This Week in White County History, August 1-7



  • Five delegates from White County 4-H clubs arrived at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville for the 59th annual 4-H Roundup. White County delegates were Kirk Young, Cheri Lynn, Amy Judd, Kent Sherrell, and Sherry Hollingsworth.
  • Representative from White County were on hand at the statewide young farmers conference sponsored by the Tennessee Farm Bureau. Charlie Tollison, Danny Price, Abbie Teeple, Babs Stone, Andrea and Charles Halliburton, and Barbara and Tom McCulley joined 200 other young farmers as 50 counties were represented at the meeting.
  • The bookmobile of the Caney Fork Regional Library Center, in Sparta, planned to visit several deposit stations in White County, including Crag Rock Village, Sparta Senior Center, Baker’s Crossroads, O’Conner, Yankeetown, and Bon Air.


  • White County resident Anthony Brown and his wife, Shasta, along with their son, Joshua, committed to a five-year mission trip to Tanzania, Africa.
  • The White County Help Center was given help by the Main Street Program and had their building front newly remodeled. They were continuing their remodeling program by renovating the inside of the building.
  • Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District Employee Earl Parker received his 25-year service pin. Parker was chief draftsman for the district.


  • Fall sports practices got under way, and Ulysses Culley, a loyal White County fan for over 70 years, brought a lawn chair to watch the Warrior football team practice.
  • Plans began being made for the fifth annual Liberty Square Celebration to be held later in the fall. With a continually growing number of attendees year after year, organizers decided to begin planning early.
  • Trent and Tyler Selby were chosen, out of a field of 60 players, to be part of a team that represented the state of Tennessee at the Junior Nationals basketball tournament, in Columbus, Ohio. The Tennessee team finished fourth out of 24 teams.


  • Cub Scout Pack 294 washed fire trucks for Hickory Valley Fire Department. While washing the trucks, the scouts learned how to hold fire hoses and essentials about being a volunteer.
  • Mark Farley, White County Finance Director, was chosen as the new director for the Upper Cumberland Development District replacing Wendy Askins who resigned amidst a great deal of controversy that had played out in a series of television news stories.
  • First Baptist Church of Sparta was a big part of the pre-game festivities at a Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game. The church’s praise choir sang the national Anthem and Dr. J.D. Davis, the church pastor, threw out the first pitch.


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