David Robert Brown

Posted by | August 17, 2019 1:28 pm

David Robert Brown, 78, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 14, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Roberts was born July 31, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John Brown and Ella Terrian Brown.

The family has chosen cremation. A graveside memorial service will be at a later date.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Clydene Roberts

Posted by | August 17, 2019 1:24 pm

Clydene Roberts, 82, passed away peacefully, on Aug. 12, 2019 at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

She was born July 1, 1937, in Akron, Ohio, to James Clyde Guy and Opal Northcutt who preceded her in death.

Clydene was very involved in the community, having taught over   40 years and served on the fair board for a number of years, as well as serving as the TennCare Community Outreach Worker until her health declined.  She was a member of Spencer Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by both sons, Daniel Emery and David Emery, and her brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ella Jean Guy.

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Steve Warren in concert

Posted by | August 16, 2019 9:01 am

Steve Warren will be in concert at 6 p.m., Aug. 18; 7 p.m., Aug. 19; and 7 p.m., Aug. 20 at Lighthouse Church, 7450 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta. Everyone is invited.



Active Duty Military Personnel

Posted by | August 16, 2019 6:18 am

On Oct. 7, The Expositor will begin publishing a list titled “Active Duty Military Personnel.” We are proud to join the community in recognizing those who are serving our country. We will continually accept additions to the list. The names submitted must have a connection to White, Van Buren, Putnam, DeKalb, Cumberland, or Warren counties. (The individual serving in the military must be from one of these counties or have parents, a spouse, or children who live in one of these counties.)

Submissions must be emailed to kim@spartalive.com. Please provide  name and rank, branch of military, hometown, and where the person is stationed.


Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | August 16, 2019 5:12 am

White County Veterans Museum is searching for photos of nine of the World War II veterans who were listed on a Victory Flag that was recently donated to the museum. If anyone has photos of these men (hopefully in uniform but civilian clothes are fine), please bring the photo to The Expositor. We will scan the photo while you wait and promptly return it to you. We realize these photos are priceless treasures. These photos will be displayed at the museum alongside the Victory Flag. For more information, call Kim Swindell Wood (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich
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Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted by | August 15, 2019 4:11 pm

It’s time again for The Expositor’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Ballots can be found in each edition of The Expositor for the next several weeks. Remember to VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. Only original ballots from The Expositor will be accepted. For more information, call (931) 836-3284.


Extreme heat has been causing cancellations of competitions

Posted by | August 15, 2019 2:05 pm

By Jerry Lowery

On Aug. 13, schools across the state had to cancel activities because of the heat index.

The TSSAA has some mandates that each school must abide by to keep the scholar athletes safe during practice and in games.  These mandates use the heat index as a measurement.

The heat index is a measure of how hot the weather feels to the human body, taking into account both the temperature and the relative humidity level. When the relative humidity level is high, the temperature feels warmer to the human body. As a result, the body dehydrates more quickly. To calculate the heat index, a person needs … CONTINUED


WCHS Warrior coordinators comment on scrimmage

Posted by | August 15, 2019 2:02 pm

The Warrior defense is in action at the recent scrimmage vs. Monterey. (Photo by JULIA MORRIS)

By Jerry Lowery

The White County High School Warriors took part in a scrimmage Aug. 9 that involved three teams.

Warrior offensive coordinator Gregg Segraves commented on the scrimmage.

“I’m excited about the kids working hard and want to get better,” said Segraves. “We are improving each and every day, but it takes time. There were a lot of good things that we did in the scrimmage but also a lot of areas where we need to improve. We just have to keep working hard.”

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Warrior golfers take part in early bird tournament at Tennessee Tech

Posted by | August 15, 2019 1:57 pm

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By Jerry Lowery

The White County High School Warrior golf team competed with several schools in the Tennessee Tech Early Bird Golf Tournament. The Warriors placed third in a field of strong competition. Trey Crockett led the way, with a solid 78 for the round. Jarrett Glass shot a 79.  Tysen Welch shot an 80, and Jeremiah Gardenhire came in with a score of 83. On the ladies’ side, Morgan Quick shot a 90, and Addie Selby came in with a 99.


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