The Greater Helen Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest celebration has entertained crowds with festive music and dance for years at the Helen Festhalle. (File photo)

No Oktoberfest at Festhalle

The music, dancing and mingling of Oktoberfest will be missing from the Helen Festhalle this year, though the city still expects to welcome visitors for the seasonal celebration. The Greater Helen Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday, July 24…

Celebrating 50 Years of Alpine Helen, Georgia – David Wilkins

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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.


AAC plans for 2020 fall season


The Appalachian Athletic Conference announced earlier this that its 21 member institutions, including Truett McConnell University, intend to compete in all fall sports in 2020.

The first step?


Barring a last minute change, fall sports will start next week for a pair of White County High school teams.