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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.

For many months, there’s been construction activity on the north end of Cleveland’s downtown square, and White County residents have been characteristically curious.

A Bluff City, Tennessee, woman was arrested in Cleveland on July 30 on drug trafficking charges.

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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.

The White County Lady Warriors got the 2018 season off to a great start Monday afternoon, knocking out Dawson County 10-3 in a non-region matchup in Dawsonville.

The opening game was the start to a busy week for the Lady Warriors, who played at Rabun County Wednesday night and take on Lumpkin County today at 4:20 p.m. in a doubleheader in Dahlonega.

Due to some trades and injuries, the New York Yankees have had to make several roster moves over the past two weeks.

David Sosebee, a White County High School graduate, was part of the transaction flurry, getting a call to Triple A last week.

Sosebee has been outstanding this season, working out the bullpen at three different levels in the Yankees’ minor organization.

Obituaries

Joseph Kline Strickland Jr. of Sautee passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. He was 73.

Mr. Strickland was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Walterboro, South Carolina, to the late Joseph Kline and Marcaliese Ackerman Strickland. He graduated from The Citadel, Georgia Southern University, LSU School of Banking, and UNC Chapel Hill Executive School.

Dustin W. Mobley, 17, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

Dustin was born in Lumpkin County. He loved bicycling, hiking, camping, and cooking at home. Dustin was a very caring person, and was musically talented. He was baptized at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, and was a former member of the Boy Scouts.

Barbara Alice Peck (Melton) of Cleveland left this world on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.

Barbara was born in Eva, Tennessee, the youngest of seven children of the late James and Lottie Melton. She attended Benton High School.

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