Passers-by along South Main Street in Helen will get a view of a new mural in the works that depicts a century of the community’s history. (Photo/Stephanie Hill)


A picture might be worth 1,000 words, but the newest mural in Helen tells a lot more. It’s a visual story of the city’s history, going back about 100 years, says Anna Wilkins, a Helen artist who is painting the mural. “We tend to forget history.…

Crush Fest set to mark 10 years Saturday


Yonah Mountain Vineyards will host the 10th anniversary of its annual Crush Fest Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

50 years of events


Alpine Helen may be known widely for its charming Bavarian-themed façades, but it is also some to several popular events that draw crowds to the city.

Transforming a town

The vision of four men changed the destiny of a small Georgia town forever. Before becoming the alpine town it is today, Helen was a sawmill town when three local businessmen – Pete Hodkinson, Jim Wilkins and Bob Fowler – decided in 1968 they wanted to help improve the town, according to the...

Small town, big draw

Who would’ve thought that a town covering just over 2 square miles with a population of less than 600 people would be one of the most visited cities in Georgia? State tourism research director Ashley Barfield said the Northeast Georgia Mountain Region, which includes White County, is the...

Warriors prepared for start of new season


In nine days, the White County Warriors will kick off the 2019 high school football season.There are plenty of questions about the upcoming season, and the Warriors hope to provide some answers sta

Warriors rebuild for another playoff chase


The Friday Night Lights will turn on for the White County Warriors in just over a week when Lumpkin County comes to Cleveland for the 2019 football season opener on Aug. 30.