WCMS basketball teams win over North Middle

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:34 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The eighth grade teams from White County Middle School played North Middle School in basketball action on Jan. 6.  Both teams were successful in beating the North teams from Franklin County.

The WCMS Warriorettes won with a final score of 51-14.

Celeste Reed led scorers with 17 points.  Braydon Taylor, Karlee Wilhite, and Piper Price each had eight points.  Ava Jones added five points.  Sara Brogdon and Tatum Rittenberry added two points each.  Riley Savage scored one point in the win.

The WCMS Warriors won the second game of the night by a score of 33-24.

Malachi Brown led all scorers with nine points.  Brenton … CONTINUED


WCHS Warriors and Warriorettes defeat Walker Valley

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:32 pm

Caydra Parker looking over the defense vs. Walker Valley

By Jerry Lowery

On Jan. 10, the White County basketball teams hosted the Walker Valley Mustangs.

The Warriorettes started the night off by beating Walker Valley 85-36.  The Warriorettes outscored the Mustangs in every quarter to take the dominating win.  They blistered the home nets for 15 three-point shots in the game.

Gracie Dodgen led all scorers with 20 points.  Kanden Reeves scored 12 points, and her sister, Kendreah Reeves, added 11 points in the win.  Nia Powers scored 10 points.  Julia Curtis and Alaina Stiles scored nine points each.  Morgan Quick, Caydra Parker, Andi Haston, and Lexi Golden … CONTINUED


TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline Feb. 1, 2020

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:27 pm

The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching. Saturday, February 1, 2020 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary financial aid application that any student enrolling in post-secondary must complete in order to determine state and federal scholarship and grant qualifications.

“tnAchieves strongly encourages all students, regardless of post-secondary plans, to file the FAFSA as soon as possible,” says Amanda Schneider, tnAchieves Senior Director of Communications. “The FAFSA is directly correlated with increased college enrollment and completion. Completing … CONTINUED


Seeing through the blindness

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:18 pm

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint church

Have you ever been blind? You know, unable to see? I realize that’s a pretty heavy question to lead out with, but the point is that if you’ve never been there, then you don’t know what it’s like. The flip side is the fact that many of us are spiritually blind in many ways and aren’t aware. For some of us we may be blind to our own failures or successes. For others we’re blinded by our own desires. Many people blame Jesus for their stumbling and for their falls, but he is not the reason for our lack of sight; it’s … CONTINUED


You are not the producer and host of a “reality” show, you are the president – act like it

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:16 pm

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

Once again, Donald Trump has shown us and the world he has no clue what he should be doing as president of the United States of America.  His speech last Wednesday morning, after the Iranians sent several rockets to two Iraqi bases that housed some American soldiers, was nothing less than dishonest and rather incoherent.  He seems to want his supporters to forget that his actions broke us into dangerous territory and wants Americans to hate the Iranian government and all Iranians.  He doesn’t care if Americans of Iranian descent may be harmed by his words.  Mr. Trump wants to feed his … CONTINUED


Relay for Life kicking off events

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:14 pm

By Rachel Auberger

White County Relay for Life has several events planned to lead up to their finale, on May 16, at White County Fairgrounds.

“We are pleased to be partnering with First National Bank who will be hosting a Survivors’ Dinner,” Marlene Delong, senior community development manager for American Cancer Society, said. “It has been a few years since we have been able to host a dinner here in White County, and I am so excited that we will be bringing this wonderful event back this year.”

The dinner, which is being planned for the first week in May, will feature a keynote speaker as well as … CONTINUED


School board accepts Sparta’s offer for Sidney Lane closure

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:12 pm

An aerial view of Sidney Lane shows its proximity to the old Findlay School location and the new school (while still under construction). White County School Board wants the road closed for safety purposes so students can still utilize the playground at the old site.

By Ron Moses

During the White County Board of Education meeting, on Jan. 9, Di-rector of Schools Kurt Dronebarger requested acceptance of the proposal made by the city of Sparta for the closure of Sidney Lane. The road is adjacent to the newly-built Findlay Elementary School and had been requested for closure for safety purposes so students could still utilize the playground at the old Findlay site, which is directly across the road.

In that proposal, the city of Sparta wanted forgiveness of $350,000 of debt. The school board would then receive the high school baseball field and be able to close Sidney Lane.

As a part of … CONTINUED


Discussion is held about Point Lane becoming official county road

Posted by | January 13, 2020 12:08 pm

By Ron Moses

A group of concerned residents who live near Center Point Acres lined the wall of the meeting room, on Jan. 6, 2020, as Steering Committee A of the White County Board of Commissioners discussed issues about the area.

The county is looking into classifying Point Lane as an official county road.

“County rules are real specific when adopting a county road,” said County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. “There is a standard that has to be made before the county will accept a road.”

Robinson said he was looking into adopting a different standard or different classification. He wants the road to be recognized as a … CONTINUED


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