Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 10, 2020 11:19 am
White Oak Flatt Road is impassable because of a landslide. Residents are concerned about emergency services’ access to the area, which would take an extra 15 minutes when using an alternate route. (Photo by BEN BLAKEMAN)
By Rachel Auberger
Residents on White Oak Flatt Road are having to drive into Putnam County and back around to get to Sparta since their road has been slowly sliding down the side of the mountain for almost two months.
“The road is gone,” Clay Parker, White County Highway superintendent, said. “It is more than 15 feet below where it used to sit.”
Parker, whose crew works four 10-hour days, said he received a phone call around 6 a.m., on a Thursday, more than six weeks ago, stating there was a spot of White Oak Flatt Road that had sunk. He said he sent coal up the mountain … CONTINUED
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 10, 2020 6:00 am
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Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 9, 2020 8:38 am
Pre-K and kindergarten registration is now available online on the White County Schools’ website: whitecoschools.net. There is a kindergarten and a pre-K form. Please choose the correct form. Children must be 4 on or before Aug. 15th to enter pre-K, or they must be 5 on or before Aug. 15th to enter kindergarten.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 5:10 pm
(April 8, 2020) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 25 today to limit non-emergency healthcare procedures in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Click here to read the entire Executive Order.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 8:15 am
Disaster hotline to enable families to check application status for assistance related to COVID-19
(April 6, 2020) – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) launched a special hotline this month to help make it easier for families with children to check on their application for emergency cash assistance. Applicants can call 833-496-0661 to learn the status of their application, including approval or denial and how much money the approved family can expect to receive.
Applications for emergency cash assistance will be accepted through May 29, 2020. All TDHS offices are currently operating on an “appointment basis” as a precaution for COVID-19, so the department is asking applicants
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 8:09 am
Application opens April 30, 2020
(April 6, 2020) – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced $200 million in grants to be distributed to every county and city government across Tennessee for one-time, local expenses in fiscal year 2021.
“Capital maintenance, public safety and road projects don’t pause for disasters like the March tornadoes and the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Lee. “This grant fund will ease the burden on local governments as they work to meet infrastructure and safety obligations.”
Funding is based on population as published by the US Census Bureau. Each county will receive at least $500,000, and each city or municipality will receive at least $30,000.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 8:03 am
Grants to ease financial burden during COVID-19 fight
(April 6, 2020) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the State of Tennessee will allocate $10 million in Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grants to support hospitals that are facing financial strain due to the ongoing response to COVID-19.
“Small and rural hospitals are critical to fighting COVID-19 and these grants will help complement federal aid dollars to ensure hospitals can continue delivering care through this crisis,” said Gov. Lee. “These organizations not only provide care for existing needs but are also a key part of our efforts to build and maintain bed capacity during the expected surge of COVID-19
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 8:00 am
(Tuesday, April 07, 2020 | 05:00pm)
On April 7, Gov. Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding COVID-19 relief.
Gov. Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3 p.m. CDT here. Gov. Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here.
Unemployment Relief/Unemployment for Self-Employed
COVID-19 has caused record spikes in unemployment with the number of initial claims spiking to more than 250,000 in the last three-week period.
In March, at the onset of the pandemic, Gov. Lee directed the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to conduct the
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 7:56 am
The Red Cross blood drive scheduled for April 9 as been cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted by Kim Swindell Wood | April 8, 2020 5:57 am
Anthony Lynn “Tony” Stoglin, 41, of Sparta, passed away April 4, 2020.
Mr. Stoglin was born Nov. 22, 1978, in Cookeville, to Teddy Stoglin and Judy Dennis Stoglin.
He was a former construction laborer and an avid New England Patriots fan.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Kirby Stoglin, of Sparta; parents, Teddy and Judy Stoglin, of Sparta; stepchildren, Ethan Parks, Aaron Shoupe; brother, Troy Smith and wife Robin; nieces, Finn Cronenberg, Hannah Nelson; great-niece, Zora Cronenberg; and numerous cousins, friends, and extended family.
In consideration of the health and safety of family and friends, a private family graveside service will be conducted at Elrod Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home
Posted by | April 7, 2020 2:58 pm
Photo by DANA GORTER
Send us your memories and photos
This year celebrates the 90th anniversary of the beloved Nancy Drew book series. We are looking for memories from people who read the books and/or collected the books. Also, we would like a photo of your books (if you still have them), and we want you in the photo, too! Rachel, our fantastic writer for The Expositor/SpartaLive, will be composing a story that will be published April 27. We want to include your photo with this story. Deadline to submit the photos and memories is 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 15. You can post them here or email them to email@example.com. … CONTINUED