News for Subscribers

The White County Water Authority is working to resolve a water quality issue with its supplemental supply to the city of Helen.

The Helen City Commission has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would allow hotels to serve alcohol at a second resort on-site location.

Without further discussion, the Cleveland City Council voted on Nov. 13 to adopt several amendments to the city’s alcohol ordinance.

Kids often have tales of summer adventures, but a Cleveland youth spent his summer in Hawkins,

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

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.


Donald Hugh Lunceford Sr., 91, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Mr. Lunceford was born July 8, 1927, in Habersham County, to the late Byron Young and Minna Dyer Lunceford. Donald worked for Georgia Power, and was a cabinet maker for 39 years. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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.

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