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World's Most Expensive Sneakers Will Order Your Pizza

(NewsUSA) - March Madness returns this year, after a pandemic-imposed hiatus in 2020. As a result, basketball fans, sneaker fans, pizza fans, and anyone else might be feeling a little extra …

BookTrib's BookBites: Kids Fun, Mystery, Life Lessons and Riveting Memoir

(NewsUSA) "Veronica Viggle and the Bubble Gum Machine: A Mad Scientist Story" by Louis Goldman A graphic novel for children (and adults) "with illustrations that jump off the …

Innovative Education Program Offsets Preschool Enrollment Drop

(NewsUSA) - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to keep many children out of preschool nationwide, due to school closures or to parents' concerns about sending their children to the in-person …

Better Immunity is Just a Spray Away

(NewsUSA) - Now more than ever, we worry about maintaining our good health, and we are especially concerned about having a strong immune system that can take on all types of …

How to Save Money on Pet Care

(NewsUSA) - Owning a pet has a lot of perks, but caring for one can take its toll on your wallet. According to the ASPCA, owning a dog or cat can cost up to $1,000 in the first year, and many people …

BookBites: Four Intriguing Reads to Start the New Year

(NewsUSA) "Killer Graces" by Steve Melen A journey of adoption, cancer, addiction, and breakthrough living. In his late thirties, Steve Melen thought he had it all -- until a …

Let's Set An Amazing Education Record This School Choice Week

(NewsUSA) - Did you ever thumb through the Guinness Book of World Records as a kid, awed by the amazing feats? This year, families can help set records in ways that may not make headlines, but will …

Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years

(NewsUSA) - Ask any young person what they want to be when they grow up and you most likely will get lofty answers, such as a pro-football player or a You Tube star. While admirable, it may be …

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

(NewsUSA) - National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Microsoft shares inspiring stories about Latinos driven by passion, determination, faith, love - and everything in between. Join the celebration …

Make Your "Full House" Fully Energy-Efficient This Winter

(NewsUSA) -The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly turned the "new normal" household into hubs for all family life, moving the workplace, grade school, college, extracurricular activities, meals, …

BookTrib Bites: Four More Great Reads for Your Consideration

(NewsUSA) "Journey to the Hopewell Star" by Hannah D. State A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end. Quiet and introverted …

Babyproofing Made Easy At Home and On the Go

(NewsUSA) - Parenting has been described as "the toughest job you'll ever love," and figuring out how to keep your baby safe can be one of the most difficult elements of parenting. Child …

Fine-Tune Your Finances Now, Reap Rewards Later

(NewsUSA) - Many people spend a lot of time planning and fine-tuning their physical fitness, and that often includes working with a personal trainer. Why not think of financial fitness in the same …

Boost Immunity Naturally With a Simple Spray

(NewsUSA) - Promoting a healthy immune system has never been more important. A new ingestible oral spray from established oral care company TheraBreath gives you a combination of vitamins and …

Tips for Managing High Blood Pressure during Cold and Flu Season

(NewsUSA) - Although COVID-19 continues to dominate health news, don't discount the impact of seasonal colds and flu on health, especially for individuals with high blood pressure. According to …

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

3 Tips to Help You Jumpstart Your Spring Health and Wellness Goals

(NewsUSA) - With summer right around the corner, spring is a great time to get started on your health and wellness goals like moving more and losing weight. Just take it from Rose Kis. Like so many …

BookBites: Waxing Pathetic, CIA Intrigue, and Gone to The Dogs

(NU)  “The Beirut Protocol ” by Joel C. Rosenberg   Trapped behind enemy lines. Brutally tortured and threatened with death. And the worst is yet to come. Special …

Conoce Estos 5 Números Si Tienes Diabetes

(NewsUSA) - - Tomar el control de tu salud cardíaca mediante el monitoreo de algunos números de salud básicos puede contribuir a una vida más larga y saludable. Prestar …

El Control de la Presión Arterial Comienza con Una Medición Precisa

(NewsUSA) - Casi la mitad de los estadounidenses adultos presenta presión arterial alta y quizás usted no sepa que también la tiene hasta sufrir complicaciones, como un ataque …

Yale OB/GYN Offers Helpful Tips to Prep for Pregnancy

(NewsUSA) - Following a significant drop in babies born in the last year, some forecasters are now predicting a 'mini baby boom' in 2022. If you are now considering starting or growing your family, …

Get ready to save: Three sales tax holidays in 2021

The Tennessee General Assembly approved two new one-time holidays for this year, in addition to the traditional sales tax holiday that takes place annually. During these holiday periods, …

Online Support Platform Eases Pains of Independent Workers

(NewsUSA) - According to a 2020 study, amid the Covid-19 pandemic an estimated 59 million Americans have freelanced in the past year, which is equivalent to 36% of the country's entire workforce. The …

Vacation in Jamaica and Indulge Your Senses

(NewsUSA) -Luxury travel is back. The pandemic-weary population is emerging from lockdowns with the goal of relaxing and reviving senses dulled by one zoom meeting too many. Whether it is finally …

Stroke Survivors with Aphasia May Be Able to Recover Language Skills

(NewsUSA) - More than 86% of people surveyed in the U.S. have never heard the term "aphasia." Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the ability to communicate. People with aphasia may …

James Orval “Lolly” Sherrell

James Orval “Lolly” Sherrell, 81, of Sparta, passed away July 27, 2021, at Cedar Hills Senior Living, in Cookeville. Mr. Sherrell was born June 2, 1940, in Sparta, to William Orvil …

Tennessee’s 2020-21 TCAP participation exceeds expectations

(July 27, 2021) - Tennessee Department of Education announced the state’s Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) participation rates for the 2020-21 annual assessment …

State veterinarian alerts horse owners to cases of Potomac horse fever in Tennessee

(July 26, 2021) - Tennessee's state veterinarian confirms four horses in Tennessee have now tested positive for Potomac Horse Fever (PHF). Cases in Hawkins, Robertson, and Sullivan counties are in …

Edmonds appointed president of Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville

(July 27, 2021) – The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Melody Edmonds the next president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville, effective Sept. 1. The …

Returning to School with a Smile: Tips & Tricks

(BPT) - Many students and parents are preparing to head back to classrooms this fall for the first time in over a year. Amazon has compiled tips and tricks to help students — and parents! …
Science In Our Lives

Controlling Seasonal Diseases In Cattle

(NAPSI)—Here’s something cattle ranchers know: Each season brings with it different health challenges for their livestock, from respiratory diseases to eye and foot infections, to enteric and …
Health News And Notes

They Saved A Baby’s Life—Here’s How You Could, Too

(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you’ve spent months preparing for the joys and challenges that arise with the arrival of a new baby—and if your family is like many, you’ve discovered not …

Lisa Dianne Caskey

Funeral service for Lisa Dianne Caskey, 50, of Cookeville, will be 1 p.m., July 29, 2021, at Presley Funeral Home, in Cookeville, with the family receiving friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Interment will be in …

5 things you may not know about the power of plasma

(BPT) - You’ve heard all the stories about the importance of donating blood, but you might not be as familiar with the other lifesaving substance flowing through your veins — plasma. …

5 grilling safety tips for the master (or amateur) BBQ’er

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AAA: TN gas prices down 2 cents, on average

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., (July 26, 2021) - Tennessee motorists saw a little relief at the pump over last week as gas prices fell two cents, on average, across the state. The Tennessee …

Flyers Help Your Business Take Off

(NewsUSA) - Consumers are swamped with messages about products and services. Effective advertising will cut through the clutter and capture a prospective customer's attention with a targeted …

BookTrib's Bites: Four More Great Summer Reads

(NewsUSA) "Shooting Out The Lights" by Kim Fairley Fans of "When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi and the popular 2016 film Manchester by the Sea won't want to miss …

How pet-friendly policies can ease the transition back to the office

(BPT) - With many offices welcoming back employees over the next few months, employers and employees alike are wondering what their new workplace will look like, and how smoothly the transition will …

Natural solutions for pesky mosquitoes

(BPT) - Gatherings with family and friends are back! Also back? Mosquitoes and other flying insects that annoy, irritate and generally make outdoor activities less enjoyable for everyone. …

Is it broken? What to do when a kid’s injury is more than just a bump or bruise

(BPT) - Ouch! Kids break bones in many ways. Whether from a fall, a sports-related injury, roughhousing or just an accident, a broken bone isn't something to take lightly. But, how do you know if …

Paul Douglas Payne

Paul Douglas Payne, 77, of Sparta, passed away July 24, 2021, in Cookeville. Mr. Payne was born Nov. 26, 1943, to Helon and Julia Payne. He was a member of Bon Air Methodist Church for many …

Jessie Daniel “Danny” Peercy

Jessie Daniel “Danny” Peercy, 80, of Sparta, passed away July 25, 2021, at his home.  Mr. Peercy was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Gap Creek, Kentucky, to  Patterson and Nina Velma …

Tabitha Day "Tabby" Officer

Tabitha Day Officer, affectionately known as Tabby, 67, of Sparta, passed away July 20, 2021, at her residence. Ms. Officer was born Aug. 20, 1953, in Sparta, to Robert Hill and Frankie King …

Alma Jane Essman Bryant

Alma Jane Essman Bryant, 85, of Sparta, formerly of Visalia, California, passed away July 16, 2021, at her residence.  Mrs. Bryant was born May 28, 1936, in Winters, Texas, to Edward Payne …

S. Marie Stacy

S . Marie Stacy, 85, the youngest daughter of Alphus Choate and Maggie Haney, quietly passed away at home, on July 21, 2021. Mrs. Stacy lived a full and beautiful life and lived each day to the …

Dr. Albert Austin Jones III

Dr. Albert Austin Jones III, a long-time resident of Livingston, Tennessee, and radiologist at Livingston Regional Hospital, passed away peacefully, on July 22, 2021, surrounded by his friends and …

Hometown Heroes

The Expositor is searching for active and former military personnel who reside in White and Van Buren counties. We will begin a weekly feature titled Hometown Heroes, on July 8. We need the …

Cleansing 101: Pro tips for cleansing your skin like a dermatologist

(BPT) - Keeping skin clean and healthy might seem simple, but for many people, finding a skincare routine that works can take trial and error. From common misconceptions about cleansing to a store …
OBITUARIES

Sandra Yvonne Echols

Sandra Yvonne Echols, 76, of Crossville, passed away July 20, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Echols was born Sept. 5, 1944, in Salem, Alabama, to Leo and Gerdie Carmack. A …

OPINION

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman under-serves U.S. military, American people - Part II

 Part I of this opinion article contained yet another dire warning about the Socialist Democrat Party’s (SDP) effort to turn the United States into a one party Socialist country.  …

FAITH

It is appointed unto men once to die – then the judgment

 Every person ever born will die. World wide 162,000 die every day and 358,000 are born. People will die in 2 conditions - SAVED OR LOST. The saved will go to HEAVEN and the lost will go to …