Evan and Keifer Phillips of Clayton saw through a log at the crosscut sawing competition at the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival in 2015 as rain pounded on the tent. (File Photo)
A leak in the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama has caused a shortage of gas in the Southeast, as seen at Ingles I-Mart on Tuesday along Highway 441 in Clayton. (Klark Byrd/The Clayton Tribune)

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Evan and Keifer Phillips of Clayton saw through a log at the crosscut sawing competition at the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival in 2015 as rain pounded on the tent. (File Photo)

The region will celebrate its Appalachian heritage Saturday, Oct. 1, with the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival.

The Clayton Downtown Development Authority met in an illegal executive session Tuesday near the end of its regular monthly meeting at the Clayton Municipal Complex.

LaPrade’s Marina is under new management, and it’s open for business.

Sports

For the past three years, Wildcats fans have seen No. 71 Peyton Backer step onto the field under the Friday night lights of Frank Snyder Stadium. 

After a week off from action, Rabun County, the no. 6 team in Georgia AA classification, will face potentially the toughest team they will see all season in West Hall (4-1). 

Senior pitcher Trista Houston threw a complete game shutout in the 3-0 win Monday night over Johnson High School. The Lady ’Cats wore pink jerseys in honor of breast cancer awareness month coming up.

Rabun County played the fifth of their six region game schedule Tuesday night at Elbert County and went to their second nine inning game in five days.

Obituaries

Douglas Foster, 73, passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at his residence. He was born Feb. 24, 1943, the son of the late Ira Frank and Blonie Lee Forester Foster. 

Carol Fisher, 63, of Dillard, passed away in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. 

Susan Louise Darnell, 57, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.