BonDeCroft VFD collecting donations for Christmas

Posted by | November 24, 2014 2:42 pm

BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department is aiming to help those in need this Christmas. Any persons or businesses interested in donating items or money for the disadvantaged families in the BonDeCroft or Eastland communities for a better Christmas please contact Asst. Chief Thomas Steele at 931-607-1880.


David Gibson Wilson

Posted by | November 24, 2014 2:19 pm

Funeral service for David Gibson Wilson, 73, of White County, will be 11 a.m., Nov. 26, 2014, in the chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., Nov. 25, at the funeral home. Bro. Jack Taylor and Bro. Tommy Phillips will be conducting the service.

Mr. Wilson passed away Nov. 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Clarkrange, to John H. Wilson and Golda Lee Key Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a retired machinist from the Duriron Corporation and served the … Read More


Christmas lighting contest

Posted by | November 24, 2014 1:23 pm

Sparta Woman’s Club and Sparta Electric are once again sponsoring the Christmas lighting contest. The contest is open to Sparta Electric customers only. Judging will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19. Be sure to have your lights on at that time. Prizes are House, 1st place $45, 2nd place $30; 3rd place $20; Yard, 1st place $70, 2nd place $60; 3rd place $50; Door, 1st place only $60; Overall, 1st place $105; 2nd place $60, NO THIRD PLACE. Call Margie Stevens (931) 836-2841 or Sherry Hickey (931) 739-2847.


Ruben Eugene Whitaker

Posted by | November 24, 2014 11:08 am

Ruben Eugene Whitaker, 87, was born July 10, 1927, in White County, to John and Minnie Mae Whitaker, and passed away Nov. 22, 2014, in Crossville.

He enjoyed gardening and hiking but going to church and singing was his passion.

Mr. Whiteaker was preceded in death by his parents, John Whitaker and Minnie Mae Bennet Whitaker, and two brothers, T.D. and Jim Whitaker.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Randolph Whitaker; sons, Perry (Yvonne) Whitaker, John (Lisa) Whitaker, David (Marilyn) Whitaker; daughters, Kathy (David) Beaty, Barbara Gunter; grandchildren, Monica, David, Nathaniel, and Mary Whitaker, Melissa Sherrill, Fred Gunter; one … Read More



Thanksgiving Service at Plainview Free Will Baptist Church

Posted by | November 24, 2014 10:54 am

Plainview Free Will Baptist Church, located at 649 Will Thompson Road, will hold their Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. A special service will be led by Bro. Lloyd Moles of Indiana, Bro. Bradley Bouden of Tenessee, Bro. Tony Cook of North Carolina and Bro. James Bilbrey of Tennessee. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by McCormick Ridge Holiness Church Pastor Dale Walker.


Cherry Creek to hold fundraiser breakfast Dec. 13

Posted by | November 24, 2014 10:44 am

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the fire hall, 124 Montgomery Rd., in Sparta. The menu includes eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon, country or city ham, biscuits, hash browns, white milk gravy, chocolate gravy, red-eye gravy, pancakes on request, milk and orange juice. $8 for adults. $3 for children 12 and under. To place orders call (931) 738-8511.



Construction halted during Thanksgiving holiday

Posted by | November 24, 2014 10:13 am

Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wed., Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. Mon., Dec. 1.   Workers may be on site in some construction zones.  Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.



Candy Cane Lane Art Show coming up

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:18 am

The community is invited to attend Cassville Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Candy Cane Lane Art Show on Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m at Cassville Elementary School.  The show will highlight the unique artistic talents of Cassville’s students.


Holiday Festival set for Nov. 28-30

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:14 am

Tennessee Technological University’s satellite location, The Appalachian Center for Craft, will be holding a holiday festival from Nov. 28-30.  The event will feature artist demonstrations, crafts for kids, hands-on workshops, studio tours, live music and more.  For more information, visit the page for The Appalachian Center for Craft.


Making a house a true home

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:11 am

Mary Redding Bonner Hudgens, known to many as Granny Hudgens, dedicated her 98 years of life to giving to others.  Her daughters, Jane Griffin and Joanne Paz, remember their mother as an upbeat, generous person.

“Her belief was that if it was done from the heart, and solely for the good of others, her pleasure was in the doing, and not in the thanks,” Griffin said.

To read Mary’s story, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Joyce Ann Simmons

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:05 am

Joyce Ann Simmons, 55, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 21, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Simmons was born July 7, 1959, in Spencer, to Jay Brymer and Amanda Hopkins Brymer.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 25, 2014, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Molloy Cemetery, in Van Buren County. The family will receive friends 1-9 p.m., Nov. 24, at 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 25, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


Holiday shipping tips for small businesses and individuals

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:05 am

Sparta U.S. Post Office Postmaster Scott Tinsley and Supervisor of Customer Servies Jeremiah Manus help holiday shipping run smoothly.

The holidays are some of the busiest times of the year. Throw shipping presents into the mix, and it becomes even more stressful. Worrying about loved ones receiving their gifts on time, paying for expensive shipping, and making time to drop by the post office can make for an experience lacking in holiday cheer.

By following a few tips, these problems can be avoided and the process can be painless and simple.

To read these tips, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Santa to appear at True Love Dec. 1

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:04 am

Fri., Dec. 1,  5-7 p.m., Santa will be hanging out at True Love Tattoo taking photos and checking his list! Come out and enjoy some hot chocolate and meet Santa before the parade!


Deadline given to demolish structure

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:02 am

At the last city council meeting, the board tabled an issue concerning the 658 N. Edgewood Drive property—a house that has burned and must be demolished.  To read the full story, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Buddy Lee Matheney Sr.

Posted by | November 24, 2014 9:00 am

Buddy Lee Matheney Sr., 58, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wanda Flatt Kleinfield

Posted by | November 24, 2014 8:58 am

Wanda Flatt Kleinfield, 68, of the Bon Air community, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Gas prices update

Posted by | November 24, 2014 7:32 am

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. Prices yesterday were 48.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 21.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 24.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 41.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

 

 


Sparta Christmas Parade

Posted by | November 24, 2014 7:05 am

Sparta Rotary Club presents the 2014 Sparta Christmas Parade beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. This year’s theme is “Light Up Christmas.” Line-up begins at 2:15 p.m., at White County High School. All floats must be lined up before 3 p.m. Applications must be in by noon, Dec. 11, and can be picked up at Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, 16 W. Bockman Way, or by emailing makeasplash@spartatnchamber.com. Completed applications can be delivered the Chamber office, emailed or faxed to (931) 836-2216. Call (931) 836-3552 for more details.


Christmas luncheon

Posted by | November 24, 2014 6:46 am

Sparta Woman’s Club will have its Christmas luncheon at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at First National Bank, in Sparta. For more information call  (931) 739-2847.


Eastland breakfast

Posted by | November 24, 2014 6:38 am

Eastland Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at the fire hall, 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd. The meal will include scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits (pancakes on request). Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. For deliveries, call the fire hall at (931) 935-8299.


Elementary champions decided

Posted by | November 23, 2014 6:54 am

The annual elementary basketball tournament concluded Saturday at the WCMS gym.  Three schools took home titles.

Cassville won the girls’ small school title defeating Doyle 19-18.

The Doyle Indians picked up the small division boys’ title with a 39-28 win over BonDeCroft.

Woodland Park swept the large division titles with a pair of wins over Findlay.  The Lady Panthers were victorious 28-14 and the Panthers followed with a 39-31 win.

See Monday’s print edition for full details.




Edna Ferol Wilhite

Posted by | November 21, 2014 3:15 pm

Edna Ferol Wilhite, 71, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Wilhite was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Gainesboro, to Landon Young and Williford Young.

She was the wife of Ralph Wilhite.

Mrs. Wilhite was a graduate of White County High School and a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church for 35 years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and reading and was a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Wilhite, of Sparta; two sons, Patrick Wilhite and wife Angie, of Sparta, Jeremy Wilhite and wife Brooke, of Gainesboro; daughter, Valerie Franco and … Read More


Christmas in Our Town schedule finalized

Posted by | November 21, 2014 2:40 pm

The Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce has finalized the schedule and participating merchants for this year’s Christmas in Our Town event. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m., with music all day at Oldham Theater, a craft fair at the American Legion, and games and fun for children of all ages across the city. Entry forms will be available on Monday at the Chamber office to enter to win prizes from local merchants. The entry form and additional details can be found at sparta-chamber.net.



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