9 fantastic prizes for Cutest Couple contest

Posted by | January 28, 2015 2:35 pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by entering The Expositor’s “Cutest Couple” contest for an opportunity to win numerous fabulous prizes. Prizes to-date are:

(1) Valentine Gift Basket from Payless Family Pharmacy, 285 W. Turntable Rd., in Sparta

(2) One dozen red roses in an ornate vase for from A Cut Above Flowers and Gifts, in Sparta

(3) Men’s gift basket from Jim Brown’s NAPA Auto Parts, 680 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta

(4) Woman’s color and man’s haircut, Color Me Crazy Hair and Nails, 126 S. Willow Avenue, in Cookeville

(5) Couple’s photography session with a local photographer valued at $100

(6) Two, 1-hour massages (one per Read More

Art & Ale Trail announced for May 9

Posted by | January 28, 2015 1:31 pm

The Spring Art & Ale Trail has been set for May 9 and the coordinators of the event are seeking artists to participate. To become involved with the event this year, contact Tanya Rust at discoverspartatn@gmail.com.

Nathan’s announces restaurant closing

Posted by | January 28, 2015 11:26 am

Nathans Hillbilly Cuisine & BBQ, located at 5339 Old McMinnville Highway in Doyle, has announced that this weekend will be their last in business. In a post on their facebook page, owner Nathan Hawkins states, “I regretfully have to inform all our faithful friends and patrons that, due to circumstances far beyond our control, THIS WEEKEND will be the LAST one we will be able to be open. If you’ve been putting off coming in to try our food or just want to have one or two of our last good Handmade Burgers or Great old timey Country Cooking, then Thursday, Friday and Saturday wi… Read More

Quilt Guild donates to American Legion Museum

Posted by | January 28, 2015 10:44 am

Pictured left to right: Theresa Ingram, Peggy Green, American Legion Commander James Ray, Sandy Witt. Photo by Pamela Claytor

During the 2014 Quilt Show, sponsored by the Quilt Guild, the attendees were given an opportunity to make and sign a quilt block, intended to be sewn together into a quilt of valor of a wounded soldier. As the quilt was assembled, they noticed that many of the blocks were dedicated to the memory of service members who had served in wars throughout the years. The guild decided that the quilt should be placed in a public area to be appreciated by the community, and have donated it to be hung at the American Legion Museum.

Cleanup beginning at site destroyed by fire

Posted by | January 28, 2015 10:27 am

Photo by Pamela Claytor

Dumpsters have been rolled in to begin the cleanup at the remains of what was once Riverbank Books and Southern Technology, which were destroyed by fire last November.

Eastland breakfast

Posted by | January 28, 2015 10:12 am

Eastland Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser breakfast, 6-10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the fire hall, 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd. The menu will include scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits (pancakes on request). The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under. For deliveries, call the fire hall at (931) 935-8200.

Bunco Party

Posted by | January 28, 2015 9:47 am

Sparta Woman’s Club will be sponsoring a Bunco Party as a fundraising event for the club’s community projects. The event will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Sparta-White County Rescue Squad Building, 320 E. Bockman Way. The cost is $25 for a table of four per individual $7. Prizes and snacks will be provided. Club members will teach you how to play. Reservations are recommended. Bring friends for a great time. Call Sherry Hickey for information on tickets and reservations,  (931) 739-2847.

Lowery to speak at First Love Church

Posted by | January 28, 2015 9:34 am

Everyone is invited to join First Love Church as Bro. Jerry Lowery delivers the message at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015; 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4; and 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11. The title of the presentation will be “Finding Your Spiritual Gifts – a Biblical Perspective.” Special singing will be presented by Tracy Lowery. First Love Church is at 4199 Roberts-Matthews Highway, in Sparta.

Panels being installed at Rotary Veterans Park

Posted by | January 28, 2015 8:56 am

Photo by Pamela Claytor

Rotary Club members Ken Guidara, Alan Marsh and John Downs lent a helping hand to the monument company installing some of the final panels at the Veterans Park. Two panels remain.

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, Jan. 26-30

Posted by | January 28, 2015 6:00 am

ServiceLoan-58089-TaxSponsorHave you heard about IRS imposters? Tax scammers posing as the IRS call and say you owe taxes, and threaten to arrest you if you don’t pay right away. They might know all or part of your Social Security number, and they can rig caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Before you can investigate, they tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and tell them the card number. The IRS won’t ask you to pay with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, and won’t ask for a credit card number over the phone. If the IRS … Read More

Oliver joins Christian Counseling Center team

Posted by | January 28, 2015 5:54 am

Jamie Oliver, a new member of the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County, is an experienced counselor with an outstanding background. Oliver received her Bachelor of Science in psychology at Tennessee Tech, in Cookeville, and her master’s degree in mental health from Argosy University, in Nashville.  To make an appointment with Jamie, or with another counselor, call (931) 707-8200. Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County is a non-profit agency offering counseling services to residents of the Cumberland Plateau. Offices are located in Sparta, Crossville and Fairfield Glade.


Walmart donates to Chamber

Posted by | January 28, 2015 5:48 am

Walmart, in Sparta, recently donated $500 to Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. Walmart partners with local organizations to help provide revenue sources to be used for the betterment of the community.

TTU to host seminar about business planning Feb. 10

Posted by | January 28, 2015 5:40 am

A free seminar that will be presented by Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will help a hopeful entrepreneur understand the process of writing his/her very own business plan and will provide them with a business planning workbook to ensure the skills they acquire can be put to good use. “Business Planning 101” will be presented 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, on Tennessee Tech’s campus, ,at Johnson Hall, room 208, 1105 North Peachtree Ave., Cookeville.  Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at www.tsbdc.org/ttu or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.

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TTU receives veteran outreach and support award

Posted by | January 28, 2015 5:32 am

L-R: State Rep. Ryan Williams; Scott Sloan, general council of THEC; Tom Morrison, assistant executive director of THEC; Russ Deaton, interim executive director of THEC; TTU president Phil Oldham; Bobby Hodum, associate vice president of enrollment management and student success at TTU; Kevin Flanary, director of military and veterans affairs at TTU; Stephen Peterson, TTU professor of military science.

Tennessee Tech is the first Tennessee university to be formally awarded Veterans Education Transition Support Campus certification, an honor that reinforces the university’s commitment to veterans. Representatives from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission presented the certificate to TTU president Phil Oldham in a ceremony last week. The university recently created an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, which helps veterans and military dependents navigate veterans benefits and the GI bill. Staff also provide support with transitioning to and succeeding in the academic environment.

WCTE Annual Dinner March 5: “Education for a Lifetime”

Posted by | January 28, 2015 5:25 am

Sesame Street’s ‘Grover’ points out the stars to a child.

The WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS 2015 Annual Dinner will celebrate WCTE’s commitment to “Education for a Lifetime,” as well as the 20th anniversary of Stations of Imagination. This event takes place at the Leslie Town Centre, on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  The WCTE Member Reception begins at 5 p.m., General Reception opens at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be 6-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at wcte.org/annualdinner/, or call (931) 528-2222 ext. 300 for more information.

West named to Elizabethtown College Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Posted by | January 28, 2015 5:20 am

Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College has announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2014 dean’s list.

Emily West, a sophomore political science major from Sparta ( 38583), is included on the list.

To earn this recognition, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better in 14 or more credit hours, of which at least 12 credits are letter-graded course work. Only Elizabethtown’s full-time undergraduate students are eligible for this distinction.



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