Posted on March 31, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood
Emergency Conservation Program has been approved for White, Van Buren and Putnam counties. Signup for the program will be April 1-30, 2015, at the Farm Service Agency Office, 749 Millers Point Road, in Sparta. Interested persons should immediately call (931) 738-7822 ext. 2 or toll free 1-888-400-5441 ext. 2 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn information needed when completing application forms. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
ECP will provide cost-share assistance to rehabilitate farmlands damaged by the ice storm by helping with debris cleanup from fields and access roadways where the debris interferes with normal farming operations and productive capacity of the land. In … Read More
Posted on March 31, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor
In 2010, Aaron Shafer planned Sparta’s first annual bike race while serving on the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. Although Shafer passed away before the race took place, the race went on. Now in its 6th year, participation has more than doubled since the first race, in which 134 racers participated, and proceeds from the race have been donated to multiple local organizations in his honor. For more information on this year’s race and the many organizations the foundation has supported with donations, see Monday’s edition of The Expositor.
Posted on March 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood
Friends and family will be hosting a homecoming for Larry “Bubba” Johnson who has suffered through severe medical issues and multiple surgeries since December 2014. The event will be Saturday, May 30, at Sparta Civic Center. Bubba, a well known musician and former school bus driver, has experienced numerous setbacks on his road to recovery. There will be a yard sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A gospel singing will be held that evening. Hamburgers and hot dogs, drinks and desserts. Other events will also take place. All funds raised will go to help pay Bubba’s medical expenses. For more information call Cindy Rogers (931) 256-5158.
Posted on March 31, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin
Federal Projects Director of the White County Board of Education, Cindy Langford, awards White County High School’s Climate Crew with a letter of appreciation from the State of Tennessee. Steven Hunt, Cheyanne Fisher, and Whitney Kirby accept this award on behalf of the Climate Crew for all the great accomplishments.
Read more about the Climate Crew and how they are helping the community in Monday’s edition of The Expositor.
Posted on March 31, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor
Dollar General is exploring the possibility of moving one of its White County stores to a new location. Though they are not able to confirm the location or the particular store, they have released the following information: “We are looking to relocate one of our stores in the area to this new location, but it is very early in the process. We are in what we call our “Due Diligence” phase, which means we are securing the necessary licenses, permits, etc. before we commit to moving to this new location. It is not scheduled to come out of our planning phase until the fall.”
Posted on March 31, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood
It’s no April Fool’s Joke. The American Heart Association is asking Tennesseans to take a step, or steps, toward heart health and go for a walk on Wednesday for National Walking Day. Tennesseans who want to participate are encouraged to take a heart-healthy walk and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #18KMinutes. According to the Tennessee Department of Heath, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the state.
Posted on March 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood
WCTE is producing an eight-part documentary series titled “Growing Education.” Moderated by WCTE’s Lee Wray, the discussion focused on the importance of ‘cradle to career’ education for citizens of this region and what the community can do to extend educational opportunities to residents from all walks of life. This segment aired on WCTE for the first time on March 26 and will re-air at the following dates and times: April 5—5:30 p.m., April 17—10:30 p.m., April 20—11:30 p.m., April 26, 2015—4:00 p.m. For more information on American Graduate, visit wcte.org/amgrad.