Man successfully rescued from fall in cave, volunteers from other states assist in efforts

Posted on January 20, 2020 11:11 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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By Rachel Auberger and Kim Swindell Wood

A man has been successfully rescued from a fall in a cave that brought together emergency personnel from Tennessee and several other states who rallied to bring the victim to safety.

At 6:10 p.m., Jan 17, Sparta-White County Volunteer Rescue Squad received a page for a cave rescue in the northeastern part of the county.

White County E-911 immediately contacted Rescue Squad Chief Ray Brown to give further information that they had received a call stating the patient had fallen approximately 10 feet before landing on a ledge. Information also indicated that a boulder had dislodged from the wall and fell … CONTINUED





Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted on January 20, 2020 8:08 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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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.





Kynett United Methodist receives Golden Cross Foundation Award

Posted on January 18, 2020 9:09 am by Kim Swindell Wood

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Kynett United Methodist Church, in Sparta, and Burton’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Algood, have received grants – $4,500 and $5,412 respectively – from the Golden Cross Foundation. Money from these grants was used to replace HVAC units and improve a parking lot.

Rev. Diantha McLeod, pastor at both churches, said, “In February 2019, both HVAC units at Kynett were in need of dire repair. One unit only heated, and the other stopped working completely. A majority of the church’s members are 55+ years old – many with medical issues that become aggravated in extreme temperatures. Everyone knew it would be difficult to worship in the building in the … CONTINUED





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