Jason Egerton holds GOAL award from NGTC. At left is acting NGTC president Mark Ivester. At right is Christy Bivins, the nominating instructor.
These happy “bear cubs” celebrated their float winning best in theme. Employees at Black Bear Lodge built the float, which included kids and a special message: “Have a Beary Merry Christmas.”

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Little by little, a retired White County couple has transformed a wooded area in the northern part of the county into their own peaceful get away.

I nominate my mom, Karen Martin, for White County’s Mother of the Year because, she loves her children even when we’re not all that loveable.

I would like to nominate my grandmother, Nellie Elizabeth Brooks (Nana), as Mom of the Year.

Some people naturally attract children. Children have a special ability to sense positive character qualities in adults. Kids of all ages love my mom. 

I love my mother so very much. She means everything to me. 

She always has a smile on her face. She loves everyone. She does not see their faults, only the good. 

Sports for Subscribers

The Class AAAA basketball tournament starts this weekend and the White County Warriors are part of the field.

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. 

White County High School has new home address in the Georgia High School Association’s classification.

WCHS officials found out Tuesday afternoon the school will be moving to Region 7-AAAA next fall. The new region consists of just six teams, including a pair of private schools.


Albert F. King Jr., 79, of Clermont, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.


Funeral services for Christopher "Chris" Daniel Williams, age 35, of Toccoa, will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, and from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Julius Westmoreland of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was 78.

Mr. Westmoreland was born on Aug. 22, 1938, in Cleveland, to the late Aaron and Marie Westmoreland. He was a truck driver, and a member of Mt. View Baptist Church.

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