Monthly Archives: June 2016

Anna Mae Sapp Broyles

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

Anna Mae Sapp Broyles, 86, of Sparta, passed away June 24, 2016, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Broyles was born April 21, 1930, in White County, to David Casto Sapp and Mary Evelyn Davis Sapp.

She was retired from the State of Tennessee Office of Unemployment Security. Mrs. Broyles loved to go on picnics and was a longtime member of the Hickory Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Broyles; brothers, infant Howard Sapp, Hollis Sapp, H.C. Sapp, Davis “Jack” Floyd Sapp; and a sister, Gladys Wilson.

Survivors include two daughters, Julia Engstrom Day and husband Ronnie, Susan Kirby … Read More

Gladys Irene Davis Cayce Hardie

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

Gladys Irene Davis Cayce Hardie, 94, passed away June 24, 2016, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Hardie was born March 20, 1922, in the Burgess Falls community of White County, to Roderick Random Davis and Celia Caldonia Howell Davis.

She worked at Thomas Industries for many years. She also was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Hardie was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Celia Paulette Cayce LaVoie; one daughter-in-law, Debra Duke Cayce; and three brothers, Orbie Rhead Davis, Solomon Eli Davis and Jimmie Rodgers Davis.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Cayce and wife Jewell, Randy Cayce; two daughters, Deborah Cope and husband … Read More

11 year old All Stars taking the field in Cookeville

Posted on June 26, 2016 8:08 am by Tammy Wilhite

Sparta’s 11-year old All Star team will play in their area tournament starting Monday at Jere Whitson Fields in Cookeville.

Jon Morris is the coach of the 11’s. Assisting him are Jason Greene and Allen Maples. The members of the team are Jaedyn Walling, Jacob Maples, Seth Greene, Bray Frasier, Connor Brewington, Trad Grizzle, Levi Griggs, Landon Nash, Austin Parker, Leo Chavez, Braxton Seevers, Lucas Cravens and Lavarius May.

Morris talked about his team, “We have a young team as far as experience goes. We have some that play travel ball. You can tell that they are more experienced than some of the others.”

As far as strengths … Read More

9/10 All Stars open with narrow win over Lebanon

Posted on June 26, 2016 5:05 am by Tammy Wilhite

The 9/10 year old All Star team was the first of the contingent of teams from the Sparta Little League organization to get into action.

Despite eight errors in the contest, Sparta was able to hold off Lebanon Gold for the 8-7 win in Saturday’s three games at the White County Recreational Complex down the Smithville Highway.

Sparta jumped out to a 4-0 lead, saw Lebanon came back and take a 5-4 lead, retook the 8-6 advantage and then held off a late threat by the visitors for the 8-7 win.

Tripp Pinion got the win on the mound and Aiden Mullins recorded the save. Pinion also led … Read More


Posted on June 25, 2016 1:01 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.


McCrary speaks at WCRTA meeting

Posted on June 24, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On June 8, 2016, First National Bank of Sparta sponsored the June meeting of the White County Retired Teachers Association. Along with a great meeting room, the bank also provided a delicious meal for 40 plus retired. Guest speaker for this meeting was George McCrary, who is serving as president of the Middle Tennessee Retired Teachers Association. He discussed the importance of retired teachers staying involved with critical educational issues and making sure the local government representatives are aware of their thoughts on these issues.

WCMS out-of-county registration

Posted on June 24, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Middle School will have out-of-county registration, 8-10 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Parents or guardians will need to bring the following and be present during the registration process:

  1. Proof of residence for White County
  2. Government issued photo ID
  3. Proof of custody (for example) – birth certificate, parenting plan, power of attorney, etc.
  4. Proof of grade placement (for example): last year’s report card

If a parent/guardian wishes to pick up an enrollment packet early, please call WCMS at (931) 738-9238 beginning July 18 to schedule a time to pick up the packet. The completed packet, along with any supporting documents, must be returned 8-10 a.m., July 27.… Read More

Alexandria Miller wins division in local All American Soap Box Derby

Posted on June 24, 2016 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Alexandria Miller, of Sparta, recently won first place in the Super Stock Division in the 14th Annual First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby, held June 18, 2016, at Tennessee Tech University, in Cookeville. Alexandria will now go on to race in the international soap box derby race in Akron, Ohio, where she will compete against children from across the nation and from other countries for scholarships and prizes.

Rotary Club will be presented prestigious award June 29

Posted on June 24, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., the Rotary Club of Sparta members and guests will gather at the Sparta Rotary Veterans Park for a brief ceremony to receive an award from Rotary International for the Veterans Park Project.

2015-2016 Rotary District 6780 Governor Beth Stubbs will present the Sparta Rotary Club with the distinguished “Significant Achievement Award” decreed by Rotary International.

According to Governor Stubbs, this is the fourth time in history that a Rotary Club in District 6780 has received the    “Significant Achievement Award” from Rotary International. District 6780 encompasses 65 Rotary Clubs throughout middle and east Tennessee. Rotary International consists of more than 33,000

Quebeck potluck

Posted on June 24, 2016 6:06 am by

Saturday, June 25

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

This Week in White County History: 1996

Posted on June 23, 2016 4:04 pm by Pamela Claytor

Roadside checkpoint

Posted on June 23, 2016 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint in White County at 9 p.m. on June 24, 2016. THP recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures over 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violation observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Everyday Heroes event raises money for volunteer organizations

Posted on June 23, 2016 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

The Everyday Heroes Fun Day at the Fairgrounds event, held June 18, at the White County Fairgrounds, was an event coordinated by Moeller Marine, to raise money for volunteer fire and rescue organizations across the county. Residents who attended enjoyed the vendor booths, job fair, auction, fireman’s muster, zipline, games, car show and live music. Thousands of dollars were raised for the organizations. Click here for more photos of the event.

Ole Bethel Baptist VBS

Posted on June 23, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Ole Bethel Baptist Church will be having a Vacation Bible School themed “Submerged,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Juen 25, 2016.  June 25. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 498 Bethel Hollow Rd., in Quebeck.

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