This Week in White County History, March 19-25



  • The week brought tornadoes, floods, snow, and then sunshine.


  • Major changes in the White County educational system, including the construction a new 625-student elementary center and the conversion of Baker School into a central office complex, were the highlights of a proposal presented by school consultant James Robertson of the Tennessee Department of Education.


  • Three White County teachers were elected by their peers as Teachers of the Year: Deborah Roberts, Will England, and Harvey Roberts.
  • Jeff Elrod, an eighth grader, was notified that he was one of the 100 finalists chosen by the National Geographic Society to compete in the 1993 Tennessee Geography Bee, in Nashville.
  • White County Middle School Warriors Chris Jared and Bryce Whiteaker received All-State honors during the James C. Haile State Invitational Tournament, in Murfreesboro.


  • Storm damage covered White County after trees were uprooted, huge limbs fell from trees, and power outages reported.
  • Jensen Swindell had been one of the top tennis players in the district for three straight years. She made a trip to the state tournament as sophomore and then was preparing for her fourth and final go-round through District 7AAA.


  • W.D. White received the Distinguished Service award from the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation during the annual convention. Mr. White served on the White County Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 36 years and spent 13 years vice president.
  • Dr. Herb Winstead, of Walling, retired with the rank of colonel from the Tennessee National Guard after 48 years of service in the Army, Navy, and the National Guard.
  • White County High School soccer team won another game and stayed undefeated.


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