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White Co. Approves Appointment Of New State Residential Building Inspector

White County has approved the appointment of  Brett Nash to be the new Residential Building Inspector. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the idea is to keep the money paid to the state for inspections circulating in the county. “Right now White County doesn’t do its own inspections the state of Tennessee does them so they come in and buy ... Read More »

White Co Election Results To Be Certified This Week

Despite a White County Commission race decided by one vote, there has been no challenges to last week’s election. Election Administrator Dorcus Marcum said election results are set to be certified on August 16thTuessday at 5:00 p.m. “We are about half way through our paper work, so once we get that done, I’ll prepare the certification documents and have them ... Read More »

White Co Studying Landfill To Open New Cell

White County currently diverting trash to evaluate the life span of its class one landfill. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said there will be no interruptions in services. Robinson said the county is just trying to get a new cell permitted. “We’ve got to see where we are at, and how close we are to being at the end,” Robinson ... Read More »

White Co Receives 3 Company Proposals To Operate Landfill

White County received three proposals from private companies to operate its landfill. The request for proposals process opened in July. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said he has now sent the items to county commissioners for feedback. “It comes down to bottom line what it costs per ton to dispose of trash,” Robinson said. “So we as the county commission ... Read More »

Cane Hollow Recreation Area Becoming Paddle Sport Hotspot

Word has gotten around about an existing recreation area that has become a hotspot for paddle sports enthusiast. The Cane Hollow Recreation Area is located in White County on Center Hill Lake. Park Ranger Ashley Webster said what used to be a remote access point has turned into a destination to view Burgess Falls. “We have the unique capability to ... Read More »

Hiker Found Safe After Missing Overnight Near Virgin Falls

A missing hiker in White County located Wednesday morning after being lost overnight near Virgin Falls. Sheriff Steve Page said a group of four under prepared hikers were separated near White Cave. Page said three hikers made it out safe while one female was left behind. “People don’t realize the dangers of hiking Virgin Falls unequipped and that seems to ... Read More »

White Co Parks And Rec Master Plan Presented To Commission

Aquatic facilities, walking trails and river access highlighted the finalized White County Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Consultant Kevin Guenther presented the plan to county commissioners Monday night. He said over 790 online surveys and several public meetings resulted in the findings. “Every county and every city I have worked with that has adopted a plan has been able to ... Read More »

White Co Establishes Red Cross Disaster Action Team

White County has established its own American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. Executive Assistant Brook Luna said the county’s EMA leaders led the initiative after seeing a gap in Red Cross services. “When there would be a house fire or anything like that, we were having to wait longer periods of time to get Red Cross, because we had no ... Read More »

Winds Bring Down Trees, Power Lines Around UC Friday Afternoon


Another afternoon of strong thunderstorms produced more trees down across the Upper Cumberland. Severe thunderstorms with wind gusts over 50mph brought down trees and power lines in White County including Turntable Road, Breeding Drive and in several spots around Sparta. Power lines came down along Buffalo Valley Road in Cookeville. Intense lightning also reported. Overton County Emergency Management reported trees ... Read More »

UC Election Offices Saw Several Hundred New Voters Register

Upper Cumberland Election Administrators saw several hundred new voters register for the upcoming August election. The deadline to register to vote in this election passed this week. Putnam County Election Administrator Michelle Honeycutt said the county had 920 new voters in the past three months. “It’s a little higher, not too bad,” Honeycutt said. “Before a presidential and governor race, ... Read More »