Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cassville VFD accepting donations for new refrigerator during Saturday breakfast

Posted on January 23, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

White County volunteer fire departments raise most of their money through their own fundraising efforts, such as monthly breakfasts. Recently, Cassville Volunteer Fire Department suffered a major loss when their 1967 commercial refrigerator, which they use to store the ingredients for their fundraiser breakfasts, finally stopped working. The department is currently seeking a replacement commercial refrigerator, and will accept any donations the community would want to make to aid them in making the purchase. Donations can be made during their breakfast this Saturday, from 6-10 a.m., or contact Marcus England, firefighter with Cassville VFD, at 931-607-8862. Cassville VFD is a registered nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible.… Read More

Fire reportedly caused by heater

Posted on January 23, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Sparta Fire Chief Kirk Young has released details concerning the fire at a residence located at 124 N. Church Street early this morning. Young states that the call was received at 4:37 a.m., and while firefighters are still cleaning up, firefighting efforts were complete by 9:36 a.m. Upon arrival at the scene, the home was about 3/4 involved. Firefighters made an interior attack, but the home was a total loss.  The source of the fire was a heater in the laundry room area, according to Young. The occupant of the home, Ryan Myers, had minor burns from trying to put out the fire, Young states. A total of … Read More

Quebeck potluck

Posted on January 23, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Quebeck-Walling Community Club will have a potluck, meeting and elections at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015,  at Quebeck Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information call (931) 657-1009.

Cassville VFD breakfast

Posted on January 23, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cassville Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser breakfast 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, orange juice, ham bacon, fried potatoes and milk. $7 for adults, and $5 for children. They deliver orders of five or more. To place order that morning call (931) 761-2476.

TTU nursing program again among the best nationally

Posted on January 23, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Another ranking has placed Tennessee Tech University’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing among the top programs in the nation. The organization, which helps nurses with associate’s degrees find programs and resources to pursue their bachelor’s degrees, ranked TTU as the seventh best RN to BSN campus program of more than 700 across the nation. The school offers a master’s degree with concentrations in family nurse practitioner, nursing education, nursing administration and nursing informatics.

Mackenzie completes first year in livestock project

Posted on January 23, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County 4-H member Mackenzie Stockton has finished the first year of her 4-H Livestock Beef project. The 4-H livestock program helps youth learn about the selection, feeding, caring, production, breeding, showing, management, marketing, and health of their animals. Mackenzie is the daughter of Paul and Amanda Stockton. She is a fifth grade student at Cassville Elementary. For more information about Mackenzie’s activities in 4-H check out an upcoming edition of The Expositor.





‘Making Performance’ exhibit open at TTU’s Center for Craft

Posted on January 23, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A group of artists have come together to display their work at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft through March 1. The group’s show, “Making Performance,” examines how artists are incorporating function into the final product, or performance, of their craft pieces.  The show is in the Center for Craft’s Gallery Two. The three exhibition galleries and Goldenrod Sales Gallery are free and open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Center for Craft is approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at exit 273, Smithville/McMinnville. Go south on state Route 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge.

TTU’s Mick works with National Guard on mental health

Posted on January 23, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Christina Mick, assistant director of clinical services at Tennessee Tech University’s Counseling Center, this month began working with the Tennessee National Guard on mental health. Rear Adm. Joan Hunter, assistant joint surgeon for the National Guard Bureau, will visit the state National Guard to discuss building an integrated mental health model for soldiers, airmen and their families. Mick will help to plan the model in her role as a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s state policy academy team.




Fire engulfs house

Posted on January 23, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A house has been consumed by fire on North Church Street. Firefighters are now on the scene battling the blaze. Details will be provided as soon as possible.

WCHS Homecoming on Friday

Posted on January 22, 2015 6:06 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors and Warriorettes will celebrate homecoming Friday night when Rhea County visits Roy Sewelll Gymnasium. Prior to the girls’ game, the 2015 homecoming court will be presented. The court is headed up by (front and center) Mr. and Miss Basketball, Cole Vaughn and Bella Taylor. Second row (l to r) are senior attendants, Emilee Howard and Hyle Robbins. Back row: freshman attendants, Kendall Barker and Hannah Leftwich; junior attendants, Logan Quillen and Jacob Fresh; and sophomore attendants, Kaleigh Bray and Saylor Wilson.

This week in White County history: 1975

Posted on January 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

This week in 1975, Laura Vaughn and Doug Benningfield were selected by their classmates as White County High School’s students with the best personalities.

Work going on at M&H Hardware building

Posted on January 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The windows have been boarded up at the old M&H Hardware building, located at 9 E. Maple Street, in the square. Reportedly, new windows are going in for a new business moving in soon.

Plenty to see at the job fair

Posted on January 22, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

There are many job seekers on site at the job fair going on now at the Ag Complex!

Job fair underway

Posted on January 22, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson (center) was in attendance at The Expositor Job Fair at the Agricultural Complex. Robinson visited with the employers, including Jackson Kayak (pictured). Also pictured is Traci Massengill (far left), of The Expositor, who coordinated the job fair.

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