Monthly Archives: December 2017

Joseph Daniel Redmon

Posted on December 30, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Joseph Daniel Redmon, 27, of Sparta, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord, on Dec. 23, 2017. He passed away, in Washington, after a sudden illness.

Mr. Redmon was born Aug. 8, 1990, in McMinnville, to Melissa Redmon and John Redmon.

A celebration of life will be 5 p.m., Jan. 2, 2017, at Friendship Baptist Church, in Rock Island. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m., Jan. 2, at the church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


James Keith Dodson

Posted on December 30, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

James Keith Dodson, 68, of Sparta, departed this life while at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, on Dec. 21, 2017, and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mr. Dodson was born Feb. 23, 1949, in Cookeville, to James Clodus Dodson and Ida Mae Judd Dodson.

He was a woodworker and built furniture. He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

Mr. Dodson was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Anthony Bruce Dodson; and two nephews, James Albert Boldin and Anthony Billy Boldin.

Survivors include his dearest friend and caregiver of 26 years, Becky Marshall; three sisters, Paulette Henry, Brenda Boldin, Treva Brown; brother, … Read More


Joel Franklin “Joe” Davis

Posted on December 30, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Joel Franklin “Joe” Davis, 89, passed from this life Dec. 27, 2017, to rejoin his beloved wife of 55 years, Catherine.

Mr. Davis passed away at his home, in Spencer.

He was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Van Buren County, to Pike Davis and Virginia Brock Davis.

Mr. Davis worked as an engineer at a copper factory, in Ohio, for 10 years. He moved back to Van Buren County to pursue his lifelong dream of farming, which he continued until 2011. He served on the board of directors for the Van Buren County Farm Bureau for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pike and … Read More


Commodities re-certification

Posted on December 30, 2017 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency would like to remind those who receive assistance through the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, known as Commodities; it is time for re-certification of their commodities card. With 2018 deliveries right around the corner, it is very important for recipients to re-certify their commodity card with their local county offices prior to the first pick-up date.

Re-certification date starts Jan. 2 First distribution is Jan. 18

If you think you or someone you know qualifies for this program, please contact the UCHRA office in your county for more information.

The UCHRA county telephone: White County (931) 738-6255

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource … Read More


Putnam County law enforcement will provide safe rides home after New Year’s celebration

Posted on December 30, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Cookeville Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will offer free safe rides home to Putnam County residents between the hours of 10 p.m., on Dec. 31, and 2 a.m., on Jan. 1. Law enforcement statewide will be conducting sobriety checkpoints as usual, but to cut down on the number of automobile accidents and DUI arrests in this area, CPD and PCSO will be offering free sober rides home. Cookeville Police Department will take care of calls made within Cookeville city limits, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will attend to all other sober ride requests made within Putnam County.

“Our goal is to make sure that … Read More


Current weather forecast

Posted on December 30, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Two arrests, 150-plus pounds of marijuana seized in multi-agency operation in Crossville

Posted on December 30, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

A joint operation by several law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of two individuals accused of trafficking a large amount of marijuana into Tennessee.

According to a press releases issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, on Dec. 28, 2017, authorities received information about a scheduled delivery to the Crossville Municipal Airport. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers discovered a small plane on the tarmac and its pilot, Dennis Howard Bonneau (DOB 12-20-70). In searching the plane, authorities discovered approximately 66 pounds of pharmaceutical grade marijuana inside the aircraft. Agents also encountered a woman inside the airport’s lobby, identified as Erin Elizabeth Reed (DOB 3-7-83), who was … Read More


First class graduates from TN Volunteer Challenge Academy

Posted on December 30, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In a landmark event for the Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee’s new Volunteer ChalleNGe Academy graduated its inaugural class on Dec. 16, 2017.

The ceremony, held on the TNVCA campus in Nashville, honored 23 cadets who achieved their high school diploma, their HiSet certificate, or sufficient credits to go back and finish high school.

Gov. Bill Haslam gave the commencement remarks, complementing the Cadets on their achievement and encouraging them to take what they gained while at the academy and build for the future. The Cadets represent 16 Counties in Tennessee, from Shelby in the West to Sevier in the East.

The TNVCA is a program for Tennessee youth, … Read More


Airflow Heating and Cooling recognized as “Member of the Month”

Posted on December 29, 2017 11:11 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Airflow Heating and Cooling staff members, along with owner Robert McCormick, were recently announced and recognized as the Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce “Member of the Month”.

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce President Marvin Bullock presented a plaque to McCormick and his staff in recognition of their commitment and service to the community. The chamber would like to congratulate Airflow Heating and Cooling on being the member of the month.


Structure fire on Roberts Matthews Highway

Posted on December 28, 2017 8:08 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Emergency responders have been dispatched to a structure fire on Roberts Matthews Highway near the O’Connor Utility District office.

At approximately 8:03 p.m., emergency services were dispatched to the scene of a single wide structure fire. Firefighters are actively fighting the structure fire as of 8:30 p.m..

Roberts Mathews Highway has been shut down at the Walnut Grove Rd and Roberts Matthews Highway intersection while emergency responders are on the scene.

See an upcoming edition of The Expositor for further details.


Warriorettes win the Ed McGeogh Holiday Christmas Tournament

Posted on December 28, 2017 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes used their defensive pressure to secure an 87-33 win over Springbrook High School. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen who finished with 25 points. Hannah Leftwich also chipped in 11 points. The Warriorettes also had two players to be named to the all tournament team Gracie Dodgen and Hannah Leftwich.


Warriorettes lead big at the half

Posted on December 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes continued their pressure defense in the second quarter and lead Springbrook 56-15 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Gracie Dodgen who finished the half with 17 points at the half.


Warriorettes use a fast start in the first quarter

Posted on December 28, 2017 2:02 pm by Andy Southard

The Warriorettes jumped out to an early lead behind their pressure defense. The Warriorettes lead 28-6 at the end of the first quarter.


Wanda Greene

Posted on December 28, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Wanda Green, 70, of Rock Island, formerly of Royal Oak, Michigan, passed away Dec. 21, 2017, after a long illness,

Mrs. Green was born Nov. 19. 1947, in Hampton, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry D. Greene, who had resided in Royal Oak, Michigan; her father, Jack Loveless, who had resided in Hampton, Arkansas; her mother, Glenna Loveless, who had resided in Hampton, Arkansas; and a brother, James K. Loveless, who had resided in Hampton, Arkansas.

She will be missed by numerous family members and friends. She was employed by Sam’s and worked there until she retired.

Survivors include her son, Joe Greene; Melissa … Read More


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