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Ellijay resident David Govus has spent much of his life hunting and hiking in Georgia’s 867,000-acre Chattahoochee National Forest.

It’s been less than a year since Truett McConnell University opened the 69,000-square-foot George Blaurock Student Wellness Center – the largest capital project in its history – but the university’

Keeping the Chattahoochee River clean was once again a topic of conversation at the Feb. 20 Helen City Commission meeting.

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White County has recorded its first rabies case of 2018.

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After the first two weeks of the college softball season, White County High School graduate Jessica Morgan is proving that she belongs on the sport’s biggest stage.

Morgan, who graduated in December so she could join the Bulldogs’ squad for the 2018 season, has helped UGA get off to a 9-1 start and a No. 17 ranking in the latest NCAA national poll.

When the White County Warriors open play in the Class AAAA state basketball tournament Saturday, they will have one of the toughest first round assignments of any team in Georgia.

It’s been a long, long time since White County High School hosted a state basketball playoff game.

That will changed Friday night when the Lady Warriors take on North Oconee in the opening round of the Class AAAA tournament. Tip off is set for 6 p.m. at the WCHS gym.

Obituaries

Tranis Gene Bryson of Clermont passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 59.

Mr. Bryson was born Feb. 17, 1959, in Towns County, to Elizabeth Dyer Bryson and the late John Joe Bryson. Tranis was a self-employed farmer and saw miller. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Bryson; and sister, Billie Earlleen Bryson.

Mrs. Lois Mae Kastner, 73, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Amy’s Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Grady White and the Rev. Jeremy Kastner will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Gibson and the Rev. Walker Kastner officiating.

Mr. Leonard Vince Wood, 60 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Vince was born Aug. 10, 1957, to Allene Smith and the late Bill Wood. In addition to his father, Vince was preceded in death by his brother, Bryan “Chop” Wood.

Vince was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of Cleveland Worship Center, and attended Welcome Worship Center.

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