Monthly Archives: August 2015

WCHS/York Institute Football Gallery

Posted on August 31, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors traveled to Jamestown on Friday and came home with a 39-21 victory over the York Dragons.  That win improved the Warriors to 2-0 on the season.

Attached is a photo gallery and stats from the game.

WC – 13  14   0   12  – 39

YAI – 7    6     8    0 – 21


First Quarter
WC (10:06) – Pierce Whited pass complete to Trey Brewington 21 yards. (Cantrell kick). 7-0
YAI (2:56) – Cravens 24-yard touchdown pass to Josh Molands (kick good). 7-7
WC (:37.8) Richmond 10-yard run (kick failed) 13-7

Second Quarter
WC (4:52) – Rowan 9-yard run (Cantrell kick) 20-7
YAI (2:49) – … CONTINUED

Book sale donations

Posted on August 31, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Public Library always accepts donations of used and new books for their annual book sale. Bring books by any time or call for more information, (931) 836-3613.

Tornado siren

Posted on August 31, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

A test of the City of Sparta’s weather siren will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 31, weather permitting. Testing will not be done during inclement weather so as not to confuse the public about an actual weather threat.

Randy Alan “Pokey” Young

Posted on August 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Randy YoungRandy Alan “Pokey” Young, 49, passed away on Aug. 14, 2015, at his residence, along with companion Vanessa Dennis.

Mr. Young was born Oct. 9, 1965, in Sparta.

He was a treasured and valued employee of White County Lumber Company since he was 18 years old.

Mr. Young is survived by his mother, Gloria Young ,of Sparta; brothers, Charles Duane Young, of Spencer, Rodger Franklin Young, of Doyle, David Raymond Young, Eddie Dale Adcock, both of Sparta, Timothy Eli Young, of Smithville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Funeral service will be 4 p.m., Sept. 2, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Taylor’s Providence … CONTINUED

Vehicle fire on McMinnville Highway off ramp

Posted on August 31, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Sparta and Central View firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on the off ramp from Highway 111 onto McMinnville Highway on Saturday afternoon. The fire temporarily blocked the ramp to traffic, but was extinguished within minutes.

Shooting leaves four injured

Posted on August 31, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A resident in the eastern portion of White County has reportedly shot several individuals after the driver of a vehicle in which they were riding was “doing doughnuts” in his yard and causing damage.

According to White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, he received a call at approximately 5 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, that informed him Chad Jolley, who lives at 176 Robert Sherrell Rd., had shot into a vehicle that had been driven onto his property and was causing damage.

Shoupe said Jolley had already filed a report with the sheriff department prior to the incident stating he had been having trouble with individuals coming onto his … CONTINUED

Senior Day at the fair

Posted on August 31, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Senior Day at White County Fair will begin at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at the Agriculture Complex, on the fairgrounds. The event is open to anyone 55 years of age or older.

There will be a talent showcase immediately following opening ceremonies. Rules for the talent showcase will be on the registration form, which are available at Sparta-White County Senior Center and Life Care Center of Sparta. Applications must be filled out and turned in before 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st place through 10th place. There will be no separate categories as in the past.

There will also … CONTINUED

This Week in White County History

Posted on August 31, 2015 7:07 am by Sparta Live


Dan M. Cummings, Sparta, and R. L. Mason, Walling, were recognized by the Tennessee Agriculture Commission and received a Certificate of Appreciation for their work on the weekly weather and crop reports. They also recognized 148 other volunteers from around the state Tennessee for their work in the weekly crop and weather reports.

The Expositor set up a new way to cover and honor football players during the 1975 season by creating a point system to showcase those players who made numerous plays during each game. The sports page featured a player from offense and defense in each issue.

Boy Scout Troop 175 took an educational trip … CONTINUED

Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on August 31, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Aaron ShaferThe Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride will be Sept. 26, 2015, which is in memory of Aaron’s birthday. Registration starts at 8 a.m., at Central Church of Christ, in the parking lot. The cost is $20, and registration takes place the day of the race.  Kids who are 10 and under ride for free. Ride begins at 9 a.m. Anyone can ride who has a bike and a helmet. The routes range from 1.25 miles to 60 miles – your choice. The event is a fundraiser for the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation. For more information call Cherri McNeil, at Fragrant Mushroom, (931) 836-8190.

Project Graduation Class of 2016

Posted on August 31, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The next Project Graduation meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1. Please make arrangements to be there and please sign up  to work the fair booth. Volunteers are needed. You can message us, call or text us through our Facebook page – WCHS Project Graduation Class of 2016.

2nd Annual Blues and Brews Craft Beer Festival is Oct. 17

Posted on August 31, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WCTE’s 2nd annual Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival, in Cookeville’s downtown Dogwood Park, will be noon-5 p.m.,  Saturday, Oct. 17, and will feature samplings of more than 60 craft brews from across the country. Attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass to sample craft beers all day, and local food vendors will be selling their specialties on site. The Dogwood Performance Pavilion will feature live music, and festival-goers can bring blankets or lawn chairs to lounge in the music area. Blues and Brews ticket sales benefit WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS.

Advance Blues & Brews tickets are currently available for $40 at VIP tickets are available … CONTINUED

Janice Evelyn Haston

Posted on August 31, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Janice Evelyn Haston, 63, of Doyle, passed away Aug. 30, 2015, at her residence.

She was born July 17, 1952, in White County, to John Haston and Elise Franks Haston Carter who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Haston, and son-in-law, Troy Lawson.

She was a retired trainer for Xerox.

She was a graduate of White County High School Class of 1970 and attended Doyle Elementary School. .

Survivors include her husband, David Hewitt, of Doyle; daughter, Jodi Lawson, of Sparta; son, Paul McCormick, of Illinois; two sisters, Theresa Ware, of Bone Cave, Marilyn Cunningham, of McMinnville; grandchildren, Michaela and … CONTINUED

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