News

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

Oconee Federal Bank and Auxiliary Power Generators Closings and Delays

February 26, 2015

Oconee Federal Bank and Auxiliary Power Generators Closings and Delays: Rabun County Schools will have no school for students, with 12 month employees reporting at 10 or when safe to do so. Macon County Schools Franklin Area will be closed with an optional teacher workday. Oconee County Schools in South Carolina will operate on a…

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Snow Continues to Blanket Rabun County

February 26, 2015

Conditions continue to worsen as the night goes by, we have reports of trees beginning to fall and roads have become very dangerous, it would be best to stay indoors for the night. Both Georgia Power and Habersham EMC are reporting scattered power outages, mainly in the Southeast portion of Rabun County. Crews are working…

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Avoid East Wolfcreek Rd.

February 25, 2015

A tree has fallen on East Wolfcreek Rd, taking power lines down with it. The tree is currently blocking the roadway. Law Enforcement, Road Crews and Georgia Power are aware off the situation, and working to fix it. Please stay clear of the area if at all possible as more trees are likely to fall.…

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Ready Set SNOW!

February 25, 2015

Snow moved in fast over Rabun County this afternoon, and road conditions are already starting to deteriorate. Law Officials in Rabun County are ask residents to stay indoors, says Clayton Assistant Police Chief Andy Strait… “We’d just like to ask the general public to stay off the roads, limit your travel to emergencies only. If…

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Emergency Shelter Now Open

February 25, 2015
Emergency Shelter Now Open

Due to the the severe winter weather, the American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter. The shelter is located at Clayton Baptist Church, located at 87 S. Church Street Clayton, GA 30525 in the Ministry Activity Center (MAC) building. Please use the entrance to the MAC off of Derrick Street.  If you are without power…

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Dead Body, Murder Suspect in Rabun County

February 25, 2015
Dead Body, Murder Suspect in Rabun County

A body was found this morning in the area of the Popcorn Lookout in Rabun County, says Rabun County Chief Investigator Jack Tanksley… “We had got a call earlier on a Be On the Lookout on a person of interest in a homicide in South Carolina, a little after 11am we received a call of…

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Authority Chairman Arrested for DUI

February 25, 2015

Billy Johnson, Chairman of Clayton’s Downtown Development Authority and Clayton Representative on the Water and Sewer Authority was arrested by Clayton Police Officers Friday night on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident occurred on Main Street next to the Clayton Inn. A police report indicates that after failing several roadside…

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Rabun County Included in State of Emergency

February 25, 2015

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has issued a State of Emergency for Rabun County and all other Georgia Counties included in today’s Winter Storm Warning. The State of Emergency will take effect beginning at 2pm today and run for a period of 24 hours. Terri Pope of the Georgia DOT says crews are already in the…

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GBI Releases More Information in Habersham Shooting

February 24, 2015

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing more information on Sunday’s fatal shooting in Habersham County. GBI officials held a press conference Monday. The incident occurred just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday near Clarkesville on Lower Pond CourtGBI Deputy Director for Investigations Russell Andrews said that Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and two other deputies responded…

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Best to Stay Off Roads This Morning

February 24, 2015

Darren Giles of the Rabun County Road Department says his crews are hard at work this morning… “Well, we’ve actually already plowed 441 one time, so it’s gonna be a little better than some of your other roads, especially some of your secondary county roads. You know we’re working on it, but it’s snowing so…

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Rabun & Macon Counties

Stephens, Oconee & Habersham Counties

Calendar

  • March 2, 2015 8:00 amRabun Schools Pre-K Registration
  • March 2, 2015 9:00 amRegistration for Pre-K
  • March 6, 2015 7:00 pmNGCP Sherlock Holmes
  • March 7, 2015 7:00 pmNGCP Sherlock Holmes
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