Bank robbery suspects apprehended

Posted by | August 25, 2008 12:00 am

Two people have been charged in connection with a robbery that occurred at the East Bockman Way branch of Citizens Bank on Friday afternoon.
Tim C. Roberts, 50, and Jennie Sue Langford, 45, were arrested by law enforcement officers after a chase that ended when the alleged suspects’ vehicle crashed on Sullivan Knowles Road, near White County Lumber Company.
According to Investigator Allen Selby, of Sparta Police, emergency personnel at E-911 dispatched officers to the bank after a report of a male subject wearing a mask, as well as a panic alarm received from the bank’s alarm company.
Patrolman J.T. King, of Sparta Police Department, was the first Read More

Second manhunt suspect captured

Posted by | August 25, 2008 12:00 am

The second of three men who led White County and area law enforcement officers on a chase Thursday has been captured. (SEE RELATED STORIES ON THIS WEB SITE.)
According to a Nashville news source, Kirk Douglas Fincher, 39, was captured about 2:30 p.m., Sunday, when he came out of a wooded are to ask some residents for food and water. The residents reportedly recognized Fincher and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement officials could arrive. Nicklas Hickson is still at-large. A 17-year-old male, who is reportedly Fincher’s son, was captured Thursday night and is in custody in a Cookeville juvenile detention center.
The trio eluded officers after … Read More


Geneva Freels Davis

Posted by | August 25, 2008 12:00 am

Geneva Freels Davis, 87, of Quebeck, passed away Aug. 21, 200 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Davis was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Morgan County, to late Earl and Nell Langley Freels.  She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church more than 60 years.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cos Hobert Davis, Sr.; her parents; son, Carl Lee Davis; and three brothers Earl, Lloyd and Russell Freels.
Survivors include two sons, Earl Davis and wife Jennie, of Quebeck, Cos Davis, Jr. and wife Cecilia, of Franklin; daughter, Linda Cooke and husband R.P., of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Sharon Hale, Eric … Read More


College sports ready for action, too

Posted by | August 25, 2008 12:00 am

Ready to start. Todd Holman, shown above chasing TTU quarterback Lee Sweeney, in last year’s season opener for Cumberland University, is ready to start in more ways than one. The Bulldogs open the season this weekend and Holman is slated to start at the weak linebacker spot.

Kicking off. Just as high school season starts this week, several former WCHS students begin their college seasons this week. One of those is Josh Lowery, shown above playing quarterback. Lowery is the back-up quarterback for the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech, who host Gardner Webb Thursday night.

    As high school student athletes are preparing to get their seasons underway this … Read More


WCHS fall sports get down to business

Posted by | August 25, 2008 12:00 am

Four more days. The Warrior football team spent the last week of practice working on their game plan for the season. This week, the agenda switches to a team located just 16 miles up Highway 111. The Warriors have four days of practice this week to prepare for their season opener against Cookeville. The game will kick off Friday at Warrior Stadium at 7 p.m.

Ready to go. The WCHS soccer team hosted Sequatchie County Tuesday as a tune-up to their season. Chelsea Sims, a Warriorette senior, tallied four goals in the scrimmage which WCHS won 7-0. They open their season Thursday when they host Cookeville.

    The preseason … Read More


Bank robbery suspects pursued

Posted by | August 24, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement officers have been in pursuit of alleged suspects who reportedly robbed one of the banks in Sparta. The chase took officers across Highway 111, onto Fred Hill Road toward Jeff’s Body Shop, with officers ending their pursuit as the car wrecked near White County Lumber Company.
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Bank robbery suspects apprehended

Posted by | August 24, 2008 12:00 am

Two people have been charged in connection with a robbery that occurred at the East Bockman Way branch of Citizens Bank on Friday afternoon.

Tim C. Roberts, 50, and Jennie Sue Langford, 45, were arrested by law enforcement officers after a chase that ended when the alleged suspects’ vehicle crashed on Sullivan Knowles Road, near White County Lumber Company.
According to Investigator Allen Selby, of Sparta Police, emergency personnel at E-911 dispatched officers to the bank after a report of a male subject wearing a mask, as well as a panic alarm received from the bank’s alarm company.
Patrolman J.T. King, of Sparta Police Department, was the first Read More

Bank robbery

Posted by | August 22, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement officers have been in pursuit of alleged suspects who reportedly robbed one of the banks in Sparta. The chase took officers across Highway 111, onto Fred Hill Road toward Jeff’s Body Shop, with officers ending their pursuit as the car wrecked near White County Lumber Company.


Vehicle pursuit ends in crash

Posted by | August 22, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement officers are still looking for the alleged suspect who led them on a high-speed vehicle pursuit Tuesday afternoon that, at times, exceeded 90-plus miles per hour ending in DeKalb County, followed by a foot chase.

 According to Deputy Chadra Daniels, of White County Sheriff Department, Audria Lee Ann Estes was being sought for two active warrants. Daniels spotted Estes at the intersection of West Bockman Way and Mayberry Street. Daniels attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Estes reportedly headed west, on Highway 70, at a high rate of speed.
Estes crashed her purple, two-door Chevrolet Cavalier next to Hillcrest Restaurant and took off on foot … Read More

One suspect apprehended, two still at-large

Posted by | August 22, 2008 12:00 am

Kirk Douglas Fincher

A manhunt continues as of 9:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, for two of three suspects who were reportedly involved in a vehicle pursuit with Tennessee Highway Patrol on Thursday.
The incident began when Trooper Michael Loftis attempted to pull over a black extended cab 2002 Ford F-150 pickup for following another vehicle too closely near mile marker 287 on I-40. The pursuit continued down I-40 and ended at Hampton’s Crossroads, in White County, when the truck ran into the side of the building at Herron’s Auto Sales. Authorities found ammunition for various weapons in the wrecked pickup, but no guns were recovered.
Reports later verified … Read More


What?

Posted by | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

    Okay in my wandering around the Internet, I came across some interesting comments about the Olympics and the coverage thereof by NBC.  It was some of these things that made me want to climb up on my soapbox, but I’m sure those people who are writing them don’t want to hear from me so if you are unlucky to be reading this, I guess I’ll just vent to you.
    I think when Usain Bolt from Jamaica won the 100-meter race; it got a lot of people started on this topic I am about to discuss.  Now first let me say, I think Usain Bolt is incredible as far … Read More


Manhunt in progress

Posted by | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

A manhunt was underway as of 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21. Law enforcement officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol, White County Sheriff Department and other agencies are in the area of Hampton’s Crossroads.


WCHS golf drops home match to Cookeville

Posted by | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

Concentrating. J.T. Randolph, a senior member of the Warrior golf team concentrates on a putt. He led the Warriors with a 38 against Cookeville on Tuesday.

Looking for the hole. Warriorette freshman golfer, Allison Geer, watches as her ball heads toward the hole during a recent match. Geer and senior, Katelyn Kirby, each tallied 40’s for WCHS on Tuesday when they hosted Cookeville, who took the victory in both girls’ and boys’ action. WCHS is scheduled to travel to Cumberland County Monday, but that match is still tentative due to the school situation in that county.

    The White County High School golf teams played host to neighboring Cookeville … Read More



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