Win tickets to Nashville Lawn and Garden Show – find the sunflower

Posted by | February 19, 2020 3:23 pm

How would you like to win 2 tickets to the ever-popular Nashville Lawn and Garden Show? The annual event will be Thursday, Feb. 27- Sunday, March 1, at the fairgrounds, in Nashville, in the all new Expo Center.

Here’s how you can win. In the Feb. 17, Feb. 20, and Feb. 24 editions of The Expositor, there will be a photo of a sunflower randomly placed in the newspaper. You must find the sunflower in each of these three editions and bring those newspapers by The Expositor and show us where they are located. The first person who arrives at the office after 8 a.m., Feb. 24, with … CONTINUED



Jerry Wayne Cope

Posted by | February 19, 2020 6:05 am

Jerry Wayne Cope, 76, of Sparta, passed away Feb. 18, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Cope was born on July 11, 1943, to Sherman and Clydell Cope.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ford Cope; parents, Sherman and Clydell Cope; and sister, Shirley Cope Price.

Survivors include his son, Michael and wife Rachael Cope; daughter, Gina and husband Terry Haley; grandchildren, Brandon Cope, Shauna and husband Kyle Hicks; great-grandchildren, Blakelyn Cope, Knox Hicks; brother, Lanny and wife Debbie Cope; brother-in-law, Douglas Price; nephews, Randall Price, Jeff Price, Cayce Cope; and niece, Brandy Cope.

A special thanks to his caregivers, Samantha Haney, Melanie Marshall, Robert Officer, … CONTINUED



Nancy Drew book series celebrating 90th anniversary in 2020

Posted by | February 18, 2020 11:58 am

Photo by DANA GORTER

Send us your memories and photos

This year celebrates the 90th anniversary of the beloved Nancy Drew book series. We are looking for memories from people who read the books and/or collected the books. Also, we would like a photo of your books (if you still have them), and we want you in the photo, too! Rachel, our fantastic writer for The Expositor/SpartaLive, will be composing a story that will be published April 27. We want to include your photo with this story. Deadline to submit the photos and memories is 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 15. You can post them here or email them to kim@spartalive.com. … CONTINUED



Win tickets to Nashville Lawn and Garden Show – find the sunflower

Posted by | February 18, 2020 8:23 am

How would you like to win 2 tickets to the ever-popular Nashville Lawn and Garden Show? The annual event will be Thursday, Feb. 27- Sunday, March 1, at the fairgrounds, in Nashville, in the all new Expo Center.

Here’s how you can win. In the Feb. 17, Feb. 20, and Feb. 24 editions of The Expositor, there will be a photo of a sunflower randomly placed in the newspaper. You must find the sunflower in each of these three editions and bring those newspapers by The Expositor and show us where they are located. The first person who arrives at the office after 8 a.m., Feb. 24, with … CONTINUED


Warriors win on Winningham’s last-second three pointer

Posted by | February 18, 2020 6:56 am

Masyn Winningham getting pass vs. Stone Memorial

By Jerry Lowery

The Warriors and Warriorettes traveled up the mountain to take on Stone Memorial in a big district matchup, on Feb. 14, 2020.

With the regular season winding down, every game has district seeding implications, and, although the Warriors had first place locked up, Stone Memorial needed a win to break a tie for third place.

Stone came out and outscored the Warriors in the first two quarters to take a nine-point lead into the break, with the score being 32-23.

The Warriors came out of the locker room determined to cut into the lead. With strong defense and timely shooting, the Warriors outscored Stone in … CONTINUED


Don’t look back

Posted by | February 18, 2020 6:50 am

By Steve Qualls – Christpoint Church

The right connection can be the difference in great success or absolute failure. Let me give you a couple of examples.

A Southern Tennessee husband comes home on a hot July afternoon. His wife is sitting outside the house where she has just finished painting the kitchen cabinets. She’s wearing two jackets in 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity. He asked her why she was dressed with winter clothes during one of the hottest days of the year. She answered that the paint can said to put on two coats. Now this is joke about a wife that misunderstood the directions and … CONTINUED


Are we too naïve or just blind to the dangers Americans are facing?

Posted by | February 18, 2020 6:44 am

Democratic Dialog – By Debra Wines

As much as I expected Donald Trump to be acquitted in the impeachment trial that took place, I was hoping some Republicans would stand up and honor not just their oath of office but the oath they took to be impartial jurors.  When they went on TV and blatantly said they would vote to acquit Mr. Trump and then voted down the request for witnesses and further documents, I knew there would be no chance for a “real” trial.  Several Republicans, including Senator Lamar Alexander, admitted what Donald Trump did was wrong, but it wasn’t enough to find him guilty and remove … CONTINUED


Rush Limbaugh and the Democrat race and what else?

Posted by | February 18, 2020 6:42 am

The Right Stuff – By Donald Holman

Here lately, when I sit down to write this column, I suffer from an embarrassment of riches. There are so many things going on that it is very hard to decide where to focus my attention and thereby yours. But I am going to give it a shot.

For those of you that may not listen to conservative talk radio, Rush Limbaugh announced he was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Again, for those unaware, Rush was the founder of the political talk show.  He launched his show, in 1988, with 56 radio stations and a novel idea – discuss with the … CONTINUED


Sydney Wilson receives Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award

Posted by | February 18, 2020 6:39 am

Sydney Wilson is pictured with White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson who attended the ceremony.

By Rachel Auberger

Sydney Wilson, a senior at White County High School, was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award as this year’s White County nominee.

“I think the nomination was about recognizing people who are servant leaders, people who enjoy putting others before themselves, and I am grateful to be considered a part of that crowd,” Wilson said.

The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards has been seeking to recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee’s 95 counties for the past 12 years. Volunteers are recognized annually at a dinner, and this year’s event took … CONTINUED


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