Monthly Archives: August 2017

McCormick-Maddox-Copeland-Finley reunion

Posted on August 3, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Sept. 9

Who: Family and friends

What: Reunion

When: Noon (potluck lunch; bring food and drinks; utensils will be furnished)

Where: Cumberland Mountain State Park, Shelter #1 (by the tennis courts)

Contact: (931) 484-6956


Blanche Roberts

Posted on August 3, 2017 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Blanche Roberts, 83, of St. Augustine, Florida, formerly of Sparta, passed away July 29, 2017, at Flagler Hospital, in St. Augustine.

She was born Oct. 3, 1933, to Marion Davis and Jewel Lack Davis.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Virgil Roberts; son, Ralph Edward Roberts; brothers, Willard Clay Davis, Dillard Ray “Buddy” Davis; and three sisters, Annabelle Winnett, Marie Roberts, and Jean Hale.

Survivors include three daughters, Joan Roberts, of Sparta, Delores Elrod, of Pleasant Hill, Virginia Phifer and husband Todd, of St. Augustine, Florida; sisters, Ruby Howell, Reba Blanton and husband Lynn, all of Sparta; six grandsons Tommy, Billy, Jason, … Read More


Haston Cemetery decoration

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

Sunday, Aug. 13

Who: Haston Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: Meeting and lunch will start at 1 p.m.

Where: Cummingsville School building, in Van Buren County; covered dish meal immediately afterward

Contact: Donations may be made to Norma Jean Key, 1184 Burgess Falls Rd., Sparta, Tennessee 38583


Officer reunion

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

Sunday, Aug. 13

Who: Officer family and friends

What: Reunion (covered dish lunch)

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Liberty Baptist Church


Fall semester application deadline for Motlow State is Aug. 21

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

 Students planning on attending Motlow State Community College this fall must submit an application for admission or readmission by Aug. 21, according to Mae Sanders, director of admissions and records at Motlow.

Students can apply online until midnight on Aug. 21. Online applications can be accessed from the “Apply Now tab on the Motlow website (www.mscc.edu). Also, staff members are available at all Motlow locations to help students with the application process. Students applying on the Moore County campus should do so at the Admissions and Records office located inside the Crouch Center.

A student must complete an application for admission for all of Motlow’s programs … Read More


Yard sale at Senior Center

Posted on August 3, 2017 11:11 am by

YARD SALE

8 a.m.-noon

Every Friday and Saturday

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St.

Lots of household items and furniture – no clothing

Priced to sell


Yard sale at Senior Center

Posted on August 3, 2017 11:11 am by

YARD SALE

8 a.m.-noon

Every Friday and Saturday

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St.

Lots of household items and furniture – no clothing

Priced to sell


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

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

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


Warriors head to Clay County on Friday

Posted on August 3, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

After two full weeks of practice, the White County High School football team will have its second pre-season scrimmage Friday in a an event hosted by Clay County High School. The scrimmage will start at 6 p.m.

With the regular season opener just two weeks away, the Warriors will hit the field against the Bulldogs, hoping to improve on last week’s performance.

The team will then wrap up the weekend with the annual Quarterback Club barbecue and auction Saturday night, in the WCHS cafeteria. Tickets for the event are $10 at the door. The barbecue will start at 5 p.m., with the auction slated to begin shortly there … Read More


WCHS Warriors baseball alumni game a success

Posted on August 3, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

Approximately 20 former White County High School baseball players came out, on Saturday evening, to compete in the fourth annual Warrior alumni game. The game featured alumni from across five decades. The players seemed to have an enjoyable time.

The alumni festivities kicked off with a homerun derby and then continued into a round of a nine-inning affair. The players were divided up into two teams, and they were separated by even and odd years.

While all that was going on, spectators could not only watch their former favorite Warrior play but also enjoy supper from the concession stand.

For the homerun derby, there was a shorter fence … Read More


Cantrell looks to make senior season one to remember

Posted on August 3, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

Hunter Cantrell is someone who was raised in a football family.

Cantrell, the oldest son in a family where his father played at   Tennessee Tech and his grandfather played at University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, knows a little something about football. Cantrell, a 2014 graduate of White County High School and a stand out on the Warrior football team, looks to make his mark on his final season of college football.

In his junior season, Cantrell punted the ball 68 times for 2,822 yards. He averaged 41.5 yards per punt, with his longest punt being 59 yards. He also made the other team start with the ball inside … Read More


Van Buren may benefit from 1,000 new jobs in nearby Bledsoe County

Posted on August 3, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Textile Corporation of America officials recently announced the company would locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pikeville.

Textile Corporation of America has announced it will invest approximately $27.1 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Bledsoe County, representing the largest private investment in Bledsoe County’s history.

“We want to welcome Textile Corporation of America to Tennessee and thank the company for locating its new operations here, creating 1,000 jobs, in Pikeville, and making this historic investment for not only Bledsoe County but Tennessee as a whole,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s central location and … Read More


City of Spencer will create new website for government and utilities

Posted on August 3, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

City of Spencer will take a technological step into the future with the development of a website that will be utilized to promote the community and assist its utility customers.

On July 27, 2017, City of Spencer Board of Mayor and Aldermen, continued a discussion about the possibility of developing a website.

Last month, board members discussed in depth about the possibility of having a new website created. This website contain information about City of Spencer, as well as Spencer Utility Department.

Spencer Mayor Mickey Robinson stated to board members his hopes were that this new website would become another tool to more effectively communicate to the community. … Read More


Students attend 4-H Roundup

Posted on August 3, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Two Van Buren County students recently attended the annual 4-H Roundup event in Martin, Tennessee.

The 94th annual 4-H Roundup, which was held at University of Tennessee at Martin, took place July 24-28, 2017. According to organizers, there were approximately 300 4-H members and delegates who attended the annual event who represented the majority of the 95 Tennessee counties.

Van Buren County was represented at this year’s 4-H Roundup by Gracie Austin and Gabrianna Young.

The purpose of the Tennessee 4-H Roundup is to enable senior 4-H members to become better acquainted with their state university and career opportunities offered by University of Tennessee. Students are given the … Read More


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