Monthly Archives: November 2017

Luna and Alley honored by state for their service to White County

Posted on November 27, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Family members of B. K. Luna accept a state resolution presented during a recent county commission meeting. L-R: Stephen Luna, son, who was appointed to the county commission to fulfill his father’s term in office; State Senator Paul Bailey, of White County, a former county commissioner who served with Luna; Jo Luna, wife; and State Representative Paul Sherrell, of White County. (Photo by BOBBY MCCULLEY)

Family members of Andy Alley were present to accept the state resolution. L-R: Randy Alley, son; Angie Floyd Alley, daughter-in-law (wife of Terry Alley); Terry Alley, son and county commissioner; Linda Alley, wife; State Senator Paul Bailey, of White County, a former county

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Commission chairman makes statement about public comments

Posted on November 27, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

White County Commission Chairman Stanley Neal made a statement during the Nov. 20 board meeting about recent comments made by another elected official.

“Before I recognize any member from the audience, I would like to say something, and then I would like to read a statement,” said Neal. “Since I’ve been a member of this commission body, I’ve seen a lot of different people come and speak before this commission body.

“I’ve seen people come forward and spoke about something positive. I’ve seen some who have spoke wanting something, and I’ve seen some that have spoke negatively towards this commission about certain issues or projects.

“But in that … CONTINUED


Checking in with WCHS swim team

Posted on November 24, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School swim team competed in the MTSC High School Invitational, on Nov. 11, in Lebanon. In that meet, the WCHS team finished in 7th place out of 21 teams. The women’s team finished in 8th place out of 16 teams, and the men’s team finished in 10th place out of 18 teams.

WCHS had two new records set in the meet, and eight swimmers set 13 new personal best in the events.

In the men’s races, Tyler Vaughn swam in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly race. In the 500-yard freestyle race, Vaughn finished in 5th place with a time of 6:04.14 and … CONTINUED


Where Bingo meets chair yoga

Posted on November 23, 2017 1:01 pm by

Starting on Nov. 6 (and recurring every first and third Monday of each month), the Van Buren County Health Department and Community Health Center is hosting a free “chair yoga bingo” game at the Van Buren Senior Center, in Spencer.

Yoga has been proven to increase flexibility, balance, muscle mass, agility, and bone density, which helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Also, daily physical activity, like yoga, helps reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and colon cancer.

Chair yoga poses are performed while sitting in a chair and are less strenuous than other yoga … CONTINUED


WCHS bowling update

Posted on November 22, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

The White County High School bowling team had two matches on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7. On Nov. 6, the team took on Cumberland County High School. On Nov. 7, the team faced off against Upperman High School.

On Nov. 6, the Warriorettes lost their match 23-4. Cumberland County won the total pinfall amount 2401-1936. The Warriors lost their match 17-10 against Cumberland County. The Warriors lost the overall pin fall 2954 to 2700.

On Nov. 7, the Warriorettes lost to Upperman by a score of 21-6. The total pinfall numbers were Upperman’s 2321 to WCHS’s 2146. The Warriors lost their match 20-7. WCHS also lost the overall … CONTINUED


Checking in with local college football players

Posted on November 22, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

With all of the local football players’ seasons coming to a close, here is a look at how each of them finished their season.

Hunter Cantrell, a senior punter at Tusculum University, closed out his final season as one of the most decorated punters in Tusculum history. Cantrell finished with a share of All-SAC first team honors with Limestone punter Alex Haynes. Cantrell finished the … CONTINUED


Checking in with six local college basketball players

Posted on November 22, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

As the college basketball seasons are just really getting started, The Expositor will check in and see how local athletes are starting off their seasons.

Lakelyn Bouldin and the UTC Lady Mocs are off to a rough start on the year starting the season with a 1-3 record. However, Bouldin has gotten off to a good start. Through four … CONTINUED


Eagles split their games during Saturday action

Posted on November 22, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

Bo Walker goes up for a layup over a McCallie defender. Walker finished with 16 points against McCallie.

On Saturday, the Van Buren County Eagles traveled to Chattanooga to take on McCallie High School and Notre Dame High School. Van Buren County struggled in the first game against McCallie, losing 78-53. In the nightcap, the Eagles picked up their second win of the season winning that game 74-62.

In the first game of the day, the Eagles struggled with McCallie pressure, falling behind 25-12 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, McCallie outscored the Eagles 10-7 and took a 35-19 lead into halftime.

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Eaglettes go 1-1 over the weekend

Posted on November 22, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

This past Saturday, the Van Buren County Eaglettes traveled down to Chattanooga for two games against Girls Preparatory School and the host school, Notre Dame High School. The Eaglettes finished the day 1-1. The Eaglettes lost a heartbreaker in the first game against GPS, 35-31. In the second game, the Eaglettes came from behind to take down Notre Dame 53-51 in overtime.

In the first game, the Eaglettes jumped out to an early 14-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, neither team could get much going offensively as both sides scored 3 points, and the Eaglettes took a 17-15 lead into the … CONTINUED


Dead Zero Shooting Park is officially open for business

Posted on November 22, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

With hundreds of attendees on hand for the official grand opening of Van Buren County’s newest attraction, Dead Zero Shooting Park is officially open for business.

Dead Zero Shooting Park, which is located at 1105 State Route 111, Spencer, is officially open for business following a very successful grand opening, on Nov. 18. After a long anticipated wait, the owners of Spencer’s newest outdoor sports attraction are excited to be open for business and ready to serve their customers.

Dead Zero Shooting Park was established with the intention and focus to provide a high quality sport shooting attraction, with a focus on sporting clay shooting, shooting ranges, and … CONTINUED


Fall Creek Falls Park hosting annual Turkey Pen Trot

Posted on November 22, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting its annual Turkey Pen Trot trail-hiking event for those seeking some outdoor fun the day after Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day is an annual tradition when families and friends are celebrating joy, laughter, and creating new memories in this time of fellowship. Also, for many, Thanksgiving brings a few days off from work to enjoy the holiday season.

For those who also have the day off after Thanksgiving, the staff at Fall Creek Falls State Park invites those individuals to come out and enjoy the morning surrounded by the beauty of Tennessee’s largest state park.

For those looking to hike off some … CONTINUED


Officials hold joint meeting about Van Buren E-911 funding

Posted on November 22, 2017 8:08 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

After months of discussion between the Van Buren County E-911 Board of Directors and officials with the two local governments about the emergency communication district’s request for an increase in funding, a joint meeting was recently held that included all three entities under one roof.

On Nov. 13, the Van Buren County E-911 Board of Directors met with six city and county officials, including Spencer Mayor Mickey Robinson and Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson. The primary purpose this meeting was to allow all three entities to address each other and to seek clarification of financial concerns.

On Aug. 31, during the City of Spencer Board of Mayor … CONTINUED


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