Monthly Archives: December 2016

Starkey graduates from TN Law Enforcement Training Academy

Posted on December 27, 2016 7:07 am by Pamela Claytor

Brandon Starkey, a White County resident, graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, on Dec. 22, 2016, at a ceremony held in Hermitage.

Starkey is a deputy with the Van Buren County Sheriff Department, where he has been employed since May.

The ceremony culminated 12 weeks of training and was made even more special by the presentation of his graduation certificate by his father, Mike Starkey, who is a police officer with the McMinnville Police Department.

Mike Starkey also graduated from TLETA, in 2000.

Brandon Starkey was one of more than 90 law enforcement officers graduated from TLETA on Dec. 22.

“The choice to pursue a career … Read More

Two charged after traffic accidents

Posted on December 27, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

Christopher Craig Boone

Mark Anthony Manibusan

Two men have recently been arrested on numerous charges, following two separate and unrelated traffic crashes.

The first occurred on Dec. 13, 2016. According to a warrant prepared by Deputy Jacob Duke, at approximately midnight, on Dec. 10, Duke reported that he was following a red Pontiac, on Charles Hennessee Road, pacing it at 65 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour speed zone.

Duke stated that he then activated his lights and siren in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

According to Duke, the vehicle sped up in an alleged attempt to flee law enforcement.… Read More

‘Tis the season for giving

Posted on December 27, 2016 6:06 am by Pamela Claytor

The Christmas season often brings out the giving spirit in people, and this year, an abundance of generous White County residents have helped their neighbors through food and clothing drives.

West Sparta church of Christ and Boy Scouts Troop 175 coordinated two of those drives.

Derrick Coble, minister at West Sparta church of Christ, says his congregation has set a goal to complete a different act of kindness each month of the year.

For December, Coble says their goal was to help the community, and at this time of year, there is a great need for warm clothing and coats.

The congregation undertook the challenge and came together … Read More

The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on December 26, 2016 7:07 am by

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces holiday enforcement

Posted on December 23, 2016 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the holiday season to ensure travelers reach their destinations safely. State troopers will focus their attention on impaired driving and seat belt usage during the holiday, began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, December 23, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 25.

During the 2015 Christmas holiday, 19 people were killed on Tennessee roadways in 15 fatal crashes. Alcohol was involved in 42 percent of the fatalities and 10 of the 16 vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts. One of the fatalities was a … Read More

Jannie Joyce Slatton Price

Posted on December 23, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jannie Joyce Slatton Price, 83, a long-time resident of Doyle, passed from this life, on Dec. 21, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by family and friends.

Born July 19, 1933, in Sparta, she was the daughter of P.T. “Tommy” Slatton and Ruth Sparkman Slatton.

Mrs. Price was a devoted member of Gum Springs Baptist Church where she served as pianist for many years. She also enjoyed playing the piano in a quartet  with her father. Joyce was a homemaker and enjoyed helping her husband on their farm. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her flower gardens. One of her favorite activities was being a member … Read More

Economic Injury Disaster Loans available for designated businesses

Posted on December 23, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Tennessee as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 4, 2016.

This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Cannon, Cheatham, Chester, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Giles, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hancock, Hardin, Hawkins, Henderson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Macon, Marshall, Maury, McMinn, McNairy, Monroe, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Roane, Robertson, Rutherford, Scott, Sequatchie, … Read More

TN Department of Human Services partners with law enforcement to fight SNAP trafficking

Posted on December 23, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) through a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA-FNS) attended a statewide meeting of the Association of Chiefs of Police and the Sheriff’s Association. TDHS spoke on the importance of partnering with local law enforcement across the state through State Law Enforcement Bureau (SLEB) agreements focused on addressing SNAP trafficking.

SNAP is the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. SNAP trafficking refers to the buying, selling or attempt to buy or sell SNAP benefits in exchange for money, drugs, guns, ammunition, or any other exchange on value.

TDHS has the authority … Read More

Parents chosen for Jesus

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Brian’s Biblical Minute, By Brian McCutchen

God has been prepping for thousands of years for the moment of choosing the parents for his most precious son, Jesus. It couldn’t be anyone. It had to be a couple whose values reflected his own. It had to be parents whose morals were centered in God. It has to be parents who demonstrated humility, a strong work ethic and disciplines that would enable them to raise the Son of God. To be Jesus’ parents, the requirement had to be one who found favor with God. Luke 1:28 says, “The angel [Gabriel] went to her [Mary] and said, ‘greetings, you are highly … Read More

Warriorettes lose 59-53 in Sonic Shootout Championship

Posted on December 22, 2016 10:10 pm by Andy Southard

Warriorettes lose to the Cookeville Lady Cavs in the Sonic Shootout Championship game 59-53. Hannah Leftwich led all scorers With 26 points.

Warriors win Sonic Shootout 57-56

Posted on December 22, 2016 8:08 pm by Andy Southard

Warriors beat the Cookeville Cavilers 57-56 on a last second shot by Pierce Whited. Whited caught a pass on the right side of the court with 6.2 seconds left on the clock and the Warriors down by 2 and drilled a 3 to give the Warriors a 57-56 victory! Jared Carter, Malik Murray and Cole Crossland were part of the all tournament team. Pierce Whited was MVP of the Sonic Shootout.

Warriors lead Cookeville at the half

Posted on December 22, 2016 7:07 pm by Andy Southard

Warriors are leading Cookeville High School at the half 31-28. Jared Carter leds the Warriors with 15 points. Pierce Whited has 11 points.

Sonic Shootout Championship games today at 6:30 & 8

Posted on December 22, 2016 11:11 am by Andy Southard

The Warriors and Warriorettes will play Cookeville in the Sonic Shootout Championship games today at 6:30 and 8. Warriors will play at 6:30 and Warriorettes will finish up the night at 8. All WCHS students who wear maroon tonight will get in free to the games.

The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on December 22, 2016 10:10 am by Jarrod Conner

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