Monthly Archives: May 2016

Crash on McMinnville Highway, in Walling

Posted on May 27, 2016 2:02 pm by Pamela Claytor

South Group Volunteer Fire Departments, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and White County Sheriff Department have been dispatched to a truck crash near 11248 McMinnville Highway, in Walling. A truck is reportedly overturned onto its side. It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries.


Searching for veterans

Posted on May 27, 2016 8:08 am by

SpartaLive and The Expositor are searching for men and women who served in the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq. Please email Kim Swindell Wood – kim@spartalive.com. Please provide your name and contact information, as well as the military action in which you served.


Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hosts recognition event

Posted on May 27, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On May 20, 2016, during National Senior Corps Week, the LBJ&C Retired and Senior Volunteer Program held its annual Recognition Event at the Cookeville Community Center for its volunteers.

The volunteers were recognized for the service they had given during this past year. They served in White County in food distribution centers (helping to provide food to those in need), the blood bank, nursing homes (visiting patients, playing Bingo with them and singing to them), the hospital (helping in the gift shop with the intent to provide scholarships to graduating high school students), the retired teachers association (also with the intent helping with scholarships for the graduating high … Read More


“Expositor Inquires” will help answer questions about community

Posted on May 27, 2016 6:06 am by

The Expositor is publishing a 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.

On the … Read More


Velda A. Cope

Posted on May 27, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Velda A. Cope, 61, of Sparta, passed away May 26, 2016, at Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Ann O’Brian

Posted on May 26, 2016 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Mary Ann O’Brian, 98, of Spencer, passed away today at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Help counsel others about Medicare

Posted on May 26, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is a federally grant-funded program that helps the Medicare population and their caregivers locally by offering free, unbiased information and counseling. SHIP is seeking professional volunteers to help provide local one-on-one benefits counseling in their own communities. Volunteers are trained on Medicare-focused benefits through a two-day course and are also cross-trained on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse through the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Program.

Upcoming training will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m., July 25, 2016, at the Upper Cumberland Development District. Volunteers are asked to give two to three days a month and will feel richly rewarded through helping the aged and … Read More


Knights of Columbus host fishing day for Pacesetters

Posted on May 26, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Knights of Columbus members took several individuals from Pacesetters of White County to Lake Paula, in Sparta, and treated them to a day of fishing. Each member of Pacesetters received fishing gear and assistance in fishing in the local lake. The fishing participates received a certificate. Knights cooked hamburgers and hot dogs, and Knights’ wives provided potato salad and baked beans for a complete meal for everyone. The weather cooperated, and it was a great day and appreciated by the members and the staff of Pacesetters. About 25 people participated in the event.

Grand Knight Ray Highers, director of the Pacesetters of White County, Cathy Presley, and MR … Read More


Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony

Posted on May 26, 2016 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

A Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony will be 10 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Veterans Memorial Park, in downtown Sparta. Activities will include a POW/MIA remembrance table ceremony and laying of the wreath ceremony. Guest speakers will be American Legion Post #99 member Herman Hill, Senator Paul Bailey and retired Lt. Col. Al Klee. Everyone is invited to attend to honor all Americans who died while in service to their country.


“Shattered” hosting free concert

Posted on May 26, 2016 1:01 pm by

“Shattered” will be in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Sparta Amphitheater, in a salute to the troops. Admission is free. There will be a drawing for a Fender Bullet Stratocaster guitar. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Concessions will be provided by Caribbean Cafe. Radio station 93.7 will be on-site with a remote broadcast, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsors for the event are: City of Sparta, Edd Rogers Chevrolet, Edd Rogers Valley Ford, Don Randolph Associates, Bill Loos and Associates Doc’s Vape Escape, Caribbean Cafe and Xceed Screen Printing.

“Shattered” band members are Ron “Fuzzy” Phifer, Greg England, Jim Seidler and Steve Duncan.


Christpoint ham breakfast

Posted on May 26, 2016 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Christpoint Church, 13 Liberty Square, in Sparta, will host a ham breakfast, 6-10 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the church. Tickets can be purchased now for $6. If purchased the morning of the breakfast, tickets will be $7. For more information call (931) 837-1762.


Payne and Bumbalough receive awards at Motlow State Student Recognition Day

Posted on May 26, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Motlow State Community College recently held its annual student recognition ceremony inside Nisbett Center on the Moore County campus. Students were honored for academic excellence during the 2015-2016 academic year. White County students honored, from left, Samuel Payne and Jacquline Bumbalough.


Commission special-called meeting

Posted on May 26, 2016 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Board of Commissioners will have an open special-called meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in in the third floor courtroom of the White County Courthouse.

Items on the agenda are as follows:

– Update on Project Charger

– Discussion on The Purchase of Spec Building at the Airport Industrial Park

– Discussion on the Purchase of 10 (+/-) acres adjacent to the Airport Industrial Park

– Discussion on Transferring deed of Airport Industrial Park Property to the White County Industrial Development Board


Old quilts wanted

Posted on May 26, 2016 11:11 am by

Sparta Woman’s Club (a GFWC non-profit organization) is in need of donated quilts in any condition to recycle into crafts for the club’s fundraising. Please help your community and give continued life to your unwanted or unneeded quilts. Call Mary at (931) 881-8954 with donations.


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