Doyle readies for ghouls and goblins

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

The town of Doyle will have the 3rd annual Doyle Halloween Party and Fall Celebration, beginning at 5 p.m., on Oct. 31, 2009, at the Doyle ballpark.
Those that have previously attended the Doyle Easter Egg Hunt are familiar with the family-friendly fun that has been a hallmark of the Doyle celebration. The Town of Doyle is continuing the tradition with the Doyle Halloween Party and Fall Celebration.
Everyone is invited to visit the gruesome ghouls in the haunted woods or, for the less adventuresome, take a nice hayride around town.
The children will enjoy the bounce house, hay scramble and pumpkin decorating, as well as the numerous … CONTINUED


Electric rates dropping

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

TVA will reduce its wholesale power rates by another 1.5 percent on Nov. 1, 2009, reflecting the continuing decline in natural gas and coal prices and more abundant hydroelectricity production from recent rains.
This new amount will cause an additional residential monthly bill reduction of between 50 cents and $2, depending on usage levels.
L.R. West, manager of Sparta Electric, informed city officials about the decrease during the recent meeting of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
According to TVA, the Fuel Cost Adjustment is the mechanism TVA uses to help recover largely uncontrollable fuel and purchased power costs. The Fuel Cost Adjustment ensures TVA recovers costs as … CONTINUED


Infrastructure needs total several million

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

A five-year report recently released indicates White County’s needs for various forms of infrastructure and the cost associated with these projects if they were executed.
According to Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, White County listed 30 overall projects for public infrastructure for an estimated cost of $201,642,440.
White County’s figures are broken down as follows:
•12 transportation projects estimated at $152,318,000
•1 utility projects estimated at $638,000
•1 schools improvement project estimated at $25,000
•9 water and wastewater projects estimated at $41,350,000
•2 law enforcement projects estimated at $2,130,000
•3 recreation projects estimated at $1,081,440
•1 libraries, museums and historic sites projects at an estimated total cost … CONTINUED


No increase set for CoverTN premiums in 2010

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

Premiums will not increase in 2010 for a state-sponsored limited benefit health insurance plan for small business and working uninsured.
CoverTN, which was introduced in 2007, will also provide benefit improvements that will be effective Jan. 1, 2010.
CoverTN offers two plans that cover the services needed by most people, which include up to 12 primary care and five or six specialist visits per year. In addition to the benefits are already in existence, the following items will be added.
•Increase the number of outpatient non-surgical visits from two to three year each year
•Increase the number of outpatient surgical visits from one to two per year
•Cover … CONTINUED



Sixth grade Warriors win Upperman tourney

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

Tournament champs. The sixth grade Warrior basketball team is off to a 6-0 start and just captured first place in the Upperman Invitational Tournament.

Runner-up. The sixth grade girls’ basketball team finished second in the tournament after falling to Prescott in the title game.

Taking it away. Cade Crosland, who led the sixth grade Warriors with 11 points in the title game of the Upperman tournament, picks off a Cornerstone pass in the second half.

Protecting the ball. Logan Quillen protects the ball from a Prescott defender in the championship game of the Upperman Tournament. The sixth grade Warriorettes finished runner-up in the tournament.

The White County Middle … CONTINUED


Shelbyville runs past Warriors 48-0

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

In pursuit. D.J. Cunningham (7), Seth Anderson (6) and Dustin Howell (55) pursue Shelbyville quarterback, Tre Stewart, forcing him to make the pitch early in Friday’s game. Shelbyville ground out over 400 yards rushing on the way to the 48-0 victory over WCHS.

Giving the QB time. Warrior tailback, Aaron Murray, takes a hand to the face while blocking to give quarterback, Conor Sparkman, time to release a pass during Friday’s contest. The Warriors were, however, defeated 48-0 by the Eagles. WCHS hosts Cumberland County Friday at 7 p.m.

A wet, muddy field did little to slow down Shelbyville’s running game during the final non-league contest of the … CONTINUED


Warriorettes capture second in Silver Division of MSCCA Championships

Posted by | October 26, 2009 12:00 am

It’s got to be the socks. The Warriorette cross country runners take off from the start line complete with their special Halloween socks. The WCHS girls finished second in the Silver Division of the Midstate Cross Country Association Championships. (Photo submitted)

Runner-up finish. The Warriorette cross country team finished second in the Silver Division of the MSCCA Championship. Members of the team are (l to r): Krista King, Ali Justus, Morgan Voyles, Sara Shanks, Alex Stover and Rachel Kolodziej. All the WCHS runners will compete in the regional meet Thursday vying for a trip to the state. (Photo submitted)

The Midstate Cross Country Association (MSCCA) Championships were held … CONTINUED


Monie (Sis) Petty

Posted by | October 24, 2009 12:00 am

Monie (Sis) Petty, 89, lf Sparta, passed away Oct. 22, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Petty was born April 24, 1920, in White County, to Alonzo and Susie Abston Elrod.
She was a member of North Sparta Church of Christ. “Sis” loved life, talking on the telephone, visiting with her friends, as well as cooking and quilting. Up until recently, she enjoyed canning and gardening. She will be deeply missed, but she will remain in the hearts of her family and friends.
Mrs. Petty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Comer Petty; daughters, Florene, Henrietta, and Susan Divozzo; brothers, Varris Elrod, Jack Dempsy Elrod; … CONTINUED


Ernestine Richardson Whiteaker

Posted by | October 24, 2009 12:00 am

Ernestine Richardson Whiteaker, 84, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 23, 2009, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mrs. Whiteaker was born Jan. 20, 1925, in White County, to John Robert and Lou Brock Richardson.
She was a retired factory worker.
Mrs. Whiteaker was preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline Dodson, Mary Magdalene Priest, Irene Richardson, and six brothers, Woodrow. J.C., L.B., John Douglas, William Arnold and James Herbert Richardson.
Funeral service will be 11a.m., Oct. 26, 2009, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Gene Burgess will officiate. The family will receive friends after 6 p.m., Oct. 25, at the funeral home.
Bruce Richardson, … CONTINUED


Retha Walker Williams

Posted by | October 24, 2009 12:00 am

Retha Walker Williams, 84, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 23, 2009, at White County Community Hospital.
Mrs. Williams was born Aug. 9, 1925, in White County, to Dave Walker and Lala Weaver Walker.
She enjoyed 49 years of marriage to Hollis Rhea Williams, and together they ran Sparta Feed Store. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong member of Cherry Creek Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include her son, Blake Williams and wife Kimberly, of Sparta; granddaughters, Melea Johnson and husband Brad, of Sparta, Alicia Williams, of Cookeville; great-grandson, Matthew Walker Johnson, of Sparta; and one brother, Erby Gene Walker … CONTINUED


Warriors blanked at Shelbyville

Posted by | October 24, 2009 12:00 am

Warrior fullback, Dillon Vance, gets taken down by a Shelbyville player after making a catch in Friday's loss.

The Warrior football team’s struggles continued Friday night at Shelbyville as they fell to 0-9 on the season with a 48-0 loss to the Golden Eagles in non-district action.
WCHS struggled to move the ball offensively and could not slow down the Eagles’ ground game. The Warriors picked up only two first downs in each half and did not cross midfield until the fourth quarter of the contest. Meanwhile, Shelbyville scored on all six of their first half possessions and on seven of their eight in the contest. (Each team … CONTINUED


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