Monthly Archives: August 2015

Brenda Sue Null

Posted on August 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Brenda Sue Null, 66 of Sparta, passed away Aug. 18, 2015.

Born Sept. 29, 1948, in Gainesboro, she was the daughter of Domer Dillon and Dorothy Taylor Dillon.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 21, 2015, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Job fair

Posted on August 20, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Pauline Jenkins

Posted on August 19, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Pauline Jenkins, 93, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 17, 2015, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Born Jan. 20, 1922, in White County, she was the daughter of the late William R. “Bill” Jenkins and Vallie Pauline Phifer Jenkins.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, The 39ers Senior Group, The Red Hat Club, and The Professional Business and Women’s Club. She was a familiar face at Sparta Shirt Factory for more than 30 years and LTW Manufacturing. She also worked in clothing retail at Lorene Robinsons, L & E’s, and Lou Baker’s clothing store.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Jenkins was preceded in death by … CONTINUED

Old-fashioned congregational singing

Posted on August 19, 2015 7:07 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.

One deceased in Van Buren County crash

Posted on August 18, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers have been on the scene of a fatal traffic crash on Highway 8 in Van Buren County since approximately 6 a.m. today. Lucas Lopez Raymundo, age 37 of Nashville, has perished in the head-on collision. Dr. June McMillin, age 64 of Ringgold, Georgia, is reportedly in critical condition, and has been transported to Erlanger in Chattanooga to be treated for her injuries. Both drivers were reportedly traveling to work when the crash occurred.

One transported in Church Street crash

Posted on August 18, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

Sparta Police, White County Emergency Medical Services, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Sparta Fire Department, Cassville Volunteer Fire Department and BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department responded to a traffic crash on Church Street, that began near the intersection of W. College Street, and ended at the White County Public Library. The driver of this van was transported to Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash. The driver of a second vehicle that had been struck appeared to have suffered a laceration but was not transported. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Photos by Pamela Claytor.


WCTE Discover the Upper Cumberland new episode Aug. 20

Posted on August 18, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The second episode of WCTE original series Discover the Upper Cumberland premieres at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20. Funded in part by the US Department of Agriculture, the series takes viewers on location and brings them into the studio for interviews with experts about local issues. This episode will feature the Free Hill Community in Clay County, Foglight Foodhouse, in Walling, and Historic Granville. WCTE will also shed some light on the White Oak Craft Fair of Cannon County, as well as the Komen Upper Cumberland Race for the Cure.

Former deputy director of UCDD pleads guilty to bank fraud

Posted on August 18, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Larry Gene Webb, 65, of Smithville, former Deputy Director of the Upper Cumberland Development District and former Director of the Cumberland Regional Development Corporation , pleaded guilty yesterday, before U.S. District Judge Aleta A. Trauger, to one count of bank fraud, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Webb was indicted in September 2013 for his participation in a scheme to commit bank fraud and to steal federal and state funds intended to promote economic and housing development.

UCDD is a quasi-governmental agency that receives federal and state funds and is responsible for promoting economic development throughout the 14 counties located in the Upper … CONTINUED

Sparta Green Market announces restaurants, shops staying open late

Posted on August 18, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Sparta Green Market is pleased to announce that several restaurants and shops will be staying open late Aug. 21, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., in support of the Green Market. Everyone is invited to come early, have dinner on The Square, browse the Green Market and stay for the bluegrass concert at the amphitheater.

The following stores and restaurants will be staying open late in support of the Sparta Green Market for the three fall events: Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16

•The Fragrant Mushroom – Hand thrown local pottery – 12 W. Bockman Way

•Calfkiller Beer – will be available at The Fragrant Mushroom

•Jongee’s … CONTINUED

Karen Ruth Jones Hollingsworth

Posted on August 18, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Karen Ruth Jones Hollingsworth, 53, passed away Aug, 17, 2015, at her home in Sparta.

She was born Nov. 26, 1961, in Sparta, to the late Stanton Jones and Elizabeth Ann Hughes Milner.

She is survived by her daughter, Madison Hollingsworth; mother, Elizabeth Ann Hughes Milner; sister, Denise Sullivan; special friend, Edward Hollingsworth; and several cousins.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Aug. 22, 2015, at her residence, in Cassville, 694 General Jones Road. The celebration of Karen’s life will start at 4 p.m. All are welcome to bring pictures. Please join us and share your memories of our sweet Karen.

Thurman Funeral

Fall Sports officially starts this week

Posted on August 17, 2015 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

This is the week that fall sports can officially start.  As the teams’ first games approach, make sure to find out about all the WCHS fall sports teams, along with pictures of the WCMS teams, in the special section that will be included with Thursday’s print edition of the Expositor.

The edition contains a full roster of the Warrior football team that kicks their season off Friday night against Monterey.

County commission passes budget and property tax increase

Posted on August 17, 2015 8:08 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Breaking newsWhite County commissioners have passed the 2015/2016 budget, with a property tax increase  from $1.85 to $2.05. See additional details tomorrow on SpartaLive.

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