White County Middle School soccer wins over Fentress County

Posted by | September 10, 2019 12:23 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The White County Middle School Warriorette soccer team scored the program’s first win in several years, on Sept. 6 as the Warriorettes defeated Fentress County 1-0.

“I can’t say how proud I am of the girls,” head coach Drew Haston said. “We are tough on them and expect a lot, and they play hard for us    every night.  It’s good to see them finally have fruits to their labor.”

Early in the first half, Breanna Powell was able to break out of     midfield for a one-on-one with the Fentress County goalkeeper.  Powell was able to put a shot on target, but the keeper made the … CONTINUED

Mattie Lorene Russell

Posted by | September 10, 2019 9:22 am

Mattie Lorene Russell, 74, of Spencer, passed from this life, on Sept. 9, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Mrs. Russell was born July 22, 1945, in Spencer, the daughter of Joe Shockley and Dema Martin Shockley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert Russell; five brothers, James, Ray, Thomas, Johnny, and Floyd Shockley; and three sisters Emma Lou Mealer, Mammie Ruth “Boots” Rice, and Janice Swindell.

Survivors include her sons, Tim Russell and wife Teresa; daughter, Kathy Ferguson and husband David; four grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Sandra Russell, Kevin and Kendra Russell,

Tiffanie Ferguson, Jeffrey and Hilary Ferguson; nine great-grandchildren, Morgan, … CONTINUED

Dorothy Simmons

Posted by | September 10, 2019 9:04 am

Dorothy Simmons, 88, of Sparta, passed away Sept. 8, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Simmons was born Nov. 13, 1930, to Clarence Finchum and Lillian Clark Finchum.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a longtime member of the Yankeetown Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 32 years, Don Simmons; and a son, Gary Dale Johnson.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Johnson (William Stevens), of Sparta; son, Terry (Belinda) Johnson, of Sparta; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson Climer, of Mississippi, Michael Johnson, of Indiana, Steven Johnson, of Indiana; several stepchildren and step-grandchildren; several nieces, … CONTINUED

James “Jim” Mulcay Roberts

Posted by | September 10, 2019 8:21 am

James “Jim” Mulcay Roberts, 79, passed away Sept. 7, 2019, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Mr. Roberts was born May 8, 1940, in White County, to Homer Whitley Roberts Sr. and Bessie Mary Jane Baker Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Homer  Whitley Jr., John Harvey Roberts Sr. Charles Thomas, Wilfred Terry, Herman Clay, Clarence Vaughn, Larry Dean, Joseph Michael; and sisters, Arrie Mae Jernigan, Hazel Venola Roberts, and Wanda Louise McGhee.

Survivors include his children, Michele Roberts, James Roberts, Terri Marquez; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Homer Ray Roberts and wife Cathie, Fred Rascoe Roberts and wife Bonnie, Willard Oliver Roberts; and … CONTINUED

Victory Flag veterans of World War II

Posted by | September 10, 2019 7:13 am

White County Veterans Museum is searching for photos of nine of the World War II veterans who were listed on a Victory Flag that was recently donated to the museum. If anyone has photos of these men (hopefully in uniform but civilian clothes are fine), please bring the photo to The Expositor. We will scan the photo while you wait and promptly return it to you. We realize these photos are priceless treasures. These photos will be displayed at the museum alongside the Victory Flag. For more information, call Kim Swindell Wood (931) 836-3284 or email kim@spartalive.com.

  • Robert Johnson Howard
  • Robert Franklin Howard
  • Elmer Lee Kinnard
  • Harv Rich

AAA: Pump price trends falling into place for autumn

Posted by | September 10, 2019 6:59 am

Photo courtesy of AAA

Tennessee ranks #7 as least expensive gas price for the nation

(Sept. 9, 2019) — Tennessee’s state average gas price is $2.26 per gallon for regular unleaded, which is the same price as last week’s average, 14-cents less than a month ago and 33-cents less than one year ago. Today’s national average is $2.56, which is a two cents cheaper than last week, 11-cents less than a month ago and 28-cents cheaper than a year ago.

“Gasoline demand in early September generally declines alongside stock levels as refineries prepare for the switchover to winter-blend gasoline and undergo maintenance,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “These typical trends mean savings … CONTINUED

WCTE premiers the new fall seasons of locally produced content

Posted by | September 10, 2019 6:46 am

Cookeville – WCTE is excited to announce that the public broadcast station will have a great list of locally produced programming that is ready to be aired soon.  Listed below are two of the features.

Live Green Tennessee, now in its 12th season, is hosted by Melinda Keifer and airs weekly, with fresh content connecting farmers to consumers as well as exploring the world of agriculture and environmental sustainability in Tennessee.  New episodes air weekly at 7 p.m., on Mondays, with an encore showing at 8 p.m., on Thursdays.

One on One with Becky Magura, now in its ninth season, kicks off in September, with a special feature … CONTINUED

TN State Museum designated as part of TN Music Pathways Trail

Posted by | September 10, 2019 6:33 am

Ashley Howell, Tennessee State Museum Executive Director (left) and Mark Ezell, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner, with the new Music Pathways sign installed outside the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. Hi-res versions of this photo downloadable at this link.

The Tennessee State Museum has been officially designated as a stop on the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s statewide Tennessee Music Pathways trail. The designation, marked with a sign near the Museum’s Rosa L. Parks entrance at its Nashville location and an entry on the Music Pathways website, recognizes the Museum’s significance in identifying, explaining and preserving the legacy of music in Tennessee. Music Pathways locations connect visitors to the people, places and genres significant to music history.

“We’re honored to be a part of Music Pathways,” said Ashley Howell, Tennessee State Museum executive director. “Thanks to the Music Pathways initiative, visitors can plan their visits to locations … CONTINUED

Tennessee Tech University named ‘A+’ school by U.S. News

Posted by | September 10, 2019 6:27 am

Tennessee Tech University has been ranked as one of the top universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Tennessee Tech University has been ranked as one of the top universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

In its annual rankings, Tech is one of only three public universities in the state that are ranked, coming in at #135 among national public universities (#272 overall). This year marks Techs’ return to the top tier of the rankings and its fourth consecutive year in the publication’s overall listings of Best National Universities.

Tech was also named to the magazine’s “A+ Schools for B Students” list. The criteria for this list include high academic quality, high first-year retention rate, and high school class standing and … CONTINUED

Susan Ann Sparkman

Posted by | September 9, 2019 4:04 pm

Susan Ann Sparkman, 62, of Sparta, passed from this life on Sept. 8, 2019.

Mrs. Sparkman was born Sept. 10, 1956, the daughter of John Ross Anderson and Helen Juanita Grissom Anderson.

She taught school at Doyle Elementary for nine years. Mrs. Sparkman then came home to raise her family and work on the family dairy farm. She started her own business, Sparkman Poultry Farm. Mrs. Sparkman also started a successful bakery business, Nana’s Sweet Treats. She was an active member of Gum Springs Baptist Church.

Mrs. Sparkman was preceded in death by her father, John Ross Anderson, and a brother, John Stephen Anderson.

Survivors include her mother, … CONTINUED

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