This Week in White County History, August 6-August 12



  • White County Memorial Hospital raised their room rates by $3 to $30.50 per day.
  • Robert Agee won the top prize – a set of irons – at the River Bend Invitation Golf Tournament, in Shelbyville.
  • Ground was broken for the new 60,000-square-foot warehouse for Sutton Shirt Corporation.


  • Sparta native Wayne Rogers was named manager of Sparta Electric and Water System.
  • BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department held its third annual fire muster. The department was named Grand Champion. Harold Brock received the honorary lifetime member award.
  • Sparta and White County were chosen by the state as a pilot community for the statewide Homecoming ’86 celebration.


  • Former White County resident Sgt. David Hudgens, a Murfreesboro police officer, was named state Officer of the Year by the Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Association
  • White County Fair celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.
  • The E-911 Board of Directors vote to purchase the AT&T microwave facility, in Cassville, for $30,000 to house the dispatching equipment for E-911.


  • Fanny Lou Stone, born in the Old Zion community of White County, turned 100 years old.
  • National Rifle Association representative Richard Robinson visited South Carter Street Park to speak to White County Republicans
  • Dr. Greg and Carol Boson, as well as Dr. Chad Griffin, traveled to Brazil to provide spiritual and medical care to the poor. The entire medical group consisted of three physicians, three nurses, an eye team, a pharmacist and team, three dentists, and one dental hygienist.


  • Members of several branches of White County emergency services met to plan a mock disaster drill that would help them practice their lifesaving skills in the event of a catastrophic emergency.
  • Hunter Cantrell was named to the Class 5A pre-season All State team as a punter.


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