WCMS completes sweep of CTC titles

Posted by | February 8, 2010 12:00 am

Knocking down a trey. Loren Foster knocks down a trey for the eighth grade Warriorettes in the first half of the Central Tennessee Conference championship game. Foster went four of four from the free throw line in the last 10 seconds of the game to help seal the 27-22 win for the Warriorettes over Coffee County.

Laying it up. Dustin Cole prepares to lay the ball up for two points in the first half of the WCMS Warriors’ win over Harris Middle School in Saturday’s championship game. The Warriors defeated the Eagles 29-27 in overtime.

The 2009-10 Central Tennessee Conference championship trophies have a permanent home at White … CONTINUED


Virginia Denton Mitchell

Posted by | February 7, 2010 12:00 am

Virginia Denton Mitchell, 86, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 6, 2010, at Vanderbilt Medical Center, in Nashville.
Mrs. Mitchell was born Sept. 2, 1923, to late John Wilbur and Mercha Lovell Denton.
She was a retired school teacher.
Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Denton, and husband, William Haskell (Bill) Mitchell.
Survivors include her son, William D. (Denny) Mitchell, of Sparta; daughter, Elizabeth Victoria (Vicki), of Harriman; grandsons, William D. Mitchell II of Nashville, Harold Donald Balcom III, of Lenoir City; granddaughters, Chabli Annette Balcom, of Knoxville, Alexis Brooke Mitchell, of Sparta, great-grandchildren, Jacob Cole Mitchell, River Denton Mitchell, Austyn Tyler Balcom; and sister-in-law, … CONTINUED


WCMS teams sweep CTC titles

Posted by | February 7, 2010 12:00 am

Celebration. The White County Middle School Warriors and Warriorettes celebrate on the court after the boys clinched the overtime victory completing the sweep of CTC titles.

The White County Middle School eighth grade Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams swept the Central Tennessee Conference titles Saturday night in Manchester.
Both teams went into the tournament as the top seeds and finished off the season with tournament championships.
The Warriorettes defeated Coffee County 27-22 while the Warriors took a 29-27 victory over Harris Middle School from Shelbyville.
See Monday’s edition for full details.


WCHS splits at Cumberland County

Posted by | February 6, 2010 12:00 am

Bryan Haley implores his team during a timeout late in the win over Cumberland County.

The Warriorettes survived a scare from the Lady Jets, but the Warriors couldn’t hold off the Jets in the nightcap as the WCHS teams split at Cumberland County on Friday night in District 6AAA action.
The Warriorettes built a 16-point lead early in the third quarter only to see Cumberland County roar back and take a one-point advantage in the fourth quarter. WCHS would retake the lead and hold off the Lady Jets for the 41-36 win. At the same time, the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers were getting upset by Coffee County, which put … CONTINUED


WCMS teams in CTC championship games Saturday

Posted by | February 6, 2010 12:00 am

Both of the White County Middle School teams will vie for Central Tennessee Conference championships Saturday night at Coffee County Middle School.
The Warriorettes will take on the winner of the South Jackson/Coffee County game at 6 p.m.  That will be follwoed by the Warriors against the winner of the Coffee County/Harris Middle game in the boys’ title contest.


Single-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

Posted by | February 5, 2010 12:00 am

White County Emergency Medical Services personnel transported a Cookeville man to White County Community Hospital, Feb 1, after a one-vehicle crash on Highway 111, just south of the O’Connor exit.


Three injured in two-vehicle crash

Posted by | February 5, 2010 12:00 am

Personnel with White County Emergency Medical Services transported two adults to White County Community Hospital and one juvenile was taken to WCCH by personal vehicle, Feb. 2, after a two-vehicle crash on Indian Mound Road, in the western portion of the county.



Quarterly reports indicate rise in activity

Posted by | February 4, 2010 12:00 am

White County commissioners were recently presented with the quarterly reports from some of the governmental departments that provide the officials with a synopsis of the overall workings of each entity for the previous three months.
Reports from the two judicial commissioners indicate a total 431 warrants written for Sparta Police Department, White County Sheriff Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the general public. These numbers do not reflect the warrants issued by White County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
From October through December 2009, the bulk of the warrants issued were for driving on suspended/revoked license, which totaled 52. In second place were juvenile petitions, with both judicial commissioners issuing … CONTINUED


State rep. follows through with promise

Posted by | February 4, 2010 12:00 am

A law that would ensure emergency communications districts maintain a ‘direct dispatch’ method of service has been proposed by State Representative Charles Curtiss who had stated several months ago he would be presenting this legislation to Tennessee General Assembly during its 2010 session.
The ‘direct dispatch’ wording is only one of several changes and/or additions to an existing law for emergency communications districts.
A portion of House Bill 3165 bill states, “If a joint emergency communications district is established pursuant to [TCA 7-86-105], a petition signed by registered voters of the county amounting to 10 percent of the votes cast in the county in the last gubernatorial election … CONTINUED


White County man seriously injured in shooting

Posted by | February 4, 2010 12:00 am

Shooting scene. Detectives with White County Sheriff Department, along with officials with TBI and the District Attorney General’s office, investigate a shooting Feb. 2 at a residence on Will Road, in White County.

Investigation. Law enforcement officials scoured the scene of a shooting to piece together the facts of the incident that left a White County man in critical condition at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

A White County man is in critical condition at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after being shot, Feb. 2, at a residence on Will Road, on Gum Springs Mountain.
According to Detective Chris Isom with White County Sheriff Department, Norman Jessie Roberts, 36, of … CONTINUED


Three injured in two-vehicle crash on Indian Mound Road

Posted by | February 4, 2010 12:00 am

Crash. All three occupants of this 1993 Lincoln were taken to White County Community Hospital after a two-vehicle crash, Feb. 2, on Indian Mound Road.

Personnel with White County Emergency Medical Services transported two adults to White County Community Hospital and one juvenile was taken to WCCH by personal vehicle, Feb. 2, after a two-vehicle crash on Indian Mound Road, in the western portion of the county.
According to Trooper David Hickey with Tennessee Highway Patrol, William Johnson, 47, of Sparta, was driving a black 1993 Lincoln westbound on Indian Mound Road behind a white 1999 Ford 4×4, driven by Clabron Darrell Adcock, of Sparta.
Hickey stated as … CONTINUED


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