Warriors fall on homecoming

Posted by | October 2, 2015 10:03 pm

The Warrior football team was defeated 33-13 by McMinn County on homecoming night.  Chris Richmond scored both Warrior touchdowns in the contest.  See Monday’s print edition for complete details.

Standing Stone Day

Posted by | October 2, 2015 2:43 pm

Matthew Winterhawk Meek, a Cherikeec Indian born in Oklahoma but raised in Monterey, will lay the wreath and tomahawk during Standing Stone Day festivities, on Oct. 10. The day’s festivities includes a parade, flea market at Whittaker Park, arts, crafts and food vendors downtown plus an excursion train ride. For information about the day or how to purchase train tickets, call (931) 839-2111. (Photo by Dale Welch)

WCHS Warrior Marching Band prepares for homecoming night

Posted by | October 2, 2015 2:42 pm

It’s Homecoming night for White County High School. As such, the Warrior Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Roger Mills, is taking time to hammer out musical phrases in the homecoming selection. Kick off starts at 7 p.m. with pregame activities starting at 6:15 p.m.

Doyle dedicates Little Free Library

Posted by | October 2, 2015 2:06 pm

On Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, White County Public Library dedicated the Little Free Library at Doyle Elementary School. Principal Brenda Knox, Reading Specialist Amanda Flatt and several students helped place the first books. Thanks are extended to Doyle sponsors John and Effie McCord for funding this library.

Baker named Upper Cumberland Paramedic of the Year

Posted by | October 2, 2015 1:54 pm

Derek Baker, of White County Emergency Medical Services, was named White County’s Paramedic of the Year in July, and then went on to compete in the Upper Cumberland district, along with a paramedic from each of the 14 districts. Baker was recently selected as Paramedic of the Year for the entire region, and will now go on to the state level competition.

Christine L. Whiteaker Clouse

Posted by | October 2, 2015 11:05 am

Christine L. Whiteaker Clouse, 84, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 1, 2015, at her home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Oct. 4, 2015, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Old Blue Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m., Oct. 4, at the funeral home.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Safety preparedness

Posted by | October 2, 2015 10:02 am

Volunteers are showing off their new first aid kits.

LBJ&C Foster Grandparent Program recently held a safety preparedness day for its volunteers. They received training in what to do before, during and after an emergency, be it natural disasters, terrorism, home fires, extreme heat or cold, power outages, pandemics, or technological and accidental accidents. They learned about coping with the effects of disaster during and after their occurrence. The importance of having an emergency plan for your family in place before a disaster was stressed. For more information about the Foster Grandparent Program contact, Cheryl Pack, director, at (931) 528-6488 or e-mail her at fgprsvp51@gmail.com.

“Doc” Mitchell celebrates 95th

Posted by | October 2, 2015 7:51 am

Back, L-R: Patty Watts Stults, one of Doc's longtime neighbors and "unofficial adopted daughter;" Marshal Huddleston, Life Care Center of Sparta executive director; Roman Zarka, Doc's grandson; Houston and Jean Johnson; front, L-R: Jessica Lauderdale Zarka, Doc's granddaughter; Dr. Charles "Doc" Mitchell; Virginia Mitchell, Doc's daughter; and Bobby Wilhite

A man who has delivered babies, performed surgeries and taken care of various ailments of the Sparta community over the past 60-plus years celebrated his 95th birthday, on Oct. 1, 2015, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Not only has Dr. Charles Mitchell served as a physician, he has also been an active party of the community serving in the city government, a long-time member of Sparta Rotary Club,  American Cancer Society, and many others too numerous to mention in this short post. In addition, “Doc” Mitchell is also known as Capt. Charles Mitchell from his days in World War II where he helped form history and has … Read More

Composer Danner to show ‘Tech in a new way’ Wednesday

Posted by | October 2, 2015 7:05 am

Two pieces of music play a prominent role in Tennessee Tech University’s history: Joan Derryberry’s “Tech Hymn” and the TTU fight song, played at most athletic events.

On Oct. 7, TTU music composition and horn professor Greg Danner will add a third. The premiere of “With Wings like Eagles,” is the next event celebrating the university’s Centennial.

The name of the piece is a reference to the Bible’s Isaiah 40.

The piece will premiere as part of a performance by TTU’s wind ensemble, directed by TTU director of bands Joseph Hermann, at 7:30 p.m. ,Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Wattenbarger Auditorium. The concert and a reception afterward is free … Read More

Tourism celebrates 50th anniversary of Tennessee Craft and Craft Week

Posted by | October 2, 2015 6:54 am

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development celebrates the state’s makers by partnering with Tennessee Craft to feature craft artists at all 14 Tennessee Welcome Centers across the state Oct. 2-11.

In addition to spotlighting makers at welcome centers, other Tennessee destinations are participating in Tennessee Craft Week. Participants include The Pink Palace Museum and The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, The Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, and numerous Nashville events during ARTOBER, a month of arts celebration.

For more information visit http://tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week/events-list/ and for events across the USA, visit AmericanCraftWeek.com

TDOT weekly roadway activity report for Oct. 1-7

Posted by | October 2, 2015 6:35 am

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project is complete and final inspection has been done. The contractor will be addressing punchlist items during this report period. Estimated project completion date is October 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./Sorrelle/CNN292]

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 installation of an overhead sign structure at U.S. 70S (SR-1, LM 3.39): The contractor will begin work once the shop drawings of the structure have been approved. Work will consist of removing portions of the existing median barrier rail and lengthening the existing structure before the new sign is placed. All motorists should use extreme caution … Read More

Warriors set to host Cherokees for homecoming

Posted by | October 1, 2015 6:33 pm

McMinn County comes to Sparta at 2-2

The White County High School Warriors will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak when the McMinn County Cherokees visit Warrior Stadium Friday for homecoming 2015.

After opening the season with back-to-back wins against non-region foes, the Warriors have fallen on hard times of late. The string of losses began against Region 4-5A foe, Rhea County. After that, it was archrival, Cookeville, and then another region foe, Soddy Daisy. All of those were decisive wins by the opponent. Perhaps the toughest loss of all came last Friday in a non-region game at Cumberland County.

The Warriors felt that was a … Read More

Moore Street Extension continues

Posted by | October 1, 2015 1:45 pm

DA•Moore Street ExtensionOn August 20, the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an extension of Moore Street, which was formerly a dead end street. Preparation continues before the $14,000 project is paved and completed by Austin Construction Company.

Million Dollar Mile yard sale

Posted by | October 1, 2015 12:50 pm

The Million Dollar Mile yard sale will be daylight to dark on October 3. The event will take place throughout Sparta with focus on Highway 70 East (Bockman Way) off Highway 111 and stretch up North Spring Street. For more information, call (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237.

White County revenue improved since July

Posted by | October 1, 2015 10:25 am

For White County, the total revenue collected has increased from July to August by about $249,486. This trend is similar to what is seen statewide.

White County collected a total of $1,996,034 in revenue for the state. This is marginally larger than the revenue collected in July in the amount of $1,746,548. The category that made the difference was the inheritance tax.

In August, White County collected $331,711 in local sales tax, $1,388,352 in state sales tax, $28,660 in realty transfer and mortgage tax, $68,064 in motor vehicle tax, $177,000 in inheritance tax, and $2,247 in income tax.

Read more in today’s edition of The Expositor.

Jobless rates follow declining trend

Posted by | October 1, 2015 10:22 am

Tennessee’s unemployment rates for August 2015 have been released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development and show a statewide unemployment rate of 5.7 percent.

As a state, the rate remained the same from July 2015, but follows the trend of the United States average. For the U.S., the unemployment rate has dropped from 5.3 percent to 5.1 percent from July to August.

Read more in today’s edition of The Expositor.

BonDeCroft Elementary hosts S.T.E.M. night

Posted by | October 1, 2015 9:30 am

BonDeCroft Elementary School hosted S.T.E.M night on September 24.  S.T.E.M stands for science, technology, engineering and math.  There was a great turn out for the event and the student absolutely loved it and came back to school asking when we were having another S.T.E.M night!  The first picture is principal, Sara Cope, checking on one of her science experiments. The second picture is Peyton Nicholas with her dad, creating a roller coaster out of pool noodles. The third picture is Korben Simmons enjoying the glow in the dark flubber he made.  The last picture is Hannah and Bella Dachoute with their family experimenting with different items to see … Read More

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