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Sign-ups for the 2018 White Christmas will be held at the Mt. Yonah Masonic Lodge at 59 White St. in Cleveland, next to MedLink.

With all the constitutional amendments and referendums on Georgia’s Nov. 6 ballot, it’s hard to keep them straight.

The White County Grand Jury, with Kelly Malia Williams as its foreperson and Deborah Gail Hobbs as its assistant foreperson, returned a total of 12 true bill indictments and one no bill indictment

Would it bother you if you heard gunfire while hiking near Georgia’s highest peak?

When advance voting finally began in White County on Monday, Oct. 15, voters almost seemed ready to bust down the doors of the county registrar’s office on Helen Highway.

Sports for Subscribers

The White County Recreation Department football teams wrapped up the regular season last weekend and will now turn their attention to trying to earn a spot in the Mountain League Super Bowl.

All six of White County’s youth teams advanced to the playoffs.

The White County Warriors snapped a five-game losing streak and put themselves back in the playoff hunt with a 48-34 win over West Hall last week in Oakwood.

For the second time in the five-year history of the program, the White County volleyball team is headed to the state tournament.

The Lady Warriors pulled off a pair of wins last Thursday on the final day of the Area 7-AAAA in Roswell, not only earning a bid to the state tournament but also taking the third seed with an upset victory over No. 9 Flowery Branch.

Obituaries

Mary Gerrells Lewis of Cleveland passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. She was 89.

Mrs. Lewis was born Jan. 20, 1929, in Cleveland, to the late Haskell and Maude London Gerrells. She was a homemaker, and a member of First Congregational Holiness Church of Gainesville.

Penelope "Penny" Eckenboy of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. She was 77.

Mrs. Eckenboy was born Sept. 2, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Raymond and Naima Olson. On Christmas day in 1960, Penny married Cliff Eckenboy in Chicago. Penny attended Jones Commercial School, where she studied business and clerical administration.

Mrs. Clara Jean Lunsford, 87, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

Mrs. Lunsford was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born Dec. 24, 1930, to the late Judge and Annie Smith Stringer. She was the last survivor of her six siblings.

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