2017-2018 school year in sports

Posted by | May 14, 2018 9:28 am

As is always the case in White County and Van Buren County, there was plenty of sports action during the 2018-19 school year in sports.

There were team accomplishments, individual accomplishments and feel-good stories. This list spanned across several different sports and highlights some of the accomplishments of White County High School and Van Buren County High School in the sporting world as the school year comes to a close

Warriorettes’ golf team headed to state tournament for the first time

The White County High School Warriorettes’ golf team made history, on Sept. 25, 2017, when they qualified for the state tournament for the first time as a … Read More

White County Retired Teachers

Posted by | May 14, 2018 7:38 am

On April 12, 2018, members of the White County Retired Teachers Association, along with a few friends, enjoyed a trip to Nashville. The purpose of the trip was to visit the set of the daytime television show called Pickler and Ben.

On April 11, White County Retired Teachers Association met at the Sparta-White County Senior Center. Edd Rogers Chevrolet Buick hosted the April meeting, which the car dealership has been doing for many years. Following the meal, Scott Swoape, of the White County UT extension office, gave a presentation about straw bale gardening. Brenda Roberts, senior center director, spoke about the services and activities offered by the center.

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HBAUC supports high school construction education programs

Posted by | May 14, 2018 7:33 am

L-R: Danny Lee – HBAUC Board Member and owner of Cookeville Kitchen Sales; Cookeville High School – Instructor Randy Mansell, student Christian Padgett; White County High School – Instructor Brandon Sims, student Jordan Kerr; Tri-County Extension Campus – Instructor Kelvin Davis, student Skyler Miller; Monterey High School – Instructor Mark Sims, student Alex Pierce; Upperman High School – Instructor Jason Holcomb, student Dylan Payant

The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland presented awards to high school students that were chosen as “Carpenter of the Year” at Cookeville, Monterey, Upperman, and White County High Schools, and the Tri-County Extension Campus.

2018 “Carpenter of the Year” Award winners were:

  • Cookeville High School – Christian Padgett
  • Monterey High School – Alex Pierce
  • White County High School – Jordan Kerr
  • Upperman High School – Dylan Payant
  • Tri-County Extension Campus – Skyler Miller

The Home Builders Association is proud to support the “Future of the Construction Industry.” Each year, HBAUC provides funds to the school carpentry programs for educational materials that prepare students for careers in … Read More

Poles, bait, and tackle boxes

Posted by | May 14, 2018 7:29 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

When I was growing up on our little farm in Price’s Switch, our breaks from work and even vacations were spent mostly on the edge of some body of water with a fishing pole in our hands. It was our relaxing pastime in those days. I can remember the days that my dad would load up the truck, and we would always seem to head out to a new fishing hole. We would trek over the roughest boulders and tree stumps. Crawl under and through the thickest kudzu and sometimes even a little poison ivy. Wade the roughest waters and climb the … Read More

Can you hear me now?

Posted by | May 14, 2018 7:28 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

So, this week we discover that the Obama administration had a “spy” (they call it an asset!) in the Trump for President campaign. Do we remember what Nixon was impeached for? A third-rate burglary and a failed attempt to bug the DNC. How much longer must this charade continue before the perpetrators are cuffed and dragged from the scene?

This latest revelation, had it come by itself, might have shocked the nation. But coming as it has on top of so much other eavesdropping, it is hard to really absorb what is happening before our eyes. And when one realizes the … Read More

Did Trump overplay his hand by pulling out of the Iran Deal?

Posted by | May 14, 2018 7:24 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to deciding which direction will lead to a better result. We have been anticipating the future meeting that will take place between North Korea’s Kim Jung Un and Mr. Trump. Mike Pompeo first met with Kim Jung Un prior to his Senate approval to the position of secretary of state. That alone was a highly unusual meeting for someone who had just left his position as head of the CIA and had not yet been approved even as the “acting” secretary of state. We have not been privy to what was discussed by these two … Read More

Mountain Sno is ready for summer with new Salads to Go

Posted by | May 14, 2018 6:43 am

Debbie and Mike Remillard are proud of their new location for Mountain Sno and are ready to serve their ever-growing number of customers. (Photos by RIMA AUSTIN)

Sarah Anderson waits on a customer at the new location of Mountain Sno.

By Rima Austin, contributor

It’s like the ritual has never ended. When the sun comes out and the weather warms up in Sparta, cars are backing up one by one at Mountain Sno. This time, however, they are pulling into a different parking lot, and there is much more going on within the walls of this establishment besides Hawaiian shaved ice. There is a new building, new menu, … Read More

Closure of Central View Elementary is approved by school board

Posted by | May 14, 2018 6:37 am

Following a proposal presented last month to school board members and a town hall meeting with concerned parents and community members, the White County Board of Education has voted to officially close the doors at Central View Elementary School.

At Woodland Park Elementary School last Thursday evening, the normal blue and yellow colors of the Woodland Park Panthers were replaced with the blue and white colors of the Central View Bobcats, as close to 50 parents and community members filled the cafeteria for the White County Board of Education meeting about the potential closure of Central View Elementary.

During the school board’s April 12 meeting, a presentation was … Read More

Jerry Allen Nelson

Posted by | May 12, 2018 7:51 am

Jerry Allen Nelson, 81, of Walling, passed away May 10, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Mr. Nelson was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the son of Vernon Nelson and Elizabeth Ray Nelson.

Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m., May 14, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:30-3:30 p.m., May 14, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dental ministry provides free dental care for those in need

Posted by | May 11, 2018 3:15 pm

Over 20 White County residents were served by a host of volunteers today, as a mobile dental unit was on site at The Lord’s Chapel on Hensley Chapel Road and provided care for their teeth and also ministered to their souls.

The medical dental unit is a ministry extension of Brentwood Baptist Church. This customized mobile unit provides free, limited medical and dental care to those in need and serves as a way to minister to the community as well.

What originated as a missionary outreach service in Brazil, in 2011 the ministry leadership team at Brentwood Baptist began work on a mobile dental ministry that could serve … Read More

Audrey Sue England Maxwell

Posted by | May 11, 2018 2:19 pm

Audrey Sue England Maxwell, 66, of Sparta, passed away May 10, 2018, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Ms. Maxwell was born Sept. 23, 1951, in White County, to Alpha England and Nancy Dildine England.

She was retired from Mallory. She was a beloved sister and aunt who enjoyed nothing more than to spoil her nieces and nephews. She was an avid animal lover as well.

Ms. Maxwell was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her brothers and sisters, A.J. (Fran) England, Ray (Jewellene) England, Tom (Donna) England, Joan (Robert Lee) Stewart, Glenda Coffman, Michael England and fiancée Lisa Wilder; special great-niece, Jordyn Dixon; special … Read More

School board votes to close Central View Elementary School

Posted by | May 10, 2018 10:47 pm

The White County Board of Education held their monthly meeting on May 10, 2018 to discuss several items, including the proposed closure of Central View Elementary School.

Following a lengthy discussion amongst board members, the school board ultimately voted 4-2 to close Central View at the end of the current school year. See an upcoming edition of The Expositor for further details regarding the school board’s meeting.

The following video is a recording of the White County Board of Education May 10 meeting.


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