Monthly Archives: March 2015

This Week in White County History-1985

Posted on March 23, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

1985
•Petty Officer Robert Barnett Gilliam, of Sparta, was selected as the Naval Diving and Salvage Center’s Sailor of the Year for 1984.
•Frankie Dodson was chosen by the senior class and faculty of White County high School to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.
•Frank Eichelberger, of Sparta, received the China War Memorial Medal from the government of the Republic of China, 40 years after he served in World War II.


This Week in White County History-1975

Posted on March 23, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

1975
•Boyd Haston and T. Stanton Hale, incumbent city aldermen, announced their candidacies for re-election.
•Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce announced it had installed a telephone line to allow the citizens of the community to voice their opinions and comments on the various issues facing the community.
•Tennessee Valley Authority asked for bids to be submitted for construction of a new dam on the Calfkiller River near the water plant on Highway 84.


Warrior baseball team wins two

Posted on March 22, 2015 7:07 am by Tammy Wilhite

Despite having the tournament shortened due to weather, the White County High School baseball team racked up a pair of wins in the District 6AAA in-season tournament.

The Warriors defeated Rhea County (4-1) and Cumberland County (6-4) behind solid pitching performances from Ethan Roberts and Darin Cole.  They are now 2-2 on the season.

See Monday’s print edition for complete details.


Senior Center activities

Posted on March 22, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St., (931) 836-3663
Brenda Roberts, director

Monday, March 23

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

Noon, Bingo – NHC Homecare

1 p.m., Supper

Tuesday, March 24

9 a.m., NEW art class

9 a.m., Income tax prep

10 a.m., Tai Chi

10 a.m., B.P., NHC Homecare

Noon, Bingo: Suncrest

1 p.m., Supper

Wednesday, March 25

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Concert

11 a.m., Buffet

Noon, gospel singing

1 p.m., Supper

Thursday, March 26

9 a.m., Inspiration class

10 a.m., Tai Chi

9 a.m., Exercise

10 a.m., Yoga

Friday, March 27

7-10 p.m.

Friday night dance

Cane Creek Band

Saturday, March 28Read More


Myrtle Hammock

Posted on March 22, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Myrtle Hammock, 90, a resident of Stone Ridge Court Apartments, passed away March 21, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Henry W. Kirby

Posted on March 22, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Henry W. Kirby, 65, of Sparta, passed away March 21, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


TCAT McMinnville hosting March 27 event to encourage adult signups for TN Reconnect

Posted on March 22, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville will host an open house 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 27, for area adults to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, which is part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s initiative to provide eligible adults the opportunity to earn a diploma or certificate at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology  free of tuition and mandatory fees.  The TN Reconnect Grant is a last-dollar scholarship, which will cover the remaining costs of tuition and mandatory fees for a TCAT program after other state and federal financial aid has been applied.


Weather forcing more sports cancellations

Posted on March 20, 2015 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Mother Nature has wreaked more havoc on the local sports scene.

The Warriorette softball team had a game canceled on Thursday and were supposed to have played Friday in a tournament in Cookeville.  Those Friday games were cancelled.

The Warrior baseball team was scheduled to play in the in-season District 6AAA tournament.  Their game on Thursday was cancelled, as well as both games on Friday.  The Saturday schedule has been adjusted.  They will play at noon at Cumberland County against Rhea County.  They will then take on the Jets at 5 p.m.


Erbie Bethel Clark Jr.

Posted on March 20, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Erbie Bethel Clark Jr., 87, of Sparta, passed away March 20, 2015, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Clark was born June 4, 1927, in White County, to Dr. Erbie Bethel Clark Sr. and Henry Lou Cameron Clark.

He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Willie Cameron Austin; a brother, Dr. Thomas Arnold Clark; and grandmother, Mary Lou Cameron.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Louise Verble Clark, of Sparta; two daughters, Mary Lou (Olle) Fornehed, of Sparta, Leah (Lane) Wilson, of Brentwood; grandchildren, Jonas Fornehed, Clark Wilson, Jack Wilson; sister, Mary Elizabeth Hutson, of Georgia; … Read More


Kerr is new EMS Director

Posted on March 20, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

With many years of experience in serving his community, Mike Kerr has been named the new White County Emergency Medical Services Director. For more information about Kerr’s promotion and experience, see Monday’s edition of The Expositor.


TTU’s to host seminar series focused on understanding business financial statements

Posted on March 20, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A free, hands-on seminar series is being presented by Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU that will help you gain a basic understanding of business financial statements. Attendees will be provided with a handy reference workbook to keep after each seminar. The seminar series will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 2-16, 2015,  in Johnson Hall 411,  at 1105 North Peachtree Ave., Cookeville. Part 1, Thursday, April 2; part 2, Thursday, April 9;  part 3, Tuesday, April 14; part Thursday, April 16. Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at www.tsbdc.org/ttu or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931)


Enjoy the day

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Erbie Bethel Clark

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Erbie Bethel Clark, 87, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Central View Elementary

Posted on March 20, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Making math fun! Students took turns pumping air into a balloon, released the balloon, and then measured the distance it traveled.


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