Monthly Archives: January 2016

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

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.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society

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

The Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (a society of key women educators) held its joint Christmas meeting, in McMinnville, with Beta Theta Chapter. Shown are Sparta President Jennifer Murphy and new initiates Danyelle Hawkins and Melinda Tritico.

Pierce Whited featured by USA Today High School Sports

Posted on January 29, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Check out the video from USA Today High School Sports about White County basketball player Pierce Whited.


Fred Marcus “Mark” Scott Jr.

Posted on January 29, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Fred Marcus “Mark” Scott Jr., 52, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 27, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Scott was born April 14, 1963, in Dayton, Ohio, to Fred Marcus Sr. And Pauline Tayes Scott.

Mr. Scott was a factory worker and had been employed by Perdue more than 22 years. He loved music and played in a band many years, mostly as a guitar player. Mr. Scott loved deer hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his son, Tyler Scott, and girlfriend, Claudia Eldridge, both of Cookeville; his former wife, Teresa Scott, of Crossville; sister and brother-in-law, Fonda and Eric Eaton, of Sparta; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donnie And Beckie … CONTINUED

WCMS Warriorettes advance to semifinals

Posted on January 29, 2016 2:02 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County Middle School Warriorette basketball team advanced to the CTC tournament semifinals with a 38-17 victory over Harris Middle School.

Kanden Reeves led the way with 18 points.

Both the Warriorettes and Warriors are in the semifinals Friday.  They play at 5 and 8 p.m., respectively.


Health Directory 2016 published

Posted on January 28, 2016 4:04 pm by Jarrod Conner

If you’re searching for medical services in the Sparta-White County area, check out The Expositor Health Directory. You can find a variety of valuable information about physicians and other necessary items to help you make proper decisions about your healthcare. Click to view the 2016 EXPOSITOR HEALTH DIRECTORY.


Posted on January 28, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Feb. 1-7

Who: Battlefront Ministries

What: Revival

When: 6 p.m.

Where: 521 Ben Lomand Dr.

Yeshua’s Sabbath Church

Posted on January 28, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Submitted by Dr. Larry Pratt

(Colossians 2:16) The apostle Paul teaches “new Christians” to not let anyone judge them for keeping the “mikra” or “keeping an assembly for rehearsing something special that Yahweh will do in the future.

It is my desire to be at this assembly or rehearsal at the appointed time whether it is Yahweh’s 7th Day Sabbath or one of His High Holy Days such as Passover, Pentecost, or Tabernacles. Our God Almighty has promised to be there at these special times. I know that “if I am there with the correct motive” that God has something special for me.

This Saturday is such an … CONTINUED

Snow leaves few without power, keeps emergency workers busy

Posted on January 28, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

The National Weather Service has listed snowfall totals for White County on Jan. 22-23 at 8-10 inches. Unlike last year’s ice storm, however, there weren’t widespread power outages, though emergency services workers and Sparta city employees reported long hours serving residents of the community.

According to Caney Fork District Manager Jason Cloyd, the first outage was reported at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22.

The outage was in Quebeck and affected 15 customers. Within an hour, Cloyd said crews had power restored.

They quickly moved on to the Burgess Falls area, where 40 homes lost power due to a fallen tree on the power lines. In just over an … CONTINUED

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