Monthly Archives: August 2014

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.

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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 http://www.spartawood.com/index.html.


The flock has landed at The Expositor

Posted on August 28, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

In an effort to raise money for breast cancer research, pink flamingos have flocked to Sparta.  They are traveling to businesses in the community, and as donations are made to Komen Race for the Cure, the flamingos move on to the next stop.  The flock has landed outside The Expositor to signify that a donation has been made to the cause. Contact Gail Webb at 224-9604 to schedule when the flock will arrive at your business.


Vehicle flips on Hutchings College Road

Posted on August 28, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

At approximately 9:46 a.m., Cassville Fire Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, White County Emergency Medical Services and White County Sheriff Department responded to a crash at the intersection of Hutchings College Road and Smithville Highway. Deputy Lindell Smith says that the vehicle’s occupants are not severely injured, but have been transported by ambulance to Highlands Medical Center.


Spay/neuter for cats available for $20

Posted on August 28, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Those living in area code 38501 are eligible to spay or neuter cats for only $20.  The price includes the rabies vaccine as well as supplemental pain medication.  Volume discounts are available for those with several cats, but some restrictions apply.  Call the Putnam County Humane Society at (931) 372-2728 for more information.


Florence Baker Price

Posted on August 28, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Benefit for disabled American veterans

Posted on August 28, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a benefit honoring disabled American veterans beginning at 6 p.m., Sept. 20, 2014, at The Blue Building, 3069 McMinnville Highway, in Sparta. Come sing, pick or dance and help in this cause. Southern Pride Band will be hosting the event. Cost is $5 at the door, but all other donations will be appreciated. For more information about this event call (931) 335-6894. For more information about The Blue Building call (931) 212-5937


Bank of America to become First Tennessee Oct. 17

Posted on August 28, 2014 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

Bank of America announced in early June that they had sold several Tennessee branches, including the Sparta branch, to First Tennessee Bank. White County customers are now receiving notices that their accounts will automatically switch over to First Tennessee accounts on Oct. 17. The announcement states that several perks of the Bank of America service, such as Keep the Change, or automatic donations to Susan G. Komen will no longer be offered with First Tennessee accounts.


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