Monthly Archives: January 2016

Susie A. Seals Hutson

Posted on January 8, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Susie A. Seals Hutson, 79, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 7, 2016, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 8, 2016 6:06 am 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.


“Expositor Inquires” will help answer questions about community

Posted on January 7, 2016 7:07 pm 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


The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 7, 2016 7:07 pm by


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 7, 2016 6:06 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.


Dimple Lois Kirkpatrick Qualls

Posted on January 7, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Dimple Lois Kirkpatrick Qualls, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 7, 2016, at her residence.

Mrs. Qualls was born July 20, 1940, in Sparta, to Fred Kirkpatrick and Irene Pirtle Kirkpatrick.

She was retired from Wagner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene, Barney and Donald, and a sister, Doris Pugsley.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Horace “Shorty” Qualls; daughters, Sherry Sims and husband Tommy, Connie Raper and husband Ernie, Donna Qualls and Dennis Young; grandchildren, Kendra Miller and husband John, Emilee Brockman, Tyler Brockman and Ashley Felton, Dylan Young, Cassidy Qualls; great-grandchildren, Jordan Wallace, Kelyn Brockman, Braylee Niedert, … Read More


TWRA’s winter trout stocking

Posted on January 7, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March. The 2015-16 program began Dec. 1 and had 26 stockings at various locations through mid-December.

The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing.

The trout will average about 10 inches in length. The daily creel limit is seven, but there is no size limit.

Cane Creek Park, in Cookeville, will be stocked on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Please note that
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MooreEyes announces winner

Posted on January 7, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

MooreEyes Family Vision Center announces that Rita Finley is the winner of their December HoneyBake Ham Contest. L-R: Amy Johnson, optician; Rita Finley; and Dr. Shannon F. Shelley, OD, FAAO

 


The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 7, 2016 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 7, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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.


Firefighters dispatched to grass fire

Posted on January 7, 2016 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

South Group fire departments have been dispatched to Ray Moore Road, in the Central View District, to a grass fire. No further details are known at this time.


Farmers Market Boot Camp recommended for vendors

Posted on January 7, 2016 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

If you plan on applying to be a vendor at the Sparta Green Market in 2016, it is highly recommended you attend one of the Center for Profitable Agriculture’s Farmers Market Boot Camps. The best $20 you will spend to learn more about Tennessee Farmers Markets, marketing your product, as well as learning about new regulations. For more information click here.

Boot camp dates and locations:

Jan. 28 – White Pine

Jan. 29 – Athens

Feb. 22 – Lebanon

Feb. 24 – Winchester

March 2 – Trenton

March 3 – Centerville


Dimple L. Qualls

Posted on January 7, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dimple L. Qualls, 75, of Sparta, passed away this morning at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Thefts, break-ins reported across the county

Posted on January 7, 2016 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

A large number of break-ins and thefts have been reported across the county, with retail stores and one particular subdivision hit harder than other areas.

In a report of law enforcement activity for the period of Dec. 1 through Jan. 4 from White County E-911, law enforcement was dispatched to 74 incidents of thefts or burglaries.

City of Sparta had the highest number of incidents, with 25 reported thefts or break-ins.

The majority of thefts occurred at retail establishments, such as Walmart, Dollar General and the Co-Op. There was an incident reported at the soccer field, and a large number of reports were made directly at the police … Read More


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