Robinson Chapel homecoming

Posted by | October 4, 2017 5:27 am

Sunday, Oct. 15

Who: Robinson Chapel Presbyterian Church

What: Homecoming

When: Worship at 11:15 a.m., lunch and special singing to follow

Where: Church



Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale

Posted by | October 3, 2017 4:43 pm

Saturday, Oct. 7

Who: All those interested in participating

What: All day yard sale (This year there will be spaces for travelers to park RVs.)

When: Starts at daylight and ends at dark

Where: The entire expanse of Bockman Way; will also include Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center, and the vacant lot on South Church Street below the cemetery, which is the former location of the old jail. (All residents on side streets are also encouraged to participate.)

Contact: (931) 836-2666 or (931) 303-3237


Controlled burn creates hazy conditions in Sparta

Posted by | October 3, 2017 3:38 pm

Residents throughout Sparta and White County have been reporting haze in the air and a smell of smoke today.

There are currently no reported fires in White County according to the White County E-911 Communications Center.

After contacting several counties and state agencies, the Tennessee Division of Forestry confirmed that there are two separate controlled burns in neighboring counties.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency is reportedly conducting a controlled burn in Cumberland County.  Also, in Van Buren County, the Tennessee Division of Forestry is also conducting a controlled burn.

These controlled burns were scheduled to take place this morning and will continue throughout the day.


Cookeville Police K9 units received new body armor

Posted by | October 3, 2017 2:18 pm

Cookeville Police Department’s K9s Jaeger, Kaine, Ruger, Rico, and Max have received body armor.

Cookeville Police Department’s K9s Jaeger, Kaine, Ruger, Rico, & Max have received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests were sponsored by PetArmor and Walmart and embroidered with the sentiment “Protection provided by PetArmor & Walmart”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in … Read More


WCHS Volleyball season comes to a close

Posted by | October 2, 2017 9:41 pm

The White County High School Volleyball season came to a close tonight in the semifinals of the District Tournament. The Warriorettes fell to the #1 seed Cookeville 3-0. Two members of the Warriorettes team made the All-Tournament team, Hannah Leftwich, and Jade England.


WCHS Volleyball wins first round game

Posted by | October 2, 2017 6:10 pm

The WCHS Volleyball team won their first game of the district tournament vs. Rhea County 3-1. The Warriorettes lost the first game 22-25, but came back and won the next three games 25-10, 25-11, and 25-9. After the game, they also announced the All-District teams and the Warriorettes had 2 members on the all-freshman team Ellie Savage and Lindi Smith. On the Second team the Warriorettes had three players Macee Allison, Jade England, and Lauren Turner. Hannah Leftwich was the only member on First Team All-District. The Warriorettes will play for their chance to go to the Region Tournament tonight at 6 p.m. at Warren County High School.



White County High School celebrating homecoming this week

Posted by | October 2, 2017 10:40 am

This week starts that special time of the fall for high school students known as homecoming week. White County High School begins the week of fun activities, on Monday, and the week will culminate with the football game against Page, on Friday night, on Dee Harris Field. The homecoming theme this year is a Marvel Comics theme entitled “Marvel at Our Warrior Pride,” with each class having a different superhero. The freshmen class was given the Hulk, sophomores are Ironman, juniors are Spiderman, and seniors are Captain America.

During the homecoming game, the 2017 homecoming queen and her court will be presented. The WCHS student body picked the … Read More


WCMS volleyball team honors eighth graders

Posted by | October 2, 2017 10:30 am

The White County Middle School volleyball team honored their five eighth graders, on Thursday night, in their final home game on the 2017 season. Those five eighth graders are (L to R) Caydra Parker, Savannah Kelly, Bailey Kelsey, Katie Hutchings, and Ashlynn Phillips. The WCMS volleyball team was victorious in that game, winning in three sets 2-1. The Warriorettes lost the first set 24-26, but came back to win the next two sets 25-9 and 15-9. The Warriorettes played in their CTC Conference Tournament this past Friday night, at WCMS, but stats from that tournament were not available at press time. See Thursday’s Expositor for the full story … Read More


WCHS volleyball falls in their last regular season game

Posted by | October 2, 2017 10:26 am

Hannah Leftwich and Jade England go up for a block in Thursday night’s game vs. Upperman.

The White County High School volleyball team played host to Upperman High School on Thursday night. The Warriorettes were unable to come away with the victory, losing in straight sets 2-0. The Warriorettes lost the first set 18-28 and then in the second set almost forced a game three but lost 23-25.

There Warriorettes will now turn their attention to their second season, the district tournament. The Warriorettes come in as the four seed and need to win two games to make it to the championship game and the region tournament. This year, the district tournament will be held at Warren County High School.

The Warriorettes will start … Read More


WCHS changes name of homecoming parade

Posted by | October 2, 2017 10:23 am

The White County High School homecoming parade has now had a name change to “Pistol’s Homecoming Parade.” Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of sports fans. Wilhite was sports editor at The Expositor at the time of her death in November 2016. In the photo above, she is shown at least year’s parade when she served as grand marshal.

White County High School will celebrate Homecoming 2017 this week, and for the second year in a row, the high school will hold their homecoming parade. Except for this year, the parade will go under a different name. Principal Grant Swallows has decided to name the parade from now on “Pistol’s Homecoming Parade” in honor of the late Tammy Sue “Pistol” Wilhite. Wilhite was the longtime sports editor for The Expositor and an integral part of the sports community for several decades. She passed away suddenly in November 2016.

As many people remember, last year WCHS reinstated the homecoming parade for the first time since 2000, and “Pistol” … Read More


Some missed opportunities proved costly for Warriors

Posted by | October 2, 2017 10:18 am

Clay Howard tries to bring down Shelbyville’s runner as a whole host of Warriors come to help out. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

Brett Howard hits Shelbyville’s quarterback as he is trying to make a pass in Friday night’s game vs. Shelbyville

Kade Clark looks for running room on Friday night.

Missed opportunities on the offensive side of the ball were the downfall of the White County High School football team on Friday night as they fell to 0-6 with a 45-8 loss to Shelbyville.

The Warriors had several opportunities in the first half offensively to take the lead or be tied heading into halftime. Add those missed opportunities on the offensive side to some costly mistakes on the defensive side, and the result is the third Warrior loss in region … Read More


Friends of White County Animals

Posted by | October 2, 2017 7:54 am

Introduction by Sharon Langford, president of Friends of White County Animals

The following is a story about an abandoned kitten who is living in his “PURRFECT” forever home. We are sure you will be inspired by the compassion shown by the team who rescued him, arranged for medical treatment, and the adopter who was committed to providing a loving and fun home environment for a rescue.

Leo, my orange tabby – By Barbara Milligan

I had been wanting an Orange Tabby for some time, but I wasn’t sure how to go about finding one that I could rescue. I guess I thought one would jump into my lap!… Read More


WCHS hosts career fair on Sept. 27

Posted by | October 2, 2017 7:46 am

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Approximately 600 juniors and seniors, along with 45 different organizations, participated in a career fair at White County High School, on Sept. 27.

The organizations in attendance were local businesses and companies, local manufacturing and healthcare facilities, city and state law enforcement representatives, military personnel, and various post-secondary institutions.

Students were able to speak to the various organizations about many different areas. Some of these areas included: job opportunities, post-secondary education and/or training requirements, interviewing tips, the college admission process, and possible scholarship opportunities. The students were given a “Scavenger Hunt” with various missions to complete while attending the event. The “missions” helped to … Read More


Facts about the end of the world

Posted by | October 2, 2017 7:39 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Numerologist David Meade recently predicted that the end of the world would occur on Sept. 23 due to Planet X (Nibiru) colliding with the Earth. Well, that didn’t happen, and no one should be surprised. The date has now been moved to sometime in October. There have been over 100 such predictions since the 4th century, and many more continue today. The Bible reveals several facts concerning the end of the world that many seem to overlook:

No one knows when that day will occur. “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of … Read More


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