Monthly Archives: August 2015

20-cent property tax increase is recommended by budget committee

Posted on August 17, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Budget committee members have taken the controversial step needed to secure the county’s financial outlook with the recommendation of a 20-cent increase in the property tax rate.

After weeks of meetings and lengthy discussions, White County’s budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year will finally be presented to the full commission, on Aug. 17, 2015. Commissioners were originally presented with a proposed budget during the July 20, 2015, meeting, but rejected the plan. The clock is ticking for final approval because of a state mandated deadline of Aug. 31. If the county’s budget is not approved before that date, no funds can be dispensed until which time a budget … Read More


Wood to speak at W.C. Conservative Republican Party meeting

Posted on August 17, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Conservative Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, in the third floor courtroom, at White County Courthouse. Ed Wood, a guest columnist for The Expositor, in Sparta, will be speaking on the “Dangers of the Tennessee call for a Constitutional Convention.” Wood, a native Virginian, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech and is a longtime resident of White County. His writings appear regularly in three nationally distributed news publications. Everyone is invited to attend.


Gas price brief

Posted on August 17, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The price of oil is on its longest weekly slump of the year, after reaching the lowest closing price since the ‘Great Recession’. Last week, the price of oil reached its lowest closing price since March 3, 2009. On that day, the price of oil was $41.65, and gasoline averaged $1.98 in Florida, $1.84 in Georgia and $1.81 in Tennessee. Of course, gas prices did not reach those lows overnight. In September 2008, in the midst of the Great Recession, the price of oil set a new record high of $120.92 a barrel.


Pauline Jenkins

Posted on August 17, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Pauline Jenkins, 93, of Sparta, passed away this morning at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Fair books available

Posted on August 16, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County fair books can be found at the following locations.

The Expositor

First National Bank

Citizen Banks (all branches)

Bank of White County

Caney Fork Electric

Sparta Electric

Middle Tennessee Natural Gas

Ben Lomand Telephone

US Bank (all locations)

Broadway Hardware

St. Thomas Highlands Hospital

Compugeeks

Edd Rogers Chevrolet

Savage Building Center

Potter’s Ace Hardware

Payless Family Pharmacy

UT Extension Office

White County Co-op

USDA

White County Soil Conservation

White County Farm Bureau

Gulf Trading Post

Tri-Star Real Estate and Auction

Crooked Stick Feed and Mineral

 


Willie Mae Whiteaker

Posted on August 16, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Willie Mae Whiteaker, 86, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 15, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sesame Street still part of WCTE

Posted on August 16, 2015 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

WCTE-PBS BlueWCTE Upper Cumberland PBS is proud to offer outstanding, curriculum-based PBS Kids content. The station feels confident in the demonstrated impact this programming has in helping prepare children for success in school and in life. You may have heard the news that Sesame Street is adding HBO as a distribution partner. However, that new partnership does not change the fundamental role PBS and WCTE plays in the lives of families. Sesame Street will continue to air on PBS stations, including WCTE, as part of the PBS Kids service, building on a 45-year history.


Cross country and soccer in preseason action

Posted on August 15, 2015 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The WCHS cross country team competed in a preseason jamboree at Cookeville on Thursday.

The Warriorette soccer team went 1-2-1 in their play day at DeKalb County on Saturday.

See Monday’s print edition for more details.


Cookeville edges WCHS at Riverwatch

Posted on August 15, 2015 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The WCHS golf team played host to Cookeville at Riverwatch on Thursday.

Cookeville’s Cavaliers slipped by the Warriors by five strokes and the Warriorettes were defeated by the Lady Cavs by three strokes.

See Monday’s print edition for complete details.

The Warriors travel to Lake Tansi Monday to compete in the Golf Capital Classic.


Old-fashioned congregational singing

Posted on August 15, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Copeland Chapel Church will host an old-fashioned congregational singing beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Bro. Freddie Copeland at (931) 738-5513.


Warriors tie Pioneers in St. Thomas Highlands Jamboree

Posted on August 15, 2015 4:04 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Warrior football team had their dress rehearsal for the season Friday at Warrior Stadium when they hosted Warren County in the St. Thomas Highlands Hospital Jamboree.

The event consisted of two quarters of varsity and two quarters of junior varsity.

In the two varsity quarters the Warriors and Pioneers ended in a 7-all tie.  Chris Richmond scored the Warrior touchdown.

The Warrior junior varsity defeated the Pioneer JV 7-0 on a Dawson Ogletree touchdown.

See Monday’s print edition for full details.

The Warriors open the season Friday at Warrior Stadium against Monterey at 7 p.m.


Sparta Rotary Club lights the “Eternal Flame” at Veterans Park

Posted on August 14, 2015 5:05 pm by Pamela Claytor

Many months of work have culminated in the lighting of the “Eternal Flame” at the Veterans Park this evening. Many residents were in attendance for the exciting event, including Mayor Jeff Young, who stated, “The City of Sparta would like to thank the Rotary Club for all of their excellent work. They have really done a great job with this park.”


VJ Day

Posted on August 14, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Victory over Japan Day, also know as V-J Day, is the day on which Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect ending the war. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of Aug. 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to Aug. 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to Sept. 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II.


Howell Cemetery decoration

Posted on August 14, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Cemetery decoration2Howell Cemetery decoration will be Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. For more information call (931) 256-0263


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