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White County Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Referendum

White County Commissioners hope to add some $1 million in annual sales tax revenue by adding a referendum to the August county general election ballot. Commissioner Derrick Hutchings told Commissioners Tuesday night the resolution would increase the county’s sales tax from 2.25 percent to 2.75 to match the rate in Sparta. He said the extra funds could help with employee ... Read More »

Commissioners Will Consider August Sales Tax Vote

White County wants to try again in evening the sales tax rate inside the county, proposing an August vote on the topic. Steering Committee A commissioners decided the issue had a better chance to bring out voters during a regularly-scheduled election, rather than a special election. Non-Sparta residents only would vote on whether to increase the county-portion of the sales ... Read More »

Commissioners Approve Robinson To Negotiate Sale Of Landfill

The White County Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to allow County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson to negotiate the sale of the County Landfill with bidder Waste Management. The board voted 10-1 to allow Robinson to move forward with negotiations. Commissioner Chris Brewington was the only dissenting vote with three Commissioners absent. Robinson said he was looking forward to taking ... Read More »

White County Commissioners Appoint Four To Senior Center Board

White County Commissioners began the reconstitution of the Senior Center Board Monday night with the appointment of four new board members. Commissioners approved Karen LaFever, Robert McCormick, Shirley Scott, and Amy Bailey to serve on the 13-member board as the county representatives, joining County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. The former board voted to disband last month following recommendations from an ... Read More »

This Week: White County Fire Merger; Cumberland Discusses Hiring

White County Commissioners will vote Monday night on the proposed merger of the Central View and Mt. Gilead Fire Departments. The two departments asked for the move as a way to increase efficiency. Commissioners will also discuss plans to establish new speed limits on Blue Springs Road, and Duck Pond Road. The meeting begins Monday at 6pm at the County ... Read More »

White County’s Central View and Mt. Gilead Fire Districts Request Merger

The White County Commissioners will consider a request to combine the Central View and Mt. Gilead fire districts later this month. White County Steering Committee B approved the request Monday night. The request comes from the two fire districts themselves. White County Emergency Management Director Matt McBride said the merger would have a large impact on both district’s Insurance Services ... Read More »

White County Commissioners Will Consider COVID Bonus And Raise

White County Commissioners will consider a COVID bonus and a five percent raise for general county employees and the highway department at its next meeting. That the result of a budget committee vote Monday night. Committee member Stanley Neal made the motion. “There were some employees that wanted a bonus and wanted a bonus only and there are some employees ... Read More »

COVID Bonuses For White Co Employees Fails In Split Vote

White County Commissioners for now will not provide a COVID bonus to all county employees after a 5-5 split decision vote Monday night. County Commissioner Cain Rogers said the budget committee approved the one-time bonus. “I like the idea of taking care of the folks right now,” Rogers said. “Inflation is rampant, and we’re still dealing with COVID. A lot ... Read More »