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For the past few days, the weather has been downright chilly in the mornings, dropping down to about 40 in Cleveland and Helen, and even into the 30s up in the mountains.

The city of Helen took its first tentative step in allowing distilleries with the unanimous approval Oct. 17 of a first reading of an ordinance regulating them.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Readers are invited to submit a photo of a White County veteran to be included in the White County News’ annual tribute, to be published Nov. 9. 

Kim Hames will no doubt tell you her three grandchildren are a blessing. The circumstances in which they came to live with her for the past several years, however, are a burden.

Sports for Subscribers

In the past decade, the White County girls’ cross country program has done a few notable things.

Ranked in the Top 10? Check, almost every year.

Region championships? Done that.

How about a Top 5 finish in the team standings at the state meet? Yep, several times.

Win an individual state title? Twice, thanks to Jenna Gearing.

Over the years, the Mountain Invitational has grown into one of the best high school cross country meets in Georgia.

This year’s event, held last week at Unicoi State Park, might have been the best one ever.

More than 50 high school and middle school teams made their way to Helen for the annual event, easily the largest number of teams to ever compete in the event.

The White County High School softball team clinched a berth in the Class AAAA state playoffs last Friday and almost pulled off a big upset Monday during the Region 7-AAAA tournament.


"He sailed away. He walked 2,000 miles and then he slipped away."

On Oct. 16, 2017, the angels lifted Steven J. Stack, age 55, back home to be with the Lord. Everything about him is irreplaceable. He was a loving husband and father.

Angus Armstrong McLellan passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Gainesville, following complications from an extended illness. He was 79.

Mr. McLellan was preceded in death by his father, Howard McLellan; mother, Florence McLellan; siblings, Bill, Alvin, Isabelle, Cecil and Douglass.

Funeral services for Jean Pardue, 84, of Cleveland, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Bryan Funderburke and the Rev. Dylan Evans officiated.

Mrs. Pardue passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at her residence.

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