Matt Gurtler
Ashley Winchester becomes emotional while listening to music at the Lighthouse service on Feb. 18. Lighthouse is a faith-based service for people battling addictions. (Tommy Culkin, The Clayton Tribune)
James Cannon
Teri Dobbs
Rabun County senior guard Summer Fountain evades Therrell defenders following a steal on Friday night. The Lady Wildcats roared to a 70-40 victory in the first round of the state playoffs. Fountain finished the night with 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Mitch Baker

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Matt Gurtler

CLAYTON — A kerfuffle between State House Rep.

Ashley Winchester becomes emotional while listening to music at the Lighthouse service on Feb. 18. Lighthouse is a faith-based service for people battling addictions. (Tommy Culkin, The Clayton Tribune)

A lighthouse provides guidance to ships in the dark. That principle is the philosophy behind Lighthouse, a faith-based drug rehabilitation program that began in Mountain City last year.

James Cannon

CLAYTON — A Northern Judicial Circuit judge has sentenced a Rabun County man to 50 years in prison for charges stemming from an October 2015 home invasion at Lake Burton.

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Rabun County senior guard Summer Fountain evades Therrell defenders following a steal on Friday night. The Lady Wildcats roared to a 70-40 victory in the first round of the state playoffs. Fountain finished the night with 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

TIGER — The Lady Wildcats have become almost unbeatable at home, losing just two games on Ken Byrd Court in the past two seasons.

Members of the Rabun Gap team celebrate their victory over Ravenscroft School on Saturday in Raleigh. The Lady Eagles won 59-56 to advance to their seventh straight NCISAA final four. Meona Feather  Josie Earnhardt, Alex Olvera, Katinka Kurz, Kylie Overholt, Milicia Manojlovic and  Alex Lysicanova are pictured above.

RABUN GAP — For the seventh straight year, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will be among the last four teams standing in the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association 3A division. 

Over the course of the year we compiled photos from Rabun County's historic season. 

 

Here is the link to all the photos. 

 

Obituaries

Calvin Jefferson Cannon, 68, of Joe Jones Road, Wiley, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Mountain Lakes Medical Center.

Edward B. Singleton, 90, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. 

He was born in Hall County on March 6, 1926, to parents Frank Singleton and Elizabeth Dillard Singleton. 

Ruth Wall Thurmond, 94, of Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, died Thursday night, Feb. 9, 2017, in Mountain View Health Care after a long illness.