This Week in White County History, Feb. 25-March 2



  • White County High School Warriorettes Amber Hudgens and Bella Taylor were voted to the Region 4AAA All-Tournament Team for their play in the two games against Walker Valley and Bradley Central.
  • Anonymous donors provide funds to purchase the new digital equipment needed to keep the Sparta Drive-In operating.
  • Kroger Company announced they would be shutting down their Sparta store. The company had maintained a facility in the Sparta community since 1950.


  • Sparta Fire Chief Ed Kay was named Instructor of the Year for Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Service, the nation’s leading provider of insurance and training services for emergency service organizations.
  • White County Middle School Warriorette basketball team won the TNT State Tournament and brought home the championship trophy.
  • Dr. Charles Mitchell was named White County’s Citizen of the Year.


  • White County Schools added 21st Century Classrooms to their schools ensuring each classroom had five student computer workstations, a television, and a teacher workstation.
  • The Rescue Squad celebrated 25 years of service to White County.
  • The Upper Cumberland Development District began a Leadership Development/Strategic Planning Program, and 10 White Countians attended the first meeting.


  • Walmart announced it would soon begin a job search for qualified and experienced associates to work in their new store. They expected to hire 60 new employees.
  • Scott Sims, Gary Gardenhire, John Gottlied, Bruce Fike, Stephanie Burden, and Edward Gottlied competed in the state championship chess tournament.
  • Carl Simmons received the first pacemaker to be implanted at White County Hospital with the surgery being performed by a team headed up by Dr. Jules Trudel.


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