Rep. Sparks accused of sneaking in Forrest resolution

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, May 2, 2017 NASHVILLE – State Rep. Mike Sparks is defending himself against accusations he sneaked a resolution through the House of Representatives honoring a Nathan Bedford Forrest apologist after a similar measure failed to gain support. Members of the Legislature’s Black Caucus criticized the…

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Haslam visits TCAT in Smyrna

Dan Epright, The Murfreesboro Post, February 14, 2017 Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Smyrna Thursday to share a meal, tour the brand new Smyrna campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology at 663 Ken Pilkerton Dr., and praise those involved in TCAT’s creation. The event was sponsored by the Rotary…

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Smyrna rep backs Trump’s travel ban

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, February 5, 2017 State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) is uncommitted on the governor’s fuel-tax plan, but he felt Haslam made a “great speech.” Sparks adds he believes the media are “stirring up” concerns about Trump’s executive orders and in some cases not even describing them…

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Opinion: Juvenile Justice Task Force wraps up

Rep. Mike Sparks, the Murfreesboro Post, January 24, 2017 Tennessee has expelled more black students than any other Southern state and it ranks 9th worst in the nation for “disconnected youth” – youths who are between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not attending school or employed. Sadly,…

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Rutherford County Republicans rejoice

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, November 9, 2017 Republican Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna captured a fourth two-year term, picking up 13,510 votes, 61.08 percent, to 8,585, 38.7 percent for Brandon Thomas. “I appreciate the voters because I’m held accountable by my constituents,” said Sparks, an online auto dealer. Sparks…

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La Vergne bridge named for A.C. Puckett

The Murfreesboro Post, September 21, 2016 NASHVILLE — State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) joined with State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and several members of La Vergne town council to honor local former Postmaster and La Vergne Mayor, A.C. Puckett yesterday at the Smyrna Town Centre. Puckett, lifelong citizen of Rutherford…

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Two Local Lawmakers Awarded Top Honors By Conservative Group

WGNS Radio, February 3, 2014 The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, this week announced State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R–Shelbyville) have been awarded the A-C-U ‘Defender of Liberty’ award. Both legislators represent a portion of Rutherford County in…

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