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Sparta Officials Interested In Modular Nuclear Reactor To Create Energy

The idea of a modular nuclear reactor to provide electricity to the City of Sparta captured the imagination of Aldermen Thursday night. Alderman Brian Jones said there are not any reactors of this kind being used in the country yet. “It’s amazing,” Jones said. “They’re saying when they’re in production it’ll take about twelve months to eighteen months to actually ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Approve $20,325 Change Order For Sewage Work

Sparta Aldermen voted to approve a $20,325 change order to continue work on their sewage pipes, bringing the total cost of the project to just under $90,000. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said during the early stages of the project they believed the pipes to be eight inches in diameter. He said the pipes needed are actually 10 and 12 ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Vote To Add GPS Tracking, Monitoring To City Vehicles

The Sparta Aldermen voted Thursday night to approve the purchase and usage of GPS trackers on city vehicles. The Aldermen unanimously approved the $17,154 purchase. City Administrator Tonya Tindle said the city has already got to see a prototype of how the system will work. “Department heads will monitor their own department,” Tindle said. “It’s fleet management as much as ... Read More »

Sparta Purchasing Replacement Muffin Monster For Sewage Pump Station

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved the emergency purchase of new machinery for the sewer department Thursday night. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the machinery is called a Muffin Monster, a specialized grinder placed before sewage pump stations to break down debris. Quick said the equipment at the South Carter Street pump station broke down two weeks ago and ... Read More »

This Week: Crossville Officials Update Potential Indoor Rec Facility

This week, Crossville City Council will hear an update on a possible indoor recreation center. The architects for the project will be providing the council with updated plan drawings and price estimates. This will allow the council to work toward a decision about the facility and which features it will have to offer. The work session is at 5:00pm on ... Read More »

Sparta Police Department Working To Address Low Number Of Officers

Sparta Police Chief Nick Dunn told Aldermen during a Thursday night work session the lack of officers and new certified applicants are hurting the department. Dunn said the city’s low pay compared to nearby areas continues to impact the city. He said he also lacks the ability to give new applicants higher starting wages based on prior experience. Dunn said ... Read More »

Sparta Considering Security For Caboose; Vandalism Reported

As Sparta gets closer to finishing the restoration of its train caboose, city officials concerned about security around the new addition. During the aldermen’s Thursday meeting, City Administrator Tonya Tindle said one of the windows of the caboose was recently broken in an act of vandalism. Mayor Jerry Lowery said he wanted to take inspiration from how Livingston’s mayor handled ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Appoint Local Attorney As New City Judge

The Sparta Board of Aldermen appointed a new city judge Thursday night, as Macey Gurley resigned from the position. Mayor Jerry Lowery and the board appointed Brandon Griffin, a Sparta-based attorney, as the new city judge. “He had put in before when we’d hired the other judge,” Lowery said. “And he does a great job and I’ve talked with him ... Read More »

This Week: Algood City Council Discusses New Soccer Complex

Algood’s City Council will discuss a new indoor soccer complex this week. The city would partner with the Joseph Warlick Memorial Foundation to put a new complex at the old Algood baseball field. The complex would also include a walking track with a net to protect walkers from stray soccer balls. The council meets at 6:00pm on Tuesday. On Monday, ... Read More »