Monthly Archives: June 2016

TN unemployment rate 4.1% for May

Posted on June 17, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Fifth consecutive month the rate has declined

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for May was 4.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point decrease from the April revised rate of 4.3 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for May was 4.7 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.

Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.8 percent to 4.1 percent while the national rate declined from 5.5 percent to 4.7 percent.

Total nonfarm employment decreased 13,400 jobs from April to May. The largest decreases occurred in government, leisure/hospitality, & professional/business services.

Over the year, … Read More

Misty R. McDonald

Posted on June 17, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Misty R. McDonald, 84, of Doyle, passed away June 16, 2016, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wild animals return to Summer Reading Program

Posted on June 16, 2016 4:04 pm by Pamela Claytor

Bob Tarter of Natural History Education Company returned to Sparta, bringing several animals to demonstrate to the children participating in the White County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. He also taught the children about the animals’ habitats, the importance of their species, and interesting facts about their anatomy. The White County Superintendent’s Office was on hand to hand out free books to children, so they will have something to read over the summer. Click here for more photos.


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County Commission meeting

Posted on June 16, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Notice is hereby given to all county commissioners, all residents of White County, Tennessee, and to all persons interested that an open, regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of White County will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2016, in the third floor courtroom of the White County Courthouse, in Sparta, Tennessee.


Posted on June 16, 2016 4:04 pm by Jarrod Conner

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.


Firefighters respond to tractor fire

Posted on June 16, 2016 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

South Group fire personnel have been dispatched to a tractor fire at the 12000 block of Old Kentucky Road, in Walling.

Gum Springs Baptist

Posted on June 16, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Audrey Mae Yates

Posted on June 16, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Audrey Mae Yates, 94, passed away June 15, 2016, at the Life Care Center of Sparta. S

Mrs. Yates was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Van Buren County, to Simon and Lizzie Mae Sparkman Hodges.

She was a member of Spencer First Baptist Church and Spencer FCE Club. She was an avid gardener and considered all her friends special to her. She was a factory supervisor and retired from Cole Apparel. She worked for 10 years for the Van Buren County School System at the high school cafeteria. Mrs. Yates’ home was always open to her family, friends and neighbors, making everyone feel welcome.

She was preceded in … Read More

Rogers and Farley to wed

Posted on June 16, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Darrel Brandon Rogers and Jessica Darlene Farley are happy to announce their upcoming wedding, which will be Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Doyle Church of Christ VBS

Posted on June 16, 2016 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Doyle Church of Christ will be having Vacation Bible School, at 7 p.m., nightly, June 19-23, 2016. There will be classes for all ages. Buses will run each evening. Call Kenneth Neal at (931) 657-5378 if you need transportation.


Major marijuana grow operation located at Lost Creek residence

Posted on June 16, 2016 9:09 am by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at a Lost Creek residence on Wednesday, June 15, which was the culmination of a two-year investigation focused on an organized drug trafficking operation that TBI agents say cultivated and distributed high-grade marijuana in Middle Tennessee.

The operation has net at least 12 arrests, including one in White County.

More than a dozen search warrants were executed, with six searches conducted in Davidson County, along with additional searches in Lewis, Sumner, Macon, Cannon, Bedford, Putnam, DeKalb and White counties.

Active grow operations were located in White, Lewis, Macon and DeKalb counties.

The search was conducted at the White County residence, … Read More

Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church homecoming and decoration

Posted on June 16, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church will be celebrating its 190th year with a homecoming and decoration on Sunday, June 19, 2016. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at noon, with a covered dish lunch at the picnic shelter. Midnight Cry will be the guest singers. Everyone is invited to attend.

White County Health Department accepting new patients

Posted on June 16, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Do you need help controlling your high blood pressure? Maybe you also need help controlling your blood sugar. The White County Community Health Center/Health Department is now accepting new patients.

Many of the health center patients have been able to get the medications they needed, and now their blood pressure and diabetes are under control. Others have started exercising, lost weight and no longer need medication to control these issues.

Come visit their nationally-certified nurse practitioner, Nancy Sibley, APN, RN and let her help you develop a healthier lifestyle and become a healthier you

Please call the White County Community Health Center at (931) 836-2201 to make an … Read More

Hickey 50th wedding anniversary

Posted on June 16, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The family of Lonnie and Robin Hickey invite you to attend a reception in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, which will be 2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 25, 2016, at First Baptist Church, in Sparta. The couple was married July 1, 1966. Your presence will be their gift.

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