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 The Stevens Center recently recognized Sparta’s Clean Hearts Christian Ministries and Pregnancy Crisis Center for the support they provided to families during the COVID-19 … more
 After the much-criticized constitutional carry bill passed the Tennessee House earlier this month, Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill into law, on April 8. The bill, which will go into effect on … more
On April 7, White County closed a portion of Highway 135, also known as Burgess Falls Road, because of a portion of the pavement deteriorating and collapsing. According to County Executive Denny … more
As Tennesseans remember those affected by the Easter tornadoes that touched down across eight Southeast Tennessee counties one year ago this week (April 12-13, 2020), the Tennessee Department of … more
Cost: $10 Saturday, April 17       8:30-11:30 a.m. White County Veterinary Hospital 574 N. Spring St. (931) 836-3707 Saturday, May 1 7:30 … more
 Sparta Police Department is partnering with Walgreens to give area residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unused prescription medications during this spring’s National Drug Take … more
According to Sparta’s codes officer, Mike O’Neal, yard sale signs are permitted on city property as they are advertising a temporary public event. “We are supportive of the … more
Tennessee workers displaced by the economic disruption caused by COVID-19 can enroll in free online classes to advance their skill set. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has … more
Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll free at … more
On April 6, 2021, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to BOLO from dispatch at approximately 10 a.m. regarding a carjacking/possible kidnapping out of Cumberland County. The … more
The city has spent the past several months discussing the possibility of providing access to water leak bill insurance to their customers whose water service comes from the city’s utility … more
In March, the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen tabled a discussion about changes to food truck regulations inside the city limits, and, at the April 1 meeting, they revisited the discussion and … more
(April 1, 2021) - As a further indication the state of Tennessee’s economic turnaround continues, unemployment rates for February 2021 dropped in nearly every county, according to new data from … more
The Public Transportation team at Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency  has announced its senior-friendly and volunteer-based travel program, MyRide Upper Cumberland, will now expand into … more
(April 2, 2021) - Tennessee’s State Veterinarian wants to make citizens aware that an outbreak of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus type 2 (RHDV2) has been detected near the Tennessee border in … more
(April 5, 2021) - Tennessee’s state capitol will light up later this month for sexual assault awareness. The capitol will be lit in teal blue, April 16-18, in recognition of April as Sexual … more
 Assisting other counties and emergency services agencies is very much a part of the work that Sparta-White County Rescue Squad does, and, on March 30, 2021, members of White County’s … more
At approximately 12:30 p.m., March 26, 2021, Sparta Police Department and White County Emergency Medical Service were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of South … more
After the wettest year in Tennessee history being recorded in 2020, March 2021 has brought more rainfall to the area, causing flooding in many of the county’s low-lying areas, many of which are … more
American Legion Post 99 has been busy offering programs and updating their services over the first quarter of 2021, and now, according to Commander Ron Lapierre, they are searching for more veterans … more
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