Is there any hope for the dead?

Posted by | February 25, 2019 9:03 am

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

Anytime a person is searching for a Bible answer, it is commendable.  Unfortunately, sometimes the answers that are given from the inspired word are taken out of context, thus appearing to say something in which God never intended.  This is the case with the question above.  In fact, a recent pamphlet from the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania answered this question as follows:  “Most people who have died will be resurrected . . . In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth.”  The passages … Read More


Relay For Life planning underway

Posted by | February 25, 2019 9:00 am

This photo was taken at one of White County’s Relay For Life events several years ago. Although some of these individuals have finished their journeys in their battles against cancer, their message would be loud and clear to those who are now facing that same fight, “Don’t ever give up.” Relay For Life was extremely important to these men and women because the event helped raise funds for cancer research, which had provided them with many more days with their loved ones. (Photo by KIM SWINDELL WOOD)

By Rachel Auberger

This year’s White County Relay for Life, which is part of the national 2019 “Relay for a Cancer Free America” campaign, will be held at Metcalf Park, on May 11.

Relay For Life funds cancer research in a continuing effort to find a cure for the many forms of cancer that affect millions of Americans each year.  According to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and 609,640 people will die from the disease in the next year.

While Relay For Life is a national organization, its effects can be felt close to home. … Read More


Sparta Police Department is requesting better body cameras

Posted by | February 25, 2019 8:57 am

By Ron Moses

“Times have changed,” said Sparta Police Chief Jeff Guth. “When I started out, you went to court, testified, and told the jury exactly what happened. Now, they don’t even want to go to court without a video.”

Guth told Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen, on Feb. 21, 2019, the police department was in the process of testing and evaluating the next generation of body cameras officers may soon adapt.

“We have had some issues with the ones we have had for three of four years now,” said Guth. “… a lot of the agencies around us are evaluating them as well, and we will … Read More


White County preparing for 2020 census, count will affect funding

Posted by | February 25, 2019 8:49 am

By Rachel Auberger

Census 2020 will be the 24th United States Census, and White County is making preparations to do its part in this once-a-decade count of the American population.

The United States Census was first taken in 1790 and is mandated in the U.S. Constitution to be taken every 10 years. It counts the population and households in each community and provides the basis for determining how many government representatives a state has, setting district lines, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties, and communities’ vital programs that impact housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy.

In White … Read More


Living with multiple myeloma

Posted by | February 25, 2019 8:46 am

Susie Leftwich is a cancer survivor, but she doesn’t let anything slow her down. Leftwich is shown during her Tai Chi class at Sparta-White County Senior Center. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

In October 2014, Susie Leftwich’s life was turned upside down with one simple statement from her doctor: You have cancer.

The diagnosis came as a surprise to Leftwich as she hadn’t even noticed she was sick. After routine blood work done as part of an annual physical showed some cause for concern, her doctor began asking her questions. Are you tired? Have you felt like you are going to pass out? Do you feel weak? Leftwich, who has always stayed active and loves tending to her flowers and yard, had just thought any fatigue she felt was a result of hard work.

“I remember Dr. … Read More


Contest for 2 tickets to Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Posted by | February 25, 2019 7:07 am

Send your favorite lawn/gardening photo to kim@spartalive.com to be entered into a contest for two tickets to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show 2019, which will be Thursday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 3. One photo per person. Deadline to send photos is 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. Photos will be posted by noon, Feb. 26, on The Expositor’s Facebook page. The person’s entry with the most “likes” by 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, will be the winner. Include your name and phone number. Start sending those photos now.


Region Game Postponed till Monday

Posted by | February 23, 2019 11:19 am

The Warriors Region basketball game against Bradley Central that was schedule for tonight, February 23rd has been postponed due to the weather. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, February 25th at 6 pm.


Contest for 2 tickets to Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Posted by | February 23, 2019 11:06 am

Send your favorite lawn/gardening photo to kim@spartalive.com to be entered into a contest for two tickets to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show 2019, which will be Thursday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 3. One photo per person. Deadline to send photos is 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. Photos will be posted by noon, Feb. 26, on The Expositor’s Facebook page. The person’s entry with the most “likes” by 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, will be the winner. Include your name and phone number. Start sending those photos now.


Warriorettes season comes to an end

Posted by | February 22, 2019 7:39 pm

The Warriorettes season came to an end in the region quarterfinals at the hands of the Bradley Central Bearettes by a final score of 63-48. Gracie Dodgen led the Warriorettes with 17 points. Kendreah Reeves also chipped in 15 points. The Warriorettes finish the season with a 22-9 record.


Warriorettes lead at the half

Posted by | February 22, 2019 6:40 pm

The Warriorettes lead the Bradley Central Bearettes 31-30 at the half. Gracie Dodgen leads the Warriorettes with 11 points. Kendreah Reeves finished the half with 10 points.



Contest for 2 tickets to Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Posted by | February 22, 2019 1:05 pm

Send your favorite lawn/gardening photo to kim@spartalive.com to be entered into a contest for two tickets to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show 2019, which will be Thursday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 3. One photo per person. Deadline to send photos is 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. Photos will be posted by noon, Feb. 26, on The Expositor’s Facebook page. The person’s entry with the most “likes” by 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, will be the winner. Include your name and phone number. Start sending those photos now.


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