Pet Idol Top Ten

Posted by | July 24, 2018 12:04 pm

Updated July 24, 2018

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

The Top Ten for PET IDOL are as follows:

  • Tiger Lily – 100 votes  (Hattie Mae Young)
  • Bandit – 0 votes (Lisa Putney)
  • Jake – 180 votes (Linda Jones)
  • Callie- 0 votes (Dana Ellis)
  • Sammy – 20 votes  (Doris Prater)
  • Brutus – 128 votes  (Tina Cope)
  • Pretty Girl Moesi – o votes (Tina Cope)
  • Freddy – 188 votes (Cristina Wilson)
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Posted by | July 24, 2018 10:26 am

Saturday, Aug. 25

Who: Quebeck-Walling Community Club

What: Potluck, bring a dish to share

When: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Quebeck Community Center, 375 Quebeck Rd.

Contact: (931) 657-1009

Medicare counseling

Posted by | July 24, 2018 10:25 am

Monday, July 30

Who: SHIP representative (State Health Insurance Program)

What: Medicare counseling (provide help on any Medicare questions, abuse, or concerns)

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: Call (931) 432-4150 for an appointment

Medicare class

Posted by | July 24, 2018 10:24 am

Monday, July 30

Who: SHIP representative (State Health Insurance Program)

What: Welcome to Medicare class (includes training on Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, as well as MedigGap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud)

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: White County Public Library

Contact: Call (931) 432-4150 to reserve a set

Early voting in progress

Posted by | July 24, 2018 6:21 am

Early voting:

Dates: July 13, 2018 – July 28, 2018


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.;

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 am.-6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: White County Courthouse, 1 E. Bockman Way, Room 215

Rhonda Dennis

Posted by | July 24, 2018 5:52 am

Rhonda Dennis, 48, of Sparta, passed away July 20, 2018, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m., July 31, 2018, at Doyle United Methodist Church.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wings up Caravan heads to Sparta Walmart Thursday

Posted by | July 23, 2018 4:31 pm

  The TTU Athletics Caravans have evolved over time to become one of the most popular summer traditions enjoyed by Golden Eagle fans across the region. Donning several different monikers over the years, typically to represent the theme of the athletics department, the 2018 edition has been labeled as the Wings Up Caravans.

What exactly are the Wings Up Caravans? Each summer, Tech Athletics hits the road to spread excitement and information for the upcoming seasons for all 14 of the department’s programs, making several stops all over the region. In 2018, the Wings Up Caravans will visit 10 different locations. The events span the months of July and … Read More

Official practice began today

Posted by | July 23, 2018 4:28 pm

Allen Shoupe catches a pass in a 7-on-7 game earlier this summer. Shoupe is one of the key returning players for the Warriors this season.

While most of the White County High School fall sports teams have spent a portion of July getting in some type of practices, official preseason practice as defined by the TSSAA began across the state of Tennessee today.

For most sports, the only change is that restrictions have been lifted for the number of practices allowed. However, for football it means the pads go on, and the hitting begins.

Since the dead period ended, football has been allowed to practice, but it was … Read More

Gentry tabbed as the new Warriorettes’ soccer coach

Posted by | July 23, 2018 3:41 pm

When the school year ended this past year, White County High School soccer coach Steve Wilson decided that trying to coach both the Warrior and Warriorette soccer teams was a little too much and decided to step down as the Warriorettes’ soccer coach.

Grant Swallow, WCHS principal, and Terry Crain, White County athletic director, set out to find a new soccer coach.

Although the coach that they found is a new head coach for this fall, she is not a newcomer to the Warriorettes’ soccer team. Chelsea Sims Gentry has been named as the new Warriorettes’ soccer coach. Gentry takes over for Wilson, who posted a 4-9-1 mark … Read More

Legacy Athletics holds summer basketball camp

Posted by | July 23, 2018 3:40 pm

Seven years ago, Jason Winningham had an idea to start a non-profit organization called Legacy Athletics. At that time, Winningham was working in Louisiana with local high school, college, and professional level players who wanted to work on increasing their overall skill sets.

Over the last couple of years, Legacy has seen steady growth from where it started with just a few elementary kids.

This past week, Winningham held his annual three-day camp at the old White County Middle School gymnasium. Last year, there were 80 youth in attendance from several counties, including White, Van Buren, DeKalb, Putnam, Overton, and Cumberland counties. This year, Winningham had 107 youth … Read More

Dereck Gordon Bennett

Posted by | July 23, 2018 11:54 am

Dereck Gordon Bennett, 48, of Sparta, passed away July 22, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Bennett was born Feb. 28, 1970.

Graveside service will be noon, July 24, 2018, at Old New Hope Cemetery. There is no scheduled visitation before the service.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

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