Rotary Club of Sparta

Posted by | February 13, 2020 2:06 pm

Donna Fare, past Rotary president, gave a presentation, on Jan. 23, 2020, to Rotary Club of Sparta, about the Sparta Rotary Calfkiller Mile Marker Sign Program. The signs were purchased through a matching grant from Rotary District 6780 and Rotary Club of Sparta. Sparta Rotary also installed hazardous warning signs near dams and other unmarked areas leading to falling water hazards along the Calfkiller River. (above and below)

Alan Marsh presented John Downs with his sixth Paul Harris Fellowship Pin at the Jan. 16, 2020, Rotary Club of Sparta meeting.


Encouragement over exasperation

Posted by | February 13, 2020 2:02 pm

By Ashley Wiles – Central Church of Christ

Have you ever been the recipient of a random act of kindness?  Something that makes your jaw drop, heart smile, and eyes water?  We had such an experience this weekend when we went to Chattanooga to celebrate my birthday.  We spent the afternoon at the Creative Discovery Museum and delighted in time spent with our children.  We explored, made music, created art, played, and learned, and it was such fun!

To top off our excellent afternoon together, we decided to have dinner before heading back to Sparta.  At the restaurant, our server seated us next to an older couple who … CONTINUED



“I wish I’d a thought a that”

Posted by | February 13, 2020 2:00 pm

Playl’s Ponderings – By Steve Playl

Art Linkletter wrote, I Wish I’d Said That! My Favorite Ad-Libs. Art Linkletter was a Canadian. If he had a been from the South, he’d a probably said, “I wish I’d a thought a that!”

Kids Say The Darndest Things and Kids Sure Rite Funny! were a couple more of his books.  Hosting a television series with kids saying the darndest stuff provided Art Linkletter with plenty of material. My source is my seven grandchildren.

It’s quite obvious that I am a tad biased about the cuteness of our stinking cute grandchildren.  If you don’t believe it, just ask me how cute … CONTINUED



Political profiling on college campuses from the left

Posted by | February 13, 2020 1:57 pm

Language of Liberty – By Tony Perkins

It’s no secret that college campuses are liberal, but what is news is just how liberal they’ve become. According to a new study published by the National Association of Scholars, your teenager probably has a better chance of landing on the moon than having a conservative professor. And unless that changes, America needs to start rethinking this whole idea of “higher education.”

Like most people, Brooklyn College’s Mitchell Langbert knows the ivy league schools are biased. So, he set out to study the others — the top two private and top two public universities in 31 states. Langbert explains, “Traditionally, it’s … CONTINUED


Airport manager says emergency disaster drill long overdue

Posted by | February 13, 2020 1:54 pm

By Ron Moses

If an emergency situation arose at the airport, would they be ready?

That is a question that was brought forth at the monthly meeting of the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board of Directors, on Feb. 14, 2020. Dean Selby, airport manager, said that is a question that needs to be addressed. What is the best way to address the question? According to Selby, an emergency disaster drill is overdue.

“As we are seeing increased traffic, I think it would be appropriate to plan on and reassess some of our emergency plans,” said Selby.

Selby said the plans now in place are solid, but, with changing … CONTINUED


City says “no” to refugee resettlement, vote unanimous

Posted by | February 13, 2020 1:52 pm

By Ron Moses

“We consider ourselves a compassionate city,” said Sparta Mayor Jeff Young. “And we are a group of Christians that are trying to do the best thing that we can for our community, but we just don’t feel like opening up and standing on a national stage and saying all the refugees can come to Tennessee is in the best interest of not just Spartans but Tennesseans.”

Young made the declaration following a unanimous vote at the Feb. 6, 2020,  Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. The vote passed a resolution of non-consent to refugee resettlement in the City of Sparta. Many counties throughout the … CONTINUED




Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | February 13, 2020 8:11 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



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