Monthly Archives: December 2014

Emergency workers respond to overturned vehicle

Posted on December 3, 2014 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

A single-vehicle crash on Hensley Chapel Road had rescue workers searching for a vehicle that had traveled off the roadway. Sparta Rescue Squad responded to the scene to perform an extrication to remove the victim from the overturned vehicle.


Posted on December 3, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


All Occasion Flowers and Gifts

Posted on December 3, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce will host Red Ribbon Ceremony and grand re-opening at All Occasion Flowers and Gifts, 326 N. Spring St., at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Everyone is invited.


Free Will Baptist Christmas programs

Posted on December 3, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

PeaceSparta First Free Will Baptist Church, at 35 Baker St., will present its youth Christmas program followed by the adult Christmas program, “Soapy Smith’s Christmas Wish,” at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. Everyone is invited.

 


Posted on December 3, 2014 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School’s Choral Department will present the Candlelight Christmas Concert at 6 p.m., Dec. 9, at White County High School Multipurpose Room. Admission is $4. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


WCHS wins two at York

Posted on December 2, 2014 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

WCHS came home from Jamestown with two wins.  The Warriorettes cruised past the Dragonettes 60-27.  The Warriors held off a York rally for the 56-51 victory.


Kentucky man charged in White County checkpoint

Posted on December 2, 2014 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Three White County troopers participated in a checkpoint on Nov. 28, in an effort to keep White County roadways safe for drivers. During this checkpoint, Sgt. Jimmy Jones states that troopers arrested Randall Hayes, of McKee, Kentucky, for DUI: third offense, driving on revoked license due to conviction of DUI and open container. For details on the arrest, see Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.


James Keith Howard

Posted on December 2, 2014 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

James Keith Howard, 79, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Howard was born May 21, 1935, in White County, to Ed and Braska England Howard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ed Howard Jr.; and a sister, Elise Hitchcock.

Survivors include his son, Cameron (Denese) Howard, of Sparta; daughter, Marilyn (Larry) Sullivan, of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Cami Howard, Joseph Howard, Sam England, Ryan England, Natisha England; three brothers, Gus Howard, Jerry Howard, Joe Howard; and six sisters, Ann Wood, Kay Howard, Betty Putman, Phyllis Garner, Nancy Rogers and Patty Ganser.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Dec. 4, 2014, … Read More


The Rev. Billy Hawkins

Posted on December 2, 2014 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Billy HawkinsThe Rev. Billy Hawkins, 81, of Doyle, passed away Dec. 1, 2014, at his residence.

The Rev. Hawkins was born April 25, 1933, in the Hilham Community of Overton County, to Willie Herman and Altie Lee Neely Hawkins.

He served in ministry for 59 years. He founded the Ole Country Church, Hilham Church of God, built the Doyle Church of God and Manchester Church of God. During his years of ministry he pastored five churches, evangelized in four states and had extensive mission work in Honduras.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Phyllis Hawkins; brothers, James Haskel “Hag” Kendall, Luther Kendall, Waymon … Read More


Betty Jean Dabbs

Posted on December 2, 2014 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Betty Jean Dabbs, 81, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 1, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Some of Mrs. Dabbs’ accomplishments were graduate of Tennessee Tech / Kappa Delta Pi; playing the piano and organ; artist; making cards; and writing poetry

She was a member of Central Church of Christ.

Mrs. Dabbs was preceded in death by her parents, Norman Pleasant Bean and Myrtie Ella Judd Bean; brother and sister-in- law, the Rev. Mitchel D. Bean and Augzelle; and brother-in-law, the Rev. Hobart R. Freeman.

She was survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Kenneth M. Dabbs, of Sparta; children, Glenda Solomon and husband Edward, of … Read More


Copeland Chapel Christmas program

Posted on December 2, 2014 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Copeland Chapel Church, in Sparta, will present its Christmas program at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. For more information call (931) 738-5513.


Single vehicle crash may cause delays on Burgess Falls Road

Posted on December 2, 2014 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Rescue workers are currently responding to a single-vehicle crash on Burgess Falls Road at the intersection of Willie Jarvis Road. The roadway may be blocked to traffic while emergency responders are on the scene.


Special Olympians in need of sponsors for Winter Games

Posted on December 2, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Fifteen of White County’s Special Olympians are still in need of sponsors for the Winter Games.  Sixty dollars sponsors one athlete; groups can come together to sponsor one or more athletes.  The sponsorship covers transportation, equipment, hotel costs, and other necessities for the 2-day trip.  The Olympians will snowboard, ski, and ice skate.  Checks made payable to the Upper Cumberland Special Olympics can be sent to White County High School c/o Nancy Benningfield at 267 Allen Drive in Sparta.  For more information, contact Nancy Benningfield at (931) 492-0798.


Caney Fork Christmas Open House today

Posted on December 2, 2014 9:09 am by Raela Gore

Today from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., join Caney Fork Electric Cooperative in Sparta for the Christmas Open House.  Attendees will receive a free cookbook, refreshments, and energy-saving tips.


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