Senior Day at the fair

Posted by | August 7, 2018 9:03 am

The 2017 Ms. Senior White County, Gladys Whiteaker (left), accepts her flowers from Pinkie Hill, the 2016 Ms. Senior White County.

It’s that time of year again – SENIOR DAY at the White County Fair, beginning at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at the Agriculture Complex, 565 Hale St. The day includes fun and games, entertainment, talent contest, good food,  and the Ms. Senior White County Pageant. Applications for the talent show and pageant are available at Life Care Center of Sparta and Sparta-White County Senior Center.


Be an ombudsman volunteer

Posted by | August 7, 2018 8:26 am

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you concerned about the needs of older people?

Can you work with all types of people?

Do you like to follow problems through to resolution?

Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, and skilled communicators to be volunteer Ombudsmen.

As a volunteer ombudsman, you will be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone.

Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three (3) hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. … Read More



Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance?

Posted by | August 7, 2018 8:19 am

For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Developments District toll free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during the month of August, 2018. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127, if you are interested in attending this meeting.

For housing assistance while caring for minor child, contact Myra Walker at (931) 432-4111.


Roane State 2017-2018 graduates

Posted by | August 7, 2018 8:14 am

Several area students graduated from Roane State Community College following the 2017-18 academic year.

Here is a list of the graduates. Cum laude indicates a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.69. Magna cum laude represents a GPA of 3.7-3.89, and summa cum laude indicates a GPA of 3.9-4.0.

•Tammy Lynn Fox, of Spencer

•Carla D Gibson, of Sparta

•Regina Dean Pittman, of Sparta

•Erin Walker, of Sparta


Doyle College research project

Posted by | August 7, 2018 8:08 am

By Landon D. Medley

After the college years Doyle College became Doyle Institute, Doyle College High School operated 1922-24. Four known teachers were James Larkin Muskelley, Linnie Jones, Lillian Water and James Luther McAliley. These names are referenced the White County Retired Teachers book on schools of White County. Mr. Muskelley and Mr. McAliley were former students at Union University, in Jackson, Tennessee. During this time, the Rev. Pearly B. Baldridge was the pastor at Doyle. After 1924, the Home Mission Board stopped funding the school due to a financial scandal. In 1924, Onward Seminary and Doyle Institute became Doyle Academy. It operated until 1936. The trustees sold … Read More



CRMC Golf Classic registration

Posted by | August 7, 2018 6:31 am

The Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic is quickly approaching. This year, the featured celebrity guest will be Willy Daunic, play-by-play announcer for the Nashville Predators.

The tournament is a two-day event with a four-person scramble format to be held Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, at the Golden Eagle Golf Club, with a separate celebrity dinner at 6 p.m., Aug. 16, at Leslie Town Centre, 1 West 1st St., in Cookeville.

Golf team registration is now open. Spaces are available for both Thursday and Friday. Those interested in signing up a four-person team are encouraged to do so quickly by completing the form found at www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org or … Read More


Yellow perch state record tied

Posted by | August 7, 2018 6:23 am

Richard Marsich with record-setting fish

Scott and Richard Marsich

Cumberland County resident Richard Marsich recently tied the yellow perch state record set by Trenton McCoy in January 2017. Both record fish weighed in at two pounds, three ounces and were caught in the Fairfield Glade area of Cumberland County.

Marsich caught his record while fishing with his son and shared, “We set out to bass fish. My son suggested trying to perch fish after hearing from a nearby angler about the presence of perch.” After a short time of bottom fishing, Marsich felt a tug on the line and started reeling. Marsich’s son, Scott shared, “The water was … Read More


Tennessee Tech Students for the Exploration and Development of Space present prototype to NASA

Posted by | August 7, 2018 6:17 am

Tennessee Tech students (from left) Darsh Dinger, Ryan Colon, Nathan Daniel, Seth Logue, Nathan Krupla and Wesley Kizer submitted a proposal and were selected to be one of 25 Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams in the nation.

Tennessee Tech students created a device and presented it to NASA at the Johnson Space Center as part of the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams challenge.

Months of hard work and preparation finally paid off when a group of Tennessee Tech Students for the Exploration and Development of Space recently traveled to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Tech students Darsh Dinger, Ryan Colon, Nathan Daniel, Seth Logue, Nathan … Read More


Receive 10 free trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Posted by | August 7, 2018 6:09 am

Colorado Blue Spruce

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

“Colorado blue spruce trees truly provide year-round beauty for any landscape,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day … Read More


Sobriety roadside safety checkpoint

Posted by | August 7, 2018 6:02 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on August 19th 2018 through August 25th 2018 on State Route 111 in Van Buren County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.


Tennesseans love farmers markets

Posted by | August 7, 2018 6:01 am

Tennesseans love their farmers markets, and the proof is in their growth.

In 2000, fewer than 50 farmers markets were listed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products program. By 2014, Tennessee had 154 farmers markets, ranking first in the nation in growth of farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

With 168 active farmers markets listed on Pick Tennessee’s website and mobile app in 2018, it is easy to find local events celebrating this week’s National Farmers Market Week. Many markets make the week distinctive with special guests and activities, food demonstrations, and even live music.

Every farmers market is unique, with its … Read More



2nd Annual Pistol Two Person Scramble Aug. 18 and Aug. 19

Posted by | August 6, 2018 3:34 pm

Tammy "Pistol" Wilhite

The 2nd Annual Pistol Two Person Scramble will be Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, at the Sparta Country Club. This scramble is to raise money for the Pistol Foundation that supplies graduates from White County High School and Van Buren County High School a scholarship in honor of Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite.

Tammy “Pistol” Wilhite passed away suddenly on Nov. 29, 2016. She was the sports editor for The Expositor for 22 years before she passed. She was a beloved member of the community and had served as a coach to countless White County children in different sports leagues for many years.

The cost of the tournament is $200 … Read More


WCHS Warrior season football tickets on sale starting Aug. 7

Posted by | August 6, 2018 3:31 pm

The White County High School football team will be kicking off their season Aug. 17 when the Warriors travel to Livingston. The Warriors will open up their home slate of games, on Aug. 24. against Warren County, at Dee Harris Field.

Tickets for reserved seating and general Admission will go on sale Aug. 7. The tickets can be purchased during school office hours, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The reserved seats are $55 each, which gives the ticket holder admission to all four regular-season varsity home games.

General admission tickets can also be purchased for $24 each.

The Warriors have five home games on the slate beginning with the Aug. … Read More


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