Eddie Eagle makes an appearance

Posted by | October 22, 2014 2:03 pm

Darlene Young, of White County Sheriff Department, and Eddie Eagle

Eddie Eagle stopped by Woodland Park to make sure the students remember what to do if they see a gun.

Woodland Park students learn about gun safety

Posted by | October 22, 2014 1:56 pm

Woodland Park students and teachers recount Eddie Eagle’s motto: stop, don’t touch, leave the area and tell an adult. Eddie Eagle teaches children how to stay safe if they were to find a gun.

Meth lab reportedly located in Golden Mountain residence

Posted by | October 22, 2014 12:32 pm

A large meth lab was reportedly discovered in a Golden Mountain home by officers with the White County Sheriff Department on Oct. 18. One suspected was arrested and has been charged in the bust. For more information, see tomorrow’s edition of The Expositor.

Wild Food Day this Saturday

Posted by | October 22, 2014 12:25 pm

This Saturday, Oct. 25, Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting Wild Food Day, featuring field trips identifying wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads.

For more information, call 423-8815708.

Trick or Treat at the Y!

Posted by | October 22, 2014 11:42 am

Trick or Treat at the YMCA this year on Halloween from 5 – 8 p.m. There will be games, candy, face painting, and just plain old fashioned fun! Call the YMCA at 836-3330 if you have questions or want more information.




Art ‘n Ale Trail coming up

Posted by | October 22, 2014 11:37 am

Thor McNeil has announced that this year’s Art ‘n Ale Trail is set for November 1 following a kick-off party.  For more information, visit the Art ‘n Ale Trail Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-n-Ale-Trail/161415984050751?fref=photo.

Ambulance visits pre-school

Posted by | October 22, 2014 10:42 am

On Oct. 22, James Bumbalough, paramedic with White County Emergency Medical Services, explains to children at First United Methodist Church’s pre-school how trained personnel take care of patients they are transporting. The children were able to actually view different types of bandages, as well as put on stethoscopes and listen to their hearts and learn about several other pieces of medical equipment on-board the ambulance.

Details released in Calfkiller Bridge crash

Posted by | October 22, 2014 10:31 am

According to a report by Patrolman David Grissom, the crash that took place on Oct. 17 that left the south bound lanes of Highway 111 near the Calfkiller River shut down for some time, was reportedly caused by a driver in the left lane veering into the right lane, forcing the driver off the road. More more details, see tomorrow’s edition of The Expositor.

HOME grant meetings set

Posted by | October 22, 2014 10:24 am

The meetings to apply for the HOME rehabilitation grant funds for City of Doyle and White County have been set for the following dates:

White County, 5:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at Oldham Theater
Doyle, 6 p.m., Oct. 28 at Doyle City Hall

See tomorrow’s edition of The Expositor for a full list of the items applicants are required to bring to the meeting if they hope to apply for the grant funds.

Commodities distribution

Posted by | October 22, 2014 9:37 am

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 6, 2014, at White County Ag Building of the Fairgrounds, 565 Hale St., Sparta. Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.





Extended hours at the White County Animal Shelter this week

Posted by | October 22, 2014 9:11 am

Ruthie is available for rescue or adoption at the White County Animal Shelter.

This week, the shelter will be open for extended hours.  The shelter will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Anyone who would like to meet the pooches is welcome to drop by.  Additionally, the shelter is asking for volunteers to help show the dogs to potential adopters.


Spooky Saturday is this weekend

Posted by | October 22, 2014 9:05 am

At 10 a.m. this Saturday at the White County Public Library, the library will be holding the 5th annual Children’s Spooky Saturday.  There will be a haunted puppet show, a costume parade, trick or treating, and more.  For more information, call Dana at (931) 836-3613.

Mayor Young and aldermen discuss public works director position

Posted by | October 22, 2014 9:01 am

Last night at 7 p.m., Mayor Jeff Young and Sparta’s aldermen met to discuss the applicants interested in the public works director position.  At the meeting, the aldermen discussed adjusting the salary to reflect the applicant’s level of education– specifically, if he or she had an engineering degree.  At this time, the board members are not certain that Sparta needs an engineer for the position.  Some applicants’ salaries appeared to be out of Sparta’s price range; these applicants will be asked if they are still interested in pursuing the position further despite the lower salary.  As this meeting was a … Read More

Sparta Woman’s Club meeting

Posted by | October 22, 2014 7:18 am

GFWSparta Woman's ClubC Sparta Woman’s Club will meet at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, 23 N. Church St., in the lower level. Members should bring finger foods to share and items to donate to the Veterans Hospital. Guest speaker will be Jeff Herel on “Conservation and Bees.” For more information call Sherry Hickey, (9310 739-2847.

Elks Lodge pancake breakfast

Posted by | October 22, 2014 7:12 am

Elks Lodge 2863 will host a pancake breakfast 9 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Oct. 26, at the lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta. Pancakes and bacon or sausage patties, orange juice, coffee, $6. Call (931) 858-0930 for more information.

Elementary basketball season underway

Posted by | October 22, 2014 5:22 am

White County’s elementary school basketball season got underway Tuesday night.

A full slate of games is on tap Thursday.

The schedule is:

Findlay at BonDeCroft

Spencer at Doyle

Central View at Woodland Park

Cassville at Northfield

Girls’ games tip off at 6 p.m. at each site.

Warrior hoops tabbed 1st in both preseason polls

Posted by | October 22, 2014 5:19 am

The White County High School Warrior basketball team left Monday’s preseason media day with the top spot in both the preseason coaches’ and media polls.

The Warriorettes came out tied for second with Rhea County in the media poll and third in the coaches’ poll.  Cumberland County’s girls took first in both polls.

See Thursday’s print edition for full details.

Trunk or Treat this Saturday

Posted by | October 21, 2014 3:11 pm

From 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on October 25, Cumberland Mountain State Park will be holding Trunk or Treat.  More details to come.  For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/374334352719767/.

Chilly Chill 5K and Family Fun Day set for Nov. 8

Posted by | October 21, 2014 2:59 pm

On Nov. 8, Cedar Lake Camp will be holding their annual fundraiser.  At noon, there will be free hot dogs and chips and camp activities for families.  At 3 p.m., there will be a 5K race.  Following the race, a chili cook-off will be held.  Visit cedarlakecamp.org to register, sign up as a sponsor, or to get more information.

Rescue Squad elects officers for the next year

Posted by | October 21, 2014 10:32 am

The Sparta-White County Rescue Squad elected their officers for the next year. The officers are:  Chief/Unit Director Mike Mclatchy, Assistant Chief/Assistant Unit Director Ray Brown, Captain Zachary Cunningham, 1st Lt. T.C. Good, 2nd Lt. Jason Williams (not pictured) Secretary Janice McCulley Young, Treasurer Bruce Allen and Chaplin Justin Simmons.

Castelli Contstruction donates to White County Vietnam Veterans

Posted by | October 21, 2014 10:22 am

Founder Jack Bussell, President Paul Steele, Russ Castelli of Castelli Construction, Treasurer Fred Graham and Vice President David Seabolt meet for the donation.

This morning, Russ Castelli, a Vietnam veteran, made a $200 donation to the White County Vietnam Veterans on behalf of Castelli Construction.

Adoptable Friend of the Week: Dottie

Posted by | October 21, 2014 9:37 am

My name’s Dottie, but I like it when people call me Dottie Dot.  I’m a 1-2 year old terrier mix looking for my furever home.  When I first came to the shelter, I had skin problems that made me very itchy, but I never let that get me down.  I’m all smiles, all the time.  Now, I’m taking medicine and getting better every … Read More

Adoptable Friend of the Week: Thaxton

Posted by | October 21, 2014 9:28 am

My name’s Thaxton, and I’m a 2-3 year old beagle/hound mix looking for my furever home.  I love to go on walks and enjoy my time spent outside.  As far as other dogs go, I would prefer to hang out with ladies.  At first I’m a little shy, but once you pet me, I’m hooked.  My habits at the shelter suggest that I … Read More

TTU’s One World to host diversity celebration

Posted by | October 21, 2014 7:14 am

Tennessee Tech University will host Celebrations of the World to give students and community members a chance to experience traditions from other cultures. Celebrations of the World will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Roaden University Center second-floor multipurpose room. The event is hosted by the One World Club and is free and open to the public. While at the event, students and community members will have the chance to experience food from a variety of other cultures.  Roaden University Center is located at 1000 N. Dixie Ave.


Cumberland Quintet to perform

Posted by | October 21, 2014 7:04 am

The Cumberland Quintet at Tennessee Tech University will host a non-traditional Halloween concert at 7:30 p.m. in Wattenbarger Auditorium. The concert will include various spooky tunes, but for this concert, audience participation is encouraged. The quintet will have a blood curdling scream contest and the musicians encourage concertgoers to come in costume. The quintet’s other members are TTU faculty members Wonkak Kim, clarinet; Roger Martin, flute; Jeremy Hansen, horn; and James Lotz, bassoon. The concert is free and open to the public. Wattenbarger Auditorium is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.


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