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Cumberland University and Warriorettes to hold team camp

Posted by | July 15, 2019 2:10 pm

The White County High School volleyball team will have some great instruction this week as Cumberland University will come to town to help the Warriorettes at team camp. Cumberland volleyball team will be helping the Warriorettes with various skill development and game time drills. The camp will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 16, at White County High School. Coach Joni Simpson Trivette is excited about the opportunity for the girls to be able to have such good collegiate instruction as they prepare for the season. (By JERRY LOWERY)

Dodgen and Murray compete in Nike Tournament of Champions

Posted by | July 15, 2019 2:09 pm

Mia Murray and Gracie Dodgen

Two Warriorette basketball players have been busy this past week as they played in a prestigious tournament, in Chicago.  The Nike Elite tournament is very competitive and players from all over the nation meet to compete for the title.  Gracie Dodgen and Mia Murray competed for the Flight Silver team.  The team had a great run and ended up making it to the final four of the tournaments.  Flight Silver came in fourth in the nation.  (BY JERRY LOWERY)

Lowery brings his expertise to sports coverage

Posted by | July 15, 2019 2:07 pm

The sports department at The Expositor and SpartaLive.com will have a new face around the county this year.

Jerry Lowery will be heading up the sports coverage for the print and online editions.  Lowery has been involved in sports for many years and will now take to the sidelines to help promote and inform White County about all levels of Sports.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the sports family across this county,” said Lowery.  “White County has many things going on not only locally but across this nation.  We have professional baseball players, high-profile college coaches, numerous college players in all sports, … Read More

Rotary Club begins two-phase Calfkiller River project in Sparta

Posted by | July 15, 2019 12:06 pm

By Rachel Auberger

The Rotary Club of Sparta has begun a two-phase project on Calfkiller River that is designed to make the waterway both safer and more enjoyable for residents and tourists alike.

“The ultimate goal for this project is safety,” Donna Fare, a representative of the Rotary Club, said. “We are doing that through two things: signage and clean up.”

The first phase of the project is underway, with approximately $2,000 worth of signs having been purchased. According to Fare, the Rotary Club was able to secure a matching grant through Rotary International that helped them pay for signs that will mark each mile along the 42-mile … Read More

Sydney Wilson participates in Rural Electric Youth Tour

Posted by | July 15, 2019 12:04 pm

Sydney Wilson, a White County High School student, says her recent trip to the nation’s capital made her realize that although she comes from a small town, she can still have a big impact on the future. Below she is pictured with other students who were selected to represent their respective counties.

By Rachel Auberger

Sydney Wilson, a rising senior at White County High School, recently traveled to Washington D. C. as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour after winning an essay contest hosted by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative.

The Rural Electric Youth Tour is an annual event coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association. The tour is sponsored by local electric systems around the state as they provide an all-expense paid week for students who will be seniors in the upcoming school year.

Wilson was chosen as a representative by the Caney Fork Electric Cooperative when her essay about how electric cooperatives … Read More

School board discusses fundraisers

Posted by | July 15, 2019 12:02 pm

By Ron Moses

Fundraising requests for high school athletics are down thanks to an effort by the school board to not “overburden” the public.

“60 pages is about 100 pages less than it was a few years ago,” said White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger, during the July 11 school board meeting. “We have greatly reduced the number of fundraisers. We, being myself, the principals, and the athletic director, have gone over these thoroughly.”

Dronebarger said a vast majority of requests came from clubs or activity organizations that don’t have funding otherwise.

“We did the bus signage sales that covers the vast majority of the expenses for … Read More

City approves ordinances for town houses and condos

Posted by | July 15, 2019 12:00 pm

By Ron Moses

Town houses and condominiums may soon be the newest form  of residential construction in the City of Sparta.

Following approval, on a July 3, 2019, vote by the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, room has been allowed in the Sparta Zoning Code for the addition of town homes and condominiums. The ordinances will regulate the residential zero lot line developments in both residential and commercial districts. Mayor Jeff Young said the vote is a positive one for the City of Sparta.

“What I expect is to hopefully have some new developments by this fall,” said Young. “There is a new opportunity now for condominiums, … Read More

Lawrence I. MacIntosh

Posted by | July 15, 2019 8:49 am

Lawrence I. MacIntosh, 80, of the BonDeCroft community, passed away July 13, 2019, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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