Monthly Archives: May 2017

Relay for Life of White County gears up for its next fundraiser

Posted on May 4, 2017 7:07 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Zayquan Musgray, who is 2 years old, is a cancer survivor from a rare type of brain tumor that often occurs during childhood.

There are many organizations that provide hope, inspiration, help and funding to bring about change for the good. One such organization is the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

On May 12, 2017, Relay for Life of White County will be holding its event beginning at 5 p.m., on Liberty Square, in downtown Sparta.

Most Americans can name several iconic research organizations and their signature fundraisers. One such fundraiser and organization that has a real impact in the White County community is Relay for Life.… CONTINUED


Life Church-Sparta Campus looking forward to its opening weekend

Posted on May 4, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

The much anticipated opening of the Life Church-Sparta Campus is only days away.

The official launch date is May 7, 2017. Life Church leaders, Sparta Campus Pastor Chris Howard, Sparta Campus Director of Ministries Kristy “K.R.” Adams, and countless volunteers have been working around the clock to make the Sparta Campus a reality.

As previously reported, Life Church announced it would be opening a new campus in Sparta. Life Church entered into an agreement to move into the old Dollar General building, at 427 West Bockman Way, in Sparta. A complete transformation has led to the interior and exterior renovations.

The Sparta Campus will be having two Sunday … CONTINUED


Kress named to fill vacancy on Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Posted on May 4, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

During the recent Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, members voted to award two bids for repairs to the community center and also took action to fill a vacancy on the board

The first item on the agenda during the May 2, 2017 meeting was a discussion about providing AirMedCare Network coverage for the volunteer firefighters and board members.

During a previous meeting, the board had voted unanimously to provide a basic municipal coverage plan for all residents of Doyle.

This plan would cover the expenses of emergency medical transportation flights (for Doyle residents) from White County by AirMedCare network providers, which include U.T. Medical Center, AirEvac, … CONTINUED


Northfield Elementary news

Posted on May 4, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

2017/2018 Husky basketball tryouts – 2-3 p.m., May 9

2017/2018 Lady Husky basketball tryouts – 4-5:30 p.m., May 16

2017/2018 Cheer tryouts – 2 p.m., May 11


National Day of Prayer

Posted on May 4, 2017 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood

National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 4. A gathering will take place at noon, at White County Courthouse. Everyone is invited.


Saluting all firefighters

Posted on May 4, 2017 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood


City employees are currently installing Skateboard Park equipment

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

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City employees are currently taking advantage of the nice weather today to being installing the new equipment for the Sparta Skateboard Park. The Sparta Skateboard Park is located off Bockman Way next to the Liberty Square Amphitheatre.

An opening date for the new skateboard park has not been established yet, according to a City of Sparta official. As soon as the grand opening date for the Sparta Skateboard Park has been announced, The Expositor will post an update on SpartaLive.com.


White County Library to receive microfilm reader/scanner grant

Posted on May 3, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to announce a grant is being awarded to the White County Public Library.

The grants, distributed the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will help purchase microfilm reader/scanners. The grants provide partial funding to purchase the machines for organizations that maintain microfilm of county and municipal records. The White County Public Library will receive $4,090 which will be matched with an additional 50-percent in local funds.

“Each one of these machines costs thousands of dollars. Many of our local libraries and archives simply can’t afford the expense alone. These grants, which would not be possible without the Tennessee General … CONTINUED


Donald Grover Cleveland Woolridge Jr.

Posted on May 3, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Donald Grover Cleveland Woolridge Jr., 63, of Sparta, passed away May 2, 2017, at his residence.

Born Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1953, in Iaeger, West Virginia, he was the son of Donald Woolridge Sr. and Mary Parks Woolridge.

Mr. Woolridge attended Doyle Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, and mechanic and auto bodywork.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Parks Woolridge; a son, Donnie A. Woolridge; a sister, Diana Fox; and a grandchild, Kyra Alexis Dallwein.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Patricia Woolridge, of Sparta; father, Donald Woolridge Sr., of Monterey; daughters, Donna Mackey (George), of Sparta, Mary Murphy (Brice), of Sparta, Sheila Woolridge, of … CONTINUED


Quebeck potluck

Posted on May 3, 2017 7:07 am by

Saturday, May 27

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact (931) 657-1009


Concert at Community Fellowship

Posted on May 3, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sunday, May 7

Who: Community Fellowship Church

What: Crystle Elam in concert

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Church


WCHS Class of 1967 reunion

Posted on May 3, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, June 3

Who: White County High School Class of 1967

What: Reunion ($25 per person)

When: June 3 (4:30 p.m., reception; 5:30 p.m., group picture; 6 p.m., buffet)

Where: Sparta-White County Senior Center

Contact: Bettye Ruth Bradley Payne (931) 837-3255 or David Goff (931) 738-5596 or on Facebook: WCHS Class of 67


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