Yard sale at Senior Center

Posted by | June 23, 2017 12:02 pm

YARD SALE

8 a.m.-noon

Every Friday and Saturday

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St.

Lots of household items and furniture – no clothing

Priced to sell


Bailey announces enactment of the Help Find the Missing Act

Posted by | June 23, 2017 11:08 am

Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced today the signing of Senate Bill 113 known as the Help Find the Missing Act. The act goes into effect on July 1.

The Help Find the Missing Act streamlines the procedure for how local law enforcement, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the medical examiner’s office communicate with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

“The Help Find the Missing Act requires regional forensic centers to promptly furnish TBI and NamUs with identifying data of the deceased,” said Sen. Bailey. “Time is always of the essence in finding the missing. With more effective communication measures in place, the different groups … Read More


Williams applauds Tennessee A.G.’s decision to investigate opioid crisis

Posted by | June 23, 2017 10:17 am

State Representative Ryan Williams

During his time serving Tennesseans on Capitol Hill, House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) has advocated for stronger legislation, increased funding, and additional resources in order to combat the state’s opioid crisis.

In recent years, Williams has witnessed the devastating effects of opioids on Tennessee families, including mothers and their newborn babies. In 2015, he sponsored legislation that repealed the state’s Intractable Pain Treatment Act in an effort to reduce the number of children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS babies born addicted to narcotics often suffer from withdrawal, usually require longer hospital stays, and can suffer from adverse medical conditions throughout … Read More


Class of 1977 reunion

Posted by | June 23, 2017 10:09 am

White County High School Class of 1977 will be holding its 40th reunion, on Sept. 22, at Northfield Vineyards. any member wishing to attend that has not been notified by July 1, please call (931) 738-3031 between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted by | June 23, 2017 9:01 am

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Community Wellness Block party welcomes Big Idaho Potato Truck

Posted by | June 23, 2017 8:14 am

Cumberland Medical Center is celebrating its Wellness Complex’s 20th anniversary with a Community Wellness Block Party, at Woodmere Mall, 10 a.m-2 p.m., on Saturday, July 1. It is a special collaboration with the City of Crossville, which is proud to be designated as a Healthier Tennessee community by The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness. The Big Idaho Potato Truck will be at the event, which is free of charge and all ages are welcome.

In celebration of it anniversary, CMC’s Wellness Complex at Woodmere Mall completed renovations. They will offer free tours, health screenings, and refreshments. Additional businesses throughout Woodmere Mall will also participate in the Block … Read More


TDCI shares insurer filings for Tennessee consumers

Posted by | June 23, 2017 7:10 am

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cigna, and Oscar Health notified the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance today of their intent to offer individual health insurance coverage on and off the Federally Facilitated Marketplace when Open Enrollment begins for 2018, on Nov. 1, 2017.

After today’s notifications, several approvals must occur in the weeks ahead before the companies are confirmed to participate in the 2018 market. Companies must file their rate requests to TDCI by July 1. The Department will review the rate requests with its actuarial team and has until August 16 to approve the policy forms and rates. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will also … Read More


May 2017 unemployment remains on the decline in all but one county

Posted by | June 23, 2017 7:04 am

Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development .

Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.1 percent, a decline from 2.7 percent during the prior month. Knox County’s rate is 2.5 percent, decreasing from April’s 3.1 percent. Hamilton County declined from its previous month’s rate of 3.6 to 2.9 percent while Shelby County has an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, a decrease from 4.4 percent in April.

“We continue to … Read More


Putnam County Sheriff Department announces Maj. Greg Whittaker’s graduation from FBI Academy

Posted by | June 22, 2017 4:33 pm

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office announced today that Maj. Greg Whittaker in the Support Services Division recently graduated in Class #268 of the FBI Academy, in Quantico, Virginia. He is the fifth member of the office to graduate from the academy. The 10-week program is only offered to 1,000 law enforcement officers worldwide per year.

“I am proud of Maj. Whittaker for completing this prestigious program,” said Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris. “It is an honor for him to have been selected and an even greater honor for our office. His commitment and dedication to education and furthering his professional credentials are the hallmark of what our agency … Read More


Governor signs House Bill 387 sponsored by Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams

Posted by | June 22, 2017 4:22 pm

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has officially signed into law House Bill 387, sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville).

House Bill 387 — also known as the Chiropractic Practice Act — was initiated by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. The measure revises certain provisions governing chiropractic physicians and the board of chiropractic examiners. It improves the quality of care for patients by enabling physicians to utilize additional tools and technology to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

The legislation also curbs the prescribing of opioids, narcotics, and other controlled substances during treatment of patients, a cause that is shared by both Chairman Williams and the chiropractic profession. Additionally, … Read More


The Community Foundation’s annual grant applications now available for Middle TN nonprofits

Posted by | June 22, 2017 10:01 am

Application Deadline is Monday, Aug. 1, 2017

 The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced its annual call for discretionary grant applications.

Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit grant guidelines and applications are available at www.cfmt.org. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 1, 2017.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across Middle Tennessee serving a wide range of causes, including: animal welfare, arts and humanities, conservation and preservation, environment, education, employment and training, health and human services, housing, and economic and community development.

The Foundation’s discretionary grant recipients will be announced … Read More


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted by | June 22, 2017 10:01 am

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Possible electric outages

Posted by | June 22, 2017 8:17 am

From June 12 through July 30, customers of Sparta Electric System may experience temporary power outages. This will be necessary to perform sub-station repairs and pole replacements.

Sparta Electric System will strive to keep outages to a minimum and whenever possible schedule necessary outages for weekends or late nights to minimize customer interruptions.

Sparta Electric appreciates your understanding and patience while they strive to make necessary repairs to make the system more reliable.


Yard sale at Senior Center

Posted by | June 22, 2017 8:02 am

YARD SALE

8 a.m.-noon

Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24

Sparta-White County Senior Center, 321 E. Bronson St.

Lots of household items and furniture – no clothing

Priced to sell


Warriorettes have another strong showing at MTSU in the final week before dead period

Posted by | June 22, 2017 7:10 am

Jessie Green brings the ball up the court and sets up the offense, on Monday.

Mia Murray goes up for a layup in Tuesday’s game.

The White County High School Warriorettes’ Basketball team has started off with another strong week at Middle Tennessee State University’s team camp. The Warriorettes have gone 5-1 over the first two days of the week and will look to continue that strong showing with games on Thursday and Friday.

The Warriorettes started the week by going 2-1, on Monday, with wins over Notre Dame High School out of Chattanooga and Sullivan Central High School out of Blountville. The Warriorettes’ only loss so far this week came in the middle game, on Monday. Greenwood High School was the only … Read More


9/10-year-old All-Stars split first two games of All-Star tournament

Posted by | June 22, 2017 7:04 am

Kane Smith hits a rock off the fence, on Monday night. Smith hit a home run, on Saturday night ,and then followed it up with two singles that nearly got out of the ball park.

The White County 9-10-year-old boys’ All-Star Team traveled to Carthage, on Saturday and Monday night to take part in the week-long Little League All-Star Tournament. The tournament is formatted in a round robin format, meaning every team in the tournament will play each other once, with the top two teams at the end of it moving on to the next round. So far, the White County All-Stars are 1-1 in the tournament, with a win over Lebanon and a loss to Smith County All-Stars.

In the first game of the tournament on Saturday night, the White County All-Stars came from behind to beat the Lebanon All-Stars 10-9. On … Read More


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