Monthly Archives: June 2017

Representative Ryan Williams announces Arts Commission Grants for Putnam County

Posted on June 19, 2017 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

State Representative Ryan Williams

On June 19, House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) announced that the Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded six grants totaling almost $47,000 to Putnam County for the 2018 fiscal year.

According to the Tennessee Arts Commission’s website, the grants will help fund arts projects in urban areas. They will also build stronger communities through the arts to enhance the distinctive character of local Tennessee places for positive economic and community outcomes. Additionally, the monies will also be used to cover the cost of operations at local facilities and will provide support for arts projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality … CONTINUED

Peeled Chestnut Cemetery

Posted on June 19, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Tuesday, June 27

Who: Peeled Chestnut Cemetery

What: Public meeting (Due to the recent resignation of several board members, an election will be held to select new board members and to fill vacancies on the board of trustees)

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Cemetery

Canine influenza detected in TN

Posted on June 19, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee.

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs in East Tennessee. The illness in three of the dogs is believed to have originated at a dog show in Perry, Georgia.

Canine influenza—or dog flu—is a highly contagious viral infection. It is spread among dogs via direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), and contaminated objects. People who handle infected dogs may also transmit the virus to healthy dogs.

This virus can affect cats, however there is no evidence that … CONTINUED

George Mansfield Johnson Sr.

Posted on June 19, 2017 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

George Mansfield Johnson Sr., 88, of Walling, passed away this morning at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.s

Posted on June 19, 2017 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood


Posted on June 19, 2017 7:07 am by

The Expositor is once again sponsoring ‘Pet Idol,’ which provides those who have beloved furry or feathered friends (or maybe not-so-furry and feathered) a way to showcase their cutie pies in a contest that will also provide a donation to White County Humane Society.


Boys’ 7/8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Star Team in tournament

Posted on June 19, 2017 7:07 am by Andy Southard

A member of the All-Star team races to first base trying to beat the throw.

The Sparta-White County TN Little League Boys 7/8 year-old Coach Pitch All-Star team took the field this past week, in Algood. The all-stars will also take the field, on June 24, for an All-Star Tournament in Portland.

The team won its first two games, on Monday and Tuesday nights, before falling in their final game, on Thursday evening.

They won their first game, on Monday, beating Monterey All-Stars 10-1, and on Tuesday night, they defeated Jackson County by a final score of 24-10. The all-stars lost, on Thursday night, to Cane Creek All-Stars.… CONTINUED

Warriors and Eagles hit the hardwood on Friday

Posted on June 19, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

Austin Miller takes a shot in one of VBHS’s team camps earlier this summer.

The White County High School Warriors and Van Buren County High School Eagles basketball teams were both in action, on Friday. The Warriors traveled down to Warren County for a play day. The Eagles hosted their play day at Van Buren County High School Gymnasium.

The Warriors played in two games on Friday. The games were divided up into 18-minute halves, with just the varsity playing, and then the junior varsity teams played one 12-minute quarter. The Warriors took on a very athletic Stewarts Creek team in the first game, and in the second … CONTINUED

We preach not ourselves

Posted on June 19, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Derrick Coble – West Sparta church of Christ

The Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is hidden to some people in the world, namely those who are lost. In fact, this is what Paul told the saints at Corinth when he said, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not . . . (2 Cor. 4:3,4a).

Unfortunately, it is the case that as it was in Paul’s day, far too many people are religiously blind, wandering aimlessly about, grasping for anything but the … CONTINUED

When you die will you R.I.P. or have karma?

Posted on June 19, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

By Macil Duncan

Yesterday, on Father’s Day, I preached my Uncle Glenn’s funeral. I had the joy of knowing that he was saved and had peace with God to rest in Him. When your time comes to die, will you be able to truly R.I.P. (Rest In Peace)? There are many theological views about eternity. Among the Christian faith alone, some believe in eternal security, while others believe your sinful actions overpower grace, and you can lose it, needing to re-saved. Then you have Christians that believe only the elect are saved and some are just destined for hell. Outside the Christian faith, you have many that believe … CONTINUED

Do we know who is driving the bus or don’t we care?

Posted on June 19, 2017 6:06 am by Sparta Live

Democratic Dialog – by Debra Wines

Since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, I have felt as if we were part of an off, off, off Broadway play, far removed from any sense of reality. It started when Mr. Trump bragged to anyone who would listen that his inaugural crowd was far larger than either one of former President Obama’s. From the moment the words came out of his mouth, it was proven over and over again to be an audacious exaggeration of the truth. Kellyanne Conway went on national TV and provided us with the term “alternative facts.” It seems the Trump administration has been trying to feed the American … CONTINUED

TN state officials raising awareness about the dangers of Fentanyl

Posted on June 19, 2017 6:06 am by Bobby Lee McCulley

Several top Tennessee state officials recently held a press conference in hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of a powerful substance called Fentanyl.

Top officials from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Tennessee Department of Safety, and the Tennessee Department of Homeland Safety held a joint press conference, in Nashville, hoping to raise awareness about the dangers of the Fentanyl and substances similar to it.

“Fentanyl, it’s in all of our communities, it’s deadly not just for illegal users, and everyone is at risk,” according to the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force.

The message from … CONTINUED

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