Monthly Archives: November 2014

Santa to appear at True Love Dec. 1

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Fri., Dec. 1,  5-7 p.m., Santa will be hanging out at True Love Tattoo taking photos and checking his list! Come out and enjoy some hot chocolate and meet Santa before the parade!

Deadline given to demolish structure

Posted on November 24, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

At the last city council meeting, the board tabled an issue concerning the 658 N. Edgewood Drive property—a house that has burned and must be demolished.  To read the full story, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.

Holiday decorations going up today in Sparta

Posted on November 24, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

Holiday lights shaped like giant snowflakes line Bockman Way this morning as city workers prepare to hang them from light poles along the roadway.

Gas prices update

Posted on November 24, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,821 gas outlets in Tennessee. Prices yesterday were 48.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 21.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 24.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 41.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.



Sparta Christmas Parade

Posted on November 24, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta Rotary Club presents the 2014 Sparta Christmas Parade beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. This year’s theme is “Light Up Christmas.” Line-up begins at 2:15 p.m., at White County High School. All floats must be lined up before 3 p.m. Applications must be in by noon, Dec. 11, and can be picked up at Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce, 16 W. Bockman Way, or by emailing Completed applications can be delivered the Chamber office, emailed or faxed to (931) 836-2216. Call (931) 836-3552 for more details.

Christmas luncheon

Posted on November 24, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta Woman’s Club will have its Christmas luncheon at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at First National Bank, in Sparta. For more information call  (931) 739-2847.

Elementary champions decided

Posted on November 23, 2014 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

The annual elementary basketball tournament concluded Saturday at the WCMS gym.  Three schools took home titles.

Cassville won the girls’ small school title defeating Doyle 19-18.

The Doyle Indians picked up the small division boys’ title with a 39-28 win over BonDeCroft.

Woodland Park swept the large division titles with a pair of wins over Findlay.  The Lady Panthers were victorious 28-14 and the Panthers followed with a 39-31 win.

See Monday’s print edition for full details.

Warriors notch another win

Posted on November 21, 2014 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior basketball team defeated Lebanon 69-55 on Friday at Roy Sewell Gymnasium.

Warriorttes win over Lebanon

Posted on November 21, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The WCHS girls defeated Lebanon 58-33 on Friday.

Edna Ferol Wilhite

Posted on November 21, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Edna Ferol Wilhite, 71, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Wilhite was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Gainesboro, to Landon Young and Williford Young.

She was the wife of Ralph Wilhite.

Mrs. Wilhite was a graduate of White County High School and a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church for 35 years. She enjoyed her grandchildren and reading and was a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Wilhite, of Sparta; two sons, Patrick Wilhite and wife Angie, of Sparta, Jeremy Wilhite and wife Brooke, of Gainesboro; daughter, Valerie Franco and husband Roy, of Cornelius, North Carolina; six sisters, … Read More

Christmas in Our Town schedule finalized

Posted on November 21, 2014 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce has finalized the schedule and participating merchants for this year’s Christmas in Our Town event. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m., with music all day at Oldham Theater, a craft fair at the American Legion, and games and fun for children of all ages across the city. Entry forms will be available on Monday at the Chamber office to enter to win prizes from local merchants. The entry form and additional details can be found at

White County Animal Shelter now taking bids

Posted on November 21, 2014 2:02 pm by Raela Gore

THP “Ties One On For Safety”

Posted on November 21, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Trooper Kevin Ballew (left) and Sgt. Jimmy Jones  tie a red ribbon on a patrol vehicle for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving red ribbon campaign, which promotes preventing drunk driving by designating a sober driver.

Van Buren Health Fair Nov. 25

Posted on November 21, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

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