Chelsie Yamamoto

Top of the Class

White County High School recently announced Chelsie Yamamoto as the 2020 class valedictorian, with Joshua Adelberg as the salutatorian. Valedictorian Surprised was how Chelsie Yamamoto described feeling when she found out she was the valedictorian…

Warm winter affects bees, parasites

   According to the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, temperatures have not been as cool as climate averages since Dec. 1, 2019. With a warm winter this season, bee populations face the threat of starvation and also parasites.    Various experts on the matter...

Smith aims to ‘be the good’ at Food Bank kitchen

CLAYTON— Feeding people is something that Inger Smith has done for over 30 years, and as the new teaching kitchen manager for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia she hopes to “be the good” as a hub of good will for the people in Rabun County and the mountain region. Smith began her role as...

Mead maker taps into brewery market

While some would say Dahlonega is late to the local brewery party, which has exploded in Georgia over the past few years, when the city’s first brewery opens later this spring, it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. Etowah Meadery, which opened in 2017, will be opening up Dahlonega...

Celebrating 50 Years of Alpine Helen, Georgia – David Wilkins

Video Embed

The White County News interviews David Wilkins. In 2019, the city of Helen, Georgia, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its transformation from a small lumber town into the Bavarian-styled Alpine Helen, one of the most visited areas in Georgia. This is the first video in a series of conversations with locals who shared their experiences about Helen's changes and the people who made a lasting impact.


Warriors smack Gladiators, 9-0


Thanks to a break from the rain and winter weather, the White County Warriors finally got a chance last weekend to open the 2020 baseball season.

Four on the Podium


White County took four wrestlers to the Class AAAA state finals last weekend in Macon, and all four came home with a Top 5 medal.