The Democrat debate

Posted by | September 16, 2019 12:41 pm

The Right Stuff – Donald Holman

So, on Friday night, the mental midgets that are (we suppose) the “best the Democrats have to offer” put their best case forward for their selection as the Democrat Party nominee for president of the United States. Think about that for a moment. That group we all saw last Friday night represents the best the Democrats have to offer to us – the citizens of the United States – as our new leader! I sincerely hope that our many friends in the Democrat Party watched this show closely.  It might surprise some in the Democrat Party, but the Republican Party enjoys the … CONTINUED



Celebrate the foundation of America

Posted by | September 16, 2019 12:39 pm

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to our American way of life. This year, the annual celebration begins Sept. 17, 2019.

The Daughters of the American Revolution initiated the observance in 1955, when the organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate Sept. 17–23 of each year to … CONTINUED



Geologist expresses concerns about turbidity in Caney Fork River

Posted by | September 16, 2019 12:35 pm

Hank Julian, a licensed engineer and geologist, recently became concerned with the condition of the Caney Fork River and requested the Tennessee Department of Forestry to investigate.

By Rachel Auberger

Hank Julian, a licensed engineer and geologist, recently became concerned with the condition of the Caney Fork River and requested the Tennessee Department of Forestry to investigate.

“I have been observing significant turbidity in the Caney Fork River for several months now downstream of the Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial Wilderness Area,” Julian explained. “I decided to trace the source, and it originates in the headwaters area of Cumberland County – Watershed Area 5.”

While Julian may have originally believed the … CONTINUED


School board extends director’s contract, approves 3 percent raise

Posted by | September 16, 2019 12:31 pm

Kurt Dronebarger, director of schools

By Ron Moses

White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger will soon be looking forward to a new contract.

On Sept. 13, 2019, with Dronebarger in the fourth year of his contract, the school board discussed the subject.

“His first contract was a three-year contract with the option of a fourth year,” said School Board Chairman Jayson McDonald. “We chose to take that fourth-year option.”

McDonald then put the matter of Dronebarger’s next contract up for discussion.

“Since we are in almost the fifth month of this contract, I would like to see us continue this contract, come back in March, do our … CONTINUED


Patriot’s Day ceremony honors those who lost their lives on 9/11

Posted by | September 16, 2019 12:29 pm

The Knights of Columbus were on hand to present the colors to begin the ceremonies as well as read a flag retirement speech during the Sept. 11 Patriot’s Day Ceremony. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

On the 18th anniversary of the day the world saw that America is a nation united, White County paused to remember both the victims and the heroes of that day.

Patriot’s Day, as Sept. 11 has come to be known, saw communities across the country pausing in serene remembrance and celebrating with pride as speeches were given, songs were sung, and prayers were said. Flags flew at half-mast to honor those who were lost to the terrorists’ attacks, and people dressed in patriotic colors and military uniforms. Sparta did the same.

Veterans and community members, as well as government officials, gather at the Patriot’s Day

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Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | September 16, 2019 8:16 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.


Billy G. Howell

Posted by | September 16, 2019 8:06 am

Billy G. Howell, 86, of Chattanooga and formerly of Sparta, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Ruth, on Sept. 14, 2019.

He was the son of the late Roy Howell and Stella LaFever Howell.

Mr. Howell was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was awarded three Purple Hearts. He was a retired salesman, most notably with C. Woody Pratt, in Chattanooga, a distributor of Tom’s Chips and snacks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Howell, and a brother, Donald Howell.

Family members left to cherish his memory include his son Ricky (Gina) Howell; daughter, Vicky … CONTINUED



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