This Week in White County History
By Kim Swindell Wood | November 23, 2015 6:15 am
•Jim Champ was nominated and chosen to Coachman’s “Man of the Week” because of his willingness to better the community.
•Navy Chief Gunner’s Mate Technician Thomas H. Holloway embarked on a deployment to the North Atlantic and Mediterranean aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence.
•The bloodmobile came to White County to stock up on blood donations for the busy holiday season. The bloodmobile will receive and deliver over 325 pints of blood to local hospitals in surrounding counties.
•Construction started on the new $2.366 million elementary school in White County. The new school will hold approximately 650 students in the 66,000 square foot facility.
•White County Chapter of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association received an award based on its outstanding participation in the Alumni Annual Giving program.
•Tamara Richards was selected out of 56 competitors to be a finalist in the top 10 for the Mrs. Tennessee Pageant.
•Angela Burden was named the recipient of the YMCA Adult Achievers Award in Communications at the Nashville Northeast YMCA Black Achievers. This award recognizes individuals in local corporations for their outstanding work.
•James Parham and Mike Isbill, employees of Red Kap, presented Doyle Elementary School principal Mike Ryan with a check for $500 as a donation in the Adopt-A-School program. The money that was donated was a commitment from Red Kap to help the school grow.
•The two football winners of the week were Nathan Bradley, missing no games, and James F. Bennett, only missing one game that week.
•Harley riders from across the county gather toys and donations to give to children in the foster care system. Not only do they gather toys and raise money, they also wanted to spread awareness of the foster care system to local citizens.
•Jackson Kayak moved to White County with assistance from an industrial loan funded by the state. Jackson Kayak is the sole owner of the building, although CSL Rotational Molding will rent space in the building. The combined work force of both businesses was 50.
•Wadley-Donovan Group joined the Highlands Initiative program to help the local economies in White, Putnam, and Overton counties. Bill Fredrick, managing director of the group, spoke to local citizens to let them know about the company’s past in helping with industrial growth in smaller communities.