News

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

Ten Businesses Cited for Underage Sales in Rabun

July 30, 2014

An operation this month conducted by several agencies, cites 10 business in Rabun County for the sale of alcohol to minors… “We had received numerous complaints of underage alcohol purchases. Along with the NCIS Team, the City of Clayton, the City of Dillard, the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office asked the NCIS Team to come in…

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New Inoculations for 7th Graders

July 30, 2014

School is just around the corner, and the state has made some changes this month for those entering the 7th grade, says County Nurse Manager Cheryl Harbin… “All students entering or transferring into the 7th grade must have the T-Dap, the other one would be the meningococcal disease, which is a serious bacteria that affects…

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More Tax Increases for Rabun County

July 29, 2014

After a third public hearing, the Rabun County Commissioners held a special called meeting in which they did approve an increase to the millage rate. Debbie Jacobs explains the changes… “Right now, currently the unincorporated is 7.77, and that will be going to 9.29. The incorporated last year was 8.17, and it will also be…

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Take a Tax Break This Weekend

July 29, 2014

Friday and Saturday of this weekend, Aug. 1-2 will be a back to school tax free weekend in Georgia. The tax break is a result of Gov. Nathan Deal signing a law back in April extending the tax-free holidays for two years. Officials estimate the tax free weekends this year and the next  will cost…

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New Superintendent for the Time Being

July 29, 2014

The Board of Education announced the appointment of an Interim Superintendent in Thursday’s called meeting… “Do I hear a motion regarding the hiring of Interim Superintendent?” asked David Smith. ” I make a motion that we hire Mr. Mark Wilcox to be the Interim Superintendent for a period of up to 60 days.” replied Wayne…

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Public Hearing on Tax Increase Tonight

July 28, 2014

The Rabun County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax increase at 6:30 tonight in the Rabun County Courtroom. There will also be a called meeting at 7 to vote on the increase.  

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Plane Wreck Claims One Life

July 28, 2014
Plane Wreck Claims One Life

A plane wrecked around 9:00,  Saturday morning in Rabun County. EMA Director Michael Mazarky was on the scene… “There is one fatality. The plane is sitting in a heavily wooded area. FAA and NTSB, it’s going to be their scene when they get here, and they’ll do all the investigation for the aircraft.” It has…

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BOE Meeting

July 28, 2014

The Board of Education will meet at 5:30 today, Monday, July 28, in the Tiger administrative building. The meeting will be to move in to executive session to discuss personnel.

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DOT Work in Rabun This Week

July 28, 2014

The Georgia DOT has announced that a crew will restore ditches and reset the grade of shoulders alongside SR 2 west of Clayton so the roadway drains properly. A lane closure will be in place as work occurs.  Crews will work Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1. Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30…

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BREAKING NEWS: Plane Crash at Heaven’s Landing

July 26, 2014

EMS has confirmed that a plane went down around 9 this morning near the landing strip at Heaven’s Landing. EMS confirms that there is at least one fatality. The wreckage is in rough terrain as EMS, Search and Rescue, Rabun Sheriff’s Office and State Troopers all work diligently to investigate the scene. No other information…

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Rabun & Macon Counties

Stephens, Oconee & Habersham Counties

Calendar

  • July 30, 2014Rabun County Board of Commissioners Blood Drives
  • August 4, 2014Highlands Mountaintop Rotary
  • August 14, 2014Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund
  • August 16, 2014 8:30 amFOOD DISTRIBUTION
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