Doyle meeting canceled May 1

Posted by | May 3, 2018 6:32 am

Mayor Ray Spivey, of Doyle, and a few of the aldermen discuss the town’s business during a meeting a few months ago. (Photo by BOBBY MCCULLEY)

The monthly meeting of Doyle’s elected officials that was scheduled to take place on May 1, 2018 was canceled because of the lack of a quorum.

One of the items that was on the board’s agenda was the continuation of discussions on animal control, which was mentioned during the board’s April meeting.

On April 3, 2018, the topic of adopting an ordinance to develop a canine breed-specific ban for the Town of Doyle was   brought forward. The reason behind adopting a ban on “pit bulls” came from a recent incident involving a “pit bull” reportedly attacking livestock and reportedly chasing a resident of Doyle.

Following discussions by board … Read More


Jolley, Bumbalough, and Parker are re-elected to county offices

Posted by | May 3, 2018 6:30 am

Following Tuesday’s Democratic Primary election, White County’s circuit court clerk, register of deeds, and road superintendent have been re-elected to continue serving for another four years.

On May 1, 2018, residents throughout White County participated in the county’s Democratic Primary to determine several positions. According to information released by the White County Election Commission Office, approximately 1,684 voters participated.

In White County, a few candidates were on the ballot for the Democratic Party primary, while the Republican Party conducted a nominating convention (caucus) to select their candidates and did not partake in a primary election. The following are the number of votes cast for each candidate during the … Read More


Mary Ann Scott Knowles

Posted by | May 2, 2018 6:06 am

Mary Ann Scott Knowles, 71, passed away, April 30, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mrs. Knowles was born June 30, 1946, in Ohio, to Clarence and Millie Scott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tommy Scott; and sisters, Kathy Scott and Kay Scott Henry.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Knowles; sisters, Sue Templeman, Jean (Ron) Martin; brothers, Ronnie (Nancy) Scott, Donnie (Debbie) Scott, Harold (Anna) Scott; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m., May 3, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be 11 a.m-1 p.m., May 3, at the … Read More


Teresa June Halfacre Dicus

Posted by | May 2, 2018 5:59 am

Teresa June Halfacre Dicus, 66, of Sparta, passed away April 30, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital.

Mrs. Dicus was born June 12, 1951, in Gainesboro, to the Everett Oplis “Elb” Halfacre and Elise Ragland Huff.

A proud Granville native, Mrs. Dicus graduated from Tennessee Tech University and was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. While attending TTU, she met her husband of 42 years, Buddy Dicus. She was a homemaker extraordinaire who loved her family and simply adored her grandsons, as she was affectionately known as “Ma” to her boys. Teresa also loved her “Birthday Girls” and was a member of the Sparta First United Methodist Church.… Read More


Van Buren County Democratic primary election results

Posted by | May 1, 2018 9:12 pm

The Following are results for the Van Buren County Democratic primary election held on May 1, 2018.

County Mayor

  • Greg Wilson – 811 (99.39%)

County Trustee

  • Tammie Hillis Clendenon – 785 (99.75%)

Sheriff

  • Eddie Dean Carter – 736 (95.21%)

Circuit Court Clerk

  • Brandy (B.J.) Baker – 605 (61.55%)
  • Joan M. Moffitt – 377 (38.35%)

County Clerk

  • Lisa Swindell Rigsby – 876 (99.89%)

Register of Deeds

  • April M. Shockley – 868 (100%)

Road Superintendent

  • Randy D. Oakes – 876 (99.66%)

See Thursday’s edition of the Van Buren Eagle/The Expositor for complete election results and details for the upcoming August general election.


White County Democratic primary election results

Posted by | May 1, 2018 8:20 pm

The Following are the results for the White County Democratic primary election held on May 1, 2018.

Circuit Court Clerk 

  • Donna Daniels – 329 (20.11%)
  • Beverly Finley Jolley – 1,307 (79.89%)

Register of Deeds

  • Martha Bumbalough – 1,346 (100%)

Road Superintendent  

  • Clay Parker – 1,275 (100%)

 See Thursday’s edition of The Expositor for complete election results and details for the upcoming August general election.

 



TTU conducting two graduation ceremonies on Saturday

Posted by | May 1, 2018 9:38 am

Tennessee Tech will award approximately 1,500 degrees in two commencement ceremonies on Saturday at the Hooper Eblen Center.

The first ceremony at 9:30 a.m. will be for graduates of the colleges of arts & sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies and the school of nursing along with graduate students from each of those colleges.

The second ceremony at 2 p.m. will include graduates of the colleges of agriculture & human ecology, business, education and fine arts as well as graduate students from each of those colleges.

Tennessee Tech president Phil Oldham will preside over commencement ceremonies while Carl Owens, a professor in the College of Education and director of … Read More


Willard “Sonny” Parks

Posted by | May 1, 2018 6:48 am

Willard “Sonny” Parks, 85, of Sparta, passed away April 30, 2018, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Teresa June Halfacre Dicus

Posted by | May 1, 2018 6:46 am

Teresa June Halfacre Dicus, 66, of Sparta, passed away April 30, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Roger Dean Webb

Posted by | May 1, 2018 6:41 am

Roger Dean Webb, 59, of Sparta, passed away April 28, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Born Sept. 2, 1958, in Auxier, Kentucky, he was the son of Elza Webb and Rachel Smith Webb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeremy; sisters, Goldie Webb, Virgie Webb Daniels, Betty Garret, Lilly Greathouse, Vonna Sue Ousley, Odell Webb, Martha Lawrence, Ruby Nichols, Minnie Webb; and brothers, Elza Webb Jr. and Elmon “Ed” Webb.

Survivors include his son, Roger D. Webb Jr.; sisters, Virginia Osborne, of Auxier, Kentucky, Cora Greathouse, of Auxier, Kentucky, Roberta Jett, of Springfield, Ohio, Cynthia Vickery, of Van Lear, Kentucky; brothers, David Webb, … Read More


Finley Clay Rice

Posted by | May 1, 2018 6:34 am

Finley Clay Rice, 60, of Sparta, passed away April 28, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Rice was born April 4, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, to Willouise Smith Rice and Kelly Franklin Rice Sr.

He worked many years as a glazier and most recently as a manufacturing supervisor. He enjoyed gardening, working in his workshop, and fishing.

Mr. Rice was preceded in death by father and a son, Jason Mock.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Rice, whom he married Oct. 31, 2008; mother, Willouise Smith Rice, of Sparta; three sons, Billy, of Ohio, Kelly, of Ohio, Nathan Rice, of Tennessee; stepson, Joseph (Amber) Tretteen; stepdaughter, Shannon (Terry) Brown; three … Read More


Martin attends TN Governor’s School for the Arts Dance Program

Posted by | May 1, 2018 6:25 am

Jada Martin

Jada Martin, a 16-year-old resident of White County, was recently selected to attend the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Dance Program.

GSFTA is a prestigious three-week intensive program held on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. During the program, Martin will live on campus and spend seven days a week completing a rigorous dance curriculum, including pointe, ballet, modern, jazz, and more taught by nationally renowned dance faculty from all over the United States. She will also receive college credit upon completion.

Martin started her dance career as a young child at Carrie’s Dance Academy, in Sparta, and with Phoneix All Stars Competition team. … Read More


Alfaro wins Vol State award

Posted by | May 1, 2018 6:16 am

Rossy Alfaro, of Sparta, has received the Positive Difference Award from Volunteer State Community College. The honor goes to a student who has made a difference in student activities. The award was presented recently at the annual Graduate Awards Night. Rossy Alfaro was unable to attend.

Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. For more information, visit volstate.edu.


Van Buren Head Start enrollment

Posted by | May 1, 2018 5:45 am

UCHRA Van Buren County Head Start is now enrolling. The goal is to promote school readiness in young children of all abilities. The program integrates social and intellectual development through the provision of education, health, nutrition, and other services. Free meals and snacks provided daily. Families can obtain assistance with seeking employment, training in numerous areas of importance to the family and community where they live. GIVE YOUR CHILD A STRONG START – GIVE THEM A HEAD START.

UCHRA Van Buren County Head Start does not discriminate against any persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion, or sexual orientation.

Please call Ashley for an … Read More


School board work session

Posted by | April 30, 2018 12:14 pm

The White County School Board will conduct a work session at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the White County Board of Education, on Baker Street. The sole purpose of this work session is to discuss the possible closing of Central View Elementary.

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