When you die will you R.I.P. or have karma?

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:43 am

By Macil Duncan

Yesterday, on Father’s Day, I preached my Uncle Glenn’s funeral. I had the joy of knowing that he was saved and had peace with God to rest in Him. When your time comes to die, will you be able to truly R.I.P. (Rest In Peace)? There are many theological views about eternity. Among the Christian faith alone, some believe in eternal security, while others believe your sinful actions overpower grace, and you can lose it, needing to re-saved. Then you have Christians that believe only the elect are saved and some are just destined for hell. Outside the Christian faith, you have many that believe … Read More


Do we know who is driving the bus or don’t we care?

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:38 am

Democratic Dialog – by Debra Wines

Since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, I have felt as if we were part of an off, off, off Broadway play, far removed from any sense of reality. It started when Mr. Trump bragged to anyone who would listen that his inaugural crowd was far larger than either one of former President Obama’s. From the moment the words came out of his mouth, it was proven over and over again to be an audacious exaggeration of the truth. Kellyanne Conway went on national TV and provided us with the term “alternative facts.” It seems the Trump administration has been trying to feed the American … Read More


TN state officials raising awareness about the dangers of Fentanyl

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:34 am

Mark Gwynn (left), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director, and Col. Tracy Trott (right), of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, were two of several state officials who spoke at a recent press conference about the deadly drug Fentanyl.

Several top Tennessee state officials recently held a press conference in hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of a powerful substance called Fentanyl.

Top officials from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Tennessee Department of Safety, and the Tennessee Department of Homeland Safety held a joint press conference, in Nashville, hoping to raise awareness about the dangers of the Fentanyl and substances similar to it.

“Fentanyl, it’s in all of our communities, it’s deadly not just for illegal users, and everyone is at risk,” according to the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force.

The message from … Read More


Sparta Board approves $5.2 million 2017-2018 budget

Posted by | June 19, 2017 6:29 am

Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen took the final action during its recent board meeting to approve the city’s 2017-2018 budget, which includes approximately $5.2 million for the General Fund.

One of the largest financially impactful items on the June 15, 2017, agenda was the city’s proposed 2017-2018 fiscal budget.

Mayor Jeff Young opened the floor for a public hearing to any member in the audience who wished to speak about the proposed budget. However, no one stepped forward to address the city board. At this point, Young closed the public hearing.

A motion and a second were then immediately made to accept the proposed 2017-2018 budget. Young … Read More


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted by | June 18, 2017 9:01 am

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted by | June 18, 2017 9:01 am

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Jamboree Pageant

Posted by | June 17, 2017 11:40 am

The annual Miss Jamboree Pageant is set for Saturday, June 24, featuring categories from 1 day old to 20 years old

The first pageant begins at 11 a.m., at the DeKalb County Complex. It is open to all Tennessee girls and baby/toddler boys.

The fee is $25 per category, plus an additional five dollars for optional categories you may choose to enter, including “prettiest eyes,” “prettiest hair,”  “prettiest attire,” and “most photogenic.” A “People’s Choice” winner will be named in each category determined by the most money raised in the contestant’s “People’s Choice” box. Winners in the 11-13, 14-16, and 17-20 year old pageants are required to participate … Read More


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted by | June 17, 2017 8:01 am

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Two vehicle collision at the HWY 111 and Roosevelt Drive intersection

Posted by | June 16, 2017 4:04 pm

Updated by Bobby McCulley at 4:54 pm on 06/16/2017.  

At approximately 3:42 pm, White County E-911 dispatchers were alerted to a two vehicle collision with injuries at the Highway 111 and Roosevelt Drive intersection.

The Sparta Fire Department, White County EMS, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and the Sparta Police Department were all dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, emergency responders found a white Ford Escape and a blue Toyota Camry were involved in a side impact collision at the intersection on the northbound side of Highway 111.

Emergency personnel were forced to remove the driver’s door on the Ford Escape in order to get the driver out of … Read More


Rosemary Knuth

Posted by | June 16, 2017 10:53 am

Rosemary Knuth, 89, of Sparta, passed away June 13, 2017, at NHC Heathcare of Sparta.

She was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Mount Clemons, Michigan.

The family has chosen cremation. No other arrangements have been made at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Robert Hill Prater

Posted by | June 16, 2017 10:48 am

Robert Hill Prater, 83, a former resident of White County, passed away April 20, 2017, in Erlangen, Germany where he was a missionary for the Churches of Christ.

Mr. Prater was born Oct. 1, 1933.

Bob Prater grew up in the Cherry Creek community of White County, Tennessee, attended Yankeetown Elementary School as well as White County High School in Sparta, Tennessee.

Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree from David Lipscomb College, a Master’s Degree from Abilene Christian College and earned his doctorate from the Universtat Erlangen in Erlangen, Germany in 2006.

After college, Bob worked out of New York for a period of time selling FM music to … Read More


Robert Allen Brown

Posted by | June 16, 2017 10:45 am

Robert Allen Brown, 81, of White County, passed away June 14, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Brown was born June 21, 1935, in Newell, West Virginia, to Jonathan Brown and Mae Copeland Brown.

After graduating from high school, Mr. Brown enlisted in the U.S. Navy (1954-1958) and was an aircraft mechanic. He was stationed on the USS Hancock Aircraft carrier and Moffett Field, in California. While in the Navy, he met Rosemary Kennemer at a USO dance, and they got married, on July 15, 1956.

After his service to his country, he started working at Lockheed Missle and Space Company, in Sunnyvale, California. While employed there, he worked … Read More


Library event June 17

Posted by | June 16, 2017 10:14 am

On June 17, 2017, at 1 p.m., the library will be hosting, “Clearing the Way Home: An Opportunity to Cull Life’s Treasures.” At this event, Susan Gardner will be showing participants how to use different de-cluttering techniques to “build a better world.”


State unemployment rate plummets nearly an entire point to 4 percent

Posted by | June 16, 2017 8:42 am

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for May, remarkably dropping nearly an entire percentage point from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent. Declining one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, the national preliminary rate now stands at 4.3 percent.

“May’s unemployment rate is notable for a couple of reasons,” said Commissioner Phillips. “It’s the lowest rate Tennessee has seen in about 20 years, which is outstanding, and the state figure is now lower than the national average.”

The last time Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted rate was 4.0 percent or less was March 2001, after reaching … Read More


Pet Idol 2017: VOTE FOR THE CUTEST PET!

Posted by | June 16, 2017 8:01 am

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTRIES


Celebrate summer solstice with the Oakley STEM Center

Posted by | June 16, 2017 7:10 am

Tech Physics Professor Mary Kidd prepares a telescope for observing objects in the sky, one of many activities planned for the Longest Day of the Year celebration at the Oakley STEM Center, on June 20.

Tuesday, June 20 will see more daylight than any other day in 2017 and the Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech is inviting the community to celebrate.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the STEM Center will host The Longest Day of the Year celebration. This annual event is free and open to families and participants of all ages.

June 20 is the summer solstice, when the earth experiences the longest the largest amount of daylight all year.

Community members can celebrate the summer solstice at the STEM Center with star gazing activities using telescopes, building space satellites and visiting a mini-planetarium. This year, the STEM Center will also … Read More


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