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Fuel sales have dropped at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport

Posted by | July 11, 2019 1:04 pm

By Ron Moses

On July 9, Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Manager Dean Selby requested permission from the board of directors for a Request For Proposal for fuel suppliers.

The RFP is a solicitation through the bidding process. Selby told the board the request isn’t based on any issue the airport has had with its current supplier, Shell Oil.

“We don’t have a contract with them [Shell]”, said Selby. “And with us being a government entity, the way it has been explained to me and the way I understand the government regulations … we are supposed to be under contract to buy fuel from somebody.”

Selby said the contract … Read More

Four residents displaced in Sulllivan Knowles Road fire, Red Cross called

Posted by | July 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Fire damaged a residence at 2833 Sullivan Knowles residence this week. Firefighters from several departments assisted at the scene. (Photo by SENIOR FIREFIGHTER BRANNON RANDOLPH)

Volunteers from the South Group Automatic Aid were dispatched  July 8 to a structure fire after smoke was reported coming from a residence on Sullivan Knowles Road.

At approximately 9:07 p.m., firefighters who arrived first at the scene found fire in the rear of the house at 2833 Sullivan Knowles Rd.

Approximately 15 volunteers from Mt. Gilead, Doyle, and Central View volunteer fire departments as well as Sparta Fire Department worked until approximately 11 p.m. to ensure the fire was contained.

“These men and women worked like a well-oiled machine and contained this fire to only one end of the home,” said Chief Thomas Steele, of Mt. Gilead … Read More

Jordi granted motion to suppress statement in father’s stabbing death

Posted by | July 11, 2019 12:56 pm

On June 19, 2019, Criminal Court Judge Gary McKenzie heard a motion filed by defense counsel to suppress Joshua Nathaniel Jordi’s statement about the stabbing death of his father, Timothy Leroy Jordi.

Joshua Jordi was booked into the White County Justice Center, on May 18, 2018, on charges of first-degree murder, after the body of his father was found at his Mt. Vernon Subdivision residence, in Sparta, in March 2018.

According to Assistant District Attorney General Bruce MacLeod, McKenzie heard testimony from a detective from Mankato, Minnesota, who questioned Joshua Jordi, on March 11, 2018, about the circumstances of Timothy Jordi’s death. Joshua Jordi, who resided in Minnesota, … Read More

Dixon and Fowler are arrested on several offenses including drugs

Posted by | July 11, 2019 12:53 pm

Sundra Lachelle Dixon

A White County deputy arrested two subjects on Independence Day after the driver of a vehicle that was moving slowly in the middle of the road reportedly attempted to evade arrest.

Sundra Lachelle Dixon, 39, of Sparta, was the driver of a green Honda that was observed by Deputy Jared Denton, of White County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:30 p.m., July 4, 2019, on Verna Qualls Road. According to the arrest warrant, Denton turned his patrol car around and began following the Honda after he observed the manner in which the vehicle was being driven. Reportedly, once Denton was behind the Honda, the driver “floored … Read More

Taylor facing forgery and meth charges after July 6 incident

Posted by | July 11, 2019 12:48 pm

Tanisha Marie Taylor

A 48-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both of Sparta, were arrested last week after an incident at Advance Financial.

Tanisha Marie Taylor and Greg Hutchings were taken into custody, on July 6, 2019, by officers from Sparta Police Department, after they found Taylor in possession of drugs while attempting to cash a forged check. Hutchings was wanted for violation of probation.

Police officers were dispatched to 447 West Bockman Way, at Advance Financial, at approximately 3:45 p.m., on July 6, about a male who the employees believed to be under the influence.

According to an arrest warrant, upon arrival, Patrolman Cole Stickler, of Sparta … Read More

Pick up a copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | July 11, 2019 9:22 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.

George Andrew Bagnall, Jr.

Posted by | July 11, 2019 8:44 am

George Andrew Bagnall Jr., 70, of Sparta, passed away July 6, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Bagnall was born Jan. 11, 1949, in New Jersey, to George Andrew Bagnall Sr. and Eunice Dygert Bagnall.

He was a concrete, brick, block mason and an avid WWE Wrestling fan.

Survivors include his son, Christopher George Kosmoski; stepdaughters, Cindy Stowell, Kim Nowling; stepsons, Gene Cottrell, James McCall Jr.; sister, LouAnn LeVance; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren

Mr. Bagnall’s wish was to be cremated.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Louise Roberts Wilson

Posted by | July 11, 2019 8:42 am

Dorothy Louise Roberts Wilson, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 5, 2019, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

She was born Feb. 20, 1939, in White County, to James Clyde Roberts and Lillie Mae Goodson Roberts.

Mrs. Wilson was a daycare provider and a member of East Sparta Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Roberts; infant sister, Shirley Roberts; special cousin, Gerald Roberts; and daughter-in-law, Pam Dodson Wilson.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, David Ray Wilson, of Sparta; two sons, Timothy Wilson, of Sparta, Greg (Kelly) Wilson, of Sparta; daughter, Angela (Tony) Rigdon, of Algood; three grandchildren, Andrea … Read More


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