Clara Williams Bradley

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Clara Williams Bradley, 94, of Sparta, passed away May 20, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Bradley was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Sparta, to John and Amy Hudgins Williams.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Bradley; sisters, Amy Evelyn Williams, Sue Katherine (Susie) Williams, Frances Brock; and one brother, Frank C. Williams.
Mrs. Bradley had been a beautician and a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her niece, Amy Sue Tollison and husband Buck, of Sparta; nephews, Charles Brock and wife Charlene, James Brock and wife Janice, all of Ohio; and caretakers, Edward Tollison and daughter Destiny, Julie Locke, all of Sparta.… Read More


Over 100 athletes get physicals completed

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Blood pressure check. Three of the school nurses (l to r), Teresa Phillips, Judy Guth and Delena Nash check the blood pressure of athletes, Devon Davidson, Marissa Holland and Chelsea Holland. Physicals were completed on 114 student athletes Tuesday evening.

Lined up in the halls. Brandon Smartt (ATC, L) gives instructions to the girls lined up in the halls of WCHS awaiting the final stop during their physicals. Smartt, who is employed by White County Community Hospital, organized the physicals in conjunction with local doctors.

For approximately an hour and a half on Tuesday evening, the halls of White County High School were converted from the passageways of … Read More


Yslas and Bales compete against state’s best today

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Casey Bales - 800-meter run

Lacy Yslas - discus throw

While the ultimate goal of every student athlete, no matter the sport, when the season begins is to win a state title, teams or individuals often set that goal as “making it to the state.”
During the 90’s, White County High School was a regular in state tournament appearances between volleyball, girls’ basketball and boys’ basketball. During each and every school year from 1990-1999, WCHS had at least one state tournament participant. When you add golf in that list, there were several years during that time frame that the fans from Sparta had the privilege of cheering on … Read More


Yslas finishes 5th in state!

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Lacy Yslas finished fifth in the state in the discus throw with a toss of 113 feet one inch.

Two of White County’s athletes made their state track and field appearances on Thursday at MTSU.
Lacy Yslas, despite having only learned how to throw the discus approximately 14 months ago, finished her senior season off with a bang.  Less than six hours from when the graduation ceremonies were to begin at Warrior Stadium, Yslas was on the podium at MTSU’s track stadium accepting her fifth place medal.  Yslas set a new personal and school record with a throw of 113 feet one inch.
The 16-person meet was divided … Read More


More results from Little League games

Posted by | May 21, 2009 12:00 am

Action at third. A Jeff’s Body Shop runner slides into third as Rotary Club’s third baseman applies the tag in pitching machine baseball action.

Waiting on the runner. The Tristate Distribution third baseman awaits the Sonic runner in pitching machine softball action.

Games were somewhat limited during the two-week period from April 27th through May 9th due to Mother Nature. The following are the reported results from those games.
In pitching machine softball action on the 27th, Tristate Distribution edged Express Graphics 11-10. Leading the scoring for Tristate were Hailie Young and Angelle Howard with three runs each. Express was led by Kami Pullum and Veronica Lumpkin with … Read More


Child rape charges heard in court

Posted by | May 20, 2009 12:00 am

A grand jury indictment was unsealed in White County Criminal Court, May 18, in the case of Doyle resident Selby Seals, who faces 130 counts including rape of a child, sexual battery by an authority figure, and aggravated sexual battery.
Three specific time frames were alleged in the indictment. It alleges sexual acts were performed with a minor child less than 13 years old between August 1992 and November 1995.
Additional counts allege sexual acts were performed with a minor child less than 13 years old, but over three years old, between October 2001 and October 2003.
The indictment also alleges sexual acts were performed with a minor … Read More


Teresa Beth McKee Waggoner

Posted by | May 20, 2009 12:00 am

Teresa Beth McKee Waggoner, 52, of Sparta, passed away May 18, 2009.
Ms. Waggoner was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Florence, Ala., and moved to Sparta at the age of 11. She was a graduate of White County High School and attended Tennessee Technological University, and while attending college, became ill and has fought a long hard battle for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Estes, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis McKee; two uncles, Don Estes, Bass Estes; and one aunt, Sylvia Estes Redmon.
Survivors include her son, Kris Waggoner, of Sparta; mother, Linda Estes Strasburg and husband Pete, of Sparta; … Read More


Christopher Scott Cantrell

Posted by | May 20, 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 Ashcamp, Ky.; 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.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Beth McKee Waggoner

Posted by | May 19, 2009 12:00 am

Beth McKee Waggoner, 52, of Sparta, passed away May 18, 2009.
Ms. Waggoner was born Jan. 1, 1957, in Florence, Ala., and moved to Sparta at the age of 11. She was a graduate of White County High School and attended Tennessee Technological University, and while attending college, became ill and has fought a long hard battle for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Estes, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis McKee; two uncles, Don Estes, Bass Estes; and one aunt, Sylvia Estes Redmon.
Survivors include her son, Kris Waggoner, of Sparta; mother, Linda Estes Strasburg and husband Pete, of Sparta; father, … Read More


Christopher Scott Cantrell

Posted by | May 19, 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; father, N.J. Cantrell Sr., of Ashcamp, Ky.; 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.


Warriors wrap up spring football practice

Posted by | May 19, 2009 12:00 am

Going head to head. After making a catch, Dylan Vance gets ready to square off against defensive back, Jordan Armstrong, during Friday’s final practice of the spring.

Lots of hitting. The Warriors got in plenty of hitting not only during the intrasquad scrimmage, but also during the entire 10 days of practice.

Looking for room. Warrior wide receiver, Robbie Johnson looks for room to run as teammate, Andrew Manus, blocks for him during Thursday’s practice. The Warriors just completed their ten days of spring practice. They will now spend the summer preparing for their season opener August 21st against Franklin County.

Ten days of getting acquainted.
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White County Co-op showcases customers

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Customer appreciation. These photos on the White County Co-op storefront were chosen as part of a monthly rotation of the Co-op’s customer’s favorite photos.

The White County Co-op announced new photos of customers will be displayed each month as a way to thank the myriad of patrons from all walks of life, who shop at the Mayberry Street store.
“The Co-op is not just for farmers anymore,” said manager Mitchell Stephens.
He said homeowners, pet owners, garden growers and just about any other consumer can find quality products at reasonable prices.
Now, they could also find their favorite photo of themselves showcased, and all they have to do … Read More


Three Star goals set for 2009

Posted by | May 18, 2009 12:00 am

Three Star planning. Wallace Austin, President of the Sparta – White County Chamber of Commerce and local Three Star Chairman, recently hosted a Three Star meeting with Karen Brown, regional economic development specialist with ECD. The group discussed the committee’s priorities and goals for 2009 as they apply to the five-year strategic plan. Pictured (l-r): seated, Karen Brown, Helen Pate and Wallace Austin; back row, Jody Sliger, Rhonda Dawson, Cherri McNeil, Barb Witzigman, Tommy Pedigo.


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