School calendar is approved

Posted by | February 19, 2018 6:29 am

White County Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 school calendar during its Feb. 8 meeting

According to White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger, the proposed calendar took into consideration several items, including bringing a level of consistency with the school system’s fall break. Because of required testing and state mandates, numerous dates are required and could not be changed, but moving forward, fall break will be scheduled for the week of Columbus Day, according to discussions by board members.

The faculty and staff with the White County School System also had the opportunity to provide input and to review the proposed calendar. Following brief discussions by board … Read More

Gilbert Hay III

Posted by | February 18, 2018 3:43 am

Gilbert Hay III, 70, passed away Feb. 14, 2018, at his home, in Sparta.

Mr. Hay was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Rockwood, to Gilbert and Norma Hay.

He was a sweet, gentle, and kind man. He was wonderful at cooking (unusual foods.) He was a world traveler with the Merchant Marines, and his favorite place was the Pacific Rim (Japan, The Philippines, Hawaii.)

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Norma Hay.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Hay, of Sparta; brothers, Robert (Becky) Hay; aunt, Gwyndoline Mabry; and cousins, Ardith Mabry, of California, and Doug Hay, of Hawaii.

The family will receive friends 5-8 … Read More

Schumann Arden Brewer

Posted by | February 18, 2018 3:41 am

Schumann Arden Brewer, 100, of Franklin, went to be with the Lord, on Feb. 9, 2018.

He was born in Davidson County to Charles R. Brewer and Robbie Ward Brewer.

The call of his heart was to preach the gospel. His impact on his family and all who knew him will remain until we meet again in glory.

He was preceded in death by wife, Marie Farnsworth Brewer, and his granddaughter, Ann Marie Brewer.

Survivors include his sons, John A. (Caroline) Brewer, William W. “Will” (Sarah) Brewer, Thomas C. “Bogie” (Beverly) Brewer; daughters, Suzanne B. (Dennis) Goldasich, Amy B. Sparks; sister, Neika Stephens; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.… Read More

Warriors win in overtime

Posted by | February 17, 2018 8:34 pm

The Warriors take down the number one seeded Cookeville 59-51 in overtime. With the win the Warriors secure their spot in the District Championship game on Tuesday night at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT. Masyn Winningham led the Warriors with 21 points.Dyson Reece also chipped in 10 points. The Warriors will take on Stone Memorial on Tuesday night.

Warriors lead at the half

Posted by | February 17, 2018 7:31 pm

The Warriors lead the Cookeville Cavs 24-22 at the half. The Warriors were led by Masyn Winningham in the first half. Winningham finished the half with 14 points.

Warriorettes fall to Rhea County

Posted by | February 17, 2018 3:59 pm

The Warriorettes were unable to hold on late against the Rhea County Lady Eagles 78-68. The Warriorettes were led by Hannah Leftwich, who finished with a double-double, finishing the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Mia Murray also chipped in 14 points. The Warriorettes will return to action on Monday night at 6:30 pm ET\ 5:30 pm CT

Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | February 17, 2018 2:42 pm

The Warriorettes trail the Rhea County Eagles 45-35 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Kanden Reeves and Mia Murray in the first half, both finished the half with 7 points.

Sandra Gay Rigsby Layne

Posted by | February 17, 2018 11:28 am

Sandra Gay Rigsby Layne, 62, passed away suddenly, on Feb. 16, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta, to be with her Heavenly Father.

She was born Dec. 7, 1955, in Spencer.

She was of the Messianic faith and was retired from Dunn Steel. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved gardening, cooking, and caring for her family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dortha Lee Brock Rigsby, and a brother, Rick Rigsby.

Survivors include a daughter, Melody Brook Hopkins; son, Lance Wade Layne; father, George Lee Rigsby; sisters, Shirley (Ray) Madewell, Gwen Rigsby; brothers, Jerry Rigsby, Michael (Beverly) Rigsby; grandchildren, Jaden Hopkins, … Read More

James Ira “Buck” Swart

Posted by | February 17, 2018 11:00 am

James Ira “Buck” Swart, 82, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 13, 2018.

Mr. Swart was a member of Quebeck Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Nancy Swart, and wife, Nancy Baker Swart.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 16 years, Georgeann Swart, of Sparta; children, Nancy Yvonne (Donnie) Bird, Julia Yvette (Jerry) Basham, of Whitwell, Ross Anthony (Jeannie) Swart, of Madisonville, Matthew Baker (Bridget) Swart, of Gainesville, Virginia, Sherice Dufford, of Sparta, Christy (David) Buchannan, of Fredricksburg, Virginia, Annalouise Jenkins, of Front Royal, Virginia; brothers, Fred Louis Swart, of Orange, Virginia, … Read More

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