Monthly Archives: August 2015


Posted on August 6, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

In the Thursday, Aug. 6 edition of The Expositor, in the article “Fire Tower Road conditions problem for E-911,” the sentence “Board member Robert McCormick, owner of Airflow Heating and Cooling, stated that he would be donating an air conditioning unit to E-911 at no cost,” should have read “at cost.”

Fire Tower Road continues to be a problem for E-911

Posted on August 6, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

The conditions of Fire Tower Road, a site for one of E-911’s towers, have deteriorated so severely that utility companies have discontinued servicing E-911 equipment until the roads are repaired, according to Director Suzi Cash. During the Aug. 3 meeting, the board discussed this issue, as well as the upcoming renovations on the new E-911 building, which E-911 took possession of last week. For more information on the August meeting of the White County Emergency Communications Board of Directors, see today’s edition of The Expositor.

Kingsmen Quartet playing Sunday

Posted on August 6, 2015 10:10 am by Jarrod Conner

Teachers awarded for dedication and service

Posted on August 6, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin

The White County School System has recognized teachers with 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of experience in the White County School System as well as those retiring and joining for the first time.

To see pictures and names of the teachers awarded, pick up today’s edition of The Expositor.

White County TCAP results

Posted on August 6, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin

The results for the 2015 TCAP are in and White County sees improvement in various subject matter. To view more details about TCAP results and find the results of specific schools, click here.

State commissioner meets with White County teachers

Posted on August 6, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin

On Tuesday, August 4, the Tennessee state education commissioner, Candice McQueen, visited White County teachers in the White County High School multipurpose room to discuss progress that has been made, test results, and future standards.

“We are the fastest improving state in the nation in terms of the progress in the nation’s report called the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP),” said commissioner McQueen.

She opened by saying that Tennessee is moving toward the right direction and teachers should celebrate the progress that has been made so far.

The results of a new NAEP test will be presented in a few months to see if Tennessee has continued … CONTINUED

Old-fashioned congregational singing

Posted on August 6, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Copeland Chapel Church will host an old-fashioned congregational singing beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Bro. Freddie Copeland at (931) 738-5513.

Doyle City Hall burglary suspect arrested

Posted on August 5, 2015 11:11 am by Pamela Claytor

A disturbance at Doyle City Hall has led to the arrest of one man for last month’s city hall burglary, along with the burglary of a storage building next door.

According to Public Information Officer Detective Chris Isom, of White County Sheriff Department, at approximately 10:46 a.m. on Aug. 4, deputies Lindell Smith and Dustin Reels responded to Doyle City Hall at the request of Mayor Ray Spivey, who reported that James Randall Yates II, age 51 of Doyle, was at the location causing a disturbance.

Spivey reportedly told dispatchers Yates had a gun, along with a tape recorder, that he believed had been stolen from Doyle City … CONTINUED

Troopers focused on back to school safety

Posted on August 5, 2015 10:10 am by Pamela Claytor

With school beginning this week, Tennessee Highway Patrol White County supervisor Sgt. Jimmy Jones says THP is increasing their presence in school zones. Each trooper will be working one hour per day in the school zones to ensure White County students arrive safely at school.

“Blue Book” lesson plans online

Posted on August 5, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The Secretary of State’s announced this week a new online resource designed by Tennessee teachers – 15 lesson plans and teaching aids based on the Tennessee Blue Book are now available. The Blue Book contains a wealth of information about the governor, state legislators, state legislative committees, administrative departments of state government and the government’s structure. All of the lesson plans, including information on obtaining hard and digital copies of the Blue Book, can be found at

Kenneth Jack Wilcock

Posted on August 5, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Kenneth Jack Wilcock, 91, of Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away Aug. 4, 2015, at NHC Healthcare of Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Book signing and lecture

Posted on August 4, 2015 3:03 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

51a1TXXc33L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_White County Heritage Museum will be hosting a book signing, at the White County Public Library, and lecture with Dr. Aaron Astor, author of “The Civil War Along Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau,” 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The library is at 11 N Church St, Sparta., in Sparta.

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