During the Rabun Republican Headquarters grand opening Saturday, Republican nominee for the Georgia House District 8 seat Matt Gurtler of Tiger, left, Rabun Republican Chairwoman Carolee Williams and District 8 Rep. Stephen Allison, R-Blairsville, urged people to go out and vote in November. (Tommy Culkin/The Clayton Tribune)
The aedes species of mosquito is the carrier of Zika, a virus responsible for causing birth defects.
Tallulah Falls senior goalie Jordan Teng makes a save in the Indians opening loss against Rabun Gap. (Trevor McNaboe/The Clayton Tribune)
Rabun Gap running back Bailey McBride evades Union County defenders Aug. 18 in the Eagles scrimmage at Union.
Sky Valley Police Chief R.C. Mason
A crowd gathered at the July 23 grand opening of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's Mountain Branch in Clayton's Covered Bridge Shopping Center. The organization continues to raise funds to pay the debt off. (File Photo)

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During the Rabun Republican Headquarters grand opening Saturday, Republican nominee for the Georgia House District 8 seat Matt Gurtler of Tiger, left, Rabun Republican Chairwoman Carolee Williams and District 8 Rep. Stephen Allison, R-Blairsville, urged people to go out and vote in November. (Tommy Culkin/The Clayton Tribune)

Republican seat holders, nominees and voters celebrated the grand opening of the Rabun Republican Headquarters on Saturday in Clayton’s Village Way Plaza with a showing that exceeded expectations.

The aedes species of mosquito is the carrier of Zika, a virus responsible for causing birth defects.

Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that entered headlines late last year when thousands of people contracted it in Brazil, is now making its way into the United States.

Sky Valley Police Chief R.C. Mason

A Georgia Open Records Act request from a Sky Valley resident seeking the body camera and audio recordings of an alleged Aug.

Sports

Tallulah Falls senior goalie Jordan Teng makes a save in the Indians opening loss against Rabun Gap. (Trevor McNaboe/The Clayton Tribune)

The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Eagles descended upon Tallulah Falls School soccer pitch to open up the 2016 season on Saturday.

Rabun Gap running back Bailey McBride evades Union County defenders Aug. 18 in the Eagles scrimmage at Union.

Last Thursday Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School faced a huge challenge as they took the field against the Union County Panthers.

Rabun County High School’s Joy Wilson spikes a ball against Stephens County. (Mark Turner/ CNI News Service)

The Rabun County Lady Wildcats split a pair of non-region volleyball matches Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Obituaries

James Edward Barlow, 78, of Chestnut Mountain Drive, Rabun Gap, died Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2016, in Commerce. 

Jessie Faye “Ritchie” Kilby, 84, of Clayton, died Saturday morning, Aug. 20, 2016, at Traces of Tiger.

She was the wife of Virgil Kilby.

Perry Andrew Shelton, 73, of Lavonia, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at his home.