Monthly Archives: March 2019

Fish fry to benefit Relay For Life

Posted on March 15, 2019 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, March 23

Who: Wenda’s Warriors

What: Fish fry (all proceeds benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event)

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: The Splash, on McMinnville Highway (formerly known as Wet Willie’s)


Ronald Wayne Monahan

Posted on March 15, 2019 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ronald Wayne Monahan, 60, of Old Hickory, passed away March 14, 2019.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rebecca Lynn Howell “Becky” Sims

Posted on March 15, 2019 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Rebecca Lynn Howell “Becky” Sims, 63 of Sparta, passed away March 13, 2019, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Sims was born Dec. 20, 1955.

She was known by many names – Becky, nurse, mom, and Granny B. She rarely met a stranger, and she would do anything for anyone who needed her help. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, shopping, riding the motorcycle with her husband, and playing with her puppy, Naomi. She always longed to be at the beach, so we honor her memory by taking her to spend eternity at her favorite beach. Her time here was shorter than expected, but … CONTINUED


TNStars awards $10,000 in scholarships to Tennessee kids

Posted on March 15, 2019 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Putnam County girl is one of winners

Ten kids from across the state of Tennessee have been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the TNStars College Savings 529 Program. TNStars, a program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury, hosted the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway in December. Tennessee adults could enter  the contest on behalf of a child 15 or younger.

The scholarships are awarded into a TNStars account and can be used to  cover future post-secondary education expenses ranging from tuition and  housing to books, computers, and more. Winners of the TNStars Holiday Scholarship Giveaway were chosen at random among over 5,500 entries  after the contest closed on December 28th. … CONTINUED


Cassville breakfast

Posted on March 14, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, March 23

Who: Cassville Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, fried potatoes, orange juice, mile, coffee); $7 adults, $5 children

When: 6-10 a.m.
Where: Fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane

Contact: (931) 761-2476 (will deliver for orders of five or more)


Geraldine Nunley Dunn

Posted on March 14, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Geraldine Nunley Dunn, 78, of Sparta, passed away March 13, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Dunn was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Chattanooga, the daughter of Edward Nunley and Virginia Griffith Nunley.

She worked at Red Kap Industries for over 40 years. She was also a member of West Sparta church of Christ.

Mrs. Dunn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert “R.L.” Dunn; two sons, Dennis Dunn, Bobby Dunn; infant brother, Edward Wayne Nunley; infant sister, Shirley Faye Nunley; and brother, Alan Nunley, who had resided in Idaho.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Cunningham, of Cookeville; granddaughters, Tabitha Williamson, of Sparta, Tracey Franklin (Mike), … CONTINUED


Bobby Lee Hensley Jr.

Posted on March 14, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Bobby Lee Hensley Jr., 41, of Sparta, passed away March 11, 2019, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Hensley was born Aug. 9, 1977, in Sparta. He was the son of Bobby L. Hensley Sr. and Brenda Baker Keathley.

He enjoyed carpentry, Hazzard Life, NASCAR, and his little riding buddy, Chug, who was always by his side.

Survivors include his wife, Nicole Bandy Hensley, of Sparta; sons, Ashten Hensley, of Dawson, Minnesota, Brandon Hensley, of Sparta; daughter, Bobbie (Madie) Hensley, of Sparta; parents, Bobby L. Hensley Sr. and Brenda Baker Keathley; brother, Joe Hensley, of Sparta; sister, Kayla Keathley, of Florida; mother-in-law, Linda Bandy, of Sparta; … CONTINUED


WCHS tennis takes on Stone

Posted on March 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Jerry Lowery

The White County High School tennis team took to the courts to open their season March 12, at WCHS.

The girls won the team competition by winning six matches to Stone’s three.  On the male side, Stone defeated Sparta by a 6 to 3 margin as well.

Individually in singles play, Seth McCormack won 8-4 and Austin Burchett won 8-2 in his first match as a Warrior tennis player.  Burchett teamed up with Jake Colwell to win their doubles match 8 – 2.

Emma Stewart won her singles match 8-5, Macy Tollison won 8-6, Allison Roberts won 8-0.  In the doubles match, Maelybeth Young and Emma Stewart won


Archery team competes in back-to-back tournaments over weekend

Posted on March 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Jerry Lowery

On March 8 and March, 9 the White County High School and White County Middle School archery team went to the Dibrell tournament, in Warren County, and then on to Murfreesboro for the Blazing Arrow competition, on Saturday.

The team placed second overall, on Friday night, in Warren County.  Rob Adcock was the top shooter in the middle school boys’ division, placing first overall.  Katie Hutchings placed first in the high school female division.  Taylor Parks placed second in the high school male division.

On Saturday, at the Blazing Arrow tournament, Parks won first place in the high school male division with a score of 292.


Warriors victorious over Upperman Bees but lose to Cavaliers

Posted on March 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Eli Rushing

The Warrior baseball team opened up their season, on Monday, with a 5-1 home loss against Cookeville but quickly bounced back, on Tuesday, with a convincing 9-3 road win against the Upperman Bees.

On Monday, the Warriors struggled early and failed to come from behind as they missed out on key scoring opportunities. Cookeville brought in two runs during their opening at bats and kept the pressure on the Warriors as the game dragged on.

The Warriors were able to cut into the lead off of a Cameron Beasley single that scored pinch runner D.J. Paul and brought his team within one with the score of 2-1, but … CONTINUED


WCHS Warriorette softball wins over Macon and Van Buren counties

Posted on March 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Eli Rushing

The Warriorette softball team got their season off to an excellent start as they earned victories over Macon County and Van Buren County, on Monday and Tuesday night. Although they fell behind in the first inning of their season opener, the Warriorettes were able to battle back and secure a 3-2 win.

The game was knotted up at two until a Hannah-Kate Simms homer gave the Warriorettes a lead that they would hold to the end.

In their second game of the week, the Warriorettes asserted their dominance at home. They won by mercy rule in a contest that ended, following the fourth inning. A barrage of runs … CONTINUED


One win, one loss for WCMS soccer

Posted on March 14, 2019 1:01 pm by Jerry Lowery

March 11 – Cheney Scores the hat trick to lead Warriors over York

The White County Middle School Warriors traveled north to face the York Dragons in a soccer match, on March 11, and came home with a big win by a score of 7-2.

The coveted hat trick term originated from the game of cricket, in 1858.  When a player scored three goals in a game, that player was then awarded a hat, often filled with money.  Angelo Cheney went for the “hat trick” Monday night by scoring three goals to lead the Warriors.

Nathaniel Griffin scored two goals, Nate Mullins scored one goal, and Daniel Gilley … CONTINUED


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