Observing National School Counseling Week

Posted by | February 8, 2019 6:50 am

To celebrate National School Counseling Week, White County High School would like to recognize a group of individuals. They come alongside WCHS students to help them transition through the stages of high school, keep them safe, and prepare them for success after graduation. L-R: Terri Douglas, academic career coach; Marci Davis, Centerstone therapist; Officer David Grissom, student resource officer; Courtney Robinson, school nurse; and Jennifer Spivey, college advisor.


The inalienable right to life

Posted by | February 8, 2019 6:07 am

Language of Liberty – By by KrisAnne Hall, JD

It seems increasingly popular to use the 10th Amendment to justify carte blanche legislative authority within the states. Even some presidential candidates have implied that because of the 10th Amendment, states can “pass whatever laws they want.” Recently, others have said that if a state wants to legalize abortion, the 10th Amendment gives the state the power to do so.

I would like to assert that some issues cannot be legislated by the states. In particular, abortion is NOT a state’s rights issue, and here’s why: We cannot fully understand the 10th Amendment until we understand of the 9th … Read More


Special students helping special people and pets

Posted by | February 8, 2019 6:05 am

Introduction by Sharon  Langford – President, Friends of White County Animals

Friends of White County Animals established a pet food bank to help keep pets in good homes with people who love them.  We provide supplemental pet food to people who receive Meals on Wheels and commodities from Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.  Logistics of repackaging 1500-2000 pounds of food is daunting but these special students with the enthusiastic support of their teachers has turned a challenge into the blessing of connecting our pet food outreach to education about kindness to animals in these classrooms.  It is joyful to watch the students and listen to their stories about … Read More


The difference between pizza and proposal

Posted by | February 8, 2019 6:00 am

By Topher Wiles

Love is in the air!  With Valentine’s day fast approaching, everybody is talking about love.  Love is a pretty regular topic in our culture, and it’s used to describe more than just our relationships.  People often talk about loving pizza, loving pets, loving presidents, and loving presents.  I’m willing to bet you and I have been guilty of throwing the word “love” around as carelessly pennies in a Walmart parking lot. Could it be that our haphazard tossing of the word “love” about is hurting our families by watering down the deep bonds we desire to convey when we say “I love you?”

It is … Read More


Taking care of problems

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:59 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

“Nahnee! We have a problem!”

From all the way across the room, I detected urgency. Sammie had answered her phone expecting to hear, in a syrupy drawl, “Hey Nahnee.” Instead she heard words that sounded like an astronaut radioing Houston.

“Oh my goodness, Katie Grace, what kind of problem?”

Before the question was finished, further explanation was popping out of the phone – in compelling tones.

“This is ‘O’ week at school, and I have to think of words that start with the letter ‘O’!”

Now this may not sound like such a big deal to you, but to a kindergartner that … Read More


WCHS Softball/Baseball BBQ Dinner set for Feb. 9

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:52 am

The White County High School Softball and Baseball team will hold their annual BBQ dinner, on Feb. 9, 2019. The dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the night concluding with Ethan Roberts coming to speak to the crowd. The cost of the ticket is $20, which admits one person to the dinner.

The night will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Templeton’s BBQ catering the dinner. Then, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a live auction that will take place. After the auction, Roberts will take center stage inside the WCHS gym and speak about his story and how he got to where he is today.

Tickets are … Read More


Middle school Warriorettes play in the final four of the state on Friday

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:49 am

The White County Middle School Warriorettes will try to do something only four teams in the state can do on Friday night. They will be trying to make it into the championship game of the 2019 TMSAA Class AAA Girls’ State Basketball Tournament. The Warriorettes earned their place in the final four, on Jan. 31, when they defeated Blackman Middle School 51-35.

The Warriorettes will play at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 8, at Stewarts Creek High School. The Warriorettes will take on Havenview Middle School, of Memphis. Havenview earned their spot in the championship game by taking down Arlington Middle School 54-34.

The Warriorettes will receive a police escort … Read More


Warriors bounce back with a win over Rhea County

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:47 am

Kade Clark hits one of his four three-pointers in Tuesday night’s game, at Rhea County. Clark led the Warriors with 18 points and eight rebounds.

The Warriors showed no ill effects from their disappointing loss to Stone Memorial in their previous outing, as they got off to a fast start against Rhea County and held off the Golden Eagles for the 77-61 win Tuesday night, in Rhea County.

The Warriors jumped out to a double-digit lead by the end of the third quarter but had to hold off a late surge to improve to 4-3 in district play and wrap up third place in the district.

After struggling … Read More


Warriorettes struggle against Rhea

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:45 am

Alaina Stiles knocks down a three-pointer in Tuesday’s games against Rhea County. Stiles finished the game with 11 points.

It was a rough night on the road for the Warriorettes’ basketball team, on Tuesday night.

White County High School was playing on the road at Rhea County, in District 6AAA action, and hoping to end their losing streak. However, that was not to be.

The Warriorettes never really got into any kind of a rhythm. Rhea County controlled the tempo, and the outcome was a 72-48 loss to the Lady Eagles (14-13, 4-4). The loss dropped the Warriorettes to 21-6 on the season and 3-4 in District 6AAA … Read More


Cherry Creek breakfast

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:30 am

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast, 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the fire hall, at 124 Montgomery Rd. Breakfast includes country ham, city ham, sausage, bacon, biscuits, gravy, hash browns, eggs (cooked to order), pancakes (on request), orange juice, milk, coffee.


Cutest Couple Contest

Posted by | February 8, 2019 5:25 am

You only have just a couple of hours left to enter. Deadline is 8 a.m. TODAY.

Prizes will be announced at the same time the winning couple is announced, which will be noon, Tuesday, Feb. 12.


Traffic light at N. Spring and Bockman Way

Posted by | February 7, 2019 2:32 pm

Sparta Police Department has advised that the traffic light at North Spring Street and Bockman Way has temporarily malfunctioned. Crews are on the scene working to remedy the problem. The police department wants to remind drivers to treat this intersection as a four-way stop until the problem is fixed.



Veterans Museum undergoes renovations, new exhibits

Posted by | February 7, 2019 8:21 am

By Rachel Auberger

The Veterans Museum of White County is now housed in one room of the American Legion Building located at 5 Liberty Square and has quickly outgrown the space since the addition of new exhibits.

The museum will be making the short move across the hall, but, with some creative space management and rearranging of the services and offices in the building, they will be able to claim three rooms for their expansion.

Sandy Witt, museum curator, urges everyone to come and explore the museum when it reopens in early March.

“The museum offers a rich history of uniforms, military items, documents, and photographs from the … Read More


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