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WCTE PBS Central Tennessee will broadcast and stream the 2022 Eagle Works Competition grand prize winners. The competition, organized by Michael Aikens, TTU’s Director of Innovation and … more
(April 19, 2022) - Randy and Jenny Boyd, with the Boyd Foundation, are once again awarding 20 communities across Tennessee with $25,000 prizes in 2022 through their Dog Park Dash initiative. … more
Click here to view the complete agenda for the Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting for April 21, 2022. more
Michael Don Shepherd has received a 24-year sentence in prison in the January 2021 deaths of a Cookeville mother and her two children. According to Bryant Dunaway, district attorney general for … more
White County commissioners have received photos from the Bridgestone-Firestone Wilderness Management Area that show silt socks placement for sediment and erosion control at the dam breach site on … more
Murphy Gas Station, in Sparta, which is located adjacent to Walmart, is being demolished to make way for a new, updated Murphy structure. No further details are available at this time. more
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Agricultural Crime Unit (ACU) completed their investigation into the cause of two recent Sevier County wildland fires. “Based on the … more
Tennessee marked a milestone in March when statewide unemployment dropped to its lowest rate in history. Data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed the seasonally … more
Samantha Satterfield, of Sunseeker Outfitters, addressed Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen at their recent meeting about a venture she is pursuing that includes renting kayaks, giving tours, and … more
On April 14, 2022, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad was called to the scene of a rescue at Virgin Falls State Natural Area, which was the same location as another rescue performed March 20. According … more
Tennessee Tech’s Crawford Alumni Center hosted a NASA Celebration to honor the university’s many alumni who have contributed to space exploration. More than 200 Tech … more
  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work on Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will … more
 The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to ask motorists to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that … more
(March 31, 2022) - Unemployment rates dropped in counties across Tennessee in February, according to new data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Each of the … more
 (March 31, 2022) - Tennessee’s historic state capitol will be silhouetted in blue-green lighting this weekend to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The teal lighting will … more
It was business as usual for the City of Sparta as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen met to authorize a couple of purchases, approve an applicant for hire, and hear reports from each of the … more
 Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been getting a lot of attention lately, and the result is that some Tennessee lawmakers are seeking to put some checks and balances into place where the … more
On March 27, a Cessna 172F experienced mechanical issues that made for a difficult landing and had emergency personnel staged and ready at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. “Today, we had … more
The fire started burning on Hatcher Mountain Road at Indigo Lane shortly after 11 a.m. The Sevier County EMA is asking anyone in the Wears Valley or Walden’s Creek areas to evacuate … more
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