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Sparta Considering In-House Leak Insurance

The Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman decided to postpone a vote authorizing City Administrator Brad Hennessee to enter an agreement with a leak insurance company. During Thursday night’s meeting, Hennessee said an in-house leak insurance is being considered. Hennessee said there is a chance some customers would be left behind, if they do not have both water and sewer ... Read More »

Sparta Starting Work For PD Evidence Building

The Sparta Police Department is on its way to having a new evidence building. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the concrete slab was poured this week and expects to begin framing next week. Quick said he anticipates finishing the project in the next three weeks, solving a long-time need for the police department. “It’s probably been on the radar ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s Awareness Comes to Sparta Drive-In

The power of music for those suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia will be on the big screen at the Sparta drive-in theater Saturday. November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month. The award-winning documentary is titled Alive Inside. It focuses on one social worker’s ability to improve a patients communication abilities through songs. Upper Cumberland Area Agency ... Read More »

Sparta-White County YMCA Closing for Renovations

The Sparta-White County YMCA will close Monday for walking track and hallway renovations, with plans to reopen Halloween Day. CEO Kyle Goff said the hallway tiles have been there since 1992 and renovating has been on his wish list for a while. Goff said the new-look track will be an aesthetic upgrade, while also keeping walkers safe. “Around our walking ... Read More »

Sparta-White County YMCA Giving Out Fresh Food

Every Thursday in October the Sparta-White County YMCA will be giving out 30 pound boxes of fresh food. This food distribution comes from $1 billion in funding for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Sparta-White County YMCA Board of Directors Secretary Topher Wiles said the YMCA was contacted at a critical time to be a distribution site. “We have ... Read More »

Sparta Interested In Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Sparta Board of Alderman has expressed interest in bringing new electric vehicle charging stations to its city. Utility Manager Belva Bess approached the board and said Tennessee Tech, who funds the project, wants to gauge the interest from the city before moving forward. Mayor Jeff Young said the stations would be a great asset for the city’s tourism. “We ... Read More »

Quality Service Group Plans to Add Jobs in White County

White County is the new home of the industry support company Quality Service Group. Quality Service Group helps manufacturers around the Upper Cumberland and the nation with quality inspections, assembly and package sorting. Quality Service Group General Manager Lucas Gunter said the move to a bigger facility in White County, means more jobs for the area. “We’ve got to continue ... Read More »

Substation Equipment Bid Approved in Sparta

A bid has been approved to help avoid electrical outages in Sparta. Sparta Electric and Caney Fork Electric will split the $298,900 price tag on the substation switches. Sparta Electric Utilities Manager Belva Bess said the switches will help keep residents up and running during maintenance. “Currently at the time without these switches, anytime they have to do maintenance on ... Read More »

Sparta Making Census Push Before Deadline

Sparta residents will start seeing information on their trash cans about taking the 2020 census. Sparta City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city will be follwing garbage trucks and sticking fliers on cans once they are emptied. Hennessee said showing a population over 5,000 people changes funding for the city. “That’s a bench mark in the up-sizing for the funding ... Read More »

Sparta’s Findlay Elementary Submitted for Design Award

The design of Sparta’s new Findlay Elementary School is being submitted for a Tennessee School Board Association award. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said it might be styled as learning factory with its saw tooth roof and cinder block walls, since it is near Sparta’s industrial park. However, the inside feels like a modern school. “There’s lots of ... Read More »