Learning about germs

Posted by | September 3, 2015 3:55 pm


Wendy Whiteaker, White County UT Extension agent, came to Sparta Head Start today to teach the children about germs and proper hand washing. Sparta Head Start is always accepting applications. If you’d like more information, please call (931) 836-2615.

Vanessa Carol Dennis

Posted by | September 3, 2015 1:18 pm

Vanessa Carol Dobbs Dennis, 46, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 14, at a residence on Carrick Road, in Sparta.

She was born Sept. 27, 1968, in Sparta, to Herb Dobbs and Wylodean Dunn Dobbs Reed.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Jordan Dennis, and a brother, Pete Dobbs.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan Dobbs and wife Tracy, of Sparta; daughter, Brandy Dennis, of Sparta; granddaughter, Ava Dennis; grandsons, Jonathan, Chris, Shawn Dobbs; sisters, Jody Fulk, Felecia Christian, Kathy Ashbaugh, all of Sparta; and brothers, Billy Dale Dobbs and Anthony Dobbs, both of Sparta

A memorial service was 7 p.m., Aug. 29, 2015, at … Read More

Trailer park issue for City of Doyle

Posted by | September 3, 2015 12:34 pm

A Disneyland Road mobile home park is creating frustration for Doyle city officials, who, during their meeting on Sept. 1, listed a number of grievances they want addressed by the property owner.

Alderman Jerry Rodgers opened the discussion by asking Mayor Ray Spivey if there were any updates on the trailer park.

Board members discussed a number of concerns they had about the property, which reportedly includes mobile homes sharing electricity, tenants’ dogs roaming onto neighboring properties, improper use of septic tanks, a lack of working smoke detectors and grass on the property not being mowed.

For more information on the September meeting of the Doyle Board of … Read More

Getting ready for new Dollar General

Posted by | September 3, 2015 12:07 pm

Workers were clearing land at the corner of Bockman Way and Baker Street, on Sept. 3,  in preparation for the construction of a new Dollar General store. An older house that once sat on the property was torn down in the excavation process.

Roy Buford Null

Posted by | September 3, 2015 10:01 am

Roy Buford Null, 65, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 2, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Null was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Sparta, the son of Roy Null and Nola Price Null.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Sept. 4, 2015, at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Novelty lighters continue to cause concern

Posted by | September 3, 2015 9:26 am

Novelty lighters resembling children’s toys may attract curious kids who may see these items as fun without realizing the potential dangers. House fires caused by lighters and matches cause millions of dollars in property damage.

“We spend a lot of time teaching kids that lighters are not toys,” said Captain of Sparta Fire Department Barry Brady. “Why would you buy a lighter that looks like a toy?”

To read more about novelty lighters and how they are a potential danger for children, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.

Sparta biking community fights obesity

Posted by | September 3, 2015 9:21 am

The Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride will take place on September 26 in memory of Aaron Shafer’s birthday. The race begins with registration at 8 a.m. at Central Church of Christ. For more information on the Bike Ride and how activities such as bicycling and walking help keep Tennessee healthy, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.

Terry reunion

Posted by | September 3, 2015 7:54 am

The Terry Family is planning its 46th annual reunion for Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Algood, at the Algood Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, on the corner of Main and Harp. Registration and social activities will begin at 10 a.m. An old-fashioned potluck dinner will begin at noon, followed by a program and business session at 1 p.m.   There is no formal planned program for this year;   Please bring something about the Terry families to share with each other – photos, documents, heirloom pieces, etc. All Terry Family members and friends are encouraged to attend.

Stamps-Selby-England reunion

Posted by | September 3, 2015 7:31 am

Family reunion (birds and hearts)Stamps-Selby-England relatives will have a reunion, Saturday-Monday, Sept. 5-7, at 6090 Crossville Highway. The event will include camping, prizes, games, good food and good company. Sept. 5: Registration at noon, bean and chili supper at 6 p.m.; Sept 6: church services at 10 a.m., pitch-in dinner (meat and drinks furnished) at noon., auction  (bring items for auction) at 2:15 p.m. For more information call (931) 935-6114.

Price reunion

Posted by | September 3, 2015 7:29 am

Price family and friends are invited to a reunion 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at Sparta-White County Rescue Squad Building. For more information call  (931) 761-3105.

Warriors head to Rhea County Friday

Posted by | September 2, 2015 6:28 pm

The Warrior football team will be looking to improve to 3-0, but standing in their way Friday night is the state’s 6th ranked Class 5A team, Rhea County.

The game is the initial region contest of the season for WCHS, who has started off with wins over Monterey and York Institute.  In their most recent outing, the Warriors defeated the Dragons 39-21.  Rhea County is 1-1, but is coming off a 64-20 win over McMinn Central.

Kick off for the game is 7 p.m. central time at Rhea County High School.

See Thursday’s print edition for a complete preview of the game.

Chester Lee Dodson

Posted by | September 2, 2015 2:00 pm

Chester Lee Dodson, 93, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Aug. 31, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care, in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Born Dec. 18, 1921, in the Ravenscroft community of White County, he was the son of Earnest Dodson and Ida Wallace Dodson

Shortly after the beginning of World War II, Mr. Dodson joined the 305th Fighter Control Squadron in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator serving in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he earned his bachelor’s and graduate’s degrees in geology from West Virginia University.

He spent 11 years working for the United States Geological Survey as a field geologist and … Read More

Co-op members from White County attend 2015 Farm Fest

Posted by | September 2, 2015 12:41 pm

Attending Farm Fest from White County Farmers Cooperative are, from left to right, Willie Miller, Scott Swoape, David Simmons, Jeff Jolly, Zach Jolly and Bryan Simmons.

Members of White County Farmers Cooperative were among a record crowd of more than 2,000 farmers, Co-op managers and employees, vendors, and guests who attended the 2015 Farm Fest on Aug. 11 and 12 at the headquarters of Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC) in LaVergne.

This year’s event is the third Farm Fest held by TFC, a statewide farm supply organization owned by White County Farmers Co-op and 52 other Co-ops across Tennessee. Nearly all of these Co-ops were represented at the two-day event, which gave farmers a chance to see the assets they own as cooperative members and learn more about Co-op products, equipment, and the latest agricultural … Read More

New tire environmental fee on new motor vehicles effective Oct. 1

Posted by | September 2, 2015 10:30 am

Tennessee General Assembly recently passed legislation (Public Chapter 525) imposing a tire environmental fee assessed on the purchase of new, previously untitled motor vehicles to be titled and registered in Tennessee, effective Oct. 1, 2015. The fees are as follows: . $5 for a motor vehicle with four or fewer wheels, not including any  spare . $10 for a motor vehicle with more than four but fewer than 11 wheels, not including any  spare . $15 for a motor vehicle with 11 or more wheels, not including any  spare

The law requires dealers of new motor vehicles to begin collecting appropriate fees from customers at the time of

Russell and Rogers reunion

Posted by | September 2, 2015 10:14 am

The Russell and Rogers family reunion will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Shelter #1. Bring a covered dish. Friends are also welcome.

TDOT halts lane closures on Labor Day weekend

Posted by | September 2, 2015 9:14 am

Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, Sept. 4, through 6 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on site in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.

Tuesday’s local sports action

Posted by | September 2, 2015 8:17 am

The following is the results of White County sports action from Tuesday, September 1st.

The Warrior golfers were defeated by Cumberland County at Bear Trace.  The Warriorettes won their match, Cumberland County had only one female golfer.

The WCHS soccer team ended in a 3-3 tie with Cannon County.

The Warriorette volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by Cookeville

For WCMS teams, the volleyball team defeated Warren County 2-1, but the football team was defeated 40-6 by North from Franklin County.

See Thursday’s print edition for all the details.

Former Warriors in college football

Posted by | September 2, 2015 8:10 am

When the college football season kicks off this weekend, White County will have four former Warriors on collegiate rosters, two of which are at the top of teh dpeth chart for their position.

ETSU resurrects their football program this Thursday night against Kennesaw State.  River Boruff will be starting at middle linebacker.

When Tusculum College travels to Virginia Wise on Saturday, Hunter Cantrell will once again be their #1 punter.

Jo Jo Matlock is #2 on the depth chart at defensive end for Sewanee:  The University of the South.  They open their season Saturday against Keynon College.

Adam Farley has returned to football and is a long snapper … Read More

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