Monthly Archives: January 2016

WCHS games cancelled today

Posted on January 22, 2016 8:08 am by Tammy Wilhite

The White County High School games at Rhea County have been cancelled for today.

No make-up date has been set at this time.

The next game for the Warriors and Warriorettes is Tuesday at Warren County.

Van Buren County, who had a game cancelled on Thursday, did not have a game scheduled for Friday night.  The Eagles and Eaglettes are scheduled to return to action Tuesday at home against Marion County.

The 9th grade district tournament that was scheduled to be played all day Saturday has been postponed as well.  Plans are to play that next Saturday, January 30th.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 22, 2016 8:08 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.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 22, 2016 8:08 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.


Baker Mountain Farm announces Spring 2016 Egg Hunt

Posted on January 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Baker Mountain Farm is excited to announce its Spring 2016 Egg Hunt will be 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Satuday, April 9, 2016, with free admission to the farm. The Spring Egg Hunt benefits the Children Advocacy Center.

Baker Mountain Farm is seeking crafters, potters, soap-makers, churches, fire departments, police departments, non-profits and any other groups who wish to participate in this event handing out information or goodies for the children. Attendance is expected to reach 500 this year. No food vendors needed. Only one of each type of vendor will be allowed. It will be on a first-come first-signed-up basis, so contact Wendy Warney at Baker Mountain Farms, … Read More


Send weather photos

Posted on January 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Send your weather photos to kim@spartalive.com. Provide your name, address and brief description. They will be posted so everyone can see what is happening in and around White County or even surround counties.


Cassville breakfast cancelled

Posted on January 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

According to Dennis Clark, of Cassville Volunteer Fire Department, the breakfast that was scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, has been cancelled because of impending severe winter weather.


School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee, Jan. 24-30

Posted on January 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gov. Bill Haslam has declared Jan. 24-30, 2016, as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. This week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions our locally elected boards of education play in our community. Public school districts from across the state join together to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week and honor local board members for their commitment to the community and its children.


Putnam county lawyer Parsons is temporarily suspended

Posted on January 22, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

According to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, on Jan. 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended John Philip Parsons from the practice of law upon finding Mr. Parsons failed to respond to the Board regarding a complaint of misconduct. Section 12.3 of Supreme Court Rule 9 provides for the immediate summary suspension of an attorney’s license to practice law in cases of an attorney’s failure to respond to the Board regarding a complaint of misconduct.

Mr. Parsons is immediately precluded from accepting any new cases and must cease representing existing clients by Feb. 20, 2016. After Feb. 20, 2016, Mr. … Read More


Tri Star auction

Posted on January 22, 2016 6:06 am by


The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 21, 2016 9:09 pm by


Valentine’s Day Contest

Posted on January 21, 2016 8:08 pm 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 … Read More


WCHS game times changed for Friday

Posted on January 21, 2016 6:06 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Mother Nature often has the most impact on game schedules of any outside influence.  This weekend, that will be the case.

The Van Buren game against Cannon County scheduled for Thursday night was canceled.

As of Thursday night, White County’s District 6AAA game at Rhea County on Friday has been moved up a few hours to try to beat the weather.  The girls’ varsity game will now tip off at 2 p.m. central time at Rhea County on Friday afternoon.  The boys’ game will follow at approximately 3:30 p.m.  All freshman and junior varsity games have been canceled Friday night.

This all may still change depending on how … Read More


Crash on Bockman Way

Posted on January 21, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

A three-vehicle crash has occurred on Bockman Way, in the vicinity of 3-D Financial. Details are not available at this time. The crash occurred at approximately 4 p.m.


Bob R. Howard

Posted on January 21, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Bob R. Howard, 83, of Sparta, passed away today at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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