Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sparta’s Geekbox speakers make grand entry into racing

Posted on August 29, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Geekbox speakers executives Charles Bell and Greg England celebrated the mini boom box’s new relationship with professional stock car driver Justin Boston (“JBoss”–No. 25: ZLOOP Computer & Electronic Recycling Centers –Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports) recently at the Bristol Motor Speedway.



TCAT graduates ready for technical employment

Posted on August 29, 2014 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Technical skills, knowledge and attitudes appropriate to the workplace are the outcomes of 29 students receiving 31 diplomas at the conclusion of summer trimester at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville. Two of those students are White County residents. Students and their program areas include Tonya Hall, business systems/administrative office, and Justin Jones, welding.

Uplands Village residents prepare for 32nd Annual Silent Auction

Posted on August 29, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

 The May Cravath Wharton Association of Uplands Village will be holding its 32nd Annual Silent Auction, Sept. 25-27, 2014. Proceeds from the auction benefit the mission of the Wharton Association, which grants scholarships to area residents, addresses community needs for such things as food, home heating, and electricity, holds special events and provides supplemental equipment at the assisted living and long-term care centers in Uplands Village, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Pleasant Hill. Funds are also contributed to the Cravath Fund, which supports elders who have outlived their financial resources. Silent auction hours are 4-8 p.m., Sept. 25; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept. 26; and 10 … CONTINUED

TDOT halts work for holiday

Posted on August 29, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

In observance of the Labor Day holiday period, Tennessee Department of Transportation crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures on interstates and state highways beginning at noon, on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, through 6 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.


TTU’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center to host seminar

Posted on August 29, 2014 5:05 am by Kim Swindell Wood

If you are thinking of starting your own business, there is a lot you need to know. A free seminar that will be presented this August by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at TTU will help get you headed in the right direction. “Business Start-up Essentials” is the title of the seminar being presented 5-7 p.m., Sept. 4, 2014, on Tennessee Tech’s campus at Johnson Hall, room 218, at 1105 North Peachtree Ave, in Cookeville. Although admission is free, registration is required and can be done by visiting the web site at or calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.


Volleyball falls at Rhea County

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorette volleyball team was defeated 3-1 at Rhea County on Thursday in District 6AAA action.

See Monday’s print edition for more details.

WCHS soccer nets 1-0 win

Posted on August 28, 2014 7:07 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The Warriorette soccer team picked up a 1-0 win over Sequatchie County on Tuesday.  Jessie Green scored what turned out to be the lone goal of the game early in the season half.

WCHS is now 2-1 on the season.

Package liquor stores, liquor by the drink to be on November ballot

Posted on August 28, 2014 5:05 pm by Pamela Claytor

The White County Election Commission approved a petition submitted by Al Klee for package liquor stores and liquor by the drink in White County to be on the ballot in the November election. Each name on the petition was verified and the commission found that the required number of signatures are present. See Monday’s edition of The Expositor for more details.

Pink out at football game

Posted on August 28, 2014 4:04 pm by Tammy Wilhite

Final practice preparations are underway for Friday’s football game ay Livingston Academy.  Fans of both teams are encouraged to wear pink in a joint effort between the two communities in the battle against cancer.  Kick off is at 7 p.m.


Tommie Wayne Bearden

Posted on August 28, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tommie Wayne Bearden, 62, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Bearden was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Alabama, to Jack Douglas and Mary Sewell Bearden.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Funeral service will 3 p.m., Aug. 30, 2014, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Saylors Cemetery, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 30, at the funeral home.

The Bearden family asks that memorials be made to Hunter Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.

Florence Baker Price

Posted on August 28, 2014 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Florence Baker Price, 88, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 28, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center, in Sparta.

Mrs. Baker was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Sparta to G.H. and Ova Jane Elrod Baker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Tommy Price; daughter, Ruth Ann Price Sparks; and a sister, Cora Holland.

She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Woods, of Sparta, Jeanetta (Will) Stick, of Sparta; two sons, Herbert (Beverly) Price, William (Vickie) Price, all of Sparta; a brother, Lawrence Baker, of Michigan; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Aug. 30, 2014, at Pistole Baptist Church, with … CONTINUED

Gary McKenzie sworn in as Criminal Court Judge by retiring Judge Leon Burns

Posted on August 28, 2014 1:01 pm by Pamela Claytor

Newly elected Criminal Court Judge for the 13th Judicial District Part I Gary McKenzie was sworn in by the man whose position he will soon fill. Retiring Judge Leon Burns swore in McKenzie on Aug. 27 at the Putnam County Courthouse. The 13th Judicial District covers Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White Counties. Before being elected judge, McKenzie served as Deputy District Attorney General, prosecuting some of the most serious cases in White County. McKenzie says he’s “honored and humbled” to have been sworn in by Burns, “an icon and pillar in the legal community.”

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