Monthly Archives: September 2015

Warrior comeback falls short

Posted on September 26, 2015 12:12 am by Tammy Wilhite

Jets defeat Warriors 16-15

Miscues by the Warriors helped the Jets build a 16-7 advantage going into the fourth quarter.  WCHS scored and pulled to within a point late in the game, but couldn’t convert late as Cumberland County snapped a six game losing streak to their neighbors with the narrow 16-15 win over the Warriors.

The loss dropped the Warriors to 2-4 overall on the season.


Score still tied at seven

Posted on September 25, 2015 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors and Jets head into the half still tied at seven.


Score tied after one

Posted on September 25, 2015 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors and the Jets are tied at seven after one quarter.  The Warriors scored on their first drive when Chris Richmond connected on a two yard pass to Noah Roberts.  Allen Shoupe added the extra point.


Jason Ward Events/Whirl Wide Entertainment holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Posted on September 25, 2015 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

Jason Ward Events/Whirl Wide Entertainment held their ribbon cutting ceremony at their office, located at 6 W. Bockman Way, on Sept. 25.


Ruth Hale estate donates old newspapers to The Expositor

Posted on September 25, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

The estate of Ruth Hale donated old editions of The Expositor from 1943 and 1898 to The Expositor to keep in the archives. Pictured is editor Kim Wood, poring over the 1943 edition, that detailed troop training in White County as they prepared to go to war, and how women were needed to replace men in the factories while the men were serving their country. The photo below shows an advertisement from the 1943 newspaper.

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Halloween costume giveaway

Posted on September 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County YMCA will host a Halloween costume giveaway, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. One costume per child while supplies last.


Moeller Marine Products yard sale to benefit Rescue Squad and fire departments

Posted on September 25, 2015 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Moeller Marine Products is hosting a yard sale during the Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale to raise money for the all-volunteer Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and White County volunteer fire departments. All proceeds will go directly to the volunteer departments.


Brinn Black concert moved to Sparta Civic Center

Posted on September 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jason Ward Events will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., at 6 Bockman Way, with a meet-and- greet at 2:30 p.m. Then, at 5:30 p.m., Brinn Black will take the stage at Sparta Civic Center for a free concert. The concert location was changed because of rain.


YMCA Moonlight Madness

Posted on September 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County YMCA presents the 2nd Annual Moonlight Madness, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. There will be candy, games, prizes and much more.


Capps graduates from TBI Leadership Academy

Posted on September 25, 2015 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In a ceremony at Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Headquarters on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, a dozen law enforcement leaders from across the state graduated from the TBI Leadership Academy.

Lt. Craig Capps, of White County Sheriff Department, was among these individuals

Founded in 2014, the selective two-week academy provides senior law enforcement managers from across Tennessee leadership training from world-renowned speakers on topics including crisis management, presentation skills, proactive leadership strategies, and diversity in law enforcement. The TBI offers the training at no cost to participants or their departments.

“It is a great privilege for the TBI to provide the necessary tools to enhance leadership skills for law … Read More


Ola Mae Roberts Dial

Posted on September 25, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ola Mae Roberts Dial, 79, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 23, 2015, at the Hospice of Cumberland County.

Ms. Dial was born Christmas Day, 1935, in White County to Norman E. Roberts and Minnie Mae Silcox Roberts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her eight children, Wanda Ballew, Sharon Duncan, Adam Dial, Craig Dial, all of Sparta, Ronia Prichard, of Crossville, Peggy Ramsy, Misty Patterson, both of Knoxville, Donna Neal, of Baxter; very special son-in-law, Earl Ballew, of Sparta; sister, Gail Dial; 16 grandchildren; 16  great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and … Read More


Mary Louise Eaton

Posted on September 25, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mary Louise Eaton, 92, was born in Sharpsville, Indiana, on July 6, 1923, and passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2015, at Life Care Center, in Sparta.

Mary and Earl L. Eaton were married Oct. 18, 1942, in Sharpsville, and they enjoyed nearly 73 years of life together.

Mary retired from Delco Electronics, and she and Earl spent nearly 30 years together in Florida before moving to Sparta.

Survivors include her husband, Earl; her three children, Eric Eaton and Fonda, of Sparta, Deborah Fenstermaker and Bill, of Kendallville, Indiana, Ethan Eaton, of Grand Prairie, Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was 1 p.m., Sept. 24, 2015, … Read More


Kenneth Doyle Young

Posted on September 25, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kenneth Doyle Young, 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Arthur Lee Jenkins

Posted on September 25, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Arthur Lee Jenkins, 82, of Sparta, passed away this morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital, in Smithville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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