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White Co. Purchases COVID Gear Through CARES Act

White County municipal buildings and departments will receive more COVID gear purchased through the CARES Act. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county received over $60,000 for COVID related items. “It is literally a life saver,” Robinson said. “We could not afford that stuff as a small rural county. And to have that money coming down and to be ... Read More »

Text-To-911 In The Works For White County

White County 911 services are in the process of adding a Text-To-911 system. Once completed, residents may directly text the county’s 911 services for emergency needs. E-911 Director Suzy Haston said the number to send a text is still 9-1-1. “Say there is a domestic going on, it is much easier for them to text help and put their address ... Read More »

Work Begins For White Co. Oak Flatt Road

Repairs for White County’s Oak Flatt Road will begin after the road collapsed in a landslide. The county commission approved a budget amendment for $750,000 for the bid winner of the repairs. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said the county first received a call of a small sink hole in March. After a few days, a chunk in the road ... Read More »

Quality Service Group Plans to Add Jobs in White County

White County is the new home of the industry support company Quality Service Group. Quality Service Group helps manufacturers around the Upper Cumberland and the nation with quality inspections, assembly and package sorting. Quality Service Group General Manager Lucas Gunter said the move to a bigger facility in White County, means more jobs for the area. “We’ve got to continue ... Read More »

Substation Equipment Bid Approved in Sparta

A bid has been approved to help avoid electrical outages in Sparta. Sparta Electric and Caney Fork Electric will split the $298,900 price tag on the substation switches. Sparta Electric Utilities Manager Belva Bess said the switches will help keep residents up and running during maintenance. “Currently at the time without these switches, anytime they have to do maintenance on ... Read More »

Sparta Making Census Push Before Deadline

Sparta residents will start seeing information on their trash cans about taking the 2020 census. Sparta City Administrator Brad Hennessee said the city will be follwing garbage trucks and sticking fliers on cans once they are emptied. Hennessee said showing a population over 5,000 people changes funding for the city. “That’s a bench mark in the up-sizing for the funding ... Read More »

Sparta’s Findlay Elementary Submitted for Design Award

The design of Sparta’s new Findlay Elementary School is being submitted for a Tennessee School Board Association award. White County Director of Schools Kurt Dronebarger said it might be styled as learning factory with its saw tooth roof and cinder block walls, since it is near Sparta’s industrial park. However, the inside feels like a modern school. “There’s lots of ... Read More »

White Co. “Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale” Not Cancelled

White County’s “Million Dollar Mile Yard Sale” will happen this year with two new operators. The yard sale stretches across Sparta with residents setting up their items outside of participating businesses. The yard sale was originally cancelled Friday, but locals Kim Carr and Jennifer Rodriguez decided to take over. Rodriguez said the event was not cancelled due to COVID, but ... Read More »

Hormann Plant’s First Product Coming September

The White County Hormann Plant is in phase one of its operations. About 40 employees are working at the facility to build inventory up of two garage door products. President Camron Rudd said the two products should be available this September. “We have a sandwich product, which is an inch and a half EPS, steel front, steel back sandwich composite ... Read More »

School Board Association Meeting Virtually

School boards and directors from nine Upper Cumberland districts were scheduled to hold the Fall District Meeting at White County’s Findlay Elementary School. Now, that meeting will be virtual. White County School Board Chairman Jayson McDonald said he looked forward to showing off the county’s newest school. “We were looking forward to showing off our new Findlay Elementary School, getting ... Read More »