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.


Minnie Elizabeth “Lib” Smith

Posted by | August 2, 2018 3:13 pm

Minnie Elizabeth “Lib” Smith, 98, of Sparta, passed away July 31, 2018, in Pleasant Hill.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Monroe, North Carolina, the daughter of George Goforth and Minnie Brewington Goforth.

Funeral service will be 7 p.m., Aug. 3, 2018, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m., Aug. 3, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Welch wins TN High School State Championship in triathlon

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:59 am

Evan Welch, a member of the White County High School cross country, swimming, and tennis teams recently competed in the Eddie Ferrell Music City Sprint Triathlon. The triathlon was also the Tennessee High School State Championships. Welch would finish the race as the top overall High School Female in the State Championship. Competitors in the race had to swim 300m, bike for 22.5 kilometers, and run a 5k. Welch’s best time came during the swim. She would finish the swim in 4:43, which put her in fourth place overall. She would then finish the biking part of the competition in 39:52, and she would run the 5k in … Read More


Maxwell signs with Bryan College

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:43 am

Sometimes through the course of watching a young athlete growing up, those around them know that person is just destined to play past high school.

Jason Maxwell is one of those.

His signing with Bryan College was the culmination of 18 years of having baseball as part of his life.

Bryan College is a Christian college located in Dayton, Tennessee. The Lions compete in the NAIA in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Bryan ended its season at 41-17 this season and made it to the opening round of the NAIA national tournament.

Maxwell talked about what led him to choose Bryan.

“I chose Bryan College because it is a … Read More


Patricia Ann Stanakis Broyles

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:39 am

Patricia Ann Stanakis Broyles, 78, of Cookeville, passed from this life peacefully, on Aug. 1, 2018, at her home, in Cookeville.

Everyone called her Patsy or Nana. She was born Aug. 7, 1939, in Picayune, Mississippi. She married her beloved husband, Ralph Douglas Broyles, on Dec. 22, 1957, in Sparta. Ralph truly was the love of her life, and he felt equally the same.

Patsy was born again as a young adult at a Billy Graham crusade.

Patsy was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Francis Stanakis, originally from Lithuania; mother, Lena Arabella Snyder Stanakis, who was from Pennsylvania; and her brother, Wayne Stanakis, who was from … Read More


Warriors host second preseason scrimmage Aug. 3

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:36 am

Will Griggs catches a touchdown pass against Jackson County, on Friday morning.

The Warrior football team is inching closer and closer to opening night. They now have one scrimmage under their belt, with two more to go.

White County High School will host Cumberland County, at 5 p.m., on Friday, at the practice football field, at WCHS. The scrimmage was initially scheduled to be played at Cumberland County, on Friday, but the scrimmage has now been moved to White County High School.

The Warriors will look to build off some positives from last week’s scrimmage against Jackson Count, and will also look to fix some of their mistakes.

The Warriors will also hold the inaugural Warrior rumble at Dee Harris … Read More


Fair pageant sign-ups Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 at Ag Complex

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:18 am

Fair time is quickly approaching. Regan Flatt, 2017 White County Fairest of the Fair, wants to remind everyone sign-ups for the 2018 pageants, which include Fairest Little Miss, Fairest Jr. Miss, Fair Princess, and Fairest of the Fair, will be 8:30 a.m.-noon, on Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, at the Agricultural Complex, at the fairgrounds. Entry free is $10.


Bible Lands Museum to tour Sparta

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:16 am

Free to the public, exhibits will include: “The Sea of Galilee Boat Model,” Taylor Prism Reproduction, Egyptian Mummy Mask, Life-Size Roman Soldier and Persian Archer, The Great Isaiah Scroll replica, and more.

The Bible Lands Museum of Sandy, Ore. will be offering exhibits free to the public the following dates, times and locations:

Sparta, Tennessee

  • Days/Dates: Friday-Sunday, August 24-26
  • Where: West Sparta church of Christ, Sparta, TN 38583
  • Exhibit times: 2 pm-6 pm (Friday), 10 am-6 pm (Saturday) with a lecture from 6 pm-7 pm on Saturday, Lectures Sunday (9 am, 10 am, 1:30 pm) and Exhibit Open 3 pm-6 pm (Sunday)

For more information visit www.westspartacoc.org or … Read More


Watching…playing…riding trains

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:08 am

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

Annabelle loves to watch the train that circles our Christmas tree, some Christmases. So do her brothers. In fact, all seven of our grandchildren like to watch the train. James David would like for us to leave the train set up year round – Christmas tree or not.

From time to time, they have all enjoyed playing with trains. They have played with everything from wooden, preschool appropriate versions to the big plastic-track kind that go around Christmas trees – and everything in between.

On a recent visit to Nahnee and Papa’s house, James David was exploring. Crawling under the bed in … Read More


‘Original Intent:’ Safeguard for the Supreme Court, Part II

Posted by | August 2, 2018 8:06 am

Language of Liberty – By KrisAnne Hall, JD

Once our independence was in motion, the mechanisms to end slavery were in motion. Roger Sherman, a delegate from Connecticut, remarked in the federal convention on 22 August 1787, “that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the U.S. & that the good sense of the several States would probably by degrees compleat (sic) it.” Oliver Elsworth, also a representative to Connecticut, very confidently stated in 1787, “Slavery in time will not be a speck on our country. Provision is already made in Connecticut for abolishing it.   And the abolition has already taken place in Massachusetts.”

The … Read More


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