Monthly Archives: December 2014

County singer Josh Turner films new music video in Rock Island

Posted on December 4, 2014 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

County singer Josh Turner filmed his latest music video, Lay Low, in and around Rock Island State Park. The video and Rock Island were mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine. Watch the video here.


Christmas tree is up at American Legion

Posted on December 4, 2014 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Christmas Spirit is showing in Sparta, with a large, decorated Christmas tree standing beside the American Legion building in Liberty Square.


Truck restrictions in place in Blount County

Posted on December 4, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Following the completion of an operational and safety review, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has determined that vehicles over 30 feet in length will no longer be allowed to utilize a mountainous section of US 129 (SR 115) in Blount County, known as “The Dragon.” For more information on the new restrictions, see TDOT.


White County bands together to rebuild its beloved bookstore

Posted on December 4, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

 

By Pamela Claytor

Staff Writer

Pamela@spartalive.com

In the week since a raging fire on Bockman Way on Nov. 25 destroyed a building that housed two local businesses, including a bright little locally owned bookstore, White County residents have refused to let their bookstore die.

Riverbank Books was a dream realized by owner Tonya Carter, who, after selling books online for several years, opened the business on Bockman Way nearly three years ago.

“We drove by and saw the building for rent and I called about it and I thought, ‘I could do that, I could afford it.’ It wasn’t a plan, it just happened. Of course it … Read More


Progress photo contest is open for submissions

Posted on December 4, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

White County residents only. No professional photographers. Photo must have been taken within the past 16 months. No Polaroids accepted. Photo must be no smaller than 4×6 inches; no larger than 8×10 inches. One entry per category. Photo must be labeled with category, photographer’s name, address and phone number. Deadline for entries is noon, Feb. 6, 2015. Photos may be e-mailed to photos@spartalive.com or brought to The Expositor, 34 W. Bockman Way, Sparta and must be picked up after March 3, 2015 and prior to March 17, 2015. Expositor employees and families are not eligible to enter.


Flu vaccines now available

Posted on December 4, 2014 8:08 am by Raela Gore

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the surveillance report of the 2014-2015 influenza season for week 47 (ending Nov. 22, 2014). The CDC follows the data both nationally and regionally.

To read the data and tips for staying healthy during flu season, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Christpoint Church Christmas presentation

Posted on December 4, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tis the seasonChristpoint Church presents the Christmas play “Tis the Season” for two nights: 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, and 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at 13 Liberty Square. Everyone is invited to attend.


Gum Springs Baptist candlelight service

Posted on December 4, 2014 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gum Springs Baptist Church, 5454 Franks Ferry Rd., in Sparta, will have a candlelight Christmas service at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21. Everyone is invited to attend.


Cane Creek Band

Posted on December 4, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

bandCane Creek Band plays every Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m., at Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St. Due to circumstances beyond their control, there will no longer be a potluck during the dances. However, there will still be special parties on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Door prizes are given away each dance night. Admission is $5. For more information call (931) 260-5496.


Eddie Eagle visits WCMS

Posted on December 3, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Eddie Eagle visited the Comprehensive Development class at White County Middle School today to teach the students about gun safety.


Book signing, Riverbank Books fundraiser at the library

Posted on December 3, 2014 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Authors Koko Nervelli and Doris Rouse will be signing copies of their books at White County Public Library on Sat., Dec. 20th. There will be a jar there for donations for Riverbank Books, which was recently destroyed by a fire, and the library will also be accepting gently used books for Riverbank.


Dates updated for BDC Christmas Basket Drive

Posted on December 3, 2014 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor


Cassville PTO Candy Cane Lane Art Show tomorrow night

Posted on December 3, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Cassville PTO will hold their 2nd annual Candy Cane Lane Art Show tomorrow night from 5-7 p.m. They will have a live auction, silent auction, student art gallery, raffle baskets and chili supper. All proceeds go to the Cassville Playground Fund. Join the PTO for a fantastic family night and help build the Cassville Bees a new playground!


YMCA to offer Parents Night Out

Posted on December 3, 2014 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

How about a few hours without the children to get some of that Christmas Shopping done, or just some quiet time with a special person?

 

The Y can help you with either this Friday, Dec 5th. See the flyer below or call the Y at 836-3330 for more information, or to register now.


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