White County keeper Noah Kendrick, left, consoles Pascual Gomez after the Warriors’ 2-0 loss to the Spalding Jaguars Tuesday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state soccer playoffs. (Photo/Mark Turner)

News Stories

At their Dec. 5 meeting, the White County Board of Commissioners granted approval to the White County Building Authority to issue $7,690,000 in revenue bonds, effective on Dec. 29.

With all the rain White County has received recently, it’s easy to forget that conditions were bone-dry just a couple of weeks ago.

In an unexpected decision on Dec. 5, the Cleveland City Council denied a rezoning request that had already been approved by the city’s zoning board.

White County’s Relay for Life effort is getting a little holiday help from one of Santa’s elves.

The annual Christmas parade in downtown Helen is planned for Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 2 p.m.

Sports

White County keeper Noah Kendrick, left, consoles Pascual Gomez after the Warriors’ 2-0 loss to the Spalding Jaguars Tuesday night in the second round of the Class AAAA state soccer playoffs. (Photo/Mark Turner)

The White County Warriors’ first-ever appearance in the state soccer playoffs came to a bitter end Tuesday night in Griffin.

WCHS freshman Jay Lepkoske pulls down a rebound during the Warriors’ non-region win over Lumpkin County last weekend. (Photo/Staci Sulhoff)

The White County Warriors continued the hot start to the 2015-16 high school basketball season with three wins in five days.

The wins over Towns County, Marist and Lumpkin County pushed the Warriors’ record to 7-1. 

White County High School has new home address in the Georgia High School Association’s classification.

WCHS officials found out Tuesday afternoon the school will be moving to Region 7-AAAA next fall. The new region consists of just six teams, including a pair of private schools.

Obituaries

Jennifer Leigh Reeves, 39, of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Jennifer was born in Plantation, Florida, on Sept. 22, 1977, to Robert Craig and Maria Mulet Stevens. She was a member of Naccoochee United Methodist Church.

Timothy “Tim” C. Ledford, 55, of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Mr. Ledford was born Feb. 27, 1961, in Gainesville, to the late Claude and Glancie Abercrombie Ledford. Tim was a machinist for Davis Machine.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Ledford.

Mrs. Eunice Virginia Smith, 91 of Lula, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Living Mission United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lula.

Mrs. Smith was born in White County on March 25, 1925, to the late Arthur Smith and Lona Hicks Smith. She was a homemaker.

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