Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rescue Mission ready for bell-ringing season

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

It’s that time of year again. Cookeville Rescue Mission is getting geared up for the 2015 Bell Ringing Season. All proceeds go to fund Cookeville Rescue Mission’s services and programs; however, none of this is possible without your help. For more information, Cookeville Rescue Mission is on Facebook, or call (931) 528-5819,  or visit information cookevillerescuemission.org.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Ride

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!! Registration starts at 8 a.m., at Central Church of Christ, in the parking lot. The cost is $20, and registration takes place the day of the race. Kids who are 10 and under ride for free. Ride begins at 9 a.m. Anyone can ride who has a bike and a helmet. The routes range from 1.25 miles to 60 miles – your choice. The event is a fundraiser for the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation.


BonDeCroft Head Start

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BonDeCroft Head Start children are working on school readiness skills by writing invitations to their families for the open house that will be 1-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5.  Everyone is invited to attend. The center is at 9020 Crossville Highway.


Kenneth D. Young

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kenneth D. Young, age 81, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 24, 2015, at his home.

Born Oct. 4, 1933, in Apline,, he was the son of Thomas Young and Lestie Winton Young.

He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the Masonic Lodge #99 in Sparta. He attended Shady Grove Methodist Church more than 40 years and was a past member of White County Farmers Co-op Board of Directors.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rita Young, of Sparta; daughter, Donna Wainscott, of Sparta; son, Glen Young and wife Tonya, of Sparta; daughter, Janet Prater and husband Mike, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jessica Young, Janice Young, … CONTINUED


Arthur Lee Jenkins

Posted on September 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Arthur Lee Jenkins, 82, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 25, 2015, at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital, in Smithville.

Mr. Jenkins was born March 29, 1933, in White County, to Hershel “Monk” Jenkins and Notie Jane Rose Jenkins.

He was a retired for lift operator with Cumberland Hardwoods.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wallace Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Hollis Jenkins; and sisters, Mary Lou Hutson and Rosa Nell Carter.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Mildred Cash Jenkins; son, Ricky Jenkins; daughter, Kathy Lewis; grandchildren, Jenny Rigsby, Danielle Jones, Stephanie Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Hershel Jenkins, Katie Jenkins, Jacob Jenkins; three great-grandchildren, Madison Leach, Brayden Leach, … CONTINUED


Posted on September 26, 2015 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood


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.


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