WCMS Warriors to play Harris Middle School

Posted by | September 10, 2019 12:38 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The White County Middle School Warriors will regroup as they travel to Shelbyville, on Sept. 10, to take on the Harris Middle School football team.

Harris likes to spread out the defense and pass the ball more than most middle school teams.

Coach Jacob Sparkman stated, “We will have to stay in our lanes when on defense. We must get pressure on their quarterback in order for us to be successful Tuesday night.  On offense, we must to a better job at blocking up front from our offensive line.  We must make sure that we take care of the football and not have any turnovers.”… CONTINUED


WCHS volleyball beats Soddy Daisy in big win on Sept. 5

Posted by | September 10, 2019 12:34 pm

Lauren Turner, Lindi Smith, and Caydra Parker are in action vs. Soddy Daisy.

By Jerry Lowery

The ladies from White County High School took a big win Sept. 5 on the campus of White County High School vs. Soddy Daisy with a three games to one score in the best of five match.  White County won the first game 25-16. Game two saw Soddy Daisy win the game with a 20- 25 score.  Game three saw White County take the win with a 25-22 score.  With a two games to one game lead, the Warriors took the last game to win the match 25-21.  In conference play the … CONTINUED


WCHS soccer loses to Rhea County

Posted by | September 10, 2019 12:30 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The White County High School women’s soccer team took action, on Sept. 5, against the traveling Rhea County team.  Sparta took the lead very quickly in the match as they scored two goals in the first five minutes of play to take the lead 2-0.  The two Sparta goals were put into the back of the net by Madie Correa and Katie Anderson.  The Rhea County team came back to win the match with 10 straight goals after falling behind 2-0.  The final score was Rhea County 10 and Sparta 2.


CAK gives Sparta Warriors first loss in close game

Posted by | September 10, 2019 12:28 pm

Freshman Malichai Dowell tackles a runner from Christian Academy at Knoxville. (Photo by JULIA MORRIS)

By Jerry Lowery

Both Warrior teams came in at 2-0.  Both coaches knew it would be a battle in the first meeting of the two schools.  The game was not settled until the final horn sounded.  The final score ended with Christian Academy of Knoxville ahead by a slim margin, 32-29.

CAK started the scoring with a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter at the 8:20 mark on the clock after a scoreless first half.  CAK again scored on their next possession with a 12-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion gave CAK the lead 11-0.  The Warriors took possession right before halftime and with 34 seconds … CONTINUED


White County Middle School soccer wins over Fentress County

Posted by | September 10, 2019 12:23 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The White County Middle School Warriorette soccer team scored the program’s first win in several years, on Sept. 6 as the Warriorettes defeated Fentress County 1-0.

“I can’t say how proud I am of the girls,” head coach Drew Haston said. “We are tough on them and expect a lot, and they play hard for us    every night.  It’s good to see them finally have fruits to their labor.”

Early in the first half, Breanna Powell was able to break out of     midfield for a one-on-one with the Fentress County goalkeeper.  Powell was able to put a shot on target, but the keeper made the … CONTINUED



Mattie Lorene Russell

Posted by | September 10, 2019 9:22 am

Mattie Lorene Russell, 74, of Spencer, passed from this life, on Sept. 9, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Russell was born July 22, 1945, in Spencer, the daughter of Joe Shockley and Dema Martin Shockley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Russell; five brothers, James, Ray, Thomas, Johnny, and Floyd Shockley; and three sisters Emma Lou Mealer, Mammie Ruth “Boots” Rice, and Janice Swindell.

Survivors include her sons, Tim Russell and wife Teresa; daughter, Kathy Ferguson and husband David; four grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Sandra Russell, Kevin and Kendra Russell,

Tiffanie Ferguson, Jeffrey and Hilary Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren, Morgan, … CONTINUED


Dorothy Simmons

Posted by | September 10, 2019 9:04 am

Dorothy Simmons, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Simmons was born Nov. 13, 1930, to Clarence Finchum and Lillian Clark Finchum.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a longtime member of the Yankeetown Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 32 years, Don Simmons; and a son, Gary Dale Johnson.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Johnson (William Stevens), of Sparta; son, Terry (Belinda) Johnson, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson Climer, of Mississippi, Michael Johnson, of Indiana, Steven Johnson, of Indiana; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren; several nieces, … CONTINUED


James “Jim” Mulcay Roberts

Posted by | September 10, 2019 8:21 am

James “Jim” Mulcay Roberts, 79, passed away Sept. 7, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Roberts was born May 8, 1940, in White County, to Homer Whitley Roberts Sr. and Bessie Mary Jane Baker Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Homer  Whitley Jr., John Harvey Roberts Sr. Charles Thomas, Wilfred Terry, Herman Clay, Clarence Vaughn, Larry Dean, Joseph Michael; and sisters, Arrie Mae Jernigan, Hazel Venola Roberts, and Wanda Louise McGhee.

Survivors include his children, Michele Roberts, James Roberts, Terri Marquez; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Homer Ray Roberts and wife Cathie, Fred Rascoe Roberts and wife Bonnie, Willard Oliver Roberts; and … CONTINUED


Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | September 10, 2019 7:13 am

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 kim@spartalive.com.

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich
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AAA: Pump price trends falling into place for autumn

Posted by | September 10, 2019 6:59 am

Photo courtesy of AAA

Tennessee ranks #7 as least expensive gas price for the nation

(Sept. 9, 2019) — Tennessee’s state average gas price is $2.26 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is the same price as last week’s average, 14-cents less than a month ago and 33-cents less than one year ago. Today’s national average is $2.56, which is a two cents cheaper than last week, 11-cents less than a month ago and 28-cents cheaper than a year ago.

“Gasoline demand in early September generally declines alongside stock levels as refineries prepare for the switchover to winter-blend gasoline and undergo maintenance,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “These typical trends mean savings … CONTINUED



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