Bank robbery suspects pursued

Posted by | August 24, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement officers have been in pursuit of alleged suspects who reportedly robbed one of the banks in Sparta. The chase took officers across Highway 111, onto Fred Hill Road toward Jeff’s Body Shop, with officers ending their pursuit as the car wrecked near White County Lumber Company.
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Bank robbery suspects apprehended

Posted by | August 24, 2008 12:00 am

Two people have been charged in connection with a robbery that occurred at the East Bockman Way branch of Citizens Bank on Friday afternoon.

Tim C. Roberts, 50, and Jennie Sue Langford, 45, were arrested by law enforcement officers after a chase that ended when the alleged suspects’ vehicle crashed on Sullivan Knowles Road, near White County Lumber Company.
According to Investigator Allen Selby, of Sparta Police, emergency personnel at E-911 dispatched officers to the bank after a report of a male subject wearing a mask, as well as a panic alarm received from the bank’s alarm company.
Patrolman J.T. King, of Sparta Police Department, was the first Read More

Bank robbery

Posted by | August 22, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement officers have been in pursuit of alleged suspects who reportedly robbed one of the banks in Sparta. The chase took officers across Highway 111, onto Fred Hill Road toward Jeff’s Body Shop, with officers ending their pursuit as the car wrecked near White County Lumber Company.


Vehicle pursuit ends in crash

Posted by | August 22, 2008 12:00 am

Law enforcement officers are still looking for the alleged suspect who led them on a high-speed vehicle pursuit Tuesday afternoon that, at times, exceeded 90-plus miles per hour ending in DeKalb County, followed by a foot chase.

 According to Deputy Chadra Daniels, of White County Sheriff Department, Audria Lee Ann Estes was being sought for two active warrants. Daniels spotted Estes at the intersection of West Bockman Way and Mayberry Street. Daniels attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but Estes reportedly headed west, on Highway 70, at a high rate of speed.
Estes crashed her purple, two-door Chevrolet Cavalier next to Hillcrest Restaurant and took off on foot … Read More

One suspect apprehended, two still at-large

Posted by | August 22, 2008 12:00 am

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A manhunt continues as of 9:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, for two of three suspects who were reportedly involved in a vehicle pursuit with Tennessee Highway Patrol on Thursday.
The incident began when Trooper Michael Loftis attempted to pull over a black extended cab 2002 Ford F-150 pickup for following another vehicle too closely near mile marker 287 on I-40. The pursuit continued down I-40 and ended at Hampton’s Crossroads, in White County, when the truck ran into the side of the building at Herron’s Auto Sales. Authorities found ammunition for various weapons in the wrecked pickup, but no guns were recovered.
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What?

Posted by | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

    Okay in my wandering around the Internet, I came across some interesting comments about the Olympics and the coverage thereof by NBC.  It was some of these things that made me want to climb up on my soapbox, but I’m sure those people who are writing them don’t want to hear from me so if you are unlucky to be reading this, I guess I’ll just vent to you.
    I think when Usain Bolt from Jamaica won the 100-meter race; it got a lot of people started on this topic I am about to discuss.  Now first let me say, I think Usain Bolt is incredible as far … Read More


Manhunt in progress

Posted by | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

A manhunt was underway as of 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21. Law enforcement officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol, White County Sheriff Department and other agencies are in the area of Hampton’s Crossroads.


WCHS golf drops home match to Cookeville

Posted by | August 21, 2008 12:00 am

Concentrating. J.T. Randolph, a senior member of the Warrior golf team concentrates on a putt. He led the Warriors with a 38 against Cookeville on Tuesday.

Looking for the hole. Warriorette freshman golfer, Allison Geer, watches as her ball heads toward the hole during a recent match. Geer and senior, Katelyn Kirby, each tallied 40’s for WCHS on Tuesday when they hosted Cookeville, who took the victory in both girls’ and boys’ action. WCHS is scheduled to travel to Cumberland County Monday, but that match is still tentative due to the school situation in that county.

    The White County High School golf teams played host to neighboring Cookeville … Read More



Sparta defeats Cookeville!

Posted by | August 20, 2008 12:00 am

Quarterback Cole Bohannon get the Warrior offense moving.

Gang tackle. A whole host of Warriors team up to make a tackle during the win over Avery Trace.

Give him six (twice)! WCMS running back, Kayne Tollison scored two touchdowns in the thrilling win over Avery Trace Tuesday. The second came with less than a minute to play after the visitors from Cookeville had surged ahead of the Warriors. That 52 yard run turned out to be the game winner.

Time to celebrate. The middle school football team and coaches erupt in celebration as the final horn sounds on the 24-20 thrilling win over Avery Trace. The win was

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Airport official wants FBO standards reviewed

Posted by | August 19, 2008 12:00 am

Discussion during a recent board meeting about the contractual agreement with the fixed base operator at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport led the airport manager to address the issue of minimum standards and what should be expected of the entity that provides that service.
Averitt Aviation has been the FBO for the airport since 1998. However, Douglas said Averitt is reportedly feeling the need to downsize because they are not getting the level of business as in the past.
 “In my opinion, they’re breaking their lease,” said Douglas.
Douglas said he has spoken with Averitt’s vice president, Steve Gregory, and explained the problems. Douglas said phones were “going unanswered” … Read More


Commissioners approve increased costs for ambulance services

Posted by | August 19, 2008 12:00 am

White County Board of Commissioners met Monday night, with regular business issues on the agenda. One item of interest was presented by Ron Bennett, director of White County Ambulance Service, which was an increased price list for services rendered by the department.
See the Aug. 21, 2008, edition of The Expositor for complete details.
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Squealin’ Bob’s is back!

Posted by | August 19, 2008 12:00 am

Check out the great BBQ, as well as other items on the menu, at Squealin’ Bob’s, located at the site formerly known as 2nd Act Deli. Bobby Price, owner, became well known in the area as a teenage entrepreneur who marketed and sold his special brand of barbecue and catered numerous events in the White County area. Stop by and visit with Price and the rest of the staff. Squealin’ Bob’s officially opens Aug. 20.


Vehicle pursuit ends in crash

Posted by | August 19, 2008 12:00 am

As of 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, a female subject remains at large after evading White County Sheriff Department officers during a high-speed chase.
A foot chase ensued after the suspect reportedly wrecked her two-door vehicle next to the Hillcrest Restaurant, in DeKalb County, and ran into a nearby wooded area. Officers from White County Sheriff Department, Putnam County Sheriff Department, DeKalb County Sheriff  Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol were involved in the searched.
Details will be available online as soon as they are available.

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