Michael Dean Frazier

Posted by | December 22, 2008 12:00 am

Michael Dean Frazier, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2008, at the Cancer Center of American, in Tulsa, Okla.
Frazier was born Dec. 26, 1963, in Sparta, to Harold and Wanda Frazier.
Survivors include his wife, Betty G. Frazier, of Sparta; son, T.K. Frazier, of Sparta; three daughters, Brittney Frazier, Ashlee Frazier, Tabitha Gilreath, all of Sparta; parents, Harold and Wanda Frazier, of Sparta; two sisters, Annette Austin and husband Jimmy, of Sparta, Sheila Eller and husband Mark Evan, of Sparta; three nieces; and one nephew.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Dec. 27,2007, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Howell Cemetery. The family will receive friends … Read More

WCHS teams get off to rough start in Fort Payne

Posted by | December 22, 2008 12:00 am

Backing in. Tasha Delaney backs the ball in against one of the Gadsden City defenders in the opening game of the Wills Valley Shootout in Fort Payne, Alabama. The Warriorettes dropped their first game of the season falling by a score of 53-40. Delaney netted 20 points in the loss.

Shooting for two. Sam Gribble puts up a shot for two points in the game with Pearl River on Saturday.

The jumper. Stewart Mitchell puts up a jump shot during the Warriors’ opening game of the tournament. The Warriors were defeated 47-30 by Decatur, Alabama.

Ball fake. Lacy Yslas gives a ball fake to Gadsden City’s 6-3 post

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Warriors drop two more games in tourney

Posted by | December 22, 2008 12:00 am

On the break. Jordan Armstrong leads the Warriors down the floor on the fast break during Saturday’s game against Pearl River, Mississippi. Armstrong had 11 to lead WCHS in the scorebook in the 59-55 loss.

On the drive. Corey Johnson puts the ball on the floor and attempts to drive around a Grissom defender during Friday’s loss.

   The final two games of the Wills Valley Shootout were about missed opportunities.
    The Warriors went to Alabama with their record even at 4-4, but are coming back to Sparta with some ground to make up in the Sonic Shootout.  WCHS lost all three games in the Alabama tournament to fall … Read More

Warriorettes bounce back from first loss

Posted by | December 22, 2008 12:00 am

Hanging on. Star Simpson hangs on for a jump ball in the win over Lee High School from Alabama.

On fire. Keshia Daniels was on fire outside the arc in the 80-48 win over Pearl River on Saturday. Daniels was six of 10 on three point attempts finishing with 18 points.

    The Warriorettes found themselves in a situation they hadn’t been in during the first month of the 2008-09 season – trying to bounce back from a loss.
    The WCHS girls had won their first nine consecutive games to start the season before dropping the opening game of the tournament in Fort Payne, Alabama.  They bounced back in … Read More

Josephine “Terry” Sims

Posted by | December 21, 2008 12:00 am

Josephine “Terry” Sims, 68, formerly of Sparta, passed away Dec. 19, 2008, at her residence in Cookeville.
Sims and her husband helped bring the Young Life Club to the Upper Cumberland. She was a member of Christ’s Community Church, Monday Bridge Club, Tuesday Bible Study Group, and CBS. She had youth groups and Bible studies throughout her life as opening the word of God to people was her passion.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, John Moody Sims, of Cookeville; daughter, Eleanor York and husband David, of Livingston; two sons, John Taylor { Jack } Sims and wife Lynlee, of Loudon, William Scott Sims, of Nashville; eight
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Josephine “Terry” Sims

Posted by | December 20, 2008 12:00 am

Josephine “Terry” Sims, 68,  passed away Dec. 19, 2008.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

‘Tis the season for scams

Posted by | December 19, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth asks that all city and county residents keep their guard up for scams of many types.
Scams can take on many forms, and the chief said everyone is susceptible. Those who attempt scams also come in many forms.
“We need to reiterate to people that, during this time, there’s a lot of scams going on,” said Guth. “If somebody comes to your door and you’re not expecting them and they want to come in to use the bathroom or something like that, tell them just to wait right there and you’ll call somebody that can help them.”
Scam artists have hit the White … Read More

Aggravated robbery filed against Lewis

Posted by | December 19, 2008 12:00 am

Indicted. William Dell Lewis Jr. has been charged in a second incident in Putnam County.

A 21-year-old White County man has been arrested a second time in less than one month as he was reportedly charged with aggravated robbery in Cookeville.
William Dell Lewis Jr., of Sparta, was reportedly picked up Dec. 16 on an indictment issued by Putnam County Grand Jury, charging him with the April 25, 2008, robbery of a Mapco convenience store in Cookeville.
Lewis, a 2006 White County High School graduate, was named twice to the All-Region team and was signed to a scholarship by Tennessee Tech.
In November, Lewis was charged with attempted … Read More

Action from second day of Wills Valley Shootout

Posted by | December 19, 2008 12:00 am

Corey Johnson drives with the ball during the loss to Grissom on Friday.

Star Simpson battles above with a pair of Lee players for the basketball. The Warriorettes bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 56-20 win.

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        The Warriors and Warriorettes were back in action on Friday in the Wills Valley Shootout in Fort Payne, Alabama.   The WCHS teams picked up a split … Read More

DCS Computer Services offers years of IT experience

Posted by | December 18, 2008 12:00 am

Full-service provider. DCS Computer Services offers full-service computer consultation and repair as well as in-home and shop services.

Name of business:
DCS Computer Services
102 S Church St Sparta
Phone number:
Web site:
Name of owners:
Richard Fischer
Hours of operation:
Mon-Wed-Thurs-Fri 9am to 5pm
Tues 9am to 7pm and Sat 10am to 4pm
Sun by appointment only.
When did you open for business?
October 1, 2008
What products or services do you offer?
“We are a full-service computer consultant and repair shop. Below are many of the services we provide.
•Our Shop Services include Virus & Spyware removal, full system repair, system upgrades, system … Read More

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