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Sparta Scheduling Weather Alert Coverage Evaluation For Third Siren

A coverage evaluation of weather sirens in Sparta will be conducted next month to gauge the need for a third. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said comments of alerts not being heard in a recent weather event caused the city to assess the situation. “There’s mixed information about how we got to two, and we don’t know for sure if we ... Read More »

UC Regional Airport Expecting New Fuel Truck In July

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is expecting its new fuel truck to arrive at the end of July. Airport Manager Dean Selby said there has been a three to four week delay because of the computer chip shortage. However, Selby said when the truck arrives it is going to answer a pressing capacity need. “In May, our preliminary numbers show ... Read More »

Sparta Paving Bid Comes In Low, More Streets Could Be Fixed

Sparta has approved paving bids to address 25 percent of the city’s streets in the next fiscal year The aldermen awarded McMinnville’s Tinsley Asphalt the contract for all street paving during Thursday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said with prices coming in lower than last year, the city could pave more than anticipated. “We ... Read More »

Sparta Knights Of Columbus Hosting Fundraising Fish Fry

The Sparta Knights of Columbus on Friday will host a fish fry for the public. Program Director Pete Marino said the food will be for sale from 4:00 to 7:00 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Sparta. “We’ll have fried catfish,” Marino said. “We’ll have coleslaw made by one of our parishioners. French fries and garlic bread, and it will ... Read More »

Memorial Day Bell Ringing For Those Lost During Sparta Ceremony

Residents from across White County gathered at the Rotary Club of Sparta Veterans Park for its Memorial Day service. The program was put on by Sparta’s American Legion, featuring the ringing of the bells for those killed in action since the American Revolution. American Legion Post 99 Commander Ronald Lapierre said the message for the public on Memorial Day should ... Read More »

Upper Cumberland Celebrates Memorial Day

Communities will celebrate Memorial Day this weekend with services and celebrations held across the Upper Cumberland. The Warren County Memorial Airport will host the traditional Memorial Day ceremony this Monday at 7 a.m. This year, the service will be spearheaded by the Vietnam Veterans of America Royce Davenport Chapter. The guest speaker will be Terry Yates, the former president of ... Read More »

Sparta’s Water Meter Replacement Program Tops 1000 New Meters

Some 320 new water meters have been replaced in Sparta. Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the annual work is a part of Sparta’s meter program to get the city on a 10 year rotation. “Because once the meter gets to a certain age, the percent it reads what we would like is 98 or better,” Quick said. “But what ... Read More »

Sparta Considering Repairs To Old Baker Elementary School

Sparta is considering repairs on the old Baker Elementary School with the goal to rent out the building. Public Works Director Dillard Quick and City Administrator Brad Hennessee evaluated the condition of the school Thursday. Quick said the roof is the main part that needs work. “Around the outside the rubber is pulled back from the gutter,” Quick said. “So, ... Read More »

Annual Sparta Sonic Cruise-In Returns

The annual Sonic Cruise-In and Sock Hop is returning to Liberty Square in Sparta’s downtown. Visitors to the event can expect a celebration filled with cars, costumes, live music and good food. Good Time Cruisers Car Club President Junior Jones said the event has gone on for at least two decades, and that he thinks it’s the good wholesome fun ... Read More »