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Two kayakers floating down Calfkiller River last week were rescued by Sparta police officers after they became stranded at the base of the dam. According to City of Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery, … more
Thanks to Woodmen of the World representative Tim Bumbalough the US Space Force Flag is now part of the flag court in the Rotary Club of Sparta’s Veterans Park.  It joins the flags of the … more
Becklee Jewel Melton, the 2-year-old daughter of Sean and Leslie Melton, was named Toddler Miss Polk Sallet at the 2023 Polk Sallet festival, on May 11, 2023, in Gainesboro. Then, on May 13, she was … more
On May 18, 2023, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee marked the signing of the Teacher Paycheck Protection Act , a landmark bill that will give teachers the largest pay raise in state history and protect … more
(May 18, 2023) -The state of Tennessee experienced lower unemployment in April, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). It is the second … more
  (May 18, 2023) - FEMA has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe … more
 Question:  What is the talk about the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport being placed under a different authority? Answer:  There are ongoing discussions to change the … more
On May 11, 2023, at approximately, 6:15 p.m., Sparta-White County Rescue Squad Rope Rescue Team responded to Fancher Falls for a dog rescue. Command quickly arrived on the scene and found that a … more
(May 10, 2023) - Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for the month of April. Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson today reported that April total tax revenues were $3 … more
(May 11, 2023) - Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the Tennessee Works Tax Act , the single largest tax cut in state history, to provide more than $400 million in savings for Tennessee … more
White County High School will be holding its annual graduation commencement services on Monday, May 15, at Warrior Stadium, weather permitting.  I would like to take this time to thank all … more
White County Solid Waste Committee members were presented with an updated report from the engineering firm during the April 2023 meeting. TriAD, which is the engineering company for the Solid … more
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation recently announced 102 grants totaling $232,709,981 from the state’s American Rescue Plan fund, part of which TDEC is administering in the … more
From Sparta-White County YMCA: Our Fitness & Wellness Director, Nina Weston, has been in Orlando, Florida. She earned a certification through Swim Angel Fish to teach adaptive swim lessons to … more
Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking the official … more
The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a pivotal developmental stage as young people learn the skills needed to be healthy and productive adults. This process can be complicated for youth … more
 TWRA receives an increase in calls regarding black bear in spring and early summer.  Bears just over a year old, leave their mothers and often move into new, unknown territory in … more
I am asking for help once again! I am searching for an old photo of “Uncle Roy’s” restaurant that was located in the former “Tastee Freez” (can’t remember the … more
 State Rep. Paul Sherrell, R-Sparta, is proud to announce that $27.8 million in state funding has been secured to create the Scott’s Gulf Wilderness State Park in White County. The new … more
 Question: Can you give some details about the upcoming bluegrass concerts and the Green Market in Sparta?  Where can the food trucks be set up inside the city limits? Answer: The … more
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