Surgical Technology Class of 2017

Posted by | June 20, 2017 7:07 am

Pictured in no particular order: Katherine Boggs, of Cumberland County; Baylee Brown, of Anderson County; Christopher Dodson, of Putnam County; Ashley Farley, of Sequatchie County; Lauren Megan Hollifield, of Pickett County; Danielle Landrum, of Morgan County; Jackolyn Livesay, of Cumberland County; Mallory McWhirter, of Fentress County; Ginger Melhorn, of Morgan County; Rachel Pryor, of Roane County; Jacob Roller, of Warren County; Kristen Woods, of Jackson County

On June 14, TCAT Crossville awarded 12 surgical technology students their pins. The pins mark the students’ completion of the program.

The students have also earned the Diploma in Surgical Technology after spending one year in the classroom and learning hands-on at one of a handful of clinical sites. The program is also designed to prepare students for the exam given by the National Board for Surgical Technology.

For more information on TCAT’s surgical technology program, go to or (931) 484-7502.

Joshua Haston receives degree from Georgia Tech

Posted by | June 20, 2017 7:00 am

Joshua Haston, of Sparta, has earned a Master of City & Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta.

Haston was one of approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during the May commencement ceremony.

UDC Monument’s 100th anniversary

Posted by | June 20, 2017 6:57 am

On May 21, 2017, the Tennessee Division of United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated the 100th anniversary of the UDC Monument at Shiloh National Military Park. The event was hosted by three Division Chapters: Shiloh 371, Fort Donelson 1582 and The John Henry Culp 2577.

Pictured members of the Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.  Front row, L-R: Patsy Weatherington, President Shiloh 371; Linda Walkup, Shiloh 371; Betty Stanley, Honorary President General, Shiloh 371: Mary Loyd Reneau TN Division Recording Secretary,  President William Wesley Elam 2557;  Matilda Speck, TN Division President,  President Captain Sally Tompkins 2123; Dore Dorris, TN Division Vice President, Gayoso 2423; Ann Schlemm, President … Read More

County Commission passes $53 million fiscal budget, tax rate to remain the same

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:41 pm

The White County Board of Commissioners held their monthly meeting tonight on June 19, 2017. 

The largest item in the commissioner’s agenda was the consideration of the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal budget. The total county proposed budget is approximately $53 million. 

The county commissioners voted to pass the proposed budget with 11 “for” and 1 “against”. Two commissioners were not present. 

The county has allotted $11,735,306 in General Funds for the 2017-2018 budget. 

The property tax rate was voted to remain the same as the 2016-2017 rate, $2.05 per $100 assessed value. 

For complete details of the White County Commission meeting and the newly passed budget, see an upcoming … Read More

Averitt honors Sparta’s Joan Gilliam for 35 years of service

Posted by | June 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Averitt Express recently honored associate Joan Gilliam, of Sparta, for 35 years of service.

Gilliam is one of the more than 900 active Averitt associates who are members of the company’s “Over 20 Team,” an exclusive group of associates who have served 20 or more years with Averitt.

Averitt’s Cookeville-area service center is located at 1199 Salem Road, and its corporate headquarters is at 1415 Neal Street.

Cookeville City Council approves raise for city administrator and narrows down search for new police station

Posted by | June 19, 2017 1:06 pm

During the most recent Cookeville City Council meeting, members voted to approve a 3 percent raise for city administrator Mike Davidson and narrow down its search for a new police station.

During the June 15, 2017 meeting, Davidson received high praises from the majority of the council members in his first official review. Davidson was hired two years ago to fill the vacant city administrator position.

Prior to becoming the city administrator, Davidson had worked for the City of Cookeville for 15 years as the finance director. He accepted the position of city administrator after the former administrator, Jim Shipley, retired from a 31-year career serving the city.… Read More

Representative Ryan Williams announces Arts Commission Grants for Putnam County

Posted by | June 19, 2017 11:51 am

State Representative Ryan Williams

On June 19, House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded six grants totaling almost $47,000 to Putnam County for the 2018 fiscal year.

According to the Tennessee Arts Commission’s website, the grants will help fund arts projects in urban areas. They will also build stronger communities through the arts to enhance the distinctive character of local Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes. Additionally, the monies will also be used to cover the cost of operations at local facilities and will provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality … Read More

Peeled Chestnut Cemetery

Posted by | June 19, 2017 9:57 am

Tuesday, June 27

Who: Peeled Chestnut Cemetery

What: Public meeting (Due to the recent resignation of several board members, an election will be held to select new board members and to fill vacancies on the board of trustees)

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Cemetery

Canine influenza detected in TN

Posted by | June 19, 2017 9:42 am

The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee.

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs in East Tennessee. The illness in three of the dogs is believed to have originated at a dog show in Perry, Georgia.

Canine influenza—or dog flu—is a highly contagious viral infection. It is spread among dogs via direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), and contaminated objects. People who handle infected dogs may also transmit the virus to healthy dogs.

This virus can affect cats, however there is no evidence that … Read More

George Mansfield Johnson Sr.

Posted by | June 19, 2017 9:03 am

George Mansfield Johnson Sr., 88, of Walling, passed away this morning at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.s


Posted by | June 19, 2017 7:01 am

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.


Boys’ 7/8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Star Team in tournament

Posted by | June 19, 2017 7:00 am

The 7/8-year-old all-star team’s infield gets ready before a pitch, on Tuesday night.

A member of the All-Star team races to first base trying to beat the throw.

The Sparta-White County TN Little League Boys 7/8 year-old Coach Pitch All-Star team took the field this past week, in Algood. The all-stars will also take the field, on June 24, for an All-Star Tournament in Portland.

The team won its first two games, on Monday and Tuesday nights, before falling in their final game, on Thursday evening.

They won their first game, on Monday, beating Monterey All-Stars 10-1, and on Tuesday night, they defeated Jackson County by a final score of 24-10. The all-stars lost, on Thursday night, to Cane Creek All-Stars.… Read More

Warriors and Eagles hit the hardwood on Friday

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:54 am

Micah Webster goes up for a shot in the Warriors camp at Smith County.

Austin Miller takes a shot in one of VBHS’s team camps earlier this summer.

The White County High School Warriors and Van Buren County High School Eagles basketball teams were both in action, on Friday. The Warriors traveled down to Warren County for a play day. The Eagles hosted their play day at Van Buren County High School Gymnasium.

The Warriors played in two games on Friday. The games were divided up into 18-minute halves, with just the varsity playing, and then the junior varsity teams played one 12-minute quarter. The Warriors took on a very athletic Stewarts Creek team in the first game, and in the second … Read More

We preach not ourselves

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:45 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

The Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is hidden to some people in the world, namely those who are lost. In fact, this is what Paul told the saints at Corinth when he said, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not . . . (2 Cor. 4:3,4a).

Unfortunately, it is the case that as it was in Paul’s day, far too many people are religiously blind, wandering aimlessly about, grasping for anything but the … Read More

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