Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sparta earns Tennessee ThreeStar award

Posted on October 29, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

The state of Tennessee has awarded White County with the ThreeStar award for developing a strategy and plan of action in regards to jobs and economic development, fiscal strength and efficient government, public safety, education and workforce development, and health and welfare.

Denny Wayne Robinson, White County Executive, said, “Local community leaders, representing the five program areas, and Joint Economic and Community Development Boards must implement actions that will impact these quality of life issues.”

Read more in today’s edition of The Expositor.


Spotlight: White County High School

Posted on October 29, 2015 9:09 am by Delaney Austin

Grant

The 2015 state report card, offering a view of multiple post-secondary and workforce metrics as well as achievement and growth for Tennessee schools and districts, was released for White County school systems.

“I always enjoy when the state report card comes out because it gives everyone the chance to see what a great school we have,” state White County High School principal Grant Swallows.

Read more in today’s edition of The Expositor.


Chamber members increase for first time in five years

Posted on October 29, 2015 8:08 am by Delaney Austin

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met to discuss the 2016 budget, the spike in membership, future events, and the direction the Chamber is heading.

According to Beth Stephens, Chamber board chair, this is the first time in five years that membership income has increased instead of decreased.

Read more in today’s edition of The Expositor.


Ready for Halloween fun

Posted on October 29, 2015 8:08 am by Delaney Austin

Excitement fills the air as children at Sparta’s L.B.J.&C. Head Start dress up with their favorite costume characters and fall themed outfits in preparation for Halloween.


Freshman Academy Awards

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Highest Average
Kasey Scarlett Maelybeth Young
Jessee Griffith Kayla Howell
Micaela Calfy Aaron Armstrong
Joshua Austin Emilee Scott
Nicholas Qualls Michael Howard
Madison Jolley Noah Farley
Seth McCormack Katlyn Presley
Nicholas Ward Ronald Stegall
Christopher Mills Cameron Dronebarger
Eli McDonald Joshua Austin
Maggie Vickers

Freshman Academy Awards

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Citizenship
Sierra Maggart Ina Brake
Drake Williamson Eli McDonald
Eli McDonald Marlee Dyer
Eric Miller Drew Young
McKenzie Simmons Bethany Bohannon
Logan Adams Isaac Miller
Juliette Garcia-Busbee Pauly Chilcutt
Victoria Hawkins Daniel Zahr
Drew Young Bethany Bohannon
Brady Dempsey Noah Farley
Tanner Bryant Jacob Sparks
James Yates Madison Meadows
McKenzie Simmons Daniel Young

Freshman Academy Awards

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Good Attitude
Nicholas Billings Marlee Dyer
Drew Young Harlee Smith
Tyree Carpenter Kacee Odom
Jasmine Verde Samuel McGinniss
Maelybeth Young Lexi Crockett
Tara Bajar Eric Miller
Bethany Bohannon Braxton Hutson
Cayden Kirby Christopher Franklin
Jillian Graham Blake Stevens
Aaliyah Terry Rachel Farris
Jack Knowles Khloe Baker
Breanna Hall Jordan Dodson
Caz Bilbrey Jordan Sparkman
Logan Adams Bethany Flatt
Madeline Saunders Gavin Taylor
Savannah Key Jeremy Flatt
Zachary Douglas Hannah Brewington
Makenzie Morton McKenzie Simmons
Kami Pullum Cameron Dronebarger
Robin Judd Kyra Mifflin
Jessica Altman Sierra Maggart
Victoria Hawkins Eric Miller
David Smith Caitlyn O’Dell
C.J. Stone Harlee Smith
Cameron Carter Dakota Keen
David Kinser Lexi Crockett
Brianna Hickey
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Freshman Academy Awards

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Academically Most Improved
Becca Tindle Robin Judd
Sariah Vinson Bevin Davis
Brittany England Jessica Altman
Breyonna Chilcutt Sarah Robbins
Kaylee Gentry Dylan Young
Brittany England Aidan Welch
Brent Jordan Tristen-Blu Myers
McKennah Humphrey Michael Brinkley
Haley Dennis Gavin Taylor
Kiara Pittman Jonathan Sparks
Jonathan Sparks Jordan Sparkman
Megan Rodgers Hunter Basham
Bronson Lee Joseph Jones
Hunter Shaffer Christopher Franklin
Aaliyah Cother Hunter Graham
Payton Anderson Trinity Gooch
Tristen-Blu Myers Kenneth Prater
Cassity Randolph Nicholas Billings
Payton Anderson Thomas Anderson
Evan James Caitlyn O’Dell
Cassidy Thomas Sarah Robbins
Cameron Beasley Megan Hubbard
Bethany Flatt Gavin Webb
Matthew Sitts Jacob Pollard

Warriors back home to host Cleveland

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Tammy Wilhite

Senior Night pregame festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.

When the Warriors hit the field Friday night, it will have been four weeks since they played on Dee Harris Field.

WCHS returns home for their season finale against the Cleveland Blue Raiders.

The Warriors have fallen on hard times of late. After opening the season with back to back wins, WCHS has lost seven straight. Only one of those losses, a 16-15 defeat at Cumberland County, has been by less than three touchdowns. Injuries and a slew full of tough teams have made things hard on the Warriors.

While the Warriors already know their season is going to come … CONTINUED


Art n Ale Trail, Oct. 30 and 31

Posted on October 29, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

With fall weather coming in, the Art and Ale trail revisits Sparta with art and craft beer vendors showing their talents for all to enjoy.

Festivities begin Friday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. ,with the Kick Off Party. This event will take place at the Fragrant Mushroom Gallery on West Bockman Way and is filled with music, artists, and Calfkiller beer.

The following day will mark the start of the Art and Ale self-guided tours. There are six artist studio shops including Northfield Vineyards, which will be hosting the Top Hand Band at 6 p.m., Calfkiller Brewery, Blue Collar Pottery, Bob McCormack, the Fragrant Mushroom Gallery, and River … CONTINUED


Identities of alleged murder-suicide victims released

Posted on October 28, 2015 7:07 pm by Pamela Claytor

The identities of two individuals who are dead after an alleged murder-suicide have been released by District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. Dunaway said they are Jammie Meadows and Andrea White. The incident occurred this morning at a residence on Eastland Road, in the eastern portion of White County. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Two deceased on Eastland Road

Posted on October 28, 2015 12:12 pm by Pamela Claytor

Eastland and BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Departments, White County Emergency Medical Services and White County Sheriff Department have responded to a residence approximately eight miles down Eastland Road,  where a male and female were reportedly “laid out on the front porch, covered in blood,” according to an E-911 dispatch. Sheriff Oddie Shoupe states that two individuals are deceased and the incident is under investigation by White County Sheriff Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Detective John Ford, of WCSD is in charge of the investigation for the sheriff department.


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