News for Subscribers

White County residents who travel Helen Highway have been recently coping with traffic delays related to construction – but it could be over in a couple of weeks.

On Wednesday afternoon, April 19, White County’s 9-1-1 center was notified that a hiker had fallen from the top of Raven Cliffs Falls, which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest off Richard B.

Finals are always stressful – but what if they involved saving people injured in a disaster?

Starting next school year, laptop computers will be as much of a standard as pencils for all White County High School students.

Jonathan Cantrell, CEO of Habersham Electric Membership Corp., has resigned his office, effective April 11.

Sports for Subscribers

The Region 7-AAAA track meet wrapped up last week with White County finishing third in both in the girls’ and boys’ divisions.

During the final day of competition, White County’s Kaleb Crane and Rachel Gearing picked up region titles, along with a region title for the Lady Warriors’ 4x400-meter relay team.

It’s been a tough spring for the White County High School baseball team, but the Warriors had plenty to be excited about Tuesday in Gainesville.

The Warriors kept their state playoff hopes alive with an 8-2 win over Chestatee in the first game of a three-game series with the War Eagles.

A pair of local athletes chasing the dream of playing major league baseball found out this week where they will start the 2017 season.

White County High School graduates Spencer Adams and David Sosebee (right photo) will both be pitching close to home when the minor league season starts today, Thursday, April 6.

Obituaries

Jimmy Underwood, 68, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday April 26, 2017.

Mr. Underwood was born in Cleveland, the son of the late Hoyt Underwood and Fannie Pearl Sutton Nix.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Twiggs; grandparents, Annie West and Emory Sutton; special uncle, Jack Sutton; and nieces, Elaine Nix and Malena Twiggs.

Naomi Starcher of Sautee Nacoochee passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was 91.

Ms. Starcher was born on Nov. 22, 1925, to the late Glen and Helen White Thompson. She retired from First National Bank of Gainesville, and was a member of Helen First Baptist Church.

Janie “Lisa” Alesia Papp, 62, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Eugene and Johnnie Lou Maddox; and brother, Johnny E. Maddox.

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