Subdivision roads spark intense discussion at county commission meeting

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The White County Commission addressed various orders of business on Monday night, but one item on the agenda led to a somewhat intense discussion that was led by Commissioner Richard Lane.
A resolution to adopt new roads in three subdivisions in White County prompted Lane to question if the roads were developed to the standards required by the county.
Commission Vice-Chairman Kenneth Milligan reminded Lane the county had approved the official road list in February or March and these three roads needed to be added. The roads in question were Imperial Drive in Imperial Drive Subdivision, Country View Drive in Country View Estates, and Tristen … Read More

Seat belt crackdown to target teens during Memorial Day weekend

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
The largest nationwide seat belt enforcement effort ever kicked off this week as more than 11,000 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states are conducting child passenger safety, seat belt and drunk driving checkpoints and other special enforcement activities as part of the Operation ABC Mobilization. The enforcement effort will place special emphasis on protecting teens and young adults this Memorial Day weekend as new data show more than half of all teens who die in crashes are completely unrestrained.
“Our teens and young adults are dying at far higher rates in crashes because they are caught in a lethal intersection of inexperience, risk taking and … Read More

Three injured in Ravenscroft wreck

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Two vehicles collided on West Ravenscroft Road, on Monday, sending Kandy Lynn Rogers, 26, of Georgia,
Trisha D. Lewis, 18, of Pleasant Hill and Kimberly Ruth Martin, 20, of Sparta to the hospital with injuries.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the crash at approximately 1:15 p.m., May 20, 2002. Inv. Chris Isom, Chief Deputy David Orr and Deputy John Haley of the White County Sheriff’s Dept., arrived on the scene at approximately 1:27 p.m. Firefighters blocked the roadway while emergency workers gained access to the patients and got them ready for transport to the White County Community Hospital.
According to authorities, Rogers was traveling westbound on … Read More

Archiving the past

Posted by | May 23, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“I first became interested in genealogy when my father wondered who his great, great grandfather was, and my mother, Jean West, was wondering who her great grandmother’s parents were,” said Mary West Holland, White County Historian.
“Then I bought a genealogy book and studied that and started looking in the Tennessee census records for the West and Lay families.
I’ve had the genealogy bug since then.”
Holland, who works part-time with the offices of Dr. R.P. Cooke, DVM, stays busy in her off-time compiling information pertaining to families of White County’s past.
Having been appointed a historian for White County to succeed the late Charles Leonard, … Read More

Sarahan Lee Billings

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Sarahan Lee Billings, 50, of McMinnville, passed away May 16, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital.
She attended Madison St. Baptist Church in McMinnville.
Morris was a homemaker.
Billings was preceded in death by her parents; Jack & Ann Hillery Braid; one sister, Frances Ann Braid & grand daughter, Andrea Billings.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Harold Billings of McMinnville; one son, Eddie Harold Billings Jr. of Ind.; one brother, Jim Braid Sr. of Ind.; two sisters, Jacque Linder of Ohio & Patty Helmuth of Ind.; two step brothers, Lloyd Hillery Jr. & Gary Hillery both of Ind.; two grand children, April & Matthew Billings of Ind.; great anut, … Read More

Mrs. Nora Mae Welch Yarbro

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Mrs. Nora Mae Welch Yarbro, 85, of Sparta passed away May 16, 2002 at White County Hospital.
Mrs. Yarbro was born May 1,2002, to Henry & Clara Pearcy Welch in Decator, TN
She was a housewife.
Yarbro was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jacob Forrest Yarbro.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Kindle of Sparta, Tn; one son Mike Yarbro of Decaturville, TN; two grand children, Todd and Scott; four great grand children; one sister, Naom McIllwain of Manchester, TN; one brother, John Welch of Decaturville, TN.
Services will be held May 18, 2002 at Parson’s Mortuary, Parsons, TN. Burial will be at Campground Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral

Jaimon Zayne McKissack

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Jaimon Zayne McKissack, seven months, passed away May 15, 2002 at White County Hospital Emergency Room.
Jaimon was born October 28, 2001 to James Nathaniel McKissack and Jennifer Gay McKissack.
Jaimon was preceded in death by grand father, James Knowler and James Gay.
Survivors include his parents, James & Jennifer Mckissack of Sparta; one sister, Leah Nichole Metcalf of Sparta; one brother, Devin Jordan McKissack of Sparta; grand parents, Terry & sandra Faulk of Sparta and grand mother, Kim Sue McKissack of Michigan; special aunt and uncle, Steve and Linda Hull of Sparta.
Services will be held May 18, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Thurman’s Funeral Home. Burial … Read More

Arms open wide to help women facing difficult decisions

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Finding out about an unwanted pregnancy can be a confusing and frightening experience, but there is a group of caring individuals who provide companionship and emotional support.
According to Director Kathryn Jones, Open Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center has been in operation for years and she and the board of directors want to make the community more aware of their services. “Our goal is to provide women with emotional and physical support during their pregnancy,” she said.
Open Arms is a private and non-profit local service that is totally dependent on resources from individuals and organizations in the community. They offer confidential guidance and compassionate support … Read More

G.E.D. graduation held at WCMS

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Men and women of all ages and backgrounds gathered in the cafetorium at White County Middle School on Sunday to participate in the G.E.D. graduation ceremonies. After months of determination, 79 individuals were awarded their diplomas for the 2002 school year, with 39 choosing to participate in the ceremonies.
See Thursday’s edition of The Expositor for more photos.
Photo by Kim Swindell Wood

Emergency services workers honored

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“It’s something I’ve always been good at, helping people,” said Omega Brown, a paramedic with White County Emergency Medical Services (WCEMS).
“When you do a job and you do it well, you know your patient will have a better outcome from the care you gave them.”
For Brown and other paramedics and emergency workers across the nation, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be celebrated May 19-25 to honor their occupations.
“This year’s EMS Week honors the rescuers and medical teams who answered the call to the World Trade Center and Pentagon rescue efforts, and especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their … Read More

Evening raid uncovers meth lab

Posted by | May 20, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
On Saturday evening at approximately 9 p.m., Deputy Jeremiah Lintz led a team of White County deputies, who comprised a S.E.R.T. team, to execute a search warrant at 133 Vaughn Lane in White County.
According to reports, structures at the address consisted of a trailer and outbuildings, and Lintz reported the first persons with which he came into contact at the residence were Tracy L. Whittenburg and Keith L. Brown, the alleged residents of 133 Vaughn Lane. The two subjects were taken into custody and Lintz reported additional persons at the residence as two males and one female.
During a search of the residence and suspects, … Read More

Bertha L. Morris

Posted by | May 16, 2002 12:00 am

Bertha L. Morris, 90, of Cookeville, passed away May 10, 2002, at Bethesda Healthcare Center in Cookeville.
Morris was born March 20, 1912, in Overton County, to Bill and Bell Thompson Webb.
She attended Cookeville Assembly of God.
Morris was a homemaker.
Roberts was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erve Morris; daughter, Maxine Morris; great granddaughter, Megan Nicole Morris; brother, Charlie Webb and one sister, Bessie Flatt.
Survivors include seven sons and daughters-in-law; Richard and Jo Morris; Kenneth and Faye Morris; Calvin and Ruth Morris; and David and Betty Morris, all of Cookeville; Charlie and Charlene Morris; Eugene and Priscilla Morris; and Bruce and Dorothy Morris, … Read More

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