Warren adds to lead

Posted by | September 19, 2014 7:51 pm

The Pioneers site on another fourth down conversion stretching their lead to 20-7 with 6:43 stl to play in the first half

Warriors on the board

Posted by | September 19, 2014 7:39 pm

Allen Newport’s 24 yard touchdown reception makes it a 13-7 game with 10:27 left in the half.

Warren add to their lead

Posted by | September 19, 2014 7:26 pm

The Pioneers increase their lead to 13-0 with a touchdown pass on fourth down with 1:48 left in the first quarter.

Warren takes early lead

Posted by | September 19, 2014 7:24 pm

The Pioneers turn a Warrior turnover into the first touchdown off the game as they take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

Weekend events at Fall Creek Falls

Posted by | September 19, 2014 11:41 am

This weekend’s events at Fall Creek Falls are:

– Fri., Sept. 19 –

Pontoon Boat Tour: 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Meet Ranger Matt at the boat dock for a pontoon boat tour around the lake. There is a limit of eight and a fee of $7 per seat. Sign up at the camper’s check-in.

Evening Nature Ramble: 7:30 p.m. – Meet Ranger Matt at the camper’s check-in for a nature walk around the golf course. This is the peak time to see some of the park’s nightlife such as deer, raccoons, frogs, etc.

– Saturday, Sept. 20 –

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Hall’s Auto Repair to offer free 10-point inspections for grand opening

Posted by | September 19, 2014 11:01 am

Jonathon Hall, Hall's Auto Repair

Hall’s Auto Repair, a full-service repair shop, is opening for its first full day of business on Mon., Sept. 22, and on Monday only, owner Johnathon Hall is offering free 10-point inspections to customers. Hall’s hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The shop is located at 156 Mayberry Street and can be reached at 931-254-9624.

Cleaning up the town

Posted by | September 19, 2014 10:19 am

A unidentified man is taking to heart the term “cleaning up the town” as he power washes the sidewalk in front of the old Sparta Hardware building.

Joseph “Dude” Smith

Posted by | September 19, 2014 9:41 am

Joseph “Dude” Smith, 88 of Sparta, passed away Sept. 18, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born April 13, 1926, to Archie Smith and Hettie Reeves Smith.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and an elder of the Church of Christ at Eastland. He was also a member of the Eastland Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard Smith and Frank Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Smith, of Sparta, Betty Bryant and husband Eli, of Sparta; two daughters, Carolyn Holland and husband Bill, of Sparta; … Read More

Volunteers needed for the library used book sale

Posted by | September 19, 2014 9:31 am

The White County Public Library Used Book Sale is only a few days away, and the library is in need of volunteers.

Sale Hours:
Thursday, September 25, 9 – 6
Friday, September 26, 8 – 5
Saturday, September 27, 8 – Noon

If you would like to help, please call Doris Dawson at 931-935-3066.

Library computer classes continue

Posted by | September 19, 2014 9:28 am

Today at the White County Public Library, learn about peripherals– how to connect and use cameras, thumb drives, external hard drives, printers, scanners, and other devices.  For more information, call the library at (931) 836-3613.

Burgers and Brews is tonight

Posted by | September 19, 2014 9:22 am

From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. today, September 19, at Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum, the open house Burgers and Brews will offer six 6-ounce samples of craft beer from Budweiser of Cookeville, a grilled hamburger from Chartwells, a signature event pilsner glass, and live music by Legacy to support the children’s museum.  Tickets are $20 per person.  Add a kids turkey dog for $5.  Tickets can be purchased at the museum on 2nd Street or over the phone with card at 979-7529.

Taste of Home Cooking School set for Oct. 14

Posted by | September 19, 2014 9:00 am

The Taste of Home Cooking School returns to Sparta at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, Michelle “Red” Roberts will once again be hosting the two-hour show. Tickets are $35 for premium reserved seating and $12 for general admission. Doors open at 4 p.m. for reserved seating ticketholders and at 5 p.m. for general admission tickets. The show will be held at White County Agriculture Complex, 564 Hale St., in Sparta.  For tickets call (931) 836-3284 or come by The Expositor office, 34 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta.

After Dark Movie in the Park is tonight

Posted by | September 19, 2014 8:51 am

Tonight from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion at Dogwood Park in Cookeville, After Dark Movie in the Park will be showing Toy Story.  This is a free, family event.

A.A.R.F. Adoption Meet & Greet tomorrow

Posted by | September 19, 2014 8:41 am

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. tomorrow, September 20, at Tractor Supply Co. in Cookeville, A.A.R.F. (All About Rescue and Fixin’, Inc.) will be holding an adoption meet and greet featuring dogs and puppies for adoption.

Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Tennessee

Posted by | September 19, 2014 8:29 am

Everyone is invited to come out and support Alzheimer’s Tennessee with a fish fry by some of the most well known cooks in Sparta. The event will take place 11 a.m.-until, Saturday, Sept. 27, at 278 Oakwood St., at the Leftwich residence.  Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Tennessee.

Bethel homecoming

Posted by | September 19, 2014 8:13 am

Bethel Free Will Baptist Church will have a homecoming, on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the church. The service begins at 9:45 a.m., with lunch to follow. For more information call (931) 738-8697.


Hudson family reunion

Posted by | September 19, 2014 8:08 am

The descendants of Able Hudson, as well as friends, are invited to a family reunion, beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2383 Webb’s Camp Rd., in Walling. Bring a chair, favorite dish and family photos. For more information call  (931) 657-2718.

Skurlock Cemetery decoration

Posted by | September 19, 2014 8:06 am

There will be a decoration at  Skurlock Cemetery, on Saturday, Sept. 20. Business meeting at noon, with lunch to follow. For more information call (931) 657-3464 or mail donations to: Mary Ann Cloyd, 541 W. Gooseneck Rd., Doyle, TN 38559.


Posted by | September 19, 2014 7:16 am

The Calvary Trio will be singing at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Frasier’s Chapel Church. Everyone is invited to attend.




Elks Lodge dinner Saturday

Posted by | September 19, 2014 7:04 am

Elks Lodge 2863 will host a “sub” dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta.  The meal will include either a sausage/onion/pepper sub or a meatball sub. Sides will include French fries, cole slaw, drink and dessert. The meal will be $8. For more information call  (931) 858-0930.

Band boosters meeting rescheduled

Posted by | September 18, 2014 2:11 pm

Due to the Homecoming Bonfire being tonight, the Booster meeting for this evening has been rescheduled. The meeting will be next Thurs. Sept. 25th at 6 p.m. in the band room.

The Rev. Enoch Edward Spiva

Posted by | September 18, 2014 1:54 pm

The Rev. Enoch Edward Spiva departed this life on Sept. 17, 2014, to begin his new life in Heaven.

The Rev. Spiva was born Feb. 14, 1934, in White County, to Lem and Lillie Spiva.

As a United Methodist minister he served appointments in Conway, Arkansas, and Josephine, Texas, before returning to the Tennessee Annual Conference. He served appointments in Baxter, Williamsport, Pulaski (St. Andrew), Jamestown, Greenbrier, Waynesboro, Clarksville (Madison St.—Associate), Erin, and Carthage. As an accomplished pianist, The Rev. Spiva used his musical gifts throughout his service to the church.

During his 42 years of full time ministry he … Read More

Flower shop fire cause undetermined at this time

Posted by | September 18, 2014 12:18 pm

Yesterday’s fire at All Occasions Flowers was quickly extinguished, though the outcome could have been much different. Fire Chief Kirk Young states, “It was a good, clean save with minimal smoke damage to the business. The fire was confined to the back porch area.” Firefighters were on the scene almost immediately after being dispatched, which he says may have saved the building. “It could have been worse. It could have hit the business next door.” The fire is still under investigation at this time.

Miss Fabulous Pageant now accepting applications

Posted by | September 18, 2014 11:37 am

With only weeks until the 2014 Miss Fabulous Pageant, contestants are encouraged to submit their applications.  To access the application, visit the Miss Fabulous Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MissFabulousPageant.

Wild Food Day set for Oct. 25

Posted by | September 18, 2014 11:24 am

On October 25, Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting Wild Food Day, featuring field trips identifying wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads.

For more information, call 423-8815708.


Morning hike and afternoon clean-up at Fall Creek Falls

Posted by | September 18, 2014 11:18 am


At 9 a.m. on September 27 at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Assistant Park Manager Andy Wright will be leading a hike to the base of one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains.  Hikers will learn about the park, the falls, and the geology of the Cumberland Plateau.  The hike is a 0.8-mile moderately difficult hike.

At 1 p.m., volunteers are invited to join the park staff for some clean-up or dirt and debris on the bike trail.  Participants are to meet at the inn parking lot and bring water and gloves.

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