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Hard to believe, but phase 2 of the Cleveland bypass (officially known as the Appalachian Parkway) is almost ready for its public debut.

Seven dogs were exposed to rabies when they got into a tussle with an infected raccoon on Thursday morning, July 13.

An agreement is in place for Mountain Education Charter High School to purchase the Western Sizzlin on Helen Highway, with plans to consolidate the school’s central office operations at the facilit

When the White County Board of Commissioners adopted their Fiscal Year 2018 budget last month, the last piece of the financial picture depended on yet-to-be-determined tax digest revenue.

With plans to develop high-speed Internet access, some EMCs are once again aiming to provide a much-needed service to rural communities, just as they did with electricity 80 years ago.

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In just a few weeks, things will get a lot busier at White County High School. With the new school year just around the corner, that means the Warrior athletic teams will be back on the field.

This fall, WCHS football, volleyball, softball, cross country and competition cheer teams will all chase a Georgia High School Association state title.

When the White County Warriors show up this morning for a summer program workout, they will only have 36 more days until the start of the 2017 high school football season.

The Warriors got back to work this week following a few days off thanks to the Georgia High School Association’s mandatory Dead Week last week.

For the second year in a row, a large group of former White County High School athletes have been named to the BLITZ Hall of Fame. 

This year’s group of local inductees consists of Luke Crumley and Brett Westmoreland (baseball), Spencer Adams (basketball), Garrett Rowland (golf), Clancy Loudermilk and Savanna Magill (soccer) and Thomas Flowers (tennis).

Obituaries

Ms. Judith Elaine Lancette of Dahlonega went to be with her Lord on July 17, 2017, at her daughter's residence, following an extended illness. She was 66.

She was the proud mother of four children, and she worked tirelessly for their benefit. She had a very strong work ethic, and worked as a nurse for 45 years.

Mrs. Janice Alexander Webb, 75, of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, in the chapel at Alexander Funeral Home, with internment following at the Demorest City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Peter G. Bayliff of Helen passed away Monday, July 10, 2017. He was 63.

Pete was born May 24, 1954, in Ferndale, Michigan. Pete was known by many as "The Rock Man." He created his business over 40 years ago, and moved it to Helen in 1996, selling gems and minerals to the public.

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