Monthly Archives: March 2015

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.… CONTINUED


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.

PUTNAM AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES- The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., will … CONTINUED


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.


Hill honored with IMPACT award

Posted on March 26, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

Herman Hill, of Sparta, was awarded during the third annual IMPACT Cookeville awards for his service and dedication to the community.

To read more about Hill’s life and accomplishments, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Moeller celebrates 25 years

Posted on March 26, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

Moeller Marine has been the premier manufacturer of fuel systems for the marine industry and provided domestic services as well as international. Moeller is a division of the Moore Company, which is a privately held U.S. corporation.

The President and CEO of the Moore Company, Dana R. Barlow, came to celebrate with Moeller along with the Executive Vice President, Alexandra Moore. The employees at Moeller Marine help keep the business at the top of the market.

“This team has done such a sufficient job with inventory management, keeping product rolling, and keeping product turning,” said Barlow. “Through efficient manufacturing processes, we have been able to maximize the current … CONTINUED


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