Van Buren Board of Education

Posted by | July 11, 2017 3:18 pm

The Van Buren County Board of Education will meet Monday, July 24, 2017, for a work session. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the board office located at 293 Sparta Street, Spencer, Tennessee 38585.

Jeffery Lynn Gentry charged in $43 million ponzi-scheme 

Posted by | July 11, 2017 2:21 pm

Jeffery Lynn Gentry, 40, of White County, Tennessee has been charged with wire fraud and money laundering, according to Jack Smith, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Jeffery Gentry owned and operated Gentry Brothers Tractor Supply and Gentry Auto, both located in Sparta, Tennessee.

According to federal documents the following allegations have been made by the United States government:

  • beginning in 2012 and continuing to mid-December of 2016, Gentry devised and executed a scheme to defraud and obtain money and property from investors, promising high rates of return on investments, purportedly used to purchase farm-related equipment to satisfy state contracts and producing significant profits.
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Work continues on replacing the Sparta Police Station roof

Posted by | July 11, 2017 1:40 pm

Recently, the City of Sparta approved the lowest bidder, Turner Roofing of Crossville, to replace the roof at the Sparta Police Station. 

Turner Roofing has been on site at the Bockman Way police station working this week. 

Crews are expected to complete the projected relatively soon, according to city officials. 

Commodities distribution

Posted by | July 11, 2017 10:37 am

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the White County Ag Building of the fairgrounds, at 565 Hale St., in Sparta.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards contact your local UCHRA office.

Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


Posted by | July 11, 2017 9:01 am

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.


Cookeville to welcome Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally

Posted by | July 11, 2017 8:59 am

The Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau along with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development will welcome the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley Owners Group to Cookeville for the Southern Backroads H.O.G. Rally opening ceremonies 7:15 p.m. CT July 11 at host hotel, Holiday Inn Express. Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett will be present to welcome attendees to Tennessee.

Cookeville was awarded hosting privileges more than one year ago and is the only five-day rally in the U.S. An estimated 5,000 or more Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders are expected to attend July 11-15.


Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Todd Robinson, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Regional Manager

Gary Bagwell, … Read More

More than $750,000 awarded to Tennessee colleges to support student veterans

Posted by | July 11, 2017 7:07 am

On July 10, 2017, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced that 13 colleges and universities in Tennessee will receive additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members and help them earn post-secondary degrees as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55.

THEC will award $760,781 in total Veteran Reconnect funds to support programs and services for student veterans at campuses across the state. The 2017 grant program is specifically focused on improving the assessment of prior learning for student veterans returning to college, helping them more easily convert previous military experience into college credit, and improving the transition between military service and post-secondary education. … Read More

CRMC is designated an Aetna Institute of Quality

Posted by | July 11, 2017 6:55 am

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has received three designations from Aetna:

•Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity

•Aetna Institute of Quality Total Joint Replacement Surgery Program

•Aetna Institute of Quality Spine Program

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“One of our key strategies is to continually improve … Read More

Matheny announces candidacy for seat in 6th Congressional District

Posted by | July 10, 2017 11:37 am

State Representative Paul Sherrell, of White County, shakes the hand of Judd Matheny, an eight-term Tennessee State Representative from Tullahoma, who announced his candidacy for congressman in the 6th Congressional District last week at White County Courthouse. (Photo by KIM SWINDELL WOOD)

Submitted by Judd Matheny’s campaign

Judd Matheny, an eight-term Tennessee State Representative, formally announce last week in front of the White Courthouse, that he is a candidate in the Republican primary for Congress in Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District.

Matheny is a veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard and a veteran of local and state law enforcement. He has been one of Tennessee’s most consistently conservative legislators and activists.

Matheny has been on the front lines fighting the prescription drug abuse and methamphetamine epidemics in Tennessee.

He has a perfect record protecting the unborn and the Second Amendment.

Matheny opposes illegal immigration and was just recently responsible for … Read More

Medicare questions and answers

Posted by | July 10, 2017 10:15 am

Friday, July 28

Who: TN SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)

What: Questions and answers about Medicare; SHIP will also assist with applying for extra help with Medicare costs

When: 1-3 p.m.

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: (931) 432-4150 to reserve a seat



TDCI shares carrier’s rate filings for 2018 marketplace

Posted by | July 10, 2017 8:40 am

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) releases the insurance rates requested by carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) ahead of Open Enrollment for 2018. The deadline for rate requests was July 1, and three carriers filed rates with the Department. TDCI is also making available a map of the state showing where carriers have filed forms and rates and providing examples of average premium prices for 35- and 55-year old individual purchasers.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cigna, and Oscar Health have all notified the Department they intend to offer coverage on the FFM in 2018. The following rates have been requested:

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