Bob Standifer was nominated for White County's Most Romantic Man by his wife, Linda.  (Photo/Linda Erbele)
The most romantic man of White County for 2016 still works daily on the “cherish” part of his wedding vows – even though he spoke them 27 years ago. Bob Sandifer said it’s one of the important parts of keeping romance in a marriage. “You don’t take... more
An investigation into sexting has sent White County’s school superintendent to the Internet in his need to talk to parents of White County students. In a YouTube video, Jeff Wilson defines sexting as the act of transmitting sexually explicit photos... more
A crowd of about 90 residents packed the courtroom at the historic White County Courthouse last week to hear the results of a just released historic resource survey. The survey, conducted in the summer of 2015, was officially named the Shirley... more
The White County School System will hold two community meetings to share the new attendance lines and teacher assignments as the county transitions to two new elementary schools.  The first meeting will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the cafeteria... more
Braham Tate, left, and runner up Raquel Berghofer.
A White County seventh-grade student correctly spelled “chronology” and “gregarious” to win the 2016 White County Spelling Bee Thursday, Feb. 4.  Braham Tate, 12, had to battle fellow middle-schooler Raquel Berghofer, 13, for three rounds for that... more
Cory Garrison, left, will battle Thomas County Central’s Eric Goodson in an  opening round match today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Class AAAA championships in Duluth. (Photos/Mark Turner)
The biggest event of the high school wrestling season kicks off today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. For the first time since 2014, the Georgia High School Association’s All-Class State Championships returns to... more
Bob Standifer was nominated for White County's Most Romantic Man by his wife, Linda.  (Photo/Linda Erbele)
Braham Tate, left, and runner up Raquel Berghofer.
Cory Garrison, left, will battle Thomas County Central’s Eric Goodson in an  opening round match today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Class AAAA championships in Duluth. (Photos/Mark Turner)

News Stories

Bob Standifer was nominated for White County's Most Romantic Man by his wife, Linda.  (Photo/Linda Erbele)

The most romantic man of White County for 2016 still works daily on the “cherish” part of his wedding vows – even though he spoke them 27 years ago.

A crowd of about 90 residents packed the courtroom at the historic White County Courthouse last week to hear the results of a just released historic resource survey.

The White County School System will hold two community meetings to share the new attendance lines and teacher assignments as the county transitions to two new elementary schools. 

Braham Tate, left, and runner up Raquel Berghofer.

A White County seventh-grade student correctly spelled “chronology” and “gregarious” to win the 2016 White County Spelling Bee Thursday, Feb. 4. 

Sports

Cory Garrison, left, will battle Thomas County Central’s Eric Goodson in an  opening round match today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Class AAAA championships in Duluth. (Photos/Mark Turner)

The biggest event of the high school wrestling season kicks off today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

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

Rodney Denton Fitzgerald of Cleveland passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. He was 82.

Jeanette Allen Gurley of Cleveland passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. She was 85.

Mrs. Gurley was born Dec. 17, 1930, in Hall County, to the late Fletcher and Lois Allen. Jeanette was a retired teacher, having taught in Air Line, East Hall, North Hall and Southwest Dekalb schools. She was a graduate of North Georgia College and the University of Georgia.

Kenneth ("Shorty") Gilreath of Cleveland passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was 75.

Mr. Gilreath was born on Aug. 16, 1940, in Cleveland, to the late Lewis and Catherine Thomas Gilreath. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church.

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