Warriors take region title

Posted by | February 28, 2015 8:44 pm

The Warriors captured the Region 3AAA title with a 53-45 win over Bradley Central.

They will host Lawrence County Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the sectional.


Warriorettes win region

Posted by | February 28, 2015 6:49 pm

The WCHS Warriorettes defeated Cumberland County 56-49 in the Region 3AAA championship game.  They will host Oakland Mondau at 7 p.m. in the sectional game.



Region championship/substate berths all around

Posted by | February 28, 2015 1:19 am

It was a great night for the White County and Van Buren County basketball teams in their respective region tournaments.

All four teams won their semifinal games and advanced to Saturday’s championship games.  Those wins also secured a berth in the sectional tournament.  The winners of the region get to host sectional games and the runner-ups have to go on the road.  Girls sectional games are on Monday; boys on Tuesday.

But before the region starts the teams will compete for region titles on Saturday.

The Warriorettes (28-3) will take on Cumberland County (26-4) at Ooltewah at 5 p.m.  WCHS defeated Bradley Central 64-60 in … Read More


Warriorettes outlast Bradley central in 2OT

Posted by | February 27, 2015 6:10 pm

The Warriorettes earned a spot in the Region 3AAA championship game with a 64-60 2OT win over Bradley Central.  They will take on Cumberland County at 5 p.m. Saturday at Ooltewah in the championship game.



Warriors advance to region finals

Posted by | February 27, 2015 4:05 pm

The Warriors defeated Cookeville 66-61 in the Region 3AAA semifinals and earned a spot in the region championship Saturday at 6:30 central time.



Preventing candle fires

Posted by | February 27, 2015 2:29 pm

Candles are popular decor in many homes. However, candles have also caused significant damage when used incorrectly, including 464 residential fires between 2009-2013 in Tennessee. For more information, visit TN.gov to read a statement from the State Fire Marshal’s Office concerning the safe use of candles.



Ronnie Lee Clark

Posted by | February 27, 2015 12:53 pm

Ronnie Lee Clark, 68 of Sparta, passed away Feb. 25, 2015, at the residence of family, in Algood.

Mr. Clark was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Sparta, to Hillyard Lee and Lula Edna Flatt Clark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce Roberts.

He was a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Alta Wilson Clark; children, Jennifer Grace, Tricia Hale, Greg Chapman, Carrie Roberson; grandchildren, Shawn Walker, Heather Gallagher, Brooke Chapman, Cain Chapman, Darren Chapman, Joshua Chapman; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jo Thompson, Connie Dodson and Teresa Bumbalough.

A memorial service will … Read More


Troopers honored at state banquet

Posted by | February 27, 2015 12:27 pm

Trooper Jacob Groce, Captain R.C. Christian, Trooper Kyle Herren

On Feb. 25, Tennessee Highway Patrol held their statewide THP Recognition Banquet at the Embassy Suites in Murfressboro. Pictured are Captain R.C. Christian (center), Trooper Jacob Groce (left), of White County, who placed 5th in the state for Seat Belt and Child Restraint Enforcement, and Trooper Kyle Herren (right), of White County, who placed 8th in the state for Seat Belt and Child Restraint Enforcement.


Best of You Pageant

Posted by | February 27, 2015 11:50 am

Project Graduation’s “Best of You” pageant will be held Saturday, February 28, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the White County High School Multipurpose room.

The money raised from this pageant will help this year’s seniors spend one last day celebrating with their classmates.


Masters’ Brew to close Feb. 28

Posted by | February 27, 2015 10:32 am

In a statement on their Facebook page, The Masters’ Brew has announced they will soon be closing their doors for the last time. The statement reads: “With a heavy heart we are announcing that we will be closing the doors of The Masters’ Brew at the end of the day on Saturday February 28, 2015. We will not reopen on Monday March 2, 2015. We have enjoyed the almost 3 years of business in Sparta, and have looked for every way to continue to stay open, but with business being slow we can no longer afford to spend the money needed to keep the business … Read More



WCTE hosts education and economics event

Posted by | February 27, 2015 9:18 am

WCTE will present A Community Conversation: Issues in Education and Economics on Monday, March 9, 2015, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Leslie Town Centre, in Cookeville. Co-sponsored by the Highlands Economic Partnership, this community conversation is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help communities across America address the dropout crisis. This meeting will be recorded on March 9; an edited version will air on WCTE March 26. This meeting is open to the public; interested community members are encouraged to attend. The Leslie Town Centre is located at 1 West 1st St.


‘Progress 2015′ magazine published

Posted by | February 27, 2015 8:04 am

Check out The Expositor’s most recent publication that highlights businesses and developments in the Sparta-White County area. In addition, the names and winning photos of this year’s Expositor Photo Contest can also been seen.

Click PROGRESS 2015 to view this magazine!


Outage restoration update

Posted by | February 27, 2015 7:49 am

As of 7 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27: Volunteer Energy Cooperative officials report substantial progress with outage restoration on the Cumberland Plateau, System-wide, about 7,100 VEC customers remain without power. Current outage totals are: Cumberland – 4,700; Fentress – 411; Putnam – 607; White – 740; Overton – 546; Bradley – 24; and scattered outages in Bledsoe, Polk and Meigs. The focus now is restoring feeder lines and transformers. Officials report there are plenty of materials available to complete for the work, including poles and transformers. Crews continue to work around the clock in all areas. Additional crews are in place from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, … Read More


“Welcome to Medicare” Class

Posted by | February 27, 2015 6:44 am

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices? The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting two free “Welcome to Medicare” classes at White County Public Library, in Sparta, 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C and D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud. SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.


Sparta Woman’s Club

Posted by | February 27, 2015 6:37 am

Monday, March 2

Sparta Woman’s Club

Who: Sparta Woman’s Club

What: Meeting (members please bring finger foods to share)
When: Noon

Where: First United Methodist Church, downstairs

Contact: (931) 739-2847


Hickory Valley breakfast

Posted by | February 27, 2015 6:36 am

Saturday, Feb. 28

Hickory Valley breakfast

Who: Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department

What: Breakfast (country ham, eggs, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, drinks, $7 adults, $5 for children 10 and under)

When: 6-10 a.m.

Where: Fire hall

 


Quebeck-Walling Community Club

Posted by | February 27, 2015 6:35 am

Saturday, Feb. 28

Soup/chili night and bingo

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Bring an unwrapped item for the prize table

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center

Contact: (931) 657-1009


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