Warriors win 42-21

Posted by | August 26, 2016 10:16 pm

Behind a 200-yard rushing performance from Chris Richmond, the Warriors improved to 2-0 with the 42-21 over the visiting York Dragons.

Get the complete story in Monday’s print edition.

Warriors lead 14-7 after one

Posted by | August 26, 2016 7:35 pm

The Warriors hold a 14-7 lead over York Institute after one quarter of play with the Dragons at the Warrior 35 to start the second frame

Treasure Chest at Sparta-White County Senior Center

Posted by | August 26, 2016 10:56 am

Check out the Treasure Chest at Sparta-White County Senior Center, at 321 E. Bronson St. You can find everything from household goods to furniture, with everything reasonably priced. All proceeds benefit the senior center. The Treasure Chest, which is staffed by volunteers, is located adjacent to the center, inside the enclosed shuffleboard court/pavilion. Hours of operation for the Treasure Chest are 8 a.m.-noon, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Donations for the Treasure Chest will be accepted at the Senior Center during normal hours of operation. No clothing, please. For more information call (931) 836-3663.

Accident with injuries reported on Cane Hollow Road

Posted by | August 26, 2016 9:47 am

Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Cassville Volunteer Fire Department, White County Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee Highway Patrol and White County Sheriff Department have been dispatched to a crash, reportedly with injuries on Cane Hollow Road, near the lake. There are reportedly three individuals in a single vehicle.

Rodger Glenn Brown

Posted by | August 26, 2016 7:06 am

Rodger Glenn Brown, 62, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 26m 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Brown was born April 10, 1954, in Sparta, the son of S.D. Brown and Willie Roberts Brown.

He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Darryl “Toad” Brown; a sister, Deborah Deck; and a sister-in-law, Libby Slatten.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Brown, of Sparta; son, Andy Brown, of Sparta; mother, Willie Brown, of Sparta; two granddaughters, Shelby Brown, Ryan Norris, both of Sparta; three sisters, Rhonda Hawkins (Stan), of Walling, Janice Prater (Bob), of Sparta; Vicky Cole (Bufford), of Sparta; two brothers, Stephen Brown (Misty), of Sparta, Jim Brown (Judy), … Read More

Leola Smith Busbee

Posted by | August 26, 2016 6:48 am

Leola Smith Busbee, 94, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Aug. 25, 2016, at Hospice at Cumberland County.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m., Sept. 3, 2016, at Memorial Baptist Church, in Crossville.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TTU’s first home football game of 2016 covered by WCTE

Posted by | August 26, 2016 6:34 am

L-R: Cindy Putman WCTE Ready to Learn project manager, Awesome Eagle and Erika Howard, WCTE intern, get ready for the upcoming Golden Eagles football season

Tennessee Tech’s first home game, Thursday, September 1, will be covered and broadcast by WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS from 6-9 p.m. Tune in and support theGolden Eagles as they go up against Wofford.

In addition to this first game, WCTE will cover each of TTU’s home games including TTU vs. EKU, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 1;  TTU vs. Eastern Illinois , 6-9 p.m., Oct. 15; TTU vs. SEMO, which will be Tech’s homecoming with the parade being covered  10:30 -11:30 a.m. and the game being covered 1:30-4:30 p.m.; and TTU vs. Murray, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 19.

WCTE will also broadcast the TTU Coach Marc Satterfield show Aug. 31 and … Read More

Convoy of Hope arrives in Cookeville with $1 million in food, giveaways and services

Posted by | August 26, 2016 6:21 am

Convoy of Hope will stop in Cookeville, on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Putnam County Fairgrounds to provide a day of free food, goods and services. The community event is one of dozens Convoy of Hope will host in 2016 throughout the United States.

WHAT: A free event offering $1 million in free goods and services including groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, a hot meal, veteran services and more.

While supplies last — all are welcome. No I.D. required.

WHY: Provides an opportunity for more than 1,000 local community volunteers to share hope and tangible help with thousands of their neighbors and help … Read More

Check out the job fair

Posted by | August 26, 2016 6:05 am

PUTNAM, OVERTON, JACKSON, WHITE, CUMBERLAND AND SMITH COUNTIES: The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a job fair for Metro Industrial Services in Monterey, Livingston, Gainesboro, Sparta, Cookeville, Crossville and Gordonsville,11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.

Warriors look to go to 2-0 against Dragons

Posted by | August 25, 2016 9:38 pm

For the second straight year, the Warriors will be looking to improve to 2-0 with a win over York Institute.

The Dragons come into Warrior Stadium at 0-1 for the non-district contest. This will be the eighth straight meeting between the two teams with the Warriors having won five of the previous seven. WCHS has won three in a row. The Dragons were winners in 2009 and 2012 and both were shutouts. The two teams have played 15 times in the last 40 years with WCHS holding the 10-5 advantage. The Warriors won last year’s meeting in Jamestown 39-21.

The Dragons return eight starters on each side of … Read More

Thursday, August 25th, local sports results

Posted by | August 25, 2016 9:16 pm

It was another busy afternoon in local sports action on Thursday, August 25th.

The White County High School soccer team got their first victory of the season when they defeated Livingston Academy 4-1.

The Warrior golf team came up just short against visiting Cookeville on Thursday in an 18-hole match at the Sparta Country Club.  The Warriors had a solid day on the links, but Cookeville continues to put together stellar team performances.  The Cavaliers checked in with a 295 while the Warriors teamed up for a 304.

The WCHS volleyball team was defeated 3-0 by visiting Rhea County.  The WCMS volleyball team defeated Avery Trace.

See Monday’s … Read More

Firefighters respond to Luna & Son Tire

Posted by | August 25, 2016 4:31 pm

Sparta Fire Department has been dispatched to a reported structure fire at Luna & Son Tire. There is reportedly smoke in the upstairs office, and the source is believed to be between the floors.

Firefighters respond to Bockman Way

Posted by | August 25, 2016 1:18 pm

Captain Jessie Buttrum (Photos by PAMELA CLAYTOR)

BonDeCroft Captain Thomas Steele

Sparta and BonDeCroft firefighters responded to a call of a Bockman Way planter, in front of The Expositor, that had been smoking for some time. It is believed that a discarded cigarette butt caused the smoking.


Thanks to the volunteers and donors who helped with “1,000 For 1,000”

Posted by | August 25, 2016 12:37 pm

The River Sparta wants to thank everyone that provided support in one way or another for the 1,000 For 1,000 shoe give away for children at White County Fairgrounds, on July 31. The River Sparta could not have done it without all of you and without The Father. So a big thank you to all the area churches and the Union Baptist Association that helped by adopting shoes and sending volunteers; the Boy Scout troop that helped with parking; White County Fair Board that was so very cooperative and helpful; The Expositor for having a story about the event; 95.9/106.9/93.7 radio stations for running ads about the event; … Read More

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