The coaches may be open to work with the youth at any time during the summer as long as they won’t be playing for them next season, but dead period rules only allow student athletes to help with those camps at certain times.
For that reason, basketball camps … Read More

Yslas finishes fifth in the state in discus

Posted by | May 25, 2009 12:00 am

Preparing to throw. Lacy Yslas gets ready to throw the discus during Thursday’s state track and field meet. Yslas captured fifth place in the Class AAA discus throw at the state meet in Murfreesboro. Yslas bettered her personal record by four feet finishing fifth with a throw of 113 feet one inch.

Back to back trips to state. Casey Bales made his second straight trip to the state track meet qualifying in the 800-meter. He finished seventh in his heat.

For Lacy Yslas, Thursday was one of those days that she will never forget.
The WCHS senior began her whirlwind day with a trip to Murfreesboro to compete … Read More

Little League teams continue to stay busy

Posted by | May 25, 2009 12:00 am

Taking a cut. A Tristate Distribution batter focuses in on the baseball as it approaches home plate in a pitching machine game against Jeff’s Body Shop.

Mother Nature hasn’t had as much of an impact in Little League action of late allowing teams to get back on schedule.
In senior girls’ action on May 14th, U.S. Bank rolled to a 22-3 victory over Gatorade. Shauna Taylor pitched her team to the win giving up just three runs, but did not allow a hit. She struck out 11 and walked three. Taylor, along with Nikki Hood, Hannah Young and Chenae Bradley each recorded hits for the winners. Four different … Read More

Roy E. Mason

Posted by | May 24, 2009 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Roy E. Mason, 62, of Doyle, passed away May 24, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mason was born April 5, 1947, in White County, to Denton and Mary Iva Savage Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde Mason; and one niece, Rhonda Mason.
He had served in the U.S. Army and was employed at Caney Fork Electric, in McMinnville.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Elaine Swindell Mason, of Doyle; three daughters, Stacy Michelle Satterfield and husband Doyle, of Maryville, Tina Nicole Brown and husband Richard, of Cookeville, Dierdre Elaine Porter, of Monterey; grandchildren, Read More

Edwina Gamble

Posted by | May 24, 2009 12:00 am

Edwina Gamble, 77, White Bluff, passed away May 22, 2009, at Horizon Medical Center, in Dickson

Mrs. Gamble was born Feb. 24, 1932.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Barbara Ann Rider

Posted by | May 24, 2009 12:00 am

Barbara Ann Rider, 68, of Sparta, passed away May 22, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.

Ms. Rider was born Oct. 8, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Miranda King Brubaker.
She was an employee of the St. Peters Newspaper.
The family has chosen cremation. No service is planned at this time.

Harold Evans

Posted by | May 24, 2009 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Harold Evans, 79, of Cookeville, passed away May 21, 2009, at this residence, in Cookeville.

Mr. Evans was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Brooklyn N.J., to Morris and Eva Levine Evans.
He had served in the U.S. Navy. Follow his military service he spent more than 40 years in the garment business. He continued to pursue numerous other business interests until his death.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Betty Evans, and two sisters, Mildred Marlowe and Rosalind Foreman.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Nixon Evans; two sons, Greg Evans and wife Read More


Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

As the state track and field meet comes to an end, that officially completes another school year of sports in White County.
It’s no secret that my busiest time of the year is from September to May. Most of the summer months are spent for me with Little League and following around the high school teams in their preparation for the coming season.
I want to wrap up another year of school sports by paying homage to those who have helped me get the sports in White County covered. Notice I didn’t say it was covered well because that is subjective and believe me, I know there are … Read More

New doctor ready for patients

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

New doctor. Dr. James L. Baker and his staff stand ready for new clients at his office on Sewell Drive. He specializes in several areas of treatment including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Osteoporosis.

Medical Consultants of Sparta, LLC
439 Sewell Drive
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 837-0837
Name of owners:
Dr. James L. Baker
Hours of operation:
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 noon
When did you open for business?
April 1, 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“Dr. Baker is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, … Read More

GED graduates look toward future

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Top students. The GED Class of 2009 announced its Top Ten list on Sunday. Two students tied for eighth place. (1) Jason Griffin, (2) Eddy McConkey, (3) Betty Usrey, (4) Aubrey Spears, (5) Teresa Weaver, (6) Phyllis Dwyer, (7) Frances Randolph, (8) Jennifer Dobbs, (8) Justin McCulley, (9) James Carter, and (10) Jacob Samford.

Anxious. GED graduates who participated in Sunday’s ceremony pause for a moment prior to entering the stage area where friends and family await their arrival. A complete list of names can be found in the story.

White County Middle School was the setting for the 2009 Class of 2009 GED graduation as friends and … Read More

Landfill discussion continues at meeting

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Information. John Tony, former landfill employee, addresses members of the Solid Waste Committee about alleged problems at the landfill.

County commissioners listened to one of their fellow board members Monday night as he expressed his concerns about the future of White County’s landfill and the lack of recognition for the Solid Waste Committee.
Commissioner Milton Herren, who also serves as chairman of the Solid Waste Committee, told about an April 27, 2009, meeting called by Commission Chairman Terry Alley.
“I don’t know how the rest of the county commissioners feel about this – and for some reason the Solid Waste Committee is not being recognized,” said Herren. “This … Read More

Funding sought for General Dibrell’s revolver

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Rare weapon. This Colt model 1851 36-caliber Navy revolver, which is inscribed “Presented to Col. George Dibrell 8th Tenn. Cav./ by friends and citizens of Sparta, Tenn., is now available from a private collector and, hopefully, can be brought back to the people of White County.

General George Dibrell

White County Heritage Museum has an opportunity to bring a very special piece of the county’s heritage back to the people of White County.
General George Dibrell’s Colt Model 1851 Navy 36-caliber revolver, which was presented to Gen. Dibrell and inscribed by “friends and citizens of Sparta, Tenn.”, is available for sale by its current owner, a collector in … Read More

Motlow of Sparta expanding facility

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Motlow in Sparta will soon be increasing the size of its facility less two years after the institution officially opened its doors to those who are seeking to further their education.
Donny Haley, director of White County schools, said on Wednesday approximately 1,200 square feet will be added to the existing site, which includes one classroom, a set of bathrooms and a conference room. Haley said the addition would cost roughly $200,000. The classroom is expected to accommodate approximately 80 students because of the manner in which classes are scheduled.
During the Monday night meeting of White County Board of Commissioners, members approved a resolution to fund $20,000 … Read More

Christopher Scott Cantrell

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Christopher Scott Cantrell, 37, of Doyle, passed away May 16, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mr. Cantrell was born March 17, 1972, in Dublin, Ga., to Deborah Aldridge and N.J. Cantrell Sr.
Survivors include his daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Pappas, of Arizona; mother, Deborah Cantrell, of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Shannon Witherington,  of Clarksville.; and aunt, Nancy Aldridge, of Doyle.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m., May 19, 2009, at Shady Grove Cemetery, in Morrison. John Murphy will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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