UCHRA receives $224,354 grant to aid older workers

Posted by | August 26, 2019 8:48 am

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency was recently awarded a grant of $224,354 from Senior Service America Inc. Almost 90 percent of this grant – originally from the U.S. Department of Labor – will provide temporary employment to at least 43 low-income older adults living in Clay, Cumberland, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, and White counties. These older adults will participate in the Senior Community Service Employment Program a cornerstone program of the Older Americans Act.

SCSEP, the only federal job training program targeted exclusively to low income seniors, promotes personal dignity and self-sufficiency through work. Its temporary part-time community service jobs provide a hand-up, not a hand-out for … CONTINUED


The “Second Coming of God” equals Donald Trump?

Posted by | August 26, 2019 8:42 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

Last week, Wayne Allen Root, a right-wing radio host, declared, according to a tweet from Donald Trump, on Aug. 21, 2019, “President Trump is the greatest president for Jews and Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best president for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him…”

This declaration falls in line with what the far-right evangelical Christians have claimed since Trump’s presidential win.  According to them, Donald Trump was God’s “chosen one” to lead America into greatness.  I am sure I was not the only American to wonder … CONTINUED


Van Buren schools will benefit from Lowe’s Foundation grants

Posted by | August 26, 2019 8:00 am

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded two $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants totaling $10,000 to Spencer Elementary and Van Buren High Schools in Spencer. With these funds from Lowe’s, Spencer Elementary has purchased and replaced the former outworn mulch on an existing playground with new, high quality, rubberized mulch; Lowe’s generous $5,000 gift has created a much safer playground space for hundreds of students, as well as being environmentally friendly and much more cost effective for the small system.  Spencer Elementary and Van Buren High are two of 586 schools across the United States to be awarded the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants during its … CONTINUED




Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | August 26, 2019 7:27 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.



Early voting for City of Sparta sales tax referendum

Posted by | August 26, 2019 6:58 am

Early voting for the sales tax referendum for the City of Sparta will be Friday, Aug. 23-Saturday, Sept 7. However, there will be no early voting Sept. 2 because of the Labor Day holiday. Early voting will take place at the White County Election Commission office, on the second floor of the courthouse.

8 a.m-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday

9 a.m.-noon, Saturday

To vote in this election, the individual must live within the city limits of Sparta and also be a registered voter.


Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | August 25, 2019 4:12 pm

White County Veterans Museum is searching for photos of nine of the World War II veterans who were listed on a Victory Flag that was recently donated to the museum. If anyone has photos of these men (hopefully in uniform but civilian clothes are fine), please bring the photo to The Expositor. We will scan the photo while you wait and promptly return it to you. We realize these photos are priceless treasures. These photos will be displayed at the museum alongside the Victory Flag. For more information, call Kim Swindell Wood (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich
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Michael Lynn Parker

Posted by | August 25, 2019 11:48 am

Michael Lynn Parker, 67, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 23, 2019.

Mr. Parker was born on Jan. 9, 1952, in Sparta. He was the son William “Slick” and Nancy Parker. He was married to his loving wife, Cynthia Rose Parker, for 49 years.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m., Aug. 25, 2019, at Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., at the church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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