Monthly Archives: April 2017

Domestic dispute turns deadly after a shooting at FICOSA in Cookeville

Posted on April 13, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Update on April 12, 2017

A 30-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man have both died after a reported domestic incident in the morning hours of April 11 at the FICOSA manufacturing plant, in Cookeville.

According to Cookeville Police Department, Angelique Elizabeth Deplae, 30, opened fire on two individuals, Rebecca Ann Louise Marion Crowley, 35, and Tyler Wayne Stults, 20, in the parking lot of FICOSA.

According to a press release issued by Cookeville Police Department, at 11 a.m., April 12, Stults passed away from his injuries at approximately 11 p.m., April 11, which has been confirmed by the medical examiner’s office, in Nashville.

Crowley remains hospitalized, in Chattanooga. … CONTINUED


Tech ranks No. 1 in public universities and No. 2 overall in state in Best Value Colleges study

Posted on April 13, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

When it comes to providing a quality education at a great price, Tennessee Tech students get their money’s worth. At least that’s what a recent study shows.

Tech ranked first in public universities and second overall in Tennessee in the SmartAsset Best Value Colleges study for 2017.

As a result of its performance in categories including scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs, and retention rates, Tech ranked second to Vanderbilt University, while ranking ahead of Christian Brothers University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Memphis, Trevecca Nazarene University, Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee-Martin, Carson-Newman University and Middle Tennessee State University.

According to the study, Tech awards an … CONTINUED


Carolyn Beatrice Bouldin

Posted on April 12, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Carolyn Beatrice Bouldin, 67, of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, passed from this life, on April 11, 2017, at her home.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m., April 13, 2017, at Spencer Funeral Home, with burial in Shockley Cemetery, in Van Buren County. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m., April 12, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m., April 13, at the funeral home.

Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Clifford Leon Bouldin

Posted on April 12, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Clifford Leon Bouldin, 82, of Spencer, passed from this life, on April 10, 2017, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bouldin was born Sept. 16, 1934, in the Piney Community of Van Buren County. He was the son of Thomas Benjamin “T.B.” Bouldin and Notie Hutcheson Bouldin.

He was a retired self-employed land abstractor (title opinions) and a member of the Spencer Church of Christ. He also served as the Van Buren County Court Clerk for eight years. He loved to play and sing, Southern gospel and bluegrass music.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Genevieve Delong Bouldin; son, Lanny Bouldin; daughter, Alisa Farmer and husband Kenny; grandchildren, Kendra … CONTINUED


FICOSA shooting victim has passed away

Posted on April 12, 2017 11:11 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

According to a press release issued by the Cookeville Police Department, shortly before 11:00 pm last night, Tyler Stults passed away due to his injuries.

Mr. Stults was involved in yesterdays parking lot shooting at FICOSA in Cookeville, TN.

The Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville has confirmed Mr. Stults’ death.

Rebecca Crowley remains hospitalized at a Chattanooga hospital. She is listed in critical but stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries.

Listed below are the links to the previous articles published by The Expositor in regards to the shooting incident.

Names released in FICOSA shooting 

Domestic dispute leads to a shooting at FICOSA in Cookeville


Country legend John Conlee to perform in Crossville

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

John Conlee

Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, will be performing at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 4, Palace Theatre, in Crossville.

During John Conlee’s 40-year career in country music, he has brought to audiences such classic songs as: “Rose Colored Glasses” (John’s signature song), “Friday Night Blues,” “Backside of 30,” “Common Man,” “Miss Emily’s Picture,” “I Don’t Remember Lovin’ You,” and more.

Overall, there have been 32 single releases throughout the years, with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better. Eight of those 26 have reached the coveted No. 1 spot on the … CONTINUED


Names released in FICOSA shooting 

Posted on April 11, 2017 6:06 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


According to a press release, the names of those involved in the FICOSA shooting that occurred this morning have been released. 

Rebecca Ann Louise Marion Crowley, 35 years old and Tyler Wayne Stults, 20 years old have been named by the Cookeville Police Department as being the victims in today’s shooting. 

According to eye witnesses, Crowley and Stults were sitting in a vehicle in the FICOSA parking lot. Their vehicle was approached by Angelique Elizabeth Deplae, 30 years old, who opened the driver’s door and began firing a revolver.

 Ms. Deplae then apparently walked toward the front of the vehicle and took her own life.

The investigation revealed … CONTINUED


Dean Selby hired as Airport Manager 

Posted on April 11, 2017 5:05 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley


The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board of Directors has hired Dean Selby of Sparta, Tennessee to become the next Airport Manager. 

Selby is currently the Director of Properties for Funderburk Management. 

The board has set his salary at $65,000 plus insurance will be provided by the government of Putnam County. 

Look for more details to be posted at a later date. 


Domestic dispute leads to a shooting at FICOSA in Cookeville

Posted on April 11, 2017 3:03 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

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According to the Cookeville Police Department, a woman is dead after opening fire on two individuals in the parking lot of FICOSA manufacturing plant in Cookeville, Tennessee.

At approximately 10:45 am this morning, Putnam County 911 received an emergency call regarding a possible shooting at the FICOSA plant located at the Highlands Industrial Park in Cookeville, Tennessee.

According to a Spokesperson with the Cookeville Police Department, the shooting occurred during an altercation involving two females, one of which was the shooter, and a male victim. Officials are calling this an “isolated domestic violence incident”.

D.A Bryant Dunaway stressed that, ” The scene has been … CONTINUED


White County Library receives $1,400 from MTNG

Posted on April 11, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The White County Public Library Foundation was a recent recipient of funds from the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help program. The funds will be used for the Summer Reading Program. Project Hometown Help is funded by the customers of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas who allow the utility to round their bill up to the next dollar. The money collected is distributed to local organizations and charities. These customers have given more than $2,389,000 to their communities since 2005. Presenting the check for Middle Tennessee Natural Gas is Pat Bennett, Sparta Customer Service Manager, left. Accepting the check for the White County Library is (L-R) Victoria Boykin … CONTINUED


MTNG donates $1,000 to WCHS Track and Cross Country

Posted on April 11, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School Track and Cross Country was a recent recipient of funds from the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Project Hometown Help program. The funds will be used to purchase a recognition board for students who hold records in individual events. Project Hometown Help is funded by the customers of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas who allow the utility to round their bill up to the next dollar. The money collected is distributed to local organizations and charities. These customers have given more than $2,389,000 to their communities since 2005. Presenting the check for Middle Tennessee Natural Gas is Pat Bennett, Sparta Customer Service Manager, right. Accepting the … CONTINUED


Randy Allon Dunn

Posted on April 11, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Randy Allon Dunn, 51 of Sparta, passed away April 10, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.         Mr. Dunn was born Oct. 14, 1965, in Sparta. He worked alongside his father in the family business, Clay Dunn & Son Concrete. He was a fan of Tony Stewart on the NASCAR circuit and a fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Elizabeth and Wilson Howard and Vallie and Willie Dunn.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Merriman Dunn; parents, Clay and Judy Dunn; sister, Tammy Dunn (Jeremy) Szilveszter; brother, Shane Dunn; stepdaughter, Debbie (Tim) Ring; step-granddaughter, Abby Parrish; step-grandson, Dalton Meeks; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.… CONTINUED


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