Monthly Archives: January 2016

Little league signup deadline is approaching

Posted on January 26, 2016 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

Please remember, the last in person signups for Sparta Little League will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, Jan. 30  at the White County Rescue Squad Building. The online signups will be going on until Feb. 20, and it may be extended until the 27, the league will keep everyone posted on this. Thank you for your continued support!


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets are now on sale

Posted on January 26, 2016 10:10 am 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.

 


Valentine’s Day Contest

Posted on January 26, 2016 9:09 am by

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 by entering The Expositor’s “Cutest Couple Valentine’s Day Photo Contest”  for an opportunity to win numerous fabulous prizes.

A photo of the “Cutest Couple” must be emailed to kim@spartalive.com by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. The following information must be included:

  • Names of each person in the photo (participants must be at least 18 years old)
  • Phone number
  • Address

The winning couple will receive prizes from area businesses. The contest is open only to White and Van Buren counties.

On Monday, Feb. 8, all photos will be posted on SpartaLive.com and linked to The Expositor’s Facebook page where viewers will have the opportunity to … CONTINUED


White County 7-year-old dies in Crossville shooting

Posted on January 26, 2016 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

District Attorney General Bryant C. Dunaway has confirmed that the 7-year-old child that was shot in Crossville yesterday has passed away.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Jan. 25, in the parking lot of the Verizon Wireless store, located on Highway 127 North, in Crossville.

According to a press release by Crossville Police Department, officers responded to the location and found that four children had been left in a vehicle unattended while their mother and step-father went in the business to pay a bill.

The family is from White County, the release states.

Police officers reportedly found a 7-year-old bleeding at the scene.

“It was reported … CONTINUED


7-year-old White County boy injured in accidental shooting

Posted on January 25, 2016 7:07 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

According to a press release from Crossville Police Department, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at approximately 2:50 pm, Cumberland County 911 Dispatch received a call of a 7-year-old male bleeding from the head, in a US HWY 127 North business parking lot. Upon the arrival of Crossville Police Officers, it was discovered that four children had been left unattended in a vehicle, while the mother and stepfather were inside the business, paying a bill, a short distance from the vehicle. The family was in Crossville from White County. Click here to read to complete press release.


Timothy Strahan

Posted on January 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Timothy Strahan, 47, of Sparta, passed away today at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Potluck

Posted on January 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Feb. 27

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009


Roy Bruce “Mugsy” Rittenberry

Posted on January 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Roy Bruce “Mugsy” Rittenberry, 56, of Sparta, passed from this life Jan. 23, 2016.

Mr. Rittenberry was born Jan. 17, 1960, in Sparta, and was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Gene Rittenberry and Bonnie Barlow Rittenberry Wills.

He always wore a smile on his face and will be missed by many,

Survivors include his two sisters, Kathy Cole and husband Norris, of Orange Beach, Alabama, Sharon Officer and husband Robert, of Sparta; niece, Lorie Broyles and husband Lee; nephews, Josh Hunter and wife Kiel, Robbie Golden, Andy Golden and wife Joy; several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews; and many special friends.

A memorial service will be … CONTINUED


Schools closed tomorrow

Posted on January 25, 2016 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

White County schools will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 26.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets are now on sale

Posted on January 25, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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.

 


Valentine’s Day Contest

Posted on January 25, 2016 7:07 am by

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2016 by entering The Expositor’s “Cutest Couple Valentine’s Day Photo Contest”  for an opportunity to win numerous fabulous prizes.

A photo of the “Cutest Couple” must be emailed to kim@spartalive.com by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. The following information must be included:

  • Names of each person in the photo (participants must be at least 18 years old)
  • Phone number
  • Address

The winning couple will receive prizes from area businesses. The contest is open only to White and Van Buren counties.

On Monday, Feb. 8, all photos will be posted on SpartaLive.com and linked to The Expositor’s Facebook page where viewers will have the opportunity to … CONTINUED


Smoky Chicken Spread

Posted on January 25, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ingredients

3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/2 cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Crackers

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.

(Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, will be 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at White County Agriculture Complex. Tickets go on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Reserved seating tickets are $35, and general admission is $12. CONTINUED


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