Klein asks board to pay fine

Posted by | February 20, 2008 12:00 am

A man whose career spanned more than two decades with Sparta Water Department appeared before the city board Thursday night to ask members to pay a fine that had been levied against him by the state.
Jack Klein, who is no longer employed by City of Sparta, appeared before Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen to tell them about the $5,300 fine imposed by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, under whose jurisdiction Klein holds his Water Treatment Operator Grade 4 certification and Grade 1 Distributor Operator Certification. In addition to the fine, Klein said TDEC would revoke both of his licenses. The fine, which Klein said he … Read More

$600,000 grant awarded to airport

Posted by | February 20, 2008 12:00 am

Upper Cumberland Regional Airport

Mike Douglas, airport manager.

Proposal. Mike Douglas, airport manager, goes over the environmental assessment in regards to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport expansion plans.

The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport has gotten a big boost toward expanding hangar space with money from Congress.
“In 2004, Congress passed legislation, designed I suppose, to motivate the economy and help aviation by making every publicly-funded airport in the country eligible to receive $150,000 a year for four years, for a total of $600,000,” said Mike Douglas, airport manager.
“And they could use this money for any improvements any way they wanted to – for safety issues, for security, … Read More

Suspicious fire damages outbuilding

Posted by | February 20, 2008 12:00 am

Sparta Fire Department responded to a fire on Roosevelt Drive, across from Motlow Community College mid-day Friday.
“The fire is under investigation,” said Sparta Fire Chief Ed Kay.
A home on the property was vacant and had suffered extensive damage in a fire May of 2006, which was determined to be arson.

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