WCMS Warriorettes vs. Coffee County (Feb. 27 game)

Posted by | March 4, 2019 12:11 pm

A White County Middle School Warriorette softball player is shown at-bat during a Feb. 27 game (Photo by JAMIE MCCORMACK)

White County Middle School Warriorettes watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 14-1 loss to Coffee County Middle, on Feb. 27, 2019.

Coffee County Middle scored 14 runs in the first three innings to take a commanding lead. The White County Middle School Warriorettes struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Coffee County Middle, giving up 14 runs.  Sparta could only add one more run in the third inning when Ashlyn Rohlander scores on a single by Abigayle Finan.

Savannah Barr started the game for the WCMS Warriorettes. She allowed four hits and seven runs over one … Read More


WCMS Warriors vs. Coffee County (Feb. 25 game)

Posted by | March 4, 2019 12:07 pm

Both teams were strong on the mound, on Feb. 25, but Coffee County was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over White County Middle School Warriors. Seth Greene started the game for White County Middle School Warriors 2019 and recorded 17 outs.

The Warriors opened up scoring in the first inning. Blake Steele drove in one when he singled.  Coffee County pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Jacob Holder doubled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run and an error scored one run for Coffee County .

Aiden Robertson led things off on the hill … Read More


WCMS Warriorettes vs. Coffee County (Feb. 26 game)

Posted by | March 4, 2019 12:02 pm

White County Middle School Warriorettes watched the game slip away early, on Feb. 26, 2019, and couldn’t recover in a 6-3 loss to Coffee County Middle. Coffee County Middle scored on a single and a sacrifice fly in the first inning making the score 1-0. Coffee County had strong pitching going five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out four and walking zero.

Savannah Barr led things off on the rubber for the Warriorettes. She lasted five innings, allowing 13 hits and six runs while striking out one.  Abigayle Finan led the Warriorettes with three hits in three at-bats.

Coffee started out in the first inning … Read More



Howard newest member of educational society

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:47 am

Sydney Howard (holding the certificate) is a newly installed member to Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (a society for key women educators). Those who installed her at the February meeting were Deborah Alspaugh, Gail Adcock, and Lisa Will Yoder.


Payless Family Pharmacy wins Pharmacy Team of the Year

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:41 am

Front row: L-R: Jennifer Tatum-Cranford, PharmD/Owner, and Joyce Tatum, owner; back row, L-R: Joe Martin, Pharm.D.; Kim Dunham, Rebecca Presley, Ricki Passons, Tanda Quay, Vicki Stoner, Lyndsey Bryant, Lauren Johnson, Pharm.D., and Julia Wallace.

On Feb. 23, 2019, in Orlando, Florida, Payless Family Pharmacy, in Sparta, won the prestigious award of Pharmacy Team of the Year at the annual Pharmacy Development Solutions Conference.

This award is given to only one pharmacy each year. It recognizes the highest performing community pharmacy team in the nation based upon ability to overcome industry challenges, leadership, and community involvement. Payless Family Pharmacy is one of over 21,000 independent pharmacies in the nation and has been a part of the White County community since 1993.

The staff of Payless Family Pharmacy faced many challenges, in 2018, particularly the death of their founder and leader, Alan Tatum, DPh. … Read More


President Trump speaks his mind

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:38 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

I often wonder when people talk about how could you support that vulgar President Trump? Sometimes I ask, and, sure enough, they have never really listened to a President Trump speech. And when they say that, you know they really have no idea what they are talking about.

So, I am giving you a report today on what happened when the president spoke at CPAC. And to my mind, it was a little bit like a Sunday evening church service. If you have been to one of those or another gathering of folks in one mind and united around one goal, … Read More


Sometimes silence is best option but not for Marsha Blackburn

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:34 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

I have to give Marsha Blackburn credit; being elected a senator has not changed her one bit from how she functioned as a congresswoman from Tennessee.  Her recent comments and opinion column, in the Tennessean, confirm that.  She is extremely astute to what her supporters need and/or want to hear from her.  Senator Blackburn also knows what her corporate handlers need her to say and do so they can be assured they are getting their money’s worth.

To say that Senator Blackburn doesn’t support The Green New Deal is a given.  Donald Trump doesn’t support it or the realities of climate change … Read More


Capitol Hill Week

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:32 am

State Senator Paul Bailey, of White County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 1, 2019 — A resolution I am co-sponsoring that asks the federal government to change the flawed reimbursement formula currently paid to Tennessee hospitals for Medicare patients was approved by the full Senate on Thursday.  Enactment of a fair reimbursement rate would help struggling hospitals in Tennessee, which receive disproportionately low payments compared to other areas of the country for the same services.  Reimbursements in our state are among the lowest in the country.

Senate Joint Resolution 98 asks Tennessee’s representatives in Congress and the U.S. Department of Health to fix the flawed formula, which is critical to the state’s healthcare system.

While the original … Read More


Don’t let the river move without you

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:30 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

I noticed last week that someone had posted they found a boat freely drifting with the flooded river. This reminded me of a 200-year-old story I recently read.

In the late 1700s, a town was settled and built on the Mississippi River. What started out as a settlement grew into the thriving economic town of Rodney, Mississippi. The town of Rodney actually missed becoming the state capital by three votes. But, in the years that followed, something happened to the bustling town, of Rodney, that took it from a port city of commerce to what is now a ghost town.

Over many … Read More


Sheriff department vehicle crashes on Smithville Highway

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:29 am

James Edward Youngblood, 51, of Smithville, was charged with failure to exercise due care and driving on roadways laned for traffic after he collided with a White County Sheriff Department vehicle, on Feb. 23, which was driven by Deputy Mark Evans. (Photos submitted by TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL)

A deputy with White County Sheriff department was involved in a two-vehicle crash Feb. 23 that ended with the driver of the other vehicle facing two charges.

James Edward Youngblood, 51, of Smithville, was driving a 2010 Toyota Tacoma and was traveling west on Smithville Highway. Mark Bailey Evans, 43, of Van Buren County, who serves as a deputy with White … Read More



Eddie Lester: a survivor’s story

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:17 am

Eddie Lester

By Rachel Auberger

Every winter, Eddie Lester would grow a thick, full beard. Every spring, when the dreary, cold weather left, he would shave it off. In the spring of 2013, something was different. When he shaved his beard, he found a large bulge on the left side of his neck. A tumor had been growing under his winter beard.

“I knew something was not normal about it,” Lester said. “I don’t usually go to the doctor, but I knew I needed to have this checked out.”

A trip to Upper Cumberland Ear, Nose, and Throat and Dr. Thomas Lawrence confirmed Lester’s suspicions. Dr. Lawrence delivered … Read More


Kid Scoop scholarship winner

Posted by | March 4, 2019 9:00 am

The Expositor presented a $1,000 Kid Scoop Scholarship to Chet Roberts, a third-grade student at Doyle Elementary, during a special event at White County Library, on Feb. 28, 2019.  The scholarship was presented in memory of former Expositor publisher Jim Shanks who passed away, in August 2018.

For the past year, The Expositor, Rotary Club of Sparta, Friends of White County Library, and Duck Pond Manor have sponsored a weekly page that was published in The Expositor and designed for students in grades 3-5. Each page features a high-interest theme with puzzles and activities to reinforce vocabulary and concepts related to the theme. Students who participated in the … Read More


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