Monthly Archives: January 2016

TDEC encourages Tennesseans to test for radon

Posted on January 8, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is educating Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home as part of Radon Action Month.

Some analysts predict as much as 90 percent of Americans’ time is spent indoors, especially during time of cold temperatures.

Since radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into homes through cracks and openings in the foundation, and in high concentrations poses a human health risk, homeowners should test.

The EPA estimates that approximately 70 percent of Tennessee’s population lives in high or moderate risk radon areas. According to the EPA, radon is … CONTINUED


Smith named to Honors List

Posted on January 8, 2016 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Wesleyan College proudly named more than 250 students to its fall 2015 Honors and Dean’s lists. McKinsey Smith, of Spencer, was named to the Honors List.


Tennessee teens in custody, van driver strangled

Posted on January 8, 2016 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The CBS affiliate in Nashville reports that several teen girls were detained in Putnam County after a van driver was strangled. Click here to read the complete story.


TTU sponsoring Hot Cider Social

Posted on January 8, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

TTU’s International Friends is hosting its annual Hot Cider Social, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in room 145 of Southwest Hall (200 W. 10th Street, Cookeville). This event allows students from TTU’s international community to meet families and individuals from the local community. For more information please contact Debbie Barnard at (931) 349.0165 or dbarnard@tntech.edu .


Susie A. Seals Hutson

Posted on January 8, 2016 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Susie A. Seals Hutson, 79, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 7, 2016, at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 8, 2016 6:06 am by

Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, has been held in October for the past several years, but Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist, will be in Sparta at the White County Agriculture Complex, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets.


“Expositor Inquires” will help answer questions about community

Posted on January 7, 2016 7:07 pm by

The Expositor will be running a new monthly article that will give residents an opportunity to have their concerns answered.

The article, The Expositor Inquires, asks that the community submit questions or concerns they may have about something going on in White County.

The Expositor will be accepting questions about all topics, including city and county government, status on construction projects, new businesses and updates on news stories.

Any questions you would like to submit should be sent to pamela@spartalive.com. Be sure to put “The Expositor Inquires” in the subject line.

The questions will be researched, and The Expositor will get statements directly from the appropriate official sources.… CONTINUED


The Expositor Photo Contest

Posted on January 7, 2016 7:07 pm by


Taste of Home Cooking School tickets on sale Jan. 25

Posted on January 7, 2016 6:06 pm by

Taste of Home Cooking School is returning to Sparta. The much-anticipated event, which is sponsored by The Expositor, has been held in October for the past several years, but Michelle Roberts, culinary specialist, will be in Sparta at the White County Agriculture Complex, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Featured recipes will highlight a spring/summer menu. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. General admission is $12 and $35 for V.I.P. tickets.


Dimple Lois Kirkpatrick Qualls

Posted on January 7, 2016 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Dimple Lois Kirkpatrick Qualls, 75, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 7, 2016, at her residence.

Mrs. Qualls was born July 20, 1940, in Sparta, to Fred Kirkpatrick and Irene Pirtle Kirkpatrick.

She was retired from Wagner.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene, Barney and Donald, and a sister, Doris Pugsley.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Horace “Shorty” Qualls; daughters, Sherry Sims and husband Tommy, Connie Raper and husband Ernie, Donna Qualls and Dennis Young; grandchildren, Kendra Miller and husband John, Emilee Brockman, Tyler Brockman and Ashley Felton, Dylan Young, Cassidy Qualls; great-grandchildren, Jordan Wallace, Kelyn Brockman, Braylee Niedert, … CONTINUED


TWRA’s winter trout stocking

Posted on January 7, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s winter trout stocking program resumes as the new year begins and will continue at selected locations through middle portion of March. The 2015-16 program began Dec. 1 and had 26 stockings at various locations through mid-December.

The program provides numerous close to home trout fishing opportunities for anglers during the winter months. These fisheries also provide a great opportunity to introduce children or first-time anglers to fishing.

The trout will average about 10 inches in length. The daily creel limit is seven, but there is no size limit.

Cane Creek Park, in Cookeville, will be stocked on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

Please note that
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MooreEyes announces winner

Posted on January 7, 2016 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

MooreEyes Family Vision Center announces that Rita Finley is the winner of their December HoneyBake Ham Contest. L-R: Amy Johnson, optician; Rita Finley; and Dr. Shannon F. Shelley, OD, FAAO

 


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