Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 pm by


Little League sign-up

Posted on January 13, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The last in-person sign-up for 2016 Little League will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Sparta-White County Rescue Squad building. The early bird discount will end Jan. 16. On-line sign-ups will run until Feb. 20, which will be the last day to sign up.


YMCA and HRA to host third annual Kid’s Mud Run

Posted on January 13, 2016 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

On April 30, 2016, Putnam County YMCA and Highland Rim Academy will be hosting the Third Annual Kid’s Muddy Mile, the only mud run of its kind in the Upper Cumberland Region. Children ages 5-14 will be eligible to run the course on the campus of the Putnam County YMCA. The one-mile course will have over 10 obstacles, including a giant mud pit at the end.

Registration for the run will open Feb. 1. The cost is $15 per child until April 28. Registration will be $20 on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. T-shirts are guaranteed only for those who register by April 8. Registration forms … Read More


Sparta-White County Senior Center temporarily closed because of ruptured water line

Posted on January 13, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County Senior Center is temporarily closed for all activities because of a rupture in the main water line. Because of the extent of the repairs, no projected date has been provided for reopening.

A phone attendant will, however, be available to take any calls.

According to Brenda Roberts, director, all Congregate Meals and Meals on Wheels will be served from the kitchen facilities at White County Board of Education, which is directly adjacent to the senior center.

Congregate Meals will be served 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Also, Congregate Meals will not be served on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, because of the Martin Luther King … Read More


Martin Luther King Day parade and ceremony set for Jan. 16

Posted on January 13, 2016 7:07 am by

A parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Line-up begins at 10 a.m., at White County Justice Center, where the parade will proceed to downtown Sparta in the vicinity of Liberty Square. Beginning at noon, there will be a special ceremony at Sparta Civic Center with featured speakers and musical entertainment. Everyone is invited.


Quillen is WCHS Scholar Athlete of the Week

Posted on January 13, 2016 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

This week’s White County High School Scholar Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Gary Maxwell Insurance, is Logan Quillen.

Quillen is a senior forward on the Warriorettes basketball team and was nominated by WCHS girls’ basketball coach, Michael Dodgen.

According to Dodgen, “Logan is a four-year member of the Warriorette basketball team. She excels in the classroom and on the court. She’s an extremely hard worker. We rely on her for leadership both on and off the court. I am very proud of the work she puts into her class work and for what she brings to our team.”

See Thursday’s print edition for the rest of the … Read More


United Way hosting job fair at Sparta Civic Center, Jan. 13

Posted on January 13, 2016 5:05 am by

United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland be hosting a job fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Sparta Civic Center, 514 E. Bockman Way. The Career Coach will be on-site for the event.

UCHRA will be hiring for driver positions, and R.C. Grace LLC will be hiring for a truck driving recruiter position.

Pacesetters, as well as Saint Thomas Hospital, will be hiring for various positions. Averitt Express, Perdue Farms and Community Options will also be at the job fair.

Career Coach staff will help applicants prepare resumes and register with Jobs4TN.gov where there are more than 90,000 jobs available.

If you are … Read More


David Reed Cole

Posted on January 13, 2016 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

David Reed Cole, 37, completed his earthly walk on Jan. 10, 2016, at his home in Doyle.

He was born in Putnam County to Donald Reed Cole and Marilyn Sue Cuthrell Cole.

David was a graduate of White County High School (Class of 1996) and a member of the Warrior Baseball Team. David began working at Sparta Food Lion at the age of 16. After high school graduation he attended Motlow Community College while working at Bill Boruff Automotive. Following college, he was employed at Cherry Creek Electric and gained valuable knowledge as an electrician. After his second daughter was born, David became “Mr. Mom,” taking care of … Read More


Warriors shoot their way past Clarkrange

Posted on January 12, 2016 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Warriors stay perfect on the season

The Warriors knocked down 22 three pointers on the way to the 101-74 victory over Clarkrange.

Three WCHS players scored in excess of 20 points led by Cade Crosland with 27.  Jacob Fresh added 24 and Pierce Whited 21.

Six different players hit treys in the contest.

The win improved the Warriors to 16-0 with Cookeville coming to town Friday.

See Thursday’s print edition for the complete story.


Warriorettes win another

Posted on January 12, 2016 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorettes basketball team notched their 14th win of the season against only two losses Tuesday with a 48-30 victory over Clarkrange in Sparta.

Deandra Luna led the way with 22 points.

WCHS plays host to Cookeville Friday night.  Tip off is set for 6 p.m.

See Thursday’s print edition for the full details.


Delma Louise Shockley

Posted on January 12, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Delma Louise Shockley, 89, of Spencer, passed away Jan. 10, 2016, at River Park Hospital, in McMinnville.

Mrs. Shockley was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Spencer, the daughter of Charlie Shockley and Cleo Wilson Shockley.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Jan. 15, 2015, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Molloy Cemetery, in Van Buren County. The family will receive friends 2-9 p.m., Jan. 14, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 15, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sammy Annabel Whitworth Brown

Posted on January 12, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mrs. Sammy Annabel Whitworth Brown, 90, of Union, Missouri, passed away peacefully, on Jan. 8, 2016, in Sparta.

Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Pacific, Missouri, to Samuel C. Whitworth and Mable L. Brown Whitworth.

She was a retired cashier in the Rockwood School District.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James J. Brown (June 19, 2010); sisters, Dolly Murphy, Rosie Wiedman, Marie Blechle, Carrie Bailey, Irene Whitworth; and brothers Bill Whitworth and Raymond Whitworth.

She is survived by two daughters:

Jo Ann Brown Collier and her husband, Lewis G. Collier, of Sparta; James J. Collier, … Read More


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