This Week in White County History - Sept. 30 edition


September 24, 2001
Gum Springs Baptist Mission to Brazil
A 15-member group from Gum Springs Baptist Church traveled to Anapolis, Goias, Brazil to accomplish several goals on the mission field.

September 26, 2011
Six locations report weather damage
Several residents in the Doyle and Quebeck communities, of White County experienced the wrath of some type of weather related incident.

September 26, 2011
Hill thanks county commission for elevator assistance
Herman Hill, former commander of Sparta American Legion Post 99, presents White County Board of Commissioners, with a plaque to express the Legion’s appreciation for the commissioners’ financial support in helping secure an elevator for the American Legion Building.

September 27, 2001
Spakes retires after 44 years in grocery business
Charles Spakes, a lifelong resident of White County, began in the grocery business when he was 16 years old. He continued his career working at Kroger, Floyd’s CB, and Save-A-Lot.

September 27, 2001
Burglar hits downtown Sparta
At Sparta Wholesale Meat & Produce, 106 East Bockman Way, someone broke into the store by the front door. Approximately $200 cash was stolen. Sparta Office Supplies, 14 Liberty Square, was also burglarized.

September 28, 1981
Dynamite was found
106 sticks of dynamite were found near Cedar Creek. They were destroyed by county and state officers.

September 28, 1981
Progress along East Bockman Way
The Old Pollard Motor Co. building, in which Beecher Pollard had his business for many years. has been purchased by the Dollar General Store and is undergoing a remodeling by Sparta Planing Mill. The Dollar General Store will move from its present location to this building this fall.

September 30, 1971
Rogers new director at First National Bank
William M. Johnson, president of First National Bank, and Charles G. Bostick, chairman of the board, announced this week the election of Edd Rogers to the board of directors of First National Bank. This election was made at the regular board meeting held on Sept. 14. Rogers is a native White Countian, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Leon Rogers.


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