Monthly Archives: March 2015

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

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Who:   Calvary Baptist Church
What:  Easter Egg Hunt following morning services.
When:  Sunday, April 5, 2015, at noon.
Where:  4417 Roberts-Matthews Hwy., Sparta
Contact:  (931) 738-5260

Bible Baptist Church revival

Posted on March 30, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Bible Baptist Church of Crossville

Evangelist, Dr. Sammy Allen, from Resaca, Georgia

April 5-10

Sunday, 6 p.m.

Monday-Friday, 7 p.m.

Special singing:

Monday night, Faith Baptist Church Youth Choir

Tuesday night, Dripping Springs Baptist Church Youth Choir

Wednesday night, Plateau Road Baptist Church Choir

Thursday night, Bible Baptist Revival Choir

Friday night, Cornerstone Baptist Church Choir and The Morrison Sisters

Bible Baptist Church, 1335 Hwy 70 E. Crossville

Pastor, Dr. Clint W. Kerns, ThD

For more information, call church office: (931) 707-5514

Freshman Academy Awards

Posted on March 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

(Photos, as well as the information below, can be seen in an upcoming edition of The Expositor.)

White County High School Freshman Academy honored ninth grade students for their accomplishments by having “The Academy Awards.” Those honored were:

Academically Most Improved

Am. McCulley: Rhiannon Roberson, Darryl St. George, Chance Smith

Mrs. Singh/Fielden: Kalen sims, Taylor Arkon

Mrs. Newton: Christopher Usrey, Justin Cowen, Jacob Jones

Ms. Dunford: Dillon Fuson, Tim Lewis, Trinity Rodriguez

Mrs. Young: Keenan Rains, Reagan Baker, Tia Leftwich

Ms. Howard: Dustin Crawford, Bre Young, Jason Farris

Mrs. Austin: James Prater, Casey Russell

SGM West: Ethan Simmons, Johnny Wright, Christopher … Read More

Petitioning for soccer fields

Posted on March 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Last month, A.R. Richardson, who has been training soccer students in Tennessee for approximately 16 years, began circulating petitions through White County soccer teams, aiming to fix an issue that has concerned him for several years: the lack of decent soccer fields in White County.

Richardson says in the past 15 years that he has trained students in White County, the stark difference between White County’s soccer fields, which are little more than goals set up in the grassy area beside White County Middle School, and the large six-field complexes in Cookeville and Crossville is glaring.

Those complexes, Richardson says, have soft Bermuda grass and field lights, along … Read More

Shooting leads to charges against three

Posted on March 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Deputies with White County Sheriff Department responded to a reported shooting on Cherokee Circle that lead to the arrest of three suspects, with one suspect continuing to evade officers. For more information on the arrests of Samuel Prater, Phylicia Jenee Qualls and Michael James Smith, see today’s edition of The Expositor.

Regional Adult Abuse Awareness Conference to be held in Murfreesboro

Posted on March 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The first ever Regional Adult Abuse Awareness Conference will be held at Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. CST.  The conference will bring together dynamic speakers to address issues of vulnerable adults. Attendee registration is required by April 17, 2015, and includes lunch and break refreshments.  You can find registration and contact information at The conference is hosted by the Adult Abuse Coalition of South Central Tennessee and Upper Cumberland Adult Abuse in partnership with Life Care Centers of America, Tennessee Vulnerable Adult Coalition and Adult Protective Services.

Young at Heart Band playing April 2

Posted on March 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Bobby Luck’s Young at Heart Band from Hendersonville will be playing great country music 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at Cookeville Senior Center, 186 S. Walnut Avenue. Open to age 40 and older. Admission $5. Free dance lessons are available 2-3:30 p.m., on Wednesdays.

Mary Ann Catron

Posted on March 30, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mary Ann Austin Catron, 73, of Sparta, passed away March 29, 2015, at Hospice House of Upper Cumberland, in Cookeville.

Mrs. Catron was born Feb. 21, 1942, in Van Buren County.

She was the founder of Spar Gas Inc. of Sparta. Mrs. Catron had celebrated 52 years of marriage to  William Lyle Catron. The couple married on Sept. 1, 1962. She was a member of Plainview Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William Martin Austin and Mom–Hattie Pearl Wallace Austin, and brother, Harold Douglas Austin.

Survivors include husband, William Lyle Catron, of Sparta; son, Steven Lyle Catron and wife Krassi, of Sparta; daughter, … Read More

Almyra sunrise service

Posted on March 30, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Almyra Methodist Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m., Sunday, April 5. Breakfast will be served after the service. Everyone is invited.

Dinah Pistole Bivens

Posted on March 30, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dinah Pistole Bivens, 66, passed away suddenly, on March 27, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Swindell Pistole and her father, Alva Eugene “Gene” Pistole.

Born in Sparta, she attended White County High School and graduated from Tennessee Tech University. She went on to earn her masters degree in counseling from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Beloved by her students and fellow faculty, she was a career educator and counselor at Bradley Central High School, in Cleveland, Tennessee, for more than 30 years. She was a member and former president of the Laureate Psi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

She is survived by her … Read More

“Our Food Link” promoted April 10 at Floyd’s Cash Saver

Posted on March 30, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Everyone is invited on Friday, April 10, 1-6 p.m., to come to Floyd’s Cash Saver and visit with members of White County Farm Bureau Women as they promote “Our Food Link.” You will be sampling Pick TN and local products Goolsby’s Sausage and Irwin’s Beef Jerky. There will also be a drawing at the conclusion of the event for two baskets of Pick Tennessee products, donated by Floyd’s Cash Saver and Northfield Vineyards. Donations of non-perishable items will be accepted for the Ronald McDonald house during the event. For more information call (931) 510-7213.

Gospel singing

Posted on March 30, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

New Hope The Baptist Church will have a gospel singing at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015. Featured singers will be Cumberland Valley Quartet. Fellowship and food. Everyone is invited. Bro. James Wright is the pastor.

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