A White County Sheriff’s deputy stands watch on Aug. 11 at the residence of Wayne Alexander, where we was found shot to death. (Photo/Linda Erbele)
This billboard, owned by Fairway advertising company, is located where the new bypass starts on U.S. 129 South.
The small building next to Nix Hardware will be leased by Nadine Wardenga.  (Photo/Billy Chism)
Traffic on Phase 1 of Cleveland Bypass.
White County keeper Noah Kendrick, left, consoles Pascual Gomez after the Warriors’ 2-0 loss to the Spalding Jaguars Tuesday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state soccer playoffs. (Photo/Mark Turner)

News Stories

The living land remembers, touching you in unguarded moments, saying, ‘I am here. You are part of me.” – Ben Logan

 

A White County Sheriff’s deputy stands watch on Aug. 11 at the residence of Wayne Alexander, where we was found shot to death. (Photo/Linda Erbele)

A Cleveland man was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 17, in connection with the homicide of 66-year-old Wayne Alexander.

This billboard, owned by Fairway advertising company, is located where the new bypass starts on U.S. 129 South.

After a long and contentious disagreement with a Texas billboard company, the City of Cleveland has reached a settlement that will allow the business – Lockridge Outdoor Advertising, LLC – to put u

The small building next to Nix Hardware will be leased by Nadine Wardenga.  (Photo/Billy Chism)

The City of Cleveland plans to rent out the former police sub-precinct on the downtown square, to be used as a small retail shop.

Traffic on Phase 1 of Cleveland Bypass.

Aug. 16, 2016, was the 100th birthday of Georgia Department of Transportation. 

Sports

Ready or not, the 2016 high school football season is here.

The White County Warriors will kick in the door on a new season tomorrow night in Carnesville against the Franklin County Lions. 

The Aug. 19 start is the earliest season opener in history for the Warriors, but WCHS is just one of more than 100 teams around state playing on Zero Week.

White County keeper Noah Kendrick, left, consoles Pascual Gomez after the Warriors’ 2-0 loss to the Spalding Jaguars Tuesday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state soccer playoffs. (Photo/Mark Turner)

The White County Warriors’ first-ever appearance in the state soccer playoffs came to a bitter end Tuesday night in Griffin.

WCHS freshman Jay Lepkoske pulls down a rebound during the Warriors’ non-region win over Lumpkin County last weekend. (Photo/Staci Sulhoff)

The White County Warriors continued the hot start to the 2015-16 high school basketball season with three wins in five days.

The wins over Towns County, Marist and Lumpkin County pushed the Warriors’ record to 7-1. 

Obituaries

Mr. Larry Christopher Winkler of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. He was 65.

Funeral services services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home, with the Rev. Greg Poole and the Rev. Phillip Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

• Wayne Alexander, 66, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Carlton Sprague of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. He was 79.

Mr. Sprague was born on July 23, 1937, in Pennsylvania, to the late Howard and Marjorie Bertis Sprague. He was self-employed in the construction business, and a member of Return Baptist Church.

Mr. Sprague was preceded in death by brothers Gary Sprague and Butch Sprague.

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