Maudie Ann Elizabeth Guy

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Maudie Ann Elizabeth Guy, 84, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 25, 2008.
Services were 1 p.m., Feb. 28, 2008, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial at Doyle Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bonnie S. LaFever

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Bonnie S. LaFever, 69, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 26, 2008.
Services were 3 p.m., Feb. 28, 208, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with burial at Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Anna Sue Payne Brewer

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Anna Sue Payne Brewer, 73, of Florida, formerly of Sparta, passed away Feb. 22, 2008.
Graveside services were 11 a.m., Feb. 25, 2008, at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens.
Neal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.


Bonnie Lewis Trapp Copeland

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Bonnie Lewis Trapp Copeland, 83, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 26, 2008.
Services were 1 p.m., Feb. 29, 2008, at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bohannon Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Lucile Geer

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Lucile Geer, 90, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 24, 2008.
Services were 11 a.m., Feb. 26, 2008, at Central Church of Christ with burial at Highland Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Thelma Ree Dobbs

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Thelma “Dink” Ree Dobbs, 74, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 22, 2008.
Services were 10 a.m., Feb. 25, 2008, at Hensley Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with burial at Hensley Chapel Cemetery.    
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Lois E. Finkbeiner

Posted by | February 28, 2008 12:00 am

Lois E. Finkbeiner, 72, of Sparta, and Fostoria, Mich., passed away Feb. 17, 2008.
Osceola Memory Gardens, Florida, was in charge of arrangements.


Warriors survive double overtime scare

Posted by | February 27, 2008 12:00 am

Aaron Puckett

Knocking it down. Tyler Greene hits one of his three second quarter threes against Tullahoma helping the Warriors to the 74-73 double overtime win over the Wildcats. Greene led the way with 21 points as the Warriors advanced to the region semifinals and won their 18th consecutive game at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. They will take on Oakland Tuesday at Shelbyville in a game slated to tip off at 7:45 p.m.

Penetrating. Kyle Delaney penetrates into the lane during the second half of the win over Tullahoma. Delaney, who finished with 17, was one of five double figures scorers for WCHS, who is now 29-5 on the

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A simple way to go green

Posted by | February 26, 2008 12:00 am

Everyone is spouting the phrase, “Go green.” Now exactly what that means can defy an easy definition, but simply put, in all phases of life, make an effort to impact the environment less. Experts say even small lifestyle changes can make large impacts on the environment and on the family budget.
While recycling has long been touted as the centerpiece of environmentally conscious behavior, but the truth is that recycling by itself can’t solve the environmental issues we’re now facing.
So if recycling alone can’t stop the adverse effects, what is the answer? Experts say shopping smarter to manage consumption and stop creating waste is key to reducing … Read More


Expositor Women’s Show is May 10

Posted by | February 26, 2008 12:00 am

The 8th Annual Expositor Women’s Show is May 10 at the White County Ag Complex on Hale Street.
Tickets are $7 in advance; $8 at the door. Tickets go on sale April 1.
Call (931) 836-3284 to place your order. Debit cards and checks can be taken over the phone instantly, with no need to mail a payment or stop by our office. If more convenient, stop by our office at 34 West Bockman Way in Sparta.


Senior Center director explains budget

Posted by | February 26, 2008 12:00 am

Brenda Roberts, Senior Center director

The director at Sparta-White County Senior Center has answered questions about money that is reportedly set aside in certificates of deposit.
Brenda Roberts, who was hired as director in 1997, presented The Expositor with a financial report Thursday that reflected the “current status of cash reserves” as of Oct. 16, 2007.
According to the document, the Senior Center has the following:
•Certificate of deposit (#1) with State Farm Bank in the amount of $26,201
•Certificate of deposit (#2) with State Farm Bank in the amount of $21,000
•Holding account with Bank of America in the amount of $19,703
The total of these figures … Read More


Open container law proposed at state level

Posted by | February 26, 2008 12:00 am

A proposal presented in the House of Representatives last week that would ban open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles has some individuals scratching their heads and saying they thought that law was already in existence.
According to information from a Capitol Hill Review, Tennessee is only one of 15 states that do not have an open container law. However, the “open container” law that is now on the books “does not prohibit any municipality, by ordinance, or any county, by resolution, from prohibiting the passengers in a motor vehicle from consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage or beer in an open container during the operation of such … Read More


Sherrell named permanent E-911 director

Posted by | February 26, 2008 12:00 am

Wayne Sherrell

The man that has been at the helm of White County E-911 as interim director for the past several months has been named the permanent head of the department.
Wayne Sherrell, a 42-year veteran of emergency services and communications, said he would continue “business as usual” with the new appointment.
Sherrell serves as the head of 14 dispatchers who are extensively trained in all aspects of relaying communications for fire, rescue, ambulance, and law enforcement.
Sherrell began his career in emergency services at the young age of 15 when he dispatched part-time police and fire calls at the old Sparta City Hall, which was then located … Read More


Vandals discover new tool; creamed squash

Posted by | February 26, 2008 12:00 am

Parents need to check their pantry. Someone is using jars of baby food to damage vehicles.
At least five incidents have been reported to authorities, one inside the city limits, the others in the northwest section of the county.
Around 8:30 a.m., Feb. 2, 2008, Deputy Angel Patterson responded to a home on Milk Plant Road, where the homeowner had discovered someone had broken the window of his vehicle by throwing a baby food jar.
“Glass and baby food was inside and outside the vehicle,” reported Patterson.
Within the next few days, three additional reports were filed with White County Sheriff Department about identical incidents, one on Browntown … Read More


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