Mary and Grace are shown with a poster they made to promote their effort.

Mission to make a difference

Two friends are teaming up to take on hunger with a food drive. On a family outing in Atlanta over the summer, 12-year-old Grace Smidt said she noticed some people on the roadside would approach them, asking for money. While it bothered her to see…

50 years of events


Alpine Helen may be known widely for its charming Bavarian-themed façades, but it is also some to several popular events that draw crowds to the city.

Transforming a town

The vision of four men changed the destiny of a small Georgia town forever. Before becoming the alpine town it is today, Helen was a sawmill town when three local businessmen – Pete Hodkinson, Jim Wilkins and Bob Fowler – decided in 1968 they wanted to help improve the town, according to the...

Small town, big draw

Who would’ve thought that a town covering just over 2 square miles with a population of less than 600 people would be one of the most visited cities in Georgia? State tourism research director Ashley Barfield said the Northeast Georgia Mountain Region, which includes White County, is the...

Lady Warriors get Senior Night victory

The White County Lady Warriors' softball team celebrated Senior Night in style Tuesday, blasting West Hall 15-0 in a 7-AAAA matchup in Cleveland.

Late touchdown lifts Warriors to 27-20 win


In a game filled with big plays, missed opportunities, and a lot of rain, the White County Warriors pulled out a much-needed win last Friday night, knocking off Pickens County 27-20.

Raiders hold off Warrior rally, 42-28


A second-half rally came up short as the White County Warriors suffered their first loss of the season last Friday night, falling to Habersham Central 42-28 in Mount Airy.