Appalachian Wood Products Inc., of Sparta, purchased the vacant plant of Hammary Furniture and planned to have the plant operational in 30 days.
Local officials said that an error in bookkeeping was responsible for a fund deficit in the amount of $46,944.37 in the White County Road Department.
Applications for the new Elmwood Apartments were being accepted.
The White County Commission approved an agreement that would have four entities: White County, Putnam County, City of Sparta, and City of Cookeville, share joint ownership of the new Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.
The White County High School Marching Band received new uniforms and were preparing to start the marching band season with the first football game scheduled for Sept. 4.
English travelers who recently finished college decided to travel across the United States and made a stop in White Couanty. They camped in the area and were able to see tobacco growing for the first time.
The 13/14-year-old Junior Girls’ Softball All Stars captured the District 2 title. The team moved on to play the state tournament that was being held in Dandridge, Tennessee.
Members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans served as the honor guard to perform an artillery salute to Gen. George G. Dibrell, at the Old City Cemetery.
Wallace Austin, the chairman of the White County Families First Council, board member of the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, Tri-County Rail Authority Board, and Certified Local Government Coordinator announced his candidacy for White County Commissioner in the 1st district.
A new restaurant opened in Sparta. The Antebellum, located on Liberty Square, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony thanks to Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce.
Sparta’s Babe Ruth Baseball All Stars won the district tournament, beating Lebanon twice, to earn the district title and a trip to the state games.
Kellie Jolley Harper released a line of signature footwear, being the first female coach to ever have her own collection of shoes.