14.3 percent unemployed in White County

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

White County’s unemployment rate is steadily rising as Thursday’s report listed the figure for February 2009 at 14.3 percent and is the third highest February rate in 36 years.
When January 2009’s unemployment rate was listed at 13.7 percent, business and industrial leaders had hoped the numbers would improve by the time February’s rate was released. However, the trend seems to be set as the unemployment rate fell .6 percent.
White County’s February 2009 rate of 14.3 percent is also the 13th highest of all 95 counties in Tennessee. Greene and Smith counties are also in 13th place with the same percentage.
Reviewing the past 14 months for … Read More


Charges made in Airport Marathon break-in

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

William Carlton Barlow, 23, of Sparta

One man has been charged by White County Sheriff Department, another has a warrant waiting for him after his release from Putnam County Jail, and one man is still being sought for the Mar. 4 break-in of Airport Marathon.
According to Detective Ruben Hormilla with WCSD, William Carlton Barlow, 23, of Sparta, was served a warrant for his arrest, on Mar. 13, after an investigation led officers to him and two other individuals.
On Mar. 4, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Deputy Lewis Carrick responded to a call about the glass of the front door being smashed out of the Airport Marathon. Two … Read More


‘Vessels of Grace’ performing at Beach Blaze 2009

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Spirit. Members of the band Vessels of Grace are preparing for their performance at Beach Blaze 2009. L-R: John Weatherly, Chris O’Brien, Nathan Hawkins and Craig Dial.

Celebrating spring break has taken on a new meaning for four White County men as they take to the road to spend a few days in sunny Panama City, Fla., at an event known as Beach Blaze.
One might think traveling to the Sunshine State is exactly what a vast number of red-blooded American guys do during those few days of respite from their regular routines. However, one group of males has found an alternative to the familiar scene. Instead of … Read More


Myrtle L. Kirby

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Myrtle Kirby, 77, of Sparta, passed away March 30, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth B. Milligan

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Kenneth B. Milligan, 76, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2009, at Summit Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


East takes win in TACA All Star game

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Looking for his options. Warrior senior, Stewart Mitchell, looks over his options while being guarded by a Summertown player on the West squad in the TACA All Star game. Mitchell, who got to play for his coach, Eric Mitchell, one more time, was a member of the East squad which picked up a 95-92 win.

Reacting to the shot. Warrior coach, Eric Mitchell, the head coach of the East All Stars, reacts to a shot put up by the West late in the game. The East came from behind to win the game by three. Joining Mitchell on the sidelines was Maryville coach, Mark Eldridge, a Livingston Academy

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WCHS soccer notches another win

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

Full contact. Soccer is without a doubt a contact sport as is evidenced by the battle between Cameron Young and a St. Andrews player.

That’s using his head. Warrior soccer player, Brandon Loughman, uses his head to pass the ball during the 3-1 win over St. Andrews- Sewanee on Thursday. The Warriors host Cookeville Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Two on one. Despite the two on one mismatch, Wesley Wagner controls the soccer ball for the Warriors.

The White County High School Warrior soccer team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 3-1 victory over visiting St. Andrews-Sewanee Thursday.
The teams played to a scoreless tie through the … Read More


Tennis teams split with Warren County

Posted by | March 30, 2009 12:00 am

The White County High School tennis team maneuvered around Mother Nature and was able to get in a match on Thursday at Warren County.
The Warriors and Warriorettes split their matches with the squad from McMinnville. The Warriorettes captured a 6-2 win over the Lady Pioneers, but the Warriors were swept 8-0 by the Pioneers.
The WCHS girls won both their singles matches. The tandem of Star Simpson and Chelsea Sims captured the 8-3 win, which was the identical score by which the team of Megan James and Jessica Jones were victorious in their match.
The Warriorettes won four of their six singles matches. Star Simpson was defeated … Read More


Joyce Ann Haley

Posted by | March 29, 2009 12:00 am

Joyce Ann Dodson Haley, 66, of Doyle, passed away March 27, 2009, at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga.

Ms. Haley was born June 15, 1942, in White County to Venus Gilbert Dodson and Lucy Emma Rose Dodson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, John Mark Haley; and sister, Beatrice Sparkman.
Survivors include her sons, Terry Haley and wife Gina, Jim Roy Haley Jr. and wife Kim; sister, Betty Ruth Guy and husband Felix; three grandchildren, Shauna Haley, Emily Haley, Brittany Haley; one step-grandchild, Michelle Parrish; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., March 29, 2009, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in … Read More

Leta Wallace

Posted by | March 28, 2009 12:00 am

Leta Wallace, 90, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Leta Mae Hickman Wallace

Posted by | March 28, 2009 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to her country.

Leta Mae Hickman Wallace, age 90, passed away March 27, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.Mrs. Wallace was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Sheldon, Mo., to Clyde and Louise Tyree Hickman.She had served in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps.
Survivors include her husband Carl Cummings Wallace, of Sparta;daughter, Carol Capshaw and husband William, of Bluffton, S.C.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Gauss, of Indianapolis, Ind., Steven Capshaw, of East Lawnmeadow, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. William D.Capshaw II, of Raleigh, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jane Swan, of Independence, Mo., Shirley Gail Cooper, of Wichita, Kan.; Ginger Hickman (Bill) Hickman, of… Read More

Joyce Ann Haley

Posted by | March 28, 2009 12:00 am

Joyce Ann Haley, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2009, at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Stolen car and toolbox recovered by police

Posted by | March 27, 2009 12:00 am

Recovered toolbox. Donathan Lee Maxwell has been charged with theft of property after officers recovered a toolbox full of tools that had been reported stolen from a van at Premier Apartments. A warrant was also issued for Joseph Gardner for his alleged role in the incident.

Stolen vehicle. William Lance Farmer was arrested after being spotted driving a 1998 Ford Mustang on Thursday that had been reported stolen on Mar. 24.

According to Investigator Travis Barker with Sparta Police, William Lance Farmer, 29, of Doyle, was arrested Mar. 26, after Officer Tony Copeland spotted him driving the 1998 Ford Mustang GT reported stolen on Mar. 24 from the … Read More


Leta Wallace

Posted by | March 27, 2009 12:00 am

Leta Wallace, 90, of Sparta, passed away March 27, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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