News

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Suspended WCU fraternity faces new allegation

May 21, 2015

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Western Carolina University that was suspended for hazing allegations now faces more trouble.  Last Month Pi Kappa Alpha was suspended for five years after reports surfaced that members water-boarded a pledge in an off-campus incident in February. Now a member Walter Conger is accused of severely beating freshman Zach…

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Stephens Co.

May 21, 2015

Health and animal control officials are confirming that a rabid raccoon was found over the weekend in Stephens County. Toccoa-Stephens County Humane Shelter Director Jeff Roberts said that the raccoon was found on Mize Road in an area between the Toccoa By-pass and the Stephens County line on Saturday. “The raccoon was acting strangely and…

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Tuesday Afternoon Bank Robbery near Seneca

May 21, 2015
Tuesday Afternoon Bank Robbery near Seneca

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery that occurred near Seneca. Dispatchers received a call around 4:22pm of a robbery at Community First Bank located at the intersection of Highway 123 and Sheep Farm Road. Pictures from the bank’s surveillance cameras showed a white male wearing a green hat and…

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GDOT Closing Part of Anderson Thomas Road

May 21, 2015

Part of an area road in the southern half of Stephens County will close today for a time in connection to the Highway 17 construction project. Georgia Department of Transportation Spokesperson Teri Pope said that Anderson Thomas Road, at its intersection with Georgia Highway 17, will close beginning today. “The detour will actually close about…

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Baseball Team Concludes Playoff Run

May 19, 2015

The Rabun County Wildcats Varsity Baseball team concludes their run in the state tournament. The Diamond Cats reached the semi-finals of the Class AA state baseball tournament, before dropping the best of three series to the Darlington school yesterday. Darlington won the first game 5-2, and the second game 12-2 in a series played in…

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Man Killed With Pellet Rifle

May 17, 2015

A Rabun County man dies after being shot with a pellet rifle over the weekend. Rabun County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Jack Tanksley said that on Saturday, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office investigated an altercation between Furman Cobb, Jr. and Glenn Chastain that left Cobb fatally wounded. “From what Glenn Chastain was telling me during…

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Saturday

May 17, 2015

Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday. According to a report on file with the Toccoa Post of the Georgia State Patrol says that James Larry Stripling and Janice Stripling were traveling northbound in the right hand lane of Highway 441 on a 2011 Suzuki Motorcycle. The report…

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DriveAlert ArriveAlive

May 14, 2015

Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia this week(May 11) kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an alarming 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.  DriveAlert ArriveAlive, implores motorists to help turn…

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Wildcats Continue Playoff Dominance

May 14, 2015

The Rabun County Wildcats Varsity Baseball Team closed out the third round of the State Playoffs in convincing fashion, winning the third game of the series against Lovett by a score of 8-1. The Wildcats will now travel to Darlington on Monday to compete in the State Final Four for the first time ever. The…

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Recycle Center Shuts Down

May 14, 2015

The Rabun County Recycle Center located on Hwy 76 East will be closed today for the repaving of their entrance. They will reopen once the project is complete.

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Rabun & Macon Counties

Stephens, Oconee & Habersham Counties

Calendar

  • May 25, 2015 11:00 amMemorial Day Service
  • May 30, 2015Relay for Life 5K
  • June 2, 2015 8:00 amNortheast Georgia Annual kids golf tournament
  • June 5, 2015 11:00 amRelay for Life Hot dog plate fundraiser
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