Monthly Archives: November 2015

One arrested following Cherry Creek crash

Posted on November 9, 2015 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, White County Sheriff Department and White County Emergency Medical Services were on the scene of a crash on Cherry Creek Road at approximately 12:51 today. A white Dodge Ram pickup truck hit an electrical pole and came to rest on its side. The driver was taken into custody by Trooper David Hickey, who is the investigating officer of the crash. Additional details will be posted as they become available.

Crash on Ray Broyles Road

Posted on November 9, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

A truck hit an electrical pole on Ray Broyles Road early this morning, knocking the pole down. White County Sheriff Department is in charge of the investigation of the crash. No further details are known at this time.

Ronnie Lee Williams

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

Ronnie Lee Williams, 43, of Sparta, passed Nov. 8, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Williams was born March 24, 1972, in Crossville.

He was a bail bondsman with Sparta Bail Bonding and enjoyed wrestling where he was known as “Mad Dog.”

He is survived by his father and mother, Donnie Williams and Minnie Jane Hall Williams; son, Jamie Williams; daughters, Ashton Williams, Alexis Williams; grandchildren, Kenzley Williams, Dawson Williams, Jameson Williams; sisters, Teresa Akogun, Jennifer Williams; and brother, Charlie Williams.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Nov. 12, 2015, at Ravenscroft Church of God, with burial in Williams Family Cemetery. Bro. Kenneth Peters will officiate.

Visitation will be … CONTINUED

Firefighters battle trailer fire on Bockman Way

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

Firefighters responded to a trailer fire on Bockman Way at approximately 6:31 p.m. yesterday, near the intersection of Church Street. Further information is not known at this time.


Eleanor Mae Redmon

Posted on November 9, 2015 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Eleanor Mee Redmon, 89 of Sparta, passed away Nov. 7, 2015, at Erlanger Medical Center, in Chattanooga.

Mrs. Redmon was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Kulpmount, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Derr and Pansy Deihl Derr.

There will be a period of visitation 10 a.m.-noon, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, burial to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


South Group fire personnel respond to Sullivan Knowles fire

Posted on November 9, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

All South Group fire departments were dispatched to a house fire at 1185 Sullivan Knowles Road at approximately 10:09 a.m., yesterday. Mt. Gilead, Sparta, Central View, Hickory Valley and Doyle Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the residence. The fire reportedly ignited in the garage. White County Emergency Medical Services responded and transported one to Highlands Medical Center. White County Sheriff Department was also present.




NARFE meeting

Posted on November 9, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The local chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Shoney’s Restaurant, on South Jefferson Avenue, in Cookeville. The meal begins at 6 p.m., with a business meeting at 6:45 p.m. Bruce Womack, public relations officer for Cookeville Fire Department, will be the guest speaker. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses in the Upper Cumberland area are invited to attend. For more information call Ronnie Collins, (931) 284-4835.

Flea Market Spectacular

Posted on November 9, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Nov. 14

Flea Market Spectacular

Who: St. Andrew Catholic Church

What: Flea Market Spectacular

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: 829 Valley View Dr.

New Hope gospel singing

Posted on November 9, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a gospel singing beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at New Hope The Baptist Church, in the Cassville community of White County, on New Hope Road. Featured singers will be “Right on Time.” Refreshments will be served. Bro. James Wright is the pastor. For more information call (931) 657-2065.

Remembering World War II

Posted on November 9, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

Earl Johnson, Quartermaster II for the United States Navy during World War II, gave an account of his time overseas and what it was like to be a young man in the midst of battle.

Johnson was the quartermaster of the LSM-134, an amphibious vessel 203 feet long used to carry troops, vehicles, and supplies to land, which made beach landings in the Philippines and Okinawa.

On October 20, 1944, Johnson and the crew of LSM-134 beached on Blue Beach, also known as Dulag, in Leyte. This was in an effort to liberate Leyte from the Japanese forces. While on Blue Beach, Johnson noticed the USS Nashville was … CONTINUED

Crouch speaks at LEAD conference

Posted on November 9, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

The national LEAD Education Conference, which was held in October, gave White County educators an opportunity to learn about progress towards the new goal of “making sure all Tennessee students are ‘Promise Ready.’”

The purpose of the conference, according to Sandra Crouch, White County Superintendent, is to share information that can help schools maximize student success with sessions themed around the five areas of the Tennessee State Department of Education’s strategic plan which includes early foundations, support educators, bridge to postsecondary, empower districts, and all means all.

Read more in today’s edition of The Expositor.

Frances L. Welch

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

Frances L. Welch, 90, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 6, 2015, at her residence.

Mrs. Welch was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Sparta, Robert Crawford and Maude Lockwood Crawford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Welch; grandsons, Billy Welch, Brett Welch; great-grandson, Raymond Morgan; and brothers, Johnny Crawford and Sam Crawford.

Surviving family members include her children, James Welch and wife Doris, Bill Welch, Wanda Jones and husband Howard; grandchildren, Ted Welch and wife Angela, Donald Welch, Judy Welch, Paul Welch and wife Rhonda, Tracy Jones, Jennifer Anderson and husband Kenny, Becky Welch; great-grandchildren, Elaina Welch, O.J. Rollins, Dustin Rollins, Joseph Welch, Jacob Warren, … CONTINUED

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