Crouch named director of schools

Posted by | January 25, 2010 12:00 am

Sandra Crouch will assume the director of schools’ position on June 1, 2010.

White County School Board voted unanimously Jan. 21 to name current Supervisor of Secondary Instruction Sandra Crouch as director of schools to replace Donny Haley, who recently announced his resignation after nearly 20 years as director.
“I really wrestled with this decision because I am also grateful for the talent and quality of the candidates that we’ve had,” said Board Member Becky Tubb. “We feel like we are a better county, better board, better system because of this process.”
School Board Chairman Gary Sparkman explained the process by which the director was chosen.
“This had … CONTINUED

7th grade teams rack up more wins

Posted by | January 25, 2010 12:00 am

The White County Middle School seventh grade basketball teams have been adding more wins to their worksheets over the past couple of weeks.
The Warriorettes, who are still undefeated, took a 32-13 win at South Franklin County on January 14th.
WCMS led 8-4 after one and built a 16-7 halftime lead. Lindsey Phillips posted a double-double tossing in 12 points and pulling 11 rebounds. She also added four steals. Emilee Howard tallied six points. Shelby Johnson and Hannah Pritchard netted four points each. Bella Taylor, Sarah Anderson and Hannah Howard rounded out the scoring with two points each.
The seventh grade Warriors also picked up the win in … CONTINUED

WCHS teams notch two more 6AAA victories

Posted by | January 25, 2010 12:00 am

Brittany Dodson looks for an open teammate during Friday's game at Coffee County.

Josh Turner knocked down six treys on the way to 22 points in the district win for the Warriors.

Tasha Delaney puts up a shot against Coffee County. Delaney led the Warriorettes to the victory tossing in 23 points.

David Sorrell puts up a shot in the paint during the Warriors' District 6AAA victory over Coffee County.

The Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams like the fact that district 6AAA action is now underway.
WCHS has played three games of their first-ever season in District 6AAA and both teams have won two of those three games. … CONTINUED

Fresh/Soph teams stay busy over weekend

Posted by | January 25, 2010 12:00 am

Hailey Roberts pushes the ball down the court during the Coffee County game.

Casey Turner drives against a Coffee County defender.

White County High School no longer has just a freshman team as both the girls’ and boys’ teams are now composed of both freshman and sophomore players. Both those teams have been very busy of late.
The teams played three district games in the space of 48 hours. After splitting with Coffee County at Roy Sewell Gymnasium Thursday, the teams had quite the hectic schedule on Saturday with make-up games. They began the day in Crossville taking on Cumberland sweeping the Jet teams. They then returned to … CONTINUED

WCHS picks up two more District 6AAA victories

Posted by | January 23, 2010 12:00 am

The White County Warriors and Warriorettes picked up their second consecutive District 6AAA victories when they netted road wins at Coffee County Friday night.
The Warriors upended the Raiders 66-62 behind the 41 combined points of junior guard duo, Josh Turner and Jordan Armstrong.
The Warriorettes got a 23-point performance from senior Tasha Delaney to lead the way to the 57-35 victory in the girls’ contest.
See Monday’s edition for full details.
The WCHS teams return home Tuesday for another District 6AAA contest against Warren County, which is homecoming at WCHS.

Customers are #1 at J & E Swings & More

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

J & E Swings & More
Showroom: 6 W. Bockman Way; Sparta, TN 38583 (beside the Law Firm of Cindy Howell Morgan)
Mail: P.O. Box 130; Doyle, TN 38559
Phone number(s):
Jane Judd: (931) 580-1465
Joey Judd: (931) 212-3414
Edd Judd: (931) 808-7761
Name of owners:
Jane Judd, Joey Judd, and Edd Judd
Hours of operation:
By Appointment Only
When did you open for business?
August 2009
What products or services do you offer?
“We offer cedar swings, cedar benches, cedar end tables, cedar chairs, cedar benches w/console, cedar jewelry box/cigar boxes, cedar chests. We can make them in oak, cedar or walnut. And there’s … CONTINUED

Sparkman wins Tennessee Fairest of the Fair

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

Crown. Logan Sparkman, a senior at White County High School, was declared the winner of the Tennessee Fairest of the Fair, on Jan. 15, 2010, at the Airport Marriott, in Nashville.
She represented the Tennessee State Fair at the event. Logan is the daughter of Johnny and Susan Sparkman, of Sparta. Logan competed against 57 other teens from fairs across the state. After graduating from high school, Logan plans to attend University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and major in exercise science and then attend physical therapy school at UTC. Logan is shown with her grandparents (L-R) Willie Mae Sparkman, Juanita Anderson and John Ross Anderson. She is also … CONTINUED

Gracemoor Gala to be held Feb. 13

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

The annual Gracemoor Gala will be held, at 6 p.m., on Feb. 13, and will include dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction.
Gracemoor Inc., a non-profit organization that provides a safe place for women in crisis, presents the Gala as the organization’s major fundraising event of the year.
Several items will be auctioned, including those donated by the Tennessee Titans and University of Tennessee, as well as items provided by local businesses and merchants. Also, on the block will be an official NFL football signed by Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.
Tickets for the event can be found at all White County banks and Cheek Insurance. Admission … CONTINUED

Ben Hale named ‘Mr. Tiny Toes’

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

Maleigha Usrey, third place winner.

Samuel Luke Teeple, second place winner.

Cute. Benjamin John Hale, winner of ‘Mr. Tiny Toes,’ received 3,154 votes.

The Expositor is proud to declare Benjamin John Hale, born March 25, 2009, as ‘Mr. Tiny Toes 2009.’
Ben received the majority of votes among several entries in the ‘Buttons, Bows and Tiny Toes’ contest recently conducted by The Expositor.
Each vote was a voluntary donation of 50 cents. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Department of Children Services to help a family in need.
Ben is the son of Greg and Stephanie Hale; grandson of Dale and Freda Andrews and Bobbie … CONTINUED

Slander lawsuit filed by Dodson

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

Former Sparta police officer Dale Dodson has filed suit in Circuit Court against Sparta resident, Rhonda Frasier, accusing her of defaming his character.
Dodson’s lawsuit claims Frasier told the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and other sources, that “Dodson was responsible for the murder of Terry Sullivan” and she continued to make “these type charges to anyone that would listen in the White County area for the past year.”
The suit also claims statements made by Frasier “have been the subject of discussion by citizens in and around the White County area in two chat forums.”
Dodson, in his suit, alleges Frasier, in making the statements, intended to communicate … CONTINUED

Candidate list growing

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

Individuals who are considering running for political offices in the 2010 elections are continuing to pick up their qualifying papers from White County Election Commission office.
Only a few names have been added to the list that was published in The Expositor, on Jan. 14, 2010. Potential candidates for the primary election, on May 4, 2010, have until Feb. 18, 2010, to return qualifying papers.
Individuals who are planning to run in the General Election, on Aug. 5, 2010, must hand in their papers by April 1, 2010.
An updated list of the candidates are as follows.
Primary Election, May 4, 2010- County Executive: Herd Sullivan; County Trustee: … CONTINUED

Legislature begins work on 2010 session

Posted by | January 21, 2010 12:00 am

A designated group of business owners can breath a sigh of relief temporarily as Tennessee legislators introduced a bill to provide them with a brief respite from additional insurances expenses.
Charles Curtiss, of White County who serves as state representative for the 43rd District, was one of the sponsors of the proposed law, which was listed under House Bill 7001, presented on Jan. 12, 2010. However, an updated version on Jan. 15, 2010, added an additional extension.
House Bill 7007 amends a previous law from 2008 that would require sole proprietors and partners to carry liability insurance on themselves.
The present law requires that any person who is … CONTINUED

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