Warriors open Region 4-4A play at Walker Valley Friday

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

Ready to battle the Mustangs. Sam Gribble and his Warrior teammates head to Walker Valley Friday night in hopes of picking up their first win of the season.

    With their season opener and biggest rivalry game of the season behind them, the Warrior football team takes to the road for their Region 4-4A opener at Walker Valley. 
    The game will be a battle between the two teams picked to finish in the bottom two spots of both the preseason media and coaches polls.  Each team also comes into the contest after dropping their season openers.
    The Warriors faced off against the Cookeville Cavaliers and were defeated 35-14.  The … CONTINUED


All the latest WCHS golf action

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

Action on the green. Warrior senior, Bryan Holland, watches while his freshman teammate, Drew Holland, putts during a recent WCHS golf match.

   The White County High School golf team has been busy of late.
    On Tuesday, both the girls’ and boys’ teams competed in the 21st annual Business Roundtable High School Invitational at the McMinnville Country Club.  The tournament field was made up of 13 boys’ teams and 11 girls’ teams from 14 different high schools.  The tournament was an 18-hole competition.
    The Warriors finished the day with a team score of 356.  J.T. Randolph led the way with an 84 followed by Trent Goodwin with an 85.  … CONTINUED


WCHS volleyball and soccer suffer losses

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

Scoring leader. With her goal in the first half of Tuesday’s game at Livingston, Chelsea Sims became the all-time scoring leader in WCHS Warriorette soccer history.

    The White County High School volleyball and soccer teams both suffered losses on the road Tuesday.
    The Warriorette soccer team traveled up Highway 111 to Livingston and suffered a 4-1 setback.  The lone Warriorette goal of the game was scored by Chelsea Sims, which according to the WCHS coaches, puts her atop the all-time goals scored list in the 12-year history of the program. 
    Sims’s goal came in the first half and actually tied the score at one.  Livingston would go on … CONTINUED


Voyles finishes second at Nestle’s Invitational

Posted by | September 4, 2008 12:00 am

Headed toward the finish. Warriorette senior cross country runner, Markie Voyles, heads toward the finish line at the Nestle’s Invitational in Macon County last Saturday. Voyles finished second with a time of 20:52.10.

The White County High School cross country team traveled to Macon County Saturday to compete in the Nestle’s Invitational. 
    Approximately 120 boys and 95 girls competed at the event, which is a Midstate Cross Country Association event.
    Markie Voyles finished second in the event with a time of 20:52.10.  The winner was Bradley Central’s Jackie Pitcock.  Her time was 20:25.40.  The WCHS girls finished 9th overall.  Ravenwood was the winning girls’ team while Bradley Central … CONTINUED


Fairest of the Fair 2008

Posted by | September 3, 2008 12:00 am

The 2008 Fairest of the Fair pageant was held Monday, Sept.1, 2008. Winner, Emily Ann Haley; first runner-up, Brandi Leigh West; second runner-up, Ariel Paige Alley; third runner-up, Kasie Danielle Breeding; fourth runner-up, Sophia Logan Sparkman; Miss Congeniality, Stephanie Elaine Lewis.


Fairest Little Miss 2008

Posted by | September 3, 2008 12:00 am

Fairest Little Miss pageant was held Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. Winner, Breanna Noell Bush; first runner –up, Hanna Clayton; second runner-up, Cassidy Jade Jones; third runner-up, Janessia Lack; fourth runner-up, Kendra Lindsey Guy; Miss Congeniality, Hailee Rae Young.


Fairest Junior Miss 2008

Posted by | September 3, 2008 12:00 am

Fairest Junior Miss pageant was held Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. Winner, Lauren Brooke Gardenhire; first runner-up, Brooke Alyssa McCulley; second runner-up, Paige Winningham; third runner-up, Staci Kay Dildine; fourth runner-up, Allyson Danielle Copeland; Miss Congeniality, Brook Alyssa McCulley.


Ollie Geer

Posted by | September 3, 2008 12:00 am

Ollie Geer, 73, passed away Sept. 1, 2008, at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her family.
Geer was born Jan. 10, 1935, in White County, to Joseph Green Cox and Rosa Lee White Cox.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brothers.
Survivors include her loving husband of 47 years, Robert (Bob) Geer; daughter, Debbie Horton and husband Jimmy, of Murfreesboro; sons, Andy Geer, of Sparta, Randy Geer and wife Laura, of Cookeville; three grandchildren, Joshua Horton, Robert Andrew Geer, Tisha Geer; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service was 1 p.m., Sept. 3, 2008, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Big Springs … CONTINUED


Erbie Lee Conley

Posted by | September 3, 2008 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Erbie Lee Conley, 77, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 1, 2008, at his residence.
Conley was born Dec. 22, 1930, to Norman Edgar and Samantha Jane Walker Conley.
He was a farmer and had served in the U.S. Army.
Conley was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Erbie Lee Conley Jr.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Conley and wife Betty, of Sparta, Herbert Conley, Delin Conley, both of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mary Jane Hubbard and husband Roger, Janet Shannon and husband Jerome, all of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and one sister, Thelma Dean Lawson, … CONTINUED


Mattie Sue Cooper

Posted by | September 3, 2008 12:00 am

Faith, family, and Tennessee Technological University—Mattie Sue Cooper defined her life in terms of her Christian faith, her love of family, and her loyalty to the university where she served as a much beloved librarian, first as assistant, then as Head Reference librarian, from 1945 till 1979.
Born in Overton County June 15, 1914, she played basketball at Rickman High School, beginning a lifelong love of sport. In 1938 she took her B.S. in history from then TPI, all the while teaching at Pond Ridge Grammar and Rickman High schools to pay for her education and her B.L.S. from George Peabody College, in 1941. She was librarian of … CONTINUED


20 percent electric increase effective Oct. 1

Posted by | September 2, 2008 12:00 am

For the second time in eight months Tennessee Valley Authority has increased its rates to distributors and caused Sparta Electric Director L.R. West to worry about how those on a fixed income will be able to afford the rise in the cost of electricity.
Beginning Oct. 1, Sparta Electric customers will see a change on their electric bills. About 56 percent of TVA’s power supply comes from fossil fuels used to make electricity – coal, oil and natural gas.  West said coal is 128 percent higher than the cost in January 2008. Natural gas prices are up by more than 65 percent.    West said TVA increased its rates … CONTINUED



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