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White County Library Expands Teen Services, Digitizes Genealogy Section

The White County Public Library has been moving books and shelves over the last week, as it expands its Teen Services section and transfers most of its Genealogy collection to digital storage. Teen Services Librarian Julie Randolph said around 43,000 titles were rearranged in an effort to increase the space for young people. “We have a bigger dynamic of teen ... Read More »

Hikers Need To Over-Prepare Before Hitting The Trails

Upper Cumberland hikers are being urged to practice pre-emptive safety measures before exploring this season. The warning comes following an incident in White County this past weekend in which a hiker was in need of rescue. Bryce Barett is White County Public Safety Information Officer. He said that the most important thing hikers can do is bring their cellphone. “Make ... Read More »

White County Chamber of Commerce President to Retire, Replacement Approved

White County’s Chamber of Commerce President has announced his retirement, and his replacement has already been chosen. Current Chamber of Commerce President Marvin Bullock is set to retire later this month. He is being replaced by current Executive Assistant Jenny Dale. Bullock said he has complete confidence in Dale taking over the role of president. “This year they said do ... Read More »

White Co.’s Duck Pond Road Seeing Increased Development

White County Regional Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat allowing for an estimated 24-lot development off of Duck Pond Road. UCDD Deputy Planner Tommy Lee said this came at the request of developer Jeremy Johnson. He said it divided a property of about 14 acres into one-half to one-acre lots for residential development. “Over the last 18 to 24 months ... Read More »

White Co. Contracting Management And Consulting For Landfill

White County has contracted with a company to help manage its landfill. That after several months of working through issues to make sure the landfill operations were fixed and maintained properly. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said having someone oversee the landfill helps free up resources to put towards other needs. “This contract that we’re currently in is basically going ... Read More »

White County Sheriffs Department Nails Local Stores For Selling To Minors

The White County Sheriff’s Department issued 20 citations to tobacco and convenience stores for selling tobacco, alcohol and vapes to minors. Sheriff Steve Page said the establishments did not ask for identification when selling the age restricted items. Page added that at least one location sold tobacco then asked the minor to come back later with his friends for the ... Read More »

White Co Budget Committee Examines Three Pay Options

White County Budget Committee discussed potential options for employee raises Monday night. As the budget process begins, the county has revenues of just over $15 million with a shortage of some $789,000. The committee asked to look at three different pay scenarios including a graduated scale, a flat $2 per hour increase, and a 3 percent increase. Commissioners discussed moving ... Read More »

New Dry Creek Trail Opens In White County

Dry Creek, White County’s newest trail, is strenuous and rewarding. That according to Park Manager Stuart Carroll. The state unveiled the new trail this week located within the Bridgestone Natural Area. Carroll said the Dry Creek Trail starts at Lost Creek Natural Area with waterfalls right by the parking lot. He said you’ll experience some nice karst features and smaller cascades. Carroll ... Read More »

New White County State Park Funded By Legislature

The Scott’s Gulf State Park in White County will become a reality over the next several years, after the State Legislature funded the project. State Senator Paul Bailey and other local leaders pushed for the $27 million plus to build a visitor’s center, roadways and parking for the new wilderness park. The legislature approved the expenditure last week. The 9,000 ... Read More »