Monthly Archives: June 2017

Quebeck potluck

Posted on June 27, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, July 22

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


Margaret Grissom Haston

Posted on June 27, 2017 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Margaret Grissom Haston, 95, of the Hickory Valley community of White County, passed away this morning, at Alive Hospice of Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dead period gives WCHS girls’ basketball a well-deserved break

Posted on June 27, 2017 11:11 am by Andy Southard

Kendreah Reeves travels into traffic and takes a shot in Friday’s final game.

Gracie Dodgen takes a shot in one of Friday’s games.

The TSSAA dead period began Sunday, and the Warriorettes’ basketball team will more than likely take advantage and get some much-needed rest.

High school basketball teams are given the month of June to get in their 10 days of team-against-team competition, and the Warriorettes made full use of theirs.

They began back in the first full week of June with a trip to Cannon County High School and then went to Middle Tennessee State University for three days of camp. The next week, they were … Read More


Warriors’ basketball wraps up June team camps

Posted on June 27, 2017 10:10 am by Andy Southard

Cade Clark sets up the offense, on Wednesday.

Dyson Reece takes a three in the Warriors’ final game of the summer.

With dead period here, The White County High School Warrior basketball team has completed all their June schedule practices and camps.

The TSSAA sets aside the last week of June and the first week of July as the dead period when no teams can practice. Before the dead period, basketball teams can practice and can compete in 10 days of team-against-team competition.

The Warriors wrapped up their 10 days of intended camps with two varsity games, on Wednesday, at Cookeville High School, which was part of the … Read More


Thurman attends Upper Cumberland Tourism Association meeting

Posted on June 27, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Hilda Thurman (right), of Sparta, recently represented Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce at the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association’s annual meeting.

Hilda Thurman, of Sparta, recently represented Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce at the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association’s annual meeting held at The Retreat, on Center Hill Lake. The UCTA represents 14 counties in Middle Tennessee and is designed to boost tourism throughout the 14-county Upper Cumberland area. Thurman also attended a meeting sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. This training session was held at The Depot, in Monterey. The state tourism department has revamped TNvacation.com to be more compliant with Google, which allows for an increase … Read More


Backpack Assist Ministry

Posted on June 27, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Vietnam veteran receives military service award from UDC

Posted on June 27, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Joe Thomas Temples, of Cookeville, was recently awarded the Vietnam Conflict Cross of Military Service by the Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter 2123, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Temples served as a staff sergeant in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, U.S. Army.   He is a descendant of John G. Temples who served in Company D, 35th Tennessee Infantry, CSA, in the War Between the States.

To be eligible to receive a UDC Military Service Award, a recipient must be a descendant of a Confederate soldier or sailor.


TTU’s Wings Up Caravan will visit Sparta on Aug. 10

Posted on June 27, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information

With fall sports just around the corner, the Tennessee Tech athletics department will continue its summer-long tradition of traveling the Upper Cumberland, spreading the word and excitement about Golden Eagle athletics with the Wings Up Caravans.

The caravan will be in Sparta, 5-6:38 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Walmart.

Starting in early July, the Caravans will visit eight communities around the area through the week of Tech’s football season opener against Western Illinois. At each stop, fans will get to visit with Tech coaches, student-athletes, spirit teams and with mascot Awesome Eagle, as the university gets set to kick off the … Read More


TWRA officers concerned for paddle sport safety

Posted on June 27, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TWRA boating officers Dustin Buttram and Barry Baird have seen an increase in paddle sports on the Tennessee waterways they patrol. Paddle crafts are for rent at many reservoirs and public areas and it’s a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. However many paddling for the first time go out unprepared. With four paddle craft fatalities in 2016, officers hope to reduce this in 2017.

Infrequent or new paddle craft users typically do not see themselves as a vessel that needs an understanding of boating safety and state laws. Any person born after January 1, 1989 must successfully complete a boating safety education course in order to operate … Read More


Yard sale

Posted on June 26, 2017 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood


White County Retired Teachers Association meets June 14

Posted on June 26, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

New officers for the 2017-2019 time period were installed at the June 14, 2017, meeting. L-R: Mabel Moore, who installed the new officers; Lisa Yoder, president; Judy Clemow, treasurer; Susan Lafever, vice-president; Linda Orr, secretary; and Gary Sparkman, outgoing president.

White County Retired Teachers Association welcomed three new retirees (L-R) Becky Kinser, Mrs. Brown and Andrea Geer. Also pictured is outoing WCRTA president Gary Sparkman.


Will Mr. Trump be able to keep healthcare promise?

Posted on June 26, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

For the past several months, I have been watching and reading everything I can concerning the Republicans’ new healthcare plan for Americans. To say their plan leaves me cold and scared would be a bit of an understatement. Yes, I have significant worries about what their plans for Medicare will mean to me, personally. I am also aware of how their “Trumpcare” will affect my family, friends and people I don’t even know. I willingly admit the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare was not perfect. There were flaws in the program, promises made that were not kept, but the overall premise of providing affordable … Read More


The gathering storm – prelude to anarchy

Posted on June 26, 2017 7:07 am by Sparta Live

By Jerry Jones – Patriot and Constitutionalist, Central Intelligence Agency, Ret., Sparta’s native son

First an apology for the absence of article from me in the June 19 edition of The Expositor. I encountered some computer problems and missed the deadline. The problem has been resolved. This week’s article deals with the left’s efforts to push the country into anarchy.

During the period April 12, 1861 through May 9, 1865, our country endured a horrific civil war that took 620,000 lives (2 percent of the population at that time). 152 years later, we find our country is perilously close to anarchy. Anarchy is a word I frequently used … Read More


Unique history part of upcoming family reunion

Posted on June 26, 2017 7:07 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

On July 4, 2017, a family reunion for all of the descendants of Eli Simms/Sims and Rachel Townsend will take place at the Old Zion Pavilion, at 1168 Old Kentucky Rd., in White County.

The organizers of the family reunion, Lynn Holloway and Gail Sims, are hoping to reunite the many descendants of one of White County’s oldest families.

Eli Simms/Sims, who was born on Feb. 1, 1776, in Ireland, moved to America and ultimately married Rachel Townsend, in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Dec. 26, 1806. Between the years of 1808 and 1810, Eli and Rachel Simms/Sims moved from Knoxville and settled in White County, Tennessee.

An accomplished carpenter … Read More


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