Monthly Archives: May 2019

Gospel singing

Posted on May 21, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Friday, May 24

Who: Quebeck Baptist Church

What: Gospel singing (Mennonite Youth Choir from the Waynesboro, Georgia, area)
When: 7 p.m.

Where: Church

Warrior baseball players earn awards, Smith is Pitcher of the Year

Posted on May 21, 2019 6:06 am by Jerry Lowery

Several Warrior baseball players earned awards for their play this season on the diamond. David Smith was named pitcher of the year for District 6AAA.  Seven players were named to the 6AAA All District team.  Those players are Macon Girdley, David Smith, Hayden Farris, Eli McDonald, Tucker Allen, Chris Mills, and Drew Young.  Dyson Reece was named to the District 6AAA Honorable Mention team.  Coach Shaun Floyd said he was proud of his players this season for the things they have accomplished both on and off the field.

•WCHS Rookie of the Year-D.J. Paul

•WCHS Hustle Awar-Chris Mills

•WCHS Coach’s Award-Dawson Ogletree

•Junior Varsity … CONTINUED

Membership Appreciation Day at Caney Fork Electric

Posted on May 20, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Caney Fork Electric, in Sparta, hosted a Membership Appreciation Day, on May 20, which included food, activities for the children, and an appearance by “Louie The Lightning Bug.”

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Volleyball tryouts and Kids Camp

Posted on May 20, 2019 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County High School volleyball tryouts will be 10 a.m., May 22, in the auxiliary gym at WCHS. Kids Camp is 9-11 a.m., June 3-5, with registration at 8 a.m. each morning. The cost is $40. The camp is open to all ages for boys and girls. For more information, call Joni Trivette, WCHS volleyball coach (931) 738-3505.

Marcum named Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Posted on May 20, 2019 9:09 am by Jerry Lowery

White County High School’s own Callie Marcum was named Special Olympics Coach of the Year, on May 17. Marcum is a teacher and educator with the White County School system. Marcum and the Special Olympics team were in Nashville this weekend for the state summer games. Results were not available at press time and will be published in the next edition of The Expositor. (By Jerry Lowery)

Park ranger visits Spencer Elementary School

Posted on May 20, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Jacob Young with Coltan Archer and Bill Young.


During the last few weeks at Spencer Elementary School, Jacob Young, Fall Creek Falls park ranger, came to visit us several times. He discussed the 10 essentials, the long hunter, the tomahawk, and the snakes program that Fall Creek Falls has to offer.

Abby Walling stated, “ I loved the fact he told me how to use the 10 essentials (Germ-x, leg wrap, life straw, stuffed animal, fire starter, emergency blanket, rope, and etc.)  to survive instead of just bringing them and not knowing how to use them.”

omahawk throwing by Kryssa Kersh

The long hunter program taught students … CONTINUED

Warrior Academy hosts first commencement ceremony

Posted on May 20, 2019 9:09 am by Sparta Live

By Rachel Auberger

The Warrior Academy, a program at White County High School, hosted its first ever commencement ceremony this month.

The Warrior Academy program, a program designed to give students who may struggle academically a chance to earn a high school diploma, was implemented at the start of the 2017-2018 school year by Kurt Dronebarger, director of White County schools.

Kurt Dronebarger, director of schools

“I am so thankful for Mr. Dronebarger and his vision for Warrior Academy,” said Shaun Floyd, a teacher at the Warrior Academy. “This year, we had 19 kids graduate high school that would not have been able to do so without Warrior … CONTINUED

US Bank donates to YMCA

Posted on May 20, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

US Bank, in Sparta, recently donated $3,000 to Sparta-White County YMCA. Kyle Goff, chief executive officer for the YMCA (center), is shown accepting the check from bank representatives.

BASF celebrates Earth Day with beautification project at Center Hill

Posted on May 20, 2019 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

BASF employees, in Sparta, celebrated Earth Day recently by volunteering with the Cumberland River Compact and Corps of Engineers to clean up a portion of Center Hill Lake.  Volunteers removed trash, tires, appliances, and other debris to beautify the area and reduce threats to wildlife.  Pictured are Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive, and BASF employees Jerry Bumbalough, John DiCicco, Tim Baker, Darlene Poston, James Nash, Ginger Clouse, Andy Schmitt, Stacy Prater, Tracy Dover, Jody Presley, Dale Officer, Andy Howard, Brian Tupper, Darrin Norris, Kenneth Temple and Karissa Temple. Not pictured are Darrell Graham and Hilda Cantrell.

Roberts Family Diner

Posted on May 20, 2019 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Do we deserve freedoms we have?

Posted on May 20, 2019 8:08 am by Sparta Live

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

(Poem by Lt. Col. John McCrae)

In Flanders fields the

poppies blow

Between the crosses,

row on row,

That mark our place;

and in the sky

The larks, still bravely

singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the

guns below.


We are the Dead.

Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn,

saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved,

and now we lie

In Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel

with the foe:

To you from failing hands

 we throw

The torch; be yours

to hold it high.

If ye break faith with

us who die

We shall not sleep,

though poppies CONTINUED

What is behind all the new anti-abortion proposed laws?

Posted on May 20, 2019 8:08 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

The obvious answer is the anti-abortion movement.  Is it really that simple?  No, it’s not.  Yes, the anti-abortionists are pushing stricter regulations and using the term “heartbeat” to enforce their abortion bans, but the purpose of these new laws is to eventually force Roe vs. Wade to be challenged in the Supreme Court.  The overriding hope is it will be overturned by the majority of conservative justices currently on the bench. Donald Trump and the Republican Senate approved the appointment of two Catholic judges. Why?  Because they recognized Catholics have been vehemently against abortions and birth control.  I find it rather amusing … CONTINUED

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