Warriorettes crack AP Top Ten

Posted by | January 22, 2019 7:00 am

The Associated Press released their second Top Ten rankings for the Tennessee High School Girls’ basketball on Monday, and the White County High School Warriorettes cracked the Top Ten poll in the State.

In the initial ranking that came out on January 14th, the Warriorettes missed the Top Ten by nine votes.

This week. The Warriorettes, who are 20-2 on the season, is sitting at #10 in the girls Class AAA poll with 16 votes.

WCHS stays at home for two games this week. Tonight, January 22nd, the Warriorettes take on the Warren County Lady Pioneers. Then on Saturday night, January 26th, … Read More



Warriorettes grab second straight District 6AAA win

Posted by | January 21, 2019 9:07 am

Mia Murray goes up for a layup over a Rhea County player ,on Friday night. Murray finished the game with 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Warriorettes pick up the win.

Closing out the first half on a 16-5 run and scoring the first 14 points of the third quarter helped the Warriorettes pick up their second straight district win ,on Friday night, and move them into a three-way tie at the top of the District 6AAA standings.

The Warriorettes (20-2, 2-1) trailed the Rhea County Lady Eagles (11-11, 2-2) 30-21, with 4:21 remaining in the first half. However, a three by Mia Murray, with 4:02,  … Read More


Warriors pick up their first district win of the season

Posted by | January 21, 2019 9:03 am

Dyson Reece takes a three in Friday night’s game. Reece led the Warriors in the win with 22 points.

The Warrior basketball team picked up their first District 6AAA win, on Friday night, with a 67-53 win.

The Warriors (16-6, 1-2) snapped their two-game losing streak, on Jan. 17, against Rhea County (7-15, 0-4). The Warriors trailed the Golden Eagles 31-30 at the half but outscored Rhea County 19-14 in the third quarter to build a 49-45 lead heading into the final quarter of play. The Warriors were 11 of 17 from the free throw line during the final quarter to pick up the 67-53 win.

Dyson Reece … Read More


White County High School Unified Bowling Team wins first place medal

Posted by | January 21, 2019 9:00 am

The White County High School and White County Middle School Special Olympic teams were busy this past weekend. On Jan. 18, both the WCHS and WCMS Special Olympic basketball teams traveled to Tennessee Tech University to compete in the Upper Cumberland Special Olympic Basketball Tournament. The WCHS Warriorettes joined the high school team and traveled with them to Tech and helped. WCMS had seven members total from the seventh and eighth grade Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams join them. The WCHS team will travel to David Lipscomb, March 15-16, to compete in the state tournament. On Jan. 19, The White County High School Unified Bowling team won first … Read More



Marie Ann Brock Gambrell

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:34 am

Marie Ann Brock Gambrell, 72, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 15, 2019, at her home, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Gambrell was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Huntsville, Alabama, to Perry Earl Brock and Beulah Mae Doney Brock.

She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in October 2009, and loved attending the Kingdom Hall.  She was faithful until the end and enjoyed sharing her faith with others.  She always enjoyed the hugs from the brothers and sisters and holding all the babies.

Her favorite things were a little rooster named Penny, gardening, growing flowers, her squirrels and birds, couponing, and cooking.

She was a homemaker who also … Read More


The secret of the vine

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:26 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

Let me just jump right in today with a strange word from the Bible. Let’s break it down, hear it, learn it, and see if it applies to our lives. The word is “beer.” Now don’t interpret what I’m not writing down. The word in Hebrew means a “well or pit,” basically a source of water.

In the book of Genesis, there is a servant named Hagar who bears a son for the elderly Abraham and Sarah. At the time it is revealed to her that she is pregnant, she has decided to flee into the desert. God saved her, encouraged her, … Read More


The real reasons the wall remains unbuilt

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:25 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

I have been writing, talking, and voting out of concern for our porous border now for over 20 years. I assume everyone here knows why the border has not been sealed? It’s not a difficult job for the only remaining superpower in the world. The Democrats want the voters, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and big business wants the cheap labor. It is really just as simple as that.

Last month, payrolls costs rose 3.5 percent; big business capitalists can’t have that! That is really one of the main reasons why the border remains open. And then, too, look at … Read More


If Donald Trump is innocent, shouldn’t he welcome any investigation to clear his name?

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:22 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

I do not blame Donald Trump for trying to avoid talking about the Mueller investigation and all the various news reports and pundits talking about where this main investigation will eventually lead.  Innocent or guilty, as the president of the United States, it can’t be easy to govern with the sword of Damocles hanging over his head.  Donald Trump isn’t the first president to experience this kind of tension while in office.  Chances are, he won’t be the last either, as long as we remain a Democratic form of government and the three branches of our government perform their constitutional duties and … Read More


Sharon Whitson is named 2018 Conservationist of the Year

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:20 am

Sharon Whitson is shown with family members, friends, and members of the White County Soil Conservation District as she is officially named the 2018 Conservationist of the Year.

The White County Soil Conservation District is proud to announce the 2018 Conservationist of the Year.

The recipient is Sharon Whitson, owner/operator of Fountain Head Farm.  The farm is located in the northern end of White County, one mile east of the Hampton’s Crossroads exit from Highway 111.  The farm was purchased by Whitson’s late husband, Terry Whitson, in 1972, from Nellie Meadows.  The Meadows family operated a dairy farm until the death of Nellie Meadows’ husband, Joe Meadows.

Terry Whitson’s plans for the farm were to enlarge and update the milk parlor and continue the operation of the dairy.  Those plans were fulfilled, and a dairy was … Read More


Changes coming for The Expositor

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:18 am

In an effort to continue to serve customers with consistent and reliable service, The Expositor is making a change in the manner in which the newspaper is delivered to homes and businesses.

Effective Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, subscribers will be receiving The Expositor via U.S. Mail. The postal service has worked diligently with The Expositor to ensure that customers will have delivery on Mondays and Thursdays, just as they had become accustomed with carrier delivery. Subscribers will receive The Expositor along with their regular mail delivery. Those who purchase The Expositor at a local business will not see any changes.

In addition, The Expositor will discontinue publishing the … Read More


Taking the oath

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:13 am

Sparta’s newest police officer, Matt Farmer, takes his oath during the Jan. 17, 2019, during the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. (Photo by RON MOSES)


City water rates increasing March 1

Posted by | January 21, 2019 8:11 am

By Ron Moses

Many Sparta residents should see a change in their water rates very soon following the approval of an ordinance that will amend the municipal code regarding the water rate for utility districts.

On Jan. 17, the Sparta Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the amendment, which will go into effect March 1 of 2019, for the sale of water based upon meters read and bills rendered on and after April 1, 2019, for water usage. The ordinance was passed, but not unanimously. Alderman Jerry Lowery was the dissenting vote.

Also on the agenda was a resolution to authorize the City of Sparta to participate in … Read More


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