Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland has received the largest cash gift in the history of the school. Dr. Emir Caner, president of Truett-McConnell College, announced during chapel on Thursday, Jan. 28, the establishment of the John N. White... more
It’s time for White County artists to start painting. Your artwork may be on the front cover our annual Get the Scoop magazine. Get the Scoop is White County’s popular magazine, filled with information and stories and photos featuring local people... more
State Rep. Stephen Allison of Blairsville, who represents Rabun, Union, Towns and the northern section of White County, has decided not to seek re-election. He has served four two-year terms in the state House, first elected in 2008. Now involved in... more
Jason Egerton holds GOAL award from NGTC. At left is acting NGTC president Mark Ivester. At right is Christy Bivins, the nominating instructor.
Jason Egerton of Cleveland has received North Georgia Technical College’s 2016 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL).  He was recognized at a recent Habersham Rotary meeting, along with his nominating instructor, Christy Bivins, who... more
GHSA referee Shane Huff, left, raises Matt Jenkins’ arm in victory after Jenkins won the 126-pound championship match against Stephens  County’s Javon Jones. (Photo/Mark Turner)
    \Led by freshman Matt Jenkins, the White County Warriors put together a solid performance at the 8-AAAA Area Wrestling Championship Saturday in Gainesville. The Warriors qualified five wrestlers for the Class AAAA sectionals this weekend in... more
Did the surprising results of the Iowa caucuses get you all fired up to cast your own vote? If so, you don’t have long to wait. Georgia is among a large contingent of states that will hold presidential primary elections on “Super Tuesday,” March 1... more
Jason Egerton holds GOAL award from NGTC. At left is acting NGTC president Mark Ivester. At right is Christy Bivins, the nominating instructor.
GHSA referee Shane Huff, left, raises Matt Jenkins’ arm in victory after Jenkins won the 126-pound championship match against Stephens  County’s Javon Jones. (Photo/Mark Turner)

News Stories

Did the surprising results of the Iowa caucuses get you all fired up to cast your own vote?

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland has received the largest cash gift in the history of the school.

It’s time for White County artists to start painting. Your artwork may be on the front cover our annual Get the Scoop magazine.

State Rep. Stephen Allison of Blairsville, who represents Rabun, Union, Towns and the northern section of White County, has decided not to seek re-election.

Jason Egerton holds GOAL award from NGTC. At left is acting NGTC president Mark Ivester. At right is Christy Bivins, the nominating instructor.

Jason Egerton of Cleveland has received North Georgia Technical College’s 2016 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL). 

Sports

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

Mr. Jack Paige Reid of Cleveland passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He was 81.

Mr. Reid was born on Nov. 16, 1934, in West Virginia, to the late Lewis and Sylvia Reid. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and worked for many years as a sheriff's deputy. Mr. Reid was very proud of being a master Mason and a member of the shrine.

• Mr. Melvin Auten,77, of Murrayville, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Memorial services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Alexander Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Marguerite T. Bruce of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. She was 95.

Marguerite was born in Atlanta on Feb. 14, 1920, to the late William Frank Thomas and Willie Maude Wright Thomas. She worked for many years with Lockheed as a secretary, moving to Cleveland in 2011 from the Acworth area.

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