Monthly Archives: January 2016

Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted on January 30, 2016 4:04 am 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.


Van Buren continues District 6A domination

Posted on January 30, 2016 1:01 am by Tammy Wilhite

The Van Buren County High School basketball teams continued their romp through District 6A with another pair of decisive wins on the road Friday night in South Pittsburg.

The Eaglettes jumped to a 32-5 lead after one quarter and coasted home for the 66-23 win.  Lakelyn Bouldin led the way with 14 points as 11 girls’ scored in the game for VBHS.

The Eagles got 22 points from Drew Roberts on the way to the 76-52 win over the Pirates in the nightcap.

Both Van Buren teams are a perfect 11-0 in the district with one league game remaining.  They are both 18-3 overall.

Van Buren will wrap … Read More


WCMS Warriorettes advance to CTC title game

Posted on January 30, 2016 1:01 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County Middle School Warriorettes earned a spot in the Central Tennessee Conference championship game with a win on Friday.

The Warriors came up short in overtime on Friday bringing their season to an end.

The Warriorettes defeated West Tullahoma 45-28 behind 12 points from Kanden Reeves and 10 from Lauren Turner.  WCMS will now take on Coffee County at 5 p.m. Saturday in the title game.

It took an extra period to decide the Warrior’s fate in their semifinal game against West Tullahoma.  WCMS came up just short 35-33.

The game was tied at 10 at the half.  The Warriors took a 24-21 lead into the … Read More


Warriors win 20th

Posted on January 29, 2016 9:09 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriors ran their record to 20-0 with a 90-45 win over Stone Memorial.

Pierce Whited led the Warriors with 19 points.

See Monday’s print edition for the full story.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets are now on sale

Posted on January 29, 2016 9:09 pm by

Tickets for the Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Taste of Home Cooking School are now on sale. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets. All tickets will be purchased online this year. No tickets will be sold at The Expositor.

Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets will be available at the door, if the event doesn’t sell out.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for V.I.P. ticketholders and 5 p.m. for general admission. The show is 7-9 p.m.

 


Warriorettes defeat Lady Panthers

Posted on January 29, 2016 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorettes kept within one game of league leader, Cumberland County,  with a 75-65 win over Stone Memorial.

Deandra Luna poured in 25 and Hannah Leftwich added 20.

The Warriorettes are now 17-3.

See Monday’s print edition for the complete rundown.


The Expositor Photo Contest

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The Expositor Photo Contest

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Deputies arrest suspect following chase into Van Buren County

Posted on January 29, 2016 3:03 pm by Pamela Claytor

White County Sheriff Department was involved in a lengthy pursuit into Van Buren County today, where they have charged a suspect, Tracy Grissom,  with evading arrest, resisting arrest, possession of illegal drug paraphernalia and theft over $1,000, according to Public Information Officer Detective Chris Isom. Van Buren County Sheriff Department assisted with the pursuit and also had warrants for Grissom’s arrest, Isom says. Grissom was taken into custody in Van Buren County then transported to White County Justice Center. Det. Isom says the department anticipates additional charges and will release further information regarding the arrest on Monday.


Sparta Church of the Nazarene showing movie “War Room”

Posted on January 29, 2016 1:01 pm by

Sparta Church of the Nazarene has purchased the license to show the movie “War Room” and will be showing it this coming at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016. There will be free popcorn and drinks available. There will be a Bible study that goes along with the movie on Sunday nights during February and March. For more information, contact Pastor Jamie McCormack, (931) 316-4635, or contact the church through its Facebook page.

Sparta Church of the Nazarene showing movie “War Room”

Posted on January 29, 2016 1:01 pm by

Sparta Church of the Nazarene has purchased the license to show the movie “War Room” and will be showing it this coming at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016. There will be free popcorn and drinks available. There will be a Bible study that goes along with the movie on Sunday nights during February and March. For more information, contact Pastor Jamie McCormack, (931) 316-4635, or contact the church through its Facebook page.

Goodwill job fair

Posted on January 29, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

PUTNAM AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES: Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a job fair for Wise Staffing Group for Ficosa in the Crossville/Cookeville area, 1-3 p.m.,  Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.


WCTE to air Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address on Feb. 1

Posted on January 29, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address will air on WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.  This coverage is produced by WKNO Memphis and will air on all Tennessee public television stations. On Jan. 21, Gov. Haslam announced his legislative agenda for the 2016 session, continuing his focus on education, public safety, and efficient and effective state government. Major focuses will include the Drive to 55 initiative and the Focus On College and University Success act to increase post-secondary student success, the Public Safety Act of 2016, the Fetal Remains Act, and the Efficiency in Handgun Permitting Act.


Mackie addresses Rotary Club

Posted on January 29, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Linda Mackie, coordinator at Motlow College Sparta campus, was the guest speaker at the Jan. 28, 2016, meeting of Sparta Rotary Club. Mackie discussed the programs available at Motlow Sparta, which includes dual enrollment with White County High School.


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