Financial responsibility for drivers has arrived

Posted by | January 7, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Major changes for drivers began on January 1, 2002, due to the passing of an amendment to Tennessee’s financial responsibility law.
This amendment requires drivers to provide proof of financial responsibility when cited for any moving violation, auto accident or during roadblock checks of vehicle registration and license.
“The rush we are seeing now is the people that want to comply with the law,” said John Cheek of Cheek Insurance.
“Uninsured motorist coverage is one of the best coverages you can have for the dollar; we won’t write a policy without it.”
Cheek stated he thought it would be interesting to see how effective is the … Read More


Barn destroyed by fire

Posted by | January 7, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on Wilson-Brock Road. The barn, owned by Jerry Roberts, was a total loss.
BonDeCroft Fire Department arrived on the scene at approximately 9:05 a.m., Jan. 4, 2002, and found the barn totally engulfed in flames. Approximately six firemen worked together to extinguish the fire. Eastland Fire Department arrived at approximately 9:55 a.m. and lent their assistance. Corporal Joey Jones and Deputy Darren Gongaware of the White County Sheriff’s Department were also on the scene. Authorities were on the scene until approximately 10:30 a.m. The cause of the fire was unknown.
Tragic fire at local residence
Fire destroyed a White … Read More


Homeward bound for 2002

Posted by | January 7, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
White County Community Hospital’s first baby of the
new year was ready to go home, and decked out in her red outfit. Chloe’ LeShay Smith made her joyous arrival at 9:20 p.m., Jan. 2, 2002. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was
20 1/2 inches long. Her mother, Lori Brown, was excited about the new arrival, and big sister Aly Smith, 3,
gave the camera her smile of approval. The beautiful quilt draped across mom’s lap was a gift from the Stitch, Sew, and Share Quilt Club. White County Community Hospital gave Lori a combination stroller-car seat for her bundle of joy. They will … Read More


Dorothy Carter

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Dorothy Carter, 66, of Spencer, passed away Dec. 30, 2001, at White County Community Hospital.
Carter was born March 18, 1935, in White County, to Cordell Hull Carter and Maude Ellen Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one brother, Royce Carter of Lanesville, Ind.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Jan. 1, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Rose Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Thomas Davis officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Carsey Chaffin

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Carsey Chaffin, 80, of Gainesboro, passed away Dec. 31, 2001, in Celina.
Chaffin was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Jackson County, to Darvis and Ova Loftis Chaffin.
He was a member of Free State Church of Christ in Jackson County and was a retired farmer.
Chaffin was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Jones Chaffin.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Brown Stafford and Deborah and Jimmy Strong all of Gainesboro; two brothers, Thurman Chaffin of Blairsville, Ga. and Hugh Chaffin of Lewisburg; one sister, Willie Gentry of Gainesboro; and two grandchildren, Tony Stafford of Gainesboro and Scottie Strong of Cookeville.
Services were held at … Read More


Eloise H. Saylors

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Eloise H. Saylors, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 1, 2002, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.
Saylors was born June 3, 1926, in Sparta, to Ira and Celina Hensley Kinnaird.
She had been employed with AAA Insurance.
Saylors was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clay Saylors and her parents.
Survivors include one son, William J. Saylors of Sparta and two sisters, Mary Jones of Sparta and Janet Acuff of Atlanta.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 3, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial in Saylors Cemetery. Chad Ramsey will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Charles P. Scott

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Charles P. Scott, 76, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 31, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Scott was born June 10, 1925, in White County, to Clark Scott and Lola Burgess Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Emma Francis Scott; and one brother, Fate Scott.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie M. Bray Scott of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Denny Robinson of Sparta; one son, Charles Scott Jr. of Sparta; one sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Floro Mackie of Sparta; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Shirley Scott of Ohio; sister-in-law, Dimple Scott of Sparta; and two grandchildren; Brooke Clemow and … Read More


Eloise (Tootsie) Sparkman Simpson

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Eloise (Tootsie) Sparkman Simpson, 80, of Alabama, formerly of Sparta, passed away Dec. 31, 2001.
Simpson was retired from Electric Heating and Supply Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Simpson.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Hatter of Reece City, Ala.; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Tommy and Ann Simpson of Rome, Ga.; one brother, D.J. Sparkman of Huntsville, Ala.; one sister-in-law, Elsie Sparkman of Burke, Va.; grandchildren, Lera and Taylor Simpson and Marcus Hatter; and special friend,
Freddie Freeman.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 2, 2002, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Attalla, Ala. David Jones officiated.… Read More


William Quill Scott

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

William Quill Scott, 67, of Santa Ana, Calif., passed away Dec. 26, 2001, in California.
Scott was born Oct. 27, 1934, in Tennessee, to James P. Scott and Ethel Mai Taylor Scott.
He was preceded in death by parents.
Survivors include his wife, Digna Scott of California; one brother, James Scott; and one aunt, Elsie Jean Evens.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 4, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Scott Cemetery. Bro. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



WCHS starts 2002 off with district foe, Lebanon

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
No that’s not a fake background behind the Warriorettes.
That is the actual view from the Lake Chatuge Lodge in Hiawassee, Georgia.
The Warriorettes are ready to make some noise in 2002 after ending 2001 with the championship of the Battle of the States, and have won four straight games.
Pictured above, front row (left to right):
Christy Walls, Amanda Lewis, Natalee Anderson, Danielle Allen, Candace Barrow, Stephanie Wilkerson, Taylor Hess and Jensen Swindell.
Back row:
Bobby Haile, assistant coach, Brooke Sunday, Brittany Farley, Samantha Hickey, Lindsey Seevers, Hannah Hacker, Rachel Hammond, Allison Bradley and Todd Hess, head coach.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Tragedy struck area farm

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Emergency 911 dispatched several fire departments to the scene of a barn fire on Board Valley Road on Dec. 31, 2001. The fire was a tremendous loss to owner Dave Hacker. Chief Lew Betterton of the Cherry Creek Fire Department said, “The fire consumed the barn, one years’ supply of hay, a John Deer tractor, a four wheeler and a mule.”
At approximately 9:53 a.m., Monday, both Cherry Creek Fire Department and Sparta Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a barn fire on Board Valley Road. Neighbors stood by and watched as flames and smoke billowed from the structure.
Caney Fork Electric was called … Read More


State Treasurer to speak at Chamber of Commerce dinner

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Steve Adams, Treasurer of the State of Tennessee, will be the guest speaker for the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner and installation of officers to be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 17, 2002, at Sparta Civic Center. Adams will be January 1987,
when he was elected State Treasurer by the 95th General Assembly.
According to Chamber of Commerce President Wallace Austin, Adams will give a non-political talk on the financial situation of the State of Tennessee, and how chamber members will be affected in the future. Adams will impart his knowledge discussing Sparta and White County’s role in business and commerce.
Adams, a native of Marshall County, received … Read More


Headlines that inspired readers in 2001

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The new year was celebrated in many ways, and White County was no exception for a variety of ways to ring in 2002. Many churches gathered for candlelight vigils and gospel singings, while many people chose to stay awake to watch the clock’s hands move past the midnight mark.
In a community where friends and neighbors celebrate triumphs and make resolutions for a brand new era, The Expositor has decided to review the positive stories of 2001.
-The most awaited event for any new year is the birth of the first new year’s baby, and White County registered 2001’s first arrival on Jan. 3. Amanda … Read More


A weekend rancher puts his stock in White County

Posted by | January 3, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Gone are his formal slacks and crisp dress shirt.
His polished loafers have been exchanged for sturdy work boots, and a heavy barn coat covers buttoned flannel tucked into worn blue jeans.
Now, it’s time to tend to the cattle.
“That little brown one and that little gray one I found on December 26th,” he says, pointing toward two new calves who frolic in a nearby field.
This rancher resembles other cattle owners and farmers of White county, and passers-by would mistake him for a full-time cattleman the way he’s tending to his stock.
But Wallace Glen Austin, the gentleman in these work clothes, is the … Read More


Ola Edward Spivey

Posted by | December 31, 2001 12:00 am

Ola Edward Spivey, 62, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 22, 2001.
Spivey was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Littie Rosette (Rosey) Emerton Spivey; one daughter, Rose Denise Spivey; one brother, Eldon Spivey; and one sister, Dorothy Fish.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Ann Shoemake Spivey of Sparta; one son, Ralph Spivey of Sparta; three daughters, Sherrie Frasier, Teresa Duke and Sandie Faught all of Nashville; five brothers, Elza Spivey of Springfield, Clyde Spivey of Sparta, Wayne Spivey of
Doyle, Sammy Spivey of Cookeville and Ronnie Spivey of Crossville; three sisters, Christine Brady of Franklin, Ky., Wilma Brady of Adairville, Ky. and Virginia Presley … Read More


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