Board honors deceased colleague

Posted By | April 27, 2009 12:00 am

Humbled. William C. Bohannon (far left) is presented with a proclamation honoring his late wife Betty Sapp Bohannon who had served as county commissioner until her recent death. Presenting him with the proclamation is White County Executive Herd Sullivan. Wesley Bohannon, son of William and Betty, watches as his dad receives a gentle hug from Sullivan.

Seniors. White County Executive Herd Sullivan presents certificates of achievement to the Top 11 seniors at White County High School.

White County Board of Commissioners paid tribute to the late Betty Sapp Bohannon last week with a proclamation recognizing her contributions to her hometown and church.
White County Executive Herd Sullivan read the proclamation to those in attendance at the April 20, 2009, meeting of county commissioners. Mrs. Bohannon’s husband William C. Bohannon and her son, Wesley Bohannon, stood at the front of the courtroom as Sullivan read a long list of accomplishments in Betty’s life. Betty was serving on the county commission when she became ill. Her sister, Evelyn Sapp Demps, and niece April Demps Smith, were also in attendance for the presentation.
In other business, Sullivan acknowledged the scholastic successes of White County High School’s Top 11 seniors (two tied for 10th place) for the Class of 2009, 10 of whom were present at the meeting. The 11 students are Chelsea Alspaugh, valedictorian, Micah Eller, salutatorian, Allison Sampley (3), Alexandra Lynn (4), Joshua Haston (5), Jennifer Austin (6), Michelle Villeret (7), Keshia Daniels (8), Justin Turney (9), Zack Jolly (10), and Katelyn Meadows (10).
Commissioners also heard a report from Steering Committee A about Ed Cantrell, of Spartan Youth Football League, who had spoken to the committee about wanting to establish a practice field at White County Recreational Complex. Committee members voted to have Cantrell and his group to bring a drawing of the layout of the fields depicting what they are willing to do. Committee members also voted to allow the group to go ahead and begin managing the field this year.
Also present at the Steering Committee A meeting, on April 13, were Scott Swoape, David Hunter and Luke Teeple, who were representing Young Farmers and Ranchers, 4-H and FFA. They appeared before the committee to request the usage of a portion of the Recreational Complex as a White County Agriculture Park. Committee members voted unanimously in favor of the request.
In other business during the April 20 meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution for a loan from the Industrial Loan Fund in the amount of $15,950 to CLS Rotational Molding, owned by Geoffrey Scanlon. City of Sparta has already approved the same amount from its Industrial Loan Fund. The debt will be secured by 14 acres of unimproved real property, which is owned by Scanlon and his wife and located just outside of Lebanon.
Additional items included:
•Approval of a resolution reappointing Benny Raper to White County Planning Commission and appointing Milton Herron to fill the unexpired term of the late Kenneth Milligan.
•Approval of a resolution appointing Milton Herron to White County Economic and Community Development Board to fill the unexpired term of the late Kenneth Milligan
•A request from Christine Miller, a representative of District 9 of Tennessee Nurses Association, for commissioners to issue a proclamation for National Nurses Week, May 6-12
White County Board of Commissioners meets at 7 p.m., the third Monday of each month at the courthouse. The next meeting will be May 18, 2009.

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