No one injured in Tuesday school bus crash

Posted by | March 26, 2008 12:00 am

Emergency personnel from fire, rescue, law enforcement and medical departments responded to the scene of a crash on McMinnville Highway involving a White County School bus full of students on Tuesday afternoon.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Slatton conducted the investigation.
Slatton said at approximately 3:15 p.m., a White County School bus, loaded with around 33 students, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway and had stopped to “let off passengers” when a 16-year-old female, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop and “ran underneath the back of the bus.”
All the students were checked and none found to have suffered any injuries. The bus driver, Daniel P. … Read More


Busy day in spring sports

Posted by | March 26, 2008 12:00 am

Ashley Brock fields a pop fly during Tuesday's softball game with Warren County

    Tuesday was a busy day in spring sports at White County High School.  All five school teams were in action, but only one could come up with the win.
    The Warrior soccer team picked up a 4-1 win at Coffee County improving to 2-1 on the season.  The WCHS tennis teams were defeated handily at Lebanon.
    The WCHS track team competed in a dual meet at Warren County.  The girls came up just shot by a score of 51-45 while the boys suffered a 76-31 loss.
    The Warriorette softball team suffered a heartbreaking loss in … Read More


They’re held to a higher standard

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

The recent case surrounding Williamson County Sheriff Ricky Headley has, I’m sure, had many Tennesseeans closely looking at their own law enforcement officers with a much more scrutinizing eye.
Headley’s addiction to pain-killers was not the main issue. The issue was about how he allegedly obtained those drugs.
Law enforcement officers must be held to a higher standard than the general public. They have sworn to uphold the laws set forth in their states and communities. Therefore, this requires them to stop and think about every movement and action in their lives. Sure, they are human and will make errors in judgment. However, when they swear under oath … Read More



WCHS Class of 1983 planning 25th reunion

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Class of 1983 25-year Reunion

Preparations are currently underway for the the 25-year reunion of White County High School’s Class of 1983.  The reunion will be held May24th at the Agricultural Complex at the White County Fairgrounds.  Invitations are getting ready to be sent.   The committee wants to ensure that everyone gets an invitation.  Just don’t assume, they have the correct address.  Please email current addresses to pistol@myspartanews.com


No one injured in school bus crash

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Emergency personnel from fire, rescue, law enforcement and medical departments responded to the scene of a crash Tuesday afternoon on McMinnville Highway involving a White County School bus full of students.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Slatton conducted the investigation.
Slatton said at approximately 3:15 p.m., a White County School bus, loaded with around 33 students, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway and had stopped to “let off passengers” when a 16-year-old female, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop and “ran underneath the back of the bus.”
All the students were checked and none found to have suffered any injuries. The bus driver, Daniel P. Farmakis, … Read More

No one injured in Tuesday school bus crash

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

 
Emergency personnel from fire, rescue, law enforcement and medical departments responded to the scene of a crash on McMinnville Highway involving a White County School bus full of students on Tuesday afternoon.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Slatton conducted the investigation.
Slatton said at approximately 3:15 p.m., a White County School bus, loaded with around 33 students, was traveling westbound on McMinnville Highway and had stopped to “let off passengers” when a 16-year-old female, driving a 1993 Chevrolet Camaro failed to stop and “ran underneath the back of the bus.”
All the students were checked and none found to have suffered any injuries. The bus driver, Daniel P. … Read More

Connie Diane Keiber

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Connie Diane Keiber, 61, of Saint Marys, Ohio, passed away March 22, 2008, at White County Community Hospital.
Keiber was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Connersville, Ind., to Eugene A. and Josephine Hendricks Wedding.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Crist, Diane Rosell, both of St. Marys, Ohio; one son, Christopher Keiber, of Wapak, Ohio; and two nephews, Will Nunnery and Ernest Wagner, both of Sparta.
Services will be March 27, 2008, in St. Mary’s, Ohio.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


Connie Elaine Webb

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Connie Elaine Webb, 52, of Sparta, passed away Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the residence of her mother, in McMinnville.
Webb was born March 28, 1955, to Jean Hawkins Killian and William Morgan Webb.
She was a former employee of Mallory Controls, Putnam Dental Lab and Service Transport.
Webb was preceded in death by her father and an uncle, Raymond Hawkins.
Survivors include her daughter and spouse, Robynn Qualls Nash and Joel Nash, of Sparta; mother and special friend, Jean Hawkins Killian and Dexter Brady, of McMinnville; grandsons, Dalton, Tucker, Briley and Christian Nash, of Sparta; brothers, Daniel Killian, of McMinnville, and Keith Webb, of Illinois; boyfriend, … Read More


Margaret Smith Stampfli

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Margaret Smith Stampfli, 88, passed away March 23, 2008.
Stampfli was the daughter of Victor and Ruby Swindell Smith.
She was retired from the State of Tennessee, with 30 years service in the women’s prison system.
Stampfli was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Stephen Stampfli; and brother, Lester Smith.
Survivors include her son, Paul David Stampfli Dracos, of Nashville; daughters, Carolyn Stampfli and Janie Layne and husband Bobby, of Gruetli-Laager; brother, Hershel Lee Smith, of Adairsville, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Gravesides services will be 2 p.m., March 25, 2008, at Bethlehem Cemetery, in Doyle.
Layne Funeral Home, in Palmer, is in charge of … Read More


Haskel Elby Howard

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance

Haskel Elby Howard, 87, of Smithville, passed away March  24, 2008.
Howard was born to Erbie Haskel and Mertie Ovella Slagle Howard.
He was retired from the U.S. Navy.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; one infant brother; and two brothers, Kenneth D. Howard and Holly J. Howard.
Survivors include his wife, Chizuko Howard, of Smithville; three children, Michael Kenji Howard and wife Kelli, of Batavia, Ohio, Riki Lynn Howard and wife Gina, of Brentwood, Michiko Naomi Howard Martin and husband Tim, of Smithville; seven grandchildren, Raleigh Howard, Kenleigh Howard, Allison Howard, Slater Howard, Hayley Martin, Raiden Martin, Madeline Martin; and several … Read More


Clata Dell Horton

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Clata Dell Horton, 86, of Sparta, passed away March 15, 2008.
Horton was born Jan. 20, 1922, in White County, to Johnny McPeak and Stella Davis McPeak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mason Horton; and one brother, J.B. McPeak.
Survivors include three sisters, Ernestine Boyd, Laurine McPeak, Mattie Cruise; one niece, Gail Blankenship and husband Dale; two nephews, Steve Boyd and wife Debra, Ron Cruise and wife Beverly; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were 2 p.m., March 17, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Wilhite officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Michael Lee Ferguson

Posted by | March 25, 2008 12:00 am

Michael Lee Ferguson, 54, of Sparta, passed away March 23, 2008, at his residence.
Ferguson was born May 11, 1953, in East Chicago, Ind., to Arnold and Edna Green Ferguson.
He had worked as a welder at Mittel Steel and was a Mason, a member of The Order of Easter Star, and a member and supporter of the Volunteer Fire Department, in Lake Station, Ind.
Ferguson was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lorrie Ferguson, of Sparta; stepdaughter, Katherine Schryner, of Valparaiso, Ind.; stepson, Paul Anderson, of Wheatfield, Ind.; son, Timothy Ferguson, of Florida; two sisters, Patricia Koe, of Hammond, Ind., and Pamela Hernandez, … Read More


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