Monthly Archives: April 2015

Thursday’s spring sports action

Posted on April 9, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School softball and baseball teams were in action Thursday afternoon.

The Warriorettes (6-7-1, 2-4) were in District 6AAA action in McMinnville taking on Warren County.  WCHS led 1-0 for most of the game, but the Lady Pioneers scored four in the top of the fifth and finished with the 4-1 victory.

The Warriors (5-5) stepped outside of District 6AAA play and made the trek to Jamestown to take on York Institute.  WCHS had little trouble dispatching of the Class AA team rolling to the 13-3 victory.

Get full details of both games in Monday’s print edition.


Dream Sweep Yard Sale returns

Posted on April 9, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The 2015 Lite Rock/Kicks Country/Rock/News Talk Dream Sweep Yard Sale returns to the Putnam County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, May 2, and there are still some booths available. The Dream Sweep Yard Sale benefits Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. You can reserve your booth and pay by credit card at LiteRock959.Com, 1069KicksCountry.Com or Rock937Online.Com. A 20×20 booth is just $25 and a 20×40 booth costs $35. All the proceeds from booth rentals benefits Habitat for Humanity while the booth owner keeps all the money made from his/her sales.


TDOT improvement plan for 2016-2018

Posted on April 9, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.2 billion in infrastructure investments for 39 individual project phases in 32 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.

The current federal transportation funding bill expires May 31, 2015.

To view a complete list of projects and programs funded through the 2016-2018 three-year multimodal program visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/documents/ThreeYearProgram-TDOT-2016-2018.pdf. For more information about transportation funding, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/funding.shtml.


James Rolaris Simmons

Posted on April 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

James Rolaris Simmons, 67, of the Ravenscroft community, passed away April 8, 2015, surrounded by his family at home.

Mr. Simmons was born July 1, 1947, in Sparta, to William Rolis Simmons and Velma Ruth Simmons.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., April 12, 2015, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Smith’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5 p.m., April 11, at the funeral home.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Goodwill job fair-April 17

Posted on April 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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 17. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.


Goodwill job fair-April 16

Posted on April 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM AND DEKALB COUNTIES: The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a job fair for SMX for Federal Mogul in Smithville from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.


Goodwill job fair-April 14

Posted on April 9, 2015 1:01 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, April 14. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org


Upper Cumberland Region marketed to foreign investors

Posted on April 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland region’s readiness for economic development and wealth of available resources was displayed to businesses from all over the world looking to locate or expand in the United States at the SelectUSA Investment Summit March 23-24, 2015, in Washington, DC. Rebecca Smith, Economic and Community Development Regional Director with the state of Tennessee, and Melinda Keifer, Economic and Community Development Coordinator with the City of Cookeville, represented the Upper Cumberland region at the conference.


Democratic Party elects officers

Posted on April 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Democratic Party is proud to announce new officers were elected recently for the 2015-2017 term. Those elected are Jackie Howell – chairman; Geeta McMillan, vice-chairman, Marilyn Adcock, secretary and Kriste Dibrell, treasurer. Also elected were the Executive Committee members for the same term. They are as follows: District 1 – Isabelle Kentner and James Leftwich; District 2 – Evelyn Kirby and Bruce Frasier, District 3 – Jo Luna and B.K. Luna, District 4 – Al Klee and Mildred Milligan, District 5 – Tony Davis and Holly Duarte, District 6 – Roger Cole and Kathy Sullivan and District 7 – Brenda Officer and Larry Officer.


Kaylee Wilmouth is coloring contest winner

Posted on April 9, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Kaylee Wilmouth, age 8, was the winner of The Expositor’s Easter coloring contest in the 8-10 age group. She took home an Easter basket filled with goodies.


Two incidents reported from building demolition

Posted on April 9, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

The demolition of a building on Bockman Way that burned last November has caused two incidents for which Sparta Police officers have responded. At 2 p.m. yesterday, Patrolman Charlie Sims was dispatched to the scene when bricks fell into the roadway and into the passenger side and hood of a vehicle traveling on Bockman Way. At 1:41 a.m. today, Sgt. Tony Copeland responded to the building when the second story wall reportedly collapsed into the roof and ceiling of the building behind it, causing damage to The Berry Basket. The demolition project is being completed by Edward Masters. He is reportedly insured and told officers he will be … CONTINUED


WCHS hosts “First Senior Meeting” for Class of 2016

Posted on April 9, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Monday evening, March 30, was a very exciting time for White County High School rising seniors and their parents. WCHS hosted its second annual “First Senior Meeting.” The meeting consisted of a wealth of information to help aid the students in making early plans for their upcoming senior year and post-secondary opportunities. Breakout sessions meetings featured several different speakers addressing such topics as: upcoming deadlines, Project Graduation, senior pictures, graduation items, and financial aid. Participants were: TTU, MTSU, Motlow State Community College, and TCAT-Livingston and Crossville campuses. Approximately 245 students and their parents attended.


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