Monthly Archives: November 2014

Giving business to hometown entrepreneurs

Posted on November 26, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

On Nov. 29, Small Business Saturday urges towns to shop local and understand the impact thriving small businesses can have on their communities.  Small Business Saturday is meant to drum up support for the mom and pop shops that are often owned by family, friends and neighbors.

To see the full story celebrating the faces of White County’s small businesses, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Thanksgiving takes on a new meaning for Johnson

Posted on November 26, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

A man who has reached out to help others in time of sickness is now facing a life and death battle of his own that has caused him to reflect on his life and the many blessings he has received.  Larry “Bubba” Johnson realizes that his Thanksgiving holiday this year has taken on a new meaning. Although he is strong-willed and has a constant faith in God, he is facing a battle that sometimes seems uphill – he has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is facing surgery in December.

To read Johnson’s story, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Bethel Christmas play

Posted on November 26, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bethel Free Will Baptist Church presents its Christmas play, “Return to Cricket County,” at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Everyone is invited. For more information call (931) 738-8697.


Posted on November 26, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a candlelight service at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at Skurlock Cemetery. Please bring a candle to light for the ceremony.


Betty Jean Howard Mabe Jones

Posted on November 26, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Betty Jean Howard Mabe Jones, 82, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 25, 2014, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Firefighters continue to battle blaze

Posted on November 25, 2014 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Firefighters from all across the county continue to battle a fire in the building across from Hardee’s on Bockman Way.


Warriors and Warriorettes stay perfect

Posted on November 25, 2014 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Both the Warriors and Warriorettes remained perfect on the season with wins over Tullahoma on Tuesday.

The Warriors, behind 21 points from Kordell Henderson, won their game 84-49.

The Warriorettes got 15 points from Bella Taylor and 14 from Hannah Leftwich as they picked up the 65-41 win.

See Monday’s print edition for full details.

The next action for WCHS is Monday, Dec. 1st, when they host Ooltewah.


Fire on Bockman Way

Posted on November 25, 2014 9:09 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

A fire has been reported on West Bockman Way across from Hardee’s, in the vicinity of Riverbank Books.


THP to conduct seat belt checkpoint

Posted on November 25, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a seat belt checkpoint in White County on the morning of Nov. 28 at S.R. 135 and S.R. 136.


Rock House Christmas event

Posted on November 25, 2014 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a Christmas open house at the historic Rock House, 3663 Country Club Rd., in Sparta. The event will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, with refreshments provided the Rock House Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Everyone is invited to stop by.


Edwin H. Herel

Posted on November 25, 2014 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Edwin H. Herel, 80, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville.

Mr. Herel was born May 24, 1934, in Astoria, New York, the son of Jerry Herel and Antoinette Skokan Herel.

He served his country in the U.S. Army

Mr. Herel was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Herel; children, Jeffrey Herel, Lorraine Herel-Blumer, Teresa Herel-Fritz; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral service will be graveside at 2 p.m., Nov. 26, 2014, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Father John Pantuso will officiate.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ruth Lorelle Carter

Posted on November 25, 2014 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ruth Lorelle Carter, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Ms. Carter was born Oct. 24, 1931, in White County, to Henry Lecil and Ruth Wallace Carter.

She was a former hairdresser.

Ms. Carter was preceded in death by her parents and an infant twin sister.

Survivors include her sister, Virginia Sims, of Sparta, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be graveside at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 25, 2015, at Highland Cemetery. Carl Sims will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 


Have you gotten your entry form yet?

Posted on November 25, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Entry forms are available now for Christmas in our Town at local participating merchants, or online at Sparta-Chamber.net. Visit each of the participating merchants between now and Dec. 6 to have your entry form stamped, and return the completed entry to Sparta Office Supply or the Chamber office by 3 p.m., Dec. 6, 2014, to be eligible for prizes. Prizes include a tablet, merchant bucks, cash, and merchandise. Be sure to completely fill in the contact information on the official form. Entry forms must be validated by every participating merchant to be eligible to win. Must be present to win.


Christmas on the Plateau set for Dec. 19

Posted on November 25, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

On Dec. 19, Cumberland Mountain State Park will hold Christmas on the Plateau from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the recreation lodge.  The event will feature a toy drive, homemade ornament crafts, an encounter with a barred owl, reading of A Christmas Story, hot drinks, snacks, and a visit from Santa himself.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit the event’s facebook page.


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