Mrs. C.E. (Nelle) Sanders Stephens

Posted by | March 16, 2009 12:00 am

Mrs. C.E. (Nelle) Sanders Stephens, 105, of Knoxville, passed away March 14, 2009, at Shannondale Healthcare Center.
Stephens was the daughter of Robert Lee and Elma Fears Ozburn Sanders.
Mrs. Stephens was a member of Central Baptist Church, in Beardon, and a former member of First Baptist Church, in Tullahoma, where she lived 1936-1985. Mrs. Stephens was a charter member of First Baptist Church, in Sparta, which was chartered in 1929. She was a descendant of many prominent early settlers of Tennessee and Virginia. Mrs. Stephens was active in the Tullahoma Woman’s Club while living in that community.
Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence … Read More


McFadden making trip to the “big dance”

Posted by | March 16, 2009 12:00 am

    In addition to the Jolly siblings earning a trip to the NCAA tournament as coaches, Sparta will also have someone going dancing as a player.
    Former Warriorette, Molly McFadden, a 2006 graduate of White County High School, will put on her dancing shoes this weekend.  Actually, McFadden will be lacing up her tennis shoes and donning an MTSU uniform. 
    The Lady Raiders won the Sun Belt regular season and conference tournament earning the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.  MTSU is currently 28-5 overall on the season.  They defeated Arkansas Little Rock 74-54 in the Sun Belt finals. 
    McFadden, a reserve for MTSU, played in one game during … Read More


Rain dominates local spring sports action since Thursday

Posted by | March 16, 2009 12:00 am

    The saying goes, “You win some, you lose some and some get rained out.”
    The latter was definitely the case as far as local spring sports action that was scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  In fact, it wasn’t that some got rained out.  All the games were rained out.
    The weather wreaked havoc on all the outside games as rain has fallen almost continually from Thursday through Saturday leaving water standing on all fields.  That, in addition to cool temperatures, sent everyone inside.
    Soccer, which generally plays in almost any weather conditions other than lightning, was actually the first to decide upon postponement for their game at home … Read More


Meet & greet the new coach

Posted by | March 16, 2009 12:00 am

    The Warrior Quarterback Club is hosting a Meet and Greet for new football coach, Tracy Malone, tonight at 6:30 p.m.
    The QB Club is encouraging everyone interested in Warrior football to come out to the event and welcome the new coach to Sparta.  Refreshments will be served at the gathering. 
    Malone was announced as the new coach two weeks ago and had his first meeting with the team later that week.  This will be his first meeting with the supporters of WCHS football in general.
    All players, parents, fans and supporters of WCHS football need to be on hand to show their support of the football program. Parents … Read More


Women’s Show is April 25

Posted by | March 13, 2009 12:00 am

The Annual Expositor’s Women’s Show is set for April 25, 2009, at White County Agriculture Complex, with a day of fun, entertainment and prizes.Doors will open at 10 a.m. with the show continuing to 4 p.m. The grand prize drawing will be at 4 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 16 and are available at The Expositor office 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The cost is $6 in advance and $8 at the door.


Blake Edward Jellinick

Posted by | March 13, 2009 12:00 am

Blake Edward Jellinick, 6-1/2 months old, passed away March 9, 2009.
Graveside service will be 4 p.m., March 14, 2009, at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Clyde Austin LeFevre

Posted by | March 13, 2009 12:00 am

Clyde Austin LeFevre, 80, of Smithville, passed away March 12, 2009.
He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, inn McMinnville. LeFevre was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was also the commander with Sons of Confederate Veterans Savage Goodner Camp 1513. LeFevre was department manager for Department of Social Services for the State of Michigan for 36 years.
LeFevre was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Lee and Maureen Austin LeFevre.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol Ann LeFevre, of Smithville; children and their spouses, Craig and Margaret LeFevre, of Cookeville, Zachary and Verity LeFevre, of Novi Pazaar, of … Read More



New equipment at Eye Care Associates of Sparta

Posted by | March 12, 2009 12:00 am

Convenient. Eye Care Associates of Sparta is located just off North Spring Street, across from White County Community Hospital.

High-tech. Dr. Martin Parod uses the latest high-tech equipment to take a digital photograph of an eye.

In-office diagnostics. Dr. Martin Parod is able to take the digital photograph to point out the important ocular findings to the patient.

With the purchase of more high-tech equipment, Dr. Martin W. Parod, owner of Eye Care Associates of Sparta (next to Drs. Webb and Rayala’s offices at 455 Vista Drive), continues to provide the highest level of diagnostic and management services for ocular diseases. This time, it’s a new digital pachymeter … Read More


Shenandoah opens at CCP March 19

Posted by | March 12, 2009 12:00 am

Shenandoah, the Civil War musical, opens at Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, TN on March 19. The Tony Award winning musical is sponsored by M. Stewart Galloway, MD/Cumberland Eye Care. Shenandoah is a Broadway musical based on Barrett’s original screenplay for the 1965 film Shenandoah, starring James Stewart. “A musical that celebrates America in the same excellent way that Oklahoma did. The score has many beautiful songs.”—CBS/TV
As with the film, Shenandoah centers on Virginia farmer Charlie Anderson, living with his family in the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Anderson tries to keep his family safe from the conflict that rages around them, but he’s forced … Read More


Sewer and water improvements scheduled for city

Posted by | March 12, 2009 12:00 am

Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen has taken the next step in beginning a series of sewer and water improvements while also approving sewer hookup for an apartment building outside the city limits.
Scott Davis, of Davis Rental Properties, first appeared before the board Jan. 15, 2009, to request sewer service to a four-apartment building on Smithville Highway. Davis’ property sits adjacent to one of the several sewer taps that was installed when the city was constructing sewer lines to TACO Metals. Davis received his final answer during the March 5, 2009, meeting.
“It’s our understanding that MTAS [Municipal Technical Assistance Service] attorneys say that’s what we should … Read More


Women’s Show 2009 countdown has begun

Posted by | March 12, 2009 12:00 am

The Annual Expositor’s Women’s Show is set for April 25, 2009, at White County Agriculture Complex, with a day of fun, entertainment and prizes.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. with the show continuing to 4 p.m. The grand prize drawing will be at 4 p.m.
Tickets go on sale March 16 and are available at The Expositor office 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The cost is $6 in advance and $8 at the door.
The Expositor Women’s Show is an exciting fun-filled day of more than 60 White County and area businesses and merchants who will be displaying their products, services and merchandise, all underneath one roof.
A … Read More


City of Doyle takes over Community Center

Posted by | March 12, 2009 12:00 am

At its March meeting, the Doyle Board of Mayor and Aldermen announced it has taken over operations and expenses of the Community Center.
According to the previous caretakers, the Community Center was not profitable to continue in the current situation. The grant used to build the facility stipulated, if it ceased to be used as a community center, caretakers had a 30-day period to turn it over to the city or the state would take it over.
The Board discussed the significance of losing the facility to the state. They also discussed the various issues faced by taking it over, including expenses and sources of revenue to keep … Read More


Blake Edward Jellinick

Posted by | March 12, 2009 12:00 am

Blake Edward Jellinick, 8 months old, passed away March 9, 2009.
Graveside service will be 4 p.m., March 14, 2009, at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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