Victoria Lucinda “Cinde” Hill

Posted by | June 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Victoria Lucinda “Cinde” Hill, 49, of Greensboro, North Carolina, formerly of Sparta, passed away June 10, 2018, in North Carolina.

Ms. Hill was born May 12, 1969, in Huntsville, Alabama, to George Alan Hill and Marian Jean Bumbalough Hill.

She was a former daycare provider, taking care of children.

Survivors include her father, George Hill; brothers, Robert G. Hill, Alan W. Hill, Derrick Hill; sister, Dawn (Jim) Kilcullen; and several loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., June 14, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Taylor’s Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 14, at the funeral home. Jim … Read More


David Wayne Wallace

Posted by | June 12, 2018 6:55 am

“Ranger Dave” David Wayne Wallace, described as a ladies’ man, animal lover, nature enthusiast, philosopher, guru of knowledge and influence of leaders past, present, and future entered eternal life at his home, in Sparta, on June 9, 2018.

“Danger Rave,” as he was also affectionately known, started his journey on this earth, on Dec. 18, 1946, shortly after the end of World War II. This generation has affectionately become known as the “Baby Boomers.” While David may have been short in stature, his booming personality more than compensated. Shy, reserved, introverted, and not opinionated were all words used to describe this towering personality – said no one ever.… Read More


Farmer’s Market is open

Posted by | June 12, 2018 6:37 am

The Sparta/White County Farmer’s Market is now open for business at Metcalf Park, in Sparta. The market will be open each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday throughout the growing season. Most vendors are in place early in the morning and stay until their produce is sold out, so buyers need to get there early for best selections. The market is typically open from 6 a.m-noon. Metcalf Park is located downtown off South Church Street, just behind the UT Extension office.

Most fruit and vegetable producers report a later than usual crop harvest for this spring, but are now ready to come to market. All local gardeners are encouraged to … Read More



Doyle College research project

Posted by | June 11, 2018 12:30 pm

By Landon D. Medley

Need help in identifying the founding fathers of Doyle College. In November 1883, a group of men meet at the Greenwood Baptist Church. A charter was granted in 1884. The college charter listed the following names: William Huff, John Stewart, Benjamin Gist, H. B. Ward, William White, Arthur L. Parker, William E. Garner, Charles M. Rutledge, J. M. Clendenen, E. Jarvis, George W. Doyle, P. H. Tibbs, James Bellar, P. H. Moore, A. H. Woodlee, Joe A. Doyle, James K. Womack, David F. Wallace, Stokley D. Johnson, and William White.  I do not know if the people of White County realize how important Doyle … Read More




Jeffrey Alan Kirby

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:44 am

Jeffrey Alan Kirby, 55, of Sparta, passed away June 9, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Kirby was born June 27, 1962, in Sparta, to Elmer R. Kirby and Willie Dorothy Stoglin Kirby.

Funeral service will be 2 pm., June 11, 2018, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Rice Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m., June 11, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wallace Insurance holds on late to take Coach Pitch title

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:25 am

Eli Sims steps on second base to get the lead runner out and help his team preserve the win in Friday night’s championship game.

On Friday night, the top two teams in the Coach Pitch League hit the field for the championship game. The championship game didn’t disappoint either, with top-seeded Wallace Insurance taking on Classy Clean. Wallace suffered one loss during the regular season, and that one loss came at the hands of Classy Clean 9-8.

On Friday night, Wallace jumped out to an early 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning, with Jack and Griffin both coming around to score on an inside the park home run by Griffin.

Wallace would add to their lead in the second inning when Gabe came around to score to make it … Read More


Payless Family Pharmacy wins Competitive Tee Ball League

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:23 am

A Payless Family Pharmacy player looks to round first base in the final inning of their game, on Friday night.

Payless put the finishing touches on their undefeated season, on Friday night, with a 13-8 win over KFC.

Payless would jump out to an early 5-2 lead at the end of the first inning. In the top of the second inning, KFC would tie the game up at 5-5, but Payless would answer in their half of the inning, scoring five more runs to take a 10-5 lead. Payless would respond in the third inning with three more runs to make it 10-8. However, Payless would put the … Read More


Sonic holds on late to win girls’ 7-10 Minor League

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:20 am

Lilly Parker hits the ball down the third baseline in Friday night’s championship game.

Keely Cunningham get a hit in Friday night’s championship game.

On Friday night, the first year of the Girls 7-10 Minor League division came to a close. The championship game saw top seed Sonic take on number three seed Ben Lomand.

The game was close throughout. Sonic would take an early 1-0 lead, with Taylor McDonald scoring the first run of the game. Sonic would extend their lead in the second inning to 3-0 when Sara Phillips and Ava Sparkman would both score. Ben Lomand would cut into the Sonic lead in the third … Read More


Sonic wraps up perfect season with win in girls’ senior division

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:16 am

Sydney Sergio makes a pitch in Friday night’s championship game.

Ashlynn Phillips throws a pitch in Friday night’s championship game. Phillips helped propel Sonic to a championship win on Friday night.

Friday night was championship night at the Smithville fields. In the girls’ senior division, it came down to the final inning to decide the winner. However, Sonic would sweep both the regular season and tournament championships in the division. Sonic would win the championship game over Calfkiller Brewing Company 5-4.

The championship game was close throughout, with neither team able to break the scoreless tie until the third inning when Sonic would get on the board. Abigayle, … Read More


Sparks Transmission team wins Senior Boys’ Championship

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:12 am

Colin Price makes a pitch in Friday night’s championship game.

The Sparta Little League Senior 11-12 boys’ league put their finishing touches on the 2018 season, with the championship night, on Friday.

The championship game was played at the Smithville fields. Sparks Transmission fell behind early but was able to battle their way back for a 14-4 win over Tri State Distribution.

Tri State would jump out to an early 4-0 lead after the first half of the inning. However, Sparks would quickly answer back with four runs of their own to tie the game up at 4-4. Sparks would then take control of the game in the second inning and never look back.

Sparks would score three … Read More


White County High School Hall of Fame opens for nominations

Posted by | June 11, 2018 9:10 am

The White County High School Hall of Fame committee has officially opened up the Hall of Fame for nominations.

The purpose of the White County High School Athletic Hall of fame is to recognize and honor those WCHS athletes, coaches, and administrators who excelled in their respective sports or coaching/support roles and who helped to bring honor, recognition, distinction, and excellence to White County High School by their conduct both on and off the field or court of competition. This recognition will help maintain the spirit, pride, and sense of community, as well as serving as a historical account of the great athletic traditions of White County High … Read More


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