Monthly Archives: June 2016

Unemployment rates continue downward trend

Posted on June 2, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

The economic outlook continues to improve for White County residents as unemployment rates decrease for the seventh month in a row and also shows major improvement over this time last year.

Van Buren County has also experienced another drop in their percentage of unemployed residents, both over the previous month and the previous year.

According to a report released Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development on May 26, the preliminary unemployment rate for White County in April 2016 was reported as 4.2 percent, which is a decrease from March’s rate of 4.5 percent, and February’s rate of 4.6 percent.

The rate is also better than the state’s … Read More

Townson new CEO of DTC Communications

Posted on June 2, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

DTC Communications is pleased to announce that Chris Townson has joined the cooperative as its new chief executive officer. Townson brings with him 22 years of industry experience, along with an understanding of and commitment to the cooperative business model. Townson holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and a Master of Business Administration.

Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted on June 2, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. This could be the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity you may ever have.

For more information, please call Kim Fowler at (931) 432-4210.

Gum Springs Baptist

Posted on June 2, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Warriorettes hit the court during summer vacation

Posted on June 1, 2016 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorette basketball team has been busy this week with their first team camps of the summer.

They were in action Tuesday at Cleveland and then traveled to Bearden Wednesday for a two-day camp.  After two days of action, the Warriorettes have played six varsity games splitting those contests.  They have faced off against some solid competition.  The junior varsity is 2-0.

WCHS will play two more varsity games and one junior varsity game on Thursday and then take the weekend off before hosting a scrimmage Tuesday.

See Monday’s print edition for more details.

Seibers named District 6AAA Midfield MVP

Posted on June 1, 2016 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Several White County High School soccer players received postseason recognition for their performance during the 2016 Warrior spring soccer season.

The coaches of District 6AAA got together and compiled their honor squad and the WCHS coaches handed out team awards at the end of the season.

Leading the way on those honor squads was Randin Seibers, who garnered one of the district superlatives. The senior was named the Midfield Most Valuable Player in the district and took home the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the Warrior team.

Three other Warriors earned notice on the All District team. Reilly Tate was named first team while Devin Southerland and Jackson … Read More

Send your photos to SpartaLive

Posted on June 1, 2016 8:08 am by

Pet Idol 2016: Cutest Pet Contest

Posted on June 1, 2016 8:08 am by

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.

The winner will receive a $100 gift card!

Deadline: Photos must be received at the Expositor by 5 p.m. on JUNE 10.
Ways to enter:
1. Email photos to:
(Include your pet’s name, your name, address & phone number).
2. Bring photos to our office (34 W Bockman Way, Sparta)

• Visit to … Read More

Elrod Cemetery decoration

Posted on June 1, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

There will be a decoration at Elrod Cemetery, on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Business meeting at 1 p.m. Donations for upkeep may be mailed to: Elrod Cemetery, P.O. Box 551, Sparta, Tennessee  38583

Hensley Chapel VBS

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Hensley Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will host a Vacation Bible School, June 5-10, 2016. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 9931) 738-5453.

Hutchings College Cemetery decoration and reunion

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Hutchings College Cemetery decoration and reunion will be Saturday, June 5, 2016, with a basket lunch at noon. For more information call Marie Howard, (931) 738-5283.

GFWC Highland Rim elects officers

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Highland Rim District for Tennessee elected new officers at the April 30, 2016, meeting in Tullahoma: president, Sherry Hickey, of Sparta; vice-president, Melissa Williams, of Cookeville; secretary, Kate Lapczynski, of Tullahoma; treasurer, Sarah Starkey, of Cookeville; and director of junior clubs, Debra Ball, of Cookeville

At the state convention, April 15-17, 2016, Sparta Woman’s Club was awarded second place for public issues, first place for an international outreach program, and second place for an arts program. Ruth (Pinkie) Hill, Mary Dingwall and Sherry Hickey were awarded the Epsilon Sigma Omicron Reading awards.

Highland Rim District was also awarded the special 2015 Pewter Cup … Read More

Senior P.R.E.P partners with Walgreens to prepare seniors for emergencies

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability has partnered with local Walgreens locations across the region to educate seniors on emergency preparedness through their program Senior P.R.E.P. (Planning and Resources for Emergency Preparedness).

Individuals in Cookeville, Crossville, Jamestown, Livingston, McMinnville and Sparta can expect to find Senior P.R.E.P. information at Walgreens locations each Senior Day, held on the first Tuesday of every month.

The Senior P.R.E.P. program encourages individuals to organize an emergency kit and an emergency plan, as well as provides resources to aid seniors and caregivers in the planning process. Senior P.R.E.P. information will be available at each of the participating Walgreens locations on Senior … Read More

Stover named to Chancellor’s Honor Roll at U.T. Martin

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students at the University of Tennessee at Martin have been honored with publication of the Spring 2016 Chancellor’s Honor Rolls.

Alexandra T. Stover, of Sparta, received highest honors.

To be eligible for Chancellor’s Honor Roll recognition at UT Martin, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit (pass-fail courses are not included) and achieve a 3.2 (B) grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. Students can make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll with honors (3.2 through 3.49), high honors (3.5 through 3.79) or highest honors (3.8 through 4.0).

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