White County’s Daniel Rowland jumps past North Hall’s Justin Rabb for a shot during second half action Tuesday in Gainesville. (Photo/Mark Turner)
Sheriff Neal Walden, third from left, stands with his office’s commanders. From left are Capt. Tim Chapman, Civil and Warrants Division; Capt. Rick Kelley, Criminal Investigation Division; Walden, Chief Deputy Bob Ingram; Capt. Scotty Scarbrough, Uniform Patrol Division; and Capt. Diana Blihovde, Detention Center. (Photo/Linda Erbele)

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Sheriff Neal Walden, third from left, stands with his office’s commanders. From left are Capt. Tim Chapman, Civil and Warrants Division; Capt. Rick Kelley, Criminal Investigation Division; Walden, Chief Deputy Bob Ingram; Capt. Scotty Scarbrough, Uniform Patrol Division; and Capt. Diana Blihovde, Detention Center. (Photo/Linda Erbele)

Three of the four divisions in the White County Sheriff’s Office have commanders new to the positions, as of November. 

On Nov. 8, voters approved several changes to White County’s alcoholic beverage law. Now, the county Board of Commissioners has amended the local ordinance to reflect these revisions.

Many White County residents heard an unfamiliar noise outside their homes around 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29. It may have taken a moment for them to realize they were hearing the sound of rain.

The former Griffin Drug Center building on Cleveland’s square will be home to another business with deep roots in the community.

Christmas comes to town in Cleveland this Saturday with the annual Christmas in the Mountains Festival, highlighted by its lighted parade and a special appearance by Santa.

Sports

White County’s Daniel Rowland jumps past North Hall’s Justin Rabb for a shot during second half action Tuesday in Gainesville. (Photo/Mark Turner)

White County and North Hall renewed their rivalry on the hardwood Tuesday night in Gainesville, and it was the Trojans who came away with a 50-38 victory.

The Warriors (3-2) had trouble scoring during a long stretch of the first half, while the Trojans (3-1) started hot from the 3-point line to take control of the contest.

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

Martin Lee Tittle of Cleveland (formerly of Ocala, Florida) passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by family and his beloved dogs, on Nov. 25, 2016.

Martin was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Micanopy, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gale and Bernice Tittle; and his father-in-law, Francis Gay.

Robert Ellsworth Hedden of Cleveland passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in his home, surrounded by family. He was 88.

Mr. Hedden was born on Oct. 24, 1928, to the late Arthur S. Hedden Sr. and Olga Hansen Hedden, in Morristown, New Jersey.

Susan LeJeune Tamburino, 62, our beloved mother, was called to her eternal resting place on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

She entered this world on March 14, 1954, in Hialeah, Florida, to Robert LeJeune and Mary Sumner.

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