Vera Mae Seabolt

Posted by | June 2, 2009 12:00 am

Vera Mae Seabolt, 82, of Sparta, passed away June 2, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Seabolt was born April 15, 1927, in White County, to Ransom Isaiah Griffin and Ada Edna Colwell Griffin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, Ramon Blanco Seabolt; grandchildren, Brian Kirby, David Wade Seabolt, Daisy Mahan; and brothers, Almon Griffin, Martin Griffin and Harold Griffin.
Survivors include her son, David Seabolt, of Sparta; daughters, Mary Mahan and husband James, of Cookeville, Mildred Young, Wanda Seabolt, both of Sparta; brother, S.T. Griffin and wife Gena, of Sparta; sister, Kathleen Patton, of Florida; sisters-in-law, Coby Griffin, Tena Price, … Read More

Anne Emily Brogden

Posted by | June 2, 2009 12:00 am

Anne Emily Brogden, 87, of Sparta, passed away May 29, 2009, at the Life Care Center of Sparta.

Ms. Brogden was born April 26, 1922, in White County, to the Ira G. and Lela A. Moss Brogden.
She had been a dietician at Veterans Hospital.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Moss Brogden, and niece, Gwyn Ann Brogden.
Survivors include her nephew, Gary Brogden and wife Janice, of Sparta; great-nephew, Rhyn Brogden and wife Becky, of Sparta; great-niece, Shana Martin and husband Scott, of Greensboro, N.C.; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, Zoe Cantrell, Alex Cantrell, Sara Kate Brogden, Benjamin Luke Brogden, all of Sparta; and sister, … Read More

Donald (Don) Clay McCloud

Posted by | June 2, 2009 12:00 am

In honor and remembrance of service to his country.

Donald (Don) Clay McCloud, 68, of Cookeville, formerly of Sparta, passed away May 31, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical University, in Nashville.
Mr. McCloud was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Cookeville, to Willie Johnson and Sarah Eva Short McCloud.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Calvary Baptist Church, in Smithville. He also owned and operated McCloud’s carpet cleaning until his retirement.
Mr. McCloud was preceded in death by a brother, J. D. McCloud, and two sisters, Linda Bolton and Rose Spangler.
Survivors include his daughter, Amie Summers and husband Todd, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Taylor Summers, Blake Summers, both … Read More

Norcom building expansion and road project in progress

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Project. Norcom Inc., on Churchill Drive, is moving forward with its expansion project, as well as constructing a road that will connect from the industries location on Churchill Drive to a connecting road adjacent to Highway 111. The road will aid traffic flow for delivery trucks entering and exiting the business. A view of Highway 111 can be seen in the background, with US Bank and West Town Plaza as the focal points.

Leroy Huehls

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Leroy Huehls, 73, a retired engineer, died after an extended illness, on May 29, 2009, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
His wife, Dr. Betty Huehls, was at his side when he died. The couple had been married 52 years.    
His parents, Roy Edward and Eva Nofsinger Huehls preceded him in death.
Leroy grew up in Louisville, Ky., where he graduated from duPont Manual High School and attended Ninth and O Baptist Church. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Louisville, in 1968.
Once asked what his greatest achievement was, he responded “my marriage.” Leroy possessed a great love for his wife, children, grandchildren and family, as well … Read More

Pepperoni Bread

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Pepperoni Bread
1 ready-made refrigerated pizza crust
6 ounces pepperoni
One and one-half cups provolone or mozzarella cheese

Open the crust and unroll onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread pepperoni on the crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Roll crust into a loaf. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until brown.

Finding Hidden Treasures

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

In epic novels, great treasures are often hidden in the unlikeliest of places. The same can be said of some of the home’s great treasures.
Beautiful wood is often hidden underneath built-up grime, nicks and scratches, old finishes or paint, carpeting or tile. As homeowners are looking for ways to make the most of their home’s comfort and value, many are discovering the hidden treasures they have in reclaimed furniture and older hardwood floors.
Reclaiming Furniture
There are so many pieces of beautiful furniture waiting to be rescued from garages, attics, yard sales and thrift stores. With some vision and a little elbow grease, vintage furnishings like the … Read More

Pink ribbon license plates on sale

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Pink Ribbon license plates are now available for purchase at most County Clerk offices. The cost is $60, and is available to any Tennessee resident who is registering a private passenger motor vehicle. The Tennessee Legislature passed legislation that created the “Pink Ribbon” plate, and a portion of the proceeds from license plates purchased in Upper Cumberland counties will support local projects of the Upper Cumberland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. If you currently have a regular license plate, you can pay the extra fee and trade it in for a Komen plate.
The goal of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save … Read More

Time to prepare the lawn and flower garden

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Things are blooming and going to seed and spreading all over. Spring is busting out.
Lawn: Raise your mower a notch and fertilize your lawn again with a good lawn fertilizer, then no more until September or October.
Annuals: Fill in gaps in flowerbeds with zinnias, Coreopsis, Poppies, and marigolds. Be sure to keep the soil moist until the plants are well out of the ground.
This is the month to shape evergreens. The commercial people shape their Christmas trees this month. We are not actually to regard June as a pruning month, but actually it is so far as shrubs are concerned. Once they have completed their … Read More

White County ranks 6th in unemployment

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Unemployment figures for April 2009 indicate White County is in the top 10 list for the highest jobless rates out of Tennessee’s 95 counties.
White County’s unemployment rate increased from 14.6 percent in March to 15.2 percent in April. In April 2008, White County’s rate was in the single-digits at 6.5 percent.
White County is not the only area that is experiencing the plaguing issue of unemployment. Perry County, which has consistently remained at the top of the unemployment figures, has the highest rate at 23.9 percent, followed by Scott County, at 18.3 percent; Lauderdale County, at 18.2 percent; Monroe County at 17.9 percent; and Greene County, at … Read More

DA discusses due process

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Randy York

Because of a number of recent high-profile cases, the Sparta and White County community has been flooded with speculation and conjecture about the details of each case.
The continuing questions of who, what, when, where, why and how are expected to be answered by investigative reporting. But, during ongoing investigations, those details are not readily available for public examination.
The Expositor recently spoke with District Attorney Randy York to clarify the law enforcement process.
“Obviously the first and foremost thing is to protect the public,” said York. “I take that very seriously.”
York stated he could not speak directly about the specifics of any ongoing investigation. … Read More

Mildred Gass Rogers

Posted by | June 1, 2009 12:00 am

Mildred Gass Rogers, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away May 30, 2009, in Sparta.
Mrs. Rogers was born March 23, 1923, to Bennett and Jessie Gass.
The family thanks the caregivers at Life Care Center of Sparta for their loving care of Mrs. Rogers over the last year and half.
Mrs. Rogers had been employed at Kingwood Pharmacy, Incline Drug Store and manager of Incline Hardware. She was devoted to her Lord and Savior and was a dedicated worker for more than 40 years at Philadelphia Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, church hostess, play director, Sunday school director, VBS director and WMU director. She was … Read More

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