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Baseball fans may remember the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds teams that dominated Major League Baseball (MLB) in the 1970s.

Question: What looks like a cross between a pig and a dinosaur, always gives birth to identical quadruplets, and recently showed up in White County?

Answer: a nine-banded armadillo.

The Helen City Commission has formed a committee to discuss possible changes to a tubing ordinance that only allows tubers to bring plastic bottles with them while they’re tubing.

The show will go on in Helen – the Fourth of July fireworks showcase, that is.

Within a few months, the Georgia Department of Transportation is expected to start preliminary work on phase 3 of the Cleveland bypass highway.

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The White County Recreation Department football teams kick off their inaugural season in the Mountain Football League on Aug. 25.

The MFL recently released the regular season schedule, with the WCRD teams making a trip to Blue Ridge on the opening day of the season.

It’s been a roller-coaster kind of offseason for the White County High School volleyball program.

Just a few weeks after the 2017 season ended, Laura DeLaPerriere, who started the Lady Warriors’ program, announced she was leaving the school to accept the head coaching job at Cherokee Bluff, a new school in Hall County.

White County used a pair of big innings and some stellar pitching to post a 10-3 win over Dawson County Monday in the season opener in Dawsonville.

The Lady Warriors scored four runs in the third inning and four more in the seventh inning to put away the Lady Tigers.


Otis "Pete" Lee Keheley of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. He was 84.

Mr. Keheley was born May 7, 1934, in Gwinnett County, to the late Clarence and Annie Mae Graham Keheley. Pete began his career at Dekalb County Fire Department as a firefighter, and retired as captain over communications with 25 years of service.

Linda Carole Haynes, 63, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.

Ms. Haynes was born Dec. 19, 1954, in Waycross, to Charles and Carole Davis Haynes. She was a member of Gordon Street Baptist Church in Valdosta.

Mr. Richard Bryan Loggins, 41, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.

Mr. Loggins was born Oct. 11, 1976, in Hall County. He was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and a member of Mt. Yonah Baptist Church.

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