Leftwich receives Distinguished Public Service Award on Oct. 26

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:51 pm

James Leftwich, of Sparta, was presented the Distinguished Public Service Award, and was introduced by Geeta McMillan, also of Sparta, who is a community advocate and longtime friend of the honoree.

A well-known White County man was honored Oct. 26 during the annual banquet of the Cookeville-Putnam County Branch of the NAACP.

James Leftwich, of Sparta, was presented the Distinguished Public Service Award, and was introduced by Geeta McMillan, also of Sparta, who is a community advocate and longtime friend of the honoree.

“Born in White County, Tennessee, James attended Wallace-Smith Elementary School, in Sparta as well, as Cummingsville Elementary School,” said McMillan. “Later he graduated from Darwin High School, in Cookeville.

“James spent the majority of his professional career with United Parcel Service. During his time with UPS, Leftwich was an active member of the Teamsters Union.


Averitt Express to sponsor barbeque for veterans Nov. 9

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:49 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Averitt Express is partnering with the Clean Hearts Veterans Outreach Program to host a barbecue Nov. 9 for all White County veterans and their immediate families.

According to Bill Rabchenia, a Veterans Outreach sponsor and facilitator, they are expecting to host between 100 and 150 people after the conclusion of the White County Veterans Parade. The parade, which will begin lining up at 9 a.m., at White County High School, with the parade starting at 10 a.m., will make its way through downtown Sparta, ending at the Rotary Club Veterans Park where guest speaker Senator Paul Bailey will address the crowd.

“After the program, we … CONTINUED

White County gets ThreeStar grant to build an EMS skills lab

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:46 pm

Drew Hooker, EMS program director at Motlow College, said the purchases and the development of the EMS program at the Sparta campus will drastically improve the quality of education provided to the community. (Photo by RACHEL AUBERGER)

By Rachel Auberger

County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson, on behalf of White County, recently received the governor’s ThreeStar Award and an accompanying $50,000 grant for the purpose of workforce development.

“I was honored to meet with Gov. Lee [today] and receive White County’s ThreeStar Award and the $50,000 grant that was also awarded,” Robinson said in a statement released Oct. 25.  “I am meeting with the Career Academy and Motlow to use this grant to start a new curriculum in White County. There is a shortage in the EMS [emergency medical services] field all across the Upper Cumberland, and this program will be great opportunity for the people … CONTINUED

WCMS sixth grade basketball

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:42 pm

By Jerry Lowery

BThe sixth grade Warriorette basketball season is underway.  The Warriorettes won their first game on Oct. 20 against Coffee County by a score of 37-21.  Bella Winningham led the scoring with eight points.  Kyla Fox scored six points.  Hannah Haley, Addie Cocke, and Mollie McDowell scored four points each.  Lilly Parker scored three points.  Lakelyn Gratsy, Gracie Clark, and Chole Anderson finished with two points.  The Warriorettes went 3-6 from the line.

The sixth grade Warriorettes played Upperman Middle School on Oct. 21.  The Warriorettes dominated the game and outscored Upperman 42-13.  Chole Anderson led Sparta with nine points.  Bella Winningham and Ashlyn Gibson scored … CONTINUED

WCMS seventh grade basketball

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:39 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The seventh grade Warriorettes moved their record to 1-0 on the season.  They defeated Avery Trace by a score of 26-5.  The Warriorette defense did not allow Avery Trace to score a single point in the second half of the game.  Ava Jones led with 14 points.  Josie Williams scored six points.  Marion Swindell, Kennedy Billings, and Hannah Poteet scored two points each in the win.  The Warriorettes went eight  for 10 from the free throw line.

The second game of the season saw Pine Haven defeat the Warriorettes in a close matchup.  Pine Haven took the win 26-23 over the Warriorettes.  The Warriorettes’ defense … CONTINUED

WCMS eighth grade basketball

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:38 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The eighth grade boys’ basketball team has lost its second straight game at the hands of the Warren County Pioneer 8th grade team.  They lost to Avery Trace by a 51-31 margin.  The Pioneers outscored the Warriors 46-33.  Colten Locke led the Warriors with 10 points.  Brenton Kilgore scored six points.  Malachi Brown scored five points.  Owen Adams scored four points.  Levi Grigss put in three points.  Briar Wilhite and Kolby Young scored two points each, and Blake Steele had one point to round out the scoring.  Isaiah Cummings led Warren County with 21 points, and Trayton Terry scored 14 to help the Pioneers over … CONTINUED

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | November 4, 2019 1:30 pm

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.

Personal hygiene drive

Posted by | November 3, 2019 8:39 am

What: Please bring in NEW travel size bottles of hygiene items, or money can also be donated

Items: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, Etc.

Why: Jr Beta will be creating hygiene package for the students at White County Middle that are in need.

When: Oct. 28-Nov. 8

DeKalb County man charged in shooting death of stepson

Posted by | November 2, 2019 12:28 pm

Wayne Fisher

According to a press release issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a joint investigation by Special Agents with the TBI, the DeKalb County Sheriff Department, and the District Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial District has resulted in the arrest of a DeKalb County man on a second-degree murder charge.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents joined DeKalb County deputies and investigators with the D.A.’s office in investigating a shooting that occurred shortly after 6 p.m., Oct. 31, 2019, at a residence on Eckles Heights Road, in Liberty. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that … CONTINUED

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