Ginger Jared and Brent Jolly to be inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Posted by | January 14, 2019 2:42 pm

White County High School will add two more members to its Sports Hall of Fame, on Jan. 26, 2019,  when the all-time leading scorers for both the Warriors and Warriorettes will join the prestigious club.

Ginger Jared (Class of 1992) and Brent Jolly (Class of 1999) will be honored at halftime of the Warriorettes’ game against Cumberland County, on Jan. 26.

On that night, WCHS will also honor the 1998-99 State Championship team, as it was 20 years ago that the team pulled off their second consecutive State Championship win. The team will be recognized during halftime of the Warriors’ game against Cumberland County.

Eighth grade teams pick up a sweep

Posted by | January 14, 2019 2:33 pm

Thomas Brock takes a three from the corner in a game earlier this season. Brock led the Warriors in their win, on Monday night, against Tullahoma West with 15 points.

The White County Middle School eighth grade basketball teams picked up a pair of wins in their final home games of the season against Tullahoma West, on Jan 7. The Warriorettes got the night rolling as they held on late for a 30-25 win. The Warriors followed suit in the nightcap, picking up the 30-26 win.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and added to their lead in the second by outscoring west 6-4 in the quarter. The Warriorettes led Tullahoma West 17-11 at the half. In the third quarter, the … Read More

Warriorettes’ comeback falls short

Posted by | January 14, 2019 2:31 pm

Mia Murray goes up for a layup over a Cookeville player, on Friday night. Murray finished the game with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Warriorette basketball team is starting to make a practice of making a comeback in the fourth quarter.

For the second time last week, the Warriorettes tried to make a comeback. However, on Friday night, the Warriorettes’ furious comeback in the fourth quarter came up short. The Cookeville Lady Cavaliers took the upper hand’ on Friday night’ picking up the 64-49 win. The Warriorettes’ loss puts them at 0-1 in the district ,while the Lady Cavs improve to 1-1.

After being tied, 31-31, at the half, the Warriorettes were outscored 15-4 in the second quarter. That deficit proved to be too much for the Warriorettes, as they cut … Read More

Warriors lose to Cavaliers

Posted by | January 14, 2019 2:28 pm

Grant Slatten slams one home, on Friday night, against Cookeville. Slatten led the Warriors with 25 points.

When two rivals meet, no one can ever predict the outcome.

So far this season, that has been the case for the Warriors and the Cavaliers on the basketball court. The first time these two teams met the game came down to the wire, with the Cavaliers pulling out a two-point win.

Meeting two was on Friday night, in Cookeville, and the outcome was as close as it could get.

The Cavaliers (17-6, 2-0) led by eight points, with 2:17 remaining in the game. The Warriors (15-5, 0-1), though, refused to give up and came roaring back and took a one-point lead, with 1:05 remaining in the game. … Read More

Bringing the victory full circle

Posted by | January 14, 2019 10:21 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

There’s a story of a king who ruled over a kingdom many years ago. It was told to this king that three nations were rising against him to attack his kingdom. They had already joined forces and were marching toward their city with great numbers. Of course the king was fearful and did something only a wise king would think to do –  he ran to the Lord, fasted, and prayed, and called the entire kingdom to do the same. This story is not a fairytale read to children from a library shelf, albeit it should be. This story is true and … Read More

Condition of riverwalk is shameful

Posted by | January 14, 2019 10:19 am

Dear Editor,

There has been much talk lately about promoting tourism in Sparta/ White County that seems really promising.  It looks like we have a bright future ahead in White County.

However, I do have one concern.  When the South Carter Street Park and walking trail re-opened, in 2017, I was delighted.  Not only would it enhance White County’s tourism opportunities, it also would be a great place for members of the community to have a safe place to exercise, to bring their children to the playground, to walk their dogs, to have easy access to the small businesses in the downtown area, to Liberty Square, and to … Read More

How much more will Americans take before they say enough is enough?

Posted by | January 14, 2019 10:15 am

Democratic Dialog – Debra Wines

I understand I am going to alienate several people, but I am tired of people calling themselves “American patriots” while they blindly ignore facts about the occupant of our White House.  It is one thing to have valid differences of opinion about a myriad of different government policies and laws.  It is another to completely disregard the harm that is being done to America, not just to the people in our country but also those around the world.

Like with lies, if you repeat them enough, people will start to believe them.  I think it is important to counteract lies with facts.  My … Read More

Americans watch their rights fade away as government runs amok around the world – Part II

Posted by | January 14, 2019 10:08 am

The Right Stuff – Donald Holman

I would like to revisit the topic of my last column because of its impact on our lives. The movement to reduce the impact voters have on their elections is continuing and expanding. And it is not limited to America. Across the globe, the forces of unaccountable government are spreading, while the forces supporting accountable government fade. In a recent edition of The Expositor, even the Democrat with whom I share this page was writing about government not responding to the voters. While I may (do) disagree with some of the things she proposed needed to be done, there is no doubt … Read More

Selling alcoholic beverages on Sundays and immigration sanctuary among most talked about new laws

Posted by | January 14, 2019 9:59 am

Numerous laws went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, that are of interest to the public.

The entire list of new laws were published in a previous edition of The Expositor, but the following is a detailed version of specific bills that have generated debates among White County residents.

HB1540: Alcoholic Beverages – As enacted, authorizes the sale of alcoholic beverages and wine on Sundays during certain hours; prohibits sales on Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving; revises other provisions relating to alcoholic beverages.

This bill permits package stores to sell alcoholic beverages and retail food stores to sell wine during hours when beer is sold.


Effective on the … Read More

White and Van Buren counties each report decreased unemployment

Posted by | January 14, 2019 9:53 am

Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment in November 2018, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

White County reported 3.5 percent for November 2018, down from 3.9 percent for October 2018. Van Buren County’s jobless rate for November was 4.5 percent, which was a decrease from 5 percent for October.

In the four other neighboring counties: Cumberland County reported. 2.9 percent for November 2018, DeKalb County 4.1 percent, Putnam County 3.4 percent, and Warren County 3.8 percent.

Ninety-one counties had an unemployment rate of 5 percent or lower during the month and only four counties had a rate higher … Read More

Freelance writers needed

Posted by | January 14, 2019 8:14 am

The Expositor is looking for freelance writers to cover various aspects of the news, such as feature stories and community events. The individual will be paid per story. This job is perfect for someone who is retired or semi-retired or for individuals who are looking to supplement their income. The individual must have good grammatical skills and be able to take photos to go along with their stories. Excellent communication skills are a must. Apply by emailing Kim Swindell Wood, editor,

Franklin Earl Williams

Posted by | January 13, 2019 6:11 am

Franklin Earl Williams, 56, was born Oct. 21, 1962, to RV and Ruth Earline Williams.

Mr. Williams passed away Nov. 12, 2018, at this home, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for six years. Afterward, his home was in Omaha, Nebraska. He was manager over the dining and kitchen area on the seventh floor of Red Lion Inn Hotel.

In later years, he moved to Milwaukee.

He was preceded in death by his father, RV Williams; younger brother, John Shane Williams; and grandparents, Vestal and Martha Williams and Earl C. and Marie Cravens .

Survivors include his mother, Ruth Earline Watts and stepfather Larry; … Read More

Photographer needed for news-related incidents, such as crash scenes and crime scenes

Posted by | January 12, 2019 3:41 pm

The Expositor is looking for one or more individuals to take photos at crash scenes, various crime scenes, etc.  The individual will also need to obtain basic information about the incident. The individual will be paid per incident. This job is perfect for someone who already works in emergency services, specifically those who are volunteers and would like to supplement their income. The job will require some “middle-of-the-night” incidents. Excellent communication skills are a must. Apply by emailing Kim Swindell Wood, editor,

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