News

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Unemployment Down in Georgia, Up in Rabun County

March 24, 2015

Area unemployment numbers were released last week from the Georgia Department of Labor for January. While State numbers continue to get better a little bit at a time dropping from 6.6% in December to 6.4% in January, Rabun County’s numbers are headed in the opposite direction, increasing almost a full percentage point from December to…

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Rabun Betters the State and the Nation

March 24, 2015

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline remained relatively stable last week holding at $2.42 per gallon. However, prices in Georgia fell 5 cents over the week. In Georgia the average price is $2.22, 1 cent less than a month ago and $1.15 cheaper than a year ago. Rabun County saw a…

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Saturday School for Everyone

March 23, 2015

In last Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, it was decided that Students will attend school on Saturday, March 28th, in order to help make up days missed due to the winter storm. School that Saturday will begin at the normal time, with students being released at 1 in the afternoon. Students will also now have…

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N.C. looks to ban powdered alcohol

March 23, 2015

A bill was introduced on Wednesday in the North Carolina House that would prohibit powdered alcohol in the state. A federal regulator, earlier this month, approved a product called Palcohol, intended to be mixed up into drinks. “There’s obvious avenues to abuse that kind of stuff. It could get into wrong hands or be used…

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Hazing at Walhalla High

March 23, 2015

Incidents of hazing involving members of the Walhalla High boys’ varsity soccer team have led to what the county superintendent says are the suspensions of five players  Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says the suspensions have resulted from an investigation begun Tuesday when one of the victims contacted school authorities.  Specific details of what happened weren’t…

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Road blocked on 441!

March 20, 2015

Just north of 441 outside the city limits, the road is blocked. With very heavy traffic on both sides, (North and South lanes) but be sure to check back regularly for updates! Expect delays of at least thirty minutes or more. Local fire, police, and EMT are on the scene and working heavily to clean…

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Roadwork Pushed to Friday

March 19, 2015

According to Clayton City Marshall, Scott Crane, due to today’s weather, the repairs being made to the guardrail on Old 441 South have been pushed back to tomorrow. Old 441 South will be closed in the area of the guardrail around 9am until Friday afternoon.

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Tax Passes in Rabun County

March 17, 2015

Unofficial results have the 1% sales tax passing 66.98% to 33.02%. A total of 1483 voted during the election in Rabun County. Of those 992 were in favor of continuing the 1% Educational Sales Tax. 489 voted against the tax. Listen Wednesday morning for more on the election.

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Election Tomorrow

March 16, 2015

Early voting for the 1% Educational sales tax in Rabun County wrapped up on Friday, with decent numbers, says Jane Thomasson of the Rabun County Elections Office… “People that walked in and voted was 760, and our absentee ballots that came back were 203. A total of 963.” You will have one more chance to…

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Better Down than Up

March 16, 2015

Gas prices continue to move in the right direction, all be it, very slowly. Gas prices fell for the eighth consecutive day Sunday. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is nearly 3 cents cheaper than a week ago, but 18 cents more expensive than last month. Still, Sunday’s average price of $2.43…

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Rabun & Macon Counties

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Calendar

  • March 27, 2015 5:30 pmSpring Fling
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amRanch Roping & Cow Horse versatility
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amTallulah-Persimmon Annual BBQ
  • March 28, 2015 4:00 pmBlue Heights Easter Egg- stravaganza
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