Monthly Archives: June 2017

Emberton will host book signing at The Mad Raven on July 8

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tisha Emberton

Meet author Poet of the Angels, Tisha Emberton, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at a book signing event at The Mad Raven Coffee and Books, 255 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta, on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Emberton will have books for sale. She is happy to read inspirational and spiritual poetry at your events, churches, and schools. Contact her for booking at (931) 314-6360.

-Who is “Poet of the Angels”?

Tisha Emberton received the stage name Poet of the Angels due to her high regard for spirituality and lifting up others around her. It also had to do with the fact her very first poetry journal had an … Read More


Second annual MOM Talk conference date announced

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Lisa Jo Baker

The date for the second annual MOM Talk conference is schedule for Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, in Cookeville. This two-day conference will bring women from all generations together with one common ground, motherhood.

“Whether you are an expecting mom, mom with young kids, tweens, teenagers, a recent empty nester, grandmother, or parental guardian- this event is for you,” said Hannah Davis, chair of MOM Talk Conference. “We are so excited to bring all generations together to love on each other, feel encouraged through the Word, be refreshed and encounter God in a way that can change the way you … Read More


New adult day care licensing requirement effective July 1

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Adult day care agencies with five or more clients are required to be licensed by TDHS

Adult day care agencies providing care to 5 or more people are required to obtain a license by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and adhere to licensing requirements beginning July 1, 2017. The new requirement is a result of legislation passed in 2017 which lowered the previous required licensing threshold from 10 to 5 adult day care participants. Licensed adult day care agencies must meet established standards and receive regular monitoring visits. In addition to current licensed agencies providing care for 10 or more adults, the licensing requirement will now … Read More


THP conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoint in White County

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 07-16-2017 on State Route 135 in White County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


THP conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoint in Van Buren

Posted on June 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 07-23-2017 on State Route 111, in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Joint doctor of nursing practice program established at Tennessee Tech, ETSU

Posted on June 29, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Addressing the changing health care system and the increasing need for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate levels, Tennessee Tech’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing and the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University have established a joint program to provide an opportunity for nurses to earn a doctor of nursing practice degree.

Admitting students at both campuses beginning fall 2017, the program aims to prepare graduates to meet the health care needs of Tennesseans.

“I am so grateful that TTU Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is partnering with ETSU to provide this innovative program to educate future advanced practice nurses to serve the residents of the Upper … Read More


Sparta Country Club hosting Reverse Drawing

Posted on June 29, 2017 10:10 am by Andy Southard

Sparta County Club is holding a Reverse Drawing on Saturday, July 8, 2017. For a $50 donation, you will have an opportunity to win a large cash prize if your ticket is the last ticket. For every 10th ticket drawn, the person holding that ticket will win $125. There will also be a dinner that starts at 6 p.m., and the drawing will begin at 7 p.m. After the drawing, the Sparta Country Club will put on fireworks for everybody. You can purchase your tickets at the Sparta Country Club. Come out and meet the new management and see the remodeling.


Americans for Prosperity Town Hall being held in Sparta on June 29

Posted on June 29, 2017 9:09 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

The Americans for Prosperity Tennessee Chapter, which is a conservative based political advocacy group, will be hosting a Legislative Town Hall Forum, on Thursday, June 29, in Sparta.

The Legislative Town Hall will be featuring Tennessee Republican State Representative Paul Sherrell, of Sparta, as its keynote speaker. According to the AFP-TN, this town hall session will be an opportunity to inform residents about the results of this year’s legislative session, including widely discussed topics such as the IMPROVE Act. The newly signed law the IMPROVE Act, which was one of Governor Bill Haslam’s signature pieces of legislation, is commonly referred to as the “gas tax.”

The AFP-TN Legislative … Read More


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted on June 29, 2017 8:08 am by

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Country Club’s ABCD winners

Posted on June 29, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Winners of the ABCD draw scramble on June 14. L-R: Ken Lacy, Damien Hall, Devan Taylor, and Mike Golden, with a score of 8-under.

Winners of the ABCD draw scramble on June 21. L-R: Tom Clark, Ken Lacy, Tom Miller, and Lucas Murphy, with a score of 9-under.

The winners of the Wednesday scramble, on June 14, came in with an 8-under. The winning team was comprised of Ken Lacy, Damien Hall, Devan Taylor, and Mike Golden.

The winners of the Wednesday scramble, on June 21, came in with a 9-under. The winning team was comprised of Tom Clark, Ken Lacy, Tom Miller, Lucas Murphy.

All … Read More


7/8-year-old All-Stars fall to 1-2 in their All-Star Tournament

Posted on June 29, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

T.J. Sullivan tries to avoid the tag from a Gallatin player on Tuesday afternoon.

Tucker Pinion makes a throw to Griffin Adams at second base to get the runner out at second base on Tuesday afternoon.

The Sparta Little League 7/8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Stars   started their All-Star tournament, in Portland, on Saturday afternoon. The All-Stars started off the tournament with a 16-5 win over the host Portland. However, the All-Stars would lose their next two games to Smith County and Gallatin. The Warriors lost to Smith County, on Monday night, 14-7, and then lost to Gallatin, on Tuesday evening, 10-2.

On Saturday afternoon, the All-Stars got the bats … Read More


Play’s perspective on questions for God

Posted on June 29, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl  

Got questions for God? I do.

Some folks believe it is wrong to question God, especially if the question begins with the word “WHY,” but nearly every child who has ever breathed the air He created has asked God questions. Many have also asked questions about God.

“Where did God come from?”

“Why (or how) did He ______?” (You fill in the blank)

…like “Why’s the sky blue?” (I, for one, refuse to believe that God is a University of North Carolina Tarheel and therefore made the sky Carolina Blue! So why DID He choose that color?)

Maybe I’m in my second … Read More


Let’s study the Constitution, Part VIII

Posted on June 29, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Language of Liberty – By Susan Frickey, CSG student

The Sixth Amendment: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

The Sixth Amendment doesn’t get much press, but it is a foundational part of our … Read More


Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in May

Posted on June 29, 2017 7:07 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

According to a recent state report of the tax revenues collected for the month of May, monies have exceeded the budgeted estimates by approximately $53.1 million.

The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin recently announced that the overall sales tax revenues for the month of May were $1.1 billion, which is $53.1 million more than the state budgeted.

“Total reported revenues in May reflect significant improvement compared to this time last year and were driven primarily by sales tax receipts,” said Martin. “Franchise and excise taxes fell short of last year’s revenues and were below the monthly budgeted estimate. All other tax revenues, taken as … Read More


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