Election heats up with write-in campaigns

Posted by | July 8, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
With the official announcement of a write-in campaign in the General Election for the current sheriff, Guy Goff, the White County Election Commission office is preparing for the possibility of an all-night vigil in counting the ballots.
According to Kathy Bailey, White County Administrator of Elections, she has already solicited extra help for the Aug. 1, 2002, election. “I am purely guessing right now,” said Bailey, “but I may be using four extra people that night.”
Along with the regular crew of election personnel, Bailey will have an extra table for the additional workers. According to Bailey, the first table will review the punch ballots … CONTINUED


Bettie Ann (Granny Bettie) Jones

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

Bettie Ann Jones, 85, passed away July 1, 2002 at Life Care Center in Sparta.
Jones was born August 6, 1916, in Loudon County, Tennessee, to George and Mae McCollister.
She worked at the hosiery mill in Loudon Co., was a dietitian at the old White County Hospital, and babysat for many years. Jones also raised three of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph Kenneth Jones, one son, Benton Alan Jenkins, two brothers, Raymond and Charlie McCollister, two sisters, Frances Babbs and Lois Thompson, and one sister-in-law, Mattie Ruth Price.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Claudette and Andy Williams of … CONTINUED


James Louis Holman

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

James Louis Holman, 73, of Quebeck,
passed away June 25, 2002, at his residence.
Holman was born April 14, 1929, in White County, to Jimmy and Monerva Jane Bryant Holman.
He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and worked in construction.
Holman was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Robinson Holman of Quebeck; one son, James E. Holman of Quebeck; three daughters and one son-in-law, Jeanette Holman of Quebeck, Frances “Shortie” Poindexter of Sparta and Darlene and Royce Young of Doyle; four brothers, R.T. Holman and Ray Holman both of Sparta, Clay Holman of Pleasant Hill and Charles Holman … CONTINUED


A domino effect with a successful business

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
A combination of determination and entrepreneurial
ambition are the two motivating factors for Sparta’s newest business owners. Experience is the best teacher, and Greg and Danielle Powers have learned their lessons through hard work as they get ready to embark on the endeavor as proprietors of Dominos Pizza.
The pizza franchise, which has an established history of success, will be opening July 8, 2002, at their location in Spring Street Village on North Spring Street. Greg Powers has been working with Dominos for approximately 10 years and started as a delivery driver at a franchise owned by his brother. After getting a ‘taste’ of the … CONTINUED




Summer hums once again as Cruise-In rolls into the square

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

Rima Austin
Nineteen sixty-two was an incredible year. Gregory Peck and Anne Bancroft were two of the top movie stars, the Minnesota Twins and the San Francisco Giants played in the World Series that year and John F. Kennedy was president. It was also a time for ‘cruising the strip’ with a hot-rod. Saturday nights consisted of red hot flames racing up the hood, white wall tires, and a best girlfriend hugged up close.
On the other hand, men were not the only ones that got into the action of the classic car. Nobody can forget the famous scene in American Graffiti, where Curt, who was played by … CONTINUED


Sparta woman injured in crash

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Emergency personnel transported
Bhartiben M. Bhakta, 36, of Sparta, to the White
County Community Hospital with injuries after her vehicle struck a guardrail on Memorial Highway on Monday.
At approximately
5:43 p.m., the Emergency 911 Center dispatched emergency personnel to the scene of the one-vehicle accident with injuries.
Deputy Charles Dennis responded to the scene and investigated. Bhakta was traveling north on Memorial Highway in a 1996 Lexus when the accident occurred. Bhakta allegedly told authorities she had fallen asleep.
According to the report, the vehicle left the roadway and went across the median, crossed oncoming traffic lanes and came to a rest after it struck … CONTINUED


Goff to be write-in candidate for sheriff

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

Expositor Report
A group of White County Citizens have combined forces to mount a write-in campaign for current sheriff, Guy Goff.
Members of the group stopped by The Expositor on July 2 to announce the effort.
The group gathered several weeks
ago to discuss strategy and then contacted Goff to see if he was willing to serve another four years. “I will be honored to serve if given the opportunity, if that is what the people want.” said Goff.
Goff was defeated by 381 votes in the May primary, losing the Democratic bid for sheriff to former deputy, James O’Connor.
There is no other opposition in the August … CONTINUED


White County celebrates Independence Day with the Red, White and Blueberries

Posted by | July 3, 2002 12:00 am

Rima Austin
July is the month for picnics with fried chicken, potato salad, swimming and celebrating the nation’s independence. Even with July exploding with all the events that epitomize summer, there is still one other thing that July is famous for and that is blueberries.
July is National Blueberry Month. It is the time that individuals celebrate this powerhouse of a berry with a bitter-sweet punch. If 100 people were asked about the different ways to use the blueberry, there would be 101 answers.
A few of the more wilder ways blueberries have been used are, Blueberry Buckle, a coffee cake, Blueberry Grunt, named this because of the … CONTINUED


Doyle home destroyed by fire

Posted by | July 1, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
A vacant home in Doyle was destroyed by flames over the weekend.
Firemen worked for several hours to extinguish the fire at a structure owned by David Rogers.
At approximately 10:41 p.m., Saturday, firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the structure fire at 425 Mountain Street. As authorities traveled to their destination, a glow could be seen in the sky from a distance. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found flames coming from the roof.
Firemen worked for several hours in an effort to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.”The firemen did a super job,” said Doyle Assistant Chief Jimmy Savage.
“The firemen … CONTINUED


Martin Driver

Posted by | June 27, 2002 12:00 am

Martin Driver, 83, of Smithville, passed away June 24, 2002, at River Park Hospital.
Driver was retired from McMinnville Mfg. Co. and a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lizzie Driver and his parents, Lonnie and Minnie Pedigo Driver.
Survivors include one son, Willie Driver of McMinnville; one brother, Thurman Driver of Sparta; two sisters, Jennie Driver of Ohio and Katie Driver of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m., June 26, 2002, at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Young Cemetery. Bro. Donnie Kelly officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge


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