Warriors and Warriorettes stay perfect

Posted by | November 25, 2014 10:21 pm

Both the Warriors and Warriorettes remained perfect on the season with wins over Tullahoma on Tuesday.

The Warriors, behind 21 points from Kordell Henderson, won their game 84-49.

The Warriorettes got 15 points from Bella Taylor and 14 from Hannah Leftwich as they picked up the 65-41 win.

See Monday’s print edition for full details.

The next action for WCHS is Monday, Dec. 1st, when they host Ooltewah.

Fire on Bockman Way

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:51 pm

A fire has been reported on West Bockman Way across from Hardee’s, in the vicinity of Riverbank Books.

Rock House Christmas event

Posted by | November 25, 2014 1:44 pm

There will be a Christmas open house at the historic Rock House, 3663 Country Club Rd., in Sparta. The event will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, with refreshments provided the Rock House Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Everyone is invited to stop by.

Edwin H. Herel

Posted by | November 25, 2014 11:57 am

Edwin H. Herel, 80, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.

Mr. Herel was born May 24, 1934, in Astoria, New York, the son of Jerry Herel and Antoinette Skokan Herel.

He served his country in the U.S. Army

Mr. Herel was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Herel; children, Jeffrey Herel, Lorraine Herel-Blumer, Teresa Herel-Fritz; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral service will be graveside at 2 p.m., Nov. 26, 2014, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Father John Pantuso will officiate.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Lorelle Carter

Posted by | November 25, 2014 11:50 am

Ruth Lorelle Carter, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Ms. Carter was born Oct. 24, 1931, in White County, to Henry Lecil and Ruth Wallace Carter.

She was a former hairdresser.

Ms. Carter was preceded in death by her parents and an infant twin sister.

Survivors include her sister, Virginia Sims, of Sparta, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be graveside at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 25, 2015, at Highland Cemetery. Carl Sims will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Have you gotten your entry form yet?

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:56 am

Entry forms are available now for Christmas in our Town at local participating merchants, or online at Sparta-Chamber.net. Visit each of the participating merchants between now and Dec. 6 to have your entry form stamped, and return the completed entry to Sparta Office Supply or the Chamber office by 3 p.m., Dec. 6, 2014, to be eligible for prizes. Prizes include a tablet, merchant bucks, cash, and merchandise. Be sure to completely fill in the contact information on the official form. Entry forms must be validated by every participating merchant to be eligible to win. Must be present to win.

Christmas on the Plateau set for Dec. 19

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:48 am

On Dec. 19, Cumberland Mountain State Park will hold Christmas on the Plateau from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the recreation lodge.  The event will feature a toy drive, homemade ornament crafts, an encounter with a barred owl, reading of A Christmas Story, hot drinks, snacks, and a visit from Santa himself.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the event’s facebook page.

Christmas Concert and Sing-along set for Dec. 7

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:43 am

The Cookeville Community Folk Orchestra will present a free sing-along Christmas Concert from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.  at First Christian Church in Livingston.  The sing-along will feature holiday songs both old and new.

Networking event set for Dec. 3

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:40 am

All individuals, groups or businesses interested in the welfare of the abandoned, abused, surrendered or neglected animals in White County are invited to a networking event at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Mason San Pedro Mexican Restaurant in Sparta.

Organizers hope to form a more unified approach to the prevention, promotion, rescue and care of the unwanted domestic animals in White County by aligning with the White County Animal Shelter, sharing resources, planning fundraisers and events, recruiting volunteers and meeting others with the same passion for animals.

Tentative Agenda:

6:00 p.m.  6:20 Meet & Greet; Opportunity to order food

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Adoptable Friend of the Week: Maddox

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:30 am

My name is Maddox, and I’m looking for my furever home.  I’m a 2-3 year old labrador/terrier mix with a lot of luck.  I’m even named “Maddox” because it means “little fortunate one.”  Last week, the shelter got a call that there was a dog who had possibly been hit by a car and was really hurt.  When the animal control officer found me, he thought I wasn’t as bad as they thought and he brought me to the shelter.  They took me to the vet, and they helped me feel better.  The vet thinks I got in a scuffle … Read More

Adoptable Friend of the Week: Artie

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:19 am

My name’s Artie, and I’m looking for my furever home.  I’m a 2-3 year old shepherd mix with lots of love to give.  They say I’m a just like a teddy bear.  I’m very friendly, and I crave affection.  I can walk on a leash, and I even know how to sit!  All I really want is some doggy friends and a family to call my own.  Come meet me, your new best friend, at the White County Animal Shelter.

White County Animal Shelter
5600 Gum Spring Mountain Road
Sparta, TN 38583
(931) 761-3647

Shelter Hours:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: … Read More

Danny Bentley wins Turkey Bowl

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:18 am

Danny Bentley and The Expositor's Traci Massengill

At last night’s Turkey Bowl, Danny Bentley won the event, and took home a $200 gift card from Walmart and $25 from Save A Lot.

Geneva Frances Burgess Brady

Posted by | November 25, 2014 9:14 am

Geneva Frances Burgess Brady, 94, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at Cedar Hills Assisted Living, in Cookeville.

Mrs. Brady was born Jan. 6, 1920, in White County, to Robert Taylor Burgess and Beatrice Randolph Burgess.

She was once a teacher at Bear Cove Elementary School, as well as a secretary for Arthur Mitchell. She, along with her late husband Ray Brady, were owners of Brady Motor Company, in Cookeville, where she served as bookkeeper. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed being with people and attending church.

In addition to her parents and husband she is also preceded in … Read More

White County Middle School hosts 2nd Mini-Career Fair

Posted by | November 25, 2014 8:15 am

White County Middle School hosted its second mini-career fair of the 2014-15 school year on Nov. 21, 2014.  Approximately 300 eighth graders participated along with 10 different local manufacturers and three post-secondary institutions. The event is part of an effort to encourage career exploration at an early age. Everyone worked together to offer the students a general overview of the occupations available in the field of manufacturing along with the education and skills needed to work in these various careers.

WCMS splits with South Franklin

Posted by | November 25, 2014 8:00 am

The White County Middle School eighth grade basketball teams hosted South Franklin Monday and came away with a split.

The Warriors improved to 6-0 with the 50-24 win while the Warriorettes fell to 2-4 after the 38-21 defeat.

See Thursday’s print edition for complete details.

Boys’ basketball team hosting steak dinner at WCHS

Posted by | November 25, 2014 6:55 am

White County High School boys’ basketball team is having a steak dinner 4-6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, at the WCHS cafeteria. The cost is $25 per dinner and includes: 8-ounce rib eye steak, baked potato, salad, dessert, and a drink. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the boys’ basketball team, coach or manager. Also, tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event. This dinner is prior to the game with Ooltewah.

Buddy Lee Matheney Sr.

Posted by | November 25, 2014 5:57 am

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

Mr. Matheney was born Jan. 1, 1956, in Knoxville.

He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Matheney; sister, Gail Matheney; grandson, Josiah N. Matheney; and sisters-in-law, Etta R. Dailey and Linda F. Smartt.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Joyce Seibers Matheney, of Sparta; sons, Buddy Lee Matheney Jr. (Heather), of Sparta; daughter, Amy (Richard) Bumbalough, of Sparta; mother, Betty Love Matheney, of Sparta; grandchildren, Tyler M. Bumbalough, Conner L. Bumbalough, Ethan D. Bumbalough, and Elisha L. Matheney; four brothers, Gary W. (Charlotte) … Read More

Wanda Mae Flatt Kleinfeld

Posted by | November 25, 2014 5:43 am

Wanda Mae Flatt Kleinfeld, 68, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at her residence in Sparta.

Ms. Kleinfield was born Nov. 6, 1946, in Monterey, to Lester Goines and Della (Gardner) Goines.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Goines, and husband, Raymond Flatt

Survivors include five sons, Thomas Flatt, of Sparta, Stephen Flatt and wife Valerie, of Mississippi, Robert Flatt and wife Kristi, of Sparta, Phillip Flatt, of Sparta, Donnie Flatt and wife Mary, of Sparta; two daughters, Pam Bryant and husband Danny, of Sparta, Nancy Carr and Franky Young, of … Read More

Ruben Eugene Whitaker

Posted by | November 25, 2014 5:33 am

UPDATED: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

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 (Tisha) Whitaker, David (Marilyn) Whitaker; daughters, Kathy (David) Beaty, Barbara Gunter; grandchildren, Monica, David, Nathaniel, and Mary, Cody, … Read More

Sandra Jane Stewart

Posted by | November 25, 2014 5:21 am

Sandra Jane Stewart, 50, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 22, 2014, at her residence.

Ms. Stewart was born May 23, 1964 in Johnson City, Tennessee, to Ann Jones Stewart and the late Randall J. Stewart.

Sandra brought special joy to her family and all who knew her and everyone is a better person for it. She gave unconditional love to those around her, as our heavenly Father does. Her uniqueness was a blessing. She was a second mother and a dear friend to her nephew, Michael Goodman. Their relationship was one of happiness and joy.

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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.

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.

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