Republican Party meeting

Posted by | November 16, 2018 8:36 am

The White County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m., Nov. 26, 2018, (after Thanksgiving), at the White County Courthouse (third floor courtroom).

On the agenda: Sheriff Steve Page will present one of White County’s finest with the William Hickey Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

Immediately following the meeting, the Christmas Holiday Party with potluck supper will be held on the second floor. Please share your favorite dish, side and/or dessert. Soft beverages and coffee will be provided.

Come meet with fellow Republicans and celebrate our Law Enforcement Officer of the Year while bringing in the holiday season.

(There is no December meeting due to the Christmas … Read More


Artificial intelligence technology for heart disease patients

Posted by | November 16, 2018 8:05 am

Saint Thomas Health is the first health system in Tennessee to implement a new medical technology that uses artificial intelligence to transform the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. The technology, called HeartFlow, allows clinicians to use a resting coronary CT scan on a patient to create a personalized 3D model of their heart to better evaluate the impact a blockage has on blood flow and determine the best treatment for patients. The test results in a color-coded map that aids clinicians in determining, vessel-by-vessel, if sufficient blood is reaching the heart.

“We are excited to continue to expand the innovative services offered at Saint Thomas Heart, … Read More



James Oral Dishman

Posted by | November 16, 2018 7:37 am

James Oral Dishman, 82, of Spencer, passed away Nov. 15, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Dishman was born May 1, 1936, in Spencer, the son of Ami Dishman and Bertha Lee Dishman.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Nov. 18, 2018, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery, in Van Buren County. The family will receive friends noon-9 p.m., Nov. 17, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 18, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


William “Bill” Horton

Posted by | November 16, 2018 7:32 am

William “Bill” Horton was born on May 27, 1942, at the Horton family homeplace, in Doyle, Tennessee, to James and Mary Lou Horton.

A lifelong resident of Doyle, he graduated from White County High School and served in the National Guard and later as an alderman for the Town of Doyle. He married Diane Smith, in 1975, and they raised three sons: Devin, Darin, and Dennis. He passed away Nov. 14, 2018, at his home in the arms of his loving wife, after a 13-year battle with cancer.

Mr. Horton had numerous passions and worked with heavy equipment, truck driving, and cattle and farming. He was an avid … Read More


WCMS eighth grade splits with South Franklin

Posted by | November 15, 2018 9:54 am

By Eli Rushing

The eighth grade teams of White County Middle School split a pair of home games vs. the Trojans of South Franklin Middle, on Nov. 12. Both teams displayed great effort, but only the Warriorettes were able to come away with a victory.

The Warriorettes played inspired basketball as they opened the first quarter on a 10-0 run and outhustled their competition. Despite early layups missed in transition, the Warriorettes snagged several offensive rebounds and sprinted to close out, as their zone defense contained the scoring of the Lady Trojans. At the end of one quarter WCMS led 12-1.

In the second quarter, the Warriorettes refused … Read More


Warriors fall in Tuesday action

Posted by | November 15, 2018 9:52 am

Kegan Dodson takes a 3-pointer in Tuesday’s game.

The Warriors didn’t kick off the season opener for the 2018-19 season like they wanted to do inside Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Nov. 13, against Siegel High School.

The Warriors got a chance to dust off the rust in the home opener, and the Warriors’ slow start hurt them. In the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game, the Warriors would trail by as much as 11 at one point, and the Warriors would never be able to cut into Siegel’s lead from there and would fall to the Stars by a final score of 65-57.

Dyson Reece led the Warriors … Read More


Warriorettes win against Siegel

Posted by | November 15, 2018 9:49 am

Mia Murray goes up for a layup against Siegel, on Tuesday night. Murray led the Warriorettes in the win with 15 points and eight rebounds.

The White County High School Warriorettes’ basketball team made their first appearance of the 2018-19 season at Roy Sewell Gymnasium Nov. 13 for their opening game of the season against Siegel High School.

The Warriorettes moved to 1-0 on the season with the 61-35 win over the Stars. Mia Murray led WCHS in scoring, on Tuesday night, as the sophomore finished the game with 15 points. Kendreah Reeves and Kanden Reeves also finished the game in double-figures, tossing in 13 and 12 points.… Read More


Florida Dems: Steal going strong?

Posted by | November 15, 2018 8:12 am

There are plenty of threats to democracy, but what happens in the voting booth shouldn’t be one of them. Tell that to the people of Florida. Days after the media called the Senate and governor’s races for Rick Scott (R) and Ron DeSantis (R), election officials have suddenly “found” tens of thousands of Democratic votes. And we’re concerned about other governments meddling in our elections?

Unfortunately for Republicans, this isn’t the first time Broward and Palm Beach Counties have been caught cheating the system. More people have been burned by voter fraud on the east side of Florida than the sunshine.

Brenda Snipes, the head of Broward County’s … Read More


Using your imagination to change the world

Posted by | November 15, 2018 7:55 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

The hike from Neyland Stadium to our parking places was rather strenuous, especially for the adults. From where we had watched a lackluster Volunteer team squeak past the Charlotte Forty-Niners, it was almost a mile-and-a-half jaunt, including a few laps around the student center gift shop. Although we were all in a good mood – hey, a win’s a win – still the hills of Knoxville’s Cumberland Avenue made it pretty tough for most of our party. I said most of us because Anderson rode on his daddy’s shoulders for the biggest part of the journey.

From his perch, the kindergartner was … Read More


Roberts Street hosts Bible Bowl

Posted by | November 15, 2018 7:52 am

Pictured are Halle Coble, Cameron Roberson, Madelyn Ford, Mario Vejar, Kristopher Robledo, Lane Pryor, Kolt Pryor, Caleb Powell, Kennedy Selby, Haden Coble

Submitted by James Burden

Halle Coble, Cameron Roberson, and Madelyn Ford were repeat champions in their respective grade divisions, as 40 youth from five different churches of Christ participated in the 12th Annual Fall-Youth Bible Bowl held at Roberts Street Church of Christ, on Nov. 3, 2018

The Bible Bowl is a Bible question-and-answer head game competition between youth in grades pre-K up through high school. And it was a great show of Bible knowledge by all these young participants who came from Auburn Hills church of Christ (Woodbury); Browntown church of Christ (Warren County); Oakwood Street church of Christ (Sparta); Lansden church of Christ (White County); West … Read More


Community Christmas tree decoration is Nov. 25

Posted by | November 15, 2018 7:49 am

If anyone has ever watched the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel and thought about how wonderful it would be to be a part of the crowd of a small town as they all come together to light the tree, drink hot chocolate, and fellowship with their neighbors, they will have the opportunity to do so.

Christpoint Church, on Liberty Square, in collaboration with other churches around the county, will be hosting the a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, on Nov. 25. The tree at the amphitheater, on Liberty Square, will be decorated between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sparta Mayor Jeff Young will be present … Read More


Randolph honored at UPS for 25 years of safe driving

Posted by | November 15, 2018 7:47 am

Janie Randolph was recently honored by UPS. Family members were in attendance who also have ties to the same company. L-R: Jalon Foster (son), Janie Randolph, Steve Randolph (husband), Whitney Randolph (stepdaughter). (Photo by RIMA AUSTIN)

Janie Randolph has been driving for United Parcel Service for 28 years. Three years into the job, Randolph said she backed into a low-swinging tree limb, which started the clock over again for her driving record.

Since then, however, Randolph has not had any driving incidents against her record. UPS honored that feat Nov. 12, 2018, with a leather jacket and a banner with her name and the year she began working for the company.

Randolph explained that she was once a schoolteacher. She lived in White County but worked in Jackson County. She said she drove such a long way every day because there was no work … Read More


Steering Committee A discusses youth football league issues

Posted by | November 15, 2018 7:44 am

The county commission’s Steering Committee A met Nov. 5 to discuss the condition of tennis courts at the White County High School and storage of the White County Youth Football League’s equipment, among other things.

The White County Board of Commissioners has been approached about storing the football equipment in a climate-controlled environment.

“We don’t have anything climate controlled at this moment,” said Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive. “This board may decide to rent a place that is climate controlled, but, before you do that, it has already gotten out. The other sports leagues have said hey, if you start doing this for them, we’re going to … Read More


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