Eastland breakfast

Posted by | October 30, 2019 9:23 am

Eastland Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast, 6-10 a.m., Nov. 2, at the fire hall, 221 Eastland Cemetery Rd. The meal includes scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, potatoes, gravy and biscuits, and pancakes on request. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. More information and deliveries: (931) 935-8200.

Halloween Costume Contest

Posted by | October 30, 2019 8:13 am

First place winner: Logan Hodge and Tyler Green (485 votes)

Second place winner: Raylee Carter (292 votes)

Third place winner: Macie Burton and Lillian Hurst (274 votes)

FIRST PLACE: Logan Hodge and Tyler Green ($100 prize)

SECOND PLACE: Raylee Carter ($50)

THIRD PLACE: Macie Burton and Lillian Hurst ($25)

Kellie Jolly Harper featured in WCTE interview with Becky Magura

Posted by | October 30, 2019 8:00 am

L-R: Kellie Jolly Harper with Becky Magura, of WCTE

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will showcase One on One with Becky Magura featuring Kellie Jolly Harper,  at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 7. Harper is a Sparta, Tennessee, native and has become only the third Lady Vol head coach in the NCAA era of women’s basketball.

Harper played in a total of 132 games at the University of Tennessee as an undergraduate student and helped lead her team to win NCAA National Championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Harper scored a total of 894 points and had 452 assists, ranking her seventh in career assists. As a junior, she guided the Lady Vols to a 39-0 record, scoring a career-high … CONTINUED

Driver license roadblocks – Van Buren County

Posted by | October 30, 2019 6:26 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside checkpoints during the week of November 24th, 2019 through November 30th, 2019 on State Route 111 in Van Buren County.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these drivers license roadblocks to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoint – White County

Posted by | October 30, 2019 6:23 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on November 10th 2019 through November 16th 2019 on US 70 Smithville Hwy in White County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol recognizes that sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving.

Information safety and security during the 2020 census

Posted by | October 30, 2019 6:15 am

The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you avoid scams and fraud.

Avoiding Scams Online

To protect yourself from phishing and other scams, remember that the 2020 Census will never ask for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your bank account or credit card number.
  • Money or donations.

Staying Safe at Home

If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:

  • Check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce

Play our Pigskin Pick’em

Posted by | October 29, 2019 2:03 pm

Pigskin Pick’em, presented by SpartaLive and The Expositor, is live! Each week, we invite you to predict the winners of select high school and college football games. Make your best picks, and, at the end of the 15- week contest, one grand prize winner will receive a $250 Walmart gift card!

It’s not too late to play. We will drop your two lowest weekly scores, so it’s still anybody’s game!

Click here to play.

Personal hygiene drive

Posted by | October 29, 2019 1:41 pm

What: Please bring in NEW travel size bottles of hygiene items, or money can also be donated

Items: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, Etc.

Why: Jr Beta will be creating hygiene package for the students at White County Middle that are in need.

When: Oct. 28-Nov. 8

At the next level – Andrew Cantrell

Posted by | October 29, 2019 8:07 am

Andrew Cantrell

By Jerry Lowery

Former White County High School Warrior Andrew Cantrell is now a sophomore at Tusculum University, in Greenville Tennessee.

Cantrell is in his second year as a Tusculum Pioneer.  He continues to follow a family tradition and is the punter for the Pioneers.  Cantrell has appeared in all eight games this season, and he has a punting average of 35.5 yards per kick.  He has punted 45 times, for a total of 1,597 yards.  Andrew’s longest punt to-date was 51 yards.  He has put the ball inside the 20-yard line 11 times with four touchbacks.

Cantrell’s career numbers are 99 punts for 3,686 yards … CONTINUED

Warriors fall to ground game of Macon County

Posted by | October 29, 2019 8:05 am

Cameron Stephens and Garrett Nash are trying to avoid a block to tackle Macon County. (Photos by JULIA MORRIS)

By Jerry Lowery

On Oct. 25, the Macon County Tigers came into Warrior Stadium and literally ran over the Warriors.

The visiting Tigers took the opening kickoff of the game and set the stage for the night.  Macon County started from their own 20-yard line.  They faced a fourth down and two play, and the Warriors lined up offside to give the Tigers a new set of downs.  They continued to move the ball down the field and, with 3:30 on the clock, scored on a 15-yard touchdown run.  The extra point was good.

The opening drive went 15 plays and took almost eight minutes off the clock.  … CONTINUED

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