Annual QB Club BBQ and Auction Saturday night

Posted by | August 14, 2008 12:00 am

Items galore. The Warrior senior football players, joined in the picture at right with auctioneer, Terry Whitson, show off some of the items to be auctioned off Saturday night at the Quarterback Club Auction. The auction begins at 6:30 just after the barbecue dinner. Both events will be held in the WCHS cafeteria.

Sponsoring the Quarterback Club BBQ and Auction. Chris Newport of Citizen’s Bank presents a check to some of the Warrior seniors to sponsor the annual Quarterback Club Barbecue and Auction, which will be held Saturday night in the WCHS cafeteria. Pictured with Newport are Marshall Milton (kneeling) and back row (l to r): Dalton Bain,

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Kerr takes Warriors home for jamboree

Posted by | August 14, 2008 12:00 am

Ready to go. Coaches and selected players from the participating team, as well as representatives from the sponsor, were on hand at the media day for the Orthopedic Surgeons of Oak Ridge Jamboree to be played this Friday night at Anderson County High School. The Warriors will take on Campbell County in the second quarter and Clinton in the fourth period of play. The jamboree is set to kick off at 6 p.m. central time. Photo courtesy of Ken Leinart/Clinton Courier

Ready to square off. Warrior head coach, Josh Kerr, and senior players, Sam Gribble and Seth McDonald, posed with the Campbell County coach and three of their

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WCHS golf season well underway

Posted by | August 14, 2008 12:00 am

    The TSSAA moved the start of golf season up a few weeks this season which means White County High School’s golf season is well underway.  
    The Warriors and Warriorettes opened their season on July 31 when they hosted Cumberland County at the Sparta Country Club.  
    The Warriors edged Cumberland County by two strokes 324-322 led by J.T. Randolph’s 76.  Trent Goodwin followed with a 78 and Payton Barlow was close behind with a 79.  Caleb Lowery rounded out the scoring with an 89.  Caleb Winton shot a 91.  Cumberland County was led by Jonathan Masters with a 75.  Adding JV scores were Bryan Holland (86), Robbie Johnson (84) … Read More

Who is desecrating our cemeteries?

Posted by | August 13, 2008 12:00 am

Have you ever heard about something that simply makes your skin crawl? Well, I have, and it came in the form of hearing about someone stealing flowers from a gravesite.
A friend of mine recently came to my office. With tears in her eyes, she related the story about visiting her recently deceased sister’s grave to find all the beautiful wreaths were gone.
Someone might be thinking these were removed for mowing purposes, but this was not the case. Not only did the perpetrators take the wreaths, but they also took the pall that had been laid across the grave.
My friend’s grief was intensified by this act … Read More

Crash on Walter Stone Road

Posted by | August 13, 2008 12:00 am

Volunteers cleaned up the area from the recent crash on Walter Stone Road as White County Emergency Medical Services checks out those involved.

Bethel Leonard Selby

Posted by | August 13, 2008 12:00 am

Bethel Leonard Selby, 65, passed away July 19, 2008,
Selby was born in White County to William McCanney Selby and Lizzy Guynelia Clouse Selby.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene Taylor, Willene Randolph; and brother, Larry Edward Selby.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Mildred Sue Etchison Selby, of the Pleasant Hill community; daughters, Shirley Meadows and husband Larry, Sherry Meadows, Sandra Austin, Sally Selby, all of the Pleasant Hill community; sons, Bryan Selby and wife Rhonda, Ryan Selby and wife Missy, all of the Pleasant Hill community; sister, Elise Evans, of Sparta; 10 grandchildren, Kayla Selby, Bryan Selby, Kourtney Kinnaird, Larissa … Read More


Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

    That’s the only words I can find that comes anywhere near describing the 4×100 meter swim relay.
    Yes, I will admit I was jumping up and down yelling down the final stretch when Jason Lezak was coming from behind to defeat the French.  By the way, the French swimmer who he overcame was the world record holder, who had said the French team would “smash the Americans” and in the process keep Michael Phelps from obtaining his goal of eight gold medals.
    When they told that little tid bit over the television just before the race, it got me fired up for the event, so I can imagine … Read More

Safety tips for fall yard chores

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

As the leaves turn different colors and the weather becomes cooler, many American begin to engage in outdoor cleanup.  Consider the number of Americans injured in yard work accidents every autumn and you may begin to suspect that “fall” is actually short for “pitfall.” Fall, it seems, is the season for back injuries, tumbles from ladders and lawn mower accidents.
“Approximately 42 million people seek emergency room treatment for injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” says Brett Taylor, MD, spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). “Many of these injuries can happen  while performing seemingly routine tasks, like autumn yard … Read More

Doyle searching for new alderman

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

For the third time since the last election, Doyle is looking for a replacement on the board of mayor and alderman.
The latest resignation came from Randy Wiliford who informed the board of his impending departure several weeks ago. Wiliford said the decision to leave his elected office was job-related.
An announcement was made during last week’s meeting of the board that anyone who wanted
to be a nominee to fill the vacancy should contact Midge Ashworth, at Doyle City Hall. Those persons will also need to attend the Sept. 2 board meeting.
A question was raised as to who could legally administer the oath of office for … Read More

Deputy calmly saves life

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

A White County law enforcement officer has proven he is prepared for almost any emergency that might confront him, even when he is eating breakfast.
On July 29, sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., Sgt. Richard Lynch, of White County Sheriff Department, was eating at Huddle House, in Sparta, when another patron began choking on a piece of steak.

According to witnesses, Lynch noticed the man choking and calmly walked over to the man and performed the Heimlich maneuver. After three or four tries, the food was ejected from the man’s throat. Lynch reportedly made sure the man was OK and walked back to his seat and … Read More

Life Care Center of Sparta hosting “Back to School Bash”

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

Miss Dimple, a resident at Life Care Center of Sparta, and Kim Parrish, executive director, are looking forward to distributing school supplies to students.

LifeCareCenter of Sparta will be hosting a “Back to School Bash” for community children, grades K-8.
The event will be 4-6 p.m., Aug. 14, 2008, at the facility, 508 Mose Drive.
There will be fun activities, games and refreshments. There will be fun activities, games and refreshments. Free school supplies will be handed out to the first 300 students
For directions or more information, please contact our facility at 931-738-9430.


Sparta elects three aldermen

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

One newcomer to the political arena and two veterans of governmental leadership now comprise half of the six-person board that has the responsibility of making decisions affecting more than 5,000 people who live within the city limits of Sparta.
Nine candidates threw their hats into the ring during the Aug. 7 election as they vied for three seats on Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Howard Griffin, Margaret Pearson and Debbie Cantrell Sopha were the incumbents. Griffin and Sopha ran for reelection. However, Pearson, who had also served as mayor of Sparta several years ago, declined a bid for reelection because of health issues.
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WCHS cheerleaders make history

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

All Stars. Five WCHS cheerleaders were named to the UCA All Star squad. They are (l to r): Lauren Cannon, Allison Sampley, Jada Thompson, Heather Holman and Logan Hodge.

Record setting. The White County High School cheer team made history when they were named Camp Champions at TTU’s UCA camp in June.

    The White County High School varsity cheerleaders participated in the Tennessee Technological University Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp during early June to get the squad prepared for the coming sports seasons.  The cheer team came home after setting history for WCHS cheerleading.
    The team spent four days in vigorous training beginning in the early morning hours … Read More

Warriors host second scrimmage

Posted by | August 11, 2008 12:00 am

Aaron Murray battles a Macon County player during the scrimmage.

Sophomore quarterback, Conor Sparkman, prepares to take the snap during the scrimmage. The Warriors travel to Anderson County Friday for a jamboree.

Scrimmage action vs. Macon County

    The White County High School Warrior football team continued their preparation for the season opener against Cookeville by hosting Macon County Thursday at Warrior Stadium.
    The scrimmage was the second of the preseason for WCHS and leaves them with two more tune-ups.  They will play in a jamboree this Friday at Anderson County and wrap up preseason scrimmages with a trip to Grundy County on August 19th.
    Thursday’s scrimmage was more … Read More

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