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White County Repairing, Improving Basketball Courts

White County is continuing improvements to its public basketball courts after a fallen tree caused damage. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the courts have been resurfaced but replacing the basketball goals are still ahead. Robinson said the courts just south of the high school will likely close at the end of this week. “We want to make sure everything ... Read More »

White County Working On Contract For Parks And Rec Master Plan

White County wants to enter into a consulting contract to create a 5-10 year parks and recreation master plan. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the parks and rec committee has recommended moving forward with Nashville firm Ragan Smith Associates. “There going to do a survey of what we have to offer and what we possibly have to offer,” Robinson ... Read More »

White Co Forming Specs For New Disc Golf Course

White County preparing to put its disc golf course project out for bid. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the commission has approved to move forward. Robinson said the course specifics are currently being created with the goal to put the project out for bid in the coming weeks. “It’s not like building a building or something where you have ... Read More »

White Co. Approves $800,000 Loan Towards County Paving Plan

The White County Commission approved an $800,000 capital outlay note for paving work on Monday night. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county has roughly $2 million in paving budgeted this fiscal year. Robinson said it was good timing to try and do as much work as possible. “This year the bids for paving came in lower than they’ve ... Read More »

White Co. Using Grant To Plan For UC Regional Commercials Flights

White County plans to hire a consultant to assist in bringing commercial flights to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the adviser would help plan future projects, so the airport layout keeps the possibility open. “We don’t want to do anything, like the T-Hangars,” Robinson said. “This plan won’t actually be for T-Hangars, but we ... Read More »

White Co. Courthouse Without Elevator, Repairs Ongoing

White County’s Courthouse elevator remains out of commission, leaving the second and third floors without disability access. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said it has been a challenge finding parts for the 45-year-old machine. “Friday we finally located a way to do this and some parts, and they came and took the motor out Friday,” Robinson said. “They basically said ... Read More »

White Co. Applying For Grant To Help With Home Improvements

White County is applying for Tennessee Housing Development Agency funding for qualified residents to make needed home improvements. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the grant is meant to assist low income and elderly citizens of the county. “This is somebody that lives in their home,” Robinson said. “It is to help keep people in their home and help keep ... Read More »

White Co. Moves To Ages 16 And Up For COVID Vaccines

The White County Health Department has moved to ages 16 and up for COVID vaccinations. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the move is effective immediately. The county currently has supplies of the Pfizer vaccine. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting the state’s COVID-19 web page. Read More »

White Co. Hires HR Director

White County has a new HR Director in Jennifer Rigsby. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said elected county officials are not trained for human resources, so creating the position was a need. “Number one, it takes liability off the county,” Robinson said. “And number two, there are things that county employees are by law entitles to that we may not ... Read More »

Filling White Co. Commission Seat Pushed Back

A vacant seat remains in the White County Commission. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said while he was preparing an outline of the steps, he found that a seven day public notice is required before taking candidates. That did not happen in time for February’s commission meeting. “Which is different than a normal meeting notice that we have to put ... Read More »