This Week in White County History, Jan. 28-Feb. 3



  • Northfield Elementary student Lilly Davis won fifth in the Regional Market Hog Show and both a first-place ribbon and another fifth in the state show that took place in Murfreesboro.
  • White County Executive Herd Sullivan signed a proclamation declaring February as Spay Month-White County as the White County Humane Society encouraged residents to have their pets spayed and/or neutered.
  • Becky Clouse Simmons was chosen by 13 members of the White County Board of Commissioners to fill the seat that was left vacant when Paul Bailey was appointed as the 43rd District State Representative.


  • Dan and Chris Felton were selected as the White County Soil Conservation District Farmers of the Year. The brothers’ farming operation consisted of 628 acres, including 442 acres of corn, 37 acres of wheat and oats for hay, and 549 acres of pastureland.
  • Robert Knight and Jerry Don Nash were honored as a sign was hung in the corner of Roy Sewell Gymnasium to designate the corner where the radio broadcast originates as Knight and Nash Corner.
  • Kyle Delaney and Ashley Wilhite were voted the 2003-04 White County Middle School Mr. and Miss Basketball.


  • Tim Lewis and Andrea Baldwin were selected as Mr. and Miss Basketball for White County High School.
  • White County High School was the site of a program which allowed students to see how slow their reaction times would be if they had attempted to drive while intoxicated. A computer simulator was used to slow the braking and steering response times as students rode through a course with traffic safety cones taking the place of on the road obstacles.
  • The Chamber of Commerce spotlighted Scepter Hardwoods as their Member of the Month.


  • White County’s Lenora Frances Hickey was named the 1984 Fairest of the Fair for the State of Tennessee and Kelly Lynn Sayre finished in the top 15 finalists.
  • A front-end loader was used to help investigators sift through the ruins of the former Factory Furniture Outlet store on N Spring Street to find the cause of a fire that had destroyed the building.
  • The Harlem Wizards visited White County High School as part of the 1983-84 World Tour.


  • Beverly Randolph, of Sparta, was announced as the top 4-H member of the week.
  • Hundreds of White Countians visited Sparta’s new Fire House No. 1 and were able to tour the hall, including checking out the living quarters for firefighters and viewing the city’s new truck.
  • Marilyn McConnell was named teacher of the year by White County Education Association members.


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