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White County Purchasing Land For Health Department

White County moving forward with the purchase of three acres for the county health department at a price tag of some $380,000. The land located on Old Smithville Highway North. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the project has been in the works for several years. “That money will be reimbursed back to the county or it will be used ... Read More »

White County Purchases Rock House Land For State

The White County Commission approved the purchase of 20 acres surrounding the historic Rock House Monday night. Commissioners heard a presentation from the Tennessee Historical Commission explaining the importance of preserving the Rock House site and its surrounding area. Historic Sites Program Director Dan Brown said the area is valuable for its place in both local and state history. “And ... Read More »

White County Deep In Negotiations On Landfill Sale

White County officials getting closer to an agreement to sell the county landfill to winning-bidder Waste Management. The county held an internal meeting Thursday to discuss the company’s most recent proposal. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county countered Waste Management’s initial proposal and has since received a new, modified offer. “I’m not sure how many times we’re ... Read More »

White County Buying Land To Preserve Historic Landmark

White County will consider purchasing land surrounding the Rock House and holding it for the state to help preserve the historic landmark. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said a parcel of some 100 acres was purchased by an investor looking to sell it quickly. He said after having the parcel surveyed, the owner learned that the Rock House parking lot ... Read More »

Robinson: Annual Railroad Funding Needed From State

No railroad funding in the new state budget a concern to White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson. Robinson chairs the Tri-County Railroad Authority. He said funding for railroad maintenance has become hard to come by. Robinson said Governor Bill Lee gave $85 million for railroads in 2019, but that funding is set to run out next year. “With it not ... 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 Commission To Vote On Entering Negotiations For Landfill

The White County Commission will vote next to enter negotiations with Waste Management to take over the county landfill. The Solid Waste Committee heard presentations from two companies Tuesday night who would manage the landfill on behalf of the county. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said Waste Management received a 103.5 while Republic tallied a 97.65. The proposals were scored ... Read More »

Traffic Study Could Be Coming For Highway 70/136 Intersection In White

Growing concerns about traffic and accidents at the O.T. Jones Crossroads in White County could lead to a traffic study. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the intersection at Highway 70 and Highway 136 has been busy for years. He said with the county growing and businesses opening near the intersection, safety and traffic flow becomes a bigger concern. “That’s ... Read More »

Bidders For White County Landfill Will Make Presentations Tuesday

Potential bidders will present their intentions to purchase the White County landfill to County Commissioners next Tuesday. The Solid Waste Committee will hear from Waste Management and Republic Services. Each presentation will be scored one to ten, based on how closely they meet the county’s wishes for the landfill. Each presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer portion and an ... Read More »

White County Starts Process Of Buying New Emergency Services Equipment

White County Emergency Services will purchase new PPE equipment for the county’s various fire departments and the rescue squad. The $36,000 price tag will provide all nine volunteer fire departments with a PPE suit. The rescue squad will get two. Emergency Management Agency Director Matt McBride said he worked with the county to secure the money. “That was the thing ... Read More »