Lyall Wayne Craft

Posted by | February 10, 2018 10:18 am

Lyall Wayne Craft, 73, passed away Feb. 7, 2018.

Mr. Craft worked in the prison system for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marie Craft; children, Terry Craft (Teresa), Jeff Craft (Cindy); grandchildren, Hillary Johnson (Jordan), Allison Craft, Emily Craft; great-grandchild, Peyton Johnson; brothers, Danny Craft (Chris), Joe Craft (Pauleese); and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m., Feb. 10, 2018, at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, in Nashville. A Celebration of Life service will be 2:30 p.m., Feb. 10, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Physician Assistant Foundation,

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Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted by | February 10, 2018 10:02 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety roadside safety checkpoints during the week of 02-18-2018 on State Route 136 in White County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

Hassie Caldwell Biggs

Posted by | February 10, 2018 9:55 am

Hassie Caldwell Biggs, 89, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 8, 2018, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Ms. Biggs was born Nov. 14, 1922.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Feb. 12, 2018, from the Quarles Room of Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.

Warriors pick up a big win over Warren County

Posted by | February 9, 2018 9:22 pm

The Warriors pick up their second district win in a row over Warren County by a final score of 63-45. The Warriors were led in scoring by Dyson Reece and David Kinser who finished with 17 points each.

Warriors lead at the half

Posted by | February 9, 2018 8:17 pm

The Warriors lead the Warren County Pioneers 28-20 at the half. Dyson Reece led the Warriors with 12 points in the first half.

Warriorettes pick up the win over Warren Co.

Posted by | February 9, 2018 7:52 pm

The Warriorettes used a big third quarter to pick up a 70-56 win over Warren County. The Warriorettes were led by Kendreah Reeves who finished with 20 points. Gracie Dodgen also chipped in 16 points.The Warriorettes will find out on Monday when they will play in the district tournament.

Warriorettes extend their lead

Posted by | February 9, 2018 7:10 pm

The Warriorettes outscore Warren County 29-7in the third quarter and lead the Lady Pioneers 52-33 heading into the the final quarter of play.

Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted by | February 9, 2018 6:50 pm

The Warriorettes use a big second quarter to help them take a 32-26 lead at the half. The Warriorettes were led by Kendreah Reeves in the first half. She finished the half with 12 points.

D.A. states “…does not condone or support the behavior and comments of the White County Sheriff”

Posted by | February 9, 2018 5:27 pm

District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway

The following statement was released to SpartaLive/The Expositor first by District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway about the recent national news coverage of statements reportedly made by White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe following an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred in White County on April 12, 2017.

“Regarding the April 2017 officer-involved shooting incident in White County, TN, which resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Michael Dial, I would like to make absolutely clear that the District Attorney’s office does not condone or support the behavior and comments of the White County sheriff. The public’s outrage over the sheriff’s behavior and the community’s sympathies for Mr. Dial’s family are Read More

Page for Sheriff Meet and Greet

Posted by | February 9, 2018 2:44 pm

Steve Page, candidate for White County Sheriff, will be hosting his first “Page for Sheriff – Candidate Meet and Greet,” at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Rise and Shine Café. Everyone is invited to stop by. (This is a paid political ad.)

Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee Releases 10 x 12 =1 Campaign

Posted by | February 9, 2018 6:48 am

Marsha Gibbons chairs fundraising campaign

Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee announces Marsha Gibbons as the Campaign Chair for the newly released “10×12=1 Fundraising Campaign”. Marsha, who lives in the Upper Cumberland Region, is sharing her breast cancer journey and the Komen Mission to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by the year 2026.

The “10×12=1 Campaign” is designed to engage people to commit to donate $10 dollars a month for 12 months. This will cover the average cost of a mammogram for someone uninsured, underinsured and without the ability to pay.

The consistent need of early breast cancer detection motivated the decision to secure donations over the … Read More

Cookeville Regional Urgent Care now open seven days a week

Posted by | February 9, 2018 6:44 am

Cookeville Regional Urgent Care has expanded its hours and is now open seven days a week to meet the community’s growing need for walk-in urgent care.

Located 340 N. Cedar in Cookeville, just across from the hospital’s Emergency Room on the corner of Cedar and Fourth Street, Cookeville Regional Urgent Care has been open for over a year and has seen significant growth in patient volumes since opening last fall. Not only will the urgent care be open on Saturdays, but the hours have expanded to 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

“When we first opened, we decided to not open on Saturdays because there were several options in town … Read More

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