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A two-vehicle crash last week was reportedly caused by one vehicle failing to stop for the traffic light. According to a report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 6:13 p.m., Dec. 7, … more
Question:  What did you do to get Dairy Queen to come to Sparta? Answer: The process of any business that decides to invest into a community is an example of free market capitalism at … more
 The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD), along with area project partners WCTE PBS, Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, and Tennessee Tech University, received a 2023 Aliceann … more
 The Rotary Club of Sparta, Tennessee is excited to announce its Rotarian of the Year for 2023: Keith Mills. A native of Spencer, Mills graduated from Van Buren County High School, in 2002, … more
Schedule for Sparta’s Christmas Parade and tree lighting activities Kudos to Sparta’s Rotary Club for getting the annual Christmas parade rolling.  This is one of the events … more
According to Charlie Tollison, assistant chief of Sparta-White County Rescue Squad and public information officer, at 5:15 p.m., Nov. 30, 2023, White County E-911 paged out a mountain rescue in the … more
(Nov. 30, 2023) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter and Sparta Metal Processing LLC officials announced today the company will … more
Sheriff Steve Page recently announced that White County has had to begin moving inmates to other counties because of staffing shortages at the jail. “It is my job to keep the community … more
The Tennessee General Assembly funded a direct appropriation grant in the 2023-2024 Appropriations Act for the amount of $5 million to the State Museum “for the sole purpose of providing grants … more
 The longtime director of Sparta-White County Senior Center has turned in her letter of resignation after she had been temporarily relieved of her duties because of an ongoing investigation by … more
Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery addressed the board of aldermen during the Nov. 17 meeting and stated that he had received the resignation of Macey Gurley who had been serving as city judge. … more
 During the Nov. 9 meeting of the White County School Board, the elected members were joined by two new members based on a policy that was passed earlier in the 2023/24 school year. … more
Editor’s note: The following is a statement issued by City of Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery about the arrest of city judge Macey Gurley. “I am aware of the situation involving our city … more
As most of America moves into the two-month long holiday season and celebrate gratitude for having enough – family, homes, food – by gathering with friends and family while sharing meals … more
Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee announces its third annual No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate … more
The City of Sparta is partnering with the Rotary Club to present our annual Christmas parade.  This year’s theme will be a Tennessee Christmas.  One change we have made this year … more
White County Board of Commissioners met Oct. 16 and passed several resolutions. However, one that sought to combine two of the county’s volunteer fire districts into one met with some … more
According to a press release from Bryant Dunaway, district attorney general for the 13 th Judicial District, investigators with the district attorney’s office, the White County Sheriff’s … more
UCHRA will hold a commodities distribution for Van Buren County, 9-11 a.m., Nov. 30, 2023, at Van Buren Civic Center (Burritt College). Extra amounts will be passed out for the holiday, and please … more
UCHRA will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 2, 2023, at White County Fairgrounds. Extra amounts will be passed out for the holiday, and please have your vehicle … more
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