News for Subscribers

Four White County High School theatre students made a perfect score at the recent Georgia Theatre Conference.

During Garrison Baker’s long career as White County’s elections superintendent, the biggest one he’s presided over was the 2016 presidential election.

If you have to be rescued by White County Fire Services, who pays for the personnel, equipment and other resources that are needed in that effort?

With 202 yes votes and 51 no votes, Helen restaurants will now be able to serve alcoholic beverages an hour and a half earlier thanks to the “brunch bill.”

At their Nov. 5 meeting, the Cleveland City Council discussed several proposed amendments to the city’s alcohol ordinance.

Most notable was the addition of a food-to-alcohol ratio.

Sports for Subscribers

For the first time in program history, the White County High School cross country teams both posted Top 5 finishes at the Georgia State Cross Country Championships.

The Warrior teams pulled off the feat Saturday afternoon in Carrollton. The Warriors, who hadn’t placed in the Top 5 since 1994, scored 144 points to place fifth among 32 teams in the field.

The White County Recreation Department 6U football team wrapped up the 2018 season with a dominating performance in the Mountain Football League Super II in Jasper, blasting Chestatee 45-13 to finish off a perfect season.

The White County Warriors head into the final week of the regular season still in the playoff hunt thanks to a 49-20 win over Chestatee last Friday night.

On a rainy Senior Night, the Warriors rallied from a 20-7 halftime deficit, scoring 42 points in the second half.


Nancy Ballard Droege, 61, of Cleveland, formerly of Fort Wayne, Indiana, went home to Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, after an extended illnesses.

Mrs. Droege was born Feb. 28, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late, Melvin C. and Violet Mae Long Ballard. She had a career in banking.

Missy Gail Longwell of Cleveland passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. She was 82.

Mrs. Longwell spent 35 years associated with SunTrust Bank as a manager in the check processing center, working 1.5 to 2.5 million checks a day, and received many commendations for her works.

Mr. Martin Richard Slark of Sautee passed away from natural causes on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. He was 86.

He was born in 1932, in Lancaster, New York, to the late Arthur Henry and Julia Ellen Slark. Mr. Slark worked as a civil engineer for the Georgia Department of Transportation, and was a member of Nacoochee United Methodist Church.

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