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Memorial Day is a solemn occasion, a day to reflect on the courage, dedication, and love of country that have defined our nation’s defenders throughout history.  From the earliest days of … more
PUTNAM COUNTY SR-136 construction from north of the SR-111 interchange to south of the I-40 interchange: The contractor continues grading activities throughout the project. Temporary lane closures … more
(May 28,  2024) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports one boating related fatality during the 2024 Memorial Day holiday weekend. The holiday period extended from 5 p.m. Friday … more
As the nation approaches the 250th anniversary of the birth of America, the Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution are encouraging celebrations in towns, cities, and counties … more
Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen made several decisions during its recent meeting that brought about concern from some residents. First up was a vote on pursuing the purchase of 120 acres on … more
The city’s board of alderman and I voted at the last meeting to address the safety concerns of two intersections within the city limits. The first of the intersections is the Turntable … more
(May 21, 2024) - In advance of summer travel and to help preserve Tennessee's natural beauty, and protect both wildlife and visitors along the state’s scenic byways, Tennessee Department of … more
The search for a beloved former White County basketball coach will continue in full force today as members of the community converge on the Lovejoy Road property where Roy Whited was last seen. … more
It’s spring – and that means it’s time for one of White County’s traditions to get started. The Sparta Green Market, which takes place on the third Friday of every month, May … more
This week marked a significant milestone as yet another graduating class walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, marking the culmination of their high school journey. On behalf of the city … more
Today, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) announced results from its annual roadside observational survey to determine the state’s average seat belt usage rate. This survey returned a … more
(May 15, 2024) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will participant in the 2024 National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for … more
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on May 26th, 2024, through June 1st, 2024, on State Route 8 in Van Buren County. Impaired driving is … more
 A former state-winning championship basketball coach at White County High School has reportedly been missing since Friday, May 3, 2024. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver … more
I want to take this time to update everyone on our plans for the two intersections that several have requested something to be done to make our streets safer. The two intersections are the … more
Sparta-White County Activity Center (formerly Sparta-White County Senior Center) is now open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.  The center is a multipurpose facility for men and women 50 years of … more
(May, 9, 2024) – Blood Assurance is in urgent need of donors following the severe storms that swept through parts of Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia on Wednesday. The non-profit saw a … more
Check out the Thursday, May 9, edition of The Expositor for the following stories and more. Roy Whited missing since May 3 Sparta Country Club golf course vandalism estimated at … more
(May 6, 2024) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announces the availability of grant dollars to assist cities, schools, community organizations, civic groups, watershed organizations, and … more
(May 7, 2024) - Beginning May 7, 2025, the REAL ID Act of 2005 will go into effect. Anyone 18 years of age and older must have a REAL ID credential to access certain … more
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