Monthly Archives: March 2015

Warrior baseball taking on Cookeville

Posted on March 31, 2015 5:05 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior baseball team was decked out in Team Abby shirts during warm-ups prior to their game against Cookeville on Tuesday.

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Federal farm assistance approved for ice storm damage

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 jennifer.wilson@tn.usda.gov or sheri.crain@tn.usda.gov 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


Repairs to 911 tower are being completed

Posted on March 31, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor


Aaron Shafer Bike Race provides funds for Sparta causes

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.


Homecoming for Bubba Johnson

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.


Doyle Elementary School

Posted on March 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Capturing memories one day at a time as fifth grade students prepare to become White County Middle School Warriors


Doyle Elementary School

Posted on March 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Third grade students work toward reading goals in small groups.


Doyle Elementary School

Posted on March 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mr. Brad Norris talks with kindergarten students between classes.


Doyle Elementary

Posted on March 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

First grade ready to watch Cinderella at White County High School


Doyle Elementary School

Posted on March 31, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Rocket Club students begin construction on their Marble Run Challenge.


Climate Crew receives award from the State

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.


Dollar General plans possible move to new location

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.”


Lace up Tennessee: Wednesday is National Walking Day

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.


Eugene Randolph

Posted on March 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Eugene Randolph, 71, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Randolph was born Jan. 30, 1944, in White County, to Fred and Zona Lawson Randolph.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virgie Randolph; and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his sister,Lois Whiteaker, of Sparta; nieces, Janice Sparks, Beulah Randolph, Helen Presley, and Kathy (David) Beaty, all of Sparta; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., March 31, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Glade Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m., March 30, at the funeral home.

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Charles Clinton Cole

Posted on March 30, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles Clinton Cole, 80, of Quebeck passed away March 30, 2015, at the NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mr. Cole was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Warren County, to Joe and Bessie Davis Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane Vincent Cole; and a grandson, Thuan Joseph Jones.

He is survived by his son, Charles V. “Dave” Cole and wife Kimberly, of Quebeck, and grandsons, James Vincent Cole and wife Rebeccah, of Las Vegas, and Joseph Wallace Cole, of McMinnville.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., April 2, 2015, at the Old Country Church, with burial in Anderson Cemetery. The family will receive friends

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WCTE “Growing Education”original documentary series airing now

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.


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