Monthly Archives: September 2019

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted on September 26, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Get The Expositor at these locations:

WHITE COUNTY: Highway 84 Market, Jose’s Market, Airport Marathon, Dollar General (all stores), Geer’s Grocery, Wilmar Market, Highway 70 Market, Central View Market and Grill, Big T’s Market, Keith’s Market, The Landing, Lazy Days Market, Mapco Express, Peacock Express, Bon Air Market, EZ Food Mart, Walgreens, Floyd’s Cash Saver, Sparta Market, Highway 111 Shell, Walmart, Regas Exxon, Alcorn’s Market, South Young Market, All In One/Sunoco (next to Burger King), Post Office

VAN BUREN COUNTY: Peacock Express, Citgo, Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, Spencer Drug Co.

Celebrate a special event

Posted on September 26, 2019 6:06 am by

Support Sparta-White County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Posted on September 25, 2019 4:04 pm by

Show your Sparta pride

Posted on September 25, 2019 2:02 pm by

Sparta Speaker Series Fall 2019

Posted on September 25, 2019 8:08 am by

Third floor of the White County Courthouse, on Liberty Square

Programs begin at 7 p.m. CST

Sponsored by Virgin Falls State Natural Area, the Friends of Virgin Falls, And White County


September 19 – The Adventures of Working with Mules.  Join mule trainer Malcolm Jessup as he shares stories of his travels, and insights into working with mules.

September 26 – Everything You Wanted to Know About a Tree But Was Afraid  to Ask.  Guy Zimmerman, retired from the Tennessee  Division of  Forestry, will speak on forest fires, invasive exotic species, urban forestry, selling timber, tree health and anything you wanted to know about a tree but … CONTINUED

Unemployment across Tennessee holds steady in August

Posted on September 25, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Statewide unemployment for Tennessee held steady in August.

The latest statistics, which were released Sept. 19 by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show the new seasonally adjusted rate of 3.5 percent mirrors the state’s revised rate from July 2019.

Tennessee also recorded an unemployment rate of 3 percent to 5 percent during this same time in 2018.

“For more than two years Tennessee’s unemployment has been at, or very close to, historic low levels,” said TDLWD Commissioner Jeff McCord. “We have seen little fluctuation since June of 2017, and that’s one sign the business community has continued confidence in the state’s economy.”

Tennessee reached an … CONTINUED

Find out more about rabies and how to protect your animals

Posted on September 25, 2019 7:07 am by Kim Swindell Wood

World Rabies Day will be observed Sept. 28, to raise awareness about rabies and to let people know the disease is still a threat. Although there are only a handful of reported human rabies cases in the U.S. annually, more than 40,000 people are estimated to die worldwide each year from this dreaded disease. Transmissible to humans through pets and wildlife, this fatal disease is very preventable. Tennessee is among the states where USDA actively conducts an oral rabies vaccination program for wildlife to prevent the spread of raccoon variant rabies into Tennessee from east of the Appalachian Mountains.

Dan Grove, UT Extension wildlife veterinarian, can discuss the … CONTINUED

Fall Photo Contest

Posted on September 25, 2019 7:07 am by

Enter a Fall Photo Contest

Sponsored by The Expositor and

Send in your favorite fall photo beginning RIGHT NOW! Maybe you have a photo saved from last year, or you may have already seen some beautiful fall scenes/decorations this year. The prize is a 6-month subscription to The Expositor.

E-mail photos to Please provide a phone number, along with the name of the photographer. Deadline for entries is 8 a.m., Sept. 26. All photos will then be posted on The photo with the most “likes” by 8 a.m., Sept. 30, will be the winner.

For more information, call Ashlee (931) 836-3284.

Sparta weather forecast 09.25.19

Posted on September 25, 2019 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Click here for detailed AccuWeather forecast.

Sparta Scarecrow Contest

Posted on September 25, 2019 6:06 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Shakespeare in the Park opens Sept 27 at Dogwood Park, in Cookeville

Posted on September 24, 2019 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” and “Antony and Cleopatra” are coming to Dogwood Park.

“There’s something for everybody in Shakespeare,” said Matthew Wilson, director of “Cymbeline,” which opens at 7 p.m., Sept. 27, during Cookeville’s 16th annual Shakespeare in the Park. “That’s why Shakespeare has lasted this long.”

“Antony and Cleopatra,” directed by Samantha Raper, opens Saturday at 7 p.m. It’s the first time that two Shakespeare plays will be performed in repertory at Dogwood Park. Each show is approximately two and a half hours, including an intermission. Admission is free, and concessions are available.

Remaining performances for “Cymbeline” are Sept. 29, Oct. 1 and Oct. 4, while “Antony and … CONTINUED

Ronnie Wade Davis

Posted on September 24, 2019 1:01 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Ronnie Wade Davis, 60, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 23, 2019, in Cookeville.

Mr. Davis was born July 24, 1959, in Sparta, to John and Betty Sue Davis.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Sue Davis, and an uncle, Joe Thomas Davis.

Survivors include his son, Kyle John Thomas Davis (Haley), of Cookeville; grandsons, Tristan and Andrew Davis, both of Cookeville; father, John “Bud” Davis (Lois), of Cookeville; wife of 28 years, Kimberly Davis; uncles, Bobby Davis (Janet), of Sparta, Bill Davis (Nell), of Sparta, Edward Phifer, of Sparta; and aunt, Reba Davis, of Murfreesboro.

A memorial service will be 5 p.m., Sept. 26, 2019, … CONTINUED

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