SPARKS ELECTED — Gov. Bill Haslam (left) congratulated Art Sparks of Union City on his election as chairman of the University of Tennessee at Martin Advisory Board during the panel’s first meeting Wednesday on the Martin campus. Sparks, who was unanimously elected, will serve as chair until June 30, 2020. Future chairs will serve two-year terms. Sparks, a partner with Alexander Thompson Arnold, is a 1976 UT Martin graduate.