Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | November 16, 2018 7:32 am
William “Bill” Horton was born on May 27, 1942, at the Horton family homeplace, in Doyle, Tennessee, to James and Mary Lou Horton.
A lifelong resident of Doyle, he graduated from White County High School and served in the National Guard and later as an alderman for the Town of Doyle. He married Diane Smith, in 1975, and they raised three sons: Devin, Darin, and Dennis. He passed away Nov. 14, 2018, at his home in the arms of his loving wife, after a 13-year battle with cancer.
Mr. Horton had numerous passions and worked with heavy equipment, truck driving, and cattle and farming. He was an avid … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | November 15, 2018 9:54 am
By Eli Rushing
The eighth grade teams of White County Middle School split a pair of home games vs. the Trojans of South Franklin Middle, on Nov. 12. Both teams displayed great effort, but only the Warriorettes were able to come away with a victory.
The Warriorettes played inspired basketball as they opened the first quarter on a 10-0 run and outhustled their competition. Despite early layups missed in transition, the Warriorettes snagged several offensive rebounds and sprinted to close out, as their zone defense contained the scoring of the Lady Trojans. At the end of one quarter WCMS led 12-1.
In the second quarter, the Warriorettes refused … Read More
Posted by Andy Southard | November 15, 2018 9:52 am
Kegan Dodson takes a 3-pointer in Tuesday’s game.
The Warriors didn’t kick off the season opener for the 2018-19 season like they wanted to do inside Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Nov. 13, against Siegel High School.
The Warriors got a chance to dust off the rust in the home opener, and the Warriors’ slow start hurt them. In the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game, the Warriors would trail by as much as 11 at one point, and the Warriors would never be able to cut into Siegel’s lead from there and would fall to the Stars by a final score of 65-57.
Dyson Reece led the Warriors … Read More
Posted by Andy Southard | November 15, 2018 9:49 am
Mia Murray goes up for a layup against Siegel, on Tuesday night. Murray led the Warriorettes in the win with 15 points and eight rebounds.
The White County High School Warriorettes’ basketball team made their first appearance of the 2018-19 season at Roy Sewell Gymnasium Nov. 13 for their opening game of the season against Siegel High School.
The Warriorettes moved to 1-0 on the season with the 61-35 win over the Stars. Mia Murray led WCHS in scoring, on Tuesday night, as the sophomore finished the game with 15 points. Kendreah Reeves and Kanden Reeves also finished the game in double-figures, tossing in 13 and 12 points.… Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | November 15, 2018 8:12 am
There are plenty of threats to democracy, but what happens in the voting booth shouldn’t be one of them. Tell that to the people of Florida. Days after the media called the Senate and governor’s races for Rick Scott (R) and Ron DeSantis (R), election officials have suddenly “found” tens of thousands of Democratic votes. And we’re concerned about other governments meddling in our elections?
Unfortunately for Republicans, this isn’t the first time Broward and Palm Beach Counties have been caught cheating the system. More people have been burned by voter fraud on the east side of Florida than the sunshine.
Brenda Snipes, the head of Broward County’s … Read More
Posted by Sparta Live | November 15, 2018 7:55 am
Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl
The hike from Neyland Stadium to our parking places was rather strenuous, especially for the adults. From where we had watched a lackluster Volunteer team squeak past the Charlotte Forty-Niners, it was almost a mile-and-a-half jaunt, including a few laps around the student center gift shop. Although we were all in a good mood – hey, a win’s a win – still the hills of Knoxville’s Cumberland Avenue made it pretty tough for most of our party. I said most of us because Anderson rode on his daddy’s shoulders for the biggest part of the journey.
From his perch, the kindergartner was … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | November 15, 2018 7:52 am
Pictured are Halle Coble, Cameron Roberson, Madelyn Ford, Mario Vejar, Kristopher Robledo, Lane Pryor, Kolt Pryor, Caleb Powell, Kennedy Selby, Haden Coble
Submitted by James Burden
Halle Coble, Cameron Roberson, and Madelyn Ford were repeat champions in their respective grade divisions, as 40 youth from five different churches of Christ participated in the 12th Annual Fall-Youth Bible Bowl held at Roberts Street Church of Christ, on Nov. 3, 2018
The Bible Bowl is a Bible question-and-answer head game competition between youth in grades pre-K up through high school. And it was a great show of Bible knowledge by all these young participants who came from Auburn Hills church of Christ (Woodbury); Browntown church of Christ (Warren County); Oakwood Street church of Christ (Sparta); Lansden church of Christ (White County); West … Read More
Posted by Rima Austin | November 15, 2018 7:49 am
If anyone has ever watched the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and thought about how wonderful it would be to be a part of the crowd of a small town as they all come together to light the tree, drink hot chocolate, and fellowship with their neighbors, they will have the opportunity to do so.
Christpoint Church, on Liberty Square, in collaboration with other churches around the county, will be hosting the a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, on Nov. 25. The tree at the amphitheater, on Liberty Square, will be decorated between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sparta Mayor Jeff Young will be present … Read More
Posted by Rima Austin | November 15, 2018 7:47 am
Janie Randolph was recently honored by UPS. Family members were in attendance who also have ties to the same company. L-R: Jalon Foster (son), Janie Randolph, Steve Randolph (husband), Whitney Randolph (stepdaughter). (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)
Janie Randolph has been driving for United Parcel Service for 28 years. Three years into the job, Randolph said she backed into a low-swinging tree limb, which started the clock over again for her driving record.
Since then, however, Randolph has not had any driving incidents against her record. UPS honored that feat Nov. 12, 2018, with a leather jacket and a banner with her name and the year she began working for the company.
Randolph explained that she was once a schoolteacher. She lived in White County but worked in Jackson County. She said she drove such a long way every day because there was no work … Read More
Posted by Rima Austin | November 15, 2018 7:44 am
The county commission’s Steering Committee A met Nov. 5 to discuss the condition of tennis courts at the White County High School and storage of the White County Youth Football League’s equipment, among other things.
The White County Board of Commissioners has been approached about storing the football equipment in a climate-controlled environment.
“We don’t have anything climate controlled at this moment,” said Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive. “This board may decide to rent a place that is climate controlled, but, before you do that, it has already gotten out. The other sports leagues have said hey, if you start doing this for them, we’re going to … Read More
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | November 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | November 14, 2018 2:24 pm
William “Bill” Horton, 76, of Walling, passed away today at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | November 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Thursday, Nov. 22
Who: Bethel Free Will Baptist
What: Thankful service
When: 7 a.m.
Where: Church, 1320 Brown town Rd.
Contact: (931) 738-8697
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | November 14, 2018 11:59 am
COOKEVILLE – At the conclusion of his trial in September 2018 in the Criminal Court of Putnam County, the 12-member jury, unanimously found James Alex Greer guilty of one count of attempted first degree murder, by finding that he laid down next to his wife and put a handgun to her head. A struggle and fight for the gun ensued. Greer was also found guilty of one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
A sentencing hearing was held Nov. 13, 2018, before Criminal Court Judge Gary McKenzie. After hearing arguments from the prosecution and counsel for Greer, the Court imposed an 18-year … Read More