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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Family Vision Center Address:
25 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583 Phone number:
(931) 836-3036 E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Name of owner:
Shannon F. Shelley, O.D. Hours of operation:
9:00am-5:00pm 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
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 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