Offensive struggles end Warriorette season

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:56 am

Mia Murray goes up for a layup in Friday’s game against East Hamilton.

Hannah Leftwich drives to the basket in Friday’s game against East Hamilton. Leftwich finished her career as a Warriorettes on Friday night as one of the top scorers in White County history.

Gracie Dodgen takes a 3 in Friday’s game against East Hamilton. Dodgen finished the game with 14 points to lead the Warriorettes.

The 2017-18 Warriorettes basketball season came to a close Friday night in the Region 3AAA quarterfinals at the hands of East Hamilton High School. The Lady Hurricanes (25-5) were just too much for the Warriorettes (21-9) to overcome, especially on one … Read More

Searching through the darkness with light

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:39 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Don’t you hate it when you are looking for something and you can’t find it because it is too dark? Maybe it is your cell phone that you dropped outside your home at night, it could be the T.V. remote hidden in the darkness of the cushion in your couch, or what about your favorite pair of jeans that have been swallowed somewhere in your dark closet?

Whatever it is, there is frustration when you feel like you have searched everywhere and you just can’t seem to find what you are looking for. Of course, the one thing that … Read More

Only cheese and crackers

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:38 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

What do we give when we seemingly have nothing to offer? What would I possess that would be of any use to the Lord? Why should I give so little when the need it so great. What I have will never be enough anyway? What does it matter because nothing will ever change? I’ll take care of me, and the rest can take care of themselves. These are questions and statements that I’m sure have been asked or mentioned by each of us, or someone around us, at some point in our lives – questions and statements that have reverberated through history … Read More

TDCI warns consumers about new twist on tax refund scam

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:35 am

With tax filing season underway, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is sharing a warning from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that cautions consumers about a new scam tactic involving erroneous tax refund deposits.

According to the IRS, the scam began with cybercriminals employing malware to mine client data from tax professionals’ computers. The criminals use the stolen data to file fraudulent tax returns, listing the taxpayers’ real bank accounts for the deposit. Thieves then utilize various, ever-evolving tactics to reclaim the refund from the taxpayers.

In one version of the scam, criminals pose as debt collection agency officials acting on behalf … Read More

Fighting the good fight

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:33 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

When last we met, we were discussing Saint Mueller and the weaponization of the organs of government. In the 2012 election you may recall, many of us were asking, “Where is the TEA Party?” Well, as it turns out, the TEA Party was being destroyed as an effective organization through the IRS and all the other organs of the government under the direction of President Obama. Last week I told you of the TEA Party leader suddenly being audited and her business attacked by six FBI “terrorism” investigations, four IRS audits (two personal, two business), the ATF, and OSHA. And similar … Read More

Will we ever be able to have an honest open debate about guns in America?

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:32 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

I honestly don’t think this will ever happen, and the reasons are multi-faceted. Two of the top reasons we can’t have an honest debate are because on one side there are the people who feel the 2nd Amendment gives every citizen the right to have and bear arms, and the other side feels strongly that no one should have guns. The people in the middle seem to be the losers. Moderates can’t be heard above the claims of the NRA and other lobbyists who want guns and other weapons in the hands of every law-abiding citizen and the people on the other … Read More

Emergency responders provide safety tips for Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb.26-March 3

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:28 am

Emergency services locally and across Tennessee are gearing up for the Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week with hopes of spreading useful information for residents so they may be prepared for the upcoming spring severe weather season.

Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is observed Feb. 25-March 3, and White County emergency responders, along with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service offices in Tennessee, are using this week to promote preparedness to Tennesseans.

“When it comes to severe weather, preparedness and awareness are the name of the game,” said Jason Sparks, chief of Doyle Volunteer Fire Department. “As we enter that time of year for severe … Read More

Schools strive to be prepared for any potentially deadly threat

Posted by | February 26, 2018 7:25 am

In light of the recent school shooting in Kentucky and Florida, White County schools continue conducting security sweeps and drills in accordance with the schooll district’s policies.

Every time a school shooting incident takes place somewhere in the United States, parents and guardians of students are faced with the reality that the world is not as safe as they would like to think it is.

On Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida, parents were forced to face the anxiety of uncertainty and feared for the worst, as news broke of a mass-shooting incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

A former student allegedly opened fire upon the student body and school staff members, killing 17 and wounding numerous others.

In light of the increasing number of violent school-related incidents that have occurred over the course … Read More

New trout fishery in Fall Creek Falls State Park

Posted by | February 26, 2018 6:20 am

TWRA has partnered with Fall Creek Falls State Park to bring new trout fishing opportunities to the area.   Both rainbow trout and brook trout will be stocked in the upper sections of Cane Creek by March 1. The rainbows will be placed in The George Hole, near the Nature Center, where anglers will have ample bank-fishing access and the brookies will be stocked upstream, around the Highway 284 Bridge and the park’s Upper Loop Trail.

According to TWRA Biologist Will Collier, there will be over five miles of fishable water from The George Hole upstream to the park’s southeastern boundary. Collier continued, “Having a trout stream within state … Read More

Gary Ray Dunham

Posted by | February 25, 2018 2:43 am

Gary Ray Dunham, 69, passed away Feb. 23, 2018, at Vanderbilt University Hospital, in Nashville, after an extended illness.

Mr. Dunham was born May 23, 1948, to Raymond Hargis Dunham and Catherine E. Evans Dunham.

A lifelong resident of Van Buren County, he attended Tabernacle Baptist Church of Dunlap and was a retired correction officer with the State of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Stockwell Dunham; sons, Jason Lamar Dunham (Lori), of Cookeville, Gary Ethan Dunham (Mindy), of Buffalo Valley; twins sister, Rita Carol Pruett (Doug), of the Fall Creek Falls community; and five grandchildren, Sidney, Sebastian, Blake, Brooke, … Read More

Michael Ray “Mikey” Matheney

Posted by | February 25, 2018 2:37 am

Michael Ray “Mikey” Matheney, 58, of Smithville passed away Feb. 23, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Matheney was born Aug. 10, 2018, in McMinnville, Betty Love Matheney and George Wesley Matheney.

He was a carpenter and landscaper. He loved the outdoors and fishing.

Mr. Matheney was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Buddy Lee Matheney Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Matheney; mother, Betty Love Matheney; sons, Daniel Matheney, Donnie Pace, Stephen Throckmorton; daughters, Cynthia Matheney, Jane Belcher; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Liz McGinty, Emma Smith, Patricia (Ricky) Hutchins, Misty (Gene) Williams; brothers, Ricky (Connie) Matheney, Greg Matheney, Gary (Pam) Matheney; and several nieces and nephews.… Read More

Glen Dale Jared

Posted by | February 25, 2018 2:28 am

Glen Dale Jared, 61, of Crossville, formerly of Sparta, passed away Feb. 22, 2018, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.

Mr. Jared was born Dec. 13, 1956, in Sparta, to Kelly William Jared and Doris Jean Mooneyham Jared.

He had a long career in furniture sales. Mr. Jared loved to cook and help people whenever he could.

Survivors include his two daughters, Monica Jared Tucker and husband Chris, of Lascassas, Meagan Jared Owens and husband Dustin, of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Kelsey Owens, Tyler Tucker, Julius Owens, Amber Owens; sister, Sandra Barrow; brother, Earl Jared; and several nieces and a nephew.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Feb. 26, 2018, … Read More

Warriors are unable to overcome East Hamilton

Posted by | February 24, 2018 8:34 pm

The Warriors were unable to come from behind against the East Hamilton Hurricanes as they fell 74-62. The Warriors were led by Grant Slatten who finished with 22 points. Dyson Reece chipped in 11 points. The Warriors finished the season with a record of 13-19.

Warriors trail at the half

Posted by | February 24, 2018 7:36 pm

The Warriors trail the East Hamilton Hurricanes 41-25 at the end of the first half. The Warriors were led by Grant Slatten in the first half. Slatten finished the half with 13 points.

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