Monthly Archives: June 2016

Please tell me who is charge of the Democratic parties

Posted on June 6, 2016 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog: By Debra Wines

In the 2010 elections, campaigning Democrats seemed to consciously distance themselves from President Obama, and it appeared the Democratic National Committee encouraged that. When Democrat after Democrat lost their elections, and people were wailing and wringing their hands, you’d have thought the DNC would have stepped up and taken responsibility for that pretty big error in judgment. You would have thought that they would have done everything in their power to correct that miscalculated risk in the 2012 elections. President Obama won his re-election, but it wasn’t because of the overwhelming support coming from the DNC or even some other elected Democrats. … CONTINUED

Land, spec building sold to Project Charger and Project Pinnacle

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

A land deal and speculative building that was once surrounded by controversy and conflict has now become the focus of a positive future for the Airport Industrial Park.

During a special-called meeting of White County Board of Commissioners, on June 1, 2016, members approved three resolutions that set the path for job growth and development of acreage in the northern portion of the county.

A spec building that was constructed in 2011 at the Airport Industrial Park had been the center of questionable negotiations during the administration of the county’s previous leadership. However, five years later, the deal has been sealed, and all parties appear to be pleased … CONTINUED

Memories of Dad

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

Send in memories of your dad to be featured in the Thursday, June 16, 2016, edition of The Expositor. Tell us in 500 words or less about your favorite memory/memories of your dad. Also send a photo to go along with your memories. “Memories of Dad” will also be featured on SpartaLive and The Expositor’s Facebook page. Email to Please include your name, address and phone number, as well as your dad’s name. Deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, so hurry and send those memories. Let dad know how special he is on this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19.

Expositor inquires, questions are answered

Posted on June 6, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

(Q) Are our farmers using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in White County?

(A) Some feeds sold in White County to local farmers do contain GMO, although there are also non-GMO options sold at local feed stores, such as Crooked Stick and White County Farmer’s Co-Op.

A catalog of the products sold at Tennessee’s local Co-Ops is available for viewing at

(Q) Does the city have a plan for upkeep of the new skate park? The other city parks are heavily used and are showing age, but a poorly maintained skate park will pose greater safety issues than the existing playgrounds.

(A) Public Works Director Dillard Quick says … CONTINUED

Lisa K. Young sentenced to life on June 3 in Farley murder

Posted on June 6, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

A decision has been handed down in the case against Lisa K. Young, 44, of Sparta, as she has been sentenced to life for her involvement in the February 2014 murder of Jill Farley.

A sentencing hearing took place on the morning of June 3, 2016, according to Phillip Hatch, assistant district attorney general.

Young was sentenced to life, which Hatch says is 52 years in the state of Tennessee, for first-degree premeditated murder. She was sentenced to 24 years for second-degree murder, and five years for aggravated assault, according to Hatch.

The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Hatch states that Young also made a motion for … CONTINUED

“Skate at your own risk” says mayor

Posted on June 6, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

The final details are coming together on the new skate park, on Bockman Way, behind the amphitheater, with final orders and deliveries of equipment and fencing planned, but the question of liability in the event of an injury was still foggy for Sparta aldermen, who asked Mayor Jeff Young for clarification, during the June 3 meeting of the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Alderman Hoyt Jones posed the question of insurance to Young following a discussion on the status of the construction on the park.

“How are we going to handle that?” Jones asked.

“I checked on that a few years ago when we first started talking … CONTINUED

AAA: Pump prices suddenly spike in the South

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

June 5, 2016 – Motorists in Georgia and Tennessee saw gas prices increase last week, but not by nearly as much as those in Florida. Since last Sunday, state averages rose 1-cent in Georgia, 4 cents in Tennessee, and 10 cents in Florida.

Crude oil held steady last week. The weekly average price of WTI (US Benchmark) was $48.98. While this was only a 4 cent increase from the week before, this is the highest weekly average price for WTI since July 24, 2015.

Despite recent upward movement, seasonal gas prices remain well below those seen in recent years. The average price in Florida of $2.35 is 36 … CONTINUED

Bouldin to play in TN/GA game this week

Posted on June 5, 2016 5:05 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Lakelyn Bouldin has racked up so many honors during her high school basketball career, it would be hard to list them all.

The recent Van Buren County graduate adds another one this week. Bouldin has been selected to play in the Stump on Sports TN/GA All Star Basketball Game. She will team up with other stand outs from the Chattanooga area, who will take on an All Star team from North Georgia, Tuesday at 5 p.m. (central time) at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga. A boy’s game will follow the girls.

Stump on Sports is a radio sports talk show located in Chattanooga and sponsors high school … CONTINUED

Doyle Church of the Nazarene homecoming

Posted on June 5, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

June 12 is homecoming at Doyle Church of the Nazarene. Special singing by the Gilbert Family. Special speaker will be Dwight Wiser, former Church of the Nazarene minister and current attendee of the church. Lunch will follow, with more singing in the afternoon by the Gilbert Family. Even if you have your own church, you are invited to join in for food and singing in the afternoon.

Pet Idol 2016: Cutest Pet Contest

Posted on June 5, 2016 6:06 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 … CONTINUED

High school basketball teams getting in summer work

Posted on June 5, 2016 5:05 am by Tammy Wilhite

June is the time for high school basketball teams to get in their team camps and the local teams are taking advantage.

The WCHS Warriorette basketball team and the Van Buren County Eagles jumped right into action. The Eagles hosted a play day on Thursday, but no results were available from those games.

Coach Michael Dodgen, who has to replace five seniors, three of whom were starters, is trying to get plenty of experience for his Warriorettes on the court. They had three days of team camp this past week and will be in action four days this week.

During those three days of camp, the varsity went … CONTINUED

Qualls gets start in All Star game

Posted on June 5, 2016 5:05 am by Tammy Wilhite

White County’s Tyler Qualls not only got selected to play in the MidTN Senior All Star Classic, but also got the starting nod at catcher for the AAA all star squad.

Even though Mother Nature had different ideas for getting the game in, Qualls still got to play in the weather-shortened event, which was played at Lebanon High School and sponsored by TopTenn Baseball.

The impending weather forced the days’ first game, which was a part of a three-section event, to be moved up from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m. That change was not near enough to get the event completed.

The All Star Classic was supposed to … CONTINUED

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