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The Tennessee General Assembly funded a direct appropriation grant in the 2023-2024 Appropriations Act for the amount of $5 million to the State Museum “for the sole purpose of providing grants … more
 The longtime director of Sparta-White County Senior Center has turned in her letter of resignation after she had been temporarily relieved of her duties because of an ongoing investigation by … more
Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery addressed the board of aldermen during the Nov. 17 meeting and stated that he had received the resignation of Macey Gurley who had been serving as city judge. … more
 During the Nov. 9 meeting of the White County School Board, the elected members were joined by two new members based on a policy that was passed earlier in the 2023/24 school year. … more
Editor’s note: The following is a statement issued by City of Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery about the arrest of city judge Macey Gurley. “I am aware of the situation involving our city … more
As most of America moves into the two-month long holiday season and celebrate gratitude for having enough – family, homes, food – by gathering with friends and family while sharing meals … more
Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee announces its third annual No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate … more
The City of Sparta is partnering with the Rotary Club to present our annual Christmas parade.  This year’s theme will be a Tennessee Christmas.  One change we have made this year … more
White County Board of Commissioners met Oct. 16 and passed several resolutions. However, one that sought to combine two of the county’s volunteer fire districts into one met with some … more
According to a press release from Bryant Dunaway, district attorney general for the 13 th Judicial District, investigators with the district attorney’s office, the White County Sheriff’s … more
UCHRA will hold a commodities distribution for Van Buren County, 9-11 a.m., Nov. 30, 2023, at Van Buren Civic Center (Burritt College). Extra amounts will be passed out for the holiday, and please … more
UCHRA will hold a commodities distribution for White County, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Nov. 2, 2023, at White County Fairgrounds. Extra amounts will be passed out for the holiday, and please have your vehicle … more
Sparta city officials were presented with a plea from Police Chief Nick Dunn during their Oct. 19 board meeting about the need for more officers. “We are very, very, very in need of extra … more
One person is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle crash at approximately 4:18 p.m., on Oct. 23 According to a report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, Cory E. Nash, 18, of Tennessee, was … more
Volunteer fire departments across America are facing challenges ensuring a response to help their neighbors. Staffing and recruitment continue to be an uphill battle to ensure an adequately trained … more
Max Winitz, the media relations coordinator for Blood Assurance, a Tennessee-based company that collects blood and plasma donations to provide to local area hospitals, has said that the company is … more
 White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson has been appointed to LaunchTN as a representative of city or county governments. “In the thorough, aggressive search for candidates, your … more
I want to take this time to thank those involved for the historic crowds that came out to the “Liberty Square-A Lester Flatt Celebration,” on Saturday.  All I can say is WOW.  … more
The person who has been at the helm of leadership at Sparta-White County Senior Center for 27 years has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Tennessee … more
White County Jail offers a variety of programs for inmates who are trying to change their lives for the better, while serving their sentences so, that when they have paid their debt to society and … more
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