Monthly Archives: December 2015

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees beginning Jan. 1, 2016

Posted on December 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming beaches managed by USACE will change to a simpler fee structure. The fee for a USACE annual pass to these facilities will also change.

These fees were last changed in 2002.

Floating Mill, Ragland Bottom, and Long Branch Campground at Center Hill Lake will also see a change in camping fees and the fee for a Special Use Permit, which covers events, facilities and activities.

USACE conducted a review of its fee structure earlier this year and determined that fee changes are needed to … CONTINUED


Men’s Community Breakfast

Posted on December 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

ChristPoint Church will host a Men’s Community Breakfast at North Sparta Church of God, 335 N. Spring St., in Sparta, beginning at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. All men from the area are invited.


ChristPoint Church hosts Sherry Anne in concert

Posted on December 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Sherry Anne will be in concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at ChristPoint Church, 13 Liberty Square, in Sparta.  This Christian singing artist has overcome hearing and speech impairment to sing and give her inspiring message. There will be a community meal at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.


Gas prices on New Year’s Day likely to be lowest since Jan. 1, 2009

Posted on December 28, 2015 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

More than 90 million Americans, on the holiday road, are finding the lowest average gas prices for the year-end holidays since 2008-09. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.00 nationally, $2.01 in Florida, $1.91 in Georgia, and $1.76 in Tennessee.

Motorists will ring in the new year with prices well below last year’s holiday. The average price for a gallon of gas on January 1, 2015 was $2.24 nationally, $2.35 in Florida, $2.22 in Georgia, and $2.08 in Tennessee. This year, gas prices are averaging $2 and below, saving motorists $5-$10 every time they fill their tanks. Gas prices on New Year’s Day 2016 … CONTINUED


Sonic Shootout tips off Monday

Posted on December 27, 2015 10:10 pm by Tammy Wilhite

The 8th annual Sonic Shootout gets underway Monday with a full slate of eight games.

The schedule for the opening day is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Clarkrange vs. Warren Co. (girls)
  • 11 a.m. – Pickett Co. vs. Warren Co. (boys)
  • 12:30 p.m. – Lebanon vs. Cannon Co. (girls)
  • 2 p.m. – Howard vs. Cannon Co. (boys)
  • 3:30 p.m. – Portland vs. Harpeth Hall (girls)
  • 5 p.m. – Livingston Academy vs. Lake Co. (boys)
  • 6:30 p.m. – White Co. vs. McMinn Co. (girls)
  • 8 p.m. – White Co. vs. Tullahoma (boys)

The Shootout runs through Wednesday with eight games each day.  See Monday’s print edition for a complete


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Flash flood watch

Posted on December 27, 2015 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

..FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE…

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE…

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…BEDFORD…CANNON…CHEATHAM…

CLAY…COFFEE…CUMBERLAND…DAVIDSON…DE KALB…DICKSON…

FENTRESS…GILES…GRUNDY…HICKMAN…HOUSTON…HUMPHREYS…

JACKSON…LAWRENCE…LEWIS…MACON…MARSHALL…MAURY…

MONTGOMERY…OVERTON…PERRY…PICKETT…PUTNAM…ROBERTSON…

RUTHERFORD…SMITH…STEWART…SUMNER…TROUSDALE…VAN BUREN…WARREN…WAYNE…WHITE…WILLIAMSON AND WILSON. * FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING * ANOTHER 1 TO POSSIBLY UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED ON MONDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE. WITH ALREADY SATURATED GROUND IN PLACE AS WELL AS ELEVATED CREEKS AND STREAMS…FLASH FLOODING WILL BE LIKELY. * FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND OTHER

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Robert Street hosts another Bible Bowl

Posted on December 26, 2015 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Submitted by James Burden

On Nov. 7, 2015, the Roberts Street Church of Christ was host to its 9th Annual Small Congregational Fall-Youth Bible Bowl, with a total of 36 youth from six congregations and four counties participating in the event.

The Roberts Street Bible Bowl is a quick recall program where students of various congregations and

age groups come together and compete over their knowledge of certain Bible books or scripture.

Churches of Christ participants came from Burnette Chapel (Antioch), Hiawassee (Warren County), McClellan Avenue (Cookeville), Lansden (White County), Oakwood Street (Sparta), and host, Roberts Street Church of Christ.

There were more than 70 people who watched … CONTINUED


Tyler Heard

Posted on December 26, 2015 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tyler Heard was born April 19, 1994, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, and passed away suddenly on Dec. 21, 2015, at 10:26 a.m., at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Tyler was currently attending Tennessee Tech University and was of junior status, with a major in Information Systems.    He was also employed with the TTU Library as an IT Specialist as part of the work-study program. He was a marksman, avid computer gamer, as well as a humanitarian. His selfless disposition provoked him to choose to be an organ donor to save many lives, which he has already done since his passing and is thus a hero.

Tyler was preceded … CONTINUED


Christmas memory

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

Subscription to The Expositor for a Christmas gift, in 1979.


THP checkpoint

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

Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint at 9 p.m., Dec. 31, in White County. THP recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving, a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures over 305,000 others every year in the United States.


Vacancy on commission after Sherrell resigns

Posted on December 24, 2015 10:10 am by Delaney Austin

During the latest county commission meeting, chairman Terry Allen reported that Jack Sherrell submitted a letter declaring his resignation as a 4th district county commissioner.

White County Executsive Denny Wayne Robinson stated prior to the meeting the position would need to be filled within 120 days after the official vacancy.

According to County Technical Assistance Service, the county legislative body “may exercise powers of a legislative nature granted to it by the General Assembly in public acts or in private acts that apply to a particular county.”

County commissioners have the power to levy property taxes without limitation regarding rates, to expend funds for any lawful purpose, zoning … CONTINUED


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