Complaints voiced against Justice Center offices

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
“Henry Foster himself told me I would have to deal with the F.B.I. to sign a complaint,” said Susan McDaniel at the recent meeting the White County Commission’s Steering B Committee.
“I have gone up there three times to sign a complaint and was denied.”
McDaniel appeared before Steering B Committee to lodge numerous complaints concerning the White County Jail and the manner in which she claimed she was treated by employees of the White County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
McDaniel related events she said took place at her home when members of the White County Sheriff’s Department came to her residence with the charge she … CONTINUED


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
A lucky lady won a half-carat diamond ring from Big J Jewelry during the 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women on Saturday.
See Thursday’s Living section of The Expositor for more coverage.
Photo by
Emily Moorehead


Gunman robs Ace TV Rentals

Posted by | April 15, 2002 12:00 am

Dawn Bailey
Authorities responded to Ace TV Rentals at 219
Mose Drive after a masked gunman held store employees at gun point on Saturday. Officers made an attempt to pursue the subject and brought in a tracking unit from Cookeville.
The subject had apparently entered the back door, wearing black clothing and a black ski mask. According to the report, the robber held employees at gun point with a semi-automatic handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the building.
At approximately 7:10 p.m., Saturday, Ptl. Roy Gooch, Ptl. Jeff Glass and Lt. Ken McCormick of the Sparta Police Dept. arrived on the scene to investigate. … CONTINUED


Joeddie Exum West

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Joeddie Exum West, 61, of Sparta, passed away April 10, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
West was born July 12, 1940, in DeKalb County, to John Henry and Rebecca Bussell Exum.
She was a housewife.
West was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Stuart Butler of Sparta; two aunts, Lona Stover of Baxter and Maude Jones of Sparta; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., April 13, 2002, at Hunter Funeral Home with burial Old Zion Cemetery. Fate Wilson will officiate.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha Carter Neal

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Bertha Carter Neal, 88, of Granville, passed away April 7, 2002, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Neal was born March 30, 1914, in Jackson County, to Henry and Alcie Ragland Carter.
She was a member of United Methodist Church and a homemaker.
Neal was preceded in death by one sister, Pearly Harris .
Survivors include her husband, Freeman Neal of Granville; one son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Latricia Neal of Sparta; one brother, Dow Carter of Manchester; six sisters, Bertie Neal, Magdaline Montgomery, and Ora Reynolds all of Granville, and Refa Dretchen, Carrie Vickers and Martha Harris all of Nashville, grandson and spouse, Stanley and Marla Neal … CONTINUED


Sammy “Sam” Anderson

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Sammy “Sam” Anderson, 52, of Smithville, passed away April 5, 2002, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
Anderson was of the Baptist faith and disabled.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Sudie Hicks Anderson; two sisters, Patsy Wyatt and Lois Steward; and one brother, Lester Anderson.
Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Ervin and Helen Vance both of Smithville and Linda Romines of Woodbury; two brothers, Delmer Anderson of Sparta and Marce Anderson of Livingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m., April 8, 2002, at Love-Cantrell Chapel in Smithville with burial in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Bro. Terry Fessler officiated.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home … CONTINUED


Jerry Wayne Betterton

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Jerry Wayne Betterton, 47, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Betterton was born August 28, 1954, in McMinnville, to Warren Crowder and Beulah Jones Betterton.
He was an accountant.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Kitchens Betterton of Sparta; father, Warren Crowder Betterton of Walling; mother, Beulah Jones Betterton of Walling; one sister and brother-in-law, Doris Jean and John Simmons of Walling; nieces and nephews, Dwayne and Jackie Howard of Sparta and Thomas and Jeanna Wood of Walling; brother-in-law, Frank Kitchens of Sparta; mother-in-law, Aileen Kitchens of Sparta; three great nieces and nephews; and several cousins.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, … CONTINUED


Willard McKinley

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Willard McKinley, 63, of Sparta, passed away April 8, 2002, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
McKinley was born May 7, 1938.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the Tenn. Dept. of Transportation.
McKinley was preceded in death by one brother, Woodrow McKinley.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred McKinley of Sparta; one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Sandra McKinley of Murfreesboro; two step sons, Howard Clark of Mt. Juliet and Robert Clark of Nashville; mother, Perlie Mount of McMinnville; five sisters, Mary J. Pinchon of Sparta, Kathy Spencer Wanda S. Thomas and Norma Jean Coonrod all of McMinnville and Will Howard of Tullahoma; and a dear friend, Tommy … CONTINUED




July 4th celebration

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

to honor local heroes
Expositor Report
In keeping with the Sept. 11, 2001, inspired awareness of freedom, the theme for this year’s Fourth of July Celebration is “Sweet Land of Liberty,” and the purpose is to pay tribute to Sparta and White County firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel.
Sparta Fire Chief Ed Kay will represent all
area fire and emergency service personnel as parade grand marshal.
The day will begin with a gala parade starting at 10 a.m. from the White County High School parking lot and continuing to the White County Fairground, where Chief Kay will cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially start the … CONTINUED


Mock D.U.I scheduled this Friday at WCHS

Posted by | April 11, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The school year is almost over, but many activities are left to enjoy before the last day of studies. However, all the excitement can come to an abrupt halt if a teenager chooses to drink and drive.
Juniors and seniors are looking forward to prom night and graduation and with the anticipation of upcoming festivities, teenagers are gearing up for a final farewell to the long hours of studying. In an effort to educate White County’s youth about the consequences of drinking and driving, local emergency services personnel, along with school personnel, have combined their efforts to reenact a D.U.I. (driving under the influence) crash.… CONTINUED


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