Dedication held for 2,800 acres near Scott’s Gulf

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Large crowd. Approximately 350 people attended a dedication that was held on Sept. 27, for the addition of land that completes the Scott’s Gulf to Fall Creek Falls corridor.

Wild life. The most recent purchase of 689 acres includes three miles of bluff and Welch Point that will be managed by TWRA.

Warm thanks. Kathleen Williams, president and executive director of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, gives a heartfelt thank you to supporters who played a major role in getting the wilderness area protected.

    The event was held to thank all the people who worked diligently to make the vision of Sparta natives, Ross and Brenda Cardwell, a … Read More


Alumni hoopsters wanted!

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

   White County High School is planning a pair of alumni games to kick off the start of preseason for the basketball season.
    On Saturday, November 1st, the school plans to host both men’s and women’s alumni games at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.  Plans are to split the alumni up into team teams and let them play against each other.  (A medical trainer will be available.)  There will also be a three-point shooting contest.  Plans are even in the works to bring back some former coaches for the event. 
    All former Warrior and Warriorette basketball players are invited to participate in the event.  Those who are interested in participating should … Read More


WCHS competes in school’s first-ever bowling match

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

    Just over a year after the original plans were put in place, White County High School competed in its first-ever TSSAA sanctioned bowling match.
    The newly organized WCHS bowling team under the direction of Larry Thompson took on Stone Memorial in a match at Bowling World in Cookeville Monday afternoon.  Stone Memorial took the victory on the day, but the WCHS bowlers were able to get their first taste of competitive action in the match.
    Members of the inaugural bowling team are Billy Thomas, Ethan Hall, Shane Young, Kasey Clary, Kayla Clary, Megan James, Miranda Weldon and Samantha Holloway. 
    In the first game of the match, Sparta’s Billy … Read More


Warriors look to bounce back at Hixson

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Dragging him down. Jay Currin and Aaron Murray team up to drag down a Cumberland County runner as Sam Howard closes in to help. The Warriors are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 21-14 loss at the hands of the Jets when they travel to Hixson Friday.

Looking for room to run. Aaron Murray looks fr room to run upfield after making a catch in Friday's game with Cumberland County.

    The Warriors will be looking to find a way to bounce back from their disappointing homecoming loss to Cumberland County when they travel to Hixson Friday to take on the Wildcats in a Region 4-4A contest.
    If … Read More


Warriorette golfers ousted in region tournament

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Bright future on the links. Warriorette freshman golfer, Allison Geer, missed qualifying for the state tournament by five strokes. Geer has three more seasons to try to qualify for the state while wearing the maroon and gray.

  Golf season came to a close for the Warriorette golfers in the region tournament at Champions Run in Murfreesboro on Monday. 
    Two Warriorette seniors saw their high school golf careers come to a close at the region tournament.  Sydney Howard finished the season with a 91 and Katelyn Kirby carded a 91 to end their seasons.  Freshman Allison Geer, who has a very bright future on the links for WCHS finished … Read More


Cross country competes over the weekend

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Running in Virginia. Markie Voyles traveled to Richmond, Virginia to compete in a cross country invitational over the weekend. She finished 34th out of the field of 154 runners. She was fourth among the Tennessee runners who competed. The remainder of the cross country team competed in the A.F. Bridges in Nashville.

   The White County High School cross country team was in action in two different states over the weekend.
    Markie Voyles headed northeast to Richmond, Virginia to compete in the McDonald’s XC Festival at Maymont.  She finished 34th out of the 154 field in the girls’ invitational.  Her time was 20:06.  Voyles was the fourth fastest runner … Read More


Probation search reveals meth materials

Posted by | October 1, 2008 12:00 am

A routine probation search Sept. 26 at a residence on Bluebird Lane led to the arrest of two individuals after sheriff department officers uncovered a stash of what authorities called “mother jars” containing liquids believed to be meth-making materials.



Dump truck downs communication lines

Posted by | October 1, 2008 12:00 am

Numerous White County residents found a disruption in phone services Monday morning when a dump truck driven by Doyle Mayor Robert Meeks tangled with lines on McMinnville Highway.
“It disrupted everything we supply service to in the Sparta area,” said Mike Prater, manager of Ben Lomand Telephone, in Sparta. “It was an honest mistake. It was just one of those accidents.”
According to Prater, Meeks had been dumping what was left in the bed of the truck near his shop, in Doyle, when someone came by to talk to him. When he started back down the road, he apparently forgot to lower the bed, which then entangled with … Read More


Warriorette volleyball holds on to defeat Livingston

Posted by | October 1, 2008 12:00 am

Jessica Wilson goes up over a Livingston player to keep the ball from crossing back over the net. WCHS defeated Livingston 3-1, but lost by the same score to Oakland.

   The Warriorettes began a busy week of action with back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday.
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    They played host to non-district foe, Livingston, on Monday and came away with the 3-1 victory.  The outcome was reversed on Tuesday when Oakland came to town for a 7AAA contest.  The Warriorettes were defeated 3-1 in that match.
    Monday’s match began with the Warriorettes looking as if they were going to make quick work of the Lady … Read More


Homecoming week

Posted by | September 30, 2008 12:00 am

WCHS and WCMS celebrated homecoming last week.  Check out the video showing some of the highlights. 


$60,000 of meth found

Posted by | September 30, 2008 12:00 am

Julie Ann Stinson

Charles Edward Rice

Joan Carol Officer

    White County Sheriff Department has made its second sizable drug bust in a week.
Through efforts by the TBI, the 13th Judicial Task Force, U.S. Marshals and the DEA, a substantial amount of illegal drugs was found at a residence in the western part of White County. 
Arrested were:
•Charles Edward Rice, 58, of Sparta, manufacturing, delivery selling (two counts); simple possession/casual exchange; $502,000
•Julie Ann Stinson, 42, of Sparta, charged with manufacturing , deliver, selling (two counts); simple possession/casual exchange; bond, $502,000
•Joan Carol Officer, 46, of Sparta, charged with simple possession/casual exchange, bond $2,500
    •Richard Lee Simms, … Read More


Probation search reveals meth materials

Posted by | September 30, 2008 12:00 am

A routine probation search Sept. 26 at a residence on Bluebird Lane led to the arrest of two individuals after sheriff department officers uncovered a stash of what authorities called “mother jars” containing liquids believed to be meth-making materials.
“The liquid in the jars is also known as meth oil,” said Deputy Dale Bumbalough, of White County Sheriff Department.
According to Bumbalough, Jennifer Marie Puckett, age 30, of Sparta, and Jonathan Gerald Puckett, 30, of Sparta, were arrested.
Bumbalough said Department of Children’s Services was also called to the scene to take custody of three children who were living at the residence.
Jennifer Marie was charged with three … Read More


Donald Ray Greene

Posted by | September 30, 2008 12:00 am

Donald Ray Greene, 75, of Spencer, passed away Sept. 28, 2008, at Spencer Generations.
Greene was born Sept. 1, 1933, in White County, To Eli Greene and Lula Mae Parrish Greene.
He served his country, in 1956, in the U.S. Navy.
Greene was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nell Ruth Greene; brother, Gene Ed Green; and half-sister, Marie Panzer.
Survivors include his sisters, Gladys Guy, of Spencer, Diana Fay Wilson, of Sparta; brother, John Elbert Greene, of Florida; several nieces, nephews, friends; and several “adopted families.”
Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Oct. 1, 2008, at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Bro. Leonard Simmons will officiate
Thurman Funeral


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