Stop flushing towels and rags

Posted by | March 24, 2020 10:35 am

A city worker stands next to a huge clog that was pulled from one of the sewer pump stations that was caused by people flushing shop rags and towels. As disgusting as this photo may appear, Dillard Quick, public works director for City of Sparta, said individuals must realize this type of action is destroying the motors at the pump stations.

By Rachel Auberger

At the most recent Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, a new problem with the sewers was brought to the board’s attention.

“Everything going smoothly until the toilet paper shortage,” Public Works Director Dillard Quick said. “People are flushing paper towels, towels, and shop rags.”

“We have so many pump stations where we are having to tear the pumps down,” Quick said, as he went on to explain that flushing these heavier towels was detrimental to the system. “It ends up at the plant, too. We have three pumps at the plant that the guys are probably going to have to tear those down, … CONTINUED

TWRA suspends in-person service at offices, online and by phone only

Posted by | March 23, 2020 2:46 pm

(March 23, 2020) – In response to COVID-19 and in order to comply with social distancing recommendations from the CDC and Governor Bill Lee, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is suspending in-person service at all TWRA offices. Until further notice offices will not be open for walk in service.

People can still call any office, email, or visit for information. Licenses and boat registration are available online 24/7/365 at and fishing is a great family-friendly activity which follows recommended social distancing guidelines. Spring turkey season will open April 4 statewide for hunting as well.

Gov. Bill Lee establishes COVID-19 Unified Command

Posted by | March 23, 2020 2:35 pm

(Monday, March 23, 2020)  – Today, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee established the COVID-19 Unified Command, a joint effort to be led by Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, to streamline coordination across the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Department of Health, and Tennessee Department of Military.

“The COVID-19 pandemic challenges every aspect of traditional government response in a crisis,” said Gov. Lee. “I have appointed the Unified Command to effectively change the way we attack COVID-19 in Tennessee as we work to simultaneously address health, economic and supply crises.”

Commissioner Stuart McWhorter currently heads the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration and will leave this post to head the COVID-19 Unified


MTNG Utility District message

Posted by | March 23, 2020 2:14 pm

The health and safety of our workforce, customers, and communities is our top priority as the impact of the Covid-19 virus continues to be felt around the world. Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District remains committed to providing highly responsive service to our customers and our communities. Safeguarding the health of our employees is the first step in maintaining our operations and meeting the needs of the communities that we serve.

Safety related calls will be handled per our normal operating procedures. However, we ask for all customers to cooperate and to let us know if any individual within the home or business is ill, so that our … CONTINUED

Calfkiller Crossfit statement

Posted by | March 23, 2020 1:37 pm

From Calfkiller Crossfit

Unfortunately, under order of Governor Lee, Calfkiller will temporarily close until April 6th. We will press on!
Members: be looking for text/email advising home options etc! We’re here for you

Sparta Fitness statement

Posted by | March 23, 2020 1:34 pm

From Sparta Fitness

Governor Lee has invoked “Executive Order 17,” which states, all gyms will temporarily close until April 6th. So we will comply with the Governor, and the gym will be closed until April 6th. Stick with us in this difficult time! Should you have any questions please call (931) 254-1010 or hit us up on FB messenger.

Anchored is closed temporarily

Posted by | March 23, 2020 1:28 pm

From Anchored

Well, friends, we have made the difficult decision to close the shop until April 9th.

We are worried like others who won’t receive a paycheck and hope to recover whenever this pandemic ends, but we will always value our family and friends above all else.

Be kind, be compassionate, and pray for your neighbors- that’s what we will be doing

Mountain Sno & Salads to Go hours, curb side service offered

Posted by | March 23, 2020 1:25 pm

From Mountain Sno & Salads to Go

In the days ahead, we want to be here for our customers. Because of the statewide mandate that no restaurant may serve dine-in customers, our lobby will be closed. However, we will offer curb side and drive-thru service for salads or sandwiches 11-5 Monday-Friday. Call ahead at (931) 837-7669 to order, and we will have it ready for you at the drive-thru. You can also drive up front, we will come out, take your order, make it, and bring it back to you in the comfort of your car.

Don’t forget that we are still serving Mountain Snos as well through


First Horizon outlines services

Posted by | March 23, 2020 1:20 pm

Beginning Monday, March 23, we are adjusting services at our banking centers to drive-thru only to help keep our customers and employees as safe as possible. Lobbies will be available by appointment only. We will continue to be in touch with updates as they are available or you can find details on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage. Learn more at

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