Man transported to hospital after one passenger motorcycle crash

Posted by | August 8, 2018 6:44 pm

At approximately 6:00 p.m. a motorcycle carrying one occupant crashed his motorcycle on Copeland Road near Golden Mountain Road. His injuries were not life threatening and he was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Name and age of the driver are unknown at this time.

Multi-agency operation results in 9 area arrests, Sparta police assist

Posted by | August 8, 2018 3:47 pm

COOKEVILLE – A joint operation conducted by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Drug Investigation Division and multiple local law enforcement agencies in East Tennessee has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals, after they were indicted on a variety of drug-related charges.

On July 20, the … Read More

Carrier position at The Expositor

Posted by | August 7, 2018 4:30 pm


The Expositor is looking for a carrier for a store route. If interested call (931) 836-3284, email Cristie Vinson at, or visit the office, at 34 W. Bockman Way, to pick up an application.

Grant application for volunteer fire departments now available

Posted by | August 7, 2018 3:13 pm

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is accepting grant applications for the 2018-19 Volunteer Fire Assistance program from now until Sept. 14, 2018.

Volunteer fire departments (VFDs) serving communities with populations of 10,000 or less are eligible for this 50 percent reimbursement grant. Grants will be awarded for qualifying purchases up to $6,000. Last year, 115 VFDs received grants for a total amount of $264,368.

Examples of qualifying purchases include personal protective equipment, firefighting hand tools, communications equipment, parts and supplies for engines, and training materials.

“All areas in Tennessee are susceptible to wildland fire,” State Forester David Arnold said. “We are proud to be able … Read More

Hutson reunion

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:23 pm

Saturday, Sept. 8

Who: Descendants of Byrd and Fannie Hutson and their children: Isabeth Manus, Pearl Mabe, Willie Bell Baker, Luke Hutson, Rachael Miller, Fred Hutson, Jessie Hutson, and Thurman Hutson

What: Reunion

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Pearson Park, next to Sparta Civic Center

Contact: (865) 389-9194

Howard reunion

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:18 pm

Sunday, Aug. 12

Who: Descendants of Robert F. Howard and Nancy Crooke Howard

What: Reunion (bring your favorite dish/dishes)

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Sparta-White County Rescue Squad building

Board Valley revival

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:10 pm

Mon, Aug. 6-Fri., Aug. 10

Who: Board Valley Free Will Baptist Church

What: Revival

When: 7 p.m., nightly

Where: Church

Contact: (931) 738-3004

Stamps-Selby-England reunion

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:08 pm

Sat., Sept. 1-Mon., Sept 3

Who: Stamps-Selby-England relatives

What: Reunion (camping, prizes, games, good food, good company)

When: Sept. 1 – Registration at noon, bean and chili supper at 6 p.m.; Sept. 2 – church service at 10 a.m., pitch-in dinner (meat and drinks furnished) at noon, auction and quilt drawing (bring items for auction at 2:15 p.m.)

Where: 6090 Crossville Highway (Bon Air community)

Contact: (931) 935-6114 or (765) 520-1938

Old New Hope decoration

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:06 pm

Saturday, Aug. 18

Who: Old New Hope Cemetery, in the Cassville community

What: Decoration

When: Lunch a noon

Where: Cemetery (donations are appreciated)

Contact: (931) 657-2177

Hensley Chapel revival

Posted by | August 7, 2018 2:05 pm

Sat., Aug. 11-Sat., Aug. 18

Who: Hensley Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

What: Revival (special singing each night; Bro. Johnny Philllips preaching

When: 7 p.m., nightly

Where: Church

Senior Day at the fair

Posted by | August 7, 2018 9:03 am

The 2017 Ms. Senior White County, Gladys Whiteaker (left), accepts her flowers from Pinkie Hill, the 2016 Ms. Senior White County.

It’s that time of year again – SENIOR DAY at the White County Fair, beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at the Agriculture Complex, 565 Hale St. The day includes fun and games, entertainment, talent contest, good food,  and the Ms. Senior White County Pageant. Applications for the talent show and pageant are available at Life Care Center of Sparta and Sparta-White County Senior Center.

Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted by | August 7, 2018 8:26 am

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you concerned about the needs of older people?

Can you work with all types of people?

Do you like to follow problems through to resolution?

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three (3) hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. … Read More

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