Huge yard to benefit Pacesetters

Posted by | August 4, 2018 8:13 am

Check out the huge yard sale today, at 272 N Spring St., sponsored by Knights of Columbus, of St. Andrew Church. All proceeds benefit Pacesetters, whose mission is to empower and support people with disabilities and their families to lead enriched and fulfilled lives.

Help give me a name

Posted by | August 3, 2018 12:33 pm

By Hansel Moore

This handsome fella needs a name.   Dale Hankins, owner of Fall Creek Falls Riding Stables, is asking for help in providing an identity for the youngest member of the FCF equine team.

He is approaching 2 years old and is primarily black, with a blue sheen and a white sliver on the forehead. All entries must be provided by Aug 10. The winner of the contest will be awarded two passes to enjoy at the riding stables. If a name is duplicated, the person with the earliest submission will be considered.

Send name idea(s) through Facebook or by email –

If anyone is looking … Read More

Penny’s General Store & Antiques

Posted by | August 3, 2018 12:29 pm

Brian Roman puts the final touches on a special project for a customer. His works of art are on sale at Penny’s General Store & Antiques, in Pikeville.

By Hansel Moore

“My husband and I were pickers, before picking was cool,” explained Penny Roman, proprietor of Penny’s General Store and Antiques.

Her reference was to the term “picker” made famous by the television show American Pickers, on the History Channel. Much like Mike and Frank of the show, the Romans have a passion in their DNA to preserve history and have a special eye for certain items.

“We have been collecting for over 30 years,” said Penny Roman. … Read More

Cedar Grove Fire Department planning another Haunted Trail

Posted by | August 3, 2018 8:45 am

By Hansel Moore

Do you like scaring the bejeebers out of people? How is your growl? Got a strong stomach? Then Join the Cedar Grove Fire Department in turning the woods into a place of memories – actually nightmares. This is the fifth season that the department has hosted the haunted trail.

“It started off kind of small, but has taken off and gotten pretty big,” explained Fire Chief Kevin Bivins. “We see a few thousand people during the month of October.”

Haunting season may seem far away, but to provide quality nights of fright, the planning, design, and building of the trail begins much in advance. This … Read More

Van Buren Mountain Homecoming committee says thanks

Posted by | August 3, 2018 8:39 am

Pictured is the 2018 Mountain Homecoming Committee, which includes Lesa Bouldin, Penny Baker, Katina Simmons, Karla Yates, Drew Campbell

By Hansel Moore

An event like Mountain Homecoming has many moving parts and takes the coordination of a sports coach, orchestra   conductor, traffic cop and therapist – all at the same time. The “A” team that pulled the day together was headed by Lesa Bouldin who declared throughout the week, “It’s all good…it’s all under control.”

Most people don’t comprehend the amount of time, energy, patience, and creativity a musical event requires. It is only with the support and help from the community that the Homecoming is such a success.

Bouldin said, “I want to thank Van Buren County Commission, City of Spencer Aldermen, Citizens Tri-County Bank, Robinson’s … Read More

Van Buren County mayor provides updates on progress

Posted by | August 3, 2018 8:30 am

By Hansel Moore

There are a number of things happening in Van Buren County, and the following are some highlights from Van Buren County Mayor Greg Wilson:

Farmer’s Market

“People have been using the market for the past three weeks or so, and every week it keeps growing in the number of vendors,” said Wilson. “We were able to get a pretty diverse group of items this past week including items from the Mennonite community.”

A date for the grand opening day has not been officially scheduled but will be in the next few weeks.

Musical Park area

The area located next to Burritt College has been under … Read More

New York visitor injured at Fall Creek Falls during recent visit

Posted by | August 3, 2018 8:01 am

A 23-year-old male was recently injured in a fall while riding a skateboard down an inclined roadway, at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

By Hansel Moore

A recent visitor to Fall Creek Falls State Park will be taking back a few unwanted souvenirs to his home in New York. He will have a few scars from his incident that required an ambulance transport for follow up care.

During a routine drive through the park, FCF Manager Jacob Young approached a scene of individuals, with at least one probable injury. A 23-year-old male was sitting on the ground with injuries related to a fall while riding a skateboard down an inclined roadway. Per the individual’s account of the incident, the speed of the ride increased rapidly and beyond his ability to maintain … Read More

Couple expresses gratitude for AirMedCare Network – LIFE FORCE

Posted by | August 3, 2018 7:58 am

Chris Reynolds and Anna Marie Walker met City of Spencer Mayor Mickey Robinson at the AirMedCare Network display at the recent Annual Mountain Homecoming. They shared their story and gratitude for the community agreement with AirMedCare Network.

By Hansel Moore

There are many great things about living in rural Tennessee, but one of the drawbacks is access to healthcare in an emergency.

If one is involved in a serious accident, the amount of time it takes to transport to a trauma center can easily be more than an hour.   In a life-threatening scenario, the role of the emergency medical service, in Van Buren County, is to stabilize and transport in the most expedient mode possible. The first persons on the scene must utilize their training to make a determination as to the severity of the situation and contact the appropriate transport as needed.

Sometimes the … Read More

Robinson defeats Ward in White County executive race, trustee and sheriff offices will see new faces

Posted by | August 2, 2018 9:20 pm

Denny Wayne Robinson, incumbent White County executive, has defeated Jim Ward, 3,467 to 2,640.

In other races of significant interest, Steve Page has defeated opponent Scott O’Dell for the office of sheriff, 5,026 to 1,062. Kathryn Passons Adcock was the winner in a five-person race for county trustee. Adcock received 2,250 votes, with Angie Mackie Wilhite coming in second, with 1,318.

White County commissioner results

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:24 pm

It appears White County will have 10 new commissioners to fill the 14 seats. Final results have been posted for six of the seven districts. There are the results.

District 1: Andy Haston and Cain Rogers

District 2: Terry Alley and T.K. Austin

District 3: Lonnie Crouch and Robert McCormick

District 4: Lanny Selby and Dakota White

District 5: Dillard Quick and Robert Dale Bennett

District 6: Lee Broyles and Robert Mason Jr.

District 7: Bobby McCulley and Stanley Neal (projected winners)

Elections results

Posted by | August 2, 2018 7:52 pm

For complete election results, click here. 

See Monday’s edition of The Expositor for complete details from tonight’s election results and interviews with the winners. SpartaLive will continue to provide coverage via White County Election Commission.

Malcolm Wayne Ownsby

Posted by | August 2, 2018 3:26 pm

Malcolm Wayne Ownsby, 64, of Gainesboro, passed away July 29, 2018, at Mabry Health and Rehabilitation, in Gainesboro.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 3, at Lower Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hunter Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until departure for the cemetery at 12:30 p.m.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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