Jack P. Nix Elementary School first-grade teacher Teresa Beckman (from left) speaks with students Brooklyn Moss and Brelyn Austin Dec. 3 during an assignment about needs and wants. (Photo/Stephanie Hill)

Jack P. Nix Elementary recognized again as Title I Distinguished School

For the 14th year, Jack P. Nix Elementary School has been named a Title I Distinguished School with its latest honor for 2019-2020. The designation goes to schools that are among the highest-performing 5% of Title I Schoolwide programs and Title I…

Loeffler tapped over Collins as new Georgia Senator

   Gov. Brian Kemp went against President Trump’s recommendation Wednesday when he selected businesswoman Kelly Loeffler over U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by the retiring Johnny Isakson.    Loeffler will represent the state of...

UNWIND: Finding a happily ever after among the vines

Our local wineries go out of their way to prevent Bridezilla meltdowns. They start with picture-perfect views of rolling hills crosshatched with vines that lend a spirit of symmetrical harmony to the scene, along with a liberal pouring policy with their homegrown libations. “I was worried...

UNWIND: Brew Gurus. Business is hopping at Tantrum

Ross Crumpton just couldn’t bring himself to sign on the dotted line. It was 2016 and the White County native was about to start a life in Oklahoma with a longterm career in natural gas power generation.  There was only one problem. “I absolutely hated it,” he said. Still, the...

Back on the mat


After a slow start to the season due to some illness and injuries, the White County High School wrestling team is ready to begin the grind that leads to the Class AAAA tournament in February.

Lady Warriors notch region win


It was Throwback Night on Tuesday for the White County High School basketball teams, and for the Lady Warriors it meant it's back to their winning ways.