Monthly Archives: January 2015

Health Directory 2015 published

Posted on January 29, 2015 12:12 pm by Jarrod Conner

If you’re searching for medical services in the Sparta-White County area, check out The Expositor Health Directory. You can find a variety of valuable information about physicians and other necessary items to help you make proper decisions about your healthcare. Click to view the 2015 EXPOSITOR HEALTH DIRECTORY.

Harry Ward Camp

Posted on January 29, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Harry Ward Camp, 83, passed away Jan. 27, 2015.

His parents were Scott and Elizabeth Walton Camp of Sparta.

He was a Christian, and served as national president of the Board of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for nine years and as a life member of the board. He completed the mentorship and was certified as a spiritual director by Stillpoint, in Nashville, and taught courses in the Caribbean College of the Bible. At First United Methodist Church, McMinnville, he was a teacher, officer, lay leader, mentor, choir member and sometime worship leader for more than five decades.

He was a graduate of Sewanee, The University of the South, and … Read More

Military & Public Service Appreciation Day at Tennessee Tech set for Feb. 7

Posted on January 29, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

On Sat., Feb. 7, TTU invites service members and public safety workers for Military & Public Service Appreciation Day at Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center. Members of current and former military branches as well as those in public service, and their families, will be admitted free into the doubleheader basketball event as Tennessee Tech hosts Jacksonville State. Women tip off at 5:30PM and Men tip-off at 7:30PM.

J&S Construction wins Construction Safety Excellence Award

Posted on January 29, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

J&S Construction Company Inc. was recently honored with the Construction Safety Excellence Award presented by the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee. J&S Construction is one of only two construction firms in the state to be selected by the organization for this award. The purpose of this award is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. Award candidates had to meet stringent pre-qualification requirements in order to participate. J&S Construction will now go on to compete in the 2015 Associated General Contractors of America Construction Safety Excellence Awards.

Fugitive from Texas arrested in White County

Posted on January 29, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

A man wanted in Texas on several charges has been arrested in White County on Jan. 22. Marcum was reportedly wanted for assaulting a family member, a third degree felony, along with several other misdemeanor charges. For more information, see today’s edition of The Expositor.

Averitt and Reliance Network members recognized for excellence in supply chain efficiency

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Averitt Express has been honored with an Alliance Award for working closely with its customers to develop results-driven logistics processes. World Trade 100 and SMC3, an industry trade association, recognized Averitt, PITT OHIO, Land Air Express of New England, The Reliance Network (TRNet), and Virco for their collective efforts in devising cost-saving supply chain solutions. Through a hybrid pool consolidation process led by Averitt, Virco was able to leverage the combined strengths of TRNet members to save up to $1 million annually in operational costs, reduce product damages by 80 percent, improve on-time deliveries by 40 percent, and significantly cut carbon dioxide emissions.

ETSU announces fall dean’s list

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

College2East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. Those for White and Van Buren counties include:  Sparta: Chelsea R. Selby; Spencer: Charity Denney.

Walmart donates to Sparta Head Start

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ricky Hodge, manager for the Sparta Walmart store, presents Sparta Head Start with a check for $1,000 as a part of Walmart’s community program.

Walmart donates to Imagination Library

Posted on January 29, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

L-R: Nathan Lee, of Walmart, and Ricky Hodge, Sparta Walmart store manger, present a check for $1,000 to the Imagination Library program, which is accepted by Ashley Dicus, Imagination Library Board member, with his children, Sam Dicus, 7, who is a graduate of the program, and Jack Dicus, 3, who is currently enrolled in the Imagination Library.

Rainbow over Sparta

Posted on January 29, 2015 8:08 am by Pamela Claytor

James Stinnett submitted this picture of an early morning rainbow over Sparta.

Dreaming about the future of Sparta

Posted on January 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

DiscoverSparta-Logo (maroon) colors

By Tanya Rust

I awoke, breathing hard with my heart beating so fast I thought it would break out of my rib cage. My mind scrambled for traction, and then as quick as a snap, I remembered…the dream!! I stood on the courthouse steps staring at The Oldham, thinking what a beautiful centerpiece our town is blessed with, when all of a sudden it went dark. My once peaceful heart became full of anxiety at the same time, empty, as if a piece of me were lost. The very feeling you get when your heart is broken….and then the most wonderful thing happened.

My life began to flash … Read More

County facing new landfill expense

Posted on January 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The county’s Solid Waste Committee is struggling with making the inevitable decision of funding the new cell for White County’s landfill. “We’ve got a problem we’ve got to deal with during our term,” said Commissioner Bruce Frasier, chairman of the Solid Waste Committee. “Within the next two-and-a-half years, we’re going to have to have a new cell [at the landfill] and also enclosing the current cell that we have. We have estimates now at $1.25 million for opening the new cell and $250,000 for closing the old cell.” See the complete story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, edition of The Expositor.

Gas patrol

Posted on January 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Check out the gas prices effective 1/27/2015. All prices are for regular gas.

Mapco Express 137 E. Bockman Way, Sparta $1.859
Murphy 149 Sam Walton Dr., Sparta $1.859
Raceway 325 E. Bockman Way, Sparta $1.859
BP 310 W. Bockman Way, Sparta $1.869
BP 579 N. Spring St., Sparta $1.899
Marathon 645 McMinnville Highway, Sparta $1.899
Shell 144 Taft Church Rd., Sparta $1.899
Unbranded 926 Smithville Highway, Sparta $1.899
Gulf 9555 Crossville Highway, Sparta $1.959
Sunoco 556 W. Bockman Way, Sparta $1.959
Shell 470 W. Bockman Way, Sparta $1.989
Shell 242 N. Spring St., Sparta $1.989
Unbranded 14435 Old Kentucky Rd., Walling $2.039

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 26-30

Posted on January 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

MackieFinancial-58091-TaxSponsorHere are some other tips to lessen the chance you’ll be a victim of tax identity theft: (1) Always protect your Social Security number or Medicare card number: don’t give it out unless you have to, and always ask why it’s needed, how it’s going to be used, and how it will be stored; (2) Shred old taxes returns you’re no longer required to keep, as well as draft returns, extra copies, and calculation sheets. (3) Ask for recommendations and research tax preparers before you turn your personal information over to them.


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