Outdoors

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:16 AM, Jul 23, 2021

(July 23, 2021) -  Reports of dead birds have been increasing in Tennessee due to the recent news coverage of a disease affecting birds in several eastern and midwestern states. The disease is …
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Entertainment

Rachel Auberger  8:56 AM, Jul 23, 2021

Several members of the White County community recently tried their hand on performing on the big stage, and they became instant stars. So, maybe the stage wasn’t Broadway or even Nashville, …
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Faith

Royce Farris  8:46 AM, Jul 23, 2021

 Every person ever born will die. World wide 162,000 die every day and 358,000 are born. People will die in 2 conditions - SAVED OR LOST. The saved will go to HEAVEN and the lost will go to …
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Faith

Steve Playl  8:44 AM, Jul 23, 2021

 Having visited the Old Burying Grounds and Capt. Otway Burns’ grave, in Beaufort, North Carolina (That’s Bo-fort. Bew-ford is in South Carolina), and having eaten at the Sanitary …
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Opinion

Jerry Jones  8:24 AM, Jul 23, 2021

 Part I of this opinion article contained yet another dire warning about the Socialist Democrat Party’s (SDP) effort to turn the United States into a one party Socialist country.  …
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Opinion

Troy Smith  8:19 AM, Jul 23, 2021

For the last several weeks, I have been talking about the gradual slide of conservatives away from objective, empirical facts. On a local level, the timeline of that transition coincides with the …
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Community

Michael Hale, Rotary president  8:14 AM, Jul 23, 2021

 The Rotary Club of Sparta met for its first regular meeting of the year, at noon, July 15, 2021, in the Fellowship Hall of Sparta First United Methodist Church. Rotary Club of Sparta …
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Business

Kim Swindell Wood  8:10 AM, Jul 23, 2021

The Terrace at Life Care Center of Sparta will be creating and publishing a cookbook this year as their main fundraiser for Alzheimer’s of Tennessee.  This cookbook will include recipes …
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Event

Kim Swindell Wood  8:00 AM, Jul 23, 2021

 Marty McFly’s Blue Light Motorcycle Ride to benefit Shop with a Cop with the Sparta Police Department returns Aug. 7, 2021, at Pearson Park, in Sparta. Radio personality and Sparta …
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News

Rachel Auberger  7:55 AM, Jul 23, 2021

he White County Board of Commissioners met briefly for their regular called meeting, on July 19, and passed all four resolutions on their agenda. The first resolution on the agenda was Resolution …
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NEWSFEED

5:00 PM, Jul 22, 2021

Write in and vote for your favorite places to go and things to do here in White County, and you could win a one-year subscription to The Expositor! One lucky winner will be picked in a random drawing …
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Obituaries

2:45 PM, Jul 22, 2021

Sandra Yvonne Echols, 76, of Crossville, passed away July 20, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Echols was born Sept. 5, 1944, in Salem, Alabama, to Leo and Gerdie Carmack. A …
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Obituaries

2:37 PM, Jul 22, 2021

Mary Jeanette Cloyd Deason, 73, a McMinnville resident and White County native, passed away July 21, 2021, at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 30, …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  1:42 PM, Jul 22, 2021

(July 22, 2021) - Each June, Tennessee counties experience an increase in unemployment as schools close for summer break and lay off workers. Recent college graduates entering the workforce for the …
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Business

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  11:36 AM, Jul 22, 2021

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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  9:48 AM, Jul 22, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Health and community partners across the state join together for the third consecutive year to participate in the Red Sand Project during Human Trafficking …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:58 AM, Jul 22, 2021

The Foster Grandparent Program is looking for classroom volunteers to help at the Sparta or BonDeCroft Head Start centers. You must be at least 55 years of age, love children, have 15 to 40 hours a …
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News

Posted by Kim Swindell Wood  8:49 AM, Jul 22, 2021

According to Belva Bess, utility manager with Sparta Electric System, there will be as city-wide power outage beginning at midnight, on July 24. The outage will last approximately three to four …
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Business

2:40 PM, Jul 21, 2021

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Obituaries

11:12 AM, Jul 20, 2021

Hassie “Marie” Lollar Wallace, 95, was born Oct. 14, 1925, the daughter of Martha Green Lollar and Luther Harmon Lollar. Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph …
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OBITUARIES
Mary Frances Southard
Mary Frances Southard, 87, of Sparta, passed away July 18, 2021, in McMinnville. Mrs. Southard was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Buffalo …
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Elena "Ellie" Grace Wall
Funeral services for Elena "Ellie" Grace Wall, 16,  of Pikeville, will be 1 p.m., July 19, 2021, at the Dyer Chapel of …
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Charles Jackson “Jackie” Dudley
Charles Jackson “Jackie” Dudley, 65, of Sparta, passed away July 16, 2021, in Murfreesboro. Mr. Dudley was born Nov. …
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James Milford Cash
James Milford Cash was born Oct. 10, 1928. He was the only child of James Franklin and Anna Mae Officer Cash. On July 14, 2021, Mr. …
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Anthony Tony Crabtree
Anthony Tony Crabtree, 62, passed away July 6, 2021, in Cookeville.       Mr. Crabtree was born April 29, 1959, in White …
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SPORTS
Cantrell named to CoSIDA Academic All-America team
(July 13, 2021) - Tusculum University’s Andrew Cantrell, of Sparta, has been named to the NCAA Division II Football Academic …
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2021 National Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Team
Congratulations to the 2021 National Tennessee 4-H Shooting Sports Team for a job well done competing at the 4-H Shooting Sports …
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Sparta residents bring home trophies from Smith County Fair
Breanna Powell (pictured), of Sparta, took home first place in the Youth Derby Front Wheel Drive (ages 12-16) as well as the Mad Dog …
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Tennessee Tech football tickets now on sale
Tennessee Tech football fans can now purchase their tickets for the Sept. 18 game at Tennessee, giving them an opportunity to lock …
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FAITH

Living the life you always dreamed of

Maybe we should talk more about it, you know, the one little word in the vocabulary of mankind that implies “condition.” We were told as children “if” we do our chores then we …

EDUCATION
Education commissioner visits Summer Learning Camp
 Dr. Penny Schwinn, Tennessee Commissioner of Education, has been touring the state to check in on many of the Summer Learning …
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Ryan is finalist for Tennessee Principal of the Year
Tennessee Department of Education recently announced the state’s nine finalists for the 2021-22 Tennessee Principal of the Year …
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Tennessee 4-H Roundup coming July 19-23 to UT Martin
  After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, the State 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference is returning to the University of …
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Houston Austin named Motlow EMS director
Houston Austin, of Sparta, was recently named the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director for Motlow State Community College. Prior …
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Digital agronomy concentration now available at Motlow
Beginning this fall, Motlow State Community College will offer a concentration in Digital Agronomy as part of its current Associate of …
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OPINION

Slide from Reality - Part III: Fear and Truthiness

 I’ve been talking about Republicans’ slow slide from reality, and last week I discussed how denying climate change got conservatives used to the idea of denying science and facts. …