Who is Jesus?

Posted by | June 8, 2017 5:26 am

By Eric Williams – Fellowship Renewed Church

Whether you buy something from a store, online, or through LSN, you don’t find yourself needing to know the ins and outs of the person selling you the product, do you? Most likely you want to know about the product itself. But, what if you did want to know about the person. If you asked and didn’t get this information, would it stop you from being able make the purchase? The answer is no, it wouldn’t. We don’t need to know about the person selling us a product. Why then should we seek to understand intimate details about Jesus? Isn’t He … Read More


Summer Reading Programs are in full swing at White County Library

Posted by | June 8, 2017 5:24 am

White County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is always filled with surprises and fun, while also educating the children. Pictured from one of the programs in 2015 are (L-R) Cathy Farley, library director; Dana Gorter, children’s librarian; Michael Hale, assistant library director; and Erin Savage, former teen service librarian.

The White County Public Library is excited about its various Summer Reading Programs for children and teens, as well as adults.

This year’s theme for the summer-long program is “Build a Better World.”

Already, the children’s summer program has gotten off to a great start. A large crowd of children enjoyed a day interacting and enjoying Barry Mitchell’s Smile-Maker Show, on June 1, 2017. The children’s summer reading program will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursdays, through the end of July, at Sparta First United Methodist Church, at 23 N. Church St.

“The library is incredibly excited for another year of Summer Reading,” stated Michael Hale, assistant … Read More


$137.1 million needed for infrastructure in White County

Posted by | June 8, 2017 5:15 am

According to a report that has been released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, White County needs $137.1 million for infrastructure improvements.

Recently, the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations released its annual report on Tennessee’s public infrastructure needs. According to the report, Tennessee needs at least $43.4 billion of infrastructure improvements for the five-year period of July 2015 through June 2020.

Infrastructure improvements needed for White County are estimated at $137.1 million, a significant increase of $40.4 million since last year’s report, according to the new report released by TACIR. That’s an approximate 41.8 percent increase.

The 2017-2018 report has been determined by the information … Read More


Pet Idol 2017: Cutest Pet Contest

Posted by | June 7, 2017 2:01 pm

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.

The winner will receive a $100 gift card!

ENTER YOUR PET FOR FREE!
Deadline: Photos must be received at the Expositor by 5 p.m., JUNE 9.
Ways to enter:
1. Email photos to: PetIdol@spartalive.com
(Include your pet’s name, your name, address & phone number).
2. Bring photos to our office (34 W Bockman Way, Sparta)

VOTING BEGINS JUNE 15!
• Visit SpartaLive.com/Pet-Idol-2017 to View … Read More


White County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a SWAT training course

Posted by | June 7, 2017 11:31 am

Currently, the White County Sheriff’s Department is hosting and instructing a basic SWAT intro training course this week for twenty-three law enforcement officers from across the State of Tennessee.

Law enforcement officers from various agencies across Tennessee including, Chattanooga Police, Hardeman County Sheriff,  Baxter Police, Fayette County Sheriff, Montgomery County Sheriff, Milan Police, Henderson County Sheriff, White County Sheriff, Mount Juliet Police, and Monterey Police are learning and practicing basic SWAT skills.

This course is being provided by the White County Sheriff’s Department Training Division and is being assisted by other instructors from across the state.

The focus of this training course is to provide the necessary skill … Read More


American Legion elects new officers

Posted by | June 7, 2017 10:02 am

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at a scheduled monthly meeting new officers were installed for 2017.

James Ray, Commander

Mark T. Tylka, Vice Commander

Ray Anderson, Adjutant

Walter Buttrum, Chaplain

Larry Officer, Finance Officer

Bob Carlsen, Service Officer

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization and has been operating bosting of 2.4 million members worldwide.

The American Legion has influenced many social changes in America and won hundreds of benefits for veterans and was instrumental in starting many important programs for children and youth.

Sparta post 99 was established in the early 1920’s organizing veterans in our area.  A recent drive … Read More


Jo Ann Gwynn Boone

Posted by | June 7, 2017 6:47 am

Jo Ann Gwynn Boone, 61, of Sparta, passed away June 6, 2017, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


TCAT-Crossville hosting open house

Posted by | June 7, 2017 5:18 am

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT)-Crossville will host a high school to college open house from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, for area high school students to learn more about available training programs, dual enrollment opportunities, and admissions.

During open house, students in grades 9-12 and parents may come to TCAT Crossville at 910 Miller Ave., between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to tour the campus, learn more about available training programs, and meet instructors.

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee. For more information about TCAT-Crossville programs, visit … Read More


Dycus installed as president of the Tennessee Dental Association

Posted by | June 7, 2017 5:14 am

Dr. Richard Dycus

Dr. Richard Dycus, a Cookeville dentist, was installed as the 2017-2018 Tennessee Dental Association president during the association’s 150th annual session in Gatlinburg.

Dycus has served the TDA as Trustee, Fourth District President, Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee, Steering Committee, Dental Care Council, and Legislative Council. On the national level, Dycus has served the American Dental Association as a delegate and on the Council on Dental Benefits.


Tennessee Tech’s impact on cybersecurity continues to expand with first Ph.D. graduate

Posted by | June 7, 2017 5:09 am

Vitaly Ford is the first Ph.D. candidate to earn a doctorate in computer science at TTU.

With recent news of one of the largest cyberattacks in history, it is clear that developing the field of cybersecurity should be a priority. One of Tennessee Tech University’s latest contributions to that field is Vitaly Ford, the first Ph.D. candidate to earn a doctorate in computer science at Tech.

The subject of Ford’s doctoral thesis was on cybersecurity and privacy issues in the Smart Grid, which identified risks and solutions in the technology that controls electrical energy usage. Ford enrolled in Tech’s graduate program in computer science in 2012. He earned … Read More


Stone Seminary Road burglary

Posted by | June 7, 2017 5:00 am

According to Putnam County Sheriff Department, on May 26, 2017, Michael Christopher Poston, 48, of Cookeville,  was arrested following an investigation of a residential burglary on Stone Seminary Road. The residence was broken into twice within two months. Guns, coins and other valuables were taken. Poston was in possession of some of the items at the time of his arrest. His bond was set at $30,000. He is scheduled to appear in Putnam County General Sessions Court, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.


Robinson Chapel decoration

Posted by | June 6, 2017 3:33 pm

Saturday, June 24

Who: Robinson Chapel Cemetery

What: Decoration

When: Lunch at noon (hamburgers and hot dogs provided; please bring a covered dish)

Where: Cemetery




Calvary Baptist VBS

Posted by | June 6, 2017 6:58 am

Mon.-Thurs., June 19-22

Who: Calvary Baptist Church

What: Vacation Bible School (theme is “Trek to Wildcat Mountain”); classes for ages 4-12

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where 4417 Roberts-Matthews Highway, in Sparta

Contact: For transportation call (931) 704-0036; for other information call (931) 738-5260


Doyle Nazarene homecoming

Posted by | June 6, 2017 6:57 am

Sunday, June 11

Who: Doyle Church of the Nazarene

What: Homecoming featuring the Caravan Singers; morning speaker will be Bro. Elbert Smith, husband of Diane Savage Smith who was raised at the church; lunch will follow and then the Caravan Singers will perform again in the afternoon

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Church, 1011 E. Gooseneck Rd., in Doyle


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