Tom Ward, 82, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.
Mr. Ward was born May 12, 1934, in Doyle, to C. Ray Ward and Sarah Catherine Sparkman Ward.
He was a White County fixture, involved with his insurance business, The Ward Agency; the Sparta Rotary Club; 25 years as the voice of White County Warrior football; former White County High School cheerleader van driver; an avid walker; and well known as a University of Tennessee fan.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Central Church of Christ. He was a former state vice-president of the Jaycees. … Read More
Dale L Bilbrey, of Sparta, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.
The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and the … Read More
Gladys Christine Selby, 92, of Sparta, passed away May 1, 2017, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, in Knoxville.
Mrs. Selby was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Sparta, the daughter of Robert Lee Page and Esther Seegraves Page.
She was a homemaker, loved gardening and especially loved her family. She also was a member of the Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Selby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Hulan Selby; and sister, Thelma Fultz.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry Selby, of Crossville, Glenn Selby, of Indiana, Thurman Selby, of Crossville, Steve Selby, of Crossville, Keith Selby, of Crossville; brother, T.L. Page, of Sparta; … Read More
Who: Approximately 1,700 degrees will be awarded to Tennessee Tech students who represent 79 counties throughout Tennessee, 34 states and 29 other countries. Those earning undergraduate degrees represent 40 fields of study and those receiving graduate degrees represent 23 fields of study.
What: Tennessee Tech will celebrate the end of the 2016-17 academic year with two commencement ceremonies.
Where: The Hooper Eblen Center on the corner of Willow and 12th St.
When: Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Note: Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham will preside over the commencement ceremonies. Barbara Fleming, a 1971 graduate of Tech and a current member of the Board
Pictured (L-R) are Avalyn Carter Pitman, White County High School Class of 1971 and former cheerleader who served as the cheer coach during the recent alumni game, and former White County High School coaches who led each of the women’s teams for the alumni game, Steve Holland and Keith Short.
These are the members of the alumni game from the men’s side. This included members from teams from 1986 all the way to 2017. They were coached by Roy Whited and Nathan Aaron. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)
These are the members of the alumni game from the women’s side who played in the game and the cheerleaders who provided constant encouragement. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)
The White County High School’s Project Graduation put on an alumni game, on April 28. Forty-nine men and women came back to their alma mater. This included seven members of the back-to-back state championship team and Coach Roy Whited, the first and second all-time leaders in three-pointer shooters in White County history, and a lot of memories for everyone who was included in the game and those who watched the game. There were players in the game that ranged from … Read More
This past weekend, the White County Middles School Warriorettes played in the CTC conference tournament. The Warriorettes won their first game of the tournament, on April 28, winning 1-0 over Harris Middle School. The Warriorettes would lose, on April 29, to North Franklin 6-0 to put them in the loser’s bracket. Their first opponent was Tullahoma Middle School, who the Warriorettes defeated 12-4. The Warriorettes would then have to face off against their first-round opponents, Harris Middle School. The Warriorettes would fall in that game by a final score 3-2, ending their season.
In the first game of the tournament, Ashlynn Phillips got the start in the circle, … Read More