Monthly Archives: January 2008

Caney Fork welcomes new manager

Posted on January 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
William S. “Bill” Rogers formally took over as the general manager for Caney Fork Electric Cooperative Inc., on Jan. 1, 2008, after serving in the interim capacity since October 2007.
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative Inc., (CFEC) serves DeKalb, Van Buren, Warren, and White counties, and was formed in July 1940 in the White County courthouse. The headquarters is located in McMinnville.
The CFEC lines were first energized in 1942 to the then approximately 900 members and today, serves more than 30,000 members with nearly 3,600 miles of line.
Rogers has been employed at CFEC since 1985, when he was hired as Director of Engineering. He added … Read More


Unemployment rates declining

Posted on January 4, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
White County appears to be back on the upswing with smaller numbers listed for its unemployment rates.
According to the November 2007 statistics, White County was listed at 6 percent unemployment, which is the same figure listed for November 2004 before the effect of several industries shutting down had taken a toll on the economy.
“When Emerson closed and Roaring and Cumberland closed – and they both closed during the same year – that really affected the local unemployment rate,” said Wallace Austin, president of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce.
Emerson Controls, which had been originally known as Mallory Timers, had seen a 35-year run … Read More


Warriorettes drop Super 16 opener

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


Warriors lose for first time this season

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Tammy Wilhite


A look back at the news

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
As people hang up calendars for the new year of 2008, they often take time to look back at the events of the past 12 months. Here The Expositor will take a short trip back in time and highlight the top stories of 2007, both the good and bad.
People and events:
January 2007 – Expositor welcomes new publisher. Jim Shanks, a veteran newspaperman, with more than 25 years experience in his trade, takes over operations of The Expositor. He has held the position of ad manager, general manager, and publisher at papers in Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Indiana and Nebraska, as well as … Read More


Military awards find a home

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Kim Swindell Wood
A daughter’s love has generated a living memory for her father that will forever hold a place of honor in a home already filled with innumerable photos that trace the roots of their family’s heritage.
Although Rena Johnson may not be the biological child of Ronnie Brock, the love she feels for her stepfather is what led this former White County woman to begin a long and arduous search of his dad’s military record.
Johnson was relentless in her pursuit, which she kept a secret (well, almost a secret) until the day she presented the shadowbox display to the man who has been a part … Read More


Refine, rethink and redo, making a fresh start for a new year

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Happy New Year. Is this the year to actually hold fast to a resolution or two?
Every January, many people begin a new “to do list,” with everything from completing the scrapbook, fixing items around the house, to improving the menu choices and maybe lose a pound or two, with the goal being life improvements.
It’s a new year, a new
you, new paint in the bathroom and new shelves in the garage. But what to do and when to do it are the questions that need answers.
How to choose which items get put on the resolution list and creating strategies to accomplish them can … Read More


This shop isn’t ‘teasin’ about its style

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Renee Bouldin
Owner/stylist Shaunna Kirby has been performing works of art on hair for the past nine years.
Kirby opened “Just Teasin” Hair Salon in February 2007, bringing a new face to the small town of Doyle. Located next to the post office, the salon is hard to miss on the small main street in town. Kirby employs a cosmetologist, Angela Dill, and a nail technician, Amanda Blaylock.
The “mini” day spa, offers a full array of services. They include:
Men’s cut, $10; senior men start at $6; women’s cut and style, $15; kids range from $6-$10; color; foils start at $65; perms start at $30; waxing; nails … Read More


Escapee back behind bars

Posted on January 2, 2008 12:12 am by Sparta Live

Jody Sliger
Issac Keith Blaylock, 29, was returned to White County Jail less than two hours after escaping the facility on Dec. 25, 2007.
Sheriff Oddie Shoupe said this is Blaylock’s second escape from the jail. Blaylock was charged with vandalism and escape from a detention center in September 2000.
“We are still investigating how he got out,” said Shoupe. “It appears he either had help or that he had put something in a door to keep it from latching back while he was at a rec time. We are interviewing the C.O.’s (correction officers) at this time to pinpoint the exact time he left.”
Shoupe said Blaylock … Read More


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