Monthly Archives: December 2016

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, … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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 … CONTINUED


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


Bonnie Lynn Crews

Posted on December 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Bonnie Lynn Crews, 56, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 20, 2016, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Crews was born Oct. 21, 1960, in Corning, New York, the daughter of Robert Preston and Janice Ingalls Preston.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wilma Berniece McCann Qualls

Posted on December 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wilma Berniece McCann Qualls, 83, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 20, 2016, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Qualls was born Aug. 21, 1933.

She had been a homemaker and was a member of Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Qualls was preceded in death by her parents Romas McCann and Pauline Cooley McCann; husband, Ted Qualls; grandson, Aaron Qualls; and son-in-law, Harold Blankenship, all of whom had resided in Sparta.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Qualls, of Sparta; Rick Qualls and wife Cindy, of Cookeville; one daughter, Lisa Blankenship, of Sparta; three brothers, Claude McCann and wife Judy, of Indiana, Lendon McCann and Lydia, of Indiana, … CONTINUED


Joyce Slatton Price

Posted on December 22, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Joyce Slatton Price, 83, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 21, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


VBHS loses two close ones at Heritage Christmas Tourney

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

Both Van Buren High School teams played against Alcoa High School, on Monday afternoon, and both teams almost came away with the victory.

In the girls’ game, the Eaglettes lost to the Lady Tornadoes 39-32. In the boys’ game, the score was tied with 2 minutes left to go in the game, but the Alcoa Tornadoes were able to take the lead and secure the victory 61 to 56.

In the first game, the Lady Tornadoes outscored the Eaglettes 11-10 in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Eaglettes were outscored 14-7 to make the score 25-17 heading into the half. In the second half, the Eaglettes … CONTINUED


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