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Central View Residents Speak Out For White Co Board To Reopen School

Several residents in the Central View Community made their case to the White County School Board Tuesday to reopen its elementary school. Resident Moni Webb said the community still hurts from the school closure that occurred four-years ago. “The Central View families are more serious now than four years ago to get their school back and standing with them are ... Read More »

White BOE Chair Ends Central Subcommittee, County Use A Possibility

The White County Board of Education disbanded its Central View community subcommittee after hearing no formal plan from residents. The school board gave members of the Central View Community a year-end deadline to create a plan for the vacant school. Committee Chair Bob Young said county use could be on the table now. “The Central View property was noted during ... Read More »

Central View School Committee Discusses Future Of School Building

The White County Central View School Property Subcommittee resulted in five options for the future of the vacant building. Chair Bob Young said establishing another school, a resident operated community center, recreation options, leasing and demolition were discussed Thursday. “We’ve heard the fact that the community would like a school there,” Young said. “We have to be real about that ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Prepares Drawings To Gauge Interest For New Park

Celina Mayor Luke Collins has shared tentative drawings of a proposed park at the old high school gym property. Collins said his plans have a small splash pad as well as the largest small mouth bass statue in the world. “We’ve been in contact with the folks of the Guinness World Records and been on the internet searching for the ... Read More »

Putnam Receives Bond Funding For Jail And School Projects

Putnam County has gotten the money from the $98 million bond paying for the jail expansion and new school project. Mayor Randy Porter said the money will be repaid over 25 years coming out to about $5 million a year. ‘I wanted to get the bond issued as soon as I could, very concerned about the inflation that’s going on ... Read More »

White Co Northfield Elementary On Soft Lockdown As Police Search Area

White County’s Northfield Elementary School is on soft lockdown Friday after a shooting nearby on Old Cookeville Highway. Sheriff Steve Page said a resident was shot in the stomach during an attempted home robbery. The man tried to apprehend the suspect and fired a warning shot in the air. Page said that resulted in the robber firing back with a ... Read More »

White Co Schools Continuing Year With Masks Optional

White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said the district will continue through the school year with masks encouraged. ‘We’re in school five days a week in-person right now,” Dronebarger said. “We are monitoring it daily. The nurses are still turning in numbers. We’re monitoring our health tracker communicating with the health department. We’re going to try and follow that ... Read More »

Parents Play Key Roles In Easing Back-To-School Anxiety

A structured day-to-day helps ease back-to-school anxiety for your children. That’s according to Personal Growth Counseling’s clinical social worker Christy Bennett She said that the fears can stem from the fear of the unknown to a change from the summer routine. Bennett said to help assuage fears, parents can establish expectations. “Knowing what consequences will be if they don’t meet ... Read More »

Backpack Assist Ministry To Host 10th Annual Back-To-School Drive

The Backpack Assist Ministry will host its 10th annual Back-to-School celebration. Coordinator Carleen Benson said that each year the organization takes donations and puts the money towards providing resources to students in White and Van Buren Counties. “It is an awesome event,” Benson said. “And it’s a community event where everybody gets together and we provide backpacks, school supplies, we ... Read More »