News Stories

Cleveland Care Center showcased its renovated and expanded facility to the community during an open house held Saturday, Jan. 14.

When Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office on Friday, Jan. 20, a White County couple will be there to watch.

As big as Friday’s presidential inauguration is expected to be, political observers speculate that a Saturday, Jan. 21, event may be even bigger.

A Pickens County man was convicted in White County Superior Court Jan. 17 of two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Helen tourist that occurred August 2014.

The community was rocked Tuesday, Jan. 17, after a 3-year-old child was killed in a tragic incident in the Cleveland Ingles parking lot.

Sports

The sport of pickleball first came on the scene in White County in 2015. In less than two years, the sport has seen a huge increase in local participation, and last week, the White County Recreation Department opened a new facility to meet the needs of the local players.

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

Easton Levi Cain, 3, beloved son, brother, grandson,and nephew, was called to his eternal resting place on Jan. 17, 2017.

He entered this world on Nov. 14, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center, born to Casey and Kala Cain, and lived in Cleveland.

June Sprouse, 66, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at her residence.

Ms. Sprouse was born on Oct. 29, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Charlotte Parrish. She was a self-employed truck driver.

Ms. Sprouse was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Shane Riesinger.

June Vandiver Adams of Athens passed away Jan. 1, 2017. She was 82.

Mrs. Adams was born May 6, 1934, in White County, to the late Garland Granger and Virgie Mae Barrett Vandiver. She was the co-owner of Five Points Realty, and was a member of Helen Presbyterian Church.

June was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry E. Adams, and brother, Jerry Vandiver.

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