Warriorettes trail at the half

Posted by | January 4, 2019 6:41 pm

The Warriorettes trail the DeKalb County Lady Tigers 32-29 at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Mia Murray in the first half, who finished with 12 points.

New Year’s baby at Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Posted by | January 4, 2019 11:32 am

Congratulations are in order for the first White County baby born at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Thomas Dale Guy was welcomed into the world at 7:56 a.m., Jan. 2, 2019. Little Thomas was born weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20.5 inches long.

His proud parents are Michael and Tiffany Guy and big sister Leah Kay Guy of Sparta, Tenn.

Paige Gernt, M.D.OB/GYN, delivered Thomas and CRMC’s hospitalist pediatrician, Dr. Apryl Hall, attended the baby while in the hospital.

Six employers to participate in job fair Jan. 8, more than 100 positions

Posted by | January 4, 2019 9:06 am

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 565 S. Jefferson Ave. in Cookeville will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, for six employers seeking to fill more than 100 positions in Putnam and White counties.

Employers include Bledsoe County Correctional Complex, TLD Logistics, Metro Industrial, Community Options, Goodwill and Senior Solutions Home Care. Openings include production, retail associate, caregiver, commercial driver, direct support professional and correctional officer. Rates of pay reach $15 per hour.

Representatives from these companies will be on-site and interviews are possible, so job-seekers should dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring a resume, photo ID and their … Read More

WestSide scavenging fun takes place Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9

Posted by | January 4, 2019 9:03 am

Cookeville Leisure Services’ seventh annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts will take place Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9 starting at the Cookeville Depot Museum. Participation is free.

“We want to get people outside and exploring this historic part of town, even if you have to bundle up,” Ashley McKee, Cookeville museums education specialist, said.

Entry forms, which include thumbnail images and clues, are available at the depot between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Participants need a digital camera or cell phone.

“We take a picture of a permanent fixture in the sponsoring businesses and put together a list of creative clues,” McKee said. “The scavengers then have to … Read More

Senator Bowling lauds success of Tennessee’s top-rated pension fund

Posted by | January 4, 2019 8:07 am

State Senator Janice Bowling

State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), on Jan. 3, lauded the success of Tennessee’s employee pension plan which has been rated among the five best-funded state plans in the U.S. Bowling represents Van Buren, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, and Warren counties.

A recent Pew Charitable Trust study showed the Volunteer State with a pension-funded ratio of 94 percent, well above the national average of 66 percent.

According to Pew, underfunded public pension systems have become a significant fiscal challenge facing states and municipalities with some failing to set aside enough money to fund the pension promises made to public employees.  The Tennessee General Assembly has appropriated money each … Read More

Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show set for March 1-3

Posted by | January 4, 2019 8:00 am

March 1-3, 2019

Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show

Presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland

See the latest trends in home building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping

Event includes cooking stage, exhibits, barn sale, and education

Hyder-Burks Pavilion, in Cookeville


Event hours are 4-8 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; and noon-4 p.m., Sunday

Inserter needed at Expositor

Posted by | January 3, 2019 11:43 am

NOW HIRING @ The Expositor

Immediate opening for inserter position

Flexible hours


Email resumes to cristie@spartalive.com, or fill out an application in the office, 34 W. Bockman Way, Sparta.

For more information, you can also call (931) 836-3284, ask for Bobbie.

Warriors close out 2018 with a win

Posted by | January 3, 2019 9:07 am

Masyn Winningham goes up for a layup in a game earlier this season. Winningham helped the Warriors pick up a win on their final day in Daytona, finishing the game with 11 points.

By Eli Rushing

The Warriors picked up their second win of the Sunshine Classic, as they secured fifth place in the tournament, defeating the Elizabethton Cyclones.

The first quarter started with a series of sloppy closeouts, as the Cyclones took advantage of the White County zone and banged three triples home after making extra passes. The systematic approach of Elizabethon’s offense patiently attacked the perimeter with solid shooting, and the Warriors trailed 10-17 at the end of one.

Things began to pick up for the boys in the second, as they were able to drive the tempo by grabbing rebounds and pushing the ball down the floor. Grant … Read More

Sparta’s Warriors have won 12 of their first 16 outings

Posted by | January 3, 2019 9:03 am

Like the Warriorettes, everything the Warrior basketball team has done to this point is to get ready for what lies ahead in the 2019 portion of their schedule.

The Warriors are 12-4 after the holidays and are coming into 2019 following a runner-up finish in their own Christmas tournament, the Sonic Shootout, and picked up two wins in the Sunshine Classic, in Daytona Beach, Florida.

During the two-week holiday period, the Warriors went 4-2.

Once the Warriors get into district play, eight out of nine games will be league games, which makes for a very crucial stretch.

They open district play on the road, on Jan. 11, against … Read More

White County High School Warriorettes head into 2019 at 16-0

Posted by | January 3, 2019 9:02 am

With the 2018 portion of their schedules behind them, the Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams are ready to jump into the crucial part of their regular season slates.

The teams have their holiday tournaments behind them and are now ready to dive into the District 6AAA portion of their schedules.

Of the 12 regular season games remaining on the schedule, eight of those are of the District 6AAA variety. Those are the games that can make or break a team’s season. What has come before this point has been all about getting teams ready for the league stretch.

The Warriorettes come into 2019 with a record of 16-0, … Read More

Warriorettes win Sunshine Classic Championship

Posted by | January 3, 2019 8:58 am

By Eli Rushing

The White County Warriorettes capped off a fantastic run in the Sunshine Classic with a victory versus the Maroons of Pulaski County in the championship game.

Despite struggles from star guard Gracie Dodgen, the Warriorettes were able to overcome and bring the trophy back home to Sparta.

The first quarter opened with a familiar sight for Warrior faithful, speedy attacks to the basket by Kendreah Reeves and Mia Murray. The Warriorettes did not stray too far out of their wheelhouse as they tried to keep the game flowing at a steady pace and play committed defense. They held a 10-7 advantage at the end of … Read More

Receiving the new year as a gift from God

Posted by | January 3, 2019 8:49 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

It’s always good to hear from someone who has read this column and received a blessing, or maybe they just “got a kick” out of one of my stories or memories.

Recently I was blown away when I heard from a lady who was interested in my place of birth. Sometime in the past, I had written about being born in an old apartment over my dad’s business, at 24 Sugg St., in Madisonville, Kentucky. An amateur sleuth whose in-laws had purchased the building had Googled the address and the name “Playl.”

Guess what! Out of cyberspace an old column from the … Read More

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