Monthly Archives: December 2014

Cattleman’s Association elects new officers

Posted on December 18, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White-Van Buren County Cattleman’s Association held its annual election of directors and officers Dec. 4, 2014, at White County Agriculture Complex. The meal was sponsored by Performance Feeds. The Cattleman’s Association meets regularly with informative farming and livestock reports from U.T. Extension Agent Scott Swoape, of White County, and speakers from U.T. Department of Agriculture. The White-Van Buren Association has 207 members and is the second largest in the state. The association will be hosting the Upper Cumberland Beef day in late March 2015 at the Ag Complex. Come join for a great beef meal, market updates, new products and equipment and numerous venders.


TDOT explains Calfkiller Bridge project

Posted on December 18, 2014 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

According to Jennifer Flynn, Tennessee Department of Transportation Regional Community Relations Officer, the construction project on Highway 111 on the Calfkiller Bridge that has the highway down to one lane on both sides of the roadway, is to repair the bridge deck (riding surface) and rails. Bids were open for the project on August 29, 2014 and the contractor for the project is Mid-State Construction Company, Inc. of Livingston, TN.  The cost of the project is $1,568,827.34.  The completion date is June 30, 2015.


Retired Teachers meets for holiday luncheon

Posted on December 18, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Retired Teachers Association held its December meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10 2014, at First Baptist Church. The group enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Bobby and Jonelda Hutson and sponsored by Ben Lomand Connect.  Robin Hickey provided beautiful Christmas background music on the piano as teachers enjoyed visiting and bidding on auction items. Money from the auction each December helps fund the organization’s needs. John McCall, a motivational humorist, was the guest speaker. Mr. McCall grew up in Carthage, Tennessee, and had many stories of his life in the South.


White County overall winner in JROTC competition

Posted on December 18, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Nov. 21, 2014, White County High School Army J.R.O.T.C. hosted the 22nd Annual Upper Cumberland Drill competition. This year’s competition included teams from high schools in Sparta, Cookeville and Clinton County, Kentucky. The competition consisted of the: Armed Drill teams, Un-armed Drill teams, Color Guard teams, Academic teams, Marksmanship teams, and individual knockout. Results: unarmed drill: first place, White County; armed drill, first place, Clinton County; color guard, first place, Clinton County; marksmanship, first place, Putnam County; individual knockout drill, first place, Clinton County; academic, first place, White County. The overall winner was White County.


White County overall winner in JROTC competition

Posted on December 18, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Nov. 21, 2014, White County High School Army J.R.O.T.C. hosted the 22nd Annual Upper Cumberland Drill competition. This year’s competition included teams from high schools in Sparta, Cookeville and Clinton County, Kentucky. The competition consisted of the: Armed Drill teams, Un-armed Drill teams, Color Guard teams, Academic teams, Marksmanship teams, and individual knockout. Results: unarmed drill: first place, White County; armed drill, first place, Clinton County; color guard, first place, Clinton County; marksmanship, first place, Putnam County; individual knockout drill, first place, Clinton County; academic, first place, White County. The overall winner was White County.


White County overall winner in JROTC competition

Posted on December 18, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Nov. 21, 2014, White County High School Army J.R.O.T.C. hosted the 22nd Annual Upper Cumberland Drill competition. This year’s competition included teams from high schools in Sparta, Cookeville and Clinton County, Kentucky. The competition consisted of the: Armed Drill teams, Un-armed Drill teams, Color Guard teams, Academic teams, Marksmanship teams, and individual knockout. Results: unarmed drill: first place, White County; armed drill, first place, Clinton County; color guard, first place, Clinton County; marksmanship, first place, Putnam County; individual knockout drill, first place, Clinton County; academic, first place, White County. The overall winner was White County.


White County overall winner in JROTC competition

Posted on December 18, 2014 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Nov. 21, 2014, White County High School Army J.R.O.T.C. hosted the 22nd Annual Upper Cumberland Drill competition. This year’s competition included teams from high schools in Sparta, Cookeville and Clinton County, Kentucky. The competition consisted of the: Armed Drill teams, Un-armed Drill teams, Color Guard teams, Academic teams, Marksmanship teams, and individual knockout. Results: unarmed drill: first place, White County; armed drill, first place, Clinton County; color guard, first place, Clinton County; marksmanship, first place, Putnam County; individual knockout drill, first place, Clinton County; academic, first place, White County. The overall winner was White County.


Carolyn Faye Robinson

Posted on December 18, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carolyn Faye Robinson, 73, of Crab Orchard, passed away Dec. 12, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center, in Crossville.

Mrs. Robinson was born March 9, 9141, in Crossville, the daughter of James Edson Inman and Elizabeth Hamby Inman.

She was a homemaker of the of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Keith Robinson; father, James Edson Inman; mother, Elizabeth Hamby Inman; sister, Callie Mae Whittaker; and brothers, Carl Inman and Clearance Inman.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Robinson, of Sparta, Ricky Robinson, of Texas; daughter, Regina Roam, of Sparta; sister, Charlotte Cook, of Oklahoma; three brothers, Curtis Inman, of Nashville, Bob Inman, … Read More


Commissioners split votes on economic development proposal from US Pillar

Posted on December 18, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Commissioners failed to pass a resolution during their Dec. 15, 2014, meeting that would endorse their exploration of a possible relationship with U.S. Pillars as part of White County’s economic development plan. The husband-wife team of David Uhrik and Lisa Uhrik, both of whom have been an integral part of the manufacturing industry in White County for the past several years, presented a plan on Dec. 8 to commissioners that would bring businesses to Sparta without any up-front costs to the respective governmental entities. See the Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, edition of The Expositor for complete details.

 


Solid waste fee is clarified

Posted on December 18, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

County commissioners were in disagreement Monday night about a newly proposed resolution whose intention was to clarify a 1997 document that set the solid waste user fees and stated who is exempt from paying the charge. Read the complete story in the Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, edition of The Expositor.

 


North Sparta Church Christmas program

Posted on December 18, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

North Sparta Church of God, at 335 N. Spring St., in Sparta, presents its church Christmas program at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21. Everyone is invited to attend.

 


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