Roberts maintains seat in White; Bennett elected
by By Mark Andrews
Nov 09, 2011 | 1545 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By Mark Andrews

mark.andrews@daily-tribune.com

Incumbent Lavonda Roberts maintained her at large seat for the White city council with 36.41 percent of votes, or 19 votes.

"I appreciate all the votes I got and I will do my best to work hard for this city for the next four years," she said.

Roberts is a more than 20-year veteran of the council. Some of her goals for the city include the incorporation of sidewalks as well as more city functions.

Jimmy Bennett also was elected to the vacant at large seat with 48.85 percent of votes or 27 votes.

"I thank my supporters," Bennett said. "I'm ready to get in there and work with [the city council]."

Both Roberts and Bennett agreed about sewer projects in the city.

"We've been talking about trying to get the sewage and all through White," Bennett said.

For example, the Barry Drive sewer project, which includes extending more than 1,500 feet of sanitary sewer from Old Tennessee Highway to Barry Drive, and Phase II of its sewer, plans to provide sanitary sewer to 140 residential customers

Charles Buttrum had 14.29 percent of votes, or 15 votes.