News

When you see news in the making, contact News Director Charles Robertson by email or phone (706) 782-4251.

BOE Reluctantly Passes Tax Increase

July 25, 2014
BOE Reluctantly Passes Tax Increase

Members of the Rabun County Board of Education fielded comments from residents like Kim Gurtler in two public hearings on Thursday concerning the millage rate increase… “I just don’t think more money equals better educated kids. Rabun County’s hurting, we’ve been in a crash, and these people on fixed incomes, where are they gonna get…

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Geopolitical Tension Threatens Downward Trend at Pumps

July 25, 2014

News that a Malaysian Airliner was shot down quickly put upward pressure on the price of oil. “Oil rose on concerns that violence could spread in response to the crash,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA. “Gas prices are currently falling more than a half cent a day, but geopolitical tension could slow the rate…

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Loudermilk Says “It was the right thing to do”

July 25, 2014

More on the rezoning of land around the Rabun Quarry, Commissioner Jimmy Loudermilk was one of three commissioners that voted for the rezoning… “Well number one, you got to look at the effect it’s gonna have on the county all the way around. You got people that work at Vulcan ok, and they gotta work…

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Truck Driver Risks Life to Avoid Hitting Children

July 24, 2014
Truck Driver Risks Life to Avoid Hitting Children

A tractor trailer went down an embankment off of Hwy 76 around 4 pm yesterday just over the State Line in Oconee County. No severe injuries were reported, though the incident did cause traffic delays throughout the afternoon… “I was coming down 76 here, eastbound, and there was a car stopped in the lane. I…

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8,500 Gallons of Sewage in Stekoa Creek

July 24, 2014

The City of Clayton has reported a sewage spill took place at Smith Street on Tuesday due to a blockage in the collection system and a broken pipe. The spill caused 8,500 gallons of sewage to discharge into the Stekoa Creek. The pipe has since been repaired.  

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Quarry Vote Causes Avalanche of Disapproval From Residents

July 23, 2014

In last night’s meeting, County Commissioners heard an uproar from a full courtroom of Rabun County residents after approving the rezoning of property around the Rabun Quarry.The rezoning was approved with a 3 to 2 vote, against the zoning were Commissioners Stephen Arbiter and Kay Darnell, who attempted to calm the crowd to no avail.…

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Rabun Firefighter Injured in Hall County Training Accident

July 23, 2014

An accident yesterday afternoon in Hall County sends 3 firefighters to the Hospital with severe injuries. One of the firefighters, Will Griffin, who is a full time Hall Co. firefighter is also a volunteer at Station 12 in Tiger. Griffin was rushed to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with severe injuries to his back after the…

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Republican Race a Close One

July 23, 2014

Unofficial results are in for the State of Georgia from last night’s Primary Runoff. Republican U.S. Senate David Perdue      51%(winner) Jack Kingston     49%   Republican Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods   50% Michael Buck       50%   Democratic Georgia School Superintendent Valarie Wilson   54%(winner) Alisha Morgan   46%…

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Rocky Discussion Tonight for Commissioners

July 22, 2014

The Rabun County Board of Commissioners will have a work session at 5:30 today with a regular monthly meeting to follow at 6pm. Both meetings will take place in the Rabun County Courtroom. On the agenda for tonight, a discussion on the request of the Rabun Quarry to expand on a 111 acres that has…

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Rock the Vote in Rabun Today

July 22, 2014

Today is election day  all across Georgia. Tammy Whitmire in the Elections Office tells everything you need to know to cast your vote in Rabun County… “For the Primary Runoff, polls will be open from 7am to 7pm at the Civic Center, and all you’ll need to bring is a photo ID.” There is one…

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Rabun & Macon Counties

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Calendar

  • July 26, 2014Back To School Blitz
  • July 27, 2014Faith Gospel Group singing at Liberty Baptist Church
  • July 28, 2014Sustainable Mountain Living Homemaking Class
  • July 30, 2014Rabun County Board of Commissioners Blood Drives
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