Mildred Irene Tackett Powers

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Irene Tackett Powers, 77, of Murfreesboro, passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at her residence.
Powers was born July 26, 1931, in White County, to David and Joe Mae Crawford Tackett.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bertha Elllis, Maggie Smith; and two brothers, Herbert Tackett and David Tackett Jr.
Survivors include three sisters, Rowena Lowery, of Murfreesboro, Jessie Mae Dobbs, of Manchester, Ruby Parkeson, of Tiptonville; one brother, Buster D. Tackett, of Dayton, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Charles Lee, Joyce Tackett, Larry Tackett, Bobby Tackett, all of Ohio, David Lee, of Algood, Stevie Tackett, of Chattanooga, Fran George, of California, Wilma Foster, of … CONTINUED


Mildred Power

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Power, 77, of Olympia Place, in Murfreesboro, passed away Feb. 8, 2009, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara Jean Pickering

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Barbara Jean Pickering, 59, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 7, 2009, at her residence.
Pickering was born Jan. 29, 1950, in Arizona, to James and Jeanette Simmons.
She had been a truck driver and was of the Baptist faith
Pickering was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include sons and their spouses, Ron and Linda Pickering, of Cookeville, Scott and Kristen Pickering, of Sparta; daughters and their spouses, Jeanette and Jim Reese, of Sparta, Trina and Vince Schele, of Cookeville; brothers, Glen and Brian Simmons, both of Arizona; sisters and their spouses, Marilyn and Bob Miller, of California, Debbie and Randy Hiller, of Arizona; 15 grandchildren; and … CONTINUED


Antonio Datuin

Posted by | February 9, 2009 12:00 am

Antonio Datuin, 78, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 9, 2009. at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.







Black History Month celebrated

Posted by | February 8, 2009 12:00 am

State Senator Thelma Harper, state senator from Nashville, is a frequent guest at many of the events headed by Herman Hill. Harper, in her easy-going manner, interjects a little humor in her address to the crowd.

Sparta Civic Center was the location Saturday for one of White County’s annual events, as people of all races and ethnic backgrounds came together to celebrate Black History Month.
Herman Hill, commander of Sparta’s post of the American Legion, is the host and coordinator of the event, which features historical reminiscing and musical entertainment from numerous choirs.
Featured guests for the evening included: White County Executive Herd Sullivan, State Representative Charles Curtiss, … CONTINUED


WCMS Warriors finish runner-up in tournament

Posted by | February 8, 2009 12:00 am

On the break. Cole Bohannon passes the ball ahead on the fast break in the closing seconds of the first half of the CTC championship game.

Girls’ All Conference. Two middle school Warriorettes received All CTC honors. Loren Foster (left) and Allyson Quillen accepted their trophies Saturday at the championship game.

Runner-up. The White County Middle School eighth grade Warriors finished second in the Central Tennessee Conference Tournament played in Manchester. They were defeated in the championship game Saturday night by Tullahoma West.

Boys’ All Conference. Devon Davidson (left) and A.J. Wilkerson were named to the Central Tennessee All Conference team.

   The White County Middle School eighth grade … CONTINUED


Warriorettes survive overtime scare at Oakland

Posted by | February 8, 2009 12:00 am

Late game heroics. Lacy Yslas, being watched over by head coach Bryan Haley, works against an Oakland defender in the second half of Tuesday’s game. It took a Yslas buzzer beating three pointer to force overtime. WCHS outscored Oakland 11-3 in the extra period for the 41-33 win, their 20th victory of the season.

    In sports, all wins are not necessarily pretty, but when the game ends, it doesn’t matter how pretty it is, it counts as a win if you have more points than the other team.
    The Warriorettes got a much needed ugly win Friday at Oakland.  They had to overcome a nine-point deficit over the … CONTINUED


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