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A Pickens County man was sentenced to seven years – a minimum of four in prison – for two counts of involuntary manslaughter in White County’s Superior Court Feb. 21.

Christie Taylor has been selected as the White County STAR student for 2017. She chose White County Middle School teacher Tim Mayo as the STAR teacher.

Helen’s city commission showed city manager Jerry Elkins its grateful support by unanimously voting to renew his contract with the city for seven more years at its Feb. 21 meeting.

Cleveland city officials celebrated Georgia’s Arbor Day on Feb. 17 by reaffirming the town’s status as a “Tree City USA” and taking steps toward a greener future.

Little by little, a retired White County couple has transformed a wooded area in the northern part of the county into their own peaceful get away.

Sports for Subscribers

The White County High School track teams got some early season work in last week in Oakwood at the West Hall Relays.

The event, which featured only relay races and no field events, turned out to be a good starting point to the season as the Lady Warriors captured first place, while the Warriors finished second.

WCHS freshman Jay Lepkoske pulls down a rebound during the Warriors’ non-region win over Lumpkin County last weekend. (Photo/Staci Sulhoff)

The White County Warriors continued the hot start to the 2015-16 high school basketball season with three wins in five days.

The wins over Towns County, Marist and Lumpkin County pushed the Warriors’ record to 7-1. 

White County High School has new home address in the Georgia High School Association’s classification.

WCHS officials found out Tuesday afternoon the school will be moving to Region 7-AAAA next fall. The new region consists of just six teams, including a pair of private schools.

Obituaries

Mr. Horace Gordon McCune Jr. of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was 71.

He was born in Dinuba, California, on Feb. 28, 1945, to the late Horace McCune Sr. and Pauline Kelsey. Mr. McCune lived in Hall County most of his life, and was retired from the Balfour Corporation, where he was
employed as an industrial electrician.

Albert ("Al") Francis King, 79, of Clermont, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.

Richard Miller Kelley of Cleveland, formerly of Toccoa, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was 76.

Richard was born July 2, 1940, in Toccoa, to the late Harold Kelley and Sara Louise Miller Kelley. He retired from Georgia Power Company in 2002, after 39 years of service.

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