Cookeville takes early lead

Posted by | October 31, 2014 7:09 pm

Wilson Central transplant, Vic Johnson, goes 67 yards in the game’s first play putting the Cavaliers up 7-0 with just 18 seconds gone off the clock.

October ends, not Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Posted by | October 31, 2014 1:55 pm

Thaxton is available for adoption at The White County Animal Shelter.

During what shelter workers and volunteers are calling “Miracle Monday,” 12 dogs were adopted in an effort to spare many shelter residents from euthanasia.  Volunteers kept the energy going, extending the hours of the shelter for Miracle Week.  In those few days, 22 dogs found their forever homes.  As today is the end of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, animal shelter manager Stephanie Smith is thankful for the adoptions that saved lives this month.

“We celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October, but every month is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” Smith said.


Holiday Mission Mart tomorrow

Posted by | October 31, 2014 11:46 am

The Holiday Mission Mart, a charity fair, will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville.  The event will offer food, children’s activities, and prizes.  Buying certificates or gift items at The Holiday Mission Mart will support the church’s missions.  There will be a soup and salad lunch for $5.

Christmas in Our Town Puppet Show

Posted by | October 31, 2014 11:24 am

The White County Public Library has announced that it will take part in Sparta’s annual Christmas in Our Town on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a puppet show performance and a possible visit from Mr. Claus himself.  The puppet show will begin at 10 a.m.

Volunteers needed for Reading in Schools

Posted by | October 31, 2014 11:15 am

Next week, Nov. 3-7, is Reading in Schools Week.  The White County Public Library is asking for volunteers to help them read to White County’s elementary school children.

Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

Nov. 3– Doyle, 8 a.m., 2 needed; Findlay, 1 p.m., 4 needed

Nov. 5– Central View, 8 a.m., 1 needed; Cassville, 9 a.m., 3 needed; Northfield, 1 p.m., 9 needed

Nov. 6– BonDeCroft, 8 a.m., 4 needed

Nov. 7–  Woodland, 8 a.m., 14 needed


To volunteer, call Cathy at 931-836-3613.


Library closings for the holidays

Posted by | October 31, 2014 11:08 am

This holiday season, the library will be closed on the following days:

Nov. 11  Veterans Day

Nov. 27 & 28  Thanksgiving

Dec. 24, 25, & 26  Christmas

Jan. 1  New Years Day

Eddie Lee Kinniard

Posted by | October 31, 2014 7:13 am

Eddie Lee Kinniard, 70, of Smyrna, passed away Oct. 30, 2014, at Stone Crest Medical Center, in Smyrna.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

Benefit to purchase headstone

Posted by | October 31, 2014 7:05 am

There will be benefit/gospel singing at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at ChristPoint Church, 13 Liberty Square, in Sparta, to help purchase a memorial headstone for Curron Lowery. Featured entertainers will be The Community Choir, Regina Coonrod, Tammy Young, Ken Clemons and other singers associated with Curron’s ministry will be participating. For more information contact Cynthia Gist, (931) 239-5504.

Trunk or Treat

Posted by | October 31, 2014 7:04 am

Almyra Methodist Church will host a Trunk or Treat beginning at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the church, 2222 Burgess Falls Rd., in Sparta. For more information call (931) 761-5292.

White County unemployment rate drops to 8.0 percent

Posted by | October 30, 2014 2:43 pm

New figures released by the department of Labor and Workforce Development show that White County’s unemployment rate has continued to drop every month since July. The rates for the past three months have been:

July 2014: 9.5
August 2014: 9.1
September 2014: 8.0

BonDeCroft Literacy Night on Oct. 7

Posted by | October 30, 2014 1:03 pm

Congressman Black visits White County

Posted by | October 30, 2014 12:24 pm

Airport Manager Jim Kmet gives Congressman Diane Black a tour of the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.

Today, Congressman Diane Black is paying a visit to White County.  This morning, Black toured the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.  This afternoon, she will also be visiting White County High School.

Senior Center yard sale

Posted by | October 30, 2014 11:27 am

Sparta-White County Senior Center conducts a yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon, every Friday and Saturday, at 1693 Old Smithville Highway, in Sparta. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center. For more information call (931) 836-3663.

Sparta YMCA Winter Wonderland set for Nov. 7, Nov. 8

Posted by | October 30, 2014 10:30 am

From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Nov. 8, the Sparta YMCA will be hosting the Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar.  There will be a variety of vendors present.  Admission is free.

2014 Holiday Queen Pageant set for Nov. 22

Posted by | October 30, 2014 10:23 am

On Nov. 22, Crowns for a Cause will present the 2014 6th Annual Holiday Queen Pageant.  For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page:

Letters to Santa

Posted by | October 30, 2014 10:18 am

Santa’s making his list, so make sure he gets your letter! Get your letter to us by Tuesday, Dec. 2 by 5 p.m. Mail: Santa Claus, P.O Box 179, Sparta, TN 38583 e-mail: Emailing of letters is preferred to ensure accuracy. If you would like to add a photo, please attach it. All letters received by deadline will be included in our Letters to Santa edition inside the Dec. 18 edition of The Expositor. We will use as many photos as possible. Group shots of classes are best.

Veterans Park construction continues

Posted by | October 30, 2014 10:07 am

Today, workers are adding slabs naming White County’s veterans to the walls of Veterans … Read More

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