Monthly Archives: March 2017

Eagles make it three straight Region Championship

Posted on March 3, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County Eagles won their third consecutive region title  Thursday at Marion County.

The Eagles held off CSAS 68-54.

Region MVP Caden Mills poured in 37 to lead the way.

Austin Miller, Bo Walker and Jacob Crain were also named to the All Region team.

The Eagles will host Pickett County Monday at 7 p.m. They were defeated 48-43 by Clay County.


“Snack Pack” donates to Doyle Elementary School

Posted on March 2, 2017 2:02 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Patti Crawford (left) co-owner of Bon Air Market with Brenda Knox (right) Principal of Doyle Elementary, accepting the “Snack Pack” donation.

Customers of Bon Air Market have once again helped a local school through their “Snack Pack” program. This month, the money collected by the “Snack Pack”, was donated to Doyle Elementary School. The “Snack Pack” program is an opportunity for customers at Bon Air Market to give their change from purchases at the store into a jar. At the end of each month, the money that’s collected is donated to a local school. The amount donated to Doyle this month was $131.81 and the funds will be … CONTINUED


Emergency “tornado” sirens being worked on today in Sparta 

Posted on March 2, 2017 12:12 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


According to the White County E-911 Communications Center, some work is being conducted on the Emergency “tornado” sirens in Sparta today. Therefore, citizens in Sparta may hear the sirens go off briefly today. 


Accident on N Spring St near Bockman Way

Posted on March 2, 2017 12:12 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


White County E-911 was alerted of an accident that had occurred on N Spring St near Bockman Way involving two vehicles at approximately 11:55am. First Responders from the Sparta Fire Department, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Sparta Police, and White County EMS were dispatched to the scene. The south bound lane was partially blocked due to the accident. Firefighters and Law Enforcement were able to clear the scene quickly, allowing traffic to return to normal operations.


TDEC announces Energy Education Camps for K-12 teachers

Posted on March 2, 2017 10:10 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation recently announced through its Office of Energy Programs, that they will be hosting two Energy Education Camps. These camps will be provided at no-cost for Tennessee K-12 Educators who are interested in attending. The focus for the three-day camps is to provide educators with the resources and information needed to teach about energy and energy conservation in their classrooms. There will also be sessions on how to involve students in service learning projects that promote environmental stewardship. “TDEC is happy to offer this resource to local educators”, according to Molly Cripps, Director of TDEC’s Office of Energy Programs. She went on … CONTINUED


Eaglettes come up just short in the Region Championship

Posted on March 2, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County High School Eaglettes played on Wednesday night in the Region Championship game against a very familiar opponent. The Eaglettes took on Marion County for a chance to host a sectional game. The Eaglettes came up just short with a 50-47 loss to Marion County High School. Tilly Dodson led the way for the Eaglettes with 19 points.

With the loss the Eaglettes will have to travel to Byrdstown on Saturday night to take on Pickett County High School  at 7 p.m. with a chance to go to the State Tournament on the line.


Mitchell gets 400th career win

Posted on March 2, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Eric Mitchell (center), head basketball coach for White County High School boys, got his 400th career win, on Jan. 13, 2017, with a victory over Stone Memorial High School by a final score of 65-47. Terry Crain, athletic director (left) and Grant Swallows, principal of White County High School (right) present Mitchell with a basketball for achieving this feat.


‘Progress 2017’ magazine published

Posted on March 2, 2017 8:08 am by Jarrod Conner

Check out The Expositor’s most recent publication that highlights businesses and developments in the Sparta-White County area. In addition, the names and winning photos of this year’s Expositor Photo Contest are included.

Click PROGRESS 2017 to view this magazine!


Eaglettes secure a spot in Sectionals

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The Van Buren County High School Eaglettes earned a spot in the Region 3A Championship, with a 67-49 win over Silverdale Academy, on Monday night, in Marion County.

The Eaglettes jumped out to an early 19-6 lead after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Eaglettes were able to outscore Silverdale 17-7 and take a 36-13 lead into halftime.

The Eaglettes were outscored in the second half 36-31 but were able to hold onto and get the victory by a final score of 67-49.

The Eaglettes were led in scoring by Tilly Dodson who had 30 points. Mallory Christian chipped in 17 points, and Kinzie Johnson … CONTINUED


Warriorettes fall in the Region Semifinals

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

The 2016-17 Warriorette basketball season came to a close Monday night in the Region 3AAA semifinals at the hands of Cumberland County at Bradley Central High School. The Lady Jets’ defensive pressure was just too much for the Warriorettes to overcome. The Warriorettes just couldn’t ever get anything started. The Warriorettes never led in the game, but they only trailed by 3, with a score of 10-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Cumberland County used a strong second and third quarter to pull away from the Warriorettes on their way to 65-41 win.

Cumberland County started the scoring off, on Monday night, by getting a layup … CONTINUED


Warriors use a big second half to secure spot in Region Semifinals

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Many coaches will say that when tournament time rolls around, all that matter is winning and getting to the next round. Whether a team wins by one or 50 has no bearing on the next game. Just going to the next game is the important things. The Warriors did just that. They survived an upset bid by visiting Bradley Central, on Saturday night, to live another day and keep the dream alive.

The win seemed to mean a lot to the Warriors because of the opponent they were facing. The Warriors faced off against a team that not only ended their perfect season last year but also end … CONTINUED


White County FFA members host second digital literacy workshop

Posted on March 2, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County FFA and AT&T hosted a “Digital You” workshop during the meeting of the Sparta Rotary Club, on Feb. 2, 2017. “Digital You” is an initiative established program to provide tools and resources for people of all ages to learn more about online security and technology.

White County FFA Reporter Kennedy Selby led the informational workshop, while FFA members Libby LaFever and Natalie Goodwin worked the room, answering questions and interacting with Rotary Club members during the meeting. In addition to discussing current technology issues, everyone had a lot of fun while going through the program.

White County FFA members and their advisor, Charles Cooper, recently visited … CONTINUED


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