The future of our nation depends on the state of our schools

Posted by | August 8, 2019 12:19 pm

Language of Liberty – By Cathy Ruse

This week, the Supreme Court declined to accept a case over whether government schools may force students to follow transgender ideology in official school policies, against science and female students’ privacy rights. They won’t be able to avoid the issue for long.

We send our children to private, Christian schools. Tuition is high; the financial burden on our family is significant. But we have determined that government schools are just not an option.

Still, I have come to believe that the future of our nation depends on the state of our public schools. Today’s government schools are a serious threat to … CONTINUED


Van Buren WIC program launches electronic transfer

Posted by | August 8, 2019 12:18 pm

The Tennessee Women, Infants and Children or WIC Program has transitioned to an electronic benefit transfer system from a paper-based method of issuing benefits. Van Buren County families participating in WIC now use their TNWIC cards instead of paper vouchers to purchase WIC-approved foods.

“We are really excited to offer TNWIC to families in Van Buren County,” said Mindy Doyle, county health director. “The new system makes purchases flow more smoothly for both shoppers and retailers, and reduces stigma for our WIC participants who can now use an electronic card for purchases instead of paper vouchers.”

With the new TNWIC system, benefits for WIC-approved foods are automatically entered … CONTINUED



Bushido Karate Center hosts grand opening to showcase new location

Posted by | August 8, 2019 12:14 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Bushido Karate Center hosted an open house and ribbon cutting to officially introduce their new facility to the public, on Aug. 6, 2019.

“We actually moved to our new building in March, but we wanted to wait until after the summer and the kids were headed back to school to host an open house,” said Rachel Auberger, owner of the martial arts center.

Auberger said the center had simply outgrown their old location on Main Street and were in desperate need of more space when their property owners, Ray and Jeannie Shafer, presented them with the option of moving into the new, spacious location, at … CONTINUED


Johnson charged with possession of methamphetamine, other drugs

Posted by | August 8, 2019 12:09 pm

Jacob Lynn Johnson

A Quebeck man is facing multiple drug charges after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped by a White County deputy after he reportedly observed the driver not wearing a seat belt.

On Aug. 2, 2019, at approximately 6:54 p.m., Deputy Steven Page, of White County Sheriff’s Office, stopped a red Impala, on Sullivan Knowles Road, in the area of the Mt. Gilead Fire Department because the driver was reportedly not wearing a seat belt.

Jacob L. Johnson, 25, of Quebeck, was a passenger in the vehicle and had an active arrest warrant in White County for a violation of probation. A … CONTINUED



Sparta Country Club asks county government for financial assistance

Posted by | August 8, 2019 12:06 pm

By Ron Moses

With membership dropping and debt rising, Sparta Country Club has asked the county for financial assistance.

Ben Holland and Betty Ruth Payne appeared before members of the county’s Steering Committee A, on Aug. 5, 2019 to provide information about the facility.

According to the representatives, Sparta Country Club is looking to convert the club pool to salt water to cut costs.

“I think they should sign it over to the county and make it a part of parks and recreation and be done with it,” said Roger Mason, county commissioner.

The budget committee had stated too much debt would come with the club if it … CONTINUED



Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | August 8, 2019 11:49 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.




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