Monthly Archives: August 2014

Warriors get another tune-up against Macon Co.

Posted on August 13, 2014 7:07 am by Tammy Wilhite

Changing directions.  Josh Rowan cuts back in front of a Macon County defender for a big gain in Tuesday’s scrimmage.  WCHS will play in a jamboree Friday at Upperman High School.

The Warrior football team hosted Macon County Tuesday in what is their final full scrimmage of the preseason.

WCHS will travel to Upperman Friday for the jamboree, which is basically a dress rehearsal for the real thing, which is Friday, August 22nd, when York Institute comes to town for the season opener.

Coach Matthan Houser talked bout his team’s play in the scrimmage, “I think we came out and played hard. The conditions just weren’t … CONTINUED

Virginia Kozak

Posted on August 13, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Virginia Kozak, 92, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 10, 2014, at Signature Healthcare-Putnam, in Algood.

She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Lincoln Park, Michigan, to Anthony English and Martha Bochatyn English.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Aug. 15, 2014, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 15, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Officer family reunion

Posted on August 12, 2014 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Officer family reunion will be held at Liberty Baptist Church, on Sunday, Aug. 31.  A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m.. All family and friends are invited to attend.


Len and Flo Denton 50th anniversary

Posted on August 12, 2014 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Len and Flo Denton, along with family and friends, would like to invite the community to their 50th anniversary party, 5-8 p.m., Aug. 30, 2014, at Quebeck Community Center, 375 Quebeck Rd. No gifts please. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

Carl Edward Hodge

Posted on August 12, 2014 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Carl Edward Hodge, 67, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Sparta, passed away Aug. 10, 2014, at Alive Hospice St. Thomas.

Mr. Hodge was born May 5, 1947, in White County, to William F. Hodge and Ida Pearl Bohannon Hodge.

Survivors include his three sisters, Anna Jones and husband Steve, Doris Prater and husband Ronnie, Virginia Presley, all of Sparta, and brother, William Eugene Hodge and wife Gail, of Chattanooga.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 14, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery, in Van Buren County. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Aug. 13, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in

Five EMS employees complete paramedic program

Posted on August 12, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Five employees of White County Emergency Medical Services have completed the paramedic program at Tennessee Tech. The EMT-IVs completed 425 classroom hours and 600 clinical hours to receive their certificates, which is required to obtain a state paramedic license. Billy Price, EMS director, says the five future paramedics, who he lists as Houston Austin, Danny Webb, Ashley Thompson, Jimmy Savage and Ben Deweese, attended class twice per week for 14 months. They are now awaiting state approval for their paramedic licenses.


Carrie’s Dance Academy fall sign-ups coming soon

Posted on August 12, 2014 1:01 pm by Raela Gore

Carrie’s Dance Academy will be holding a three-day open house for sign-ups for fall classes.  Classes for all ages and abilities are available.

For further information, contact Carrie’s Dance Academy, (931) 837-7700.

Ashley Johnson benefit

Posted on August 12, 2014 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a benefit yard sale for Ashley Johnson (who has recently experienced serious illness), Aug. 14, 15 and 16, 8 a.m.- nightfall, at 5208 Franks Ferry Rd. Items included will be clothes, shoes, purses, dishes, picture frames, angels, salt and pepper shakers, beans, owls, decorations, books, albums, tricycles, autumn and Christmas decorations, futon, recliner, end tables and sectional sofa. For more information call (931) 657-0530.

Marcus England named E-911 Interim Assistant Director

Posted on August 12, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

At the August 11 meeting of the White County Emergency Communications Board, eight-year E-911 employee and long-time emergency services veteran Marcus England was named Interim Assistant Director of E-911, as the previous assistant resigned citing personal reasons.

Gastroenterologist Suneel Tammana M.D. joins Cookeville Regional Medical Group

Posted on August 12, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Suneel Tammana M.D., a specialist in gastroenterology, has joined the staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and will be joining the gastroenterology practice of Cookeville Regional Medical Group, 438 North Whitney, in Cookeville. Dr. Tammana is married to Hemamalini Karparupu M.D., who specializes in medical oncology and hematology at the Cancer Center of Cookeville Regional. Dr. Tammana is accepting new patients. To make anappointment contact his office at (931) 783-2616.



Sara Wells M.D. joins Cookeville Regional

Posted on August 12, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Urologist Sara Wells, M.D., has joined the staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wells has a special interest in continence issues, kidney stones and cancers of the kidney. She offers a wide range of current surgical treatments including robotic surgery. She is accepting patients at the offices of Upper Cumberland Urology Associates, 320 North Oak Avenue, in Cookeville. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wells, call (931) 528-5547.


Senior Day at the fair

Posted on August 12, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Life Care Center of Sparta will be hosting Senior Day at White County Agricultural Fair, beginning at 9 a.m., Aug. 29, 2014, at the Ag Complex. Registration forms to enter the talent competition are now available to pick up at Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St., or at Life Care, 508 Mose Dr. For more information call Rebecca Young, (931) 738-9430.

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