Monthly Archives: May 2017

Wood, Roberts shut down Belmont bats in 3-2 victory in game one

Posted on May 7, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information

The Tennessee Tech baseball team (33-14, 19-3) continued its winning ways Saturday evening, taking the first contest of its three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against in-state rival Belmont (22-22, 14-11) by a final score of 3-2.

The Golden Eagle pitching staff was out in full force during the contest, as starter Michael Wood and closer Ethan Roberts combined to hold the Bruins to just two, unearned runs in the nine-inning affair. The two also struck out 12 batters while not issuing a single walk.

Wood was effective early in the contest, scattering five hits over the first four frames while allowing just


Largest Tennessee Tech graduating class celebrates commencement

Posted on May 6, 2017 4:04 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

The largest graduating class in the history of Tennessee Tech celebrated commencement on Saturday with two ceremonies inside the Eblen Center.

Degrees were awarded to approximately 1,520 men and women who came to Tennessee Tech from 79 counties throughout Tennessee, 34 states, and 28 other countries. Those earning undergraduate degrees represented 40 fields of study while those receiving graduate degrees represented 23 fields of study.

“These graduates leave us today with new knowledge, new skills and, we hope, confidence in their role as professional, practical and productive citizens,” said President Phil Oldham. “Our duty is fulfilled in them — they are bold, fearless and confident.”

Among the graduates … CONTINUED

Tom Ward

Posted on May 5, 2017 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Tom Ward, 82, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Mr. Ward was born May 12, 1934, in Doyle, to C. Ray Ward and Sarah Catherine Sparkman Ward.

He was a White County fixture, involved with his insurance business, The Ward Agency; the Sparta Rotary Club; 25 years as the voice of White County Warrior football; former White County High School cheerleader van driver; an avid walker; and well known as a University of Tennessee fan.

Mr. Ward was a member of the Church of Christ and attended Central Church of Christ. He was a former state vice-president of the Jaycees. … CONTINUED

Bilbrey new member of American Angus Association

Posted on May 5, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Dale L Bilbrey, of Sparta, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC and the … CONTINUED

Chamber Golf Scramble

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Tom Ward

Posted on May 5, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tom Ward, 82, of Sparta, passed away May 4, 2017, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Christine Selby

Posted on May 5, 2017 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Gladys Christine Selby, 92, of Sparta, passed away May 1, 2017, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, in Knoxville.

Mrs. Selby was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Sparta, the daughter of Robert Lee Page and Esther Seegraves Page.

She was a homemaker, loved gardening and especially loved her family. She also was a member of the Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Mrs. Selby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Hulan Selby; and sister, Thelma Fultz.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry Selby, of Crossville, Glenn Selby, of Indiana, Thurman Selby, of Crossville, Steve Selby, of Crossville, Keith Selby, of Crossville; brother, T.L. Page, of Sparta; … CONTINUED

Healthcare CandleLight vigil “protest” being held at Congressman Black’s office

Posted on May 4, 2017 8:08 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

Approximately 31 Upper Cumberland citizens have gathered outside US Representative Diane Black’s district office in Cookeville. 

These citizens are holding a candlelight vigil “protest” in response to today’s passage of the US House bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act and replaces it with the Republican’s version. 

Despite the rain, community leaders, organizers, and religious leaders have gathered in this candlelight vigil regarding the recent healthcare bill that was passed by the US House. 

This candlelight vigil has been organized by the Indivisible TN District 6 organization.  

The Expositor will gather an official comment from the Indivisible TN District 6 organization as well as US Representative Diane … CONTINUED

City sets Grand Opening date for the new Skate Park 

Posted on May 4, 2017 6:06 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

The City of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen held their bi-monthly meeting on April 4, 2017. 

One of the top items on the agenda was the announcement that the new Sparta Skate Park equipment has arrived and has also been installed. 

The board announced that the official grand opening will be May 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm. 

The new Sparta Skate Park is located next to the Liberty Square Amphitheatre on Bockman Way, Sparta. 

Further details of the City of Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting will be published in an upcoming edition of The Expositor. 

Reba Faye Carr McDole

Posted on May 4, 2017 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Reba Faye Carr McDole, 76, of Big Springs, Tennessee, formerly of Sparta, passed away May 2, 2017, at Starr Regional Medical Center, in Athens, Tennessee.

Born Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1940, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of Hanson and Elna L. Carr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hanson and Elna Carr, and her husband, Bill McDole.

She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the East View Church, in Meigs County, where she led the singing and taught Bible classes.

Survivors include her brothers, Roy Max Carr (Barbara), of Sparta, Lonnie Carr (Carolyn), of Sparta, Shelby Carr (Peggy), of Stevenson, Alabama; sister, … CONTINUED

White County High School Academic Signing Day 

Posted on May 4, 2017 2:02 pm by Bobby Lee McCulley

White County High School Seniors are participating in the Academic Signing Day. 

Congratulations to the WCHS Seniors on committing to their academic future. 

A slideshow with each student group and their university they will be attending will be posted on SpartaLive. 

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