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White County Commissioners Appoint Four To Senior Center Board

White County Commissioners began the reconstitution of the Senior Center Board Monday night with the appointment of four new board members. Commissioners approved Karen LaFever, Robert McCormick, Shirley Scott, and Amy Bailey to serve on the 13-member board as the county representatives, joining County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. The former board voted to disband last month following recommendations from an ... Read More »

Sparta Purchasing Replacement Muffin Monster For Sewage Pump Station

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved the emergency purchase of new machinery for the sewer department Thursday night. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the machinery is called a Muffin Monster, a specialized grinder placed before sewage pump stations to break down debris. Quick said the equipment at the South Carter Street pump station broke down two weeks ago and ... Read More »

Christmas Parades Crank Up Saturday Across Region

Christmas parade season goes into overdrive this weekend across the Upper Cumberland. Pickett County is celebrating the holidays with the “Christmas in Byrdstown” event and Christmas parade Saturday. It will be at the Pickett County Library featuring music, food, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. The event begins at 9am. The Jamestown Rotary Club hosts its annual parade Saturday ... Read More »

Sparta Police Department Working To Address Low Number Of Officers

Sparta Police Chief Nick Dunn told Aldermen during a Thursday night work session the lack of officers and new certified applicants are hurting the department. Dunn said the city’s low pay compared to nearby areas continues to impact the city. He said he also lacks the ability to give new applicants higher starting wages based on prior experience. Dunn said ... Read More »

Sparta Considering Security For Caboose; Vandalism Reported

As Sparta gets closer to finishing the restoration of its train caboose, city officials concerned about security around the new addition. During the aldermen’s Thursday meeting, City Administrator Tonya Tindle said one of the windows of the caboose was recently broken in an act of vandalism. Mayor Jerry Lowery said he wanted to take inspiration from how Livingston’s mayor handled ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Appoint Local Attorney As New City Judge

The Sparta Board of Aldermen appointed a new city judge Thursday night, as Macey Gurley resigned from the position. Mayor Jerry Lowery and the board appointed Brandon Griffin, a Sparta-based attorney, as the new city judge. “He had put in before when we’d hired the other judge,” Lowery said. “And he does a great job and I’ve talked with him ... Read More »

White County Churches Host Still I Rise Women’s Conference Saturday

Three White County United Methodist Churches will join forces to present the Still I Rise Women’s Conference on Saturday. Kynett United Methodist Church Lay Servant Cynthia Gist said the event will focus on empowering and encouraging women. Gist said that church leaders felt it was the right time to host this event because it has been a difficult season for ... Read More »

Sparta Ready For Lester Flatt Celebration Saturday; Bluegrass All Day

Sparta preparing for its annual Lester Flatt Celebration Saturday to honor the city’s bluegrass icon. The free event will feature bluegrass music from six different groups along with food and other events. Sparta Administrative Clerk Mindy Stone said the celebration has been a part of fall in Sparta for more than 15 years. It honors Flatt who was born near ... Read More »

White County Executive: Collaboration Could Make Sense On Rec Facilities

White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said it may be time for the county and the city of Sparta to work together more closely to expand parks and recreation facilities in the community. The county is adding a new frisbee golf facility at the White County Recreational Complex. The city is working toward a splashpad. That development has caused concern ... Read More »