West Nile virus detected in Middle Tennessee horse

Posted by | November 11, 2019 8:12 am

Despite the cooler temperatures, mosquitoes are still active in Tennessee. The state veterinarian is confirming a case of mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Robertson County.

Mosquitoes transmit WNV. Sick horses cannot directly infect humans or other horses.

Symptoms in horses may include fever, weakness, loss of appetite, or convulsions. The illness can cause lasting effects and, in some cases, can be fatal. The horse in Robertson County did not survive.

“West Nile virus is a devastating, and often deadly, illness for horses,” State Veterinarian Dr. Samantha Beaty said. “However, the vaccine for WNV is highly effective. Appropriate vaccinations will safeguard the health of your … CONTINUED

Farmer veterans found throughout Tennessee agriculture

Posted by | November 11, 2019 8:10 am

From vegetable growers and livestock producers, to agritourism operators and farm artisans, farmer veterans can be found throughout all types of agriculture in the Volunteer state. As you honor the brave men and women who have served our country this Veterans Day, you have the opportunity to support a farmer veteran near you.

According to the national Census of Agriculture, Tennessee has more than 14,000 farmers with military service. One of them is Dusken Sledge, owner of Wake Robin Homestead in Blount County. Sledge served in the Army National Guard, and now produces a variety of agricultural products for the public and local restaurants.

“We produce honey from … CONTINUED

Get your copy of today’s Expositor

Posted by | November 11, 2019 7:42 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.

Sparta Christmas Parade

Posted by | November 10, 2019 7:31 am

Rotary Club of Sparta presents the 2019 Christmas parade. The theme is “Mele Kalikimaka – A Hawaiian Christmas.” The parade begins at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Lineup begins at 2 p.m. at White County High School. First place prize is $300, second place $200, and third place $100. For more information call Michael Hale (931) 836-3613. Click here for a downloadable and printable parade application.

Jerry Worthington

Posted by | November 9, 2019 12:33 pm

Jerry Worthington, 67, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 8, 2019, at this residence.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Veterans Museum of White County

Posted by | November 9, 2019 7:11 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.

Dorinda Joy Driver Henry

Posted by | November 8, 2019 5:40 pm

Dorinda Joy Driver Henry, 55, was born Oct. 1, 1964, and passed away Nov. 8, 2019.

Mrs. Henry graduated with honors from Tennessee Technological University, in 1988, with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. She went on to the banking industry, working with Citizens Bank, Union Planners, Regions Bank, and Putnam First Mercantile. She had many awards and accolades throughout her career and was passionate about helping people. Mrs. Henry touched many lives with her testimony and perseverance. She was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and loved her church family. She was loved by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Darryl Henry; … CONTINUED

Veterans’ Day Parade

Posted by | November 8, 2019 12:54 pm

A Veterans’ Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Line up for the parade begins at 9 a.m., at White County High School. The parade will proceed to the Rotary Veterans Park for a special program. All veterans are encouraged to participate. For more information call (931) 836-3595.

WCMS 7th grade basketball results

Posted by | November 8, 2019 9:18 am

By Jerry Lowery

On Nov. 4,  the White County Middle School seventh grade Warriors traveled to Pine Haven to compete in basketball.  The Warriors lost the game to Pine Haven by a score of 38 to 29.  Free throws created a problem for the Warriors.  They made four free throws while attempting 15.  Gage Stephenson led the Warriors with 11 points.  Tripp Pinion scored eight points.  Keaun Lewis put in six points.  Nathaniel Griffin and Lucas Dickerson scored two points each in the loss.

On Nov. 5, the Warriors took on Cannon County’s seventh grade team.  Extra time had to be played to determine the winner of this … CONTINUED

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