Warriorettes advance to Shootout title game

Posted by | December 31, 2009 12:00 am

Drawing the foul. Jessica Wilson draws a foul from a Sevier County defender in the second half of the semifinal win on Tuesday. Wilson led the Warriorettes into the finals with 21 points.

The Warriorettes picked up two wins in their opening round games of the Sonic Shootout in similar fashion.
In both their win over Daniel Boone on opening day and Sevier County in the semifinals, WCHS got off to a slow start, bounced back to build a commanding lead in the third quarter, but had to stave off late comebacks to hold on for the victories.
In their first round game against Daniel Boone (4-4) on … CONTINUED

Warriors split first two games of Sonic Shootout

Posted by | December 31, 2009 12:00 am

Leading the break. Jordan Armstrong, who finished with 15 points in the win over Franklin County, leads the Warrior fast break.

The White County High School Warrior basketball team bounced back from their opening round loss in the Sonic Shootout to Daniel Boone on Monday defeating Franklin County on Tuesday.
The opening round loss prevented the Warriors from being able to finish any higher than fifth place. They were scheduled to take on Gallatin (4-7) Wednesday at 3 p.m. for fifth place. The results of that were not available at press time.
The Warriors earned their first win in almost a month when they defeated Franklin County (7-9) … CONTINUED

Other results from Sonic Shootout

Posted by | December 31, 2009 12:00 am

Action from the Gallatin-Sevier County boys' game on the opening day of the Sonic Shootout.

Roy Sewell Gymnasium was the site of 16 basketball games during the course of Monday and Tuesday.
Four of those games involved the WCHS teams and are profiled in detail elsewhere in this sports section. The following is a short rundown of the other 14 games.
On Monday, the Cannon County boys’ opened the tournament with a 65-60 win over Franklin County. Jared Nave led the Lions with 17 points followed by Justin Davenport with 16. Brandon Lester poured in 24 to lead the Rebels in a losing effort.
In the second game, … CONTINUED

Isibella Louise Cummins

Posted by | December 30, 2009 12:00 am

Isibella Louise Cummins, 80, passed away Dec. 30, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Cummins was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Hickory Grove, S.C., to Robert Lester Bell and Addie Miller Bell.
She attended Faith Harvest Church of God, in Cookeville. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.
Mrs. Cummins was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Fred Cummins; one daughter, Marie Cardwell; one granddaughter, Missy Sockwell; and two sisters, Ruth Wright and Hazel Walker.
Survivors include three daughters, Freida Davis and husband Russian, of Sparta; Cindy Gaffney and husband Andy, of New Jersey, Ann Byrd and husband Mickey, of North … CONTINUED

Sonic Shootout final day match-ups set

Posted by | December 30, 2009 12:00 am

The Warriorettes will take on undefeated Cannon County in the girls' championship game at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

The match-ups for the final day of the 2009 Sonic Shootout are finalized.
The Warriorettes advanced to the championship game with a 58-44 win over Sevier County Tuesday night at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The senior duo of Jessica Wilson and Aubrey Sims combined for 38 points to lead WCHS to the victory.
Their opponent in the girls’ title game, which will be played at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, is Cannon County, a 58-53 winner over Franklin County.
Franklin County and Sevier County will square off at 1:30 p.m. … CONTINUED

Sonic Shootout opening day results

Posted by | December 29, 2009 12:00 am

The Warriors fell into the consolation bracket with a 71-57 loss to Daniel Boone. The WCHS boys' take on Franklin County at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Aubrey Sims and the Warriorettes advanced into the semifinals with a 49-43 win over Daniel Boone. They will take on Sevier County Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Sonic Shootout got underway Monday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium with eight teams (four girls’ and four boys’ teams) advancing into the semifinals while eight others fell into the consolation bracket.
The Warriorettes advanced to the semifinals with a 49-43 win over Daniel Boone. Tasha Delaney and Jessica Wilson combined for 30 points in the win. … CONTINUED

Merry Christmas

Posted by | December 28, 2009 12:00 am

For 16 years now, I have been using my column as my personal Christmas card to my readers and since I have the forum, I suppose I will do it again.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. Yes, it began as a favorite because of all the gifts Santa Claus would always leave under my tree. I always had an extensive list. One of the specific memories I look back on now as an adult and laugh about, is the year I asked for the game, Buck-a-Roo. Around 1970, this was a very popular game. (If you know me any at all, you know I … CONTINUED

Vegetable Pot Pie

Posted by | December 28, 2009 12:00 am

1 (18.8 oz. can) creamy potato with roasted garlic soup
1 (15 oz. can) mixed vegetables, drained
One-half cup milk
One-half teaspoon dried thyme
One half teaspoon black pepper
2 (9 inch deep dish) frozen prepared pie crusts
1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine potato soup, mixed vegetables, milk, thyme, and black pepper. Spoon filling into bottom pie crust. Cover with top crust, and crimp edges to seal. Slit top crust, and brush with beaten egg. Bake for 40 minutes or until the crust is brown.

How to make your New Year’s resolution last

Posted by | December 28, 2009 12:00 am

Get ready to make those New Year's resolutions, and find out how to make it easier to stick with them.

Failed New Year’s resolutions are a dime a dozen. That promise to go to the gym every day dwindles to three days a week, then two days a week, before falling into “whenever I can make it” territory. Diet and weight loss resolutions are among the most common, year after year, which says a lot about what kind of results people are getting from the promises they make to themselves.
The problem with so many resolutions is that they’re simply too strenuous, too unforgiving and just plain unrealistic. … CONTINUED

Crash leads to arrest of two Sparta men

Posted by | December 28, 2009 12:00 am

A 19-year-old Sparta man and his father were arrested on Dec. 19 after the son was involved in a crash on Plum Creek Road.
According to a report by Deputy Jonathan Human with White County Sheriff Department, Tucker Allen Hodge, 19, of Sparta, was found, at approximately 1:40 a.m., walking near a red Nissan truck that had crashed into a fence on Plum Creek Road.
Hodge reportedly told Human he had lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway into the fence.
The report states Human noticed an alcoholic odor from Hodge’s breath and person. Hodge reportedly admitted he had taken “approximately three shots of liquor … CONTINUED

Stories that impacted White County

Posted by | December 28, 2009 12:00 am

Law enforcement officials and animal rights organizations took custody of an estimated 275 dogs from a residence on Lost Creek Road.

Vauda Sullivan is shown with her son, Terry, who was found murdered in his home in January 2009. No arrests have been made to-date. The family is offering a $55,000 reward for information.

Dr. James Wardlaw, a well-known optometrist and humanitarian, died in a plane he was piloting when he crashed into a house in Georgia.

A Marine helicopter crash-landed near Power House Road. No one was injured.

Stuart Butler was found murdered at his home. The alleged perpetrator was arrested within just a few days.


County employees get one-time bonus

Posted by | December 28, 2009 12:00 am

Employees of White County will receive a one-time bonus just in time for Christmas that is taken from a fund that had originally been set up to provide health insurance coverage.
All but two county commissioners voted for the bonus. Milton Herren and Hank Clark cast the only “no” votes, with Jerry Austin casting a “pass” vote.
According to minutes from the budget committee, members had considered and recommended to the full commission to give county employees a bonus because of the failure of health benefits being implemented, as well as the lack of a cost-of-living raise for fiscal year 2009-2010. The bonus recommended was $300 for full-time … CONTINUED

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