This Week in White County History, August 13-August 19
Kim Swindell Wood
Kornpone Day was held at the courthouse square featuring celebrities Archie Campbell (Hee-Haw) and Huell Howser, of WSM-TV, in Nashville
Tourists gave the economy a boost in White County, bringing in $2,147,000 in the previous year, according to statistics compiled by the University of Tennessee.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the new White County Airport, at Hampton’s Crossroads
Sandra Crouch was named one of the top nine teachers in the state and was in the running to be named Tennessee Teacher of the Year.
Sparta postmaster Freddie Maxwell announced the new post office would be built by Lewis & Vaughn Inc., of Jamestown, with a bid of $388,500.
Community Presbyterian Church of Sparta, which had been holding its services at Sparta Civic Center, broke ground on a new church that was being building on four acres fronting Highway 111, on Taft Church Road.
R.V. Williams, who had served with White County Ambulance Service for 22 years, passed away.
Quebeck softball team held a reunion at Bright’s Store, in Walling, 42 years after the team formed.
Jimmy McCulley was named one of the top five farmers in the state during the annual Young Farmers Conference, which was held in Columbia.
Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen welcomed Ben Holland as an alderman to replace long-serving Jim Payne.
Alicia Selby, a 17-year-old senior at White County High School, was crowned first runner-up in the Miss Teen USA Pageant, in Palm Springs, California.
Air Force Master Sgt. Jeffrey L. Gore was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered from an explosion during a convoy operation near Baghdad, in May 2003. Gore was a 1984 graduate of White County High School.
Warriors defeat Macon County in a final scrimmage.
Caleb Bailey, son of Paul and Amy Bailey, of Sparta, was presented with a trophy at the 2013 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse of Youth Association World Championship Show.