This Week in White County History, Feb. 18-Feb. 24



  • Three White County softball players – Silas Hatmaker, Earl Emerton, and Marc Bilbrey – came together to rejuvenate the Doyle Softball Field so that an adult league could be formed.
  • White County School Board members attended Day on the Hill at the state capitol, joining more than 400 other school board members, superintendents, and legislators from around the state.
  • Emilee Howard, Bella Taylor, and Amber Hudgens were named to the District 6AAA All-Tournament Team as the Warriorettes finished second in the tournament.


  • Project Child Safe was introduced to promote the use of gun locks to protect children in homes with guns.
  • White County Fair won the Division A Premiere Fair Award.
  • White County Middle School students visited the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.


  • WCMS Warriors won their first championship with a score of 56-43.
  • Ten “Twenty-first Century Classrooms” with computers, software, and televisions were added to the White County schools.


  • Wal-Mart had just opened a new store, hiring 60 White Countians.
  • Tennessee Department of Safety opened a driver license photo station at the Cookeville Mall and began issuing the first Tennessee photo drivers licenses.
  • County officials visited Washington D.C. to meet with congressmen to obtain funding guarantees for completion of the four-lane highway.


  • Lester Flatt saluted Sparta and White County on Hee Haw.
  • Central Church of Christ’s congregation observed a note burning in recognition of the end of a $180,000 debt incurred in 1965.
  • Twenty-five women formed The Hospital Volunteer Program at White County Hospital.


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