Legislation Approves Task Force to Combat Illegal Street Racing in Tennessee

May 16, 2024 at 07:04 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Legislation pushed forward by Senator Dawn White of Murfreesboro State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna calls for the creation of a task force to.... Read More

Rep. Mike Sparks Legislation Tracks Psychiatric Bed Tracking

Apr 17, 2024 at 02:15 pm by WGNS

(With Audio) Nashville, TN - The Temessee House unanimously approved legislation to help ease the burden on hospitals in Tennessee. House Bill 827, sponsored by State Rep.... Read More

Op-Ed: Mike Sparks: "Uncommon solutions can help fix student behavioral health problems."

Apr 09, 2024 at 08:12 am by WGNS

(OpEd from 49th District State Rep. Mike Sparks - "Behavioral Health")  During my years in public service, I’ve always had a simple goal: to improve my community an.... Read More

Area State Representatives in Studio with WGNS - Hear the Podcast

Mar 29, 2024 at 04:30 pm by WGNS News

Taking a look at issues at the state level with State Representatives Mike Sparks, Dr. Bryan Terry and Robert Stevens. The local lawmakers examined a variety of subjects tha.... Read More

Rutherford County Delegation to Host Funding Forum

Dec 06, 2023 at 05:19 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County,  TN  - The Tennessee General Assembly Rutherford County Delegation is set to host the Roadmap to Rutherford County Funding Forum on Monday, Decemb.... Read More

Safe Storage of Firearms Act Began on Wednesday, November 1

Nov 02, 2023 at 03:43 am by WGNS News

A pivotal moment for firearm safety in Tennessee began November 1st with the enactment of the Safe Storage of Firearms Act. The new legislation, formerly known as House Bill.... Read More

Rep. Sparks Refers To Drugs As "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

Sep 04, 2023 at 08:43 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Is there a correlation between increased drug use and stolen guns? State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna feels they are definitely connected.   .... Read More

State Representative to Auction Off House Plate

Aug 15, 2023 at 10:42 am by WGNS News

Smyrna, TN — State Representative Mike Sparks is selling his license plate, which is a State House of Representative plate, to help raise funds for the game of ches.... Read More

House and Senate Members from Rutherford County Push for Medical Facilities to Better Update Bed Availability, Especially for Mental Health Treatment

May 30, 2023 at 06:06 pm by WGNS News

Hear this entire story in a snapshot in less than 2-minutes... RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN – Mental health issues continue to grow among society and help for those who are bu.... Read More

Smyrna Receives $3.9--Million Infrastructure Grant

Apr 03, 2023 at 10:49 am by WGNS

(NASHVILLE)  State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, and State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, announced that Smyrna will receive a $3.9 million grant to improve water infra.... Read More

UPDATE: Rutherford County Property Assessor Discusses Potential Youth Chess Program

Mar 16, 2023 at 06:03 am by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN (by Justin Stokes) - Can the game of chess help prepare students for a bright and successful future? Some community leaders believe so. “Chess is.... Read More

Local State Representative Asking to Use TANF Funds for Local School Programs Schools

Jan 30, 2023 at 01:02 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - State Representative Mike Sparks from Smyrna is pushing for a change in state legislation to authorize the Murfreesboro City or Rutherford County Schoo.... Read More

The Idea of Introducing Chess to the Curriculum of Local Schools in Rutherford County and Tennessee

Dec 29, 2022 at 03:33 pm by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell told WGNS that he is working with State Representative Mike Sparks on something that would help local.... Read More

Education was the Focus on Rutherford Issues this Thursday - Listen to the Podcast Here

Dec 29, 2022 at 11:02 am by Producer

Today on Rutherford Issues we talked about education with special guest JC Bowman, Executive Director of the Professional Educators of Tennessee, State Representative Mike S.... Read More

Patricia Flynn Chance

Dec 19, 2022 at 01:40 pm by WGNS News

Patricia Flynn Chance passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday, December 11, 2022. She was 91. She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland at The Grassmarket, an historic marke.... Read More

Rep. Mike Sparks Hosts Annual Chili Cookoff with Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs aka WWE Wrestler Kane

Dec 01, 2022 at 01:00 pm by WGNS News

(Smyrna, TN) State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, today announced the 11th Annual Chili Cook Off on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Gateway Classic Cars in Smyrna. All p.... Read More

Politics: Mike Sparks seeks re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives

Oct 31, 2022 at 05:30 pm by WGNS News

SMYRNA, Tenn. – State Representative Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, is seeking re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives 49th District. “My family and I a.... Read More

La Vergne Public Library Receives Technology Grant

Oct 18, 2022 at 07:12 pm by WGNS Radio News

Sen. Dawn White, Sen. Shane Reeves, Rep. Mike Sparks and Secretary of State Tre Hargett supported the La Vergne Public Library with a $15,174 Technology Grant to purchase new.... Read More

State Rep. Bryan Terry and State Rep. Mike Sparks raise awareness during National Recovery Month

Sep 07, 2022 at 11:06 am by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD, R-Murfreesboro, and State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, seek to raise awareness of addiction, mental health and treatmen.... Read More

Rutherford County lawmakers announce Smyrna, La Vergne senior centers to receive $8K grants

Aug 16, 2022 at 06:12 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County, Tenn. — State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, and State Sen. Dawn White, R-Murfreesboro, today announced state gr.... Read More