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White County recently received a Tourism Enhancement Grant on behalf of Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce. more
Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley today announced he is taking four vital steps to immediately address overpayment issues customers and the agency have experienced. Commissioner … more
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints starting on March 17th, 2024, through March 23rd, 2024, on State Route 8 in Van Buren County. Impaired … more
Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Jim Bryson today announced that February revenues were less than budgeted estimates. Overall February state revenues were $1.325 … more
Doyle Elementary wrapped up "Reading across America" recently with a couple of special guests. Deputy Simmons and K-9 Kilo read "Tommy Tractor and Deputy Kilo," a book written about K-9 Kilo and the … more
On March 18, 2024, Sgt. Dallas Slatton, of White County Sheriff's Office, observed a vehicle weaving back and forth across the white lines. Sgt. Slatton initiated a routine traffic stop which … more
From Jerry Sawyer-White County Highway Superintendent: We have been trying to take advantage of this good working weather over the last few weeks. We are trying our best to catch up on our ditch … more
As the mayor of our beloved town, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the enduring legacy of Sparta Hardware. However, my connection to this historic establishment runs deeper than … more
 Scams have long been a problem with people trying to trick unsuspecting subjects out of money or important personal information. In recent years, technology has offered more ways for scammers … more
A pursuit that had originally begun in Smith County and ultimately ended in White County, on March 9, 2024, ended with the arrest of a 41-year-old man. According to a report from Tennessee … more
According to a news release out of Nashville, Xylazine, a veterinary medicine used to sedate livestock, has been making an appearance in both fentanyl and methamphetamine. Since Nov. 1, 2023, … more
The old Sparta Hardware building, at the corner of Bockman Way and South Church Street, continues its gradual collapse day by day. (Refer to previous stories on Today, at … more
Sparta may be losing a historic building close to the center of downtown. On the night of March 4, the brick building that has stood on the corner of Bockman Way and South Church Street since … more
From White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson: It was an honor to host Senator Marsha Blackburn, in White County, where she showed her commitment to staying in touch and listening to the issues … more
 Beginning Jan. 1, drivers across the state of Tennessee who own hybrid and electric vehicles discovered an extra fee added to their vehicle registration. Gov. Bill Lee signed the … more
Question :  There has been some talk of the city putting GPS devices on all their vehicles, is this true and why? Answer: The short answer is yes.  The city board of alderman voted to … more
YMCA Special Warriors attended the February meeting of the White County Board of Commissioners and led both the opening prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. L-R: Jordan Casey-YMCA employee, former … more
The White County Board of Commissioners has approved sending the decision of whether or not to raise sales tax to a public vote. The sales tax in White County is 2.25 percent added to the … more
Value-added agriculture continues to show strong growth in Tennessee, reaching a value of $142.8 million with gains of more than 65 percent recorded in the sectors of sales to retail markets, … more
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