Warrior football game – Pink Out Night moved to Thursday, Oct. 17

Posted by | October 14, 2019 8:55 am

By Jerry Lowery

The Warrior football game vs. Clay County will be played Oct. 17. The theme will be Breast Cancer awareness night, and a “Pink Out” will be the attire of the night.  The game was moved to Thursday night because of White County schools’ fall break this week.  Make plans to attend.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. See the game preview in the Oct. 17 edition of The Expositor.

Sparta Christmas Parade

Posted by | October 14, 2019 8:28 am

Rotary Club of Sparta presents the 2019 Christmas parade. The theme is “Mele Kalikimaka – A Hawaiian Christmas.” The parade begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Lineup begins at 2 p.m. at White County High School. First place prize is $300, second place $200, and third place $100. For more information call Michael Hale (931) 836-3613. Click here for a downloadable and printable parade application.

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | October 14, 2019 7:51 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.

Michelle Kay Agrippa Griffith

Posted by | October 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Michelle Kay Agrippa Griffith, 58, passed away Oct. 10, 2019, at her home in Algood, after a sudden illness, with family by her side.

Michelle was born Sept. 28, 1961, in Painesville, Ohio, to Brenda Featherston Kay and Joseph Emanuel Agrippa.

She was preceded in death by her husband of eight years, Baxter Wayne Griffith, and her mother, Brenda Kay Shreves.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Scott Krause and wife Jennifer, of Lebanon; grandson, Zachary Krause; stepson, Jake Griffith, of Birmingham, Alabama; brothers, Mike Agrippa, Scotty Shreves; father, Joseph Agrippa; nieces, Mychael Drews (Jason), Jamie Lamb (Dave), of Illinois; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family … CONTINUED

Life Care Center of Sparta raising funds to benefit Alzheimer’s of TN

Posted by | October 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Pictured are Hollie Walker, Sheila Jared, and Nicole Fignar of Life Care Center of Sparta holding the calendars.

Life Care Center of Sparta will be selling 2020 picture calendars now through Dec. 13, 2019, to help raise money for Alzheimer’s of Tennessee. These calendars would make great Christmas gifts. They are unique in their own way. To honor those who are living with this heartbreaking disease or in memory of loved ones who have passed away, their picture is placed in the slot on their birthday. Bible scriptures are throughout, and it will be a teaching tool as well on dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This disease affects people of all walks of life. All proceeds from this calendar will go to Alzheimer’s of Tennessee and will benefit … CONTINUED

James “Jimmy” Bryant

Posted by | October 12, 2019 8:23 am

James “Jimmy” Bryant, 91, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 10, 2019, at Hospice of Cumberland County.

Mr. Bryant was born June 29, 1928, in the Bon Air community of White County, to William Bryant and Myrtle Minnie Jones Bryant.

He was a longtime barber and fulltime farmer after his retirement.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy and had a love for his family and Ford trucks.

Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his parents and two  brothers, Raymond Bryant and Billy Jean Bryant.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Ruth Cunningham Bryant; sister, Gail Wheeler; and numerous nieces and nephews.


David Demond Culley

Posted by | October 11, 2019 3:02 pm

David Demond Culley, 45, a native of Sparta, passed away Oct. 10, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Funeral arrangements will be complete by 3 p.m., Oct. 13.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TDOT roadway activity, Oct. 10-16 for immediate area

Posted by | October 11, 2019 1:14 pm

WHITE COUNTY SR-1 (US-70) repair of the bridge over the Calfkiller River (LM 9.35) in Sparta:   Calfkiller bridge in Sparta is in the second of the three phases of lane closures. These phases will affect between Wilson Street and Church Street. This second phase will restrict both directions of traffic to one lane each. Workers will be working in the center of the bridge. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution and be alert to all construction signage while traveling through the work zone.  Estimated project completion date is October 2019. [Southern Constructors, Inc./Jolley/CNT110]

PUTNAM COUNTY I-40 near MM 296 bridge repair on Rocky Point Road over I-40:   … CONTINUED

Charles Edward Coffman

Posted by | October 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Charles Edward Coffman, 81, of Sparta, passed away Oct. 10, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Coffman was born June 11, 1938, in Livingston, to Vader Coffman and Lela Hawkins Coffman.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Oct. 14, 2019, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 14, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

White County High School volleyball players named to special teams

Posted by | October 11, 2019 12:33 pm

By Jerry Lowery

Several Warriorette volleyball players were rewarded and honored with their play within the district this year.  Taylor Roberts, Sidney Smiley, and Karley Gentry were named to the All-Freshman team.  Nia Powers was named to the All-District First Team.  Caydra Parker and Lauren Turner were named to the All-District second team.  Ellie Savage and Lauren Turner were named to the All-District tournament team. (Photos by JERRY LOWERY)


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