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As things stand right now, White County’s general-fund budget for fiscal year 2018 is projected to be about 3.6 percent higher than the current year’s.

Mossy Creek Elementary School was named a winner of the Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School award by the Georgia Department of Education.

White County High School will welcome the nearly 260-member Class of 2017 this Friday, May 26, during commencement beginning at 8 p.m. at the high school stadium. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

Is your dad the greatest? Then it’s time to nominate him for Father of the Year.

Last Saturday – and Sunday, and Monday, and Tuesday – White County was deluged with one rain event after another – long, soaking rains that went on for hours.

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Caroline Craig has only been at White County High School for one year, but that’s more than enough time to carve out a spot in the school’s sports record book.

On Monday in Columbus, Craig became the first WCHS golfer to win a state title, tying for the top spot at the Class AAAA tournament at Maple Ridge Golf Club.

According to a new report from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia’s state parks and historic sites contributed more than $1 billion to the state’s economy in 2016 – and about $53 million of that total was generated in White County.

Four months ago, Jaelen Alexander had never run an 800-meter race. Last weekend in Rome, Alexander walked off the track at Valhalla Stadium at Berry College as the Class AAAA state champion.

Obituaries

Sylvia O. Carter, 84, of Hiawassee, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Mrs. Carter was born Jan. 8, 1933, in Browns, Alabama, to the late Clyde and Linnie Olds. She worked as a registered nurse for Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Mrs. Martha Holden Cook, 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center in Demorest.

A daughter of the late Sam L. Holden and Irene Tyler Whitfield, she was born Oct. 6, 1953, in Clayton. She lived in White County for several years, and most of her life in Toccoa. She was of the Baptist faith.

Richard, or "Ricky" as he was affectionately known, was a wanderer, a wonderer, an adventurer, a thinker, a philosopher, a conversationalist, and an overall seeker of truths. He cared deeply for his friends, family, and neighbors, and embraced every opportunity to help them.

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