Monthly Archives: February 2020

Dr. Marilyn Poteet-Langford

Posted on February 15, 2020 12:12 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Dr. Marilyn Poteet-Langford, 65, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 14, 2020, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Dr. Poteet-Langford was born Nov. 16, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of David Lee Poteet and Treva Gene Sims Poteet.

She was married to Jack Daniel Langford, on Jan. 12, 1996.

Dr. Poteet-Langford’s education started at Yankeetown School and continued through White County Middle School and  White County High School.

While in high school, she was an outstanding basketball player for the White County Warriorettes.  Dr. Poteet-Langford graduated in the top ten of her high school class, of 1972. She then attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and … CONTINUED

Betty Litchford Sliger Graham

Posted on February 15, 2020 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Betty Louise Litchford Sliger Graham, 76, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 13, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Graham was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Cookeville, to Thomas Clarence Litchford and Bessie Montgomery Litchford.

Her work career included sewing cushions for Custom Craft Furniture to her most notable job at First National Bank. After retiring from the bank, she worked as a receptionist for Turntable Industries and Tri-Star Realty.

Betty was an active member of Pistole Baptist Church for 57 years. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years and was involved in various committees in the church, including decorating the church this past Christmas and helping … CONTINUED

2020 Little League sign-ups

Posted on February 15, 2020 9:09 am by

The league on-line sign-up page is open. Follow the link on the Sparta-White County TN Little League Facebook page. In-person sign-ups are: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 25, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 22, both at Sparta Rescue Squad Building, at 320 W. Bockman Way, in Sparta.

Win tickets to Nashville Lawn and Garden Show – find the sunflower

Posted on February 15, 2020 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

How would you like to win 2 tickets to the ever-popular Nashville Lawn and Garden Show? The annual event will be Thursday, Feb. 27- Sunday, March 1, at the fairgrounds, in Nashville, in the all new Expo Center.

Here’s how you can win. In the Feb. 17, Feb. 20, and Feb. 24 editions of The Expositor, there will be a photo of a sunflower randomly placed in the newspaper. You must find the sunflower in each of these three editions and bring those newspapers by The Expositor and show us where they are located. The first person who arrives at the office after 8 a.m., Feb. 24, with … CONTINUED

Early voting schedule

Posted on February 15, 2020 7:07 am by

Early Voting Hours for March 3, 2020 Election

February 12 – February 25

(Closed Feb. 17th for President’s Day)

8 am – 4 pm Mon., Wed., & Fri.

10 am – 6 pm Tues. & Thurs.

9 am – 12 noon Sat.

White County Election Commission

Room 215 Courthouse

(931) 836-3671

2019 property tax information

Posted on February 14, 2020 10:10 am by Kim Swindell Wood

White County Trustee Office hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Each year, property tax notices are mailed out the first week in October.  Taxes are due and payable by Feb. 28. Since this is leap year and Feb. 29 falls on a Saturday when the courthouse is not open, we will accept payment, with no penalty, on Monday, March 2, 2020. Beginning Tuesday, March 3,  there will be an additional 1.5 percent interest for all late taxes.

You may pay your property taxes online at There is a 2.75 percent convenience fee to pay online.

Don’t want to pay online?

Try our phone payment system:


There is … CONTINUED

Application period for Volunteer Firefighter Grant Program now open

Posted on February 14, 2020 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

Program aims to support Tennessee’s 575 volunteer fire departments

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announces that applications will be accepted starting Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, from volunteer fire departments for grants through the newly established Volunteer Firefighter Equipment and Training Grant Program.

Created through legislation overseen by Gov. Bill Lee and passed by the General Assembly, the program earmarks $500,000 for the purchase of firefighting equipment by Tennessee’s volunteer fire departments or to help volunteer departments meet local match requirements for federal grants for purchasing equipment. Fire departments must hold a valid recognition from the SFMO and have a staff made up of at least 51% … CONTINUED

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 13, 2020 5:05 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

Life Care Center of Sparta

Posted on February 13, 2020 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

White County is hosting district basketball tournament

Posted on February 13, 2020 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Jerry Lowery

As Dorothy once stated in the Wizard of Oz, “There is no place like home.”

That will ring true starting next week as White County High School will be hosting the district and region tournaments.  It is always better to play on your home court, and Roy Sewell gym will be rocking with excitement as the tournament begins.

The student section, the band, and the home crowd will be able to cheer on the Warriors and Warriorettes in postseason play.

The brackets have not been set and will be posted when the season is officially over Friday night.  Coach Eric Mitchell and Coach Michael Dodgen … CONTINUED

Warriors seal first place district standing after defeating Rhea Co.

Posted on February 13, 2020 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

By Jerry Lowery

On Feb. 11, the Warriors and Warriorettes traveled to Rhea County High School to play the Golden Eagles in a big district basketball game.

The Warriors were holding the top spot in the district heading into the game.  The Warriors came out firing and outscored Rhea County 20-4 in the first quarter to take an early 16-point lead.

In a tale of two quarters, the Golden Eagles took flight and outscored the Warriors in the second quarter 23-10 to cut the lead to only three points at halftime.

Coach Eric Mitchell and the Warriors came out of the locker room in the second half and … CONTINUED

Mark’s Heating and Air Conditioning

Posted on February 13, 2020 2:02 pm by Kim Swindell Wood

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