Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | October 21, 2019 8:43 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.



Life Care Center of Sparta raising funds to benefit Alzheimer’s of TN

Posted by | October 20, 2019 8:46 am

Pictured are Hollie Walker, Sheila Jared, and Nicole Fignar of Life Care Center of Sparta holding the calendars.

Life Care Center of Sparta will be selling 2020 picture calendars now through Dec. 13, 2019, to help raise money for Alzheimer’s of Tennessee. These calendars would make great Christmas gifts. They are unique in their own way. To honor those who are living with this heartbreaking disease or in memory of loved ones who have passed away, their picture is placed in the slot on their birthday. Bible scriptures are throughout, and it will be a teaching tool as well on dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This disease affects people of all walks of life. All proceeds from this calendar will go to Alzheimer’s of Tennessee and will benefit … CONTINUED


Cassville breakfast Oct. 26

Posted by | October 20, 2019 7:54 am

Cassville Volunteer Fire Department will have a ham breakfast, on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, ham, bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, milk, coffee, and orange juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. They will deliver orders of five or more. More information or to place orders: (931) 761-2476. We will have a FREE $300 gift card door prize that will be given away at the October breakfast. One ticket per person. Ticket is FREE. No purchase required. You do NOT have to be present to win.



Karen Dawn Alexander Dorris

Posted by | October 19, 2019 12:48 pm

Karen Dawn Alexander Dorris, 57, passed away Oct. 17, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 11, 1962, in Springfield, the daughter of Jack and Georgia Alexander.

She graduated from Smyrna High School, in 1981. She will always be remembered for her love of family, any cat that crossed her path, and the amazing advice she gave to anyone who asked. We will all miss her quick wit and sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Georgia Alexander, and her sisters, Judy Roach and Lori Alexander.

Survivors include her children, Karen Rose Ballinger (Ronnie), Trey Roach; granddaughter, Rachel Nicole … CONTINUED


Shop With a Cop gets first portion of funding with motorcycle ride

Posted by | October 19, 2019 12:03 pm

Radio personality Marty (Selby) McFly, with his hands in the air as is typical of an energetic and expressive entertainer, speaks to the motorcycle riders who have gathered in support of McFly’s Hometown Strong organization. (Photo by KIM SWINDELL WOOD)

Radio personality Marty (Selby) McFly chose his hometown of Sparta to recently announce the launch of his “Hometown Strong” organization. Hometown Strong will help start and support charity projects in towns across Middle Tennessee.

The first project for which “Hometown Strong” was raising funds was the “Shop With a Cop” program with Sparta-White County YMCA and Sparta Police Department. “Shop With a Cop” will connect less fortunate children with police officers at Christmas for a free shopping trip.

The main event funding the “Shop With a Cop” program was a  “Blue Light Ride” that began at 11 a.m., Oct. 19, at Pearson Park, in Sparta. The cost was … CONTINUED



First young sportsmen deer hunt set for Oct. 26 and Oct. 27

Posted by | October 19, 2019 9:15 am

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2019-20 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 26-27.

Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment.

Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device. The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult.

Archery season began in the state on Sept. 28 and the first segment ends Oct. 25, the day prior to … CONTINUED


Tennessee Tech has right formula for National Chemistry Week

Posted by | October 19, 2019 9:12 am

Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton has proclaimed October 20 through Oct. 26 National Chemistry Week in Cookeville. With Mayor Shelton at the signing of the proclamation are (seated, from left) Savannah Pollard, Mayor Shelton, Rachel Baker; (Standing, from left) Rachel Paris, Cory Rogers and Abby Rossi.

All the elements are in place at Tennessee Tech for a fun and informative National Chemistry Week.

Sponsored by the Student Members of the American Chemical Society, National Chemistry Week will be held on Tech’s campus Monday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 26.

“We always look forward to National Chemistry Week every year,” said Amanda Carroll, a lecturer in the chemistry department and faculty advisor for SMACS. “We have a week full of events that is open to the Tech campus and to the community.”

The week begins on Monday with a Marvelous Metals event in the Tech Pride Room of the RUC from 5 – 8 p.m. … CONTINUED


State veterinarian confirms equine case of EEE, a virus that can be fatal

Posted by | October 19, 2019 9:08 am

On Oct., 18, it was officially confirmed by the state veterinarian that a  horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans. The Tennessee departments of Agriculture and Health (TDA and TDH) are advising citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their livestock.

The horse in Gibson County showed signs of illness. Testing confirmed it was suffering from EEE, and the horse was euthanized. Mosquitoes transmit EEE. An infected horse cannot directly transmit the virus to other horses or humans through contact. However, mosquito-borne diseases do pose a public health risk. Tennessee had the … CONTINUED


Cassville breakfast Oct. 26

Posted by | October 19, 2019 8:28 am

Cassville Volunteer Fire Department will have a ham breakfast, on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the fire hall, 227 Cassville Lane. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, ham, bacon, eggs, fried potatoes, milk, coffee, and orange juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. They will deliver orders of five or more. More information or to place orders: (931) 761-2476. We will have a FREE $300 gift card door prize that will be given away at the October breakfast. One ticket per person. Ticket is FREE. No purchase required. You do NOT have to be present to win.


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