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Roof Bids Set To Be Solicited For Sparta Plant

Sparta Board of Aldermen authorized the accepting of bids to replace the roof at the Sewer Plant Facility during its Thursday meeting. City Administrator Tonya Tindle said the project was included in the city’s fiscal year budget. The city will begin soliciting bids for the project immediately. Aldermen also approved repairs to one of the city’s trash trucks. The $27,000 ... Read More »

Senior Center Prioritizing Integrity, Community As New Board Takes Control

The new Sparta-White County Senior Center Board began its plans to rebuild and revitalize the center during its first meeting Wednesday. Interim Director Jim Floyd said the center will likely remain closed until some point in February. Floyd said his number one priority is providing key services to the public such as food assistance before offering any extra programs like ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Appoint Four To Senior Center Board, One More Seat

Sparta Aldermen appointed four individuals to serve on the Senior Citizens Advisory Board, as the Senior Center looks to rebuild its leadership. James Douglas, Jim Floyd, Connie Leftwich, Shelia Robinson will serve alongside Mayor Jerry Lowery on the board. The city is to appoint five members to the board, while the county appointed four earlier this week. The fifth member ... Read More »

Five Below Preparing To Open Location In Sparta

Five Below is coming to Sparta. Mayor Jerry Lowery said the store will join Dollar Tree and Bethel Thrift Store in the West Towne Plaza Shopping Center. Codes Officer Mike O’Neal said the retail chain has turned in plans and bought permits to begin renovations. Five Below is a chain store that offers items for $5 or less. Last year, ... Read More »

Sparta Police Ask City Council For More Officers And Higher Pay

Sparta Police asked the City Council Thursday night to help with increased pay and the hiring of more officers. Sparta Police Chief Nick Dunn and Assistant Chief Brent Copeland addressed the Council. This after Dunn and another officer responded to a disturbance Saturday night where shots were fired. Dunn said that made him realize the department needed to hire and ... Read More »

Sparta Approves Process To Begin City Hall Roof, HVAC Replacement

City of Sparta officials launching the process to replace the City Hall roof and HVAC system. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Thursday night to accept bids for the two projects. Mayor Jerry Lowery said he received pictures earlier this week during a heavy rain event, showing it raining harder insider the building than outside. Lowery said because the HVAC ... Read More »

No Plans In Place For Sparta Splashpad But Applicants Are Stepping Up To Design

Getting an architect in place to help design Sparta’s new splash pad project will be a major step for the long-awaited project. The city is currently accepting qualifications from prospective applicants. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said some social media speculation said the project has been designed and the plans are in place. He said that is false. “There’s no plans ... Read More »

Sparta Board Of Aldermen Approves Water System Upgrades

Sparta’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approves upgrades for city-wide water systems, including sludge cleaner The board met Thursday to discuss proposals for a new city-wide water-delivery hydraulics system, treatment plant flocculator, and sludge cleaner for the flocculator. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said that the current hydraulics system for the city was not powerful enough to allow any expansion, ... Read More »

Sparta Begins Process To Replace Storm-Impacted Pump For Water Plant

City of Sparta will solicit bids for a new 300-horsepower high service pump for the water plant after a storm damaged the old pump several weeks ago. City Council voted Thursday night to begin the bid process. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the city will end up with a second higher powered backup unit if the bids come in ... Read More »