Dr. Emir Caner congratulates Ben Garrison, the first recipient of a graduate degree from Truett McConnell University. Garrison earned his masters of arts in theology. (Photo/Billy Chism)
Participating in the local candidate forum on Monday, May 16, were, from left, Shawn Henderson, Craig Bryant, Kendyl Brock Hunter, Missy Jarrard, Aaron Autry and Neal Walden. (Photo/Staci Sulhoff)
Riley Barrett, second from left, Kaleb Crane, Jacob Sledge and Clancy Loudermilk posted a school record time of 3:23.46 to finish fourth in the Class AAAA 4x400 Meter Relay Saturday in Jefferson. Shown with the runners are coaches Adam Thomas, left, and Bill Ballard.

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If you want to vote in advance of the May 24 state and local primary election, your time is running out.

Dr. Emir Caner congratulates Ben Garrison, the first recipient of a graduate degree from Truett McConnell University. Garrison earned his masters of arts in theology. (Photo/Billy Chism)

Truett-McConnell College officially became Truett McConnell University on its commencement day, Saturday, May 14.

Participating in the local candidate forum on Monday, May 16, were, from left, Shawn Henderson, Craig Bryant, Kendyl Brock Hunter, Missy Jarrard, Aaron Autry and Neal Walden. (Photo/Staci Sulhoff)

Aaron Autry knows he faces an uphill battle in his quest to become White County’s next sheriff, but he’s trying his best to scale that obstacle.

Craig Bryant has served on the White County Board of Commissioners for 14 years. He’s seeking another term as representative of District 4, which covers the northern part of the county.

Sports

Riley Barrett, second from left, Kaleb Crane, Jacob Sledge and Clancy Loudermilk posted a school record time of 3:23.46 to finish fourth in the Class AAAA 4x400 Meter Relay Saturday in Jefferson. Shown with the runners are coaches Adam Thomas, left, and Bill Ballard.

White County High School sent five athletes to the Class AAAA boys state track meet last week in Jefferson, and the small contingent did some big things once the competition started.

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

Dave Gale died peacefully after a sudden illness on April 16, 2016. He was 80.

He was a dynamic and spiritual man who lived life to the fullest. During the last 15 years, Dave and his wife, Suzannah, have enjoyed being innkeepers at The Home Port Inn in Lubec, Maine.

Dan W. Thomas of Cleveland passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his residence. He was 79.

Mr. Thomas was born March 1, 1937, in Thomasville, to the late Henry and Ruby Vonier Thomas. He was a self-employed ceramic tile layer, and was a member of Clarkesville Church of God.

Dan was a hard worker, and was a wonderful man.

Sally Louise Hudson of Cleveland went to be with our Lord on Thursday, April 12, 2016, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living. She was 83.

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