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)
Ronnie Turpin of Habersham EMC talks with Helen city commissioners about bringing high-speed broadband to the city.  (Photo/Linda Erbele)

News Stories

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. 

It is nearly impossible to adequately explain why my mother should be nominated as “top mom” in 200 words or less.

Sports

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. 

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.

Obituaries

• Clarence Trammell, 75, of Sautee Nacoochee, died Friday, April 22, 2016. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Bean Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Don Carroll of Clarkesville passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, following an extended illness. He was 84.

Mr. Carroll was born on March 20, 1932, in Carrollton, to the late Frank and Floy T. Cole Carroll. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Carroll.

Joe Lively III was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Sumter, South Carolina, to Joe I. Lively Jr. and Billie Spencer Lively. He went to be with his Lord on April 8, 2016.

He was a longtime resident and active community leader in Bradenton, Florida, where he worked as a home builder with his father, who owned Garden Homes, Inc.

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