Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hours expanding at Goodwill stores

Posted on March 27, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is extending business hours at its stores to better serve customers. Starting April 1, stores will open one hour earlier. New store hours will be 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m., on Sunday. The new standard hours will also be observed during storewide half-off sales the first Saturday of each month, at the Goodwill Outlet store in Nashville and at Donation Express Centers connected to Goodwill stores.


TDOT construction update-Van Buren County

Posted on March 27, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road: Work continues on this project. Utilities are currently being installed. Grading and blasting operations continue and the contractor is hauling borrow material within the construction zone. Motorists should expect delays. Flaggers will be present during progression of work. Motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH and is being enforced. Estimated project completion date is November 2015. [Jones Bros., Inc. /CP&JP/CNM266]


TDOT construction update-White County

Posted on March 27, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 (Spencer Hwy.) repair of bridge over Calfkiller River (LM 6.37) in Sparta: Work on this project continues. The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis. Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary. Project completion date is June 2015. [Mid-State Construction Co, Inc./CS/CNN292]


Soccer falls to Cookeville in overtime

Posted on March 27, 2015 12:12 am by Tammy Wilhite

While the other WCHS spring sports teams had their games cancelled due to the weather, the Warrior soccer team was able to get in their home opener.

On a cool, wet Thursday night in Sparta, the Warriors played host to archrival, Cookeville.  The two teams ended regulation tied at one, but the Cavaliers captured the 2-1 victory in the first session of the golden goal overtime period.


Special Olympics t-shirts on sale now!

Posted on March 26, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Upper Cumberland Special Olympics t-shirt sale is kicking off! This t-shirt sale is for the entire Upper Cumberland, which includes 14 counties. The Special Olympics team wants to paint our region sky blue on May 1. Designate a person at your school or office to take orders and get them back as soon as you can. The last day to order will be April 24 by 3 p.m. so we can have your shirts back by the wear date of May 1. Nancy Benningfield, Jill McCulley and Dawn Brady will be collecting orders for t-shirts.


This week in 1985: Luna and Son Tires opened its doors

Posted on March 26, 2015 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor


Softball game cancelled today

Posted on March 26, 2015 2:02 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The WCHS softball game at Cumberland County Thursday has been cancelled due to the weather.  A rescheduled time has not been set yet.


Tennessee Heart celebrates open house, ribbon cutting

Posted on March 26, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Heart, a part of Cookeville Regional Medical Center, celebrated their grand opening at their new Sparta location, at 207 E. Bockman Way, with an open house and ribbon cutting. Pictured left to right are: Sarah Williams, human resources; Patrice Randolph, R.N.; Kristy Reecer, receptionist; Kim Matthew, L.P.N.; Alan Tatum, of Payless Pharmacy; Joshua Spencer, M.D. (cardiologist); Paul Korth, CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center; Robert F. Baker Jr, M.D., family practitioner; Margie Baker, manager for Dr. Baker’s office; Henrietta Goodwin, of NHC; Donna McSpadden, CEO of Tennessee Heart; and Scott William, COO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. All pictured are of Tennessee Heart unless denoted.… Read More


Don’t forget the permit

Posted on March 26, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that outdoor burning requires a permit through May 15. If you are burning a leaf or brush pile that is smaller than 8 feet by 8 feet in size, log on to www.burnsafetn.org to secure a permit.For a larger burn, apply for a permit by calling your local Division of Forestry burn permit phone number Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In White County, call (931) 657-2410. Burn permits are free. Residents should check with their city and county government for any local restrictions.


21st Annual Bon Air Mountain History Fair

Posted on March 26, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Bon Air Mountain Historical Society will host its 21st Annual Bon Air Mountain History Fair, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, at BonDeCroft Elementary School. Everyone is invited. For more information call (931) 935-5424 or (931) 739-2904. A lunch fundraiser will be noon-2 p.m. Scheduled bus tours will take place to Eastland and Clifty.


Goodwill job fairs

Posted on March 26, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM, WHITE, OVERTON AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES- The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a virtual job fair for Staffing Solutions in Sparta, Livingston, Cookeville and Spencer from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.

PUTNAM, WHITE, CUMBERLAND AND SMITH COUNTIES- The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a virtual job fair for Wise Staffing in Cookeville, Sparta, Gordonsville and Crossville from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 3. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.

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Fall Creek Falls Easter egg hunt

Posted on March 26, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Shoplifting report leads to arrest of Spencer woman

Posted on March 26, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

A Spencer woman who had reportedly shoplifted from Walmart is now facing further charges, as Sparta Police officers state that she also had illegal drugs in her possession. Cassie Ilan Hillis is facing charges of possession of schedule IV drugs, possession of schedule VI drugs, theft under $500, possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. For more information on the arrest, see today’s edition of The Expositor.


Highway 111/Taft Church project on TDOT backlog

Posted on March 26, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Department of Transportation has a long list of 254 backlogged projects, in excess of $6.1 billion, that affects nearly every county in the state, including White County, with a 2013 grade separation project at the intersection of Highway 111 and Taft Church Road on hold. For more information on the project and the TDOT backlog, see today’s edition of The Expositor.


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