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 A two-vehicle crash that occurred June 28, 2023, in White County, and resulted in one fatality has led to the indictment of 42-year-old Sumor Lynn George, of Pikeville. White County Grand … more
On Jan. 21, 2024, at 8:06 a.m., North End Volunteer Fire Department, with automatic aid from Cassville Volunteer Fire Department, Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and Sparta Fire Department, … more
  (Jan. 22, 2024) - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) encourages residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes, providing free radon test … more
(Jan. 20, 2024 @ 10:10 a.m.) - According to White County Firefighters Association, members of nearly every volunteer fire department in the county are on scene on Roberts-Matthews Highway between … more
A huge thank you goes out to Jerry Sawyer, White County highway superintendent, and his crew for working diligently during the freezing weather to clear the roads. more
Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery reported a main water line had ruptured, on Gaines Street, during the sub-zero weather. City crews worked tirelessly to repair the line to ensure service was restored to … more
At approximately 3 p.m., Jan. 16, 2024, Piney Volunteer Fire Department, Fall Creek Falls Fire Department, Fall Creek Falls State Park, and Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to … more
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee along with Deputy Governor & Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Butch Eley announced today the award of over $46 million in state and federal … more
Unemployment in Tennessee held steady during the final month of 2023. Newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the rate did not change between November and … more
(Jan. 19, 2024) - Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson announced today that revenues for December were lower than expected and were less than the monthly … more
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on January 21st, 2024, through January 27th, 2024, on US Route 70. in White County. Impaired driving … more
In the tapestry of history, certain figures emerge whose influence transcends their time, leaving an enduring legacy that shapes the course of humanity. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stands prominently … more
Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen held their first meeting of the new year, on Jan. 4, and made quick work of moving through the presented agenda. The board authorized Resolution No 23-589 … more
(Jan. 16, 2024) - If you have visited the offices of Caney Fork Electric Cooperative today, you may have noticed lights turned off in common areas like hallways and lobbies. This is a coordinated … more
(Jan. 11, 2024) -The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) can assure motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. Salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 … more
  This week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act, a bill updating Tennessee’s Protection of Personal Rights law … more
 Question: What does this new year look like for the city of Sparta? Answer: The city’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. It is very important that we do some … more
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and State Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins recently recognized White County Administrator of Elections Sherry Anderson for passing the Administrator of … more
The White County Comprehensive Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center Board held their first scheduled meeting of the new year, on Jan. 3, and one of the first orders of business was to appoint new … more
(Jan. 8, 2024) In October 2023, Investigators with the District Attorney’s Office, the White County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Children’s services began investigating … more
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