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In ancient times, a total solar eclipse usually triggered panic and terror, as people were convinced the world was coming to an end.

A tragic car accident nearly 1,500 miles away has rippled through White County after claiming the life of a one man and injuring three others, who all have ties to the community.

If you’re considering running for office in Cleveland or Helen this year, now is the time to throw your hat into the ring.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle made an appearance Tuesday in White County, giving residents a chance to meet the Republican gubernatorial candidate during his six-day, 17-county North Georgia bus tour.

Truett McConnell University will soon showcase its new George Blaurock Student Wellness Center, with a grand opening event planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.

Sports for Subscribers

The White County News' 2017 White County fall sports preview is here.

Starting on Page 1D of the August 17 issue, this 16-page special feature highlights the teams for volleyball, football, cross country, softball, band, cheer and mountain biking.

This keepsake section also includes message of support from local business who support the Warriors and Lady Warriors.


When Tim Cokely took over the White County High School football program earlier in the year, he had a list of things to do.

So far, he’s managed to put a check mark beside all of the important things on the list.

Put together a good coaching staff. Check.

Get in the halls at the high school and recruit more players. Check.

Install the spread offense. Check.

The White County Lady Warriors were supposed to open the 2017 season on Monday but the weather didn’t cooperate.

Not a big surprise to WCHS head coach Drew Owens, who said with a laugh Monday morning “If it’s raining, it must be softball season.”


Ms. Anna Francis Smith, 82, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at The Oaks Scenic View.

Ms. Smith was born March 5, 1935, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late Grace Leifer.

Ms. Smith spent her working career as a caregiver in different nursing homes and, because of that, will be remembered for being loving and caring by the many lives that she touched.

Christopher "Ryan" Stewart, 21, of Gainesville, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while traveling from Glacier National Park, Montana, to Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.

Ryan was born July 13, 1996, in Gainesville, the son of Chris and Liz Stewart. He was a graduate of White County High School.

Mrs. Gean Brookshire Sutton of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was 94.

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