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Question:  Why do we have a National Day of Prayer Answer : In the tapestry of American history, there are threads of tradition woven deeply into the fabric of our nation’s … more
White County Sheriff Steve Page is asking residents to check their cell phones and make sure they are not accidentally placing calls to 911. “In the month of March, we had 72 accidental … more
West Towne Plaza will have three new nationally recognized retailers leasing spaces and providing new shopping experiences for White County residents within the next year as Five Below and Shoe … more
Fall Creek Falls State Park will host an open house Thursday, May 9, to share information with the community about a project at the park’s scenic loop. Thousands of trees were downed by storms … more
Eight Tennessee State Parks restaurants will offer meals on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, the perfect way to treat Mom and spend time together. The parks restaurants hosting Mother’s … more
Friends, family, and members of the community attended a reception in honor of Cynthia Gist, who now reigns as Ms. Senior White County, on April 20, at Life Care Center of Sparta. Gist will be … more
One of the messages that rang loud and clear as I campaigned for mayor of Sparta was the need for some recreation that could be enjoyed for everyone in our community.  In an effort to keep that … more
Legislation gives highly-trained school staff option to carry a concealed firearm to protect school The Senate passed legislation I sponsored to give approved teachers with specialty training … more
As part of ongoing efforts to combat substance abuse and promote community health and safety, Sparta Police Department announces its upcoming Drug Take Back Event. Scheduled for April 27, 2024, from … more
Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen made a much-needed adjustment to the city’s water rates in their April 18 meeting. “We have not raised water rates in five years,” city … more
(April 23, 2024) - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter today announced the 12 Tennessee communities selected to participate in the ninth round … more
Check out the Thursday, April 25, edition of The Expositor for the following stories and more: City raises water rates WCHS’s Jolly moves on in Teacher of the Year process … more
Emergency services personnel were dispatched to the scene of a structure fire, on Camp Heights Drive, at approximately 3:38 a.m., April 24, 2024. Numerous firefighters from several departments were … more
One of the roles of the government is safety.  In an effort to keep the streets of Sparta safe, we are looking and are in discussions concerning two of our intersections located within the city … more
Schools will have a new schedule for the 2025 spring break that will line up with other academic events that occur during that time of year “My reasoning is academic, as all my decisions … more
White County High School received several school-wide honors during the 2023-2024 school year. Several students received individual honors for their excellence in the classroom and in extracurricular … more
White County Board of Commissioners decided to keep the area around one of the county’s historic landmarks preserved. With an 11-1 vote, the commission made the decision to purchase 20 acres … more
At approximately 12:09 on the afternoon of April 16, Sparta and White County emergency departments responded to a call for a house fire at 21 Marchbanks St., in Sparta city limits. Sparta Police … more
Check out Thursday, April 18, edition of The Expositor for the following stories and more: News about a house fire in downtown Sparta that claimed the life of a man WCHS students … more
(April 16, 2024) - Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson today announced that Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in March. Overall March revenues totaled … more
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