Monthly Archives: July 2018

Tavannia Sparkman Pepper

Posted on July 25, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tavannia Sparkman Pepper, 65 of Baxter, passed away July 23, 2018, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mrs. Pepper was born May 30, 1953, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Arthur Sparkman and Barbara Shelton Sparkman.

She, alongside her husband, owned the Village Kitchen, in Cookeville. Mrs. Pepper enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of Oak Hill Church.

Mrs. Pepper was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gary Sparkman.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Pepper Jr.; son, Chris Sparkman and wife Sherri; stepchildren, Bryan Pepper, Megan Veal and husband Ryan; grandchildren, Gabe Sparkman, Luke Sparkman, Abby Veal, Madison Veal; brother, … Read More


Williams and Bailey announce $333,500 grant For Putnam County Parks and Recreation

Posted on July 25, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville), State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), and local leaders today announced a $333,500 Local Parks & Recreation Fund grant has been awarded to Putnam County Parks and Recreation by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation.

The monies will cover half of the cost of a new soccer complex in Cookeville and other park improvements, with the county matching the grant to fund the remaining portion of the estimated $667,000 project.

Construction includes removing a concrete slab and asphalt to build a new soccer field. The project also includes a second soccer/multi-use field which will require grading and excavation work, as well as a … Read More


Smithville mayor and son indicted

Posted on July 25, 2018 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

 

Mayor hired son as a city employee without board approval

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has resulted in the indictment of Smithville Mayor Jimmy Poss and his son Anthony “Tony” Poss.

Investigators found that Mayor Poss created a part time salaried position and hired his son to work for the City of Smithville for $300 a week in August 2017. Tony Poss was paid $8,100 over the next six months.

Mayor Poss failed to follow city policy and the city’s charter by not obtaining approval from the Board of Mayor and Alderman before creating the new job … Read More


Early voting in progress

Posted on July 25, 2018 5:05 am by

Early voting:

Dates: July 13, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215


Pet Idol Top Ten

Posted on July 24, 2018 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Updated July 24, 2018

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society

The Top Ten for PET IDOL are as follows:

  • Tiger Lily – 100 votes  (Hattie Mae Young)
  • Bandit – 0 votes (Lisa Putney)
  • Jake – 180 votes (Linda Jones)
  • Callie- 0 votes (Dana Ellis)
  • Sammy – 20 votes  (Doris Prater)
  • Brutus – 128 votes  (Tina Cope)
  • Pretty Girl Moesi – o votes (Tina Cope)
  • Freddy – 188 votes (Cristina Wilson)
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Fire on the Mountain

Posted on July 24, 2018 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Potluck

Posted on July 24, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, Aug. 25

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, 375 Quebeck Rd.

Contact: (931) 657-1009


Medicare counseling

Posted on July 24, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Monday, July 30

Who: SHIP representative (State Health Insurance Program)

What: Medicare counseling (provide help on any Medicare questions, abuse, or concerns)

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: Call (931) 432-4150 for an appointment


Medicare class

Posted on July 24, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Monday, July 30

Who: SHIP representative (State Health Insurance Program)

What: Welcome to Medicare class (includes training on Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, as well as MedigGap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud)

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: Call (931) 432-4150 to reserve a set


Gravel Hill decoration

Posted on July 24, 2018 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Saturday, July 28

Who: Gravel Hill Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: All day

Contact: (931) 946-2892


Early voting in progress

Posted on July 24, 2018 6:06 am by

Early voting:

Dates: July 13, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215


White County Republican Party

Posted on July 24, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Paid political ad – White County Republican Party


Rhonda Dennis

Posted on July 24, 2018 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Rhonda Dennis, 48, of Sparta, passed away July 20, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m., July 31, 2018, at Doyle United Methodist Church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wings up Caravan heads to Sparta Walmart Thursday

Posted on July 23, 2018 4:04 pm by Andy Southard

  The TTU Athletics Caravans have evolved over time to become one of the most popular summer traditions enjoyed by Golden Eagle fans across the region. Donning several different monikers over the years, typically to represent the theme of the athletics department, the 2018 edition has been labeled as the Wings Up Caravans.

What exactly are the Wings Up Caravans? Each summer, Tech Athletics hits the road to spread excitement and information for the upcoming seasons for all 14 of the department’s programs, making several stops all over the region. In 2018, the Wings Up Caravans will visit 10 different locations. The events span the months of July and … Read More


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