News Stories

On Jan. 9, the White County Board of Commissioners adopted new rules requiring land lots to be at least 1 acre in size if the area is zoned R-1 (single-family residential). 

Three White County schools have been named as 2016 Greatest Gains Award winners by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

White County typically gets at least one “winter weather event” in January. And this year, residents didn’t have to wait long for it.

A Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant will help pay for Phase II of a hiking/biking trail system at Yonah Preserve, White County’s 1,000-acre park that is not yet open to the public.

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.

Sports

One of the biggest keys to making a run at a region title is being able to win on your home floor. Sometimes you have to find a way to win even when you aren’t playing your best.

That was the case for the White County Warriors Tuesday night when Marist came calling. With only four home region games, each one takes on the utmost importance.

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

June Sprouse, 66, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at her residence.

Ms. Sprouse was born on Oct. 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charlotte Parrish. She was a self-employed truck driver.

Ms. Sprouse was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Shane Riesinger.

June Vandiver Adams of Athens passed away Jan. 1, 2017. She was 82.

Mrs. Adams was born May 6, 1934, in White County, to the late Garland Granger and Virgie Mae Barrett Vandiver. She was the co-owner of Five Points Realty, and was a member of Helen Presbyterian Church.

June was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry E. Adams, and brother, Jerry Vandiver.

Mr. Donald Eugene Henshall of Cleveland passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. He was 90.

"Don" was born in Miami on Oct. 24, 1926, to the late Edgar Mitchell Henshall Sr. and Lillian Orr Henshall. He spent most of his adult life in the Atlanta area, where he graduated from Tech High School.

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