Mary Agnes Knowles

Posted by | May 11, 2009 12:00 am

Mary Agnes Knowles, 79, of McMinnville, passed away May 8, 2009, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville.
Mrs. Knowles was born July 13, 1929, in White County, to Curry S. and Mary Ann Moore Hutchings.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and a retired payroll clerk with Genera Motors.
Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Erick Fouts; and sister, Velma Allison.
Survivors include her husband, Royce Knowles, of McMinnville; daughters, Debbie Durham and husband Gordon, of McMinnville, Marilyn McCauley, of Homer, Alaska; son, Gary Knowles and wife Mary, of Warren, Mich.; sisters, Llewellyn Griffin, of McMinnville, Rowena Clark and husband Walter, of … Read More

Warriorette maroon and gray game Tuesday

Posted by | May 11, 2009 12:00 am

The White County High School Warriorette basketball team will wrap up their spring practice with a maroon and gray game this Tuesday.
High School basketball teams are permitted five days of spring drills according to TSSAA regulations. Coach Bryan Haley’s Warriorettes began practice last Tuesday and worked three days last week. They will wrap up spring drills with another practice today and then play a maroon and game on Tuesday.
The coaches will split the team into two teams and compete against each other in that contest. The game is slated to begin at 5 p.m. at the White County Middle School gymnasium. The public is invited. Admission … Read More

Mitchell signs to play hoops for Volunteer State

Posted by | May 11, 2009 12:00 am

Vol State bound. Stewart Mitchell recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Volunteer State Community College. Joining Mitchell on signing day were several interested parties. In addition to Mitchell on the front row are Marty Gribble, Stewart’s mother, Mary Waclawik and his son, Kaden. Back row: Volunteer State head coach, Rusty Melvin, Warrior head coach, Eric Mitchell, and WCHS athletic director, Terry Crain.

Stewart Mitchell plans to take advantage of an opportunity given to him by Volunteer State Community College.
Mitchell has always had the dream of playing college basketball and is glad to be given the chance by Coach Rusty Melvin at the Gallatin … Read More

Athletic physicals set for May 19th

Posted by | May 11, 2009 12:00 am

White County Community Hospital, in conjunction with local physicians, will be conducting physicals for in-coming and current high school athletes on May 19 at 6 pm.
The physicals will be held at the White County High School gymnasium at a cost of $10 per athlete. This physical is for athletes planning to play high school sports during the 09-10 school year. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association requires that all athletes playing sports during the 09-10 school year must pass a health physical after May 1st.
Proceeds from the physicals will be used to help purchase needed equipment for the high school training room.
Physical forms can be … Read More

Football spring practice underway

Posted by | May 11, 2009 12:00 am

The Warriors huddle up during a water break at practice.

Bill Harris will be working with both the offensive and defensive linemen.

New Warrior assistant coach, Chris Leak, talks to the players during practice. Leak will be the team's defensive coordinator.

Aaron Murray finds some running room during practice while players do their jobs in the trenches.

Teaching the game. Warrior head football coach, Tracey Malone, gives instructions during Wednesday’s spring practice session. The Warriors will practice this week completing their 10 days of allotted spring practice.

The Tracey Malone era of Warrior football officially got underway Monday when spring practice began.
The Warriors were scheduled to hit … Read More

Bales and Yslas are Region 4AAA champions!

Posted by | May 11, 2009 12:00 am

Region champs. Casey Bales (left) and Lacy Yslas show off the medals they won in capturing Region 4-AAA titles in last week’s track meet. Bales is the 800-meter champion while Yslas followed up her district title with a region championship in the discus throw. The pair will be joined Tuesday at the sectional track meet by Chelsea Baca, who qualified in the 300-meter hurdles. A fourth place or better finish in the sectional sends competitors to the state.

In just two seasons of track and field competition, White County High School’s athletes have already established a name for the school.
Last season in the inaugural year of the … Read More

Two taken to hospitals after crash

Posted by | May 8, 2009 12:00 am

One woman was taken to Cookeville Regional Medical Center and another to White County Community Hospital after a crash, at approximately 1 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the intersection of Golden Mountain Road and Hale Street.

Weekend race in Crossville honors Chris Sopha

Posted by | May 8, 2009 12:00 am

Crossville, TN – May 4, 2009- After having the weekend off due to inclement weather conditions, the Southern Regional Racing Series, co-sanctioned with Tennessee Thunder Dirt Car Series, will hold its second event of the “Battle of the Series” this Friday, May 8th, at Crossville Speedway.
The event is in its fourth year honoring Chris Sopha, son of Doug Sopha, co-owner of Crossville Speedway, of Townsend, and Debbie Cantrell Sopha, of Sparta.
Mike Luna, current Southern Regional Racing Series president, said “Chris spent many nights with us at the shop working on race cars, traveling with us to the races, and many nights out to eat with Michael. … Read More

Complete eye care and ‘Moore’

Posted by | May 7, 2009 12:00 am

Eager staff. The staff at MooreEyes Family Vision Center, under the new leadership of Dr. Shannon Shelley and Dr. Sherrie Holman, continues the long, 52-year tradition of exceptional care for each patient’s needs.

MooreEyes, LLC
Family Vision Center
25 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone number:
(931) 836-2235
(931) 836-3036
E-Mail Address:
Name of owner:
Shannon F. Shelley, O.D.
Hours of operation:
When did you open for business?
“Dr. Maurice Moore began this practice approximately 52 years ago. He practiced until 2002 when his health did not allow him to continue. Dr. Sherrie Holman began seeing patients at MooreEyes in 2003 and continues … Read More

Bredesen announces child care scholarship recovery act program

Posted by | May 7, 2009 12:00 am

Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Human Services announced the creation of a time-limited child care scholarship program for low-income, working families through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Providers at all licensed child care centers and homes across Tennessee are eligible to participate in this one-time, $42 million program.
“This scholarship program is designed to help working families provide their children safe, quality child care,” said Governor Phil Bredesen. “The Department of Human Services has created an excellent program to use our valuable child care Recovery Act dollars to reach as many eligible families as quickly as possible.”
Letters are arriving in the mailboxes … Read More

Chamber of Commerce makes plans for 2010 bike race

Posted by | May 7, 2009 12:00 am

Chamber of Commerce board members have given the proverbial “nod of approval” for a bike race that is expected to bring countless visitors to Sparta and provide business owners with a venue for promoting their merchandise.
During the May 4, 2009, meeting of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, members were presented with minutes from two special-called meetings where the proposed event was discussed.
Aaron Shafer, Chamber board member and owner of Pluto’s Hot Dogs, presented the board with the idea of a bike race that would take place in April 2010.
The event will be divided into two bike races. The race will be sponsored … Read More

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