‘Rumbling’ noise surprise to drivers

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Safety. Rumble stripes have been installed on Highway 84 to help keep drivers alert on the curvy stretch of roadway.

Drivers on what most White Countians refer to as River Road have recently begun to notice a somewhat strange sound emanating from the centerline.
Tennessee Department of Transportation has installed “rumble stripes” on approximately 10 miles of roadway on Highway 84, in White County. Most drivers are familiar with these safety devices that are normally installed on the edges of the highway. However, these rumble stripes are positioned on top of the centerline. The stripes begin at Oakwood Drive, on Highway 84, and end at the White-Putnam county … Read More


Suspect turns himself in

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Jack Huffman Jr.

Jack Huffman Jr., 45, of Baxter, turned himself into authorities April 2 in response to a warrant for his arrest.
According to Detective Chris Isom with White County Sheriff Department, Huffman was allegedly involved in the robbery of Doyle Alderman James Yates. An armed robber reportedly attacked Yates as he returned to his home Mar. 29.
Huffman’s alleged accomplice, Garry D. Tucker, 46, of Cookeville, was arrested and reportedly gave a confession to his involvement in the incident.
Huffman faces a charge of aggravated robbery.


Golden leaves legacy of ‘giving back’

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Ruth Golden

A woman who befriended thousands of White Countians during her lifetime will be laid to rest this afternoon alongside the man with whom she shared her love and her life.
Ruth Lee Golden succumbed to a lingering illness on April 6. She and her husband Dr. Charles Golden had been active members of the community and dedicated their personal energies and financial resources to helping improve the lives of countless individuals.
Mrs. Golden was a member of Findlay United Methodist Church where she served as church treasurer and member of the pastor parish relations committee. She retired from USDA Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, in 1987. … Read More


Patriots outlast Warriors

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Observing the warm-up. Warrior infielders (l to r), Josh Peterson, Roggie Haston, Jaylen Qualls and Seth McDonald, take a break while Joseph Johnson warms up to come in to pitch during the Oakland game.

Joseph Johnson makes the throw to first to get the runner after hopping off the mound to field the ball.

Family ties. Warrior centerfielder, Zack Jolly, hauls in a fly ball during Tuesday’s 4-1 loss at Oakland. Providing assistance is right fielder, Conor Sparkman. The two outfielders are not only teammates, but also cousins. The loss dropped WCHS to 4-7 on the season.

The White County and Oakland baseball team battled the wind, cold … Read More


Warriors end their losing streak to Oakland

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Zack Jolly stirs up dust as he slides safely into third base way ahead of the ball. The Warriors ended a 16-year losing streak to the Patriots with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.

For 16 years, the Oakland Patriot baseball team has had a hold over their Warrior counterparts.
The Warriors have not beaten Oakland since 1993. That streak came to an end Wednesday on Sparta’s home field. The 3-0 shut out win over the Patriots was the first District 7AAA win of the season for the Warriors.
Several times this season and in season’s past, the Warriors have been on the verge of victories in key district contests. … Read More


WCHS soccer drops fourth straight

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

All alone in control. Warrior senior soccer player, Zack Saylors, moves with the ball during a recent game. The Warriors were defeated 3-1 by St. Andrews-Sewanee on Tuesday falling to 3-5 on the season.

The cold, windy day didn’t stop the WCHS soccer team from taking the field, but they weren’t able to stop their losing skid on the road Tuesday.
The Warriors hit the road to take on St. Andrews-Sewanee despite temperatures that were below normal for April. The Warriors couldn’t overcome the cold or the hosts.
In an outcome that was the exact opposite of the first battle between the two when they squared off in … Read More


WCHS diamond teams in tournaments this weekend

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

White County High School’s diamond teams, baseball and softball, will both be involved in tournament action this weekend.
The Warrior baseball team will play host to their annual invitational event, the Highland Rim Easter Invitational, while the Warriorette softball team will head east up Bon Air Mountain to Crossville to compete in the Plateau Invitational.
Six teams will be competing in the baseball invitational in Sparta Thursday through Saturday. The event is a classic format instead of an actual tournament. That means that there will be no winner named. The match-ups are set prior to start of the tournament and no play-offs are planned.
The Warriors, who are … Read More


Markie’s Run set for Saturday, May 2nd

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Markie's Run, in memory of Markie Voyles, will be held Saturday, May 2nd at the WCHS track.

Markie Voyles was a runner and a member of the White County High School Class of 2009.
Those two things made it a given what the Project Graduation committee wanted to do as one of their final fundraisers for the 2009 school year.
Markie’s Run, a 5k and one-mile walk, will be held for Project Graduation on Saturday, May 2nd. The event will be held in memory of Voyles, who lost her life in an automobile accident on October 25th. The prolific high school runner had just qualified for her fourth … Read More


Winning runners from Parker’s Run against Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by | April 9, 2009 12:00 am

Last Saturday’s weather was almost perfect for a run.
That fact was well proven by the number of runners (and walkers) who turned out for the Parker Whited Run against Cystic Fibrosis. More than 80 people participated in the event to help with the youth’s fight against CF. The event was a 5k run/walk.
Taking first overall in the race was Mike Orsega, who has become a regular among the top finishers in local 5k races. Finishing second overall in the race was young Cade Crosland, a fifth grader at Northfield Elementary School. The top female finisher overall was Lauren Grizzard. Second place went to Lindsey Austin.
The … Read More


Frances Deltrice Scoggins

Posted by | April 8, 2009 12:00 am

Frances Deltrice Scoggins, 75, of Quebeck, passed away April 7, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Scoggins was born May 6, 1933, in Warren County, to Ernest L. and Sarah Mahala Rowlette.
She was a member of Lansden Church of Christ, a member of the Polio Heroes of Tennessee and a wonderful homemaker.
Mrs. Scoggins was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; and two brothers.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Ray L. Scoggins, of Quebeck; two sons, Michael Scoggins, of Antioch, Timothy Scoggins and wife Sharon, of Sparta; three grandchildren, Kristen Bledsoe and husband Ben, of Hermitage, Mandy Lynn Scoggins, of Antioch, Matthew Scoggins, of … Read More


Glenda Marvette Hillis

Posted by | April 8, 2009 12:00 am

Glenda Marvette Hillis, 64, of Nashville, passed away April 8, 2009.
Mrs. Hillis was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Hillis, and son, Jay Hillis.
He was a loving mother, sister, granny and friend to many. She also loved her birds.
Survivors include her sons, Kelly Andrew Hillis and wife Kim, of McMinnville, Chris Hillis, of Sparta; grandchildren, Seth Hillis, of Reno, Nev., Alex and Kyra Hillis, of McMinnville, Jessica Hodges, of Smithville, Reuben, Dakota and Cameron Hillis, all of Knoxville, Paige Todd, of McMinnville; one great- grandchild, Laurel Todd; special friend, Patricia Lowery; brother, Tommy Carter, of Florida; sister, Joanne Luna and husband Junior, of Sparta; … Read More


12th Annual Doyle Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by | April 7, 2009 12:00 am

An estimated 1,000 people attended this year’s Doyle Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 with nearly 350 children trying to find dozens and dozens of eggs delivered personally by the Easter Bunny. Check out the event in the Photo Gallery.


Pruna McCormick Miller

Posted by | April 7, 2009 12:00 am

Pruna McCormick Miller, 106, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2009.
Mrs. Miller passed away at Life Care Center of Sparta where she had been a resident several years.
She was born Nov. 23, 1902, in White County, to Sanders McCormick and Emma Butts McCormick.
Mrs. Miller was a member of Doyle United Methodist Church. She had been a White County school teacher and retired from Doyle Post Office.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 tears, James Chester Miller; her parents; and sisters, Bessie Grissom and Lillie Watson.
Survivors include her nephews, Ray Watson and wife Lula, Shelby Miller, Billy Miller, … Read More


Ruth Lee Golden

Posted by | April 7, 2009 12:00 am

Ruth Lee Golden, 81, of Sparta, passed away April 6, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Golden was the youngest of six children, born to William J. and Huldah McCormick Lee, in Putnam County, on May 16, 1927.
She was long-time member of Findlay United Methodist Church of Sparta where she served on various committees and was treasurer until January 2005. Miss Ruth, as she was known by her many friends, retired from the USDA/Farm Services Agency, in 1987, after 39-1/2 years of service. She received a Congressional Appointment to serve on the five-member Farm Service Agency State Committee for eight years (1993-2000).
It was her request that in … Read More


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