News for Subscribers

White County High School will have an interim principal for the upcoming school year as officials continue their search for a permanent successor to the retiring John Osborne.

The White County transfer station – the place where residents go to drop off their trash – is a real dump.

The cities of Cleveland and Helen will get a greater share of revenue in the proposed renewal of the county’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue.

In a May 22 primary election that saw an unusual number of contested races, the results for White County were mixed.

White County High School will welcome the Class of 2018 this Friday, May 25, during commencement beginning at 8 p.m. at the high school stadium. The gates will open at 5 p.m. 

Sports for Subscribers

For the second consecutive year, White County High School has a state champion golfer.

WCHS freshman Catie Craig made a dramatic debut on the high school scene, posting a round of 74 to claim the Class AAAA individual title earlier this week at Innsbruck Golf Club in Helen.

The Truett McConnell softball team could be renamed the Cardiac Kids after their performance this week in the NAIA national tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss.

After losing the opening game of the Hattiesburg Regional, the Lady Bears won a pair of elimination games Tuesday and then knocked off No. 7 Indian Wesleyan 5-3 in the first game of the championship round.

The final curtain fell on the 2018 prep sports year last weekend in Rome, with the White County track teams posting a pair of Top 20 finishes during the Class AAAA state track finals at Berry College.

The Lady Warriors finished 10th among 34 team in the girls’ division, while the Warriors placed 17th among 35 teams.


Mr. Gary Lee Cabe Sr. of Cleveland passed away peacefully Friday, May 25, 2018.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Eastview Memorial Park in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Mr. Henry Doris Tyson Sr., 95, of Villa Rica, died peacefully Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Nov. 4, 1922, in the Flat Rock Community of Villa Rica, the son of the late John Thomas Tyson and the late Nora Helen Henslee Tyson. He was baptized at Flat Rock Baptist Church, where he was ordained a deacon and served various leadership positions.

Cathy Lenora Blackburn of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 25, 2018. She was 67.

Mrs. Blackburn was born Jan. 7, 1951, in Habersham County, to the late Charles and Minnie Sims. Cathy was a homemaker, and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Blackburn; brother, Wayne Sims; and sister, Linda Poole.

White County News

Mailing Address:
13 E. Jarrard St.
Cleveland, Ga 30528

Phone: 706-865-4718
Fax: 706-865-3048