TCAT graduates nursing class of 21

Posted by | April 29, 2019 10:41 am

Twenty-one students graduated from the practical nursing program at TCAT Crossville during a pinning ceremony, on April 11, 2019.

The Practical Nursing program, which takes 12-months to complete, prepares students for the Tennessee Board of Nursing examination to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The Practical Nursing Class of 2019 are:

  • Ashley Brown
  • Bennie Brown
  • Lauren Carmichael
  • Amber Chancey
  • Ruben Cienfuegos, Jr.
  • Sara Clark
  • Daisy Copeland
  • Nikki Goldberg
  • Brooke Hood
  • Adrienne Howard
  • JoLynn Huling
  • Alannah Kirkland
  • Zachary McCormick
  • Misty Miller
  • Erica Pelfrey
  • Allyson Petersen
  • Kalyn Phelps
  • Rebecca Presley
  • Jennifer Tuchel
  • Jessica Walton
  • Ashley Wood

Practical nursing classes are offered at the TCAT Campus, 910 Miller Avenue, beginning in January, … Read More

White County Retired Teachers Association hosts guest speaker

Posted by | April 29, 2019 10:33 am

The White County Retired Teachers Association met April 11, at White County Public Library. The program for this meeting was a presentation by a local bladesmith Jay Replogle.  He discussed his vocation with those in attendance and how he became interested in this type of work. He brought some examples of items he has made. A short business meeting followed the lunch. April is community service project month for the WCRTA. Members of the group donated toward Relay for Life and donated used books to the library for their annual book sale. L-R: Jay Replogle and Lisa Yoder, president of WCRTA.

State degree recipients and Star Farmer announced

Posted by | April 29, 2019 10:30 am

White County High School seniors and FFA members Kennedy Selby, Jewel Tollison, Braxton Hutson, and Libby LaFever represented White County High School FFA  at the recent 91st Tennessee FFA State Convention, in Gatlinburg, where they received their FFA state degrees.

State degree recipients also attended the first-ever luncheon recognizing state degree recipients from chapters across Tennessee. Also receiving her state degree this year, but not present at convention, was Karley Warner.  State degrees can be earned after participating in five different events sponsored by FFA, such as career development competitive events, supervised agriculture experiences, attending Camp Clements, attending National FFA convention, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and attending state convention, … Read More

The great American persecution

Posted by | April 29, 2019 10:24 am

Christpoint Church – By Steve Qualls

When I was younger, growing up a local Sparta kid, we had a few simple unspoken rules in our household. However, the one command that trumped them all was to do what Mom and Dad said. It’s not terribly difficult. If we were told to feed livestock, then that’s what we did. If we were instructed to be quiet, get tools, clean rooms, come eat, or go to bed, we knew that’s what was expected, and that’s what we did. If we failed, then we were quickly reminded and helped to straighten up if you know what I mean.

So if a … Read More

Harris presents research at international conference

Posted by | April 29, 2019 10:12 am

By Rachel Auberger

Michael Harris II, who is working toward an MBA with a concentration in management of information systems, recently traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to present a research paper he co-authored.

Each spring, the Association of Marketing Theory and Practice hosts an international marketing conference with the goal of bringing academic theory and real-world marketing practices together. In the preceding fall, students and faculty are encouraged to submit research papers that must go through a double-blind review process before being accepted for presentation.

Harris, who co-authored his paper with two of his professors, Ismet Anistal and M. Meril Ainistal, was honored to have his research selected … Read More

Tennessee Reconnect helps adults achieve their future dreams

Posted by | April 29, 2019 8:31 am

Denny Wayne Robinson, White County executive (standing), is assisting two potential students for the Tennessee Reconnect program. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

Tennessee Reconnect provides financial aid so that adults ages 24 and older can go back to school tuition free, and, recently, White County hosted a sign-up day to help those individuals who were interested in earning an applied technology certificate or an associate’s degree.

Denny Wayne Robinson, county executive, and Chad Marcum, county finance director, worked to make this event possible. In January, they developed a marketing plan that included direct mailings, flyers, postcards, Facebook advertisements, and billboards.

“They used the money from the governor’s ThreeStar grant program to help the county’s workforce development initiative to advertise directly to the citizens of White County,” explained … Read More

Sheriff asks for raises and additional staff

Posted by | April 29, 2019 8:28 am

 Editor’s note: This story is the second part of a two-part story about the budget for the jail and the sheriff department. The first part was published in the Thursday, April 25, 2019, edition of The Expositor.

Sheriff Steve Page addressed the county commission’s budget committee recently with a list of requests for the upcoming fiscal year, which included not only equipment and upgrades for the jail but also pay raises for his employees.

Page told committee members he is asking for an “across the board” raise of $1.10 per hour for all staff at the sheriff department and at the jail. The projected overall increase for his … Read More

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