Warrior Basketball Banquet 2008

Posted by | May 3, 2008 12:00 am

The Warrior basketball team put the finishing touches on the 2007-08 season with their end of the year banquet.
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Warriors stun Cavaliers in 7AAA tournament

Posted by | May 3, 2008 12:00 am

The Warriors celebrate their 8-7 come-from-behind win over Cookeville in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament.

   The White County High School Warriors did what many thought was impossible for them to do on Friday in the opening round of the District 7AAA tournament.
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    The Warriors, who were winless in the district regular season, stunned the top seeded Cookeville Cavaliers on their home field dropping the top seed into the loser’s bracket with the 8-7 come-from-behind victory.
    WCHS had just one hit and trailed 7-1 going into the seventh inning.  … Read More

Jesus, the One and Only musical

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

I want to send a personal invitation to each and every one of you. At 7 p.m., Sunday night, May 4, 2008, the combined choirs will present the final spring musical presentation at Gum Springs Baptist Church. The choir will number nearly 100 voices, harmonizing the words of  Jesus, the One and Only, based on the Beth Moore Bible Study and arranged by Travis Cottrell.
Gum Springs Baptist Church is located at 5454 Franks Ferry Road, just off Old Kentucky Road in Walling.

Sligo Bridge re-construction will impact many

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

Residents concerned about how the future closing of Sligo Bridge will affect everything from ball games to the daily commute to jobs for many White Countians will have to wait a little while longer before making alternate route plans.
And according to TDOT, closing one lane at a time for repairs will not be an option during construction.
Nets set under the structure reportedly to catch falling rock have rumors flying across the area, and with the bridge being the only roadway available without a long addition to travel time, everyone traveling from White County to Smithville or Murfreesboro will be affected for an undetermined amount of time. … Read More

Dementia Unit provides encouragement

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

Christine Moody, a resident of NHC Healthcare of Sparta, “washes” dishes in the newly designed area for those with dementia.

The world of an individual afflicted with dementia can now be a place with hope and productivity thanks to the special unit at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Christen Bryant, LPN, who supervisors the Dementia Unit, said each resident feels like a part of her family. Bryant is proud of the newly remodeled section of the unit where a “kitchen” has been constructed.
Although the small alcove is minus a refrigerator and stove, a scaled-down version of kitchen cabinets and a sink are clearly visible to those who … Read More

Elizabeth Anna Young Kleven

Posted by | May 2, 2008 12:00 am

Elizabeth Anna Young Kleven, 89, of Van Buren County, passed away May 2, 2008, at her residence.
Kleven was born July 8, 1918, in Duluth, Minn., to Frank and Anna Basalek Ruddy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, John R. Young and Casper Kleven.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Harder and husband Clarence, of Van Buren County; one son, James R. Young, of Georgetown, S.C.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be at a later date.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.  

Pluto’s dishes out one big ‘dog’

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

The smiling staff at Pluto’s Hot Dogs is ready for White County residents to try anything on their delicious menu.

Friday, April 25, was the grand opening of Pluto’s Hot Dogs located downtown Sparta, on the corner of North Church Street and Bockman Way.
Owner Aaron Shafer took the best from the menu of two California companies and is now offering all beef hot dogs and handmade milkshakes to the downtown area.
“I’ve taste-tested a lot of dogs,” said Shafer, about his quest to find the right hot dog for Pluto’s. “They are good and good for you – all beef.”
Pluto’s menu includes cheese dogs, … Read More

Woman dies in Monday crash

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Ramona E. Young, 46, of White County, lost her life after a four-vehicle crash Monday.
According to Sgt. Jimmy Jones, of Tennessee Highway Patrol, Young was driving a blue 1994 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, when she reportedly swerved into an oncoming lane of traffic and struck a white 2005 Chevrolet 3500 pickup truck, pulling a trailer loaded with a utility building.
Traffic was diverted around the serious crash scene for several hours Monday afternoon, on Highway 70, just east of where Jerry Parker Road intersects.
Jones said a vehicle in the westbound lane had stopped to turn left. A red 2006 Nissan Sentra, driven by Melissa Lassiter, 18, … Read More

Leaving a legacy of love

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Alice Selby was born March 25, 1954, in Sparta, to Merle and Dora Lou Bandy. She had two older brothers, Mark of Sparta and Floyd of Lineville, Ala.
She was very active during her school years becoming the secretary of her class. She graduated from White County High School in 1972.
Soon after high school, she married Jeff Stewart and moved to Tullahoma for a time. While there, she worked for Worth Ball and Bats in payroll.
They moved back to Sparta in 1976, and she began working at Wagner (now Federal Mogul). She and Jeff had one son, Ryan, who was born May … Read More

Candidate wants Americans to revert back to basic values

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Monty Lankford, a Republican from Franklin, is looking to unseat Democrat Lincoln Davis who now represents the 4th Congressional District. 

Lankford visited White County recently and met with several area residents at The Coffee Corner who inquired about his political platform. This is Lankford’s first run in the political arena.
 “I graduated from a Christian college and was really trying to seek direction – what God’s plan was for my life,” said Lankford, as he explained his reason for seeking the U.S. Congressional seat.
Lankford said his beliefs have no “gray” area. He believes something is either right or it is wrong. There is no middle ground.… Read More

Staying ‘young’ at heart

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Tina Young always has a song in her heart and a smile on her face, which has helped her through her battle with cancer.

Tina Young is the owner of the Sparta Café, which she has operated five years.  She is accustomed to hard work and most times working 85 hours a week.It takes a lot of self-discipline to make “a go” of that kind of establishment. And Young certainly has done well with the business.
In early May 2006, and with her very hectic schedule, she was trying to take care of herself and her family. One of her routines was to follow general guidelines for women … Read More

Court docket

Posted by | May 1, 2008 12:00 am

Court news from April 18 and 25, 2008
The following people appeared in White County General Sessions Criminal Court, April 18, 2008


•GS21560, State vs. Rebecca J. Barlow, driving under the influence, simple possession schedule VI, possession drug paraphernalia, continued to May 23, with attorney
•GS21561, State vs. Tony L. Brakeall, theft under $500, continued to May 9
•GS21562, State vs. David E. Brown, simple possession schedule VI, possession drug paraphernalia, continued to May 23, with attorney
•GS21572, State vs. Melanie C. Byrd, underage consumption of alcohol, pled guilty, sentence to 11 months, 29 days, suspended to one day to serve, balance on CPS, 50 hours Read More

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