News

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Unemployment Numbers Continue to Improve in Georgia

December 19, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor announced yesterday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 7.2 percent. This is a significant drop from the previously released preliminary rate of 7.7 percent in October, which has been revised to 7.6 percent. The rate in November of last year was also 7.6 percent. “This is the…

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AAA Predicts Huge Travel Season

December 19, 2014

The year-end holiday season should see the highest travel volume on record (AAA travel data dates back to 2001). AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year. The year-end holiday period…

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Flu Causes Youth Cancellations in Rabun

December 19, 2014

All Rabun County rec basketball games that were postponed yesterday due to the flu will be rescheduled for Monday January 19th, as of now this weekends games will be played as scheduled. Also the Youth Revival at Blue Heights Baptist Church has been canceled for today, Friday, December 19th.  

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Grinch Coming to Clayton

December 17, 2014
Grinch Coming to Clayton

The Grinch is returning the Christmas he stole from downtown Clayton this week. Rhonda Lunsford with the city of Clayton explains that there will be several things going on Thursday night when the grinch comes to town. “The Grinch is gonna be at the Rockhouse on Thursday, December 18th from 5:30 to 8, and we…

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Toys for Tots Still In Need

December 17, 2014

The Smoky Mountain Region of Toys for Tots is still seeking toys to provide for the kids who are in need this Christmas Season. Ivy Stiles with the Smoky Mountain Region of Toys for Tots says that in past years, they have helped over 3000 kids in the four county region, and is expecting that…

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Lost Hikers Rescues This Weekend

December 17, 2014

Four people, including two young children, were found Sunday night after being lost for nearly four hours in the dark with the temperature dropping. Just after 6:30 Sunday night, Oconee County, South Carolina Rescue Crews deployed several search teams from the Burrell’s Ford area of the Chattooga River to search for the four family members,…

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County Closes For Christmas Lunch

December 11, 2014

All County Offices will be closed today, December 11th, from 11:15am until 2:30pm, for the County’s Christmas Lunch. The County does apologize for any inconvenience.

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Board of Commissioners Call Special Meeting

December 11, 2014

The Rabun County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting this Morning, Thursday, December 11th. The meeting will be at 8am in the Rabun County Courthouse. Only one item on the agenda, move into executive session to discuss acquisition real estate and personnel.

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Wreck Severely Injures One

December 9, 2014

A wreck yesterday afternoon on Persimmons Rd involving only one vehicle sent 47-year-old David Eugene Weaver of Clayton to the Hospital with serious injuries including a broken back and pelvis. Weaver struck a tree with his F-150 after leaving the roadway according to Georgia State Patrol. Weaver is charged with driving under the influence and…

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Dillard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape

December 8, 2014
Dillard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape

20 year old Alexis Dominguez, charged with the rape of a small child on August 1st in Dillard, plead guilty to all charges today in the Habersham County Courthouse. Dominguez who does not speak English, was represented by Public Defender Drew Powell… “As you can see, he’s very emotional about this. Your Honor, he was…

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Rabun & Macon Counties

Stephens, Oconee & Habersham Counties

Calendar

  • December 24, 2014 5:00 pmNew Hope UMC Christmas Eve Candlelight
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmGrace Bible Communion Service
  • December 24, 2014 7:00 pmAntioch UMC Christmas Eve candlelight service
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