Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 1:55 pm
Thaxton is available for adoption at The White County Animal Shelter.
During what shelter workers and volunteers are calling “Miracle Monday,” 12 dogs were adopted in an effort to spare many shelter residents from euthanasia. Volunteers kept the energy going, extending the hours of the shelter for Miracle Week. In those few days, 22 dogs found their forever homes. As today is the end of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, animal shelter manager Stephanie Smith is thankful for the adoptions that saved lives this month.
“We celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month in October, but every month is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” Smith said.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 11:46 am
The Holiday Mission Mart, a charity fair, will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville. The event will offer food, children’s activities, and prizes. Buying certificates or gift items at The Holiday Mission Mart will support the church’s missions. There will be a soup and salad lunch for $5.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 11:42 am
Due to weather conditions, the Doyle Halloween Fall Festival that was originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed to 4:30 on Monday, Nov. 3 at the Doyle Civic Center.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 11:28 am
The Book Discussion Group will be meeting at the White County Public Library at noon on Nov. 12 to discuss This is Where I Leave You.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 11:24 am
The White County Public Library has announced that it will take part in Sparta’s annual Christmas in Our Town on Saturday, Dec. 6 with a puppet show performance and a possible visit from Mr. Claus himself. The puppet show will begin at 10 a.m.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 11:15 am
Next week, Nov. 3-7, is Reading in Schools Week. The White County Public Library is asking for volunteers to help them read to White County’s elementary school children.
Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:
Nov. 3– Doyle, 8 a.m., 2 needed; Findlay, 1 p.m., 4 needed
Nov. 5– Central View, 8 a.m., 1 needed; Cassville, 9 a.m., 3 needed; Northfield, 1 p.m., 9 needed
Nov. 6– BonDeCroft, 8 a.m., 4 needed
Nov. 7– Woodland, 8 a.m., 14 needed
To volunteer, call Cathy at 931-836-3613.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 31, 2014 11:08 am
This holiday season, the library will be closed on the following days:
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 27 & 28 Thanksgiving
Dec. 24, 25, & 26 Christmas
Jan. 1 New Years Day
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 31, 2014 10:09 am
Check out the “Three Blind Mice.”
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 31, 2014 7:13 am
Eddie Lee Kinniard, 70, of Smyrna, passed away Oct. 30, 2014, at Stone Crest Medical Center, in Smyrna.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Hunter Funeral is in charge of arrangements.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 31, 2014 7:05 am
There will be benefit/gospel singing at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at ChristPoint Church, 13 Liberty Square, in Sparta, to help purchase a memorial headstone for Curron Lowery. Featured entertainers will be The Community Choir, Regina Coonrod, Tammy Young, Ken Clemons and other singers associated with Curron’s ministry will be participating. For more information contact Cynthia Gist, (931) 239-5504.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 31, 2014 7:04 am
Almyra Methodist Church will host a Trunk or Treat beginning at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the church, 2222 Burgess Falls Rd., in Sparta. For more information call (931) 761-5292.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 31, 2014 6:56 am
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 31, 2014 6:48 am
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 30, 2014 2:43 pm
New figures released by the department of Labor and Workforce Development show that White County’s unemployment rate has continued to drop every month since July. The rates for the past three months have been:
July 2014: 9.5
August 2014: 9.1
September 2014: 8.0
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 30, 2014 1:05 pm
Sparta Rotary presents the 2014 Sparta Christmas Parade, themed “Light Up Christmas.” The parade will be held 4 p.m., Sat., Dec. 13, 2014. Applications for entry into the parade can be found at the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 30, 2014 1:03 pm
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 30, 2014 12:29 pm
Early voting total for Wednesday, Oct. 29: 319
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 12:24 pm
Airport Manager Jim Kmet gives Congressman Diane Black a tour of the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.
Today, Congressman Diane Black is paying a visit to White County. This morning, Black toured the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. This afternoon, she will also be visiting White County High School.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 30, 2014 12:07 pm
NHC Healthcare of Sparta will host trick or treating 5-8 p.m. tomorrow night.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 30, 2014 11:27 am
Sparta-White County Senior Center conducts a yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon, every Friday and Saturday, at 1693 Old Smithville Highway, in Sparta. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center. For more information call (931) 836-3663.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 10:44 am
The 2014 Christmas Queen Winter Wonderland Pageant is set for Dec. 13. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1436119373330747/?ref_dashboard_filter=explore&unit_ref=popular_nearby.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 10:30 am
From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Nov. 8, the Sparta YMCA will be hosting the Winter Wonderland Craft Bazaar. There will be a variety of vendors present. Admission is free.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 10:23 am
On Nov. 22, Crowns for a Cause will present the 2014 6th Annual Holiday Queen Pageant. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/796134173750444/?ref_dashboard_filter=explore&unit_ref=popular_with_friends.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 10:19 am
During the Friday, Nov. 7 ART Prowl from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 14th Annual ART Prowl, see the artwork of local painters at Stop #2 at 123 West Broad Street in Cookeville, Delia Arteliers.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | October 30, 2014 10:18 am
Santa’s making his list, so make sure he gets your letter! Get your letter to us by Tuesday, Dec. 2 by 5 p.m. Mail: Santa Claus, P.O Box 179, Sparta, TN 38583 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Emailing of letters is preferred to ensure accuracy. If you would like to add a photo, please attach it. All letters received by deadline will be included in our Letters to Santa edition inside the Dec. 18 edition of The Expositor. We will use as many photos as possible. Group shots of classes are best.
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 10:07 am
Rotary Club President John Downs and Robert Waites adhere the slab to the wall.
Slabs are transported to the Veterans Park walls.
Kenneth Guidara checks the measurements.
John Downs, Robert Waites, Lloyd Harris, and Kenneth Guidara put the slab in place.
Lloyd Harris and Robert Waites prepare the wall.
Today, workers are adding slabs naming White County’s veterans to the walls of Veterans … Read More
Posted by Raela Gore | October 30, 2014 9:58 am
This morning, the Hardee’s renovations continued as workers added a new sign to the building.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 30, 2014 9:52 am
Today is the last day of early voting. Voting hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the White County Courthouse.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 30, 2014 9:23 am
The Tennessee Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint 8-10 p.m., Nov. 1 in White County on State Route 111 at Walker Cove Road. THP recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving, which kills more than 16,000 people and injures over 305,000 nationwide each year. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, targeting drivers who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed to ensure the protection of all motorists.
Posted by Pamela Claytor | October 30, 2014 9:01 am
Life Care Center of Sparta, located at 508 Mose Drive, will host trick or treating tonight from 6-8 p.m.