Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | January 27, 2020 7:57 am

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.




Louise Sparkman Hollandsworth

Posted by | January 25, 2020 9:46 am

Louise Sparkman Hollandsworth, 91, of Doyle, passed away Jan. 24, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Hollandsworth was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Doyle, to James Ernest Sparkman and Lilly Webster Sparkman.

She had a work career that spanned from the coat hanger factory, in Sparta, to 30 years at Thomas Industries. Once she retired, she spent most of her time caring for great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Hollandsworth; grandson, James Danny Troglen; brothers, Balas Sparkman, Levon Sparkman; and sisters, Emmadel Bain and Elizabeth Sparkman.

Surviving family members left to cherish her memory include her daughter, … CONTINUED


Melvin Wherley

Posted by | January 25, 2020 9:42 am

Melvin Earl Wherley, 76, of McMinnville, passed from this life Jan. 24, 2020, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreesboro.

Mr. Wherley was born Oct. 26, 1943, in York, Pennsylvania, and was of the Methodist faith.

He served his country for over 30 years combined in the military as a veteran of the U.S. Army and with the Army National Guard where he was a staff sergeant, worked as a police officer in White County, was employed with Hagemeyer for a period of time, was active in the Warren County Election Commission, was an administrator at the Loyal Order of Moose, a past Master of Warren Lodge No. … CONTINUED



Herman Estes Vinson

Posted by | January 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Herman Estes Vinson, 88, better known as “Pete” to his friends and fellow musicians, passed away Jan. 23, 2020, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, in Murfreeesboro.

Mr. Vinson was born April 29, 1931.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Jan. 27, 2020, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 11 a.m.1 p.m., Jan. 27, at the funeral Home. Ken Wallace will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


AAA urges motorists to slow down, move over to protect tow operators, first responders, and others

Posted by | January 24, 2020 9:52 am

The towing industry is 15 times deadlier than all other private industries combined, according to the CDC

 (January 24, 2020): AAA – The Auto Club Group is urging motorists to Slow Down and Move Over to protect the lives of tow operators and first responders.

Yesterday afternoon, AAA was joined by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Road Builders Association, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Trucking Foundation and Association for a joint press conference in Nashville to announce the start of an ongoing Slow Down, Move Over campaign – view the conference footage here.

The towing industry is 15 times deadlier than all … CONTINUED


2020 Little League sign-ups

Posted by | January 24, 2020 9:39 am

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.


TN consumers received more than $3 million in FTC refunds in 2019

Posted by | January 24, 2020 9:22 am

Consumers in Tennessee filed 53,751 complaints with FTC, top complaint category was identity theft

New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that consumers across Tennessee received $3,088,732 in refund checks from the FTC in 2019.

In addition to refunds, the newly released data also shows that Tennessee residents filed 53,751 complaints with the FTC last year. The most common category of complaints received from Tennessee consumers was Identity Theft, followed by Imposter Scams, Telephone and Mobile Services, Credit Reporting Issues, and Debt Collection. Consumers in Tennessee reported losing $20,575,466 to scams and fraud.

Reports from around the country about consumer protection issues are a key … CONTINUED



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