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(June 17, 2022) - Upon further evaluation and testing of the Cordell Hull Bridge in Smith County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has concluded what appeared to be a crack is simply … more
(June 14, 2022) - Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley today announced that revenues for May were $1.6 billion, which is $327.4 million more than the budgeted … more
(June 16, 2022) - Preliminary data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) indicated Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May 2022 increased slightly from April’s … more
Summer can be an exciting time for children, filled with warmer weather, vacations, and family fun – but for millions of children across America, it’s a time when learning stalls, … more
The White County Department of Health is encouraging parents and caregivers to go to the Tennessee WIC website, click here for important information on the infant formula shortage that is impacting … more
According to the Board of Professional Responsibilty of the Supreme Courty of Tennessee, on June 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of Tennessee temporarily suspended Stephanie Branam Johnson from the … 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 vendors … more
 (June 13, 2022) — The Tennessee state average for gas prices set new record highs this weekend after increasing nearly 14 cents over the course of last week. The Tennessee … more
On June 10, 2022, Sparta White County Rescue Squad was dispatched, at 2:43 p.m., to Virgin Falls State Park area, to assist with a hiker who had become incapacitated because of injuries. According … more
(June 10, 2022) - Tennesseans facing food insecurity will have improved access to nutritious foods thanks to a grant awarded to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA). The U.S. Department … more
On June 9, 2022, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sparta-White County Rescue Squad responded to a motor vehicle crash on Old New Hope Road, in White County. According to the rescue squad, the driver … more
(June 10, 2022) - An ongoing drug investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of multiple additional law … more
Public  Chapter  1131  (2022),  effective  July  1,  2022, creates a new sales tax holiday starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022, and ending at 11:59 … more
 The June 2 meeting of Sparta  Board of Mayor and Aldermen had a full agenda but did not garner much discussion as all aldermen were in agreement on each of the agenda’s items. The … more
(June 6, 2022) -  Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed an executive order directing accountability measures for school safety and an evaluation of training for Tennessee law … more
(June 6, 2022) - Under a new state law, the Tennessee General Assembly has waived state registration fees for Class A and Class B motor vehicles, for renewals after July 1, 2022 and before June 30, … more
The May meeting of the White County Board of Commissioners lasted less than six minutes as the agenda was small, and the eight commissioners present were in agreement on each of the items presented … more
A 76-year-old man was transported to Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta, after a two-vehicle crash, at approximately 4:55 p.m., June 2, 2022, on Highway 70, at Wilmar Market. According to … more
Both drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:16 a.m., June 2, 2022, were injured, with the extent of the injuries not known at this time. White County E-911 … more
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