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Posted by | September 5, 2019 8:36 am

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Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | September 5, 2019 8:26 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.


Pressed 4 Time celebrates one-year anniversary with Ribbon Cutting

Posted by | September 5, 2019 8:05 am

By Rachel Auberger

Pressed 4 Time Café, at 28 N. Main St., has been serving up freshly-made pressed sandwiches and homemade soups for a year.

“We really appreciate the business we get from the community here,” said Rhonda Benz, who owns the restaurant with her fiancé, Michael Parks. “We have put a lot of time and work into this business and into this location. We decided that now was the time to celebrate, and what better way to do that than with a ribbon cutting.”

The shop, which is quickly outgrowing its small corner location, is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, serving up lunches … CONTINUED

What happened to the voice?

Posted by | September 5, 2019 7:50 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

The ground is silent, the stands empty. Parking lots become barren, and the lines have disappeared. A calm settles over what recently bustled with excitement and energy. A coolness is felt in the air as the fog settles. The humidity has dropped as the patrons have emptied. It’s season’s end for baseball in America. The boys of summer have packed up and moved on, and all that’s left is a lonely maintenance crew and an echo. It’s that time of year again. Kids have moved from batting cages to classrooms, pitching mounds to hallways, and short sleeves are replaced with long. Their … CONTINUED

Bad things really acceptable as long as they happen to somebody else?

Posted by | September 5, 2019 7:30 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

This question has plagued me on and off throughout my life whenever I saw people ignore or laugh at others who were not as fortunate as themselves.  I know we can’t always help everyone we meet who needs help.  I also know that some people wallow in neediness and refuse help when offered for whatever reason they may have.  I understand some people may be mired in a culture or mindset that keeps them in unhealthy, or what they perceive as, unchangeable situations.  We can feel insulted if someone doesn’t want our help, and, after a while, it becomes easier to ignore … CONTINUED

A few Democrat “issues” you might want to consider

Posted by | September 5, 2019 6:57 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

Before too long, Democrats will be forced to make a choice and decide which candidate of the many running they want to select to go up against President Donald Trump. While at first it looked like they had a deep bench, as time has gone by, it has become apparent that many of these “on the bench” candidates were benched for a reason. They don’t seem able to make a coherent case for why they should be elected. Even after the Democrats select their party’s nominee, there are a lot of matters to be decided. Let’s look at a few issues … CONTINUED

WCHS Warriors win again – defeat eastern rival Cumberland County

Posted by | September 5, 2019 6:52 am

Markees Coleman is on defense for White County High School Warriors vs. Cumberland County Jets. (Photo by JULIA MORRIS)

By Jerry Lowery

(Aug. 30 game)

The White County High School Warriors traveled up the mountain to take on the Cumberland County Jets, on Aug. 30.  The Warriors extended their winning streak to two games as the horn sounded with a final score of 31-20 in favor of the Warriors.

Noah Hamilton hand off to Will Griggs. (Photo by JULIA MORRIS)

The Jets deferred after winning the coin toss, and that gave the Warriors the first possession of the night.  After D.J. Paul gave the Warriors great field position with a solid kickoff return, the Warriors went on offense.  Sparta drove down the field behind the running of … CONTINUED

WCMS wins thriller

Posted by | September 5, 2019 6:47 am

By Jerry Lowery

(Aug. 29, 2019 game)

The White County Middle School Warriors took on the North Franklin County team for a conference  game, on Aug. 29.  Sparta won in a thrilling matchup with a 22-14 score.

Defense was the name of the game during the first quarter of play as both teams had a tough time moving the ball, and, at the end of one quarter, the score was 0-0.

Sparta opened up the scoring on a pass from Tripp Pinion to Kaden Mitchell for the first touchdown of the game.  Owen Adams kept the ball and drove in for the two-point conversion, giving the Warriors the … CONTINUED

Clifford “Jack” Houston Payne

Posted by | September 4, 2019 11:42 am

Clifford “Jack” Houston Payne, 81, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 2, 2019, in Crossville.

Mr. Payne was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Bonnie Blue, Virginia, to the Houston Payne and Oma Burden Payne.

Mr. Payne enjoyed UT football and spending time with family, and he loved antique cars.

He was preceded in death by parents and his sister, Ann Brewer.

Survivors his children, Jacqueline Adair (William), of Collierville, Mark Payne (Mariann), of Lebanon, Karen Vanhooser (Stan), of Cookeville, Jason Payne (Kelli), of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren, Ginger Naylor, April Max, Jackson Vanhooser, Brittany Payne, Ashley Payne, Spencer Payne, Sydney Jo Payne; great-grandchildren, Emerson Max, Stella Naylor, Knox Naylor, Kinsley … CONTINUED

Roy Estel Tindell

Posted by | September 4, 2019 11:33 am

Roy Estel Tindell, 94, of Doyle, passed away Sept.  2, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Tindell was born May 9, 1925, to Garner Tindell and Annie Collins Tindell.

He was married to Jewel Dean Tindell who preceded him death.

He had four brothers Waymon Tindell ( Eudean ), Vermon Tindell (Mamie Lou), Henry Tindell (Edna), and Alvin “Bill” Tindell (Reba), and two sisters Ettie Johnson (Cleade), Elizabeth Howard (Wilson).

Mr. Tindell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Carlton, of Sparta, Janet Tindell, of Plainfield, Illinois; two sons, Larry Tindell (Kathy), of Itasca, Illinois, Joshua David Tindell (Amanda), … CONTINUED

Geraldine “Gerry” Rader Cantrell

Posted by | September 4, 2019 11:17 am

Geraldine (Gerry) Rader Cantrell, 90, passed away Sept. 1, 2019, in Sparta.

Mrs. Cantrell was born May 31, 1929, in Springfield, Missouri, to Reva Miller Rader and Joseph Berlin Rader, who preceded her in death.

Growing up in Missouri, the family moved to McMinnville, where she met and married Forest Clark Cantrell, in 1949. Her husband preceded her in death, in 2011, after 62 years of marriage.

A 1969 graduate of McMinnville Central High School, she was   employed as society editor of “The Southern Standard,” the town’s newspaper. She later worked at McMinnville Garment Company as a machine operator and later in the office. When her husband went … CONTINUED

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