News

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

Lots to Do For The 4th

July 2, 2015

There will be many firework displays and fun activities to do in Rabun County and the surrounding areas this weekend to help you Celebrate Independence Day. Here is a list to help you plan your holiday celebration: Thursday July 2nd Stephens County will hold their firework Show Concessions will open at 6:00 p.m. and the…

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Busy Waterways this Weekend for Rabun

July 2, 2015

Since Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division is expecting waterways in Rabun County and across the state to be busier than usual. Rangers across the state will be working throughout the weekend, prepared to enforce the boating laws, educate on best safety practices, and…

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Closed Friday for the 4th

July 2, 2015

As a reminder, all County and City Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, of this week in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen Monday morning of next week.

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Supreme Court Ruling Upheld in Rabun County

July 2, 2015

After Last Friday’s Supreme Court Ruling, Rabun County has now received a request for, and issued, its first application for a same-sex Marriage License. We’ll hear from the happy couple later this month.

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Rabun Good, Neighbors Not

July 2, 2015

While Rabun County fared very well through Tuesday’s storms, Neighboring Counties saw their share of trouble caused by the weather. An Oconee public safety responder says there is suspicion that in the storm that entered the county from Georgia on its way to Anderson this yesterday included a microburst–a column of sinking air caused by…

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Blitz on the Move

July 2, 2015

Rabun County’s Back to School Blitz, will see a new location this year. The blitz, put on by the Rabun County Health Department, and Community Partnership, will be held at the Rabun County Elementary School this year. The Back to School Blitz, among other things, offers those in Rabun County a chance to get free…

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New Gas Tax Hits Rabun County This Week

June 30, 2015

The Georgia General Assembly passed the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 earlier this year, which will go  into effect Wednesday, July 1st. The measure will convert the current sales tax on gasoline to an excise tax, which would amount to an increase in the price for a gallon of gasoline. The exact increase will depend…

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Weekend shooting near Seneca

June 30, 2015

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend shooting near Seneca. In the vicinity of 500 Shiloh Road, one person was wounded in the leg as two people met to exchange property. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooter fled. However, a deputy reported he saw the suspect. Deputies then located him at a family…

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Stephens County Sheriff Says Homeowners Should Be Cautious of Checking Homes Late At Night

June 30, 2015

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley is warning area residents of a new possible ploy being used by criminals around people’s homes. Shirley said he received the first report of it recently in this area from a resident. He said it tends to happen during the late night or early morning hours. According to the sheriff,…

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DOT Helping Out for the Holiday Weekend

June 30, 2015

According to a Press Release, the Georgia Department of Transportation will be restricting construction-related lane closures beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2 and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday, July 6, across the state, so Georgian’s can better enjoy the long holiday weekend without road work delays. The Department does  remind motorists that work crews…

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Rabun & Macon Counties

Stephens, Oconee & Habersham Counties

Calendar

  • July 11, 2015 10:00 amPainted Fern Festival of Art
  • July 11, 2015 11:00 amFire Station 11 Annual Fundraiser
  • July 12, 2015 11:00 amPainted Fern Festival of Art
  • July 14, 2015 8:30 amFood Distribution
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