Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wenda’s Warriors fish fry

Posted on April 8, 2017 8:08 am by

Wenda’s Warriors will be hosting a Relay For Life fish fry, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 278 Oakwood St. You have the choice of either a fish plate or a fish sandwich. Proceeds will go to American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which helps fund research and provide life-saving drugs.


Wenda’s Warriors fish fry

Posted on April 8, 2017 8:08 am by

Wenda’s Warriors will be hosting a Relay For Life fish fry, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 278 Oakwood St. You have the choice of either a fish plate or a fish sandwich. Proceeds will go to American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which helps fund research and provide life-saving drugs.


Advance Financial Grand Opening today

Posted on April 7, 2017 12:12 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

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One of Sparta’s newest business on Bockman Way held their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony today, April 7. Advance Financial is located at 447 West Bockman Way, Sparta and they are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Advance Financial is a family owned company based in Nashville that was found in 1996. Advance Financial offers a wide variety of financial services, convenient 24/7 operating hours, efficient service and professional staff. According to a representative, Advance Financial is committed to building long-lasting, strong relationships with every customer.

The grand opening celebration is taking place today, with 94.7 The Giant radio … Read More


Billy Elkins

Posted on April 7, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Billy Elkins, 80, of Baxter, passed away April 4, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Mr. Elkins was born July 18, 1936, in Myra, Kentucky, to Andrew J. Elkins Molly Meek Elkins.

He was a retired yardmaster for Conrail Railroad and later worked as an electrician for Lakeland Electric. Mr. Elkins served four years in the U.S. Air Force where he was also a member of the boxing team. He was a member of Pistole Baptist Church.

Mr. Elkins was preceded in death by a brother, Ermil Elkins; sister, Jenny Hassay; grandson, Sam Keener; and great-granddaughter, Maya Grace Herren.

Survivors include his wife of almost 61 years, Patricia Elkins, … Read More


Kayak fishing tournament to benefit Susan G. Komen set for April 15

Posted on April 7, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Susan G Komen Fish for the Cure kayak river fishing tournament will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017. The tournament will begin at 5:15 a.m. at the Outdoor Experience, 124 E. Broad St. in Cookeville. Participants can fish in the river of their choice within a 70-mile radius of the Outdoor Experience. All fishing enthusiasts with man-powered kayaks or canoes are invited to participate. Limit one person per vessel. The tournament entry fee is $25 with an optional $5 buy-in for the Big Bass Competition. The tournament will wrap up with check-in at 3 p.m. at The Outdoor Experience. Participants will be entered to win prizes including: … Read More


North Sparta Church of God revival

Posted on April 7, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Wenda’s Warriors fish fry

Posted on April 7, 2017 5:05 am by

Wenda’s Warriors will be hosting a Relay For Life fish fry, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 278 Oakwood St. You have the choice of either a fish plate or a fish sandwich. Proceeds will go to American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which helps fund research and provide life-saving drugs.


Tractor-Trailer overturned on Highway 70S

Posted on April 6, 2017 2:02 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

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At approximately 12:50 pm, White County E-911 received an emergency call about an overturned 18 wheel tractor-trailer on Highway 70S (Memorial Highway) northbound. Emergency responders have been dispatched to the scene, which is approximately five miles south of the Sparta city limits. The right northbound lane is blocked due to the accident. Responders are working to clear the accident and to reopen the right northbound lane. The Expositor will post more information as soon as it is made available.


Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month proclamation

Posted on April 6, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson signed a proclamation, on April 4, 2017, to celebrate all healthy and happy children in White County. April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. Pictured with Robinson is Stephens Center staff members Lisa McAfee and Angie Roberts.


Elyza wins Pigeon Forge pageant

Posted on April 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Elyza Trivette, daughter of Daniel and Joni Trivette, won Infant Miss Tennessee United States, on April 1, 2017, at a pageant that was held in Pigeon Forge.


Tennessee Tech students serve hundreds through health clinic

Posted on April 6, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The combined efforts of 661 volunteers allowed Remote Area Medical to successfully provide free, high-quality dental, vision, and medical care to 873 Putnam County patients services totaling $440,466 in value.

Tennessee Tech students Haley Jackson, Madison Dunn, Kristen Howard and Antonia Susnjar contributed as RAM’s clinic host organizers. The pre-health student leaders coordinated all of the recruitment, hospitality and publicity efforts. For the event, Tech’s pre-health students were able to work alongside several hundred local and out-of-town medical professionals and current students of medical, dental and optometry school.

Prescription glasses were given to 345 patients while 502 patients received dental care, including cleanings, fillings and extractions.  All 873 … Read More


Best ways to confront someone

Posted on April 6, 2017 12:12 pm by

Brian’s Biblical Minute, By Brian McCutchen

Confronting people isn’t so easy. A lot could go wrong. Trying to say the right words at the right time can be a difficult task, especially if the critic is on the defense or doesn’t believe he/she has done or said anything wrong. There is the expression“like it or lump it,” meaning, one can deal with it or agonize through it. President Harry S. Truman was credited for saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” meaning, if you can’t handle the task, get out.

Jesus had to confront two of his disciples during and after the Last … Read More


Best ways to confront someone

Posted on April 6, 2017 12:12 pm by

Brian’s Biblical Minute, By Brian McCutchen

Confronting people isn’t so easy. A lot could go wrong. Trying to say the right words at the right time can be a difficult task, especially if the critic is on the defense or doesn’t believe he/she has done or said anything wrong. There is the expression“like it or lump it,” meaning, one can deal with it or agonize through it. President Harry S. Truman was credited for saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” meaning, if you can’t handle the task, get out.

Jesus had to confront two of his disciples during and after the Last … Read More


TTU to host 3rd Annual Pediatric Health and Wellness Upper Cumberland Mini-Conference

Posted on April 6, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Who: Tennessee Tech, Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, Tennessee Nurses Association, District 9

What: TTU will host a pediatric health and wellness mini-conference with a virtual reality exhibit as well as sessions on politics, policy and your profession, abc’s of safe sleep, adverse childhood experiences, and an introduction to infant mental health core principles.

Where: Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, Bell Hall Auditorium, 260

When: Friday, April 7 at 11:30 a.m.

Note: The virtual reality exhibit begins at 11:30 a.m. with the first session set to begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.tntech.edu/nursing.


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