Tips for planting and protecting your fall landscape

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

As the crisp fall air ushers in a new season, many gardeners may be left wondering: what now? Garden experts from across the country weighed in with their tips on the best things you can do this fall for a fabulous garden next year.
Give your containers a fall facelift
By summer’s end, container plantings have often seen their day. Give your tired containers a fresh look by adding bright fall annuals and colorful foliage in bold fall colors of red, orange, deep purple and gold. There are still plenty of plants available at your local garden center that will see your containers through the cooler months of … CONTINUED

Cornbread Salad

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

1-8.5 oz. box of Jiffy cornmeal muffin mix
1 and one-half cups light mayonnaise
1 oz. package ranch dressing
4 oz. evaporated milk
5 oz. package Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese cubes
16 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 pound bacon
3 tomatoes
One-half bell pepper
3 green onions
Bake the muffins according to the directions on the box. Cool. Mix mayo, evaporated milk, ranch dressing and sweet relish. Cook and crumble the bacon. Chop the tomatoes, pepper and onions. Drain and rinse the beans. Crumble one-half of the muffins into a salad bowl. Lay one-half of the tomatoes, pepper, onion, … CONTINUED

Fun ways to create lasting family traditions

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

Whether you’re a family of two or 10, there is no time like the present to create lasting family traditions. Like families, traditions come in many forms — from cooking to storytelling — and making new memories is easy and fun. Here are a variety of creative ways to get started.
Gather for a family baking day
Help ensure your tried and true family recipes continue on for generations with a family baking day. Have everyone meet in a central location and bring their favorite recipe and the ingredients to make it. Everyone will have the chance to learn about cherished recipes and leave with a goodie bag … CONTINUED

Tennessee ranks 46th in nationwide ‘Kids Count’

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

Violent deaths among teens was at its highest figure in White County since 1998 as indicated in a recently released state report that uses numerous indicators to develop the annual statistics.
In 2007, four violent deaths among teens were recorded for White County.
“Kids Count: The State of the Child in Tennessee” report on child well-being, which is released annual, provides data used to help guide priorities for children through its identification of critical issues and strategic solutions. This report is coordinated by Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. The most recent figures are from 2007.
The report focuses on the state’s most vulnerable children. It provides an … CONTINUED

$450,000 grant announced for airport

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

A grant for almost a half-million dollars has been approved for Upper Cumberland Regional Airport and will be used for a new T-hangar at the facility.
Grants are made available through Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. Tennessee Aeronautics Commission, which is comprised of five members who are charged with policy planning, reviews grant applications and regulating changes in the state airport system plan.
In a press release last week, Gov. Phil Bredesen said investing in Tennessee’s airports helps them remain competitive and efficient at meeting the needs of businesses and travelers.
State Representative Charles Curtiss and State Senator Charlotte Burks helped secure the funds for the airport.… CONTINUED

Haley announces retirement

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

Donny Haley

At the monthly White County School Board meeting on Oct. 8, the Board reluctantly approved a letter of resignation from Superintendent of Schools Donny Haley, who stated he would be retiring effective June 1, 2010.
His letter stated, “I have enjoyed my many years as teacher, coach and as your Superintendent of Schools…. I am leaving because I feel that now is the time for you to employ someone who can further advance the educational process for the future and greater vision for all White County students.”
“Twenty years is a long time to serve as a director,” said Board Chairman Gary Sparkman. “As we all … CONTINUED

Burn permits required beginning Oct. 15

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

Fire. Forestry department workers wait for their next instructions during a woodland fire in the White’s Cave area of the county, in March 2004. Using safety precautions can prevent fire such as these.

White Countians who are planning to do autumn clean-up that includes burning leaves or brush will be required to purchase a permit beginning Oct. 15.
Although White County, as well as most other sections of Tennessee, has experience a rainier-than-normal year, fire is still considered to be a threat in many parts of the state.
Burning permits are free of charge and may be obtained in advance for weekends and holidays. Permit holders should also … CONTINUED

Warriors blanked by Dragons

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

On a rainy, muddy Friday night in Jamestown, the Warrior football team was not able to end their winless streak as the York Institute Dragons celebrated homecoming with a 33-0 shut out of WCHS.
The Dragons scored on all four of their first half possessions and five out of their first six of the game. The Warriors, meanwhile, never got anything going offensively tallying only 64 yards of offense for the entire game. York, on the other hand, amassed 416 yards of offense while holding the Warriors to a negative four yards on the ground in the second half.
The Warriors five first half possessions ended with three … CONTINUED

WCHS JV rolls over Jets 42-0

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

The Warrior junior varsity football team shut out Cumberland County 42-0 Thursday in Crossville.
The game was originally scheduled to be a freshman game played the first of the season, but weather postponed the contest. In order to have enough players to make up the game, Cumberland County wanted to turn the game into a junior varsity contest. The Warriors obliged and dominated the contest.
Two freshman running backs, Devon Davidson and Kayne Tollison, took advantage of a solid performance by their linemen as they combined for six touchdowns and 318 yards rushing. Davidson carried the ball 19 times accumulating 206 yards on the way to three touchdowns. … CONTINUED

WCMS wraps up season with CTC bowl title

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

Stopping the runner. Several White County Middle School defenders team up to stop a South Jackson runner in his tracks during Saturday’s bowl game.

Give him six. Blake Lynn dives forward for a touchdown.

The White County Middle School Warrior football team left little doubt as to who was the best team this season in the Central Tennessee Conference.
After going through the regular season of conference play undefeated, the Jr. Warriors polished off the season with an 18-6 win over second place, South Jackson, Saturday on Dee Harris Field in the CTC Bowl game. The victory ended the WCMS season with an … CONTINUED

Volleyball takes senior night win over Jackson County

Posted by | October 12, 2009 12:00 am

Passing it on. Macee Henry, one of the 10 seniors on the Warriorette volleyball team, passes the ball to her setter during last week’s senior night win over Jackson County. WCHS takes on Warren County tonight in the semifinals of the District 6AAA tournament.

A big senior class. The Warriorette volleyball team honored their 10 seniors Thursday prior to the game against Jackson County. The seniors are (l to r): Macee Henry, Jessica Wilson, Chelsea Holland, Tasha Delaney, Paige Scott, Mary Swearengin, Chelsea Duke, Brianna Stoglin, Aubrey Sims and Andrea McDowell. The Warriorettes, led by these 10 seniors, start district tournament play today.

Celebrating senior night was not … CONTINUED

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