This Week in White County History, August 13-August 19



  • 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.


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