Monthly Archives: April 2015

This Week in White County History

Posted on April 27, 2015 6:06 am by Sparta Live

1975
•Doug Benningfield received a $500 scholarship from Cookeville Production Credit Association.
•The White County Senior High began the girl’s softball program.
•The fifth and sixth grade Social Studies classes from East Sparta Elementary School visited the State Capitol in Nashville.
1985
•Carl Sims donated several thousand dollars worth of Data General computer equipment to White County High School.
•Dr. Leonard F. Hodes of Hamilton County joins local Walling Dental Center.
•Tonya Bolin officially signed to play volleyball for Middle Tennessee State University.
1995
•Several local businesses were burglarized, including: Hickory Valley Factory Outlet, Mallory Controls, and Carter’s Hickory Mill.
•Senator Fred Thompson made a brief stop in … CONTINUED


Curtiss clarifies legislator’s statement in the House

Posted on April 25, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Charles Curtiss, former state representative from White County, would like to clarify why his name was mentioned on the House floor during the April 22, 2015 session. A bill from Senator Paul Bailey, of White County, was presented to the House that State Representative Kevin Dunlap, who also represents White County, reportedly refused to “carry” to the House. Click here to read the background on the story.

Curtiss said, “I had spoken to him [the legislator who mentioned Curtiss’ name on the House floor] earlier in the plaza and said the legislature had never allowed liquor stores in sparsely populated areas, and one reason was a lower concentration … CONTINUED


Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race

Posted on April 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 6th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race is now in progess, with more than 200 bikers taking part in the event. Time trials will begin at 2 p.m. today. Racers are competing for $4,000 in cash and $3,000 in prizes. The route will take cyclists through Highway 84, Mill Creek Road and Cherry Creek Road. Funds raised by the race go right back into White County, with donations to numerous organizations. Not only does the foundation bring money to White County, but racers spent an estimated $15,000 in Sparta last year while here for the race.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race

Posted on April 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 6th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race is now in progess, with more than 200 bikers taking part in the event. Time trials will begin at 2 p.m. today. Racers are competing for $4,000 in cash and $3,000 in prizes. The route will take cyclists through Highway 84, Mill Creek Road and Cherry Creek Road. Funds raised by the race go right back into White County, with donations to numerous organizations. Not only does the foundation bring money to White County, but racers spent an estimated $15,000 in Sparta last year while here for the race.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race

Posted on April 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 6th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race is now in progess, with more than 200 bikers taking part in the event. Time trials will begin at 2 p.m. today. Racers are competing for $4,000 in cash and $3,000 in prizes. The route will take cyclists through Highway 84, Mill Creek Road and Cherry Creek Road. Funds raised by the race go right back into White County, with donations to numerous organizations. Not only does the foundation bring money to White County, but racers spent an estimated $15,000 in Sparta last year while here for the race.


Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race

Posted on April 25, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The 6th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Road Race is now in progess, with more than 200 bikers taking part in the event. Time trials will begin at 2 p.m. today. Racers are competing for $4,000 in cash and $3,000 in prizes. The route will take cyclists through Highway 84, Mill Creek Road and Cherry Creek Road. Funds raised by the race go right back into White County, with donations to numerous organizations. Not only does the foundation bring money to White County, but racers spent an estimated $15,000 in Sparta last year while here for the race.


Sparta Police search for iPad thief

Posted on April 24, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

At approximately 2:03 a.m. on Friday, April 3, Sparta Police were dispatched to Walmart concerning a theft of 10 iPads from the store. Video surveillance in the store shows a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, 220 pounds, with areas of white visible on the skin of both his arms.  The video shows him driving a silver or champagne colored Dodge Caravan with a luggage rack on top. This suspect is believed to have possibly committed a similar theft in Fayetteville, as well. If anyone has information concerning the suspect or the thefts, contact Investigator Doug Goff, of Sparta Police Department, at 836-3734

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Walter David “W.D.” White

Posted on April 24, 2015 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Walter David “W. D.” White, 86, of the Shady Grove community, passed from this earthly life to his heavenly home, on April 24, 2015, at Highlands Medical Center.

Mr. White was born June 28, 1928, in White County, Floyd White and Bertha Holladay White.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Floyd White; a sister, Frances Day; and a son-in-law, Mark Morris.

He was a life-long farmer, member of the Shady Grove Methodist Church, and a member of several community organizations.

Mr. White is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ruth C. Luna White, of the Shady Grove community; nieces and nephews, Jean … CONTINUED


Loredo charged with five counts of aggravated animal cruelty

Posted on April 24, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

A Quebeck man was arrested on April 10 and is facing five counts of aggravated cruelty, following an incident that allegedly took place last fall, according to White County Sheriff Department. For more information on the arrest of Lionel Loredo, see Thursday’s edition of The Expositor.


In Thursday’s edition of The Expositor: BASF celebrates Earth Day

Posted on April 24, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor


State agency honored for promotion of Paychecks for Patriots

Posted on April 24, 2015 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development collected four awards last night at the Public Relations Society of America Nashville Parthenon Awards, the industry’s most coveted competition. The state agency was honored for their promotion of Paychecks for Patriots, an annual hiring event for veterans. Labor and Workforce Development won the highest honors in the following categories: Public Relations Campaign, Community Relations, Media Relations and Public Affairs. The comprehensive campaign included press releases, editorials, videos, and graphics distributed through social media, partner agencies, and veteran support groups.


First Community Church welcomes new pastor

Posted on April 24, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

By Kelly Hanwright

At the end of last year, the members of First Community voted in Dan Kashner as their new pastor after the retirement of former minister Don Kelly. Dan has been married for 37 years to a wonderful lady named Judy, who instantly immersed herself in the women’s ministry and other church activities. Although they have only been with us a short while, the Kashners are not new to ministry.

“In this day and age” he said, “people are looking for more than just another experience. They want and need to see truth lived out. We want to demonstrate that Jesus Christ is real, and he … CONTINUED


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