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Question: Can you explain the process that takes place when some streets are shut down?  There are times when the closing creates a problem for drivers in the city. Answer:  We do … more
(April 21, 2023) - Animal shelters in Tennessee are invited to apply for grants to provide low-cost spay and neuter services. The application period is open until May 12, 2023. “Pet owners … more
(April 21, 2023) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced that he will call for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene a special session to pass legislation that will strengthen public safety and … more
(April 23, 2023) On April 21, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee marked the close of the 2023 legislative session, which includes the successful passage of his $56.2 billion budget and full legislative agenda … more
 (April 24, 2023) - For the first time in over four weeks, the state gas price average is trending lower. Gas prices across Tennessee fell seven cents, on average, over last week. … more
Are you eligible for Medicare and curious about your plan options? Upper Cumberland SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is conducting a series of FREE Welcome to Medicare classes this … more
Jake Officer, a Sparta native and freshman manufacturing engineering technology major at Tennessee Tech University, won first place and a $10,000 scholarship at Tech’s recent Eagle Works … more
Supporters of Sparta-White County YMCA’s mission gathered last week at the inaugural William Johnson Memorial Banquet that kicked off the Y’s 2023 fundraising campaign. The banquet, … more
A two-vehicle crash this past weekend left two subjects injured. According to a preliminary report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately noon, on April 15, 2023, Bruce D. Colvin, 57, of … more
An investigation by special agent fire investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into a motel fire last year in Bloomington Springs has resulted in the arrest of a Sparta man. On … more
PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — One of three people accused in the death of Joshua Rowan has pled guilty to murder charges, Bryant Dunaway, District Attorney General for the 13th Judicial … more
(April 17, 2023) - Tennessee gas prices continue to rise for the fourth straight week. Pump prices across the state rose eight cents, on average, over last week. The Tennessee Gas Price … more
 The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) ask Tennesseans to take part in National DEA … more
From Jerry Lowery, mayor of Sparta: Get excited! We now have food truck designated parking on city property. Food trucks... Park in the areas labeled in the photo across from Metcalf Park. The … more
Emergency services personel were dispatched to the scene of a crash with injuries, at approximately 11:58 a.m., April 15, 2023, on Highway 111, near where the road splits going toward Spencer and … more
(April 13, 2023) -  Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson today announced that Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in March. Overall March revenues … more
Question: Is there any progress on food trucks and access within the city limits of Sparta? Answer:  The food truck issue is one of the top five things that the residents ask me about.  … more
On April 12, a  vehicle reportedly hit the rock wall on North Spring, Street, which is close to the entrance for White County High School. No other details are available at this time. more
Engineering students at Tennessee Tech University will get a jump-start on Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, by hosting a “ride and drive” event for electric and hybrid vehicles … more
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