Monthly Archives: August 2014

TTU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center to host seminar

Posted on August 29, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

If you are thinking of starting your own business, there is a lot you need to know. A free seminar that will be presented this August by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will help get you headed in the right direction. “Business Start-up Essentials” is the title of the seminar being presented 5-7 p.m., Sept. 4, 2014, on Tennessee Tech’s campus at Johnson Hall, room 218, at 1105 North Peachtree Ave, in Cookeville. Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.


Volleyball falls at Rhea County

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorette volleyball team was defeated 3-1 at Rhea County on Thursday in District 6AAA action.

See Monday’s print edition for more details.

WCHS soccer nets 1-0 win

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorette soccer team picked up a 1-0 win over Sequatchie County on Tuesday.  Jessie Green scored what turned out to be the lone goal of the game early in the season half.

WCHS is now 2-1 on the season.

Package liquor stores, liquor by the drink to be on November ballot

Posted on August 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Pamela Claytor

The White County Election Commission approved a petition submitted by Al Klee for package liquor stores and liquor by the drink in White County to be on the ballot in the November election. Each name on the petition was verified and the commission found that the required number of signatures are present. See Monday’s edition of The Expositor for more details.

Pink out at football game

Posted on August 28, 2014 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Final practice preparations are underway for Friday’s football game ay Livingston Academy.  Fans of both teams are encouraged to wear pink in a joint effort between the two communities in the battle against cancer.  Kick off is at 7 p.m.


Tommie Wayne Bearden

Posted on August 28, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tommie Wayne Bearden, 62, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Bearden was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Alabama, to Jack Douglas and Mary Sewell Bearden.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Funeral service will 3 p.m., Aug. 30, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Saylors Cemetery, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 30, at the funeral home.

The Bearden family asks that memorials be made to Hunter Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

Florence Baker Price

Posted on August 28, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Florence Baker Price, 88, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 28, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Mrs. Baker was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Sparta to G.H. and Ova Jane Elrod Baker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tommy Price; daughter, Ruth Ann Price Sparks; and a sister, Cora Holland.

She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Woods, of Sparta, Jeanetta (Will) Stick, of Sparta; two sons, Herbert (Beverly) Price, William (Vickie) Price, all of Sparta; a brother, Lawrence Baker, of Michigan; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 30, 2014, at Pistole Baptist Church, with … Read More

Gary McKenzie sworn in as Criminal Court Judge by retiring Judge Leon Burns

Posted on August 28, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Newly elected Criminal Court Judge for the 13th Judicial District Part I Gary McKenzie was sworn in by the man whose position he will soon fill. Retiring Judge Leon Burns swore in McKenzie on Aug. 27 at the Putnam County Courthouse. The 13th Judicial District covers Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White Counties. Before being elected judge, McKenzie served as Deputy District Attorney General, prosecuting some of the most serious cases in White County. McKenzie says he’s “honored and humbled” to have been sworn in by Burns, “an icon and pillar in the legal community.”

Stewart arrested for allegedly having marijuana for resale

Posted on August 28, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

A Sparta man was arrested on Aug. 23 after officers conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle for having inoperable taillights found what they say is evidence of the sale of marijuana in his vehicle.

Derek James Stewart was arrested and charged with manufacturing/delivery/selling, tampering with or fabricating evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

For full details on the arrest, see today’s edition of The Expositor.

A daughter remembers the father who made her smile

Posted on August 28, 2014 1:01 pm by Raela Gore

For this month’s A Life Remembered piece, Chelsea Trejo reminisces about her relationship with her father, Tim Sherrell, after his passing.  Read the full story in today’s edition of the Expositor.

Trp. Simmons recognized for 15 years of service

Posted on August 28, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has presented Trooper Ronnie Simmons with an award to recognize his 15 years of service with THP.  Trp. Simmons’ is pictured at the Cookeville District Headquarters receiving the award by Troop Lieutenant Reaker Bass.

Turney Financial Group, LLC event coming up

Posted on August 28, 2014 11:11 am by Raela Gore

Turney Financial Group, LLC will be holding an event about understanding retirement strategies at Nick’s on September 16 and 18.  To RSVP, call (931) 837-8210.

Free t-shirt to first 20 to sign up for Bike Sparta at Town Hill Bicycle Shop

Posted on August 28, 2014 11:11 am by Raela Gore

Town Hill Bicycle Shop is offering a free t-shirt to the first 20 people to register at the shop for Bike Sparta.  To register, visit Town Hill Bicycle Shop at 10 E. Rhea Street in Sparta.

Spartawood Amphitheater announces GospelFest 2014

Posted on August 28, 2014 10:10 am by Raela Gore

Spartawood Amphitheater has announced that GospelFest 2014 will take place from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on September 27.  Bands will be announced at

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