Santa Letters 2018 keepsake edition

Posted by | December 28, 2018 9:13 am

The Expositor has several editions of Santa Letters 2018 for sale at 75 cents per copy. These would make great keepsakes for family members. Available while supply lasts. Stop by the office at 34 W. Bockman Way, Monday-Friday, 8-4 p.m.

Putnam/Cookeville law enforcement gift residents a safer New Year

Posted by | December 28, 2018 6:23 am

The Cookeville Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will offer free safe rides home to Putnam County residents between the hours of 10 p.m., on Dec. 31, and 2 a.m., on Jan. 1. Law enforcement statewide will be conducting sobriety checkpoints as usual. However, to cut down on the number of automobile accidents and DUI arrests in this area, CPD and PCSO will be offering free sober rides home. Cookeville Police Department will take care of calls made within Cookeville city limits, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will attend to all other sober ride requests made within Putnam County.

“Our goal is to make sure … Read More

White County unemployment at 3.5 percent, Van Buren 4.5 percent

Posted by | December 28, 2018 5:17 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 (TDLWD).

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

White County is listed at 3.5 percent; Van Buren County, 4.5 percent; Cumberland County, 3.9 percent; DeKalb County, 4.1 percent; Putnam County, 3.4 percent; and Warren County, 3.8 percent.

Williamson County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2.5 percent, which was 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the previous month. Both Davidson and Rutherford counties … Read More

Farmers advised to follow EPA guidelines for pesticides containing dicamba, White County mentioned

Posted by | December 28, 2018 5:06 am

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising soybean and cotton farmers to follow federal guidelines when applying pesticides containing dicamba approved for “over-the-top” use.

Dicamba products are commonly used to control weeds in soybean and cotton fields. Each product includes an extensive and detailed label outlining the requirements for use. Applicators must follow the label directions precisely to be in compliance with the law.

In October, EPA extended the registration of new formulation dicamba products for two years and announced new label requirements. As a result, Tennessee will not seek an additional special needs label for the next planting season.

“We have reviewed EPA’s new label requirements and … Read More

TBI investigating death of detainee at White County Jail

Posted by | December 27, 2018 1:52 pm

According to Susan Niland, public information officer with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI agents are investigating an in-custody death that occurred Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in White County.

Preliminary information indicates a vehicle crashed and rolled over in DeKalb County. A passenger from the vehicle was located just over the county line in White County. Initial reports indicate that when White County deputies attempted to detain the individual, he started to assault the officers and a taser was deployed. The subject was handcuffed and transported to the jail. When the deputy arrived at the jail, the individual … Read More

Warriors unable to overcome early deficit

Posted by | December 27, 2018 12:54 pm

The Warriors fell behind early and were unable to overcome the deficit as they fell to Pulaski County 74-72. The Warriors were led by Grant Slatten who finished with 20 points.

The Warriors will be back in action tomorrow at 12 pm ET/11 am CT.

Dodgen breaks three point record in Warriorettes win

Posted by | December 27, 2018 11:08 am

The Warriorettes picked up their first win in the Sunshine Classic down in Daytona Beach, Florida this morning with a 66-23 win over Trimble County. In the game, Gracie Dodgen broke Loren Foster’s record for most threes in a game with 9. Dodgen led the Warriorettes with 33 points.

With the win, the Warriorettes move to 14-0 on the season. The Warriorettes will return to action tomorrow at 1 pm ET/ 12 pm CT.

WCHS basketball teams hit the road after Christmas

Posted by | December 27, 2018 10:21 am

The White County High School basketball teams will hit the road after celebrating Christmas for play in their final holiday tournament of the year.

The Warriors and Warriorettes will be competing in the 29th Annual Sunshine Classic, in Daytona Beach, Florida. The tournament will run Dec. 27-29.

The Warriorettes will be the first game of the tournament. They will take on Trimble County High School from Bedford, Kentucky, at 9 a.m. ET/8 a.m. CT, on Dec. 27.  Trimble County is 3-8 so far this season.

The girls’ side of the bracket includes four teams from Kentucky: two teams from Tennessee and one team from Florida and North Carolina.… Read More

What’s wrong with government-run healthcare?

Posted by | December 27, 2018 10:16 am

It’s very easy for a politician to stand up before voters and say, “Health care is a right,” and then passionately advocate for “single-payer” or “free health care” or “Medicare for All”—whatever term they might use.

But before we consider the merits of the government managing your health care—and that’s what this all boils down to—maybe we should ask a more basic question: What do we mean by “health care”?

Because if you get sick—and here, we’re talking major illness—or you’re in serious pain, you don’t just want health care; you want quality health care.  And where is your best chance of finding that? The answer is right … Read More

Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show 2019 exhibitors are sought

Posted by | December 27, 2018 10:14 am

Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland is already working hard to make plans for the 2019 Home & Garden Show, which will be March 1-3, in Cookeville.  If you sell products or services for the home and would you like to be face-to-face with thousands of local customers, now is the time to reserve your exhibit space. For almost 50 years, the Home Builders Association has sponsored the event each March to help businesses to connect with consumers that are interested in building, remodeling, buying, landscaping, interior design, and other home-related projects.

For more information about participating in the three-day Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show, call … Read More

Boruff’s Automotive Gallery hosts Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony

Posted by | December 27, 2018 10:12 am

Boruff’s Automotive Gallery hosted an open house, on Dec. 21, 2018, and welcomed members of the community to their business, with holiday goodies for those in attendance. Also, Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony. Boruff’s Automotive Gallery is at 128 E. Bockman Way, in Sparta. Phone (931) 837-2277. (Photo by ANGELA CUMMING)

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