Food for the Fellas

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Healthy cooking may bring to mind words like “bland” and “boring,” especially for men. Guys tend to like hearty meals with lots of flavor. But it’s possible to cook heart-healthy foods they’ll actually enjoy. First, pick a healthy protein, then add big flavor to the whole meal.
Picking Protein
Most meats have about the same amount of cholesterol, roughly 70 milligrams in each three-ounce cooked serving (about the size of a deck of cards). The American Heart Association recommends eating no more than six ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, fish or seafood a day.
Choose lean meats and poultry without skin and grill, bake or broil them … Read More


White County man honors brother with own service

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Snappy dresser. Lowery is shown at summer camp as a Sergeant First Class in 1951.

Alton Lowery was just 12 years old, in 1944, when his older brother, Willard, was killed in Pacific operations of World War II. It left quite an impact on the young boy, which Lowery continues to feel to this day.
“Used to be a man here by the name of Merle Arnold,” said Lowery. “He was the one who carried all the telegrams at that time. I remember well, the day he came and brought the telegram about my brother getting killed. It was late in the evening.”
Lowery was young in years, … Read More


Public works and electric departments report to board

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

A newly instituted plan of having the supervisory heads of city departments provide updated reports at meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen was implemented on Thursday.
Sparta Mayor Tommy Pedigo called L.R. West, electric department manager, as the first one to address the board.
West said his department has purchased a new transformer as a backup for Tri-State Distribution, Moeller Manufacturing, Federal Mogul and HMMI. He is working on changing the traffic lights to LED’s, which will save between 55 percent and 60 percent on electric bills. These lights are guaranteed five years, with a life expectancy of seven or eight years.
West said crews have … Read More


Bessie Mae Evans

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Bessie Mae Evans, 91, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 9, 2008, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Evans was born Dec. 28, 1916, in White County, to Fred Evans and Bitha Phillips Evans.
She was a member of Camp Heights Community Freewill Baptist Church. Evans had worked at the Sparta Shirt Factory, the Factory Outlet Store and several different department stores, including Jongee’s Antiques.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Verna Evans Lewis; and brothers, Hayden Evans, Alonzo Evans, Robert Evans and William (Bill) Evans.
Survivors include her loving brother, T.L. Evans, of Sparta; nieces, Cathy Lowe, of Crossville, Melody Faulkner, of Sparta; nephews, Tommy … Read More


Norman Glenn Hill

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Norman Glenn Hill, 67, Nov. 9, 2008, at his residence in White County.
Hill was born Aug. 21, 1941, in Overton County, to Claston and Frona Hawkins Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Wilson Hill, of Sparta; daughter, Glenda Randolph and husband Ronnie, of Walling; two brothers, George Hill, David Hill, both of Sparta; seven sisters, Faye Horton, Betty Howell, both of Sparta, Joanne Wood, of South Carolina, Barbara Pettit, of Quebeck, Brenda Bryant, of Walling, Connie Bletz, of Smithville, Dorane Clemons, of Indiana; three grandchildren, Sarah Taylor, Samantha Randolph, Racheal Randolph; and one great-grandchild, Isaac Taylor
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Nov. 12, 2008, at Hunter … Read More


Willard Null

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Willard Null, 80, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 10, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Null was born Aug. 23, 1928, in White County, to Comer D and Thelma Louise Austin Null.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florene Virginia Jones Null; brother, James Null; and stepmother, Irene Jones Null.
Survivors include his son, Richard Null and wife Lois, of Eagleville; daughter, Mary Ruth Eller, of Sparta; sister, Reba Young, of Nashville; grandchildren, Jake Null, Kari Null, both of Eagleville, Christopher Eller, of Dickson; great-grandson, Blake Eller, of Dickson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Funeral service will be graveside at 11 a.m., Nov. … Read More


The Rev. Clifton A. Scott

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

The Rev. Clifton A. Scott, 82, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 10, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Thelma Klein

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Thelma Klein, 85, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 7, 2008, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Klein was born May 13, 1923, in Jackson County, to Herman and Sarah Sidwell Kinnaird.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Klein; daughter, Deborah Klein Gibbs; one son, Roger Klein; and three brothers.
Survivors include her son, Ron Klein and wife Pam, of Lascassas; sister, Edna Qualls, of Kettering, Ohio; son-in-law, Paul Gibbs, of Sparta; six grandchildren, Angela Prater and husband, Stacy, Pamela Vickers and husband, Jason, all of Sparta, Nichole Klein, Daniel Klein, both of Cookeville, Amber Klein, Dewayne Klein, both of Berea, Ky.; great-grandchild, Joshua Scott Vickers, … Read More


Thurman Carter

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Thurman Carter, 80, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 5, 2008, at Bethesda Healthcare, in Cookeville.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Carter; son, John Carter; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Nov. 7, 2008, at Macedonia Baptist Church, with burial in Carter Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jessica (Jessi) Shalene Thatcher Wilson

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Jessica (Jessi) Shalene Thatcher Wilson, 30, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 4, 2008, at her home following a brief illness.
Wilson was born May 12, 1978, in West Palm Beach, Fla., to Wayne and Bunny Thatcher, of Monterey.
She attended Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Wilson was co-director of Le Leche League, in Cookeville, and was active with Girl Scout troops, in Putnam County. She enjoyed climbing with the women’s rock climbing group, in Cookeville.
Wilson was preceded in death by her grandparents, Phillip Thatcher and Russell and Betty Corbett.
 Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Andy Wilson; two sons, Gavin and Emmett Wilson; one daughter, Honey Naomi … Read More


WCHS teams hit the floor for Saturday scrimmages

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Putting it up outside. Aaron Puckett puts up a three during Friday’s practice. The Warriors traveled to Clarkrange Saturday and defeated both Fentress County schools, Clarkrange and York, in their first preseason scrimmages.

Protecting the ball. Whitney Randolph protects the ball from a Clay County defender during one of Saturday’s scrimmages. The Warriorettes defeated both Clay County and York. They host Livingston Tuesday at 4 p.m. for their final scrimmage.

    Both the Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams of White County High School were in action Saturday playing two scrimmages. 
    The Warriorettes hosted Clay County and York while the Warriors traveled to Clarkrange to take on the host team … Read More


Cash is on the money in opening weekend

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

    Over the past year, Brittany Cash has been on an emotional rollercoaster. 
    One year ago, she was on the brink of her senior season of high school basketball and was starting that season with a heavy heart due to the death of a friend, Jeff Griffin, in an automobile accident.  Cash was a passenger in the same vehicle.  That at times left her questioning just exactly what the game meant to her.  She played through the emotions though and earned a scholarship to Cumberland University.
    After spending the start of school getting adjusted to college life and being away from home, Cash lost another friend, Markie Voyles, in … Read More


7th grade opens with wins

Posted by | November 10, 2008 12:00 am

Making the save. Blake Lynn, a seventh grade Warrior basketball player, goes up high to save a loose ball in the season opener. The Warriors defeated Pleasant Hill 50-25.

Looking to make a play. Sydney Holeman, seventh grade point guard, looks to make a play in the Warriorettes’ season opening win over Pleasant Hill.

   The White County Middle School seventh grade teams opened their season Thursday on their home court with a pair of wins over Pleasant Hill.
    The Warriorettes of Coach Andrea Rigsby sprinted out to an 8-0 lead after one period and stretched that advantage to 15-2 at the half.  They led 24-4 after three on … Read More


Hikers rescued at Virgin Falls

Posted by | November 8, 2008 12:00 am

    Two Davidson County women were rescued late on Friday night after an ill-fated nature walk at the Virgin Falls Natural Area in the eastern portion of White County.
     At approximately 7:30 p.m., authorities were contacted by family members, who reported that the two women must be lost as they had not been heard from and did not have sufficient protection to spend the night in the popular hiking spot.
    Deputies with White County Sheriff Department found their car still parked at the trailhead.
    Sparta-White County Rescue Squad began to organize the search, which included firefighters from Districts 2, 8, and 9 as well as Putnam and Cumberland counties’ … Read More


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