Monthly Archives: August 2017

Dedicated to saving history on Bridgestone-Firestone property

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

James Douglas, Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness manager, TWRA officer has been saving history on Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness since he started work there in 2000. He maintains historical records and four cemeteries of the six families that lived on the 15,000-plus acres.

The smallest cemetery has only two graves, whereas the Davis Cemetery, located in the Big Bottom area of the WMA, has 64 known graves. Thirty of the Davis Cemetery headstones need to be replaced. Douglas and his crew are not removing the old headstones; they are simply adding a newly inscribed small stone to each grave. They have completed five, and have three more headstones to add at … Read More


Van Buren County High School seniors paint parking places

Posted on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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Van Buren County High School conducted Senior Paint Day, on Saturday, Aug. 5. For the last three years, the seniors have been allowed to paint their parking spots. They draw out their pictures, and the administration approves them . Their spot is a little more expensive than the others, but they get first parking spots. They usually paint on the Saturday following registration. (There was a rain date). Food and refreshments were sold by VBCHS Project Graduation. According to the seniors, it was really a lot of fun, it was a lot of hard work, it was really hot, but it was lots of … Read More


Little League meeting

Posted on August 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Sparta-White County Little League will have a meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Sparta-White County Rescue Squad Building. Everyone is invited to attend.


Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint – White County

Posted on August 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 08-20-2017 on State Route 136 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.


Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint – Van Buren County

Posted on August 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 08-13-2017 on State Route 8 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.


Tennessee Tech, TCAT Livingston, Fitzgerald companies announce new partnership

Posted on August 7, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston and Fitzgerald automotive companies announced a public-private partnership Aug. 7, 2017, to support research, education and training in the region and to promote optimization in the trucking industry.

The new Fitzgerald Technology Complex, in White County, will house the Tennessee Tech Center for Intelligent Mobility. The complex will be in the Fitzgerald Industrial Park.

“As partners, we are answering the call of the governor, of industrial leaders and local governments, our citizens and, most of all, our students,” said Tech President Phil Oldham. “This will be the first partnership in the south to bring together an industry partner, a … Read More


Sparta Country Club to hold Inaugural Pistol Two Man Scramble benefiting the Pistol Foundation

Posted on August 7, 2017 9:09 am by

The Sparta Country Club will hold its Inaugural Pistol Two Man Scramble on Sept. 2 and 3. This scramble is to raise money for the Pistol Foundation that supplies two graduates per year a scholarship in honor of Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite.

Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite passed away suddenly on Nov. 29, 2016. She was the sports editor for The Expositor for 22 years before she passed. She was also a beloved member of the community and had served as a coach to countless White County children in the different sports leagues for many years.

Cost: $200 per team includes the two days of golf, two mulligans per golfer each … Read More


Cantrell named to Preseason All-SAC Football

Posted on August 7, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

ROCK HILL, S.C., Aug. 3 – Seven Tusculum student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Football Team announced league officials Thursday. The preseason team is selected by a vote of the league’s eight football media relations directors.

Jay Boyd was named to the All-SAC first team both as a defensive back and return specialist, while Ian O’Grady was tabbed the first team long snapper. Garnering second team recognition are running back Tony Belle, offensive lineman Keveon Broadwater, punter Hunter Cantrell and defensive linemen Colton Strickland and Britt Hasty.

Tusculum’s eight total selections were tied for the third most in the conference with Catawba leading … Read More


TWRA leasing fields for 2017 dove season

Posted on August 7, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is seeking fields to lease for the upcoming 2017 dove season. The first segment of dove season opens at noon on Friday, Sept. 1.

Mourning doves are a popular game bird and one of the most widely distributed and abundant birds in North America. More mourning doves are harvested than all other migratory bird species combined in 39 of the continental states. In Tennessee, an estimated 12,000 hunters harvested approximately 290,000 mourning doves last year.

Landowners can earn up to $3,600 for providing a dove field for public hunting. These fields must be available for a minimum of three priority hunt dates in … Read More


Dean continues to impress at the 2017 Junior World Skeet Championships

Posted on August 7, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

Codey Dean has only been shooting in skeet competitions for the past two years. However, from the time he started till now he has been able to rack up some pretty impressive feats.

Dean, who graduated from White County High School in 2016, has been traveling across the United States this summer and not only competing in skeet shooting competitions but placing in them and even winning a few.

In the skeet competitions, clay discs are the moving targets, mechanically pitched by machines in differing paths, from crisscrossing in mid-air, to skittering across the ground like rabbits.

Dean’s most recent achievement was finishing tied for third in high … Read More


WCHS Warriorette golf team wins Golden Eagle Classic

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

White County High School golfers traveled to Rhea County, on Thursday, to compete in the second annual Golden Eagle Classic play at the Dayton Country Club.

The Warriorettes’ golf team came away with a first-place finish, winning the tournament by 20 strokes. The Warriors came away with a second-place finish, 16 strokes behind first-place Cookeville and one stroke ahead of third-place finisher Bearden.

The Warriorettes carded a 164 lead by Kenzie Morton with an 80. Makenzie Morton added an 84 for the team total. Ansley Phifer also played and shot a 99.

Cookeville and Bearden were the two teams that finished in second place, with both teams carding … Read More


Warriors continue their preparations for season opener

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

Grayson Johnson breaks away on a 70-yard run, on Friday afternoon, at Clay County. Johnson had one of the longest plays of the day.

Jayden Hicks scores a touchdown, on Friday night. Hicks scored the first touchdown of the game.

The White County High School Warrior football team continued its preparation for the season opener against Livingston Academy by traveling to Clay County, on Friday night. The scrimmage was the second of the preseason for WCHS.

The scrimmage was the final tune-up for the Warriors, as they will now have the next 11 days to prepare for their Aug. 18 home opener.

Friday’s scrimmage was much like the … Read More


The importance of studying the Bible and finding truth

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

No doubt, the Bible is the book of all books. Divine wisdom given directly into our hands cannot be surpassed by any other book of any time. In fact, Charles Dickens, a notable literary scholar, once stated, “The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.” Furthermore, other great men throughout history have also commented in favor of the inspired Word. The first president of the United States, George Washington, said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” The respectable Abraham Lincoln, our … Read More


What would happen if true justice was served to us?

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Eric Williams – Fellowship Renewed Church

“Our sins, when laid upon Christ, were yet personally ours, not his; so his righteousness, when put upon us, is yet personally his, not ours.” – John Bunyan (1628-1688)

We have a desire for things to be made right, and that desire is deeply engrained within us. We want justice to be served, people to get what they deserve, and for things to be fair. But, here is the problem with that – if true justice were served to us, if we got what we deserved, and if true fairness were delivered, then none of us would still be breathing today. … Read More


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