Warrior baseball halts six game losing skid with 12-2 win at Grundy County

Posted by | April 22, 2008 12:00 am

Bryan Holland picked up the win at Grundy County.

The Warriors get an Oakland runner in a pickle.

Roggie Haston throws a batter out in the Oakland game.

Seth McDonald hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning at Grundy County.

Wesley Dickson dives to attempt to make a play in the outfield.

    The Warriors split two games as last week ended.
    On Friday, they ended their six-game skid when they stepped out of District 7AAA action to take on Grundy County in Coalmont.  The Warriors took advantage of the rare opportunity of not facing a league foe by picking up the 12-2 win … Read More


Warrior soccer dominates Blue Devils 10-0

Posted by | April 22, 2008 12:00 am

Jonathan Fann

Jesse Lilligren

Josh Brown

    Playing in front of a large partisan crowd, the Warrior soccer team made good use of the support rolling over Jackson County by a score of 10-0.
    Eight different players scored goals in the contest on a sunny Thursday afternoon at Warrior Stadium.  The team played in front of the WCHS student body and used the game as a fundraiser for the team.  It gave the students, many of which had never seen the team play, a chance to not only watch the game, but to get out of class for a while on the beautiful day. The Warriors built a 6-0 … Read More


WCHS softball suffers three tough losses

Posted by | April 22, 2008 12:00 am

Mary Swearengen

    Murphy’s Law has applied to the Warriorette softball team this season – whatever can go wrong will.  
    As has happened several times this season, the Warriorettes saw a lead disappear in the final inning and led to a victory by the other team.  
    The Warriorettes played three games at the end of the last week and two of those saw the same scenario take place.  One of those was a district contest.
    On Thursday, the Warriorettes led District 7AAA foe, Lebanon, 6-5 going into the bottom of the seventh.  The first two batters grounded out.  The Warriorettes led 6-5 with two outs on the board.  Lebanon … Read More


WCHS tennis take wins over Cumberland County

Posted by | April 22, 2008 12:00 am

Chelsea Sims

Kyle Brady

    The White County High School tennis team wrapped up regular season play with wins by both the Warriors and Warriorettes over visiting Cumberland County on Thursday.
    The Warriors won their side of the match 6-1 while the Warriorettes took the narrow 4-3 victory.
    In girls’ action, WCHS and Cumberland County split the doubles matches.  The duo of Star Simpson and Chelsea Sims won their match over Devlers/Hill 8-1.  Kim Madge and Lauren Cannon were defeated by Koehl/Kemp 8-5.
    In singles’ action, Madge was defeated by Koehl 8-4 and Simpson suffered an 8-3 loss to Kemp.  The rest of the way, it was WCHS victories.  … Read More


WCHS track competes at Vol Classic

Posted by | April 22, 2008 12:00 am

Lacy Yslas competing in the discus throw.

    Over 1300 student athletes from 20 plus states and Ontario, Canada converged on Tom Black Track on the campus of the University of Tennessee Friday and Saturday for the 45th installment of the prestigious track meet.
    The event played host to not only state champions, but also national champions and some record setters.  Among those elite athletes were six WCHS track members, who competed in the event with some of the best the nation has to offer.
    Markie Voyles, who normally runs three events in a meet, chose to compete in only the 1600 meter (one mile).  She finished fourth with … Read More


And it is about time, too

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Like it or not, the way trends have been going for the past couple of decades many of us will end our days here on earth as a resident in a nursing home.
Unlike our mothers and grandparents, who cared for elderly family members in their homes, in today’s society where nearly every adult member of a household is employed outside the home, the choice most families make at that difficult time is to find the right nursing home for their loved one. And that choice is often made with finances taking an upper hand in the decision-making process.
In Tennessee legislature there is an act that is … Read More


Renaissance Festival at WCMS

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

White County Middle School students and faculty prepare for the annual Renaissance Festival.

White County Middle School will be hosting its annual Renaissance Festival April 25 and 266 for the public. This video is just a sample of what attendees will experience.


Four-way stop proposed for Hampton’s

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Flashing stop signs at the intersection of Hampton’s Crossroads and Roberts-Matthews Highway may be the route taken by the road superintendent to hopefully help curtail crashes at the potentially hazardous intersection.
Commissioners on Steering Committee B had mixed emotions about the proposed four-way stop that was recommended by Tennessee Department of Transportation. Jerry Austin expressed concern about the traffic signs, stating he felt it would be “the most accident-prone place ever was if you put a four-way stop there.” However, White County Executive Herd Sullivan made it clear the final decision will be made by Robert Weaver, White County road superintendent.
    Sullivan said Weaver has already agreed to … Read More


Water plant needs for repairs

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta’s mayor and aldermen have had a few more pieces of not-so-happy news added to their already lengthy list of repairs needed at the water plant.
Neal Westerman, of the consulting engineer firm of James C. Hailey and Co., addressed Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, on Thursday, to give his report of his latest evaluation of some issues that still exist at the water plant.
Sparta officials have been dealing with a major overhaul of the facility for the past two years since some numerous problems were discovered by the newly hired public works director, Ross Fann. These problems had reportedly existed for several years, unbeknownst to … Read More


Beer sale extension requested

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

A White County club owner with more than 300 signatures on a petition appeared before county commissioners last week to request extending the hours for beer sales.
Victoria Gentry, of My Place on Bon Air Mountain, was listed on the agenda for Steering Committee A, but only spoke briefly with Chairman Dewayne Howard when she was told the commission did not have jurisdiction over her request.
Herd Sullivan, White County executive, advised Gentry her establishment would have to become a “private club.”  Sullivan said this was the information he had been given by Gary Dodson, attorney for White County.
Gentry had secured a petition with more than 300 … Read More


Peddling in county could require license

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Out-of-town people who come into White County to peddle their products may soon be required to obtain a license that will allow them the privilege to sell their wares.
County commissioners on Steering Committee B have taken the first step in protecting the livelihoods of White County’s businesses owners by implementing a license fee for “transient” peddlers.
According to a law that will be used by the county, “persons who make sales and delivery of merchandise of service concurrently and on the spot to their customers are deemed to be peddlers.’
All peddlers, both full-time and part-time, will be required to purchase the license. City of Sparta already … Read More


The “C” word

Posted by | April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Doug Downs shares his story about his battle with prostate cancer, as well as his uplifting attitude toward life.

According to the National Cancer Institute, 186,320 men are expected to find they have prostate cancer this year. It is also expected to cause as many as 28,660 deaths.
Statistics also show that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. But as of January 2005, 98.9 percent of those diagnosed will survive the disease, if diagnosed early.
Doug Downs is a very active person who gave himself the chance to beat the disease through regular check-ups.
“Of course, I was going in for … Read More


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