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The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) has opened applications for the 2023 Families First Community Grant Program, an initiative that will make available approximately $30 … more
UPDATE June 2, 2023 The following are the 12 stores for which citations were issued. 111 Vape Airport Marathon Gas Station Big T’s Market/Gas Station Evolve Smoke … more
A mural dedication at the Johnson Farm last week provided the backdrop for the University of Tennessee to announce that 10 White County High School graduating seniors would be attending UT thanks to … more
 Get ready to beat the summer heat at the Summer Splash 5K. This race will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 6 p.m., near the Dogwood Park pavilion. Proceeds from the 5K will help local cancer … more
Christian Life First Assembly, at 117 N. Spring St., will have a food box giveaway June 4, 2023, following the morning service. If you come to the 11 a.m. service, you will be first in line. Please … more
(May 30, 2023) —  Tennesseans that took a holiday road trip over the weekend were greeted with pump prices over a dollar cheaper than last year's holiday. Gas prices, on average, only … more
(May 24, 2023) – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee authorized the deployment of 100 Tennessee National Guard troops to secure the U.S. Southern border amid an ongoing national security crisis … more
Statewide, Tennessee continued to experience near-record low unemployment in April, and county jobless rates for the month were just as impressive. The latest numbers for the Department of Labor and … more
(May 26, 2023) - University of Tennessee leaders, elected officials and family members today celebrated the dedication of its “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural in White County. The … more
Question: I have noticed the handrails are missing on the sidewalk steps in town near The Expositor and the Chamber of Commerce walk areas. Is there any plan on replacing them? … more
An emergency services volunteer never knows what the next call will bring, but, for one Sparta-White County Rescue Squad member, the “next call” was saving the life of one of his fellow … more
Two kayakers floating down Calfkiller River last week were rescued by Sparta police officers after they became stranded at the base of the dam. According to City of Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery, … more
Thanks to Woodmen of the World representative Tim Bumbalough the US Space Force Flag is now part of the flag court in the Rotary Club of Sparta’s Veterans Park.  It joins the flags of the … more
Becklee Jewel Melton, the 2-year-old daughter of Sean and Leslie Melton, was named Toddler Miss Polk Sallet at the 2023 Polk Sallet festival, on May 11, 2023, in Gainesboro. Then, on May 13, she was … more
On May 18, 2023, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee marked the signing of the Teacher Paycheck Protection Act , a landmark bill that will give teachers the largest pay raise in state history and protect … more
(May 18, 2023) -The state of Tennessee experienced lower unemployment in April, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). It is the second … more
  (May 18, 2023) - FEMA has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe … more
 Question:  What is the talk about the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport being placed under a different authority? Answer:  There are ongoing discussions to change the … more
On May 11, 2023, at approximately, 6:15 p.m., Sparta-White County Rescue Squad Rope Rescue Team responded to Fancher Falls for a dog rescue. Command quickly arrived on the scene and found that a … more
(May 10, 2023) - Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for the month of April. Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson today reported that April total tax revenues were $3 … more
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