News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:52 AM, Jan 25, 2022

At approximately 5:22 p.m., Jan. 24, 2022, North End Volunteer Fire Department received an assignment about a structure fire on Dustin Lane. According to information released on North End’s …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:59 AM, Jan 25, 2022

(Jan. 21, 2022) -  This month’s back-to-back winter storms have created an abundance of potholes along interstates and state highways. TDOT is using all available staffing to repair the …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  6:20 AM, Jan 25, 2022

  (Jan. 24, 2022) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $28.5 million in …
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Election

6:00 AM, Jan 25, 2022

On National Poll Worker Recruitment Day (Jan. 25), Secretary of State Tre Hargett has launched a new statewide campaign, Be an Election Hero. Become a Poll Worker., to encourage Tennesseans to serve …
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Sports

Greg Wilson, WCHS principal  5:28 AM, Jan 24, 2022

Basketball festivities, on Jan. 21, 2022, began with the introduction of the homecoming court. Each member of the homecoming court was presented with a plaque by student council president Jake …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:10 AM, Jan 24, 2022

If you are interested in being a COACH for this season, please also register here under VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: https://clr.cm/OLtvRegister your child by January 31st for the Early Bird Discount and …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  5:06 PM, Jan 23, 2022

  The 2022 Baseball Season is quickly approaching. The official practice begins nexts Jan. 31. The first game is March 1 Please make plans to come out  and support the teams.
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:27 AM, Jan 23, 2022

White County Warrior Archery does it again, at the Van Buren County archery tournament. High School: 1st place team Individuals Boys 2nd: Kade Sparks 3rd: Colby …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:18 AM, Jan 23, 2022

White County Fair was named "Tennessee Association of Fairs Premier Single A Fair" and "Merit Award Recipient" during the 2022 Tennessee Association of Fairs Annual Convention, which was held this …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:39 AM, Jan 21, 2022

The Expositor and SpartaLive are reaching out to the wonderful people of Sparta for assistance with sports coverage. As with most businesses, COVID-19 has affected the manner in which we are able …
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COVID-19

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:24 AM, Jan 21, 2022

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:34 AM, Jan 21, 2022

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:20 AM, Jan 21, 2022

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced he will deliver his fourth State of the State address to the General Assembly and fellow Tennesseans at 6 p.m., CT, on Jan. 31. The joint session will take place …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:15 AM, Jan 21, 2022

(Jan. 20, 2022) - Unemployment in the state of Tennessee reached a two-year low in December, according to new data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The state ended 2021 …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:54 AM, Jan 21, 2022

WHITE COUNTY SR-1 (W. BOCKMAN WAY) TDOT Bridge Inspection both directions at LM 9.35: Bridge inspection will be performing its 2-year inspection on the SR-001 bridge over Calfkiller River at LM 9.35 …
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Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  7:39 AM, Jan 21, 2022

Sportsmen are reminded that a free permit is required to participate in the 2022 Light Goose Conservation season which will be held Feb. 14-March 21.  Hunters can claim their free permit at …
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Memories

Rachel Auberger  2:41 PM, Jan 20, 2022

1972  Bulldozers moved in and began digging the dirt around the old jail as operations began for building the new jail. Estle Anderson was presented an award for 35 years of service to …
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Faith

Steve Playl  2:37 PM, Jan 20, 2022

 Recently, the weather throughout the Mid-South has been, shall we say, a bit harsh. Our neighbors to the west and north were devastated by tornadoes a few weeks ago. As a native of Western …
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Faith

Steve Qualls  2:36 PM, Jan 20, 2022

 If someone wants to visit a location today, all they have to do is get an address, and, in a few seconds the GPS on their phone will give them the shortest route, traffic, turn-by-turn …
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Health

Beth Kirby  2:34 PM, Jan 20, 2022

 Hello again from Beth, one of your Pharmacy Chicks! One of the most frequent questions that I hear from patients in a pharmacy is “Why does the pharmacist have to talk to me about my …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  2:30 PM, Jan 20, 2022

 Back in 2003, at the beginning of the war with Iraq, I was a student at Tech (I was late getting started) and a member of the College Democrats. We were opposed to the war - anyone paying …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  2:28 PM, Jan 20, 2022

My two most recent opinion articles dealt with the compelling need of we the people to ensure the integrity of the November 2022 mid-term elections and all future elections.  In those articles, …
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Agriculture

Scott Swoape, UT Extension White County  2:05 PM, Jan 20, 2022

According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, a good plan is the first step in establishing a flourishing home vegetable garden. Planning includes selecting the garden location; deciding on the size …
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Sports

Rachel Auberger  2:00 PM, Jan 20, 2022

David Culley spent 348 days as head coach of the Houston Texans, and he told The Expositor it was every bit the experience he was hoping for. “It was everything I thought it would be,” …
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News

Rachel Auberger  1:02 PM, Jan 20, 2022

 White County Sheriff’s Office and two deputies have been sued by the son of a man who was shot and killed in January 2021, allegedly by a White County deputy who was attempting to serve a …
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Sports

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  12:59 PM, Jan 20, 2022

Register online now: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/spartall *Register by January 31st to get $10 off your registration fee*
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Obituaries

8:05 AM, Jan 20, 2022

Ann M. (Batts) Patterson, 86, of Shelbyville, passed away Jan. 15, 2022, at Lynchburg Nursing Center. Ann was born July 25, 1935, in Ashland City, to Henry Floyd Batts Sr. and Salome Smith Batts …
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OBITUARIES
Emmaline Frances Webb
Emmaline Frances Webb, 54, of Sparta, passed from this life Jan. 12, 2022, at her residence. She was born July 12, 1967, in White …
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Maxie Buttrum Lowe
Mrs. Maxie Buttrum Lowe, 79, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 18, 2022, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville. Maxie was born March 6, 1942, …
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Terry Charles Toney
Terry Charles Toney, 72, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 18, 2022, in McMinnville. Mr. Toney was born March 12, 1949, in Connersville, …
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Rex Leroy Jones
Rex Leroy Jones, 86, of Smithville, passed away Jan. 16, 2022, at Saint Thomas Midtown, in Nashville. Mr. Jones was born April 6, …
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Alice T. Simpson
Alice T. Simpson, 68, of Sparta,  passed away Jan. 14, 2022.   Originally from Riddleton, Tennessee,  she spent …
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SPORTS
White County Archery
  White County Warrior Archery team finished 1st place in the Bulldog Shootout. Individuals: High School Boys: 1st - …
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TTU basketball game times rescheduled
The Tennessee Tech women’s basketball team will see its weekend come to a close early as its scheduled game against UT Martin …
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WCHS Girls' Bowling Team finishes as Region 4 runner-Up
The WCHS Girls' Bowling Team finished as Region 4 runner-Up after facing Stewarts Creek High School in the finals Tuesday, January …
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Little League sign-ups
2022 ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/spartall ( REGISTER BY JANUARY 31ST FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING …
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FAITH

First impressions from the west side of the wilderness

 First impressions are everything. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. People will make a decision whether they like someone or not in the first few minutes of …

EDUCATION
Emily Schmitt, Margaret Schmitt named to University of Alabama’s Dean’s List
A total of 11,979 students enrolled during the fall 2021 term at The University of Alabama were named to the dean's list with an …
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White County schools closed
Schools are closed today (Jan. 20), according to Kurt Dronebarger, director of of White County schools.
Junne Burke named to SNHU Dean's List
Junne Burke, of Sparta, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Fall 2021 Dean's List. Full-time undergraduate …
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Sergio and Qualls named to fall 2021 President's List
It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the …
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Woodland Park honor roll
3rd Grade A Honor Roll Shayla Boles, Mila Cantrell, Silas Jones, Kenya Key, Owen Lewis, Leah Riddle, Caylie Petti, Dreu Segraves, …
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OPINION

Ensuring the integrity of the 2022 mid-term, Part II

 Last week’s publication of part one of the above-noted important subject matter; i.e. the compelling need to ensure the integrity of the November 2022 mid-term elections and all future …