WCHS cheerleaders participate in camp

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
The WCHS cheerleaders worked on their stunts, as well as cheers and dance routines, during the four days they spent at cheerleading camp at Tennessee Tech University last week.
Photo by Natalee Anderson


Little League City Tournament comes to close

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Tammy Wilhite
A Tristate Distribution fielder comes charging after a Sonic baserunner to try and apply the tag during the Minor League girl’s championship game.
The out was made on this play but Sonic went on to win the game.
Photo by Tammy Wilhite


Readers get chance to pick “Best of the Best”

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
Expositor readers are valued customers, and they will soon be given the opportunity to express their opinions as customers of businesses in White County as they vote on the “Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Awards”.
The Expositor has been swamped with entries in this year’s contest and Advertising Manager Cristie Hatmaker wants to remind everyone they can find the ballot in every edition of The Expositor through June 27, 2002. “The Expositor had great response from this contest last year,” she said. “We encourage everyone to participate and show your favorite businesses in White County how much they are appreciated.”
Entries are limited to … CONTINUED


White County Girl Scout troop retires American flag

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
The Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley Service Unit 132 received the honor of retiring a U.S. flag on the afternoon of June 13, 2002, while attending a day camp called Camp Campsalot. The troop participated in many other activities, but the ceremony surrounding Old Glory was an emotional experience for several participants.
The flag was stretched over a table while the cadets cut out each individual star, leaving the blue intact as one piece. The stripes were cut out and carefully placed onto another cadet’s arms and the stars were gathered. As the flag was being readied for retirement, a fire was prepared for the … CONTINUED


Tatum concerned about TennCare

Posted by | June 17, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
In 1993, Tennessee faced a budget shortfall of over $250 million state dollars caused largely by increases in Medicaid spending, and state officials during this period were forced to choose between massive cuts in spending or large increases in taxes. Alan Tatum, who owns Payless Family Pharmacy in Sparta, said he was in favor of an alternative plan.
Ned McWherter, who was governor at this time, proposed a new plan called TennCare. That would cover hundreds of thousands of additional Tennesseans with health insurance for the approximate amount of money the state was already spending on TennCare. “I was in favor of TennCare when it … CONTINUED


James William Briggs

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

James William Briggs, 79, of Sparta, passed away June 11, 2002, at NHC of Cookeville.
Briggs was born March 23, 1923, in White County, to James Claude and Monnie Brown Hitchcock Briggs.
He was a retired truck driver.
Briggs was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Viola Horton.
Survivors include his wife, Lyda Hayes Martin Briggs of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Joe Lee Brown of Sparta; three grandchildren, Tonia Wilson
and her husband, Randy, Shawn Brown and James Guy Brown all of Sparta; four brothers, Walter Briggs of Sparta, Quill Briggs of McMinnville, Charles Briggs of Davis, Calif. and Johnny Briggs of … CONTINUED


Carolyn Eugene Reece Ballew

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

Carolyn Eugene Reece Ballew, 50, of Sparta, passed away June 12, 2002, at River Park Hospital in McMinnville.
Ballew was born Jan. 18, 1952, in White County, to Homer L. and Martha Peters Reece.
She had been employed at Red Kap.
Ballew was preceded in death by one son, Walter Leonard Tindle; one brothers, Lewis Zipper; and her father.
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Ballew of Sparta; three sons, Tommy Tindle of
Walling and Daniel Ballew and James Ballew both of Sparta; one daughter, Chevain Summers of Pikeville; mother, Martha Reece; three sisters, Helen Harper of Cookeville and Joyce Adamson and Peggy Simmons both of Sparta; and three … CONTINUED


Carolyn Haston Butler

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

Carolyn Haston Butler, 59, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Sparta, passed away June 8, 2002.
Butler was born Oct. 4, 1942.
Survivors include her husband, David S. Butler of Huntsville, Ala.; one son Mike Thurman of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Sherri Lynn Cimino of Huntsville, Ala.; mother, Margaret Grissom Haston of Sparta; two sisters, Judy Haston of Nashville and Sue Bandy of Hattiesburg, Miss.; three step children, Dick Butler of Raleigh, N.C., Laura Hodge of Grant, Ala. and Arlene McCormick of Madison, Ala.; three grandsons; and three granddaughters.
Services were held at 12 noon, June 10, 2002, at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Hogan officiated.
Laughlin Service Funeral … CONTINUED


John H. Brown

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

John H. Brown, 73, of Sparta, passed away June 10, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Brown was born June 6, 1929, in White County, to John Holison and Ann Bennett Brown.
He was an elder at Lansden Church of Christ and a factory worker.
Brown as preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mae McBride; and one brother, Paris Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Lois L. Griffin Brown of Sparta; one daughter and son-in-law, Portia and Alston Prater of Sparta; four sisters, Jewell Buck of Cookeville and Elise Morris, Enzena Pierce and Gladys all of Sparta; and one grandchild, Melanie Oaks of Sparta.
Services were … CONTINUED


Robert “Bob” Edward McMillan

Posted by | June 13, 2002 12:00 am

Robert “Bob” Edward McMillan, 73, of Cookeville, passed away June 9, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
McMillan was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Williamson County, to Frank and Mary Galavin McMillan.
He was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ, where he served as an elder and deacon for many years. McMillan was an avid supporter of Tennessee Tech and was named as Honorary alumnus in 1976. He served on the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame committee and the scholarships selection committee for the College of Arts and Sciences. McMillan was the manager of Woodbine’s Dry Goods for 31 years. In 1991, he began working … CONTINUED




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