Drivers conduct bus safety drills

Posted by | October 3, 2008 12:00 am

    School bus drivers Larry “Bubba” Johnson and Joey Savage have been visiting the county’s schools to demonstrate and explain the importance of bus safety. In this early morning drill, the students must exit the bus in an orderly fashion within one minute.


Fire destroys home on Three Island Road

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Firefighters from Central View Volunteer Fire Department were able to keep a fire from spreading to a nearby wooded area on Three Island Road, but were unable to save a doublewide trailer that was completely destroyed Sept. 26.


Dump truck downs communication lines

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Numerous White County residents found a disruption in phone services Monday morning when a dump truck driven by Doyle Mayor Robert Meeks tangled with lines on McMinnville Highway.


Stimulus payment filing help offered Oct. 7

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

    Sparta-White County Senior Center is partnering with Internal Revenue Service to ensure retirees, disabled veterans and low-income workers get help filing for an economic stimulus payment.
    Dan Boone, IRS media specialist, said two IRS employees from the Nashville office would be at the center 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 7, 2008. Brenda Roberts, director of the center, will also be assisting with the paperwork. The service is provided free-of-charge. Approximately 485 White Countians who are qualified for the stimulus payment have not filed the proper forms.
    “To get a stimulus payment, you have to file a 2007 tax return,” said Boone. “For those who normally don’t have to file … CONTINUED


Dedication held for 2,800 acres near Scott’s Gulf

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Large crowd. Approximately 350 people attended a dedication that was held on Sept. 27, for the addition of land that completes the Scott’s Gulf to Fall Creek Falls corridor.

Wild life. The most recent purchase of 689 acres includes three miles of bluff and Welch Point that will be managed by TWRA.

Warm thanks. Kathleen Williams, president and executive director of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, gives a heartfelt thank you to supporters who played a major role in getting the wilderness area protected.

    The event was held to thank all the people who worked diligently to make the vision of Sparta natives, Ross and Brenda Cardwell, a … CONTINUED


Alumni hoopsters wanted!

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

   White County High School is planning a pair of alumni games to kick off the start of preseason for the basketball season.
    On Saturday, November 1st, the school plans to host both men’s and women’s alumni games at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.  Plans are to split the alumni up into team teams and let them play against each other.  (A medical trainer will be available.)  There will also be a three-point shooting contest.  Plans are even in the works to bring back some former coaches for the event. 
    All former Warrior and Warriorette basketball players are invited to participate in the event.  Those who are interested in participating should … CONTINUED


WCHS competes in school’s first-ever bowling match

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

    Just over a year after the original plans were put in place, White County High School competed in its first-ever TSSAA sanctioned bowling match.
    The newly organized WCHS bowling team under the direction of Larry Thompson took on Stone Memorial in a match at Bowling World in Cookeville Monday afternoon.  Stone Memorial took the victory on the day, but the WCHS bowlers were able to get their first taste of competitive action in the match.
    Members of the inaugural bowling team are Billy Thomas, Ethan Hall, Shane Young, Kasey Clary, Kayla Clary, Megan James, Miranda Weldon and Samantha Holloway. 
    In the first game of the match, Sparta’s Billy … CONTINUED


Warriors look to bounce back at Hixson

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Dragging him down. Jay Currin and Aaron Murray team up to drag down a Cumberland County runner as Sam Howard closes in to help. The Warriors are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 21-14 loss at the hands of the Jets when they travel to Hixson Friday.

Looking for room to run. Aaron Murray looks fr room to run upfield after making a catch in Friday's game with Cumberland County.

    The Warriors will be looking to find a way to bounce back from their disappointing homecoming loss to Cumberland County when they travel to Hixson Friday to take on the Wildcats in a Region 4-4A contest.
    If … CONTINUED


Warriorette golfers ousted in region tournament

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Bright future on the links. Warriorette freshman golfer, Allison Geer, missed qualifying for the state tournament by five strokes. Geer has three more seasons to try to qualify for the state while wearing the maroon and gray.

  Golf season came to a close for the Warriorette golfers in the region tournament at Champions Run in Murfreesboro on Monday. 
    Two Warriorette seniors saw their high school golf careers come to a close at the region tournament.  Sydney Howard finished the season with a 91 and Katelyn Kirby carded a 91 to end their seasons.  Freshman Allison Geer, who has a very bright future on the links for WCHS finished … CONTINUED


Cross country competes over the weekend

Posted by | October 2, 2008 12:00 am

Running in Virginia. Markie Voyles traveled to Richmond, Virginia to compete in a cross country invitational over the weekend. She finished 34th out of the field of 154 runners. She was fourth among the Tennessee runners who competed. The remainder of the cross country team competed in the A.F. Bridges in Nashville.

   The White County High School cross country team was in action in two different states over the weekend.
    Markie Voyles headed northeast to Richmond, Virginia to compete in the McDonald’s XC Festival at Maymont.  She finished 34th out of the 154 field in the girls’ invitational.  Her time was 20:06.  Voyles was the fourth fastest runner … CONTINUED


Probation search reveals meth materials

Posted by | October 1, 2008 12:00 am

A routine probation search Sept. 26 at a residence on Bluebird Lane led to the arrest of two individuals after sheriff department officers uncovered a stash of what authorities called “mother jars” containing liquids believed to be meth-making materials.



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