This Week in White County History, Feb.11-Feb. 17



  • Edward Hudson graciously accepted the White County Conservation Farmer of the Year award. Hudson had a 65-acre farm that had been in his family since 1934.
  • Kordell Henderson was named the District 6AAA boys’ Player of the Year, and coach Bryan Haley was named the District 6AAA girls’ Coach of the Year.
  • White County Special Olympics athletes brought home 19 medals from the State Winter Games.


  • Heavy snow fell in the Upper Cumberland; snow reached 11 inches in some areas of the region.
  • The Passion of Christ was announced and grossed more than $604 million worldwide.
  • Members of Young Life performed a skit at the Gracemoor Valentine’s Banquet.


  • A man wanted in 12 counties was apprehended by White County law enforcement.
  • The chairman of the Amphitheater Committee announced the grand opening of the Sparta Amphitheater.
  • Upper Cumberland Regional Airport announced they would begin jet services.


  • Students from several White County elementary schools raised more than $500 for cancer research.
  • Big Star grocery store announced its name change to Sparta Food Center.


  • White County Junior High band won 10 superiors at the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Solo and Ensemble Festival at MTSU.
  • Sparta received an award from The American City magazine for outstanding urban administration.
  • Tennessee Technological University announced classes would be offered in the White County area.


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