This Week in White County History, Sept. 17-Sept. 23
Kim Swindell Wood
Preliminary figures showed a slight decrease in school enrollment in White County, with 3,491 students enrolled in all schools, 30 less than the same time the year before.
Sherry Price was named the 1973 Fairest of the Fair. First runner up was Ann Gillen.
The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen created the position of Assistant Police Chief and named J.W. Cayce to the new position. Carl Dildine was named lieutenant.
White County High School senior Beth Clark was chosen to reign over homecoming activities as the 1983 WCHS Homecoming Queen.
The long-awaited 145-mile Highway 111 took a giant step forward as officials agreed to coordinate their efforts to convince the state and federal governments to build the $290 million highway as quickly as possible.
The city received a $234,607 grant to provide an access road and utilities to the newly created Industrial Park along Highway 111.
Outlet shopping in Doyle was soon to be a reality, as Brenda Bell, of Bell Fashions, announced plans to build a girls’ dress factory, in Doyle.
Robynn Qualls was named 1993 Fairest of the Fair.
The city approved the submission of an application to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for a home application grant for citywide housing rehabilitation.
Serena Simpson was named Miss Congeniality and 2002 Fairest of the Fair.
County commissioners took the first steps to certify the White County Jail by approving funding for two additional correctional officers.
White County commissioners enacted a 1,000-foot distance ruling for beer permits after several weeks of discussion about validity of existing permits.