Model T national tour coming through Sparta next week

Posted by | August 15, 2019 12:42 pm

By Rachel Auberger

The Model T Ford Club of America’s national tour will be coming through downtown Sparta, on Aug. 20

The 70-year-old club hosts one to two national tours each year, but this is the first time they have hosted a tour in Tennessee. George Akin, a board member with a local chapter called the Tennessee T’s, has been working for two years to arrange all of the routes, stops, and lodging after he suggested that the beautiful roads of the Upper Cumberland would be perfect for a national tour.

“This is a beautiful state, and I know that the members of the club will enjoy riding … CONTINUED

Storms cause power outage

Posted by | August 15, 2019 12:41 pm

By Rachel Auberger

On the afternoon of Aug. 13, storm clouds rolled into White County and were followed by wind and lightning, which caused damage to power lines.

While the storm that came through the region may not have been as strong as originally predicted, lightning and wind still caused trouble for residents throughout the county. Caney Fork Electric Cooperative estimated 400 customers were without electricity between the hours of 4 p.m. and midnight, while Sparta Electric Systems had customers near Whispering Pines lose power for approximately 30 minutes.

According to Jason Cloyd, district manager at Caney Fork Electric Cooperative, while there were outages area-wide, the more significant … CONTINUED

Tennessee Department of Education releases TNReady results for 2019

Posted by | August 15, 2019 12:25 pm

TNReady assessment results released today by Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn indicate that students across the state are performing better in almost all math subjects.  The TNReady scores also show that more than half the schools in Tennessee – 56 percent – improved their growth scores (TVAAS scores) from the previous year, with 41 percent of all schools earning a level 4 or 5 TVAAS rating which measures year-to-year growth.

”I’m impressed with the improvement we’ve seen in mathematics”, Commissioner Schwinn said, while adding, “the dedication of our educators, commitment to implementing high-quality materials, and unwavering student focus is what sets Tennessee apart and will continue to be the


Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted by | August 15, 2019 10:03 am

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you concerned about the needs of older people?

Can you work with all types of people?

Do you like to follow problems through to resolution?


Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc.  is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected.  You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three (3) hours per week to this job.  Ongoing training … CONTINUED

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | August 15, 2019 8:02 am

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.

Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | August 14, 2019 1:12 pm

White County Veterans Museum is searching for photos of nine of the World War II veterans who were listed on a Victory Flag that was recently donated to the museum. If anyone has photos of these men (hopefully in uniform but civilian clothes are fine), please bring the photo to The Expositor. We will scan the photo while you wait and promptly return it to you. We realize these photos are priceless treasures. These photos will be displayed at the museum alongside the Victory Flag. For more information, call Kim Swindell Wood (931) 836-3284 or email

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich

Craft and Vendor Show

Posted by | August 14, 2019 10:01 am

GFWC Sparta Woman’s Club will host a pre-holidays Craft and Vendor Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 19, at Sparta United Methodist Church, in the fellowship hall (basement, back entrance). Limited space is available. Booth rental fees fund the club’s civic projects. Booth rental is $25; $30 if table is provided for you; $40 if electricity is provided. More information: (931) 739-2847.

McCormick-Maddox-Copeland-Finley family reunion

Posted by | August 14, 2019 9:56 am

McCormick-Maddox-Copeland-Finley relatives will have a family reunion Sept. 7, at Cumberland Mountain State Park, Shelter #1 (by the upper tennis courts). Plan to be there by 11 a.m. to help set up. Lunch will be served at noon. Bring food and drinks to share. Utensils will be furnished. More information: (931) 484-6956.

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