Dori shows the instincts of a curious cat investigating a camera.

All About the Animals

“We’re an advocate for the animals, first and foremost.” This is how Glenda Worley, a volunteer and board member at the Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS), describes the local no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. CSHS takes owner-surrendered…

Autry aims to be next sheriff

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Aaron Autry believes his depth of experience and vision for proactive law enforcement will help him serve White County as its next sheriff.

Mead maker taps into brewery market

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While some would say Dahlonega is late to the local brewery party, which has exploded in Georgia over the past few years, when the city’s first brewery opens later this spring, it’ll be the first of its kind in the state. Etowah Meadery, which opened in 2017, will be opening up Dahlonega...

A woman ahead of her time

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Helen Dortch Longstreet was no stranger to controversy or fighting for the causes she believed in by the time the Georgia Railway and Power Company began work to dam Tallulah Falls in the 1910s. By that time, Longstreet had fought and won a change to state law to allow women to be state...

UNWIND: Living in the Lavender

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“It’s about giving back to the community.” For Tina and David Duffey, operating the Red Oak Lavender Farm is a way to interact with the community and to stay active postretirement. Originally from Atlanta, Tina has always preferred the outdoors and living in the country. Ten years ago, she...

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.

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