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      (June 30, 2022) The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on … more
For National Safety Month, parents should always check their children’s bicycle equipment prior to riding, wear a helmet, and plan to be seen wearing neon fluorescent or other bright clothing. … more
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is providing extra support to thousands of families who receive monthly cash assistance through the state’s Families First program. Households … more
Since Sunday, June 26, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has been working with Geographic Solution, Inc. (GSI), the vendor that operates Jobs4TN.gov, to navigate a system … more
 New laws will go into effect on July 1 in Tennessee to support first responders and emergency services. Among these include legislation that expands benefits for firefighters, strengthens … more
 With one fiscal year ending and another about to begin, the White County Board of Commissioners was presented with 10 resolutions from the budget committee during their June 20 regular called … more
A man who had eluded law enforcement officers for more than five weeks was apprehended June 22. Casey Hunter, 34, of Sparta, failed to show up for a court date, on May 13, 2022, which led to White … more
(June 28, 2018) - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a cybertip that photographic files that contained suspected child pornography may have been uploaded in this … more
  Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4 holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures … more
At approximately 12:30 am on June 25, 2022, Spencer Police Officer Scott Garing was responding to another call when he saw a small fire. The fire was in the old realty building near Creative Flowers … more
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating … more
New data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed unemployment rates increased slightly during May in each of the state’s 95 counties. Even with the minimal … more
From Caney Fork Electric Cooperative Inc., on June 22: TVA along with CFEC and other TVA distributors are asking consumers for Voluntary Reduction in Power Use again today between the hours of … more
 As the fiscal year comes to an end, Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen made a few final budget amendments and purchasing and personnel decisions, during the June 16 meeting, as they prepared to … more
Several new laws take effect July 1, 2022. The following is a list of those laws that cover education, criminal offenses, handgun permits, and more. HB 1895: Education - As enacted, requires the … more
(June 22, 2022) -  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is launching a new hotline for drivers to report potholes and other maintenance issues that may be considered roadway safety … more
On June 17, 2022 Piney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wreck with injuries, on Baker Mountain Road, near the old Highland Church. The driver left the roadway after over correcting and hit a … more
On June 20, 2022, Piney Volunteer Fire Department responded with Spencer Fire And Rescue, Fall Creek Falls Fire Department, and Cedar Fire Department to a report of a structure fire on Highway 111 … more
The Highlands Economic Partnership will launch the new Highlands Training Center this winter. Early in the year, the Highlands Economic Partnership (HEP), a four-county economic development … more
The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for White County on Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the White County Fairgrounds. … more
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