Stanton Allen Tubb

Posted by | November 20, 2018 6:18 am

Stanton Allen Tubb, 74, of Rock Island, passed away Nov. 17, 2018, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro.

The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 21, 2018, at Central Church of Christ.

A private funeral will be held.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bobby Baker Goff

Posted by | November 20, 2018 6:15 am

Bobby Baker Goff, 89, passed away Nov. 16, 2018, at Northshore Heights Assisted Living, in Knoxville.

Mr. Goff was born May 15, 1929, in Sparta.

He served in the U.S. Army as a cryptographer during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed on Eniwetok during Operation Ivy and the testing of the H-bomb. He served as teacher/principal of three schools, in White County. In Knox County, he served as principal of Mt. Olive Elementary School for 15 years, principal of Doyle Middle for three years, and coordinator/director of middle schools for 18 years. He retired, in 1993, after 43 years in Tennessee Education.

After retirement from Knox County, … Read More


Leslie Arnold Cole

Posted by | November 20, 2018 5:43 am

Leslie Arnold Cole, 84, of Cookeville, passed from this life Nov. 15, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Cole was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Sparta, the son of Cecil Cole and Maude Stoglin Cole.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Willow Avenue Church of Christ. He loved work, building homes, and fishing. He retired from Fleetguard, and everyone who worked with him lovingly knew him as “Moose.”

Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gregory Kent Cole; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Ruby … Read More




Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted by | November 19, 2018 6:36 pm

The Warriorettes head into the locker room with a 30 to 20 lead at the half over the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats. The Warriorettes were led by Kendreah Reeves in the first half. She finished the half with 10 points.



Debe Mae Bertram Flynn

Posted by | November 19, 2018 3:15 pm

Debe Mae Bertram Flynn passed away at peace and    surrounded by love, on Nov. 18, 2018.

She chose cremation, and there will be no visitation, memorial service, or graveside services.

Memorial donations can be made in her memory to the Crossville Animal Shelter.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lynda Christine Hines

Posted by | November 19, 2018 2:46 pm

Lynda Christine Hines, 68, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 16, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Born Oct. 30, 1950, in McMinnville, she was the daughter of Charlie Lee Spakes and Mary Deltress Rankhorn Spakes.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Carolyn Andrews Cheek

Posted by | November 19, 2018 2:06 pm

Carolyn Andrews Cheek, 77, of Sparta, went to her heavenly home, on Nov. 17, 2018.

Carolyn was born Oct. 16, 1941, in Memphis. She adored her husband and sweetheart of 57 years, Ernest Martin Cheek.

She is the mother of three children, John Cheek (Jongee), Courtney Vaughn (David), and Julie Anderson (Mike). She dearly loved her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who brought much joy to her life. Her grandchildren are Michael Seth Anderson (McKenzie), Caroline Holman (Todd), Rachel Cheek, Tyler Vaughn, and Will Cheek. Her great-grandchildren are Adalee Hampshire and Blaine Holman.

She was a 1959 graduate of White County High School. She attended the University of … Read More


Late rally pushes White County Warriors to win over Cherokees

Posted by | November 19, 2018 1:54 pm

Grant Slatten goes up for two of his 22 points in Friday night’s win over McMinn County. Slatten scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Warriors pick up their first win of the season.

Facing an 8-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter, the Warrior basketball team rallied and outscored McMinn County 20-12 in the final eight minutes to force overtime. The Warriors would score the first 5 points in overtime and then held on late to pick up their first win of the season 76-73.

With trailing by 3, with 2:13 remaining in the game, Grant Slatten would score … Read More


Murray’s late free throws down Lady Cherokees 52-51

Posted by | November 19, 2018 1:52 pm

Mia Murray goes up for a layup in Friday night’s win over McMinn County. Murray finished the game with 12 points. No point was bigger than her 12th point, which moved the Warriorettes to 2-0 on the season.

At all levels of basketball, free throws are practiced on a daily basis in gyms all across the world.

Practicing those shots are for the times that a player stands alone at the line with no one guarding them with their team tied with no time left on the clock. At least that is the situation that all those free throws in practice were repeated over and over again for … Read More


Driver license roadblocks

Posted by | November 19, 2018 1:42 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside checkpoints during the week of November 18th, 2018 through November 24th, 2018 on State Route 8 in Van Buren County.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these drivers license roadblocks to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.


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