Special Olympics t-shirts on sale now!

Posted by | March 26, 2015 3:01 pm

The design for the 2015 t-shirt

The Upper Cumberland Special Olympics t-shirt sale is kicking off! This t-shirt sale is for the entire Upper Cumberland, which includes 14 counties. The Special Olympics team wants to paint our region sky blue on May 1. Designate a person at your school or office to take orders and get them back as soon as you can. The last day to order will be April 24 by 3 p.m. so we can have your shirts back by the wear date of May 1. Nancy Benningfield, Jill McCulley and Dawn Brady will be collecting orders for t-shirts.



Softball game cancelled today

Posted by | March 26, 2015 2:36 pm

The WCHS softball game at Cumberland County Thursday has been cancelled due to the weather.  A rescheduled time has not been set yet.


Tennessee Heart celebrates open house, ribbon cutting

Posted by | March 26, 2015 1:46 pm

Photo by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Heart, a part of Cookeville Regional Medical Center, celebrated their grand opening at their new Sparta location, at 207 E. Bockman Way, with an open house and ribbon cutting. Pictured left to right are: Sarah Williams, human resources; Patrice Randolph, R.N.; Kristy Reecer, receptionist; Kim Matthew, L.P.N.; Alan Tatum, of Payless Pharmacy; Joshua Spencer, M.D. (cardiologist); Paul Korth, CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center; Robert F. Baker Jr, M.D., family practitioner; Margie Baker, manager for Dr. Baker’s office; Henrietta Goodwin, of NHC; Donna McSpadden, CEO of Tennessee Heart; and Scott William, COO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center. All pictured are of Tennessee Heart unless denoted.… Read More


Don’t forget the permit

Posted by | March 26, 2015 1:23 pm

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that outdoor burning requires a permit through May 15. If you are burning a leaf or brush pile that is smaller than 8 feet by 8 feet in size, log on to www.burnsafetn.org to secure a permit.For a larger burn, apply for a permit by calling your local Division of Forestry burn permit phone number Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In White County, call (931) 657-2410. Burn permits are free. Residents should check with their city and county government for any local restrictions.


21st Annual Bon Air Mountain History Fair

Posted by | March 26, 2015 1:12 pm

The Bon Air Mountain Historical Society will host its 21st Annual Bon Air Mountain History Fair, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015, at BonDeCroft Elementary School. Everyone is invited. For more information call (931) 935-5424 or (931) 739-2904. A lunch fundraiser will be noon-2 p.m. Scheduled bus tours will take place to Eastland and Clifty.


Goodwill job fairs

Posted by | March 26, 2015 12:13 pm

PUTNAM, WHITE, OVERTON AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES- The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a virtual job fair for Staffing Solutions in Sparta, Livingston, Cookeville and Spencer from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.

PUTNAM, WHITE, CUMBERLAND AND SMITH COUNTIES- The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville, will host a virtual job fair for Wise Staffing in Cookeville, Sparta, Gordonsville and Crossville from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, April 3. More information is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.

PUTNAM AND CUMBERLAND COUNTIES- The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave., will host a virtual job fair for Lowe’s Home Improvement in Cookeville and Crossville from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.… Read More



Shoplifting report leads to arrest of Spencer woman

Posted by | March 26, 2015 10:51 am

A Spencer woman who had reportedly shoplifted from Walmart is now facing further charges, as Sparta Police officers state that she also had illegal drugs in her possession. Cassie Ilan Hillis is facing charges of possession of schedule IV drugs, possession of schedule VI drugs, theft under $500, possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. For more information on the arrest, see today’s edition of The Expositor.


Highway 111/Taft Church project on TDOT backlog

Posted by | March 26, 2015 10:35 am

Photo by Pamela Claytor

Tennessee Department of Transportation has a long list of 254 backlogged projects, in excess of $6.1 billion, that affects nearly every county in the state, including White County, with a 2013 grade separation project at the intersection of Highway 111 and Taft Church Road on hold. For more information on the project and the TDOT backlog, see today’s edition of The Expositor.


Hill honored with IMPACT award

Posted by | March 26, 2015 9:34 am

Photo by Sean Setters Photography

Herman Hill, of Sparta, was awarded during the third annual IMPACT Cookeville awards for his service and dedication to the community.

To read more about Hill’s life and accomplishments, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.


Moeller celebrates 25 years

Posted by | March 26, 2015 9:24 am

Moeller Marine Employees come together to celebrate a remarkable milestone.

Moeller Marine has been the premier manufacturer of fuel systems for the marine industry and provided domestic services as well as international. Moeller is a division of the Moore Company, which is a privately held U.S. corporation.

The President and CEO of the Moore Company, Dana R. Barlow, came to celebrate with Moeller along with the Executive Vice President, Alexandra Moore. The employees at Moeller Marine help keep the business at the top of the market.

“This team has done such a sufficient job with inventory management, keeping product rolling, and keeping product turning,” said Barlow. “Through efficient manufacturing processes, we have been able to maximize the current facility.”

“We have been a plastics house all our existence and we compete against people who manufacture aluminum fuel tanks,” said Barlow.… Read More


Gas patrol

Posted by | March 26, 2015 7:50 am

All prices are for regular gas. Prices were effective March 24, 2015.

Murphy USA 149 Sam Walton Dr. $2.11
Raceway 315 E. Bockman Way $2.13
Sunoco 556 W. Bockman Way $2.15
Shell 144 Taft Church Rd. $2.19
BP 579 N. Spring St. $2.19
Exxon 632 Roosevelt Dr. and Sewell Dr. $2.19
Exxon 440 W. Bockman Way $2.19
Shell 708 W. Bockman Way $2.25
Jose’s Mystic 1714 Roberts-Matthews Hwy. $2.49

Head Start centers accepting applications

Posted by | March 26, 2015 7:23 am

LBJ&C Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free and comprehensive services to children 3-5 years of age from low-income families in a full day program. Children who attend LBJ&C Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities, receive free medical and dental care, free healthy meals, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe environment. For more information contact the Sparta Head Start Center at (931) 836-2615 and the BonDeCroft Head Start Center at (931) 935-8420.


Medical Reserve Corps volunteers needed

Posted by | March 26, 2015 7:16 am

When flooding, deadly tornadoes or other disasters strike in Tennessee, there’s a dedicated group of volunteers ready to provide assistance. They’re members of the Medical Reserve Corps, a network of community-based volunteers who can support critical work to restore health and safety during and following emergencies. Persons interested in volunteering may do so online at http://health.tn.gov/volunteer/. The online registration process allows the Tennessee Department of Health to identify those with skills, talents or interests that could be of value in protecting or preserving public health during an emergency.  MRC volunteers are provided opportunities for orientation and training.


Chamber names Bullock as new president

Posted by | March 26, 2015 6:46 am

During a special meeting, the board for Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce  appointed a new president. The new director was selected from 30 applicants; he attended Tennessee Tech from 1976-1981, and LSAVTS from 1981-1983. He has served as a Hewlett Packard Advanced Systems Representative in Huntsville Alabama, taught Information Systems classes at Vanderbilt University and MET 545 at Nashville State Technical Institute. He founded a thriving Keller Williams Real Estate office on the North Carolina Coast, where he also organized the largest kayaking event in that state.

Marvin Bullock has owned property in White County since the nineties. He helped with the Friends of Scott’s Gulf to secure the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness Area.… Read More


Happy 85th birthday

Posted by | March 26, 2015 6:38 am

Henry Bethel Davis celebrated his 85th birthday, on March 4, 2015. Sharing the day with him is his wife Lillie Mae Prater Davis. Henry is a patient at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.



Serenity Thrift to open store in former Walmart location

Posted by | March 25, 2015 11:19 am

Serenity Pointe founder Debbie Morrison has announced that the organization will be opening a Serenity Thrift store in the former Walmart building on Mose Drive on May 1. The store’s mission is to fund local charities, particularly local food banks, through their sales. There are already several locations operating in surrounding areas, including Spencer and Dunlap. Stores are also planned for McMinnville and Nashville.


Coach Zac joins in Literacy Night fun

Posted by | March 25, 2015 10:23 am

Photo by Pamela Claytor

Coach Zac Henningan showed he was a good sport by joining in on a science experiment during Literacy Night. The scientist, Mr. Richie, put Coach Zac inside a giant bubble.


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