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(June 15, 2021) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation would like to warn the public about a reported phone scheme involving a man presenting himself as a representative of a human trafficking task … more
 The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2022 photo contest for publication in Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar. All interested photographers are … more
 In tough times, communities find strength in people and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in the Upper Cumberland region as … more
Sparta Masonic Lodge 99 F&AM recently presented the Motlow Advisory Board, which works to promote the success of the college’s Sparta campus, with a check from a fundraiser they had … more
(June 14, 2021) — Tennessee gas prices held steady over last week with today's state average coming in at the same price as one week … more
Budget -- The no-debt budget, which will fund state government for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, continues lawmakers’ efforts to maintain fiscal discipline, while prioritizing education, health … more
Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meets at 5 p.m., the first and third Thursdays, of each month, at Sparta City Hall, on Liberty Square. Click here to view the agenda for the June 17 meeting. more
Operation Putnam Promise was launched by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office after the grand jury indictment of 35 individuals, the result of months of leads and investigation. According to a … more
Two Tennessee State Parks will offer special meals as part of a variety of Father’s Day gift ideas at parks throughout the state Sunday. Opportunities for getaways at state parks are … more
(June 9, 2021) - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation  has announced a $500,000 grant for land acquisition for the Virgin Falls State Natural Area. The grant is part of … more
Caney Fork Electric Cooperative congratulates the winners of the 2021 Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest. High school juniors in CFEC’s service area of DeKalb, Warren, White and Van Buren … more
 After months of work, weeks of debate, and hours of discussions, White County’s Budget Committee has put together a final copy of their proposed budget for the 2021/2022 fiscal … more
Men and women who have served their country in any branch of the military are invited to participate in an upcoming event called “Veteran Story Day.” American Legion Post 99, in … more
The Sparta/White County Farmers’ Market is officially open at Metcalf Park, in Sparta.  The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday throughout the growing season.  Most … more
St. Andrew Church will host a night of lively musical prayer, worship, and fellowship beginning at 7 p.m., June 11, 2021, at the church, 829 Valley View Dr., in Sparta. Includes praying the Divine … more
 Anyone with a connection to or whose loved ones are buried in Wheeler Cemetery, on Doran Road, in Sparta, there will be a meeting to reorganize and elect officers for the Wheeler Cemetery … more
 White County Board of Education conducted its annual evaluation of the director of schools during the May 2021 meeting, and that evaluation was met with some controversy. “I want to … more
During the first meeting of the final month of the current fiscal year, Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first reading of the 2021-2022 year’s proposed budget for the city. To … more
(June 8, 2021) - A new consumer protection law through the Tennessee Department of Commerce & insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Regulatory Boards will put the brakes on the rising theft and … more
(June 4, 2021) - The Tennessee Department of Health today announced receipt of a $38.8 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address COVID-19 health … more
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