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State Lowers Unemployment, Rabun County Increases

January 30, 2015

Unemployment numbers have been released for December of 2014. The State saw a small decrease from November to December, dropping from 7.2% to a 6.9% unemployment rate.The Georgia Mountains Region saw no change from November to December holding on to the lowest regional unemployment rate in the State at 5.5%. Rabun County continues to post…

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Charity Lane Wraps Up a Successful Event

January 30, 2015

Charity Lane wrapped things up this week in its final meeting on the 2014 event. Community Partnership’s Laura Lane says the event was a great success… “This year through our gate proceeds, we were able to raise $12,000, so that was able to benefit 22 different charities here in the county, so we were very…

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Personal Lab Services opens new office in Franklin

January 30, 2015
Personal Lab Services opens new office in Franklin

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the opening of Personal Lab Services in Franklin.  Personal Lab Services was developed in Clayton, GA and recently expanded by opening a second office location in Franklin, NC at 555 Depot Street. Personal Lab Services is a committed lab team that provides many quality lab services…

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Senate OKs the Keystone XL pipeline

January 30, 2015

After Senate action yesterday, the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline is on the way to the desk of President Obama, and South Carolina’s U-S senators are calling for the President to sign it. Both Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham voted to support the pipeline and say the issue is jobs and energy independence.…

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Prescribed Burn Announced For Today

January 29, 2015

A prescribed burn will take place starting later this morning in the Toccoa area. According to the U.S. Forest Service, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn on about 1200 acres along the Davidson Creek area, in a stretch between the city of Toccoa’s pumping station and Prather Bridge Road. Portions of the burn will…

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Georgia Senator Newest Chairman on the Hill

January 29, 2015
Georgia Senator Newest Chairman on the Hill

Senate Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) announced yesterday that Senator David Perdue (R-GA) will serve as Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources. The subcommittee is responsible for oversight on the EPA’s regulation of pesticides, conservation of natural resources, biotechnology, and forestry. Senator Perdue will also serve on two other Agriculture subcommittees:…

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Be Safe for the Big Game

January 29, 2015
Be Safe for the Big Game

Though not actually a holiday, the weekend of the Big Game can sure seem like it, whether you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. For those going out this weekend, that means having a Designated Driver. You can also call a cab or stay where you are…

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A Capital Moment for Rabun County

January 28, 2015
A Capital Moment for Rabun County

It was a big day for Rabun County down in Atlanta yesterday… “We were down at the Capital Building, they were signing in, via the House of Representatives and the State Senate, as Rabun County being the Farm to Table Capital of Georgia. It was exciting.” Vincent Scafiti, Chef and Owner of the Farm House…

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Only Slight Change in this Year’s Qualifying Fees

January 28, 2015

All Qualifying Fees have now been set and sent to the Elections Office for 2015. Elections Supervisor Tammy Whitmire says there were not many changes… “We had the City of Clayton, those qualifying fees stayed the same, Mountain City, and Dillard.” One City did makes some changes to their fees… “The only city that had…

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Free Car Seats

January 28, 2015

The Rabun County Health Department in Partnership with Safekids’ Injury Prevention Program is offering free car seats to those in need, says program associate Carol Ledford… “Well it’s given to us through the State, to be able to give car seats to children that need them, families that can’t afford to buy them. If they…

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Calendar

  • January 26, 20152015 Point-in-time Homeless Count
  • January 31, 2015 7:00 pm"Sweet Charity"
  • February 14, 2015 8:30 amFood Distribution
  • March 17, 2015 8:30 amFood Distribution
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