Monthly Archives: December 2014

Larry “Bubba” Johnson benefit Dec. 20 at Agriculture Complex

Posted on December 17, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be benefit for Larry “Bubba” Johnson beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at White County Ag Complex, at the fairgrounds, in Sparta. Bubba is well known throughout the community for his tireless volunteer efforts. He is facing critical health issues. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward helping with his medical bills. Special singing will be by Nathan Hawkins, The Church Singers and Yielded Vessels. There will also be numerous activities, a yard sale and plenty of good food. For more information call (931) 935-0010.


Fighting to save lives

Posted on December 17, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In 2014, Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland has: hosted its 8th annual “Tee It Up for the Cure Golf Classic” at Cookeville Golf Club, held the 6th Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Race for the Cure, and granted more than $88,000 to Upper Cumberland non-profits. The affiliate has given $993,945 to breast health programs and research since its founding in December 2006. The money raised has provided 6,044 free mammograms, 2,771 diagnostic services, 4,545 clinical breast exams and has detected 83 breast cancers.


Bicycles donated

Posted on December 17, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Pictured are a few of the slightly used and outgrown bicycles donated by members of the community for Santa to distribute to less fortunate White County children.

 


New church steeple

Posted on December 17, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church on Baker Street gets a new steeple for Christmas.


Sparta Fire Department collecting coats

Posted on December 16, 2014 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Sparta Fire Department is collecting coats for a coat drive. If you have any old coats that you are not using please bring them by Sparta Fire Station 1. The cut off time is 10 a.m. Monday.


Book signing, Riverbank Books fundraiser scheduled for this Saturday

Posted on December 16, 2014 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

Authors Koko Nervelli & Doris Rouse invite you to their “Fire Sale” book signing at the White County Library, Sat. Dec. 20th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be given to rebuild Riverbank Books (our bookstore that was destroyed by fire last month). Monetary donations and gently used books will be greatly appreciated.


Burke pleads guilty in youth football league theft

Posted on December 16, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Jeffery Todd Burke, of Cookeville, who served as a middleman between the Warrior Football League and a fundraiser company, has pled guilty to theft over $1,000, according to the case’s lead investigator, Detective Chris Isom. Burke reportedly took more than $16,000 from the league that was supposed to be turned over to the fundraiser company for cookie dough thefootball players sold to raise money. The league, however, did not receive the cookie dough they had sold and for which they had collected money in the time frame they had been promised. For more information, see Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.


Lorene Stewart Cummings

Posted on December 16, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Lorene Stewart Cummings, 90, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 13, 2014, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Cummings was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Sparta, to Lycurgus Jerome Stewart and Margie Saylors Stewart.

She was a homemaker and served as a jailer along side her husband the late Sheriff Joe Thomas Cummings.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Tom Stewart and L. D. Stewart; sister, Thelma Stewart; niece Joyce Crosslin and her husband, Robert.

She is survived by her children, Joe S. Cummings, of Hendersonville, Joanie Cummings Dalton (Richard), of Austin, Texas, Lorie Cummings McKinney (Rob), of Nashville; … Read More


Santa will make an appearance at the Country Club

Posted on December 16, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Santa Claus will be at the country club this Thursday starting at 5 p.m. There will be hotdogs and a fruit bag for the kids. Pictures will be taken with Santa. All of this is free thanks to all that have donated to make this possible.


Photo contest email is now functioning

Posted on December 16, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

For those who have tried submitting photos for the Progress 2015 photography contest, the email has been fixed and is now working properly.


Elks Lodge spaghetti dinner

Posted on December 16, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

SpahgettiElks Lodge 2863 will have a spaghetti dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the lodge, 4424 Old Kentucky Rd., in Sparta. The meal will include spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, bread, drink and dessert, $8. For more information call (931) 858-0930.

 

 


E-911 makes major cuts in overtime pay, training expenses

Posted on December 16, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Two items on the E-911 budget have seen major savings compared to years past, as Director Suzi Cash has diligently worked to cut the money spent on paying overtime hours and keeping training in-house. These two budget items had only reached 4.8 percent and 6.7 percent of the budget, respectively. At this point in the fiscal year, budget items are typically at approximately 40 percent of their budgeted amount for the year. For more information on the amount of money these cuts have saved E-911, see Monday’s edition of The Expositor.


BonDeCroft VFD still accepting donations

Posted on December 16, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor


Library receives donation from Walmart

Posted on December 16, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Walmart recently donated $1,000 to White County Public Library.


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