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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.

Obituaries

Hal Crawford, 91, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The Rev. JR Fields of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was 81.

Rev. Fields was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born July 25, 1936, to the late Allen and Viola Berry Fields.

J.D. Coker of Demorest passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. He was 92.

Mr. Coker was born July 31, 1925, in White County, to the late Steve and Martha Allison Coker. He was retired from the Georgia Forestry Commission, and was a member of Return Baptist Church. J.D. was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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