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Posted by | December 10, 2019 9:03 am

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Gary Turner

Posted by | December 10, 2019 9:01 am

Gary Turner, 67, of Sparta, passed away, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Turner was born April 25, 1952, in Crossville. He was the son of the late Noah C. Turner and Verna Copeland Welch.

He loved to hunt and fish whenever he could. He was a longtime member of WoodmenLife. Mr. Turner was a member of First Baptist Church, in Sparta. He loved his church family well. Most of all, he loved his wife and family.

Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Glendora Piercy Turner; sister, Nancy Turner; and brothers, Noel Turner and Ricky Turner.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Turner; daughters, … CONTINUED

Alfred Jaran Gribble

Posted by | December 10, 2019 8:44 am

Alfred Jaran Gribble, 31, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away Dec. 8, 2019, in Suburban Hospital, in Baltimore.

He was born Aug. 14, 1988, in Augusta, Georgia, to Loyd Gribble and Brenda Roberts.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Kay Austin

Posted by | December 10, 2019 8:39 am

Sandra Kay Austin, 67, of Sparta, passed away Dec. 2, 2019, at Saint Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville.

She was born July 12, 1952, in Knoxville, to Maford and Francis Morgan Hefner.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Veterans Museum of White County

Posted by | December 10, 2019 8:11 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.

Scared of Santa contest

Posted by | December 10, 2019 7:01 am

Olivia and Kennedy with Santa (Photo used with permission of their mother)

Dig out those old photographs. You know which ones we are talking about – the photos of your kiddos when they were sitting in Santa’s lap. Well, maybe SITTING is not the correct word – maybe they were screaming their little heads off as they attempted to get away from the man in red.

Send your photos to Label them “Scared of Santa” and be sure to provide the name of the children in the photo, your name, and a phone number. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. The photos will be posted on The Expositor’s Facebook page by 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16.… CONTINUED

Warriors and Warriorettes set for holiday schedule

Posted by | December 9, 2019 2:02 pm

By Jerry Lowery

The Warriors and Warriorettes have a busy holiday schedule set for the month of December.  Both teams will play in the annual Sonic Shootout scheduled for Dec. 19-21.  A schedule of games will be listed in the upcoming pages of The Expositor.  The teams will then split ways after Christmas Day.  The Warriorettes travel to Portland, Oregon, to take part in an elite Nike tournament.  Dec. 27-30 are the dates of scheduled play.  The Warriors will take part in a tournament in Pigeon Forge, Dec. 27-30.  The Expositor will print a schedule of games when released.

Last second three-pointer seals Warriorette victory over Coffee

Posted by | December 9, 2019 2:00 pm

By Jerry Lowery

Coffee County traveled to Sparta, on Dec. 6, to take on the Warriors and Warriorettes in a Friday night basketball non-conference matchup.

The first game of the night was what some would call a “barn burner.” In the first meeting of the two teams, in Manchester, the Warriorettes would have to fight back to win the game after being behind most of the contest.  This contest would be some of the same.  Both teams battled, and the lead continued to change.  With Coffee County taking the lead and then missing one of two free throws down the stretch, they took a two-point lead with only … CONTINUED

WCHS Warriors win thriller in overtime on Dec. 5

Posted by | December 9, 2019 1:56 pm

Masyn Winningham and Kade Clark defending vs. Monterey

By Jerry Lowery

On a rare Thursday night game,  the White County Warriors and Warriorettes made the trip up to Monterey, on Dec. 5,  to take on the Wildcats in a non-conference matchup.

The boys’ team from Monterey was undefeated in play this season.  Monterey came out firing on all cylinders and took a commanding 16-point lead in the first half.  The Warriors fought back to being the margin to six at the half.

Monterey came out in the third quarter and continued to outplay the Warriors with strong offensive output and a very stingy man defense.  The Warriors started … CONTINUED

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