Monthly Archives: February 2017

Daniel and Shanna Burgess winners of Cutest Couples Contest

Posted on February 10, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Daniel and Shanna Burgess are the lucky winners of the Cutest Couples Photo Contest 2017 sponsored by The Expositor and SpartaLive.

The couple received the most “likes” on their photo on The Expositor’s Facebook, with a total of 450.

Daniel and Shanna are the winners of the following gifts:

  • Man’s watch and woman’s necklace (Big J Jewelry)
  • Two, 1-hour massages (Essentials Day Spa and Salon)
  • $25 gift card (Sparta Discount Liquor)
  • $25 gift card (Sparkle City Tanning Salon)
  • Dozen roses (A Cut Above)
  • Gift basket (Northfield Vineyards)

Posted on February 10, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Listeria contamination prompts cheese recall

Posted on February 10, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Routine testing by the Consumer and Industry Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture has discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of Amish Classic Colby deli horn cheese.

The manufacturer, Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC, is instructing all wholesalers and retailers to discontinue selling their existing stock of Amish Classic Colby deli horns distributed by MDS Foods under the Amish Classic label with item number 55209 and sold as sliced deli cheese. They are also recalling lot numbers 110316V02, 110316V03 and 110316V04.

The company is also removing packaged Amish Classic Colby Cheese with item numbers 55241 and 55245 which were cut from the suspect 55209 product and wrapped … CONTINUED


White County School Board meeting tonight

Posted on February 9, 2017 5:05 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

The White County Board of Education will be having their monthly meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. This month’s meeting will be held at Findlay Elementary School located at 576 Hale Street, Sparta.


Relay for Life fundraisers

Posted on February 9, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Relay For Life, which is American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising event, is set for May 2017, in White County. Further details will be announced later. According to Marlene Delong, senior field representative for the American Society, all fundraising events that are soliciting money for Relay For Life must be sanctioned by the American Cancer Society to ensure everyone’s donations are directed to the proper individuals who are designated as official committee chair persons. Robbie Tindle, event chairman for this year’s Relay For Life, is the designated source for sanctioning and collecting funds from the various fundraisers. For more information, contact Tindle at the YMCA, (931) 836-3330.


William T. “Bill” Crosland Jr.

Posted on February 9, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

William T. “Bill” Crosland, Jr., 45, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 7 7, 2017.

He was born July 19, 1971, in Knoxville, to William Crosland Sr. and Jennifer Dennis Crosland.

Bill graduated from Powell High School, in 1989, where he played basketball. His team reached the state final four, but they were defeated by Memphis Treadwell, led by Penny Hardaway. He was Number 54 and is “famous” in Powell for his years spent on the court.

Bill attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he met his wife of 23 years, Tracy Frasier. After graduating, he continued his education receiving a master’s and an Ed.S. degree. Bill and … CONTINUED


Van Buren Eagles and Eaglettes pull out the sweep on Senior Night

Posted on February 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, at Van Buren High School, the Eagles and Eaglettes celebrated senior night and also played host to Sequatchie County High School.

The Eaglettes were able to come from behind against the Lady Indians and secure their fifth straight win with the 43-39 victory. The Eagles were able to obtain their five straight wins getting a 61-42 win over the Indians.

In the first game of the night, the Eaglettes ended the first quarter with the lead over the Lady Indians 11-7.

In the second quarter, The Lady Indians outscored the Eaglettes 10-8, but the Eaglettes were able to hold on to a 19-17 lead heading … CONTINUED


Warriorettes fall to the Lady Jets

Posted on February 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, the White County High School Warriorettes traveled to Crossville to take on the Cumberland County High School Lady Jets.

On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes led the Lady Jets 44-35 heading into the final quarter of play, but the Lady Jets were able to come from behind and make their free throws late and secure a 65-51 win over the Warriorettes.

In the first quarter on Tuesday night, The Lady Jets were able to start out with an early 5-0 lead. Deandra Luna got the scoring started for the Warriorettes getting the first basket, with 6:44 to go in the quarter to cut the lead to … CONTINUED


Warriors drop a heartbreaker to Cumberland County

Posted on February 9, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

On Tuesday night, the Warriors traveled to Crossville to take on the Cumberland County High School Jets. The game tied at 62, with 5.3 seconds left to go in the game after a pair of Cole Crosland free throws.

The Jets threw the ball in and were able to dribble down the right side of the court and get a last-second shot up as time expired, and it went in to give the Jets a 64-62 win over the Warriors.

In the first quarter, the Jets took an early 4-0 lead on the Warriors before they were able to get their first basket. Thomas Dalton got the Warriors … CONTINUED


Christian unity is a must for America!

Posted on February 9, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Brian’s Biblical Minute: By Brian McCutchen

We live in a society that is bent on being “correct.” Merriam-Webster defines being politically correct as, “Agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” It has become the norm in our society that when one oversteps the political correct philosophy, advocacy groups are up in arms and outraged. It appears that in America today, we have to tiptoe around those who are easily offended.

There isn’t much difference in the church and society when it comes to “offending a particular group of people.” … CONTINUED


When I was a child, I spoke like a child…

Posted on February 9, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Playl’s Ponderings: By Steve Playl, former pastor of First Baptist Church, in Sparta

“I dittin bidduh!” Even when I don’t understand what they say, I love to hear my grandchildren talk.

“Papa didn’t understand you Katie Grace. Say it again.”

“I dittin bidduh and bidduh!”

We were driving along the Tennessee Ernie By-Pass to avoid Bristol traffic, headed for Johnson City, looking at our precious 3-year-old granddaughter, Katie Grace, in the back seat of her momma’s car. She was so stinking cute, pink-clad, in her car seat. After play school, she and our daughter had grabbed a bite to eat and were now headed home. They live in … CONTINUED


The U.S. is not a Democracy – so what is it? Part I

Posted on February 9, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty: by By Mark Herr, CSG Administrative Staff   

During my middle and high school years, I found it strange to say a pledge to the United States flag, “and to the republic for which it stands,” and in the same class, be taught the United States was a democracy. The teacher would correct my inquisitive nature by stating “It’s semantics. Democracy and republic are really the same thing. The United States is a democratic republic.” Not satisfied with that justification of semantics and nuance, I continued to explore and discover the difference between U.S. republic and democracy, and I’m still exploring it today. Let’s explore and … CONTINUED


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