This Week in White County History

Posted By | August 31, 2015 7:17 am

Last Updated: August 31, 2015 at 7:18 am

1975

Dan M. Cummings, Sparta, and R. L. Mason, Walling, were recognized by the Tennessee Agriculture Commission and received a Certificate of Appreciation for their work on the weekly weather and crop reports. They also recognized 148 other volunteers from around the state Tennessee for their work in the weekly crop and weather reports.

The Expositor set up a new way to cover and honor football players during the 1975 season by creating a point system to showcase those players who made numerous plays during each game. The sports page featured a player from offense and defense in each issue.

Boy Scout Troop 175 took an educational trip to Oak Ridge, where they spent time touring the gas diffusion plants, K-29 and K-33. The troop also enjoyed their visit to the Atomic Energy Museum on Sunday afternoon. From this trip, the boys and their leaders learned a significant amount about atomic energy.

1985

Sparta’s youth spent their time having fun and donating to a worthy cause in a skate-a-thon for Muscular Dystrophy, which was sponsored by Wal-Mart Store in Sparta.

Woman astronaut Margret Rhea Seddon visited McMinnville Civic Center to speak on her experiences in NASA and her lasted shuttle mission. She was selected by NASA in 1978 and after finishing up all of her training was able to qualify for her Space Shuttle mission in 1986.

Motlow College expanded its campus in 1985 to meet the needs of people in the community. The campus offered a variety of classes such as Income Tax-Personal, Intro. Computer Technology, and many more.

1995

Former Sparta mayor Margaret Pearson was honored as an outstanding leader in the community in the American Hometown Leaders Program. Due to Pearson’s great work within the community, Sparta and surrounding areas will receive an economical developmental grant of $2,500.

Local Sparta man, Randal Bond, won the most coveted award among landscapers. The Tennessee Nurseryman’s Association 90th Annual Convention and Trade Show awarded Bond’s East of Eden landscaping with first place with his entire of “The Olga DeKlein.”

White County Middle School Warriors shut out Macon County with a victory of 26-8 at Lafayette, Tenn.

2005

September is National Library Card Sign-Up month, and Library Director Cathy Taylor wanted to spread the word about the importance your local library and the importance of having a library card. Also in 2005 they announced the plans to begin building a new library in White County.

The 3rd annual Fly-In sets a new record for the books, with more than 150 planes and over 1,100 attending this event it set the bar high for future years.

The Warriorettes Soccer team shut out their competition with winning five of their six games played so far this season.

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