This Week in White County History, October 1- October 7
The grand opening of Edd Rogers Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick was held featuring a showing of the line of new 1974 cars.
White County Junior High School launched a drive to beautify the school’s classrooms and improve the educational program. The school planned to achieve this through participation in the Colgate-Palmolive School Action Plan, in which the company would supply cash in exchange for proofs of purchase of 13 of their products.
Larry R. Officer, of Sparta, was commissioned a second lieutenant upon completion of the 1973 advanced ROTC summer camp at Fort Bragg, N.C.
The plan to save the Tullahoma to Sparta railroad hit a snag when Kyle Railroad Co., the proposed operator, pulled out, without explanation.
The White County High School marching band received three “superior” ratings at the first annual Upper Cumberland Marching Festival in Crossville.
Cheri L. Lynn and Patrick N. Henry accepted their notifications from White County High School principal Charles Dycus that they placed in the top 5 percent of the more than one million students who participated in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
White County native Charles Smith, TN education commissioner, was chosen to become the new chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
An antique military ordinance, a 40-millimeter shell from the Vietnam era, was detonated in White County after a resident discovered the shell while cleaning his garage. It had been found in a White County river several years before.
The Board of White County Commissioners appointed Robert Verble as chairman of the commission.
The WCHS cafeteria underwent a major transformation including murals and television sets.
Sparta-White County Rescue Squad rescued two men from the Caney Fork River whose fishing boat overturned near the old iron bridge on Lost Creek Road.
Construction was underway at Central View Elementary School, with a new addition of five classrooms, a new kitchen and dining room, new restrooms and new office area slated.