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I love celebrating with my dog. We celebrate her birthday, and we celebrate Christmas – even though, for her, those two events occur just three days apart.

White County public safety director David Murphy recently published a progress report on all of the agencies under his jurisdiction, and while there’s plenty of info on fire stations and the 9-1-1

Christmas decorations in Helen are a popular attraction, and city commissioners want to clarify language in its ordinance to make sure all commercial buildings are participating in the seasonal loo

Revenue growth could help the City of Helen balance its estimated $3.3 million 2019-2020 budget.

On June 10, the Cleveland City Council voted 4-0 to adopt the  draft budget for fiscal year 2020, with a general-fund total of  $3,778,251 and a separate water/sewer fund of $2,490,875.

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A former Truett McConnell University soccer star is making a name for himself in a professional league.

Joao Costa has played for the Chattanooga Football Club for two seasons and most recently scored against one of the best football clubs in the world, Real Betis, during a friendly earlier this month. Real Betis posted a 4-3 win over CFC in the match.

A trio of Truett McConnell University athletes received some national honors this week from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Karley Hobbs (softball), Matt Smith (golf) and Josh Johnston (baseball) all received All-American recognition for their stellar performances this spring.

Truett McConnell's men's track team made a splash last week during the trip to the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.


Harold Spahr Riley of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the age of 90. 

Dr. Thomas Hutto, botanist, educator, poet, and outdoorsman passed away on Nov. 12, 2018, at his home in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia.  

Ruby Ash Nix passed away on March 6, 2019, at the age of 97 years.  She was born to the late Joseph Marion Ash and Ila Mae Young Ash on Sept. 30, 1921, in White County.

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