Early voting in progress

Posted by | July 22, 2018 6:21 am

Early voting:

Dates: July 13, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215



Early voting in progress

Posted by | July 21, 2018 6:21 am

Early voting:

Dates: July 13, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215



One dead, one critical in shooting incident on Woodland Trail

Posted by | July 20, 2018 4:08 pm

According to information from Melissa Worthington, public information officer for White County Sheriff Department, at approximately 10:30 a.m., today, a deputy was dispatched to a residence, on Woodland Trail, near the Bon Air community. A member of the family of the occupants of the home called authorities to inform them of the seriousness of the situation.

“We received a third party call about a distress in the home,” said Worthington. “Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased male and a critically injured female.”

According to Worthington, Dominick Iraggi, 77, and Patricia Iraggi, 73, had both been shot. Patricia Iraggi was transferred to the hospital.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was … Read More


Pet Idol Top Ten

Posted by | July 20, 2018 12:58 pm

Updated July 20, 2018

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society

The Top Ten for PET IDOL are as follows:

  • Tiger Lily – 100 votes  (Hattie Mae Young)
  • Bandit – 0 votes (Lisa Putney)
  • Jake – 180 votes (Linda Jones)
  • Callie- 0 votes (Dana Ellis)
  • Sammy – 20 votes  (Doris Prater)
  • Brutus – 128 votes  (Tina Cope)
  • Pretty Girl Moesi – o votes (Tina Cope)
  • Freddy – 128 votes (Cristina Wilson)
Read More

WCHS Warriorette soccer tryouts Monday

Posted by | July 20, 2018 12:02 pm

The White County High School Warriorettes soccer team and new Warriorettes head coach Chelsea Gentry will have tryouts on Monday, July 23rd from 8-10 a.m. at the WCHS soccer field by the old middle school.


Early voting in progress

Posted by | July 20, 2018 8:20 am

Early voting:

Dates: July 13, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215



Warner participates in TN Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:59 pm

Karley Warner, of Spencer, spent the month of June as a student at the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Warner, a student at White County High School, was chosen to participate after a rigorous application process. Selected students earn six hours of college credit in the agricultural sciences and participate in hands-on, real-world learning opportunities both on and off campus to gain an in depth look at the career fields available in agriculture.

U.T. Martin is a four-year university located in Northwest Tennessee and is part of the University of Tennessee System.


Dunking for Dollars in Van Buren benefits Alzheimer’s Tennessee

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:49 pm

By Hansel Moore

July 14 was hot, so finding volunteers for the dunk tank was pretty easy at the Van Buren Mountain Homecoming. Some did it for the opportunity to cool off, but there were others who were aware of the purpose of the water-filled tank. It was the creative idea of Jeweleen England to help raise money for a cause close to her heart, Alzheimer’s research.

Generations of Spencer was the sponsor of the dunk tank and assisted England with connecting to the community during the homecoming. She used her ability of persuasion to recruit a number of volunteers to bravely sit in anticipation of accurate strong-armed … Read More


Rollover crash in Van Buren

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:45 pm

On July 14, 2018, a rollover motor vehicle crash occurred on Highway 111 just south of Spencer city limits. One occupant was injured and was transported by emergency medical service to Highlands Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. Piney, Spencer, Cedar Grove, and Fall Creek Falls fire departments responded with EMS and Van Buren County Sheriff Department. According to witness accounts, the vehicle rolled over four times. Because of the extensive damage, extrication was required by removing the roof of the vehicle. Cause and details of the incident are still under investigation. (Photos by TIWANNA BRICKER)


Van Buren inmates are successfully moved to new jail

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:40 pm

By Hansel Moore

During the debate of candidates a few weeks ago, Sheriff Eddie Carter was asked when the jail would be moved to the new facility. He responded, “One night you will go to bed, and they will be in the current jail, and when you wake up, they will be in the new facility.”

That night was July 12. While most residents were finishing up dinner or kicking back to watch Jeopardy, the Van Buren County Sheriff Department was activating the mission of relocation. As correction officers and deputies monitored the perimeter of the area, a cascade of marked and unmarked vehicles were used to transport … Read More


Van Buren County Farmers’ Market is open for business

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:38 pm

By Hansel Moore

Though the official ribbon-cutting pomp and circumstance grand opening has not occurred, the agriculture structure, in Spencer, has been a shelter from the sun for the past three weeks.

Many people waited with anticipation, as the construction   began to take form and the reality of a farmers’ market came closer. The dedication date has been indefinitely postponed, but that has not stopped a number of merchants in responding to the “first come-first served” invitation and utilizing the building to gather, sell, and fellowship.

An active farmers’ market is a strong asset to any community and a great way to learn some gardening and cooking tips … Read More


Spencer Fire and Rescue receives grant for new turnouts and SCBAs

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:36 pm

Photo by ALEXIS SLATTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Spencer Fire and Rescue recently announced that after receiving federal grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the department has been able to obtain 10 new sets of personal protective equipment and four new self-contained breathing apparatuses.

This new gear comes at an opportune time, as the department’s SCBA devices had expired late in 2017, and the last time the department had new turnouts was almost 20 years ago.

“This new gear represents the changes we are undertaking in the department,” said Chief Chris T. Russell. “We want to operate as a professional fire prevention service organization for the citizens of Spencer and Van Buren County.”… Read More


Van Buren Mountain Homecoming

Posted by | July 19, 2018 1:28 pm

One of Spencer’s law enforcement officers aims a friendly throw at one of the volunteers inside the dunking booth at the recent Van Buren County Mountain Homecoming. See more photos inside today’s edition.(Photos by HANSEL MOORE)

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By Hansel Moore

On July 14, 2018, Spencer’s Veterans Square was the stage for the Van Buren County Mountain Homecoming.

The homecoming is the annual event where family and friends gather to catch up on life and listen to some great music. The day started off with a little rumble and darkening skies but not a drop of rain. The summer sun did make things a bit warm, but that was all the more reason for the little ones to test out the water slide and helped get a few volunteers for the dunk tank.

Before the stage started rocking, a variety of vendors … Read More


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