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A poignant introduction in a Letter to the Editor that was sent to the Tennessean newspaper expresses the feelings of 65 Tennessee students about the proposed legislation that would arm teachers. … more
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on April 14th, 2024, through April 20th, 2024, on US Route 70 in White County. Impaired driving is a … more
The food pantry for families of White County students will be open Friday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. It is located at the Family Resource Center in the back of the Board of Education building, at 576 … more
The Southern Ladies Quilt Guild of White County has been doing charity work in the community for many years. This year, they are donating to “Sleep in Heavenly Peace.” This organization … more
 The potential sale of land surrounding one of Tennessee’s historic landmarks located in White County is causing concern for both the county and the state. The Rock House, located on … more
On April 2, 2024, a White County school bus was involved in a vehicle accident while transporting students to school. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 2022 … more
It is that time of year again where storm threats seem to be rolling into our area.  I wanted to take the time to define the difference between the watches and the warnings that we … more
Information provided by Kurt Dronebarger, Whtie County director of schools: At approximately 7 a.m., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, a White County School bus was involved in an accident with another … more
On April 11th, the Plateau Chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association’s (TTA) will conclude its’ 2024 speaker series educational program with a talk and slide show on mountain climbing … more
  Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, will hold the annual My TN State Park fundraiser in April, when supporters “vote” … more
The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) litter prevention campaign is once again expanding its youth group partnerships. All six Boy Scouts of America … more
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Captain Sally Tompkins 2123 will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m., April 5, 2024, in the lower level of Putnam County Library. more
 Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved several personnel changes and passed a single resolution during its March 21 meeting. Water foreman Jacob Roberts turned in a letter of … more
Several members of the community spoke during the March county commissioners’ meeting about concerns they have with the county’s building inspector, Brett Nash. Commissioner Becky … more
To reduce wildland fire risk, Tennesseans are reminded that a burn permit from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Forestry Division is required through May 15 for all open burning where local … more
A quick update on the Sparta Hardware building. The owner is awaiting confirmation to begin the demolition of the remaining structure.  The insurance company has had a structural engineer to … more
Amid a growing mental health crisis among students, 33 Tennessee school systems have filed similar lawsuits against social media companies for protection for children across multiple popular … more
White County recently received a Tourism Enhancement Grant on behalf of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. more
Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley today announced he is taking four vital steps to immediately address overpayment issues customers and the agency have experienced. Commissioner … more
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