UT dean’s list fall 2018

Posted by | January 11, 2019 4:10 pm

-Jami E. Anderson, Sparta, Summa Cum Laude

-Jodi A. Anderson, Sparta, Summa Cum Laude

-Megan E. Holland, Sparta, Summa Cum Laude

-Emilee L. Howard, Walling, Summa Cum Laude

-Malik L. Murray, Sparta, Cum Laude

-Amanda M. Palmer, Walling, Cum Laude

-John B. Phillips, Quebeck, Summa Cum Laude

-Megan E. Wilson, Sparta, Summa Cum Laude


Interested in hot lunch and good conversation with other seniors?

Posted by | January 11, 2019 3:53 pm

Lunch time meals for individuals 6o-plus years of age and their spouses are provided at Senior Centers in all fourteen counties of the Upper Cumberland. A hot, nutritious meal is served at your local Senior Center at 11:15 am. Call your local Senior Center for exact times and dates.

Take advantage of this opportunity to have lunch, make new friends or talk with current friends and neighbors while learning about all the great activities provided by the Senior Center.

Interested in having lunch at your local Senior Center?

All that is required:

  1. Call the day before to reserve your meal;
  2. Arrive a few minutes early to register for
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TWRA launches new smartphone app with enhanced features

Posted by | January 11, 2019 3:42 pm

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is launching a new smartphone app, “TWRA on the Go,” with enhanced features to make it easier to hunt, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife.

“We are always looking for ways to make it more convenient for those who enjoy the outdoors,” said Michael May, TWRA Assistant Director. “The new app makes it easy to go paperless and report your deer or turkey harvest with or without cell service.”

Android users can install the new app through Google Play. IPhone users may go through the regular Apple Store.

Users will have the ability to access a copy of their current license, store multiple licenses … Read More



Parent of special needs child allegedly abused addresses school board after meeting adjourns

Posted by | January 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Lisa Blanton Eller, mother of a special needs child who was allegedly abused by a teacher, directs her statement to members of the White County School Board during the Jan. 10 meeting. (Photo by KIM SWINDELL WOOD)

The following is a statement released by the White County School Board about the alleged abuse of a special needs student that reportedly occurred in November 2018, which was read during the Jan. 10, 2019, meeting. Following the school board’s press release will be a statement issued by the child’s mother, Lisa Blanton Eller. Eller read her statement after the board meeting was officially adjourned.

White County School Board

“On 11.7.18, the administration received a report that a Woodland Park teacher may have mistreated a student in her classroom. School administrators immediately directed the employees who reported these concerns to call the Department of Children’s Services and to … Read More


Photographer needed for news-related incidents, such as crash scenes and crime scenes

Posted by | January 11, 2019 12:41 pm

The Expositor is looking for one or more individuals to take photos at crash scenes, various crime scenes, etc.  The individual will also need to obtain basic information about the incident. The individual will be paid per incident. This job is perfect for someone who already works in emergency services, specifically those who are volunteers and would like to supplement their income. The job will require some “middle-of-the-night” incidents. Excellent communication skills are a must. Apply by emailing Kim Swindell Wood, editor, kim@spartalive.com.


Freelance writers needed

Posted by | January 11, 2019 12:14 pm

The Expositor is looking for freelance writers to cover various aspects of the news, such as feature stories and community events. The individual will be paid per story. This job is perfect for someone who is retired or semi-retired or for individuals who are looking to supplement their income. The individual must have good grammatical skills and be able to take photos to go along with their stories. Excellent communication skills are a must. Apply by emailing Kim Swindell Wood, editor, kim@spartalive.com.


Hunter Funeral Home provides free app that will help in emergencies

Posted by | January 11, 2019 10:20 am

Hunter Funeral Home has invested back into the community to promote the saving of lives.  We recognized a very unique opportunity to assist our local first responders through an ingenious marketing initiative that could help save lives.  The funeral home asks that you download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for your smart phone and enter in their code: #3212.  Hunter Funeral Home is making this potentially life-saving app available for free to download in the community as a way of showing their gratitude for allowing them to serve you.  They ask that … Read More


Ball indicted on felony charges

Posted by | January 10, 2019 1:49 pm

According to Assistant District Attorney Bruce MacLeod, on Jan. 3, 2019, a grand jury returned an indictment for aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony on Danny Ray Ball, of White County. Ball was picked up Jan. 10, while in East Tennessee, on said indictment. This indictment stems from an incident occurring on the Nov. 30, 2018, in White County. Ball’s bond was set at $50,000.


Saint Thomas Highlands survey

Posted by | January 10, 2019 9:33 am

Please take time to participate in the survey, and forward to family and friends to do the survey as well.  This is the last week it will be open.

As part of the planning for how we can support the healthcare needs of our community Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital surveys the county residents every three years.

If you live in White County please participate using the survey link.

All residents can fill this survey out, so please forward the survey to family and friends who are also White County residents.

Please utilize the link below and encourage everyone you can that lives in White County to take the … Read More


Tech ROTC program receives new 10-year contract with Army

Posted by | January 10, 2019 8:43 am

Signing the 10 year ROTC contract, from left, are Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham and Lt. Col. Adam Grim.

Tennessee Tech’s ROTC program is starting 2019 with a new 10-year contract with the United States Army Cadet Command, the organization that oversees the ROTC program nationwide.

“I am proud that Tennessee Tech and military service are linked throughout our history through honorable men and women,” said Tech President Phil Oldham. “ROTC has been on campus since 1950, but in the past few years, we learned to take nothing for granted and examined what training military leaders really meant to us.”

The program was one of 13 across the nation and three in Tennessee on the chopping block in 2013 when the U.S. Department of Defense was facing … Read More


Receive free trees or crapemyrtles from Arbor Day Foundation

Posted by | January 10, 2019 8:38 am

Local residents can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2019.

By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive 10 free flowering trees or five crapemyrtles. The flowering trees include: two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns and three white flowering dogwoods.

“These stunning trees will beautify your home with lovely flowers of pink, yellow and white colors,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These trees are perfect for large and small spaces.”

The free trees are part of the Foundation’s Trees for … Read More


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