Robert Louis ‘Bob” Carder: Obituary


Mr. Robert Louis ‘Bob” Carder, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Mr. Carder was born June 15, 1934 in Lithonia, GA but had lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was the son of the late Iola Weaver Carder and the Reverend Robert Carder.

Mr. Carder was a graduate of Lithonia High School, Marsh Business College, Middle Georgia College, and Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Due to chronic health problems, Bob was unable to pursue his dreams of a career in law. Mr. Carder was retired from the Credit and Accounting Department of Atlanta Gas Light Company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1962.

Mr. Carder was a member of Philippi Baptist Church. He was a member of Sigma Delta Kappa law fraternity and a member of the Strings ‘N Things Band of Dahlonega for several years.

Mrs. Carder is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine Gilreath Carder, of 52 years, and a number of other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Jason Fuller, the Rev. Michael Youngblood, and Dr. Robert Klassen will officiate. Interment will be in Dahlonega Memorial Park with Rev. Tim Hicks officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the the Lumpkin County Gideon’s Camp: PO Box 653 Dahlonega, GA 30533 or to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center: 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222 Gainesville, GA 30501.

To share a memory or condolence for the family, please visit

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Jerry Wayne Abernathy: Obituary


Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jerry Wayne Abernathy, Sr., age 72, of Alto, formerly of Cleveland.

Mr. Abernathy was born in White County on March 12, 1946 to Ethel Shelnut Abernathy and the late Sherman Abernathy.  He was preceded in death by father, and brothers, Tony Abernathy, Edward Abernathy, and David Abernathy.  Mr. Abernathy was a farmer and attended Zion Interdenominational Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mae Abernathy of Alto; daughters, Hannah Abernathy, Demorest, Becky Abernathy, Demorest, and Elizabeth Williams, Cornelia; sons, Jerry Wayne Abernathy, Jr., Alto, David Abernathy (Brenda), Alto, and Dale Abernathy, Toccoa; mother, Ethel Shelnut Abernathy, Cleveland; grandchildren, Contessa Williams, Chantelle Williams, Tiffany and Bryan Skelton, Haven Minish, and Nathan and Damien Abernathy; great-grandchildren, Harper Crue and Maren Millwood, Ian Abernathy, Tobias Abernathy, and Hunter Abernathy; sister and brother-in law, Linda and Jackie Crane, Cleveland and Peggy and Don Hadaway, Clarkesville; brothers and sisters-in law, Cecil and Sue Abernathy, Murrayville and Mitchell and Rita Abernathy, Cleveland; and brother, Garry Abernathy, Cleveland.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 PM Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home.  The Rev. Gary Heffner, Rev. Robert Abernathy, and Rev. Clarence Reynolds will officiate.  Interment will follow in Zion Interdenominational Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Monday, October 8, 2018 at the funeral home.

To share a memory or condolence for the family, please visit

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Blanche G. Bishop: Obituary


Blanche G. Bishop, widow of Cliff D. Bishop, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 3, 2018 at the age of 91. A long time resident of Decatur, and later, Conyers, Georgia, Mrs. Bishop had moved to Sautee Nacochee, Georgia, and taken up residence with her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Ronald J. Taylor, in the Skylake Community.

Mrs. Bishop is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Bishop Taylor (Ronald), son Hunter L. Bishop (Olivia), and predeceased by her son Scott D. Bishop and her brother, LTC Donald Goldstein. She is survived by grandchildren Whitney B. Taylor; Mary Rachel Taylor Henderson (Bryan); Cliff D. Bishop (Jenny), Douglas Bishop, Brandon Bishop (Vicki), and Chandler Bishop, and great-great grandchildren Amelie and Felicity Bishop.  She is also survived by her sister, Frances DeHaven (Harold), of Hampton, Virginia, and sister-in-law, Mariann Goldstein of The Villages, Florida as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Bishop was born in New York City on September 23, 1927, to Max and Jenny Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein moved his business and family to Hampton, Virginia, in 1932, and Mrs. Bishop graduated at age 16 from Hampton High School. Too young to attend a residential college, she went into the work force and during World War II worked for the WPA helping implement the Dewey Decimal System for the military records management project. Upon the end of the war in 1945, Mrs. Bishop moved to Atlanta and met the love of her life, veteran Cliff Bishop. They married in 1948 and set up housekeeping in Atlanta’s old Fourth Ward. Mr. Bishop established Bishop’s Auto Service and Mrs. Bishop became the bookkeeper as well as raising their three children.

Mrs. Bishop reentered the work force full time after her last child was in school and spent many years as an employee of Southern Bell, later Bell South and eventually AT&T. She began work as an operator and through technical schooling and promotions, retired as a network design engineer after 30 years of service. Following Mr. Bishop’s tragic death in an automobile accident in 1979, Mrs. Bishop worked a few more years, and then began a life of world travel and tournament bridge competition. She and her beloved Lake Capri neighbor and traveling companion Melba Bessinger toured almost every country in Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. When home, Mrs. Bishop played regularly in various bridge clubs and competed in tournaments well into her 80’s.

Mrs. Bishop was a long time member of Chapel Woods Presbyterian Church while living in the Decatur area and a long time sister in Beta Sigma Phi International Women’s Organization. She always had many loving stories to tell about her sisters in Chapter Xi Alpha Omicron and the great fun they had together for so many years.

A grave side service will be held in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 2284 Candler Road in Decatur, Georgia 30032, (404-284-1162) at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in memory of Blanche G. Bishop to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, Georgia, is in charge of arrangements.

A reception for family and friends will be held following the graveside service. Location and Directions will be provided at graveside. Please join us in celebrating Blanche’s life!

White County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 08/25 to 09/02

Arrest Reports

Arrest report provided by the White County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in White County Georgia. Those arrests are posted on for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.


Now Hiring – FYN Sports Director

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TeamFYNSports ~ Georgia / North Carolina


●      If you’re looking to work for an organization that is growing every day, month and year, is the place for you!


FYN is seeking a professional who is seeking a Sports Director / Multi-Media Sports Reporter who will be responsible for planning and editing content which drives audience growth, push growth on social media platforms, and recruiting.  This person will supervise a team of reporters and have decision making authority on when stories are posted. Position will lead for content and supervise content producers and reporters covering high school & college sports.

Qualified candidates must share our vision of producing and reporting coverage of local sports that stands out as being informative and entertaining for fans and non-fans alike. We cover all teams in our coverage area including area College teams.  Coverage may include motor sports (NASCAR, local racing), local prep sports and community events. Our Sports Director is responsible for organizing coverage, producing, and publishing local sports coverage including special news segment on High School – Game Night on all of our platforms.  Manage workflow and distribution/scheduling of content on social media.  Collaborates effectively with others, along with communicate and work effectively with a team of sports journalists to give a complete picture of sports coverage in designated areas.

The ideal candidate is the following:

●       1 to 2 years of digital journalism experience

●      Knowledge of sports / Entrepreneurial personality who strives to achieve big things and grow with a company. We don’t assign story ideas but expect coverage of all sports. We give the platform, but it’s up to the contributor’s hard work and commitment whether or not he/she succeeds and grows with us.

●      Social Media savvy – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Flipboard, etc.

●      Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization

●      Proficiency with WordPress.

●      Experienced with deadlines


If our expectations and growing talent-based network is a place you feel strongly about applying, please submit your resume, cover letter and two recently unpublished writing samples in your application.

 Job Type: Contract

Required experience:

●      digital journalism: 1 year

●      Search Engine Optimization: 1 year

●      Sports Writing: 1 year

“Ask the Doc” with Dr. Whaley – Food Additives, Leg Weights, & Working Out Outside


BKP and Katy sat down with Dr. Whaley today and discussed several interesting topics.

The viewer questions Dr. Whaley addressed in today’s “Ask the Doc” segment are:

  • Do food additives affect my health?  Anything additives in particular I should avoid?
  • Would it be better for me to walk with ankle weights?
  • I like to exercise outside when it’s nice but is the air/pollen bad for me?

If you have questions for our doctor e-mail them to or 706-889-9700

We would like to thank Georgia Cancer Specialist for sponsoring this segment!

What’s up with the United Nations?


Sissine discusses personal beliefs regarding Israel’s rights to Jerusalem and the peculiar agenda displayed in the Charter of the United Nations.

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