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Sparta Christmas Parade Grand Marshal Excited For Saturday

The Sparta Rotary Club Christmas Parade happening Saturday will be led by a longtime local business owner and active community member. Ernie Cheek one of the two men that will be grand marshals leading the parade. Cheek moved to the community in 1968 and later purchased an insurance company known as Cheek Insurance Agency today. Cheek said as a parade ... Read More »

White Co. School Board Approves Interim Strategic Plan

White County School Board approved an interim district strategic plan at its Thursday night meeting. Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said a strategic plan is now a major component when applying for grant monies, particularly at the federal level. He said in order to keep that funding flowing, he formed a committee and solicited input from faculty, staff, and community ... Read More »

Creating A Budget Key To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Holiday shopping ramping up, but how do you decide on those final purchases that may be out of your range. White County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Mallory Christian said the best thing to do is to create a list of items you need before shopping. Christian said then budget accordingly so you know what items you can afford. “It’s ... Read More »

White Co. Resumes Efforts To Bring Frisbee Golf Opportunities

White County will resume efforts on bringing frisbee golf opportunities to the community. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the Parks and Rec Committee voted to pursue this about a year ago, but COVID pushed it back. He said frisbee golf is a component of the new county Parks and Rec Master Plan. “We’ve got insight from people in the ... Read More »

State Releases Annual Education Report Card

The State Department of Education released its annual report card on education Monday, an effort to understand how school districts are serving students. Van Buren County Schools one of 15 systems in the state to receive the top ranking of “exemplary.” Fentress, Pickett and White Counties all received “advancing” rankings. The rest of the Upper Cumberland School Systems ranked as ... Read More »

White Co. High School CTE Awarded New Robot From TCAT Livingston

White County High School CTE students will have the opportunity to try out an industry-standard robot thanks to TCAT Livingston. CTE Instructor Lane Ward said the high school was the recipient of a GIVE grant for the second year in a row. He said the $10,000 robot will help students get acquainted with machinery used to lift, sort, and perform ... Read More »

White Co Historian Working With TTU To Preserve Veteran Stories

A White County man preserving the history of veterans in a joint project with Tennessee Tech University. Nick Blaylock is interviewing people about their military service. Blaylock said the recordings will be sent to the university’s archives to be stored for public consumption. “In the past, we’ve had veterans that had dairies and things where they record information while they ... Read More »

White Co. Emergency Officials Cautioning Against Outdoor Burning

White County Emergency Officials asking residents to refrain from outdoor burning while dry periods continue. Fire Departments have been out all day Tuesday on brush or grass fires, vehicle fires, and structure fires. EMA Director Matt McBride said on Tuesday alone, firefighting crews responded to around nine calls. “I think it’s a concern of everyone’s,” McBride said. “I think it ... Read More »

State BOE Hears Local Issues From White County Leaders

School funding, teacher licenses and academic standards were among the topics White County leaders discussed with the State Board of Education Tuesday. The state board stopped by Findlay Elementary School, hosting several discussion panels as it visits school districts across the state. Chair Lillian Hargrove said the board hand picked White County to see the work of the district. “I’ve ... Read More »