Three WCHS golfers advance to region tournament

Posted by | September 15, 2009 12:00 am

Region qualifiers. Three WCHS golfers, Allison Geer (left), A.J. Wilkerson (top right), and Jesse Villard (bottom right) earned trips to the region tournament with their performances in Monday's District 6-AAA tournament at Willowbrook. Geer was named the 6AAA Female Player of the Year and Wilkerson was named to the 10-member boys' All District team.

The WCHS golf team is quite possibly the youngest team in District 6-AAA and probably one of the youngest across the state.
Age doesn’t matter though when they line up and tee off on the links. What matters is how many times it takes to hit the ball in the hole. In fact, in … CONTINUED


A week at the fair

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Another week of the White County fair has come and gone.
I always enjoy the fair quite a bit. No, not because I spend a lot of time riding the rides. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I rode a ride. I do know that I used to ride just about everything including the Zipper and the Bullets at one time. (I was glad to see them back at the fair, but not because I rode them. They just looked like they belonged.)
I guess amusement rides are something that leave you as you get older. I know that I used to be a big fan … CONTINUED


Gridiron Guide for Your Grill

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

This season, don’t penalize your taste buds by placing that routine, game-day pizza order when you can score rave reviews from family and friends by firing up the grill for a backyard tailgate party with all the sights, sounds and smells of the stadium. Football analyst Mike Golic and champion pitmaster Chris Lilly both believe that game-day tastes better on a charcoal grill, and are sharing their favorite tips and recipes.
Golic, a former defensive lineman and host of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” knows how fun game day can be – even off the field and in his own backyard.
“Tailgating prior to kickoff is … CONTINUED


Rotini Soup

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

48 oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
19 oz. can canellini beans
14 and one-half ounce can diced tomatoes
1 and one-half cups rotini
6 ounces frozen spinach
In a large pot mix together the chicken broth, garlic and pepper. Cover and cook on medium low for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans. Mash half of the beans. Add mashed and whole beans to the broth, along with the tomatoes. Heat until the soup is simmering. Stir in the uncooked pasta. Cook until the pasta is tender, 10 or 12 minutes. If using a 10 oz. package of frozen spinach … CONTINUED


Great, grown-up ideas for ‘re-feathering’ your empty nest

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

You’re proud that he made it through four years of college. You couldn’t be more thrilled that she landed her dream job, even if it’s in a city 1,000 miles from home.
But if you’re an empty-nester feeling pangs of loss as adult children move out, look for the silver lining — you can finally reclaim those areas of your house previously dedicated to the kids.
By 2012, 40 percent of all American households will be headed by someone 55 and older, according to the National Association of Home Builders. If you’re among them, it’s time to think about how you will redecorate and repurpose spaces in your … CONTINUED


Effects of new School Board policy heard

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Book presentation. School Board member Donna Jones presents BonDeCroft Principal Larry Thompson with books about the American Flag.

At its September meeting held at BonDeCroft Elementary School, the White County School Board heard a report from Director of Schools Donny Haley about improvements in attendance and a reduction of cell phone policy infractions in the first few weeks of this young school year.
According to letters from principals at White County High School and White County Middle School presented to the Board by Haley, the amount of time taken from teachers’ and administrators’ already busy schedules to deal with cell phone and electronic device violations has been dramatically … CONTINUED


Highlands Initiative ready for ‘Part II’

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

A four-year program designed in 2006 to promote growth and prosperity in White and surrounding counties is preparing to extend the plan to ensure the continued success of economic development.
Highlands Initiative began in 2006 with White, Putnam and Overton counties. Private, public and governmental donations to the effort brought about many positive changes to the Upper Cumberland region.
The four-year campaign sets its goals to bring new jobs to the area and ensure economic and community development.
In 2006, White County donated $10,000 to Highlands Initiative and funded the same amount each year thereafter. City of Sparta donated $50,000, in 2006, and $25,000 the remaining years through … CONTINUED


Verna Qualls Road residence destroyed

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Totally destroyed. Detectives with White County Sheriff Department are investigating a fire at a residence on Verna Qualls Road, which was reported at approximately 11:06 p.m., on Sept. 10.

A residence on Verna Qualls Road was destroyed by fire in the late evening hours of Sept. 10, leaving authorities to investigate the cause.
According to E-911 records, firefighters with BonDeCroft and Cherry Creek volunteer fire departments were dispatched, at approximately 11:06 p.m., to the residence.
As the first to respond arrived on scene at approximately 11:13 p.m., they reportedly told dispatchers the structure was already on the ground.
Firefighters were reportedly able to contain the blaze and keep … CONTINUED


Responsible Pet Owners Committe to meet Sept. 14

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

The newly formed group that is hoping to help set regulations and guidelines for individuals who owner pets will be meeting ‘Responsible Pet Owners Committee “There was a smaller crowd at the meeting, which concerns me that our residents feel we no longer have a problem,” said Clouse.
However, Clouse indicated the problem still exists, and the group needs everyone who is interested to attend the meetings.
“The purpose of these meetings is to come together and make a plan that will deal with the issue at hand – the growing problem of neglected, loose or aggressive animals in White County,” said Clouse.
Clouse said the group is … CONTINUED


Freshman Warriors blank Livingston

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Two touchdowns. Kayne Tollison scored two touchdowns in the ninth grade Warriors’ 20-0 win over Livingston Thursday. The freshman are now 2-1.

The Warrior freshman football team traveled to Livingston Thursday and blanked the Wildcats taking a 20-0 victory in a turnover-plagued game.
The Warrior defense came up with some big plays and stops to keep Livingston, who put together some long drives, out of the end zone. In fact, the defense actually accounted for a touchdown in the contest when Austin Roberts picked up a loose ball and returned it for the score. The Warrior defense forced five Livingston turnovers in the contest.
Livingston began the game … CONTINUED


Warriors fail to tame neighboring Tigers

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Travis Howard looks for running room after hauling in a pass.

Give him six! Jordan Armstrong races toward the end zone for his 30-yard touchdown run after breaking through a hole opened up by his line. The touchdown gave the Warriors their first lead of the season. That would, however, be their final score of the game as they were defeated 34-14 by DeKalb County.

The White County High School football team came into Friday’s game against DeKalb County knowing they had a tough task ahead of them – trying to contain Tiger quarterback, Hunter Poteete.
Poteete was among the nation’s top 20 in passing yards. He was … CONTINUED


Golf district set to begin today

Posted by | September 14, 2009 12:00 am

Ready for district. Freshman Andrea Sergio is one of the WCHS golfers, who will be competing in the district tournament today at Willowbrook.

The White County High School golfers will tee off this morning in pursuit of the inaugural District 6-AAA title as a team or for the right to advance on to the region and one step closer to the state as individuals.
The site of the first-ever newly aligned District 6-AAA golf tournament is Willowbrook Golf Club, just outside of Manchester. In addition to White County, participants include Cookeville, Cumberland County, Warren County and Coffee County, who will all be in search of trips to next … CONTINUED


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