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White Co. BOE Forms Committee To Explore Future Uses Of Central View School

The White County Board of Education has created a subcommittee to determine the future use of the Central View School property. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said board member Bob Young will serve as the chairman as well as members Kay Prater and Kenneth Robinson. “It is an informational gathering committee,” Dronebarger said. “Their goal is to find out our ... Read More »

Virgin Falls Receives $500k Recreation Grant

The state announced a $500,000 grant to acquire additional land for White County’s Virgin Falls State Natural Area. The land adjoins the Dog Cove area southeast of Sparta. All told, the state will purchase some 1,400 acres at a total cost of $1.83 million. The grant is part of money from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Local Parks ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Expecting New Fuel Truck In July

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is expecting its new fuel truck to arrive at the end of July. Airport Manager Dean Selby said there has been a three to four week delay because of the computer chip shortage. However, Selby said when the truck arrives it is going to answer a pressing capacity need. “In May, our preliminary numbers show ... Read More »

Sparta Paving Bid Comes In Low, More Streets Could Be Fixed

Sparta has approved paving bids to address 25 percent of the city’s streets in the next fiscal year The aldermen awarded McMinnville’s Tinsley Asphalt the contract for all street paving during Thursday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said with prices coming in lower than last year, the city could pave more than anticipated. “We ... Read More »

White Co. Public Library Host Summer Reading Program

The White County Public Library is taking part in the national summer reading program titled “Tails and Tales,” where kids read books about fairy tales and books about animals. Director Cathy Farley said the program is designed to maintain students’ reading levels over the summer to make them better equipped for learning once school resumes in the fall. “In order ... Read More »

Memorial Day Bell Ringing For Those Lost During Sparta Ceremony

Residents from across White County gathered at the Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park for its Memorial Day service. The program was put on by Sparta’s American Legion, featuring the ringing of the bells for those killed in action since the American Revolution. American Legion Post 99 Commander Ronald Lapierre said the message for the public on Memorial Day should ... Read More »

DA General Dunaway Optimistic For Case Seeking Opioid Damages

Six Upper Cumberland Counties are seeking damages to their community caused by the opioid epidemic. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said he is optimistic about his case against pill manufacturers, distributors and individual doctors. Dunaway said the goal is to hold those named parties accountable for the burden they have put on rural counties. “Reimburse the costs of medical and ... Read More »

White County’s Roy Hudgens Road Speed Limit Decreased

The White County Commission approved decreasing the speed limit along Roy Hudgens Road to 25 mph Monday. According to Commissioner Cain Rogers, the 20 mph difference is due to several homes being constructed on the narrow street. Residents in the area brought the issue to Commissioner Kyle Goff’s attention leading to the action. The road stretches for about one and ... Read More »

UC American Legion Posts Looking For Boys State Sponsors

The White County American Legion Post is searching for sponsors for this year’s Boys State. Chairman Jason Murphy said sponsors support high school seniors see first hand how government works. “There is an immediate need with some Upper Cumberland potential delegates where their local post just doesn’t have the money, because everything we have gone through the last year,” Murphy ... Read More »