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Sparta Aldermen Approve Three-Way Stop On Golden Mountain Road

Sparta aldermen approved the establishment of a three-way stop at the T-intersection of Golden Mountain Road and Hale Street Thursday. Mayor Jerry Lowery said he has spoken with several people in the area and no one has said that the intersection should remain unchanged. Alderman Jim Floyd said he received the same feedback from the people he spoke to about ... Read More »

Sparta Begins Negotiations For 120-Acres Riverside

Sparta officials will begin the negotiation process to purchase a 120-acre lot in the city bordering Winding Lane. Aldermen agreed to beginning negotiations. Mayor Jerry Lowery said the city intends to turn the land into a park with over 3,700 feet of riverfront access. Lowery said he hopes the property will be purchased within one month. “It’s not going to ... Read More »

Bockman Way Building Emergency Case, Sparta To Take Bids

Sparta Aldermen declared the crumbling building at 33 West Bockman Way an emergency case, clearing the way for the demolition of the building. Codes Officer Mike O’Neal said the city has given the building owner two weeks over the sixty days to take action required by city ordinance. O’Neal said neither the city nor T-DOT has any record of the ... Read More »

Contractors Getting Sparta Generator Online

The new generator for the Sparta Water Department is in place and could be operational within days. Sparta Public Works Director Dillard Quick said a purchase order was signed Thursday for contractors to connect the wiring and conduit for the machine. He said all of the materials needed to make the generator compatible with facility infrastructure have been ordered and ... Read More »

Sparta Considering Changes At Golden Mountain & Hale

The city of Sparta is working on a solution to a dangerous traffic pattern at the intersection of Golden Mountain Road and Hale Street. Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery said residents have planted trees that block the view of drivers coming around the curve to the intersection. He said one resident told him that turning onto the road is a game ... Read More »

Old Hardware Building Removal Still Weeks Away

Contractors are expected to demolish the Old Sparta Hardware Store and clear the property in a matter of weeks. Sparta Codes Officer Mike O’Neal said he spoke with owner Trey Bane Wednesday. He said the contractors Bane has lined up will be responsible for the lane closures and permits needed to clear the property. O’Neal said a request for a ... Read More »

Lowery Asking For Vote On Riverside Park Project

Sparta Mayor Jerry Lowery has secured a state pledge to help fund the purchase of 120 acres of riverfront property for a new public park. Next, Lowery wants Aldermen to consider the $1.8 million purchase. Lowery said an opportunity to strike a deal like this inside Sparta city limits is unheard of. “This will be a destination spot for generations ... Read More »

Sparta To Raise Water Rates For First Time In Five Years

Sparta Aldermen voted Thursday night to raise water and utility rates for the first time in five years. City Administrator Tonya Tindle said the state rejected the city’s water budget last year. She said for several years now, Sparta utilities have been barely breaking even or losing money every month. She said instead of the current $18.54 for the first ... Read More »

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 »

Sparta Has Most Of Bockman Way Lit With New LED

The Sparta Electric Department is nearing the completion of a project to install brighter LED streetlights on Bockman Way. Electric Utility Manager Belva Bess said the project came from necessity as manufacturers are no longer producing the old incandescent lights. She said the project started at the eastern city limits and has reached the intersection of Bockman Way and Moore ... Read More »