Veterans Museum of White County

Posted by | December 10, 2019 8:11 am

Veterans Museum of White County, located in the American Legion Building, on Liberty Square, in Sparta, is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday; or by special request. For more information call the Veterans Service Office at (931) 836-3595.


Scared of Santa contest

Posted by | December 10, 2019 7:01 am

Olivia and Kennedy with Santa (Photo used with permission of their mother)

Dig out those old photographs. You know which ones we are talking about – the photos of your kiddos when they were sitting in Santa’s lap. Well, maybe SITTING is not the correct word – maybe they were screaming their little heads off as they attempted to get away from the man in red.

Send your photos to kim@spartalive.com. Label them “Scared of Santa” and be sure to provide the name of the children in the photo, your name, and a phone number. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. The photos will be posted on The Expositor’s Facebook page by 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16.… CONTINUED


Warriors and Warriorettes set for holiday schedule

Posted by | December 9, 2019 2:02 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The Warriors and Warriorettes have a busy holiday schedule set for the month of December.  Both teams will play in the annual Sonic Shootout scheduled for Dec. 19-21.  A schedule of games will be listed in the upcoming pages of The Expositor.  The teams will then split ways after Christmas Day.  The Warriorettes travel to Portland, Oregon, to take part in an elite Nike tournament.  Dec. 27-30 are the dates of scheduled play.  The Warriors will take part in a tournament in Pigeon Forge, Dec. 27-30.  The Expositor will print a schedule of games when released.


Last second three-pointer seals Warriorette victory over Coffee

Posted by | December 9, 2019 2:00 pm

By Jerry Lowery

Coffee County traveled to Sparta, on Dec. 6, to take on the Warriors and Warriorettes in a Friday night basketball non-conference matchup.

The first game of the night was what some would call a “barn burner.” In the first meeting of the two teams, in Manchester, the Warriorettes would have to fight back to win the game after being behind most of the contest.  This contest would be some of the same.  Both teams battled, and the lead continued to change.  With Coffee County taking the lead and then missing one of two free throws down the stretch, they took a two-point lead with only … CONTINUED


WCHS Warriors win thriller in overtime on Dec. 5

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:56 pm

Masyn Winningham and Kade Clark defending vs. Monterey

By Jerry Lowery

On a rare Thursday night game,  the White County Warriors and Warriorettes made the trip up to Monterey, on Dec. 5,  to take on the Wildcats in a non-conference matchup.

The boys’ team from Monterey was undefeated in play this season.  Monterey came out firing on all cylinders and took a commanding 16-point lead in the first half.  The Warriors fought back to being the margin to six at the half.

Monterey came out in the third quarter and continued to outplay the Warriors with strong offensive output and a very stingy man defense.  The Warriors started … CONTINUED



WCMS students win Rural Reinvention Award

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:38 pm

By Rachel Auberger

Four seventh grade students at White County Middle School came up with a Big Idea that won them the Rural Reinvention Award at a local competition.

The team, consisting of Mikayla Evans, Mckenzie Tuck, Autumn Birdwell and Maddie Shaffield, competed in the MyBigIdea! entrepreneurship competition, on Nov. 23, hosted by the Biz Foundry of Cookeville.

The Biz Foundry, the not-for-profit Entrepreneur Center for the Upper Cumberland Region, partnered with the Governor’s LaunchTN Initiative to create MyBigIdea!, a youth innovation and entrepreneurship program.  The program is a regional business “pitch” competition similar to those seen on the television show “Shark-Tank.” A heavy emphasis is placed on … CONTINUED


Don’t be caught home alone

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:35 pm

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

It’s been almost 30 years since the Christmas season was captivated by a little boy who was accidentally left behind in the busyness of the season. His parents planned a trip, made their arrangements, packed their bags, and off they went. There was one small problem to their well-planned outing, and that was the fact that they forgot their son and left him at home. A simple home burglary on an empty home in an affluent neighborhood was a perfect holiday target for robbery. It would have yielded two bandits a cash load if not for a menace named Kevin. He’s alone, … CONTINUED



Is Vladimir Putin playing America and Donald Trump?

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:33 pm

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

To be honest, I really don’t know.  Vladimir Putin has been very good at getting whatever he wants, usually when he wants it and the way he wants it.  That’s very obvious if you’ve ever paid any attention to how he became the leader of Russia and how he maintains that position with his version of “free and democratic” elections.  It is no secret that Donald Trump admires Mr. Putin, along with several other dictators, and his opinions of democratically elected leaders doesn’t really impress him.

There has been a great deal of speculation about the relationship between Donald Trump and Vladimir … CONTINUED


Who can you trust when there is so much corruption?

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:30 pm

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

As I write this article, the judiciary committee, has been instructed by the speaker to begin writing articles of impeachment. The House normally works on a minimum seven-day schedule. With most members traveling home by plane each weekend, the seven-day calendar is sort of a minimum they can work with and still buy plane tickets and arrange travel in an efficient manner. Tellingly, they have written the “rules” for the impeachment committee to state they can call votes or arrange meetings with a 24-hour notice. In other words, much of the time, the leadership of the judiciary committee have very little … CONTINUED


White County Library receives $3,500 grant for summer reading

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:29 pm

White County Library Summer Reading program

By Rachel Auberger

White County Public Library was recently awarded the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant in the amount of $3,500 to be used in the Summer Reading Program.

“We can spend it in any way we see fit within the guidelines of the program,” Dana Gorter, who wrote the grant, said.

According to Cathy Farley, director of White County Public Library, the grant can be used for things like room rental for a facility for the summer reading program, guest performers and speakers, and supplies for activities within the program.

“We have to be accountable as to how we use the funds,” Gorter explained. “They … CONTINUED


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