Monthly Archives: March 2015

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.


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


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 … CONTINUED

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 … CONTINUED

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, … CONTINUED

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