Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Expositor Inquires” will help answer questions about community

Posted on January 11, 2016 10:10 am by

The Expositor will be running a new monthly article that will give residents an opportunity to have their concerns answered.

The article, The Expositor Inquires, asks that the community submit questions or concerns they may have about something going on in White County.

The Expositor will be accepting questions about all topics, including city and county government, status on construction projects, new businesses and updates on news stories.

Any questions you would like to submit should be sent to pamela@spartalive.com. Be sure to put “The Expositor Inquires” in the subject line.

The questions will be researched, and The Expositor will get statements directly from the appropriate official sources.… Read More


Johnny Margeson

Posted on January 11, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Johnny Margeson, 55, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 11, 2016 7:07 am by


This Week in White County History

Posted on January 11, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

1966

  • Tiffany Jean Cole, of Doyle, was the first baby born in White County in 1966. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.
  • The last 210 meters of water line were installed, completing the installation of the water system in the Quebeck-Walling Utility District. Mrs. J.D. Earl, of the Hodges Ferry community remarked, “I’ve had to carry all my water in a bucket for 35 years, and it sure is nice to have it in the house now.”
  • The new Sparta-Spencer road was opened to traffic.

1976

  • Sparta Police Department released figures showing they responded to 239 accidents inside the city limits, in 1975, with 40 injuries and no
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Dispatchers answer 92,244 calls in 2015, no wage increase since 2009

Posted on January 11, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

White County E-911 dispatchers answered more than 90,000 calls in 2015. Those calls enabled emergency workers from law enforcement, all 10 fire departments, rescue, emergency management and emergency medical services to respond to residents across the county.

The dispatchers answering these calls, however, reportedly have not seen a pay raise in approximately seven years.

This was one of the issues discussed in the special called meeting of the White County Emergency Communications District on Jan. 4.

Not enough members were present at the meeting time to be able to vote on any issues, so members who were present, along with Director Suzi Cash and Tennessee Emergency Communications Board … Read More


Police chief reports 2015 departmental statistics

Posted on January 11, 2016 7:07 am by Delaney Austin

Sparta Chief of Police Jeff Guth reported annual figures and commented on the cooperation between different law enforcement agencies during the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Guth announced the figures from 2015 were regarding the number of arrests, citations, offense reports, private property accidents and many more.

“We’ve been busy at the police department with a lot of things going on,” stated Guth. “To give you an idea of our 2015 numbers—this is from a monthly agency call report that is put out by the 911 center—from what their stats show is that our total number of calls for 2015 is 7,005.”

The report also shows that … Read More


AAA: Gas and crude oil prices remain at multi-year lows

Posted on January 11, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gas prices are likely to fall even lower this week, due to the falling price of oil. Crude prices declined $3.60 last week, which could lead to a decline of about 9 cents at the pump.

Pump prices remain at their lowest level since 2009, providing drivers with noticeable savings in the cost to refuel their vehicles. Sunday’s average price of $1.97 per gallon represents a 2-cent discount on the week, and retail averages are down by 18 cents per gallon in comparison to this same date last year. Motorists are likely to continue to save at the pump due to an abundance of crude oil, and barring … Read More


Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted on January 10, 2016 1:01 pm by

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided.

For more information, please call Kim Fowler at (931) 432-4210.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 10, 2016 1:01 pm by

Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, has been held in October for the past several years, but Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist, will be in Sparta at the White County Agriculture Complex, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets.


Get Ready To Win $10,000 With The Ford Fast Shot

Posted on January 10, 2016 8:08 am by Tammy Wilhite

 Cold hard cash to start the new year? It could be yours as the Ford Fast Shot returns from East Tennessee Ford and 106-9 Kicks Country.

We’re on the road throughout January and February, heading to your neighborhood high school. As the White County High School basketball game on Tuesday, January 12 heats up, you can get registered to shoot hoops at halftime. And those baskets…could land you cash…..maybe $10,000 in cash!

Register before the boys’ basketball game to try your hand at the Ford Fast Shot. At halftime of the boys’ game, one lucky person will have the chance to shoot a layup, free throw, three-point shot … Read More


The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 9, 2016 2:02 pm by


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 9, 2016 1:01 pm by

Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, has been held in October for the past several years, but Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist, will be in Sparta at the White County Agriculture Complex, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets.


Winner at Morgan Furniture

Posted on January 9, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kay Luna, of Sparta, was the recent winner of Morgan Furniture’s $5,100 in celebration of their 51st anniversary.


Fire at 360 Clog Valley Rd.

Posted on January 9, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

 A countywide page was issued after 8 p.m. on the evening of Jan. 8, and North End Volunteer Fire Department, along with all White County fire departments, White County Emergency Management Agency and White County Sheriff Department responded to a structure fire at 360 Clog Valley Road. The fire, which was in a residence set far back from the road, was approximately 95 percent involved and the structure was partially collapsed upon arrival of firefighters. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time due to the progressed level of involvement. (Photo courtesy of North End Volunteer Fire Department.)


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