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A male juvenile has been detained as Cleveland police say they are investigating a threat of a school shooting made this week.

White County artists have the chance to have their artwork featured on the cover of the White County News’ annual Get the Scoop magazine – and to win a $100 prize.

White County’s three-site celebration of the arts returns this weekend.

How much of a difference does 30 minutes make? A lot, according to the Cleveland City Council.

Nancy Kollock will hold a book signing at The Gourd Place for her book, Meandering Paths of an Artist, on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sports for Subscribers

When the White County Warriors open play in the Class AAAA state basketball tournament Saturday, they will have one of the toughest first round assignments of any team in Georgia.

It’s been a long, long time since White County High School hosted a state basketball playoff game.

That will changed Friday night when the Lady Warriors take on North Oconee in the opening round of the Class AAAA tournament. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. at the WCHS gym.

White County High School junior Matt Jenkins capped off a sensational season with a third place finish at the Class AAAA state wrestling tournament last weekend in Macon.

Jenkins (45-3) put together a 5-1 run during the three days of competition to take his place on the medal podium.


Mary Jane Ghent, 78, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

Mary Jane was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Warsaw, New York, to the late Oliver Ghent and Mary Rainey. Within 11 years, Mary Jane was living in her true hometown of Gainesville, where she resided for the next 67 years.

Sara Lynn McKibben Sledge, 96, of Sautee, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

Mrs. Sledge was born March 13, 1921, in Edwardsville, Alabama, to the late General Forney and Gussie Hurst Bennett. She worked in customer service for C&S Bank, and was a member of Northeast Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Larry Wayne Forquer, 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

He is survived by his wife Mari; daughter Tammy Beeman; and his brothers, Gary and Gene.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the funeral home, following visitation.

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