Monthly Archives: February 2015

In Thursday’s Expositor: Baker charged with sexual battery and aggravated assault

Posted on February 13, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Gary Lynn Baker, age 44 of Walling, has been arrested and is facing sexual battery and aggravated assault charges, though details remain scarce as White County Sheriff Department deputies continue their investigation.             Though the department cannot currently comment on the investigation or the actions leading up to the charges, Detective Chris Isom says that Baker got in touch with Sheriff Oddie Shoupe on Jan. 31 and made arrangements to turn himself in. More details with be released as they are available.

Nathan Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys to perform Feb. 20

Posted on February 13, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

“An Evening with The Prince of Bluegrass Music,” featuring Nathan Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at The Place Theatre, 72 S. Main St., in Crossville. Tickets are $23 in advance and $28 day of the show. For more information: or

Elna Lesby Carr

Posted on February 13, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Elna Lesby Carr, 99, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 12, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Winner announced at noon

Posted on February 13, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The winner of the “Cutest Couple Contest” will be announced via and Facebook by noon, today.

Goodwill job fair

Posted on February 13, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM AND WHITE COUNTIES: The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a job fair for Pacesetters in Cookeville and Sparta from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17. More information is available at

TTU’S TSBDC hosts seminar series about business finance

Posted on February 13, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech University will host a four-part seminar series about understanding business financial statements, on Feb. 17-26. One part of the series, “Understanding Business Financial Statements,” will be offered at a time; the first Feb. 17, the second Feb. 19, the third Feb. 24 and the last Feb. 26. Alan Harris and Andrew Bryant will lead each session. The sessions will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Johnson Hall 208, 1105 N. Peachtree Ave., on the TTU campus. The seminar is free, but registration is required. To sign up, visit or call (931) 372-3706.

Valentine’s wishes – Terri to Roger

Posted on February 13, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my loving husband of 21 years a very Happy Valentine’s Day. Roger Braddom, I have no poems or fancy words – I just want you to know that I love you!!!!

Valentine’s wishes – Seth to Erin

Posted on February 13, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Even though we are different in many ways, we are alike in one very important one: we love each other deeply. Your love fills me with an amazing sense of warmth, light, and life, that I feel was missing before I met you. Your laughter rings in my ears and makes my heart feel weightless. Seeing your smile lifts my spirits and gives my soul wings, like a man seeing the first rays of the sun peeking from behind the clouds. Happy Valentine’s Day Erin, I love you. Love, Seth.

WCHS teams combine for best regular season in 17 years

Posted on February 12, 2015 12:12 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Ready for Saturday’s action in 6AAA tournament

With the regular season officially in the books, it gets down to crunch time this week as district tournaments get underway all across the state.

The District 6AAA tournament officially starts Thursday at Cumberland County High School with quarterfinal round games on Thursday and Friday.  The Warriors and Warriorettes have already secured berths in next week’s Region 3AAA tournament as they both secured one of the top two seeds for the tournament.  The top two seeds receive a first round bye, which puts them in the semifinals guaranteeing the trip to the region.

The Warriors and Warriorettes head into the postseason … Read More

Construction progressing at Bojangles’

Posted on February 12, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Construction is moving forward at the new Bojangles’ restaurant, with the concrete foundation in place and cement block work beginning.

School closing at 1 p.m.

Posted on February 12, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

White County schools will be closing at 1 p.m. today due to possible snow accumulation in higher elevations.

FWCA at Earth Day

Posted on February 12, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Friends of White County Animals will be at Earth Day at Essentials Salon and Day Spa, Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Volunteers will be at the FWCA booth to provide information about the organization and their work in the community.

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