Flames could be seen coming out of the roof of J.W. Reed's Tavern in Cleveland. (Photo/Stephanie Hill)

Fire destroys J.W Reed’s Tavern

J.W. Reed’s Tavern was destroyed in a fire Sunday morning. The fire started before the restaurant opened, so there were no customers present, but co-owner Regina Ward and an employee were inside. They were able to escape with no injuries, said…

Be wary of TB in deer

Earlier this month and in the thick of deer season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that deer “can transmit certain strains of tuberculosis to hunters.”  The danger comes during the field-dressing process. Hunters can come into contact with the pathogen when...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: All aboard a wine tour

White County is in the heart of North Georgia wine country, and with plenty of vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms, many visitors are turning to wine tours for a leisurely way to experience the area. A ride with a tour guide provides a way to go between stops, so you can focus on the scenic...

MOUNTAIN TRAVELER: Puttin' on the Ritz

Season 3 of the Night at the Ritz series will continue through May 2020, at Toccoa’s restored and historic Ritz Theatre. Described by theater general manager Tami Mayhugh as “Toccoa’s hottest event,” Night at the Ritz features a diverse selection of musical acts and performing arts...

Run to the finish


For the sixth time since 2012, the White County girls' cross country team posted a Top 5 finish at the Georgia High School Association's State Cross Country Championships.