Monthly Archives: September 2014

Clifford “Cliff” Kirscher Bechtel

Posted on September 15, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Clifford “Cliff” Kirscher Bechtel, 72 passed away Sept. 11, 2014, at his home in Quebeck.

Mr. Bechtel was born Sept. 3, 1942, in Roland, Ohio to Clifford Bechtel and Helen Rose Cain Bechtel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 50 years, Betty Jo Bechtel; and brothers, Art Bechtel and Bob Bechtel.

Survivors include his loving daughter, Kelly Curtis, of Sparta; sons, Clifford Arthur Bechtel and wife Desire, of Smithville, Ronnie Lee Bechtel, of Quebeck; brothers and sisters, Emily McGuire, Joe Bechtel, MiMi Bechtel, Helen Bechtel, Jerry Bechtel, Max Bechtel, Richard Bechtel; grandchildren, Devin Jerido, Daylan Curtis, Clifford Steven Bechtel, Brittany Smale, Jeremy Lee Bechtel; … CONTINUED


Warriors fall in a thriller

Posted on September 12, 2014 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

After the Warriors had taken a one-point lead with just over two minutes left on a Randin Seibers’ touchdown and a two-point conversion, the Tigers roared down the field and scored with 10 seconds remaining to steal back the 27-22 win.  See Monday’s print edition for all the details of the rollercoaster game.


Dekalb goes back up

Posted on September 12, 2014 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Tigers score at the 6:37 mark of the third quarter to take a 21-14 advantage.


DeKalb ties the game

Posted on September 12, 2014 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

DeKalb County ties the game on the final play of the first half. 


Warriors back on top

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

A 43-yard touchdown run by Seth Davis puts the Warriors up 14-7 with just under five minutes left in the half.


DeKalb ties the score

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

A 26-yard touchdown pass by the Tigers ties the score at seven with 11:15 to play in the half.


Warriors take early lead

Posted on September 12, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

WCHS turns a muffed punt into a one yard touchdown by Trenton Hodges to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.


Happy 20th anniversary Pistol!

Posted on September 12, 2014 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

It’s been 20 years since Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite joined The Expositor team in 1994 to provide full coverage of White County sports. From the picture published with her first article, you can see she hasn’t aged a day! Happy anniversary, Pistol!


1984 Baby Contest winner

Posted on September 12, 2014 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

During the 1984 fair, this week 30 years ago, Kyle Herron was named the boy Baby Contest winner.


This week in 1974

Posted on September 12, 2014 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

This 1974 picture from the archives features Sparta’s new fire truck, giving a ride to children attending Vacation Bible School at Sparta Church of the Nazarene.


Casey Thomas Cunningham

Posted on September 12, 2014 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Casey Thomas Cunningham, 36 of the Gum Springs community of White County, passed away Sept. 11, 2014, at Memorial Health Care System, in Chattanooga.

Mr. Cunningham was born July 21, 1978, in Cookeville, to Sandra Gale Young Cunningham and Floyd T. Cunningham.

Survivors include his mother, Sandy Cunningham, of Sparta; sisters, Veronica Cunningham, Tracy Cunningham, Britteny Cunningham; brother, Thomas Cunningham; grandmothers, Ruth Young, Reba Cunningham; grandfather, Roy Young; grandmother, Peaches Young; nieces, Megan Moore, Shelby Randolph; nephews, Austin Cunningham, J.T. Randolph; special friend, Pat Pollard; and several aunts, uncles and friends.

Funeral service will be graveside, at 1 p.m., Sept. 13, 2014, at Young Cemetery. There will be … CONTINUED


Western authors to sign books at Riverbank Books

Posted on September 12, 2014 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Several western authors from Middle Tennessee will be in the Upper Cumberland on Sat., Sept. 20, to sign copies of their books- particularly copies of the anthology series Western Tales!, published by Western Trail Blazer, as well as other titles.

They will appear at Riverbank Books in Sparta from 1 to 4 pm, then at Foxleaf Books in Cookeville from 5 to 8 p.m. Authors include:

Janet Biery

John Neely Davis

Vonn McKee

Troy D. Smith

Tom Wood


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