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About 1,000 residences along a corridor of Duncan Bridge Road from Pless Road to Helen Highway will be included in a broadband pilot project by Habersham EMC.

The parent companies for Cleveland-based Mountain Valley Community Bank and The Piedmont Bank, headquartered in Peachtree Corners, have announced plans to merge the institutions.

Spring is known for unpredictable weather, and on Tuesday, March 21 – one day after the official beginning of spring – the season lived up to its reputation, pelting the southern half of White Coun

The 28th annual Helen Trout Tournament will be Saturday, March 25, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Some White County officials believe the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is taking too long to conduct autopsies.

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After 26 years of working in the sports industry, including nearly five years as Director of Athletics and a business professor at Truett McConnell University, Dr. Stacy Hall has announced his resignation from TMU effective June 30, 2017. Hall will pursue a new role with Hall & Company, a real estate development and consulting company he and his wife, Ivy, started in 2015.

If the first two tournaments of the year are any indication, it’s looks like the White County girls’ golf program is in for a pretty good spring.

The White County High School track teams got some early season work in last week in Oakwood at the West Hall Relays.

The event, which featured only relay races and no field events, turned out to be a good starting point to the season as the Lady Warriors captured first place, while the Warriors finished second.

Obituaries

Francis Ruth Schofield of Helen passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. She was 91.

Mrs. Schofield was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Robertstown, to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Abernathy Cantrell. Ruth was a homemaker, and a member of Chattahoochee United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Bobbie Haynes, 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will we announced.

Alexander Funeral Home, Cleveland

www.alexander-funeral.com

Sharon Kay Dockery of Cleveland passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at her residence. She was 68.

Mrs. Dockery was born on Feb. 16, 1949, in Cleveland, to Bernice Lovell and the late Claud Lovell. She worked as a guard at Alto State Prison, and was a member of Trinity Full Gospel Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Chris Lovell.

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